Zilker Dyslexia Parent Group Meeting Details

Plesae join us for our next Zilker Dyslexia Parent Group meeting on December 7th at 7:45 AM in Ms. Kuhn’s room.

 

Season of Giving Holiday Program

Zilker’s Season of Giving Program

Zilker Elementary will have our annual Season of Giving bulletin board displayed next to the office.  This bulletin board helps families in the community during the holiday season.

Here’s how it works:

  1. If you would like to participate in the Season of Giving, take a winter shape off of the bulletin board. (board will be up near the office on Friday, November 17th)
  2. Each shape on the bulletin board represents one wish list item, or one gift for a child or adult.  The shape will have the family number, age, gender, and item.
  3. If you would like to purchase 1 gift for a child, take 1 shape. 3 gifts? Take 3 shapes…
  4. Next, buy and wrap the item(s) and secure the winter shape on the outside of the wrapped item.
  5. Bring the wrapped gifts to Mrs. Vreeland’s room by Wednesday, December 13th.
  6. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Vreeland, the school counselor.

Thank you so much for helping children in the community!

 

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Potluck!

It’s time to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them with our annual fall potluck! The fall teacher and staff potluck will be November 14th in the teacher’s lounge. Please bring your contribution by 10am on the Tuesday, the 14th:
Pre K – Sides
1st – Main Courses (pasta, meat, casseroles)
3rd – Salads
5th – Desserts and Drinks
*These are guidelines only – any contribution is welcome!
We have some staff that are vegatarian, vegan and gluten-free so a variety of foods will be a huge hit! Cheers!

 

Zilker Dyslexia Parent Group Meeting Details

 

Please join us for a Zilker Dyslexia Parent Meeting Thursday 11/2 7:50 am in room 403 (Ms. Kuhn’s room). All welcome! We will go until about 8:30/8:45am.

 

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