Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News

2016 Coppell ISD Night!!
Published: Wed, May 4, 2016, 11:41AM CDT

NEW FOR 2016!!

All tickets purchased through this offer will receive an exclusive Coppell Cowboys Rangers cap. Staff, students, family, and friends can purchase additional Upper Reserved tickets ($15 students and $20 adults) through their campus.

  • $3.00 for every ticket purchased through the campus will be donated to the CISD Education Foundation.
  • There will be only one selection for seating-Upper Reserved for $15/$20 for all of CISD. Each campus will still be grouped together. We are doing this to create a larger district presence at the ballpark.
  • If any family wants to sit in another section, they will need to purchase their tickets directly from the Texas Rangers and must mention that they are with CISD. *1) In order to receive the CISD discount, the tickets must be purchased prior to the game and not at the ticket window and 2) in order for $3.00 to be donated to the Education Foundation, they must mention they are with CISD. (Seating chart is available at
  • All checks should be made out to the campus PTO.
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Send in your ticket order NO later than May 17, 2016!

Not Too Late to Early Vote
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT

Voting Information for the Upcoming Coppell ISD Bond Referendum and Board of Trustees Election

On February 15, 2016, the CISD Board of Trustees accepted the $249 million bond package recommended by the bond steering committee by a 6-0 vote. Read more about the bond at

Place 1, 2 and 3 of the CISD Board of Trustees are up for election. View the list of candidates.

All 36 Dallas County EarlyVoting and Mobile Voting Locations/Dates/Times

Early Voting Dates, Times and Locations

  • May 2 and May 3
    Monday and Tuesday
    7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Early Voting Locations
(visit Dallas County Elections for additional locations)

  • Coppell Town Center
    255 Parkway Blvd.
    Coppell, TX 75019
  • Valley Ranch Library
    401 Cimarron Trail
    Irving, TX 75063
  • Vonita White Administration Bldg.
    200 S. Denton Tap Road
    Coppell, TX 75019
School news
Letter From the Principal
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT

Austin Families,

As we draw closer to the end of the school year, I wanted to share some school updates with you for the 2016-2017 school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have about any of the information below:

  • New Assistant Principal – As you know, we will be losing one of our most valuable team mates at the end of the school year. Mr. Girard and his family will be moving “home” up north and beginning a new adventure closer to their extended family. It has been a long process to find a replacement, as our school’s Assistant Principal is a valuable part of the team in leading and serving our staff, our learners, and our families. I am excited to share that we have found a great replacement to join our Austin “Team” for the 2016-2017 school year. Please join me in welcoming Jennifer Martin to our school family. Ms. Martin has served as a 4th/5th educator at Town Center Elementary for the past 10 years. Before that, she was a kindergarten teacher in Abilene. We selected Ms. Martin to join us because of her passion for kids, her experience, her disposition, and her instructional expertise. As you get the opportunity to meet her, I know you’ll be just as excited about her joining us as we are!
  • Pre-K Program at Austin Elementary – As if Austin isn’t already an exciting place to be, things are about to get even more energetic! We learned recently that, beginning next year, Austin will serve as the home for the district’s Pre-K program. There are currently 4 different Pre-K units dispersed through several different campuses. Bringing each class to Austin will allow for a more cohesive Pre-K team, better coordination of transportation services, and more efficient district-level support. This summer, the majority of our teams will move classrooms to make room for our newest Mustangs in A Hall. Please help me in reaching out to these new educators and Pre-K families that will call Austin home beginning next year.

Here’s to a great remainder of the year!
Cooper Hilton

Teacher appreciation
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT

We wrapped up 2016 staff and teacher appreciation week with another day of chair massages by Kim. Seed packets donated by Burpee for the teachers for helping our kids bloom.

Thank you to all the staff and teachers at Austin Elementary for your dedication and commitment to our kids day in and day out!

Book Fair Starts Monday, May 2
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT

Get ready for an exciting week – Spring Book Fair starts Monday, May 2 and runs until Friday, May 6!

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Last CiCi's Restaurant Night for the Year - Tuesday, May 3
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT

It’s our last restaurant night fundraiser of the year! Let’s make it our best one yet!!!

Tuesday May 3rd 5p-9p – CiCi’s Coppell

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Hospitality Needs Your Help!
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT

Hospitality needs your help! We have a great opportunity to showcase the best part of our diverse backgrounds. The final staff meeting is May 4th and they need some goodies to enjoy while working hard to make school awesome. Please take a look at the signup and see how you can help!

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Thank you,
Jessi Irizarry
Hospitality Committee

Sunny picnic
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT
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Geaux Cajun will serve a family friendly menu. So if spicy isn’t your thing, don’t worry!
They’ve got you covered!!

Volunteer thankyou
Austin Parent Volunteer Breakfast
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT

Thank you for all that you do for Austin learners and teachers.

Please join us for a special breakfast and Rise and Shine in your honor on Friday, May 13th. The Rise and Shine will begin at 7:55am. A light breakfast will be served following the Rise and Shine in the cafeteria.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 13th.

Please RSVP here.

Austin Staff and Teachers

Girl scouts
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT

Hi Austin Families!

Scout, Mahayle, and Medleigh here!

This is our LAST week of selling popcorn! Taking orders through Wednesday.

BIG shout out to Cinemark for donating the popcorn these last couple of weeks!

While we have LOVED selling popcorn, we have to move on to the next part of our project which is our clinic!

Thank you ALL for your support!!

Save The Date:
We are in the middle of planning our softball clinic for grades Kindergarten through 2nd on May 15th! It’ll be great fun!
- Scout, Medleigh, Mahayle

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Thanks for supporting us!!

Sem cluster
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT

Follow Our GT Facilitator/SEM Coordinator!

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

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Helpful Austin Elementary Links…
Published: Mon, May 2, 2016, 09:26AM CDT
Volunteersneeded signup
Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016, 09:35PM CDT

We are so excited about the 1st and 2nd grade Enrichment Cluster Showcase coming up on Friday, but we need your help! Because the Showcase will take place in the cafeteria, all classes will be eating lunch in their classrooms. We are looking for a few volunteers to help deliver lunches to the classrooms between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29th. If you can help us out, please click on the link below to sign up for a 30 minute time slot.