Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News
NO SCHOOL The Week Of November 24th
There is no school next week, Monday 24th – Friday 28th for Thanksgiving Break.
Enjoy your family time and be safe!
Happy Thanksgiving from your Austin PTO!
Thanksgiving Feast for Grades 3rd - 5th and their Families
Dear Grades 3-5 Austin Families,
Please join us on Wednesday, November 19th as Austin Elementary hosts our Annual Thanksgiving Feast.
This feast is only for students in grades 3rd through 5th grade and will be held during your child’s lunch hour.
Students will go through the regular lunch line while our guests (parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.) are invited to go through our buffet line for a scrumptious lunch. The menu includes: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, pumpkin pie, and tea or water!
Cost for an adult is: $3.50 and for a child, the cost is $2.75. You may pay when you go through the line in cash or you may charge the lunch to your child’s lunch account. We hope you will be able to join us as we CELEBRATE our many wonderful families at Austin Elementary!
Turkey Drive - Friday 11/21
11th Annual Turkey Drive:
Bring a turkey to school on Friday, Nov. 21 from 7:15-8:30 a.m
OR donate online at www.ntfb.org/turkey (select Kids 4 Turkeys).
In addition, the “virtual” (online) turkey drive will be held that same day from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. The Virtual Turkey Drive link is web.ntfb.org/turkey
For More information click here Turkey Drive
MUSTANG MUTUAL IS OPEN THIS THURSDAY 11/20
Mustang Mutual is scheduled for THURSDAY 11/20 Please bring in those deposits on THURSDAY!!
Remember it is never too late to sign-up!
We invite all students to take advantage of this unique and rewarding experience. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact Susie Mayes, our contact with the LCFCU at 214-273-5094 ext 214 or by email at email@example.com
Or, feel free to contact our campus representatives, the 4th grade teachers.
Click Below for more details
Everyone making their 4th deposit will receive a special prize.
THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH IS OUR NEXT BANKING DAY
Coppell Public Library! Homework Assistance
If your child is looking for homework assistance on most any subject, your public library has a great online resource called Kids Search that you can access 24 hours a day through the Coppell library’s catalog. Just go to the library’s catalog at http://catalog.coppelltx.gov/polaris look for TexShare Databases on the left menu and find Ebsco Kids Search.
You will need a Coppell Library Card to use the service and can apply online through the library catalog for a card.
All CISD students and teachers may apply for a free card that will provide limited access to library services www.coppelltx.gov, click on library.
If you need assistance, please call the Coppell Public Library at 972.304.3658 .
BE A RED AND BLACK BACKER
BE A RED & BLACK BACKER AND WIN A CHANCE TO HAVE A SNOW CONE PARTY FOR YOUR CHILD’S HOMEROOM!
The Coppell Education Foundation’s annual fundraiser, The RED&BLACK Campaign, is in full swing. This campaign is the foundation’s main fundraising vehicle to support CISD’s commitment to excellence in education. It provides grants to teachers for innovative programs that impacts students across the district.
Show your support by clicking here
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH HIGHEST PARTICIPATION WINS A POPSICLE PARTY
Each CISD Family Is Encouraged To Donate $5 Or More
A Yard Sign Will Be Given With A $50 Donation
Helpful Austin Elementary Links…
PROJECT BASED LEARNING MEETING 11/10
We invite you to a very special PTO meeting this coming Monday! The focus of our meeting will be an informal conversation with our Austin educators about Project Based Learning (PBL) at the elementary level. Each grade level will have a representative that will share details on their PBL unit from the 1st 9 weeks. You will see product examples and have an opportunity to hear more about how PBL is positively impacting Austin Elementary.
Check out the following video for a quick (4 minute) parent-friendly explanation of Project Based Learning Also, here are a few brief highlights on how the PBL learning design is making a difference at Austin…
Effective Project Based Learning:
We look forward to seeing you!
Restaurant Night - SCHLOTZSKY'S
So mouth watering yummy! No effort just order, sit down, eat and enjoy your family!
WHEN: Wednesday, November 12th
Remember to place your receipt in the PTO box and a portion of your purchase will come back to our school!"
NOTES FROM THE NURSE
Flu Prevention Tips
Other good habits, such as getting plenty of sleep, exercising, managing stress, drinking water, and eating a healthy diet, will help you to stay healthy this winter and all year.
If have questions or concerns please feel free to call the clinic.
Janie Hyslop, RN
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The Week in Review
“At Austin Elementary, we are driven to unlock the passion and cultivate the uniqueness inherent in every learner.”
NASA Challenge Thursday
See the link below regarding an awesome new opportunity for our kids! Jodi Schleter, a CISD Design Coach, will be hosting a NASA Challenge Thursday afternoons during the months of November and December here at Austin.
See if this would be something you are interested in. Space is limited, and the program begins soon!