Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News



Transformingkids
Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) Transforming Austin One Child At A Time
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 06:24PM CDT

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

http://learningmadesemple.blogspot.coml
To find out more, click on the link below and get a glimpse of S.E.M.

The Week in Review

https://www.smore.com/5gffg

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  • @SEMAustin
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  • @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



Savethedate
1st & 2nd Grade Enrichment Cluster Showcase
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 06:24PM CDT
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Smiling-sun
Join kids age 8-12 this Summer at our 2014 Austin Enrichment Camp!
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 11:07AM CDT

Looking for a fun and exciting opportunity for you child(ren) this summer?? Please check out what our Specials teachers—Mr. Barnett, Mrs. Dobecka, and Ms. Ricciardelli are planning!

Visit the website at http://enrichmentcamp.weebly.com/!



Summercamp
2014 SUMMER CAMPS
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 11:07AM CDT

Looking activities for your children for the summer CISD has gathered some information for you to review.

Click on the links below:

CISD does not promote these camps. The purpose of including this content is informational only.



Exclamation
STAAR TESTING - CAMPUS CLOSED TO ALL VISTORS
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 08:32AM CDT

Austin Families,

On Tuesday, April 22nd and Wednesday, April 23rd, public schools around Texas will be administering the 3rd/4th grade Reading and Math and 5th grade Science sections of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR). 
In order to provide the best environment for testing, Austin Elementary will be closed to visitors/volunteers on those two days (April 22nd/23rd).  We thank you in advance and appreciate your cooperation.

For parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, you can help your student perform their best by ensuring that they receive a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast on testing days.  Also, please make sure that your student is present and on time each day.

We are proud of our learners and of how hard they have worked this year!

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Laurie O’Neill, Principal

Cooper Hilton, Assistant Principal



Field-day-2014
Field T-Shirt Deadline Extended - Final Chance to Order Thursday 4/24
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 08:32AM CDT

Final Chance to Order…due to numerous requests, deadline extended until Thursday 4/24

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.

REMEMBER FIELD DAY IS PAID FOR PRIMARILY THROUGH PROCEEDS OF THESE T-SHIRT SALES SO PLEASE ORDER NOW!

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 24th.



Funrunhi5
Boosterthon Pledge Collection - Last Call Monday, 4/21
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 08:32AM 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 www.funrun.com with your students access code tonight for more information.

Thank you for your support and generosity.
LET’S GO MUSTANGS!



In-n-out
Burgers and Books Lunch Friday, May 2nd
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 08:32AM 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.

This is a PRE-ORDER meal only event. So get your order in now!

Burger
Books


Mustang-logo
MUSTANG MUTUAL IS OPEN THIS THURSDAY APRIL 24TH
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 08:32AM CDT

Mustang Mutual is scheduled for THURSDAY 4/24 Please bring in those deposits on THURSDAY!!

Remember it is never too late to sign-up!
This is a great opportunity for your child to learn and practice basic financial management and banking skills.

Click Below for more details

Mustang Mutual Parent Letter
Mustang Mutual Application

THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH IS OUR NEXT BANKING DAY



Teacher-appreciation
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week April 28-May 2nd
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 08:32AM CDT

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up the week of April 28-May 2nd. 

We will need the help of everyone to make it a success!  Please check out the
Sign-up Genius to see what you can donate, and stay tuned for activities during the week.   

The attached flyer gives an overview of our plans and the theme.  Email Ellie Derr any questions. 

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Field-day-2014
SURVIVOR: SHIP WRECKED FIELD DAY
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 08:32AM CDT

FIELD DAY REMINDERS!

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 allyspiller@gmail.com

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!



Basketball
HOOPS FOR TOMMY CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME
Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 08:32AM CDT

The CHS senior basketball players want to invite you April 25 at 7:30
to our HOOPS FOR TOMMY CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME IN THE CHS GYM
.

The Cowboy senior basketball men and women will play the Coppell Police
Officers and Fire Fighters in a regulation basketball game billed as Seniors vs.
Services
.

Money raised for this event will go to sophomore Tommy Gantt and the
American Cancer Society thru Relay for Life. Tommy is a member of the
Cowboy basketball program and has missed the majority of this school
year due to cancer treatments he has endured since diagnosis last spring.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students at the door.
However, if interested in a HOOPS FOR TOMMY t-shirt for $10,
Email Coach Pehl at kpehl@coppellisd.com. *Wearing your t-shirt also serves as your ticket into the game!

We will place last t-shirt order Monday (4/20) at 9:00 AM.

Please consider joining us for fun atmosphere of basketball and help us
fill the stands with those baby blue HOOPS FOR TOMMY t-shirts!!