Wellness Week 2017

October 23-27th is Wellness Week at Zilker!  This is a week to focus on making healthy choies for our brains and bodies.  Coach Cohn and Coach Stephenson will discuss the importance of making positive and healthy choices throughout the week.  We will also do mindfulness activities at lunch and in our classrooms.  By participating in Wellness Week spirit days, we pledge to focus on making positive choices for our future!  

Spirit Days

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!

 

Interested in Mentoring?

Are you interested in mentoring a student at Zilker, or do you know someone who might be? We would love to have you join us!

When: during a student’s lunch period (30 minutes) once/week

Why: Research indicates that youth participating in mentoring relationships…

  • Experience positive academic returns including better attendance, better attitudes towards school, and an increased likelihood of going on to higher education
  • Have more positive social attitudes and relationships

If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth Vreeland for more info.  Thanks!

elizabeth.vreeland@austinisd.org

 

Dyslexia Parent Group; Upcoming Dyslexia Conference

Did you know that Zilker Elementary has a Dyslexia Parent group?

We do and our mission is to connect with parents and caregivers of children with dyslexia as well as community members who want to support our effort to ensure our kids have the tools and resources they need to be successful in school and beyond. We meet every few months to share ideas and best practices, and periodically invite guest speakers and experts in the field of dyslexia and education. Click here to join our group and see the attached flyer to learn more about dyslexia:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLaTiMxsLeJTyib98fj9tWWIIMP5-kikJ3uUyacnIgVkeJNw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Upcoming Zilker Parent Dyslexia Group Meetings:

  • Thursday, November 2nd at 7:50 am in room 403
  • Thursday, December 7th at 7:50 am in room 403

Register for the FREE Central Texas Dyslexia Conference:

Thursday, October 19th, 7:45 to 3:30

AISD Performing Arts Center

1925 East 51st Street

Austin, TX 78723

 

This year’s theme “Unlocking the Dyslexic Advantage”

Learn more at www.ctxdyslexiaconference.org

Dyslexia Flyer

Zilker Dyslexia Parent Group; Upcoming Dyslexia Conference

Did you know that Zilker Elementary has a Dyslexia Parent group?

We do and our mission is to connect with parents and caregivers of children with dyslexia as well as community members who want to support our effort to ensure our kids have the tools and resources they need to be successful in school and beyond. We meet every few months to share ideas and best practices, and periodically invite guest speakers and experts in the field of dyslexia and education. See the attached flyer for more details about dyslexia and our parent group.

Upcoming Zilker Parent Dyslexia Group Meetings:

  • Thursday, September 21st at 7:50 am in room 403
  • Thursday, November 2nd at 7:50 am in room 403
  • Thursday, December 7th at 7:50 am in room 403

Register for the FREE Central Texas Dyslexia Conference:

  • Thursday, October 19th, 7:45 to 3:30
  • AISD Performing Arts Center
  • 1925 East 51st Street
  • Austin, TX 78723

This year’s theme “Unlocking the Dyslexic Advantage”

Learn more at www.ctxdyslexiaconference.org

Dyslexia Flyer

Picture Day this Tuesday; Need two more volunteers!

Hello!  Zilker Picture Day is this Tuesday, September 12th from 8am-2:30pm.  THANK YOU for all the volunteers who’ve signed up to assist the photographers while they capture our kid’s beautiful smiles!  We need two more volunteers from 12:30p-2:30p to close it out in the cafeteria.  All volunteers get half off of their picture order!

Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4babae23a7f85-zilker1

 

Mindfulness Monday Continues in the Cafeteria!

Mindfulness Mondays continue at Zilker!

Did you know that consistent mindfulness practices help exercise and strengthen your brain?  Did you know that mindfulness is being kind to yourself and others?  We will focus on breathing exercises that help our brain, body and heart.

Families and students are invited to join us in the cafeteria every Monday morning at 7:25 for five minutes of breathing exercises to get us ready for the day.

Adults– stop in the garden after drop off at 7:50 for 10 minutes of breathing exercises!

 

Meet Cash, Zilker’s Therapy Dog

Cash is back for another year!  Please take a look at the FAQs for more information!

Introduction
FAQ about Cash

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