What can you do to make Zilker even better than it already is? VOLUNTEER!

Please help us support our students, teachers and families! Share your skills — just a small amount of time can make a BIG impact. Check out our committees below and if one or two interest you…reach out to the chair(s)!

Standing Committees

Arts in Education – We are committee of parents and teachers dedicated to bringing quality art and art-related programs to all Zilker Elementary students.  Contact Vera Muniz – vera.vera.muniz@gmail.com

Communications – Our committee creates and maintains the school website, ZEN (the e-newsletter), and oversees consolidation of Thursday folder flyers to ensure PTA and school events are clearly and accurately communicated in a timely manner. Contact Bobbi Jayasuriya – bobbi.bulmer@gmail.com

Spanish – Our mission is to promote Spanish culture and multiculturalism at Zilker. Contact Kristin Gallindo – kcatherineg@hotmail.com

Sustainability, Health and Wellness – Our mission is to serve as a resource and advocate for sustainability through educating students, staff, and community members by: promoting environmental responsibility and healthy living with the school community; encouraging practices with sustainable living; challenging students, staff, and the community to consider their ecological impact and ways to have a positive impact on the environment and healthy living. Contact Corina Guillory – corina.guillory@gmail.com

Partner Outreach – Works to forge relationships with community businesses in the form of donations and partnerships to further the educational excellence at Zilker. Contact Jamie Flynn -flynnergirl@gmail.com

Special Committees

Spring Fling – Our goal is to raise funds for Zilker Elementary by putting on a successful adults-only party with dancing, music, food and a silent auction on the last Friday of April. Contact Rachel Elder – rachelreit@hotmail.com

Zamboree – Our committee puts on a fun, fall festival. We organize classroom parents to sponsor a different booths and bring in outside vendors for food and entertainment. Our goal is to create a wonderful community event. Contact: erynact@yahoo.com

Teacher Appreciation – This group helps Teacher Appreciation chair to make our teachers, staff and administration feel appreciated and connected through hospitality and special messages throughout the year including, but not limited to back to school breakfasts and lunch, all-school potlucks, holiday luncheons, thanksgiving and valentine reminders, and end of year teacher appreciation efforts. Contact Rasha Madkour – rasha_madkour@hotmail.com

Jabo’s Garden – Working directly with Odd Duck restaurant, this committee works together to ensure the garden is utilized and maintained by both school and outside entities to provide opportunities for students to receive a hands-on education through gardening. Contact Dita- ditaniyogi@gmail.com

Zilker Fund – The Zilker Fund supports the school through a direct mail, no hassle approach to fundraising.  Utilizing communications and other avenues, the Zilker Fund provides funding for programs and areas of need. Contact Rachel Elder – rachelreit@hotmail.com

March for Peace – The March for Peach and Fund Run serve two purposes. To promote diversity, acceptance, kindness on our campus. To promote healthy lifestyles and fundraising. Contact Vera – vera.vera.muniz@gmail.com

STEM – Working with our teachers helps support STEM learning on our campus by: Finding partners within our Austin Community to promote technology learning projects; Support our teachers in planning and sourcing STEM/Makerspace needs. Contact: volunteer@zilkerelem.org

Grade Captains – Works with our President, VP-Volunteer, and Communications to promote PTA goals, community and volunteerism in our school. Contact: volunteer@zilkerelem.org

Children’s Advocacy – Works with our President, ACPTA, and TX PTA to  by supporting and speaking up for children—in schools, in communities, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children. Contact: volunteer@zilkerelem.org