Introducing a New Musical Event – Holiday Lights Around the World!

Save the night, December 7th, for Holiday Lights Around the World, a musical celebration of holiday traditions near and far. Singing performances by students in the cafeteria, a drum circle in the gymnasium, and a hallway packed with cookies and sweets inspired by different cultures. A food truck will be on campus to make dinner easy at this hectic time of year. Plan to join us with your family from 6-8PM. Let there be light!

We are also looking for volunteers for that night. If you can lend a hand, please email Jamie at flynnergirl@gmail.com. If you haven’t volunteered yet, here’s your chance! We are looking for drummers, kid herders, a cookie crew, setup and take-down, and decorating. As well, the PTA is looking for someone with audio/video knowledge who can help out at our concerts, to ensure the kids can be heard.

Fall Potluck this Tuesday! Teacher & Staff Appreciation

Please bring a contribution by 10am this Tuesday, Nov. 14th to the teacher’s lounge. Let’s show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them!
Pre K – Sides
1st – Main Courses (pasta, meat, casseroles)
3rd – Salads
5th – Desserts and Drinks
*These are guidelines only – any contribution is welcome!
We have some staff that are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free so a variety of foods will be a huge hit! Cheers!

 

 

Back By Popular Demand – Superman Tshirts!

Due to high demand, we are extending the sale of our Zilker Superman T-shirts for two more weeks! Order yours on the school website by the end of the Thanksgiving Break and it will be delivered to your child’s class!  Click below to order:

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Potluck!

It’s time to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them with our annual fall potluck! The fall teacher and staff potluck will be November 14th in the teacher’s lounge. Please bring your contribution by 10am on the Tuesday, the 14th:
Pre K – Sides
1st – Main Courses (pasta, meat, casseroles)
3rd – Salads
5th – Desserts and Drinks
*These are guidelines only – any contribution is welcome!
We have some staff that are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free so a variety of foods will be a huge hit! Cheers!

 

BookPeople Family Shopping Night!!

Don’t miss the Zilker PTA’s 9th annual BookPeople Family Shopping Night this Wednesday, November 8, 5-8 pm.

It’s a fun night, on the 3rd floor of BookPeople (603 N. Lamar). Volunteers bring cookies and milk, teachers and staff read books to the kids, families shop, and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the school.

BookPeople will donate 20% of eligible sales all week, November 5th-11th, to Zilker Elementary, so get a jump on your holiday shopping. Be sure to hand the cashier the Zilker BookPeople flyer sent home in Thursday folders! (Online sales count, too. Just add “For Zilker BookFair” in the comment section.)

If you’d like to volunteer to bring milk or cookies, or to help out during the event, please sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44a9a62ca7f58-bookpeople

For more information, contact Katherine Smith, Katherine.smagula@gmail.com

 

Zilker Fund: Donate Today in HONOR of YOUR STUDENT!

Donate in Honor of YOUR Child!
All funds raised support your student –
and all students at Zilker Elementary School.

Give today so you can skip weekend fundraising tasks like hosting bake sales and reading magazines you never wanted to subscribe to in the first place. Thanks in advance for your support!

______________________________________________________________________

I am donating…

___ $15 instead of selling cupcakes with my kids outside when it’s hot and I’m sweating.

___ $25 to avoid hitting up my friends, family, and coworkers for money.

___ $50 to skip running, swimming or jumping in any activity ending in “thon.”

___ $75 in place of spending money on fancy clothes for an elegant fundraiser gala.

___ $100 because it’s hard work going door-to-door on the weekends.

$ _______ because I am extremely grateful that all I have to do is fill out the form in my Thursday Folder!

 

Beezus is Looking for Holiday Homes!

With the expected arrival of Mrs. Sharp’s baby girl in November, Beezus, the library guinea pig, is looking for a home for the holidays! A home has been found for Thanksgiving break, but Beezus is still looking to go home with a Zilker family for the following dates:

  • Winter Break (December 19th- January 2nd)
  • MLK Weekend (January 12th-January 15th)
  • Spring Break (March 9th-18th)

Mrs. Sharp’s long term substitute will send all supplies needed home with you when Beezus is picked up from the library, with the exception of veggies/fruits to feed her while she stays with you.

If you’re interested, let Mrs. Sharp know!

rebecca.sharp@austinisd.org

 

 

Adult Hoodies On Sale For One Week Only!

Brr, it’s finally fall! Adult hoodies are on sale this week! $15 (instead of $20) each. Order online and we’ll deliver to your child’s classroom.

Big Thank You From The Zamboree Committee

​Thank you for coming out to Zamboree!  What a fantastic festival!!  The kids had a blast, the weather was amazing, and the turnout was great!  And a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers, vendors, staff, and donors! We couldn’t have done it without you all!

Zamboree Raffle Winners

Congrats to the Zamboree raffle winners! Here they are:

– Monica Sapirstein wins the Alamo Drafthouse package
– Sara Partridge wins the Kids’ Photo Booth party package
– Christine Winston wins 1 month of free classes from BAM Academy
– Clee Upchurch wins 1 month of free classes from BAM Academy
– Vanessa Puig-Williams wins 1 month of free classes from BAM Academy
– Eimillie Salvagio wins the Kendra Scott Rayne necklace
– Brian Lindauer wins a 45-min junior lesson from The Golf School
– Angie Oberman wins the 2-hr group party for 15 from The Golf School
– Sarai Salazar wins the Blazer Tag package

​We will deliver your prizes to your child’s classroom. ​