Local Restaurants Helping Out

Zilker Elementary receives a lot of support from our local restaurants throughout the year.  This past week in particular, we’d like to give thanks for:
  • Rudy’s break tacos, Snooze‘s pancakes, Moonlight Bakery‘s pastries and Starbucks‘ coffee that was provided for our Teacher Breakfast on Monday and also the Teacher Luncheon on Friday.
  • Thundercloud Subs‘ salads and subs and Rockin’ Tomato‘s pizza that was provided for the teachers/staff that welcomed our families at Meet the Teacher Day on Friday.
Thank you for the donations to our school! We are very lucky to have such great Zilker community partners.

2017-18 School Supplies List

For those of you who didn’t pre-order your school supplies, here is the full list. Happy shopping!

School Supplies List 2017

Pre-order 2017-18 school supplies!

You can now order a school-supply kit for your Zilker Panther. We’ve worked with the teachers to approve the lists. All you have to do is order online and then pick up your kits on Fri, Aug 18th.
  • The pricing is great and we make a tiny profit, enough to buy kits for economically disadvantaged kids.
  • And, we’re offering Special Ed kits for sale, which you can purchase and donate. Our Special Ed teachers need supplies, too, though they don’t have a home-room class to provide those supplies.
Go to www.shopttkits.com and enter 13655 for the acct#. Or, go to www.zilkerelem.org for a link to the online store. 

Deadline to order: June 16th
Pickup date: Friday, Aug 18th, at Meet the Teacher

Are you a room parent this year?!

Your child’s class is looking for a room parent! If you have the time and energy this year to volunteer as room parent or co-room parent please have a conversation with your teacher and fill out the form below.

What do Room Parents do?

Room Parents help us all work together. They talk to teachers to find out where they do (or do not!) want help. They devise ways that help can be provided — through their own efforts or by coordinating the efforts of others. They communicate with fellow parents and guardians, helping them discover effective, easy and fun opportunities to get involved or support their kids, classroom and school.

There are four main areas where room parents work to help their teacher and parents. It is up to you how complex you want to make each of these work areas. Please ask for help from another parent or two in your class. Nobody need to take this on by themselves. Please use the other room parents and the room parent coordinator for support and help.

  1. Create and maintain the class contact list. Parents want to be able to contact the other parents in their child’s class. As room parent, you will create and maintain the class contact list. If new students join your class, it’s up to you to add them to the class contact list.
  2. Act as communication liaison between the Zilker PTA and your classroom parents. Inform your parents of upcoming events. Pass along PTA emails to your class. Attend PTA meetings and report back to the class.
  3. Assist your teacher with administrative or routine tasks. Teachers may need help with folder stuffing, copying, pencil sharpening, etc. Possibly, also with classroom centers or other routine classroom events.
  4. Help coordinate celebrations and special events for your classroom. These include holidays and academically related special events. Also, PTA events such as Zamboree and Spring Fling and teacher appreciation pot luck.

http://bit.do/ZilkerContactInformation

Pre-order 2016-17 school supplies!

You can now order a school-supply kit for your Zilker Panther. We’ve worked with Mr Thomson and the teachers to approve the lists. All you have to do is order online and then pick up your kits on Fri, Aug 19th.
  • The pricing is great and we make a tiny profit, enough to buy kits for economically disadvantaged kids.
  • And, we’re offering Special Ed kits for sale, which you can purchase and donate. Our Special Ed teachers need supplies, too, though they don’t have a home-room class to provide those supplies.
Go to www.shopttkits.com and enter 13655 for the acct#. Or, go to www.zilkerelem.org for a link to the online store. 

Deadline to order: June 17th
Pickup date: Friday, Aug 19th, at Meet the Teacher

9th Annual Zilker Back-to-School Clothing & Book Swap!

9th Annual Zilker Back-to-School Clothing & Book Swap!

Bring what you can.  Take what you need.

This is a free event, open to anyone.

Find us in the Zilker cafeteria from 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday, September 12.  Bring any clothing, shoes (all sizes welcome, from infants to adults), backpacks, and books that your family has outgrown.  Then feel free to “shop” from among other people’s donations.

To get up-to-date information on this event, join our Facebook event page at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1631202080484682/

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Charlotte Cotera at CharlotteCotera@gmail.com or Jessica Kaven at JessicaKaven@gmail.com.

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School Supplies

If you ordered school supplies online for the upcoming school year, you’re in luck!  Simply head to the Zilker Elemntary cafeteria at Meet the Teacher on August 21st from 11:30-1:00pm.

Zilker PTA volunteers will be there to help you find your supplies so you can take them to your classroom.

Thanks to those who used this service, the Zilker PTA was able to provide many additional school supplies boxes for children in need at our school.

If you have any questions or are not able to pick up your school supplies on August 21st, please email Rachel Elder at rachelreit@hotmail.

 

 

 

 

Meet The Teacher: t-shirts & more

At Meet the Teacher on Friday, August 21st stop by the main lobby area to check out & purchase the new Zilker T-shirt, sign up for membership & learn what’s going on this year at our school!

We’ll have information on Spanish, easy ways to get involved at your child’s school, and the 2nd Annual We Are Zilker campaign.

Together, we are making Zilker a great place for our kids!  So stop by, say hi & get a head start on the new school year.

Can’t make it to Zilker on Friday?  No worries, shop online!  Check out our Zilker website where you can buy your T-shirts, join PTA, donate to the We Are Zilker campaign AND make your Spanish program payment!