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!

Why You Should Join The PTA

Dozens of studies have shown that when parents get involved at school, children perform better. One of the easiest ways to get involved at Zilker is by joining our Parent Teacher Association. Here are 10 reasons why you should join:

#1: Your child benefits. When parents get connected to the school, children get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems. When you build a relationship with your child’s teachers, principal, and office staff, it is far easier to communicate about any problems (or victories) that occur throughout the year.

#2: You will be in the know. PTA members know what’s happening with the school, who’s involved, and usually plans many of the events.

#3: You’ll tap into a network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, to build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better for everyone.

#4: You can be part of the solution. By getting involved at Zilker you can help make positive changes. Our PTA plays an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.

#5: You can meet other parents. The common bond we share is that we care about creating the best possible educational experience at Zilker for our kids. We are neighbors and peers and as a result, many friendships are forged via this connection.

#6: Your child will feel a sense of pride. Being part of our PTA will, in most cases, make your kids proud of you. They may not admit it, but they will feel proud that their parents are involved in improving the school’s well-being.

#7: You can have fun while doing good. You will be hanging out with a great bunch of people whose common goal is to create the best school experience for our kids. Help plan fun events, socials and get-togethers the whole family can attend.

#8: It’s flexible. Not a lot of time? There are a variety of small ways parents can help and be involved. It only takes a little commitment to make a big difference.

#9: You can share your skills. Every parent has a skill set that they can bring to the PTA and Zilker, whether it’s from your career, hobbies or just commitment of time. Your child will beam, knowing you’re helping out.

#10: You can show that you care. By becoming a member of our PTA, you’ll be a role model and demonstrate to your child the importance you place on their education as well as on being involved in their world.

Please join the PTA this year and help make Zilker an even greater place for kids!   Sign up here!

Need a Zilker t-shirt?

With school underway, we will be selling Zilker t-shirts this Wednesday, August 23rd through Friday, August 25th from 7:25am-8:00am AND from 2:30pm-3:15pm in the school front lobby.  Our first Zilker spirit day will be Friday, September 1st!