Your Child’s Drawing Adventure Awaits with Young Rembrandts

Encourage your elementary student’s enthusiasm for art and develop their drawing skills with Young Rembrandts. This session’s stellar lessons will include a vibrantly colored, intricately designed lion and an adorable Dalmatian. Our students will learn about the history of mandalas, gain new perspective with our seasonal palm trees lesson, and more. Don’t delay, enroll today!

Young Rembrandts Fall 2 Session Flyer

Flu Shot Volunteers Needed

Cold & Flu Season is nearly upon us and to help our kids be healthy, we need volunteers for the Flu Shot Stations! Here’s where you can  signup:

Volunteers Needed for Zamboree!

We are looking for more volunteers for our Zilker Zamboree on Saturday, October 28th! If you have an hour or two to spare, please email Kalynn at

In addition, to regular volunteers we are also looking for any parents who are artistic to help man the face painting booth. To volunteer as a face painter, please click on the sign up below! Questions? Email Kalynn at

Radio Coffee Fundraiser This Tuesday


Stop by Radio Coffee & Beer any time on 10/10 to support Jabo’s Garden!

Radio is generously donating 10% of their proceeds on Tuesday, October 10th to Zilker’s garden program.  

Where: Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Road

When: 10/10, all day long!


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

Interested in Mentoring?

Are you interested in mentoring a student at Zilker, or do you know someone who might be? We would love to have you join us!

When: during a student’s lunch period (30 minutes) once/week

Why: Research indicates that youth participating in mentoring relationships…

  • Experience positive academic returns including better attendance, better attitudes towards school, and an increased likelihood of going on to higher education
  • Have more positive social attitudes and relationships

If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth Vreeland for more info.  Thanks!


LAST CHANCE: Sign-Up for LEGO Engineering After-School Enrichment!

Does your student love LEGO?

Starting Thursday, October 12th we will be having a bunch of LEGO fun at Zilker Elementary!

If you haven’t yet, there is still time to sign-up your student for After-School Enrichment LEGO Engineering courses for grades K-2. If you aren’t familiar with Play-Well TEKnologies Enrichment programs, click HERE to see what goes on inside the classroom!

Class Details:

Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials (Grades K-2)

Thursdays, October 12th – December 7th (no class 11/23)

8 Sessions for $178

Afterschool from 3:00pm-4:30pm

Description: Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Fire Trucks, Space Stations, Tugboats, and the Eiffel Tower. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

You can register at

2017 Bond Open House – Austin High School

Austin ISD is hosting a series of informational open houses to learn more about the 2017 Bond and how it could affect each campus.

This Tuesday, October 3rd will be at Austin High School from 5:30-7:30p.m. The meeting is designed as a come-and-go format, with presentations at 5:45 p.m. and at 6:45 p.m.

Child care, light refreshments and simultaneous Spanish presentations will take place at all meetings. For campus-specific information, please visit our bond projects page and choose a school from one of the dropdown menus.


Zilker Helps Puerto Rico

Zilker will be collecting donations for Puerto Rico Hurricane relief from Monday Oct 2 to Friday Oct 15th. Please place items in boxes in front of the office. Thanks for your support!

Please donate any of the items below:

•Baby and adult diapers
•Baby food and formula
•Female hygiene items
•Mosquito repellent
•BATTERIES (bunches)
•First Aid items

•canned foods with ring •openeners
•non-perishables ready to eat
•men/women/children underwear (new)
•general hygiene items (shampoo, soap, toothpaste/brushes…)

•battery operated fans
•phone chargers…

Join The Zilker Running Club

What better way to develop your kid’s love of running, then by joining the Zilker Running Club!  We meet on the track, Thursdays at 7:15am, starting October 5 and ending on May 24.  Part of the Marathon Kids Program, kids can walk, skip or gallop around the track for exercise and fun! They can count these laps towards their marathons.

If is raining or below 30 degrees we will not meet.  Can’t wait to run with you!

– Coach Cohn