Final Sale of Zilker Hoodies

Need to replace a lost Hoodie? Want to be prepared for the next cold spell? The PTA is selling Zilker Hoodies this Thursday and Friday morning in the front lobby of the school from 7:30-8am. Get one now before they are all sold out! Adults are selling for $15 and kids for $12!

3rd & 5th Grade Concert Celebrating Black History Month – Feb 6th

Please join us for the 3rd & 5th Grade “Freedom is Coming” Concert next Tuesday, February 6th! This music program will take place in the cafeteria from 8:30am-9:15am.

Final Sales of Zilker Hoodies

Need to replace a lost Hoodie? Want to be prepared for the next cold spell? The PTA is selling Zilker Hoodies this Thursday and Friday morning in the front lobby of the school from 7:30-8am. Get one now before they are all sold out! Adults are selling for $15 and kids for $12!

LivingTree Communications Taking Over At Zilker!

This is the last Zen! All communications will now be through LivingTree.   Please contact your room parent or teacher if you are having issues registering or logging in!

www.livingtree.com/parents.

Once you have logged-in, you will see that all your family and classroom information has already been entered.  If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, don’t forget to download the free LivingTree App!  Here is a Quick Guide to get you started on using this new technology. Please feel free to ask your Room Parent if you have any issues and if you log-in and can’t see your class, contact the front office for the CODE that will allow you to join Zilker.

Here are some commonly asked questions:

How do I add or change my contact information?

In your account, click on ‘Edit Profile & Preferences’. Here you’ll be able to edit your profile name, address, phone number, etc. To allow certain contact information to be visible for other LivingTree contacts, check the pertinent box(es) at the top of the page. Be sure to save your changes before you exit. Contacts will see the information you’ve selected when they click on your name in their Directory.

How do I change my notification preferences?

In your account, click ‘Edit Profile & Preferences’ Scroll down to notification settings, and select or de-select the notification options according to your preference. Be sure to save your changes before you exit.

Can I sync with Outlook/Google Calendar/iCal?

Of course! LivingTree allows you to subscribe your LivingTree Calendar to popular calendars like the Mac, iPad, and iPhone Calendar, or Google Calendar, and Outlook. Once subscribed, all of your LivingTree events will automatically flow into your other calendar application. Take a look at the Calendar guide for instructions on how to do this – It’s easy peasy!

Does LivingTree have translation capability?

YES!!  Select your preferred language by clicking on ‘Edit Profile & Preferences’ in the upper-right corner of your account. Scroll to ‘Language’ and select your preference from the dropdown. If other members of your group have a different preferred language, the translate option will show up and you can translate the conversation! Feel free to post/comment in your preferred language as others will be able to translate your post in their account as well.

Can I message with my teacher or other parents privately?

Yes. Just use LivingTree’s direct messaging found in the Inbox section of your account. This functions similarly to email within LivingTree so that you can message privately to an individual or a small group. Just type a name in, and given they are connected to you in your LivingTree network, their names will show up. Select, type, and send! More details found here.

Can I search through posts in my Conversations feed?

You can search all Conversations content (including comments) by entering a key word in the search tool. You can also filter your Conversations feed by selecting Pinned, Files, Photos, Events, or search by user.

Can I edit a post I’ve already shared?

You can use the ‘reshare’ feature to edit a post you’ve already made. Click on the reshare (right-arrow) button on the original post, and make your desired changes in the light box that appears. Click ‘post’ to reshare. Note this is a new post. You can delete the original post if you want to remove it from everyone’s Conversations stream by clicking on the ‘x’ located in the upper-right corner of your original post.

Science Fair needs volunteers!

The Zilker Science Fair is THIS Thursday, January 18th!  We still in need of volunteers to make it run smoothly.  Volunteers will meet up in the gym and help escort kids to and from their classroom to the gym to present their project.  Please sign up for a fun, short shift while you witness cool science experiments!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F4BABAE23A7F85-zilker2

 

Start Using Our New Communication Tool Today!

Hello Everyone! We are very excited to bring you LivingTree: a communication and collaboration platform designed from a parent perspective, to connect all the people who work together to raise and teach our kids in one safe place.

Please register your family today at: www.livingtree.com/parents. Once you have logged-in, you will see that all your family and classroom information has already been entered.  If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, don’t forget to download the free LivingTree App!  Here is a Quick Guide to get you started on using this new technology. As well, here is a link to some commonly asked questions. Please feel free to ask your Room Parent if you have any issues.

We’re very excited to open a virtual window to the classroom and engage our community even more broadly – please register, familiarize yourself with the features, and join us in making this endeavor successful. Happy posting and engaging to us all!

PLEASE NOTE: ZEN is being discontinued at the end of this month! All information will be communicated through LivingTree, so please sign up today!

Lost and Found ***last week***

The Lost and Found is still outside the office but this is the last week!  There is sooooo much!  Please stop by to check if any belongs to you.  After this week it will be donated.  

Film Kids – After School Moviemaking!

If you’re a 4th or 5th grader who likes making movies then join Film Kids, an after-school club that meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:45 and starts on January 24th. We pitch, plan, film and act in original movies that show in a film festival at the end of each semester. Snacks and equipment are provided and everyone gets a DVD of their work. Call 512-567-0778, check out the attached flyer or e-mail Brian Cox at austinfilmkids@hotmail.com for questions and registration (17 weeks, $410 – payment plans available). Go to www.filmkids.org to see us in action!

Film Kids Spring 2018 Flyer

Parent Survey

Zilker Parents & Families,

As the district continues to strive for excellence in preparing our students for academic success, we encourage parents to offer feedback by completing the AISD Parent Survey. Your opinions are important and will be taken into consideration as we strive to serve our students better.

Within the next few weeks, please complete the paper survey that the school provides you. As an alternative, the survey will be available on the district’s website: www.austinisd.org/parents.

Once available, the results of the survey will be distributed to campus principals, district administrators, and the Board of Trustees. Our community also can view the results when the reports are posted to the AISD website by the end of June.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, you may contact the AISD Department of Research and Evaluation at 512-414-1724.

Thank you for taking the time to help us understand our strengths and opportunities for improvement.

 

 

Padres y familias del Zilker:

A medida que el distrito continúa con sus esfuerzos para alcanzar la excelencia en la preparación de los estudiantes para que logren el éxito académico, animamos a los padres de familia a dar sus opiniones llenando la Encuesta para Padres de Familia del AISD. Sus opiniones son importantes y se considerarán en el trabajo que realizamos para servir mejor a nuestros estudiantes.

Durante las próximas semanas, les pedimos que por favor completen la encuesta impresa que la escuela les ha proporcionado. Como alternativa, la encuesta también estará disponible en el sitio de Internet del distrito: www.austinisd.org/parents.

Una vez que tengamos los resultados de la encuesta, éstos se distribuirán a los directores de los planteles, administradores del distrito y a la Mesa Directiva. La comunidad también podrá ver los resultados en el sitio de Internet del distrito cuando los informes se publiquen a finales de junio.

Si tienen alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre la encuesta, pueden comunicarse con el Departamento de Investigación y Evaluación del AISD al (512) 414-1724.

Gracias por tomar el tiempo para ayudarnos a entender mejor nuestras fortalezas y las oportunidades que tenemos para mejorar.