SMILE 360 Offers our Zilker Elementary a Matching Campaign!

THIS IS OUR CHANCE!

Donate to the Zilker Fund between now and December 31st and your donation to Zilker will be matched!  Vincent & Lindsey Ip, Zilker parents and owners of SMILE 360 have generously created a $5,000 match goal, for the Zilker Community.  Every dollar raised between now and the end of the year will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $5,000.  So, make your donation today! It will be doubled: $5 is now $10 / $50 is now $100 / $100 is now $200. Every amount helps Zilker Elementary School provide its students with innovative programs like STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math).

Want to know more about how your gift will help our children?  Take a look at our  Zilker Fund video, featuring so many of our wonderful panthers.  We hope you’ll give today! TOGETHER, we all make Zilker a great place for OUR kids!

Zilker Fund: Donate Today in HONOR of YOUR STUDENT!

Donate in Honor of YOUR Child!
All funds raised support your student –
and all students at Zilker Elementary School.

Give today so you can skip weekend fundraising tasks like hosting bake sales and reading magazines you never wanted to subscribe to in the first place. Thanks in advance for your support!

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I am donating…

___ $15 instead of selling cupcakes with my kids outside when it’s hot and I’m sweating.

___ $25 to avoid hitting up my friends, family, and coworkers for money.

___ $50 to skip running, swimming or jumping in any activity ending in “thon.”

___ $75 in place of spending money on fancy clothes for an elegant fundraiser gala.

___ $100 because it’s hard work going door-to-door on the weekends.

$ _______ because I am extremely grateful that all I have to do is fill out the form in my Thursday Folder!

 

Zilker Fund Reception: An Evening with Ms. Hill

Please Join us for an evening of light refreshments with Principal Hill to learn more about the Zilker Fund and why your support is important!   Thursday, November 9th from 7-9pm.  See the invitation for more information or reach out to Rachel @ rachelreit@gmail.com.

– Zilker Fund

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!

 

Support the Zilker Fund: Full STEAM Ahead!

What’s better than selling cookies and magazines to support your school?  The Zilker Fund!  This no hassle fundraiser allows you to make a gift that is right for you.  Your donation goes directly to your child(ren)’s school and benefits all students.  Consider a monthly donation or a one-time gift to give our kids the tools they need to be 21st century learners and the pioneers of tomorrow.  Our kids are worth it!  So skip the gimmicks and give because TOGETHER, we make Zilker a GREAT place for OUR kids.

 

Support the Zilker Fund: Full STEAM Ahead!

Thank you for helping making Zilker a GREAT place for our kids.  Together we continue to support our school through donations that provide access to innovative programs.  STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) is one way we can help bring new initiatives to Zilker so our students stay on the cutting edge of education.

WHY GIVE?  AISD sends billions of dollars away to support other TX schools, leaving us with little for our own schools. Without legislative reform, it’s up to US to give our school the things it needs most.  With your support, we can go above and beyond to provide Zilker students with the tools they need to thrive and grow.  We want our kids to become the visionaries of tomorrow.  Support them through the Zilker Fund!

Full STEAM Ahead!
 

 

 

Full STEAM Ahead!

Support the Zilker Fund!  Zilker is a GREAT place for kids – but we need YOU to join us on this educational adventure as we bring more STEAM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) to Zilker. Think about a simple monthly sustaining gift or a one-time donation to ensure we bring the latest tools in education to each grade. Your contribution will make a lasting impact on each individual student and help them become the visionaries of tomorrow. 

 

 

PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, August 29th @ 7:45am

Our first PTA general meeting will be this Tuesday, August 29th @ 7:45am in the cafeteria.  We will be discussing the upcoming AISD November bond, our 2017-2018 budget and upcoming school events!  Everyone is welcome to attend, but PTA members can only formally vote.  Not a PTA member?  It’s not too late: http://zilkerelem.org/pta/payments/

Bond information:  please check out https://www.austinisd.org/bond for additional information.  Also, you can check out what projects are being considered for Zilker in this upcoming election.  https://www.aecomconnect.com/AISD/bondscenario.html

 

PTA Standing Rules Update

We periodically evaluate our PTA Standing Rules and make revisions as needed. Please review the following amendments .  For questions, you can reach me at vera.vera.muniz@gmail.com or Amy Campbell, our parliamentarian, at amy@plutino.net for any questions.

II. Financial Procedures-> under section E for deposits: We need to include mobile deposits as a method for small deposits. With mobile deposits, we will have a corresponding deposit receipt for our accounting records.

V. Standing Committees section: We need to add the Communication and Teacher Appreciation as standing committees.

We will discuss the amendments and vote in our September PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:45am.

 

 

Save the Date for ZFiesta Family Night

Please save the date for Thursday, September 28th from 5:30-7:30pm. Zilker will be hosting Z Fiesta Family Night to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and our awesome school community. Enjoy mariachi music, bilingual story time, folkloric performances and dance lessons. Savor food from Sazon and Aguas Frescas from Mr. Natural. Try fun fitness activities with Life Kido and ASA in the gym. Mrs. Sharp will have the Book fair open late! Z Fiesta Family Night will have something fun for everyone!