Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News

Field T-Shirt Deadline Extended - Monday 4/21
Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014, 11:13AM CDT

Field Day T-shirt Orders are DUE THIS MONDAY 4/21!

Please fill out the order form that was sent home with your child and send it back to your teacher with cash or check (payable to Austin PTO).

You can also order your t-shirts and pay online at the Austin PTO Website.


Field Day T-SHIRTS are $10 each, $12 for XL & XXL.

You can purchase via Revtrak or turn in the form, with your money to the school.

T-shirt orders DUE BY APRIL 21st.

Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014, 11:13AM CDT


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!! Austin Elementary’s Survivor Field Day May 16th NEEDS YOU! We are in desperate need for field day volunteers to help work the morning, afternoon or full day shifts on Friday May 16th. Its a fun way to help out Austin and spend some great time with your kids. Please fill out and send in your volunteer form or go to Sign-Up Genius.

Field Day is staffed and organized entirely by volunteers so PLEASE VOLUNTEER TODAY!!!

If you have any questions regarding field day please contact Allison Spiller at

We still need SPONSORS to help make this field day a success. If you or your company can help sponsor this event, please contact Courtney White.

Please don’t forget to complete your back ground check! You can do this by stopping by the school’s front office to fill out the paperwork or go to CISD Background Check

Mark your Calendars for Field Day Friday, May 16!

1st & 2nd Grade Enrichment Cluster Showcase
Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 08:03PM CDT

Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) Transforming Austin
Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 08:03PM CDT

Please share the SMORE and blog with your families…thanks!

To find out more, click on the link below and get a glimpse of S.E.M. The Week in Review

Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 08:03PM CDT

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The Week in Review

SEM Blog:


  • @SEMAustin
  • @MalonesMustangs
  • @lm4kids

“At Austin Elementary, we are driven to unlock the passion and cultivate the uniqueness inherent in every learner.”
Liz Malone
GT Facilitator/SEM Coordinator
Austin Elementary

Boosterthon Pledge Collection - Last Call Monday, 4/21
Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 02:26PM CDT

Last Call! Our final Boosterthon collection is April 21st!!!

Please make sure you send in all outstanding pledges with your students by April 21th!!

We have collected 91% of our pledges but we need YOUR help to make it 100%! Pledges may be paid by cash, check or easily online by credit card.

Please help your student collect all pledges in their Boosterthon envelope and return it to their teachers. You have 3 ways to pay for pledges:

1. Cash
2. Checks made out to Austin Elementary PTO
3. PAY ONLINE: If a sponsor entered their email address in an online pledge, then they will receive an email after the Fun Run with a link to pay online.
You can use your student’s access code to pay directly on their Boosterthon web page.

The Boosterthon program is this Spring’s main PTO fundraiser.

Log on to with your students access code tonight for more information.

Thank you for your support and generosity.

Yeah It's Restaurant Night... Tuesday 4/15 OLE'S
Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 02:26PM CDT

Tacos, Burritos and Fajitas, Oh my!

PTO restaurant night this Tuesday evening at Ole’s TexMex from 5pm to 9pm.

Sample something new or stick with an old favorite! Ole’s has something yummy for everyone. Come join in the fun and support our school!

Burgers and Books Lunch Friday, May 2nd
Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 02:26PM CDT

Join us for lunch on Friday, May 2 for “Burgers and Books”
to benefit our library and promote literacy!

· In ‘n Out Burger will serve fresh, hot hamburgers, cheeseburgers, or grilled cheese, with chips and a soft drink For Only $5.00

· The Austin PTO Fiesta Book Fair will offer special early-bird shopping from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Burgers and Books Tickets must be purchased in advance by completing and returning the form being sent home in student folders this week.

Parents and grandparents are also welcome to pre-purchase tickets and join their child for lunch during their regular lunch period!

Forms and $5.00 payment (per pre-purchased meal) MUST BE RETURNED by April 25th. Exact cash or checks only.

Please attach your cash or check made out to Austin Elementary and return to your child’s teacher.


Important Dates for our 5th Graders/Parents
Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 02:26PM CDT
  • Tuesday, May 20th – Colt Camp for incoming 6th graders and their families at CMSEast, 6:00-7:30pm

CHS Cowgirls Softball Booster Club Invites All Austin Students
Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 02:26PM CDT

CHS Cowgirls Softball booster club, would like to invite you to Elementary School Night at the Cowgirls game on Friday 4/18.

Students will receive free admission

WHEN: JV game is at 5pm AND Varsity at 7pm
WHERE: Cowgirls Complex at 1301 Wrangler Dr. behind CMSW.

Order Your 2013-2014 Yearbook
Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 02:26PM CDT

Do you remember the fun you had at the Winter Carnival, or the joy of participating in the Boosterthon Fun Run. How about Pine Cove memories, or the Teddy Bear Parade?

The Austin Elementary Yearbook is packed full of fun, friends and a lot of memories of your child’s year.
Be sure to purchase yours today. Limited Quantities Available.

Send $25 in an envelope with your child’s name, teachers name and classroom section.

If you have any questions please contact

2014-2015 PTO Board Openings
Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 02:26PM CDT

Austin’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking to fill their 2014-2015 Board. Serving on the PTO Board is a great way to make a difference in your child’s school! The PTO Board consists of parent members and teacher representatives working together to make you and your child’s time at Austin a rewarding experience.

We still have the following positions open if you are interested.

  • Secretary – Responsible for recording the minutes at all meetings. Must attend each meeting.
  • Treasurer – Responsible for general bookkeeping, deposits, withdrawals, and issuing checks. Presents a financial statement at monthly board meetings and prepares the annual financial report.
  • Treasurer –Elect – Responsible for assisting the Treasurer. Assumes the position of Treasurer following the completion of the Treasurer’s term.
  • Directory Co-Coordinator (1 position open) – Responsible for creating the school directory.
  • Field Day Co-Coordinator (1 position open) – Responsible for coordinating Field Day including the organization, theme, games, refreshments, awards, and volunteers.
  • Hospitality Co-Coordinator (2 positions) – Responsible for coordinating food for the Back to School Teacher Luncheon, BooHoo /Yahoo Breakfast, Holiday Teacher Party, Open House Refreshments, and faculty meetings.
  • Programs Coordinator – Responsible for coordinating programs for the entire student body.
  • School Newsletter Coordinator – Responsible for creating and electronically communicating to Austin staff and families the weekly school newsletter.
  • Special Events Co-Coordinator (2 positions) – Responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of special events such as Back-to-School Night, Spring Picnic, and Family Movie Nights.
  • Teacher Appreciation Coordinator – Responsible for coordination of all aspects of Teacher Appreciation Week, including the luncheon. Shall also assist with any staff appreciation needs throughout the school year, i.e. birthdays, illnesses, etc.

If you are interested in learning more about joining the PTO Board, please contact PTO President, Kristi Scates or Vice President, Ann Frosch.

PTO Board Position Request Form