A ZFiesta Community Thank You!

We are so thankful for the huge Zilker community turn out for ZFiesta!  It really made for a special evening!  We also want to thank our Zilker neighboring businesses who helped make our event possible.  Remedy Urgent Care handed out travel size hand sanitizer, Mr. Natural offered delicious agua frescas, Sazon served yummy food and Flavorlicious provided the sugar high with shaved ice.  The wonderful entertainment came from Go Dance- Westgate location, St. Edward’s Ballet Folkloric and, of course, Ms. Hallmark and Ms. Irizarry with bilingual story time.  Thank you to Zilker’s amazing administration and staff for graciously helping with set up and clean up too!  We are already looking forward to next year!

 

Free Presentation on “Nurturing Boys”

Our friends over at Barton Hills Elementary have invited us to a presentation Tuesday night! Here is their message:

We are very excited to present Kirsten Nottleson and her presentation “Nurturing Boys”. Mrs. Nottleson will present on Tuesday, October 17th at 6pm.

Kirsten Nottleson, a parent of 18 and 12-year-old Barton Hills alumni boys, has been working as a parent educator, supporting families since 1993. Her mission is to help parents understand their children better and add playfulness to their family life in order to parent more consciously and effectively. She loves teaching all kinds of workshops, especially ones that involve Play, Pillow Fights, and Wrestling. See more at HandinHandWorkshops.com

During this insightful class and Q & A, Kirsten will…

  • Paint a picture of the society our boys are being raised in and the pressure they feel to live within a restrictive and often harsh “boy code.”
  • How this pressure directly impacts their emotions and behavior sometimes causing them to be aggressive, have unpredictable outbursts, and not be able to “perform” well at school and at home.
  • Provide game-changing tools that you can use to help your boys ability to have better relationships with friends and family, pay attention, cooperate, and resolve conflicts.

Please RSVP to the event through this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nurturing-boys-presented-by-kirsten-nottleson-tickets-38838480942

Password: BHEPTA

Our amazing PTA Board is even proving childcare so that more families may attend! Just sign your child in the night of the event. Childcare can only accommodate school-age children. Younger (quiet) children may accompany their parents to the presentation. We suggest tipping the childcare providers $5 per child.

Any questions? Please email Brigette Osborne at bhespeakerseries@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

Protecting Your Family From Mosquitos

Austin Public Health announced last week that Mosquitos in Austin have tested positive for West Nile Virus. No humans cases have been reported.

The mosquito season is still upon us, as the temperatures have yet to drop. Please be sure to try and protect your family with these tips:

  • Regularly check yards and neighborhoods for water-holding containers and empty them out (it only takes a teaspoon of water for mosquitoes to breed)
  • Wear long-sleeved, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing
  • Use an EPA-recommended insect repellent and carefully follow all label directions

Here’s some more tips from Austin Public Health:  Fight The Bite

Your Child’s Drawing Adventure Awaits with Young Rembrandts

Encourage your elementary student’s enthusiasm for art and develop their drawing skills with Young Rembrandts. This session’s stellar lessons will include a vibrantly colored, intricately designed lion and an adorable Dalmatian. Our students will learn about the history of mandalas, gain new perspective with our seasonal palm trees lesson, and more. Don’t delay, enroll today!

Young Rembrandts Fall 2 Session Flyer

Flu Shot Volunteers Needed

Cold & Flu Season is nearly upon us and to help our kids be healthy, we need volunteers for the Flu Shot Stations! Here’s where you can  signup:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F4BABAE23A7F85-flushot

LAST CHANCE: Sign-Up for LEGO Engineering After-School Enrichment!

Does your student love LEGO?

Starting Thursday, October 12th we will be having a bunch of LEGO fun at Zilker Elementary!

If you haven’t yet, there is still time to sign-up your student for After-School Enrichment LEGO Engineering courses for grades K-2. If you aren’t familiar with Play-Well TEKnologies Enrichment programs, click HERE to see what goes on inside the classroom!

Class Details:

Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials (Grades K-2)

Thursdays, October 12th – December 7th (no class 11/23)

8 Sessions for $178

Afterschool from 3:00pm-4:30pm

Description: Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Fire Trucks, Space Stations, Tugboats, and the Eiffel Tower. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

You can register at Play-Well.org

Join The Zilker Running Club

What better way to develop your kid’s love of running, then by joining the Zilker Running Club!  We meet on the track, Thursdays at 7:15am, starting October 5 and ending on May 24.  Part of the Marathon Kids Program, kids can walk, skip or gallop around the track for exercise and fun! They can count these laps towards their marathons.

If is raining or below 30 degrees we will not meet.  Can’t wait to run with you!

– Coach Cohn

Join The Zilker Running Club

What better way to develop your kid’s love of running, then by joining the Zilker Running Club!  We meet on the track, Thursdays at 7:15am, starting October 5 and ending on May 24.  Part of the Marathon Kids Program, kids can walk, skip or gallop around the track for exercise and fun! They can count these laps towards their marathons.

If is raining or below 30 degrees we will not meet.  Can’t wait to run with you!

– Coach Cohn

HOW MARATHON KIDS WORKS

Marathon Kids works for any kid, at any fitness level. Kids set their goals and track their progress on a journey to complete four marathons, or 104.8 miles, over the course of the running club season. They run or walk a lap at a time, a day at a time, and before they know it they’ve gone farther than they ever dreamed.

They learn how to fuel their bodies so they can run faster, better, longer. And for a little extra motivation, they earn fun Nike rewards at milestones along the way. Most importantly, they will have our wonderful P.E. Teacher, Coach Cohn supporting them every step of the way.

Vision & Hearing Testing – Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers to help our Hearing & Vision administrators on Wednesday, September 20th and Thursday, September 21st from 7:45am-1:45pm.  We need one volunteer/location, so please sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4babae23a7f85-hearing

Please check in the office and they will direct you to the location. For questions/concerns contact:  vera.vera.muniz@gmail.com.

CODING WITH KIDS: LAST CHANCE!!

Hello Zilker Parents,

Just wanted to let you all know that this is your last chance to register for our Coding with Kids Game Development class. We still need a few more students to make it run and need your help!! This is a very project based, hands on program that will give your child a solid foundation in computer programming and will better prepare them for the future!

GAME DEVELOPMENT / BEGINNER
Grades 3-5
Mon, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Sep 18 – Dec 11
no class on Oct 9, Nov 20
$240 / 11-week session

Do you play games and wonder how they are created? Would you like to build your own computer programs? Come learn how at the Coding with Kids Academy! In this fun after-school class, you will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditionals and variables. Using the Scratch development environment, you will learn how to create your own programs, such as simple games, animations, and interactive stories. With new projects each session, you will be able to express your creativity and advance as a coder! Our progressive curriculum will allow you to move to the next level after just 1-2 sessions.

REGISTRATIONS: www.codingwithkids.com/session/4213

QUESTIONS? Email Coding with Kids at info-austin@codingwithkids.com

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER