Parent Survey

Zilker Parents & Families,

As the district continues to strive for excellence in preparing our students for academic success, we encourage parents to offer feedback by completing the AISD Parent Survey. Your opinions are important and will be taken into consideration as we strive to serve our students better.

Within the next few weeks, please complete the paper survey that the school provides you. As an alternative, the survey will be available on the district’s website: www.austinisd.org/parents.

Once available, the results of the survey will be distributed to campus principals, district administrators, and the Board of Trustees. Our community also can view the results when the reports are posted to the AISD website by the end of June.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, you may contact the AISD Department of Research and Evaluation at 512-414-1724.

Thank you for taking the time to help us understand our strengths and opportunities for improvement.

 

 

Padres y familias del Zilker:

A medida que el distrito continúa con sus esfuerzos para alcanzar la excelencia en la preparación de los estudiantes para que logren el éxito académico, animamos a los padres de familia a dar sus opiniones llenando la Encuesta para Padres de Familia del AISD. Sus opiniones son importantes y se considerarán en el trabajo que realizamos para servir mejor a nuestros estudiantes.

Durante las próximas semanas, les pedimos que por favor completen la encuesta impresa que la escuela les ha proporcionado. Como alternativa, la encuesta también estará disponible en el sitio de Internet del distrito: www.austinisd.org/parents.

Una vez que tengamos los resultados de la encuesta, éstos se distribuirán a los directores de los planteles, administradores del distrito y a la Mesa Directiva. La comunidad también podrá ver los resultados en el sitio de Internet del distrito cuando los informes se publiquen a finales de junio.

Si tienen alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre la encuesta, pueden comunicarse con el Departamento de Investigación y Evaluación del AISD al (512) 414-1724.

Gracias por tomar el tiempo para ayudarnos a entender mejor nuestras fortalezas y las oportunidades que tenemos para mejorar.

Zilker Science Fair – Volunteers Needed!

The Zilker Science Fair is coming up on Thursday, January 18th!  We need volunteers to make it run smoothly.  Volunteers will meet up in the gym and help escort kids to and from their classroom to the gym to present their project.  Please sign up for a fun shift while you get to witness cool science experiments!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F4BABAE23A7F85-zilker2

 

Mark your calendars- Zilker’s first STEAM night!

Zilker will have it’s first STEAM night on Thursday, January 18th from 5:30p-6:30p to coincide with our Science Fair!  Each grade level will have a science, techology, art or math activity.  Most activities will be in the cafeteria, some will be in the computer lab.  The Science Fair will be in the gym, so it will be open for viewing from 3p-6p.  See you there!

 

2017 Bond Open House – Austin High School

Austin ISD is hosting a series of informational open houses to learn more about the 2017 Bond and how it could affect each campus.

This Tuesday, October 3rd will be at Austin High School from 5:30-7:30p.m. The meeting is designed as a come-and-go format, with presentations at 5:45 p.m. and at 6:45 p.m.

Child care, light refreshments and simultaneous Spanish presentations will take place at all meetings. For campus-specific information, please visit our bond projects page and choose a school from one of the dropdown menus.

 

AISD Names Alicia Hill as Principal of Zilker Elementary

Distrito Escolar Independiente de Austin

Superintendenta Asociada para las Escuelas del Área 1 Sandra Creswell

23 de mayo del 2017

Estimados estudiantes, padres de familia, maestros y personal de la Escuela Primaria Zilker:

Nos complace anunciarles que la Mesa Directiva aprobó el nombramiento de la Sra. Alicia Hill como directora de la Escuela Primaria Zilker. La Sra. Hill es actualmente la subdirectora de la Escuela Primaria Doss, en donde ella ha demostrado su dedicación a los niños y la importancia que le da a establecer relaciones sólidas con los estudiantes y las familias. Ella apoya totalmente la esencia de la iniciativa del niño en su totalidad, y al mismo tiempo ofrece el liderazgo educativo que la escuela Zilker ha disfrutado y que le permitirá a Zilker continuar teniendo un sólido desempeño académico.

Durante su trabajo en el Distrito Escolar Independiente de Austin por más de 15 años, la Sra. Hill ha sido maestra en tres escuelas primarias en diferentes grados desde kínder hasta el 5.o grado. Ella tiene un título profesional de estudios de Primera infancia y una maestría como Profesora de Lectura. También trabajó como Directora de la escuela de verano de ciencias.

La Sra. Hill se siente honrada de haber sido nominada como la directora de la Escuela Primaria Zilker. Ella asistió o asistirá a varios eventos en la escuela Zilker hoy, 23 de mayo y habrá otras oportunidades para conocer a la Sra. Hill como su nueva directora del ciclo escolar 2017-2018. Gracias por darle la bienvenida y gracias por su fuerte apoyo a la primaria Zilker y a sus estudiantes. La Sra. Hill ya desea conocerlos y servirles como su directora.

Atentamente,

Sandra Creswell

Superintendenta Asociada para las Escuelas del Área 1

 

AISD Names Alicia Hill as Principal of Zilker Elementary

Dear Zilker Elementary School Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff,

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Ms. Alicia Hill as the Principal of Zilker Elementary School. Ms. Hill currently serves as the Assistant Principal at Doss Elementary School, where she has evidenced her focus on children and the priority she places on establishing strong relationships with students and families. She fully embraces the spirit of the whole-child initiative while providing the instructional leadership that Zilker has enjoyed and which will continue the strong academic performance of Zilker.

During her 15-plus years with the Austin Independent School District, Ms. Hill has taught on three elementary campuses, grades ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. She has earned her Early Childhood certification and is a Master Reading Teacher. She served as Science Summer School Principal as well.

Ms. Hill is honored to be named the Principal of Zilker Elementary School. She has or will attend several events on the Zilker campus today, May 23, and there will be various other opportunities to meet and get to know Ms. Hill as your new principal for 2017-18. Thank you for welcoming her and thank you for your strong support of Zilker and your students. Ms. Hill is looking forwarding to meeting you and to serving as your principal.

Sincerely,

Sandra Creswell, Associate Superintendent for Area 1 Schools

AISD Budget Community Conversations

Austin ISD will be holding a Budget Community Conversations series of public meetings April 26 and 27 to inform the public on the proposed 2017-18 budget.

Join the live, interactive broadcast April 27 from 6–7:30 p.m. from the comfort of your home or participate online!

Tune in online at AISD.TV, channel 22, on Roku or on AT&T U-verse channel 99. Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley Johnson will present the preliminary AISD budget, and the community will be able to ask the CFO questions via Twitter, email or phone.

Community members are also invited to attend the April 27 live broadcast in person at the Carruth Administration Center.

In addition to the broadcast, the district will hold two meetings during the day. The first meeting is 1–2 p.m. April 26 at the AISD Performing Arts Center. The second is 1–2 p.m. April 27 at the Baker Center cafeteria.

Refreshments and interpretation services will be provided at all meetings.

 

PRINCIPAL SELECTION PROCESS

See the attached for information from Ms. Sandra Creswell, Associate Superintendent–Area 1, regarding the process and timeline for the selection of the new Zilker principal.  Note that the timeline indicates that we should know who our new principal is by May 22!

PRINCIPAL SELECTION PROCESS

O. Henry Middle School Principal Meet & Greet

Our community is welcome to a “meet and greet” with the new principal at O. Henry Middle School.  Ms. Malott will be at the OHMS library on Tuesday, March 21st from 6:00-7:30pm.  All Zilker families welcome!  https://www.smore.com/fu7qy