Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News



 
Notes From The PTO President
Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 11:08AM CDT

Dear Austin Families,

We are $6,000.00 away from our goal of $10,000.00 for the Write-A-Check fundraiser.
PLEASE remember without your donation, our kids, your kids, will lose out on educational and character building programs that enrich their learning in the classrooms, or support the efforts of their teachers.

An example of these programs include: High Touch / High Tech Science Program, and Dennis Lee, anti-bullying and character building program.

Austin PTO’s mission is to align ourselves with the vision of the school, and without your support of a donation so much of what the PTO does to support Austin Elementary will be lost, and it is the kids that lose out due to the PTO’s inability to financially secure enrichment programs.

The PTO currently sponsors two main fundraisers in the school year. Both fundraisers are tax deductible. Write-A-Check is the fall fundraiser. This fundraiser goes 100% back to the kids and the school, as well as contributes to Coppell ISD’s dollar-for-dollar matching program for technology purchases and/or updates . The other fund raiser is Boosterthon Fun Run, which is held in the spring.

Here is a list of a few other programs and activities sponsored by the PTO: Back to School Teacher Luncheon, Boo Hoo/ Yahoo Breakfast, refreshments for staff meetings, Family Fun Night, Veteran’s Day Reception, Bike Stunt Team program, Red Ribbon Week festivities, teacher grants for every teacher, Family Movie Night, Winter Carnival, Field Day, Spring Picnic, as well as many other needs on campus as requested.

The school also has two fundraisers. Big Kahuna Cookie Dough is in October, and Jump Rope For Heart in January. The Big Kahuna fundraiser allows the school to supplement the 5th grade trip to Pine Cove, pay for student incentives, reimburse teachers for supplies and materials used as a part of their curriculum , and pay for all cluster and e-time materials. A portion of the money raised for Jump Rope for Heart goes back to the p.e. department.

We ask that you please donate to support your kids. We want all the kids to have an enriched learning experience and we cannot do that without you!
The programs and activities which the PTO sponsor hinges on the success of the Write-A-Check fundraiser. Please don’t wait, we are in our final week. Donate to support the KIDS! WEB STORE

Thank you for all your support,

Ann Frosch
Austin PTO President



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Directories are for sale now
Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 11:08AM CDT

Austin Mustang Directory 2014-2015
Want an easier way to find all those hard to remember phone numbers for Austin Elementary? Order your 2014-2015 Austin Elementary Directory here for only $6.00

Austin Directory



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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 11:08AM CDT

The 2014-2015 school year will be a busy one. Please sign up below if you’re interested in helping out through the year. Whether it’s a few minutes helping out in the library, or volunteering for a Field Day, your time and energy is much appreciated!



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Permission to Publish Your Child's Information
Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 11:08AM CDT

WE NEED YOUR RESPONSE ASAP!

IF YOU HAVE NOT HAVE NOT CONFIRMED YOUR INFORMATION PLEASE DO IT NOW.

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.



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Counselor's Corner: Helpful Websites
Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 11:08AM CDT

Parents,
Please take a moment to check-out the Austin Elementary counseling website; there is so much  information there for you, and I want to be sure you have the link for future reference.
On this site, you will find information on counseling services, counseling request forms, newsletters, a place to request counseling and classroom lessons, and my contact information. The link is below.     

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.
    
Thank you,

Lisa Savinon
Counselor
(214) 496-7312

Austin Elem Counseling Website

AES September Counseling Newsletter



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2nd ANNUAL RED & BLACK BACKER GET YOUR T-SHIRT TODAY
Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 11:08AM CDT

The Coppell Education Foundation is doing it again this year, to help KICK OFF our Annual RED & BLACK Fundraising Campaign.

Any elementary or middle school student who wears a RED & BLACK “Backer” T-shirt to the Coppell High School game on September 26 will get to stand in a line to support our Cowboys when they run through the helmet before the start of the football game. WOW How fun!

Click on the link to get your order form: 2014 Red and Black



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Dates to Remember
Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 11:08AM CDT

Monday, September 22 – Lee Elementary Ribbon Cutting @ 8:30am
Tuesday, September 23 – Restaurant Night – Tappy’s @ 4pm to 7pm
Wednesday, October 1 – Pine Cove for 5th Grade
Thursday, October 2 – Pine Cove for 5th Grade
Friday, October 3 – Pine Cove for 5th Grade
Friday, October 10NO SCHOOL (Professional Development for Educators)
Monday, October 13NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 14 – PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm in the Library



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Helpful Austin Elementary Links…
Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 11:08AM CDT


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Write A Check
Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 11:06AM CDT

Write-A-Check is in full swing and ends September 12th.

Austin Elementary has the best parents ever – thank you to everyone that donated on Friday!! We are only $8,000 away from our goal of $10,000.

Please remember your contributions help provide school programs, transportation for field trips, technology for learning, and so much more!!

There will be party and trophy presented to the classroom with the largest participation so be sure to include your child’s name, teacher, and classroom with your donation, whether online or in an envelope.

Donate here Web Store

Write A Check 2014 Flyer



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PTO General Meeting!
Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 11:06AM CDT

Come one! Come all!!

Monday, Sept, 8 @ 6:30 p.m. there will be an Austin Elementary PTO meeting in the library.

Principal Hilton will be providing updates about the start of the school year, and Science Entertainment and Design (SED) will be our guest speaker. Learn about the new after school program that is MORE than just an after school program.

“Science Entertainment and Design (SED) is a laboratory space for young scientists to be creatively mentored by professionals in scientific exploration.”



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Restaurant Nights
Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 11:06AM CDT

OUR FIRST RESTAURANT NIGHT IS HERE!!

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Not in the mood to mess up the kitchen and cook, well take a night off and head over to Smashburger.! Our First Restaurant Night of the Year!! Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Let the cashier know you are with Austin Elementary!! See you there!!



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WE LOVE AUSTIN, YES WE DO! WE LOVE AUSTIN, HOW 'BOUT YOU?!
Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 11:06AM CDT

Be sure to show your Austin pride for Back2School Night!

Wear your Austin gear and come have a night of fun this Thursday, September 11 from 6pm to 8 pm. Music will be playing, beef hot dogs will be served first come first served until we run out, and Kona Ice will be selling shaved ice treats. SED will have an information table, and may demonstrate a couple things from their program. So come check it out. See you there!!