Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News

Write A Check
Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014, 02:06PM CDT

Write A Check 2014 Flyer

Web Store


2014-2015 School Supplies
Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014, 02:06PM CDT

School Supply Flyer

School Planner

Austin’s Web Store


August Dates to Know Before You Go!
Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014, 02:06PM CDT
  • July 31: Forms emailed out to families
  • August 14: Residency Verification/ Teacher Assignments 8-10am, 5-7pm
  • August 21: Meet and Greet 5:30-6:30pm
  • August 25: First Day of School 7:50am

Mark Your Calendars for Residency Verification
Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014, 02:06PM CDT

Residency Verification is Thursday, August 14, 2014, @ Austin Elementary (and all CISD elementary schools).

On this day, you will need to provide proof of your residency with Coppell ISD/Austin Elementary attendance zone by showing ONE of the following:

  • Current lease agreement
  • Electricity bill
  • Gas bill
  • Water bill

(Current is defined as either your July or August utility bill statement.) PHONE BILL STATEMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

This residency verification is required prior to notification of teacher assignment for your child.

There will NOT be a summer mail out of forms related to residency verification.

A parent link will be sent on Thursday, July 31 via your email with all necessary information and links to the documents you will need to complete and bring with you to Residency Verification on August 14, 2014.

Laurie O’Neill, Principal

Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014, 02:06PM CDT

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Summer Blues Buster Beginner Marimba Camp in August!

Remember, the kids will be bored, antsy, tired of their regular summer day and normal summer routine. You will be trying to get those last few things done before school starts. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had a place to bring the kiddo where they would be able to see familiar, friendly faces as well as make new friends? Just think: they could have fun and get their feet on the ground heading into the new school year while learning marimba skills!

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  • Monday through Friday
  • August 4th -8th
  • 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • ONLY $99.00 for 5 mornings!

Join me for a fun-filled week full of music, drums, games and more! A daily snack will be provided. On Friday, there will be a short concert for you to enjoy where they can show off their awesome new skills.

Registration Form

Give A Warm Austin Welcome To Our New Principal
Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014, 04:25PM CDT

Austin Families,

I am thrilled to announce that I have been offered (and accepted) the position of Principal at Austin Elementary. I would like to thank the Austin parents and teachers that participated in the selection process. It has been an honor to get to know you during my time at Austin Elementary, and I couldn’t be happier to have the pleasure of working with you in this new role.

Over the past few years, several positive changes have happened at Austin Elementary, especially through our work with the Schoolwide Enrichment Model. I am committed to continuing this positive momentum and partnering with our parents and community to do so. I genuinely believe that Austin’s success is due in large part to the support and involvement of our parents and PTO. Selfishly, I am so excited to continue working with your children and cannot wait to see them when they return in August.

On behalf of myself, Mr. Girard (Assistant Principal), Mrs. Savinon (Counselor), and the entire Austin team, we wish you a great remainder of your summer and look forward to a great 2014-2015 school year!

See you soon,
Cooper Hilton

Published: Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 06:29PM CDT

Austin Elementary needs you to make a difference in your child’s school, Be a hero not only to your child but to the entire Austin Elementary School Family!

If you are interested or have questions, please email Kristi Scates, PTO President.

Please include your name, preference of PTO position, child’s name, grade and phone number.


Our teachers and staff work so hard, investing so much heart, soul, and time into our children. You can be the face of appreciation by planning a special week for our teachers and staff.
We need you as a Teacher Appreciation Coordinator


Like Planning events? Would you like to take part in the of planning special events like Back to school Bash, Movie nights, Spring Fling etc…? We need you to jump into the party and help make Austin Elementary not just a school but more of an extended family!
We need 2 Special Events Co-Coordinators for this very rewarding position.


If you have the gift or talent of knowing how to make someone feel special and appreciated this is the position for you!
We need Hospitality Co-Coordinator (1 open position). Grab a Friend or meet a new friend and volunteer now!


We need a person that would love to coordinate special programs like High Touch High Tech and others to come into our school to enhance the learning experience of our students please sign up to be our new Programs Coordinator. No prior experience is necessary.


We are looking for a (1) Co-Cordinator to help with the School Directory. Please come and join us. No prior experience needed.


Do you want to volunteer, but need something that is flexible and something you can do from home? The position of School Newsletter Coordinator is the perfect job for you. No experience necessary we will train you.


Austin PTO is seeking a person that will be willing to step up to the plate and become our 2014-2015 School Treasurer.

Helpful Austin Elementary Links…
Published: Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 06:29PM CDT

New Assistant Principal
Published: Mon, May 26, 2014, 06:48PM CDT

Please join me in welcoming Brandon Girard to Austin….our new Assistant Principal!

Brandon received his undergraduate degree from Dakota State University and his graduate degree fro UTA. Currently, Brandon is a Strategic Design Coach in Lewisville ISD and will be bringing a wealth of knowledge to our campus in the area of technology.
He is “super-excited” to be joining Coppell ISD and be a part of Austin staff and family.

Laurie O’Neill, Principal

Published: Mon, May 26, 2014, 06:48PM CDT

Austin PTO Needs YOU for the 2014-2015 Board
Published: Mon, May 26, 2014, 06:48PM CDT

The Austin Elementary PTO has positions available for the 2014-2015 school year.

The board consists of parent members and teacher representatives working together to make you and your child’s time at Austin a rewarding experience and is a great way to get to know other Austin parents.

Please click here to look at the available positions and their descriptions.

  • Treasurer
  • Directory Co-Coordinator (1 position open)
  • Field Day Co-Coordinator (1 position open)
  • Hospitality Co-Coordinator (2 positions)
  • Programs Coordinator
  • School Newsletter Coordinator
  • Special Events Co-Coordinator (2 positions)
  • Teacher Appreciation Coordinator

If you are interested or have questions, please email Kristi Scates, PTO President.

Please include your name, preference of PTO position, child’s name, grade and phone number.

Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) Transforming Austin One Child At A Time
Published: Mon, May 26, 2014, 06:48PM 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



  • @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