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!!


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



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!


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)

Sustainability Committee Meeting – February 7

Everyone is welcome to attend the upcoming Sustainability Committee Meeting on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:50am in the Front Lobby.  We will be discussing our upcoming events – ZHealthy Family Night on February 16 and the Spring Beautification Workday on March 4.  We would love to see some new faces!  For more information or to volunteer, contact Jill Rhoden at



Save the Date – Spring Beautification Workday! – Saturday, March 4

Please mark your calendars for our annual Spring Beautification Workday which will take place in conjunction with the city of Austin’s It’s My Park Day on Saturday, March 4.  This year we will be focusing on improvements to the raised beds by the 3rd grade portables as well as a having a planting day in Jabo’s Garden!  This is a great way for kids and parents to help make our campus a more beautiful place.  The Sustainability Committee will be on campus from 9am – 1pm so come on by when you can and lend some helping hands!