Fall Gardening and Campus Cleanup Day

Come out and help us beautify! We have lots to do after the summer vacation:
  • Remove materials and other trash from around campus, left over from summer construction and past projects
  • Prep Jabo’s Garden for fall plantings – weed, mow, and tidy
  • Clean up the library garden – weed and remove dead and overgrown plants
  • Weed and prep classroom garden boxes
More hands make for faster/lighter the work! And it’s a great chance to visit with your friends while helping our campus!
When: Sat, Oct 14 from 9a-12p
Where: Zilker Elementary, meet at Jabo’s Garden (behind the left wing of the main school building)
Bring: Garden tools, gloves, water bottle

Fall Campus Beautification and Garden Cleanup Day

Come out and help us beautify! We have lots to do after the summer vacation:
  • Remove materials and other trash from around campus, left over from summer construction and past projects
  • Prep Jabo’s Garden for fall plantings – weed, mow, and tidy
  • Clean up the library garden – weed and remove dead and overgrown plants
  • Weed and prep classroom garden boxes
More hands make for faster/lighter the work! And it’s a great chance to visit with your friends while helping our campus!
When: Sat, Oct 14 from 9a-12p
Where: Zilker Elementary, meet at Jabo’s Garden (behind the left wing of the main school building)
Bring: Garden tools, gloves, water bottle

Sustainability Committee Meeting – Thursday, May 25

The Sustainability Committee will meet in the front lobby after drop off on Thursday, May 25.  This will be a meeting to reflect on our accomplishments this year and set a plan for next year.  Please come by an join us whether you are a regular attendee, interested in hearing more about the committee, or have ideas to share about sustainability at our school.  Hope to see you there!

And don’t forget to stop by Dolce Neve Gelato May 22 – 28 to sample their mint chocolate chip gelato made with mint from Jabo’s Garden!  Proceeds will benefit the garden.

Thank you from Jabo’s Garden!

Jabo’s Garden would like to send a big thank you to everyone who helped make last week’s farm stand a great success. We especially want to thank Tammy Thompson and her students who were terrific hosts, the parents who helped throughout the day, and Trim & Proper for donating potted plants. And most importantly, thank you to all the people who came and supported the event! All proceeds go right back to the garden for supplies and teaching.

Keep an eye out for more updates on future farm stands. There will be two more before the end of the year. Hope to see you there!

 

Thank you to our Spring Workday Volunteers!!!

Thank you to all of you who braved the rain and came out to help the Sustainability Committee with the Spring Workday!  The beds in the portable area look wonderful and fresh, Jabo’s Garden is ready for Spring and the new ramp by the Bluebonnet playground has been finished and planted!!

Special thanks to Randy Kopp and Martine Fedysyn for taking charge of the focus areas and completing the task despite the weather!! Thank you to Maraba DiRaddo and Sara Diamond for helping organize supplies and refreshments!  And thank you to the Friends of Little Zilker group who have put in a great deal of planning and effort to improve the handicap ramp area!!

Sincerely,

Jill Rhoden

ZPTA Sustainability Chair

 

Spring Beautification Work Day – Saturday, March 4

Please join the ZPTA Sustainability for our Spring Beautification Workday!  Parents and student are welcome to volunteer for this family friendly event.  Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!  Work gloves, garden tools and wheel barrows are a plus!  Coffee and refreshments will be available while supplies last and the first 30 volunteers will receive a ZPTA bag!

You can sign up here:  Spring Beautification Workday

 

 

Spring Beautification Work Day – Saturday, March 4

Save the Date!  On Saturday, March 4 from 9am to 1pm, the Sustainability Committee will be hosting the annual Spring Beautification Work Day!  We will be focusing this year on preparing Jabo’s Garden for Spring planting and sprucing up the beds in the portable area.  Please come out and help us Keep Zilker Elementary Beautiful!  RSVP to jill.rhoden@hotmail.com.

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Sustainability Committee Meeting – Thursday, February 23

Reminder – Sustainability Committee Meeting – Thursday, February 23 – 7:50am in the Front Lobby

We will be meeting to discuss the upcoming workday on Saturday, March 4.

Please join us if you can!

 

Zhealthy Night This Thursday!

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We are in need of some volunteers for Zilker Family Night coming up THIS Thursday, Feb. 16th from 5:30-7:30. 

Zilker Family Night is hosted in conjunction with the Book Fair.  If you can help out that night, here is short list of where we need help.  Look out for an email from your room parent this week to sign up!  Or simply show up to help with set up and clean up.  Thank you in advance for any help!

– Help with Setup (4-5/5:30)  – 2
– Crockpots of soup for vendors and volunteers – 2
– Soup bowl/Insulated cup donations – 2 sets of ~20
– Help with Clean up (starting roughly at 7:20pm)