Mid Month Crockett Cougar Chatter

February 2023

Message from PTSA President

Hello to all our Crockett ECHS Families!

It has been a busy two months since we last connected with you all!

We enjoyed selling Pizza's at the Valentines Dance Party to help with funding for the Senior Prom this last Saturday!

We have also been busy planning lots of Spring activities!

Events Coming Up

THE FIRST EVENT IS THIS FRIDAY! Letter went home earlier this week. Please read if you missed it.

Help us to make our first "Love Your Crockett Community!" event a big success!

We are asking Crockett families to bring the below items on February 16th from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM in the Front Office

  • Cookies - homemade or store-bought

  • Donuts - homemade or store-bought

  • Muffins - homemade or store-bought

  • Hot Chocolate packets

  • Appreciation Signs



Thank you so much!

Maureen Haskell

Any questions? email mhaskell63@gmail.com subject line: Crockett PTSA

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Future Important Dates:

February 17th: Early Release @ 3:30pm

February 17th: LOVE your Crockett Community - FREE Hot Chocolate & Donuts (8:00-9:00am)

February 20th: Student/Staff Holiday

February 21st: Class of 2023 Chick-fil-a Spirit Night (5:00-9:00pm)

March 6-8th: Cheer Tryout Clinic (5:00-6:00pm)

March 7th: CAC/PTSA Meeting @ Library (5:30/6:40pm)

March 9th: Cheer Tryouts (5:00-8:00pm)

March 13 - 17th: Spring Break

March 31st: Chavez/Huerta Holiday

April 7th: Student/Staff Holiday**

May 19th: "C" Day

May 22-25th: Final Exams

May 25th: Last Day of School!

May 30th: Crockett ECHS Graduation @ Burger Activity Center (10:00am)

** (Bad Weather Makeup Day)

AustinISD 2022-2023 School Calendar- English and Spanish

Updated Crockett ECHS Schedule 22-23

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Valentine's Day Dance!

The Valentine's Day Dance was put on by the Class of 2023 and the PTSA. A big THANK YOU to all who made it possible! We appreciate the volunteers, students, chaperones, theater tech team and staff who pitched in. It was truly a fun and beautiful night.

Save the Date: Chick-fil-a Spirit Night - February 21st!!!

Mobile orders only! Download the Chick-fil-a app to help support the class of 2023! Order on the app and add “Spirit Night” in the special request section.

Focus Group Participation for AISD Equity Assessment

Austin ISD is working with a company called American Institutes for Research (AIR) to learn about student and staff experiences on campuses! We are looking for 6th-12th grade students and teachers who are interested in joining focus groups to share about what is working well or not working well at their campus. AIR will use feedback from the focus groups to come up with recommendations to help AISD make changes so we can better serve students.

If you are interested in joining a focus group, please fill out this interest form (https://bit.ly/AISD_AIRFocusGroup). This interest form will help AIR select focus group participants.

¡Austin ISD está trabajando con una compañía llamada American Institutes for Research (AIR) para conocer las experiencias de los estudiantes y maestros en los campus! Estamos buscando estudiantes de grados de 6 a 12 y maestros que estén interesados ​​en unirse en grupos de enfoque para compartir sobre lo que funciona bien o lo que no funciona bien en su campus. AIR utilizará los comentarios para ayudar a AISD a realizar cambios para que podamos servir mejor a los estudiantes.

Si está interesado en unirse a un grupo de enfoque, complete este formulario de interés (https://bit.ly/AISD_AIRSpanishFocusGroup). Este formulario de interés ayudará a AIR a seleccionar a los participantes del grupo de enfoque.
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VASE - Visual Arts Scholastic Event

Crockett Visual Art students will be competing in VASE February 25th 2023 in San Antonio Texas. The mission of the High School Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing high school art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve. GOOD LUCK Crockett Artists!
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HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, the National Football League (NFL), and 100 Black Men of Austin will host an HBCU College Fair at the Austin Public Library’s Special Events Center (710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701) on Friday, March 10, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Central.

This event allows 6th through 12th graders and parents/guardians to learn more about our nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 25+ HBCU representatives and local college admissions leaders will be present to discuss completing the FAFSA form, resume and application needs, essay and interview prep, independent scholarships, and more.

Graduating in 2023? Bring your transcripts, test scores, and resumes for on-the-spot college acceptances. This event is open to the public and is FREE for colleges/universities AND attendees.

For additional information on the HBCU Battle of the Brains, please visit hbcubattleofthebrains.com.
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Vida Coffee Cart

The Life Skills Department is starting Vida Coffee Cart. Our students will be working on resume-building skills on campus to prepare themselves for future employment. These skills will be developed by caffeinating all of you! Prior to launching our coffee cart (which will be two Fridays per month), we are now accepting donations for any coffee/tea related items including:

  • Coffee pots
  • Tea kettles
  • Carafes/air pots
  • Coffee grounds
  • Disposable cups
  • Coffee filters
  • H-E-B gift cards (for creamer, sugar, honey, etc.)

All donations can be dropped off in the Special Education office.

Nominate a Teacher of the Month

Each month, Student Council sponsors Teacher of the Month to recognize our amazing teachers for their hard work and dedication. All students are encouraged to vote for their favorite teacher to receive this special honor. Want to vote? Fill out the short nomination form to vote for the teacher of the month: https://forms.gle/KCVMiHFQwkpJMryR7

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PTA Healthy Lifestyles

Multilingual Guides on Helping Kids Cope

Life is full of ups and downs. It is normal for our emotional state to change on a day-to-day basis and in periods throughout our lives. Many difficult situations, like the death of a loved one or the COVID-19 pandemic, are unavoidable. When our minds are healthy and strong, we are more resilient to life’s challenges, able to use healthy coping methods, have better relationships, maintain our overall health and well-being, and prevent chronic illnesses. That’s why it is important to be proactive about our mental health! Check out these videos in English and Spanish to see examples of families having conversations about mental health in their daily lives!

Spotlight on Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural physical, emotional and behavioral reaction to experiences of deep loss. Loss is when a person no longer has someone or something in their life, or they have less of something. Loss can take many forms. Check out these resources to better understand what grief can look like and what your family can do about it.

What is Grief and Loss?

Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss

Coping with Grief and Loss

Dealing With Community Violence and Traumatic Events

Other Grief and Loss Resources:

If you need more support, please reach out to your child’s counselor at Crockett or check the PTA Healthy Minds: Community Resource Finder.

The Crockett PTSA looks forward to sharing mental health resources in each Cougar Chatter this spring. We’ll also share other ways we’re supporting the mental health of our Crockett students, staff, and families using a grant from the National PTA Healthy Minds, sponsored by the New York Life Foundation and The Allstate Foundation. To get involved, join the Crockett PTSA at https://www.joinpta.org/

Check out the BSN Sideline Store for your Crockett gear!!!


Check out the link below to purchase your Crockett gear.

Link to the BSN Sideline Store

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Show your Cougar Pride and Follow us on Twitter!

  • @Crockett_Sports
  • @Coogs2023
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Your Crockett HS PTSA President and Team

Kori Manor - Crockett Principal

Maureen Haskell - PTSA President

Lisa Chromcack - Treasurer

Sara Freund - Membership and Communities

Esther Williams - Mid Month Cougar Chatter