Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News



Back-to-school
Criminal Background Check - 2014 -2015
Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 02:46PM CDT

2014-2015 Volunteer Criminal Background check is now available.

http://www.coppellisd.com/Page/22

?Remember, in order to volunteer, chaperone field trips, or be on campus to help with any PTO event, you will need to have a completed background check on file. 

You only need to fill it out once.  Good for ALL campuses?.



 
Write A Check
Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 02:46PM CDT

Write A Check 2014 Flyer

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Counselor's Corner: Austin's Got Talent
Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 02:46PM CDT

Parents,

This year Austin’s theme is Austin’s Got Talent, and we are using this to showcase all of our staff and families talents! I am making a bulletin board that will have pictures of all of these amazing talents, and I need your help. I’m looking for pictures, no bigger than 4×6, of you and your talent. Whether it is cooking, dancing, singing, sewing, juggling, or any other option, I would love to see it in action.

Here is what I need:

A picture of you showing off your talent (4×6 or smaller please)
Your name, learner’s name, and their grade

Please do not send original photos because they will be taped and stapled

You may email the photo to me Lisa Savinon (Counselor) or drop them by the office with my name on them. I will send them back to you later in the year.
 
For now, I am asking for parent and staff photos. Around the middle of the year, I will transition from parents and staff to student talents, so please get those photos ready. I’ll be asking for them in November!
 
Please email me if you have any questions.
Thanks for your help.
 
Thank you,
Lisa Savinon
Counselor
Austin Elementary
(214) 496-7312
Austin Elem Counseling Website



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All Moms...Dads...Friends...Community Members Will You Share Your Talents with Our Learners?
Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 02:46PM CDT

Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) Transforming Austin One Child At A Time

At Austin Elementary, we are committed to developing the interests, talents, and strengths of our learners. The SEM model provides a systematic structure that allows that to happen, but we need your help!
We believe that as parents and community members, you have invaluable knowledge, skills, expertise and/or passions to share. We would like to invite you to join us in our quest to “unlock the passion and cultivate the uniqueness inherent in every learner.”

Please take a few minutes to consider the many ways you can become involved.

Guest Speaker:
Speak to a group of learners about an area of interest and/or expertise.

Talent Developer:
Partner with a young learner with whom you share an area of interest to act as a mentor, helping him/her to develop skills/talents necessary to pursue this interest in a meaningful way. Time commitment varies/flexible. Face to face contact not required.

E-Time Assistant:
Provide an extra set of hands/eyes in the classroom once a week during E-Time. No prior experience or special skills required. Time commitment varies/flexible.

Enrichment Cluster Assistant:
Provide an extra set of hands/eyes in the classroom once a week for nine weeks during enrichment clusters. An effort will be made to place assistants in clusters related to area of interest and/or strength, but specialized skills/expertise are not required.

Enrichment Cluster Facilitator:
Guide a small group of learners (10-14 children) through an exploration of an area of interest leading to the creation of product(s) or service(s) of the learners’ choice. Clusters meet once a week for nine weeks followed by a Showcase. An effort will be made to place facilitators in clusters related to area of interest and/or strength, but specialized skills/expertise are not required. Training will be provided for all enrichment cluster facilitators.

Sound interesting? There are two ways you can become involved. You can either print and return the completed form Talent Search Interest Form with your child or use the link to complete the form online. All forms will be returned to Liz Malone, SEM Coordinator @Austin Elementary.

FOLLOW ME

Twitter:

  • @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
214-496-7335



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Permission to Publish Your Child's Information
Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 02:46PM CDT

WE NEED YOUR RESPONSE ASAP!

We are missing Permission Preferences and/or Directory Verification for your family.

Austin PTO must have your permission to include your student’s name and/or photograph in publications such as the PTO Directory, Yearbook, Newsletter (Austin Mustang Weekly) and Website as well as to submit your student’s name and/or photograph for publication in local newspapers.

THIS IS A SEPARATE PERMISSION FROM THE CISD DISCLOSURE INFORMATION ON THE CISD PARENT PORTAL.

Unless PTO has your permission, we will NOT be able to include your child in the Austin Directory or Yearbook as well as recognition for special accomplishments in the news.

If there are special circumstances or concerns that you’d like to address please contact Ann Frosch, PTO President at 732-447-8776 or
austinptomom@gmail.com

Please place a check mark in either the “YES” or “NO” options and click the “Save Response” button for Permissions.

Click the “Accurate” button for Directory Verification.



Don-t-forget
Dates to Remember
Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 02:46PM CDT

Wednesday, August 20
Emails for teacher assignment will go out .

Thursday, August 21 at 5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m
Meet the Teacher night.  Students can also bring their school supplies that night to place on their desks.

Monday, August 25 7:50a.m. to 3:05 p.m 
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
Boo-Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast – 8:00a.m. in the school library.

Tuesday, August 26, Wednesday, August 27, and Thursday, August 28

Early dismissal for KG-2



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Helpful Austin Elementary Links…
Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 02:46PM CDT


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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO RESIDENCY VERIFICATION DAY!!!
Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014, 11:14PM CDT

If your lease has been renewed, you will need to bring an updated copy of your lease.

This cannot be your personal copy, as the school secretary will keep the copy you provide.

Again, please bring an updated copy of your lease along with the other required forms. 

Additional forms:

  • Current utility bill
  • Completed SRQ (Student Residency Questionnaire) (this was part of the packet of forms that was emailed to families)
  • Completed Home and School Partnership

Thank you!!!  See you Thursday!

Remember to donate to our W.A.C. campaign.  Get your donation in now so you don’t have to worry about it later.  No amount is too small! Thank you for your support!



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RESIDENCY VERIFICATION DAY
Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014, 11:14PM CDT

Residency verification day is next Thursday, August 14.

There will be two time slots this year.

  • 8:00 am – 10:00 a.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


 
August Dates to Know Before You Go!
Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014, 11:14PM CDT
  • 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



School-supplies
FINAL DAYS TO ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!
Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014, 07:40PM CDT

THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS TO PURCHASE DURING RESIDENCY VERIFICATION DAY.

You must go online to purchase school supplies.
WWW.SCHOOLTOOLBOX.COM

SCHOOL PLANNERS REQUIRED FOR 2ND GRADE TO 5TH GRADE

They are not available to purchase with school supply kits but can be purchased online at AUSTIN PTO REVTRAK or at Residency Verification Day.



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AUSTIN'S GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO!  WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW 'BOUT YOU?!
Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014, 07:40PM CDT

If you placed a spirit wear order in June or over the summer it may be picked up on Residency Verification Day at the Spirit Wear Table.

Remember your spirit wear!  Back-to-School Night is ALL about Austin pride.  We want to see you dressed in your finest Austin spirit wear.