Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News
Dads on Campus Events
10/21/2016 7:30 am Donuts with Dads in the library
Red & Black Robotics Camp
We are excited to partner again with Verizon to offer our Red & Black Robotics Camp.
This program is specifically designed for 5th and 6th graders to build and program their very own Parallax Boe-Bot Robot to perform a variety of tasks.
The two-hour classes will be held on Wednesday nights over 8 weeks, starting January 11th. Registration opens November 2nd at 8:00 am.
Support Box Top for Education and win $100 Gift card
PARENTS! Be excited about the new FAMILY incentive for participation in Box Tops for Education™!
The five (5) families who return the most redeemable Box Tops by the end of the year will win a $100 gift card The Container Store!
Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢, and 100% of the money collected will benefit Austin Elementary. Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. I’ve included a list of participating products.
All you have to do is:
The child in each grade who turns in the most redeemable Box Tops will receive a Spirit Wear “Swag Bag.”
Each class with the most individuals participating each semester, will receive a popcorn party!
Last school year, we earned $1,054.30 for our school from Box Tops. This school year, our goal is to earn $3,000! I know we can do this!
Please note, We are no longer collecting Campbell’s labels, as Campbell’s is discontinuing their program.
Thank you for helping!
HELP WANTED !!
Are you interested in getting more involved at Austin Elementary?
We have the perfect opportunity- Volunteer!!! Please see the attached link to sign up for multiple volunteer opportunities!
All New Restaurant Night at Raising Canes -October 11 5pm to 9pm
See you all at Raising Canes tomorrow for Dinner !!
7955 N. MacArthur Blvd
Let them know that you are there to support Austin Elementary!
No School-Columbus Day -October 10
Check out helpful resources at Austin PTO !!
Please check out helpful link at Austin PTO
Hospitality Team needs our help !!
The PTO Hospitality team is looking for parents and sponsors to help provide snacks and beverages for the monthly faculty meetings. Whether you enjoy baking, cooking, shopping or just spoiling your favorite Austin teachers, we’d love to have your help.
Our next meeting is coming up this Wednesday if you would like to contribute. See the sign-up link below for details. Or fill out the volunteer form and check hospitality, and one of our coordinators will contact you regarding future needs.
NOMINATE a School Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar!
Red & Black Super Star is a program started by the Coppell Education Foundation to recognize elementary and middle school students and CISD employees.
NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE OCTOBER 7TH!!
· Elementary school parents can submit nominations at the end of each 9-week grading period for any CISD staff member on their elementary school campus they feel deserves recognition.
· This could be for going above and beyond for a student or co-worker, an ability to inspire, dedication to their profession and/or commitment to mentoring students or colleagues.
· At the end of each grading period, at every elementary school, one to two CISD employees will be selected from all the nominations to receive a Red & Black Super Star award.Please click here to submit your nomination by the October 7th deadline.
Remember to attend .....Fall Picnic tomorrow !!
Please join the PTO at the Austin Elementary Fall Picnic on Monday, October 3rd from 6-8pm.
This is a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow Austin families and have some family fun!
We will have Mo’s Thats Amore and Snowie2U food trucks on site with food to purchase or pack your own picnic dinner with your family favorites.
There will be so much stuff to do you won’t want to miss out:
- Live DJ
Last chance for WRITE A CHECK !!
TOMORROW (Monday 9/26/16) is your last chance to send in Write A Check donations to help your class and teacher win!!
Students who donate of $25 or more win a foam finger!
Class winners will be announced Wednesday.
Calling all Room Parents!!
CALLING ALL ROOM PARENTS!
The Room Parent MEETING IS THIS TUESDAY AT 7:40 am. in the school library!
Lots of important information will be covered so please plan to attend!
Upcoming dates reminder from Mr Hilton
Good Afternoon Austin Families!
Below are some important updates and news about upcoming Austin events. We hope to see you at one or more of the following dates!
Fall Picture Day on your calendars for Tuesday, September 26th
5th Grade Pine Cove Trip – Wednesday, Sept 28th-30th
Mustang Mutual Grand Opening! – Join us at 7:30 on Friday, Sept 30th for our grand opening as we celebrate our 11th year of Mustang Mutual! Be sure to return your account applications to the office or your child’s teacher.
PTO Back-To-School Picnic – Monday, Oct 3rd from 6:00-8:00pm – Please join your neighbors and our Austin team for an evening of fun, food, and community. Our PTO is working hard to put together a great picnic to celebrate a successful back-to-school.
Join us for this come & go event that will include an “Austin Drumming” demo, a photobooth, and more. We hope to see you there!
National Walk to School Day – Wednesday, Oct 5th – Mark your calendars! Plan to join Mr. Hilton and Ms. Martin and “walk to school” that morning. More info to come…
Conference Day / Student Holidays – There is no school on Friday, Oct 7th or Monday, Oct 10th.
National Red Ribbon Week – Oct 24th-28th – We’ll celebrate being drug free with a week of events and celebrations. More info to come…
As you come and participate in any of the events above, you may notice a change in the front office. The district has purchased a new visitor management/check-in system (Raptor) that will replace our current system (Lobby Guard). While it may take some “getting used to,” our new Raptor system will eventually ensure a quicker and smoother visitor check-in process. Here are a few tips to get you started and help the process go as quickly as possible;
At your first visit, you will be required to check-in with the office staff and present your ID. They will scan your ID into the system, and it will be added into the database. In subsequent visits, you will be able to sign-in independently using the kiosk on the front counter.
Cooper Hilton, Principal