4th and 5th Grade Parent and Student Information Night (New Date!)

Zilker Elementary will be hosting a special information session for our 4th and 5th-grade parents and students. We understand that the transition to middle school can be both an exciting and anxious time for our students and families! The same can be said about the transition from 4th to 5th grade. Please make a plan to join AISD Elementary Counseling Coordinator Pam Martin, SEL Specialist Lynne Unruh, Zilker school counselor Elizabeth Vreeland, and me for an engaging and informative family night on Tuesday, March 27, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The evening will include information on topics such as student organization, social peer interactions/pressure, student-parent relationships, and homework and school stress.

This session will include information for both parents and students and a time for parent only questions. We will have Austin High School PALS who will lead the students in several activities during the parent question and discussion time. Since we will have a limited number of PALS helping us, we ask that younger siblings not attend if possible. Pizza will be provided so please click the link below to RSVP by noon on Monday, March 26, so we know how much pizza to order.

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“Let’s Talk” – Parent Workshop on Tuesday, March 27 from 6-7 p.m.

Barton Hill’s Elementary has invited us to their parenting support workshop called “Let’s Talk” with Bethany Prescott.

We all hope to have relationships with our kids that include open communication. We yearn to be a safe place to land when our child is hurting and scared, and to be a chosen person to share with when they are delighted, proud, and joyful. As we parent our children out of childhood and into the pre-teen and adolescent years, these communication lines become even more important. In this workshop, we will discuss how to build healthy communication patterns in the elementary years that we will carry with us into adolescence and beyond.

To RSVP: visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-with-bethany-prescott-tickets-43752089678 and use password BHEPTA

Bethany Prescott, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist in private practice in south Austin. She specializes in parenting support, offering coaching to parents from pregnancy through having adult children. Bethany is also a mother of three herself, and a former BHE parent.

Kindergarten Registration 2018

Kindergarten Registration:

Online registration for the 2018-19 school year is open for all incoming kindergarten students! Please visit the following link for info on how to register your child for Kindergarten: https://www.austinisd.org/technology/parents-guardians/student-registration.

It is extremely helpful if your online registration is completed prior to Kindergarten Registration.  We strongly encourage all incoming kinder families to register online as soon as possible.  Having this information helps us with the planning process for the new school year.

Kindergarten Registration will be held on April 3, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Zilker library. This is an opportunity for you and your child to visit Zilker, take a tour, and turn in the necessary paperwork to complete enrollment. These documents include:

  • State issued birth certificate
  • Social security card (for your child)
  • Photo ID of parent
  • Proof of residence with a valid address (mortgage statement, rental agreement with all occupants listed, City of Austin utility bill)
  • Photo ID of parent
  • Current updated immunization record

We look forward to seeing you there!

Final Sale of Zilker Hoodies

Need to replace a lost Hoodie? Want to be prepared for the next cold spell? The PTA is selling Zilker Hoodies this Thursday and Friday morning in the front lobby of the school from 7:30-8am. Get one now before they are all sold out! Adults are selling for $15 and kids for $12!

3rd & 5th Grade Concert Celebrating Black History Month – Feb 6th

Please join us for the 3rd & 5th Grade “Freedom is Coming” Concert next Tuesday, February 6th! This music program will take place in the cafeteria from 8:30am-9:15am.

Final Sales of Zilker Hoodies

Need to replace a lost Hoodie? Want to be prepared for the next cold spell? The PTA is selling Zilker Hoodies this Thursday and Friday morning in the front lobby of the school from 7:30-8am. Get one now before they are all sold out! Adults are selling for $15 and kids for $12!

Film Kids – After School Moviemaking!

If you’re a 4th or 5th grader who likes making movies then join Film Kids, an after-school club that meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:45 and starts on January 24th. We pitch, plan, film and act in original movies that show in a film festival at the end of each semester. Snacks and equipment are provided and everyone gets a DVD of their work. Call 512-567-0778, check out the attached flyer or e-mail Brian Cox at austinfilmkids@hotmail.com for questions and registration (17 weeks, $410 – payment plans available). Go to www.filmkids.org to see us in action!

Film Kids Spring 2018 Flyer

Come Draw with Young Rembrandts!

Young Rembrandts is now enrolling for its afterschool drawing classes. This session’s ALL-NEW lessons will include a colorful pop art dog, a unicorn, an art history lesson on Mikalene Thomas and more. See flyer for more info or to register, please visit www.youngrembrandts.com/austinwest/view-classes-enroll.

Young Rembrandts Spring 1 2018 Afterschool Drawing Classes