Widén Elementary News Blast
Weekly Update September 21, 2020
Back To School Night
Virtual Coffee Talk With The Principal
Meeting ID: 956 3302 9281
PTA Membership Time
If you are interested in doing a little more, we do need to establish a new PTA Board, to include a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. If you are interested in being a board member, please email Ms. pace or Ms. Salinas.
Dove Springs Proud COVID-19 Relief $
If a person needs help with rent or medical bills as a result of COVID-19 and lives in 78744, you can apply for relief money from DSP (only 1 application per household, and application does not guarantee assistance, amount of assistance varies) To apply follow the steps below and email all information below to email@example.com.
First join Dove Springs Proud Facebook group, then accept DSP President Friend Request on Facebook.
Submit proof that you have or had COVID with your name.
Submit a government-issued ID that matches your current address with your name and your address in 78744.
Submit proof of medical bill from COVID, and/or proof of electric or rent/mortgage bill for DSP to consider paying due to COVID such as loss of job
Post DSP logo on your personal FB page and tag DSP President.
Create Paypal.me account online to get $ online with your debit card or bank account linked to it. Send link.
Complete the survey application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QSFB62X
With thanks from Ricardo Zavala, President of Dove Springs Proud
AISD Phase-In Plan
September 14, 2020
Work On Your Own Wednesdays
Can we have 30 minutes of your time?
Click HERE to join the meeting. Meeting ID: 956 3302 9281 Passcode: 1234
What will you do when schools reopen?
AISD sent a survey to parents (on Thursday, September 10th) via email and text message to collect information about whether your student(s) will return to school or continue to do remote instruction when campuses reopen. If you have not completed this survey, please do so as soon as possible, so that we can prepare. You will need your child's ID number for the survey. If you do not know your child's ID number, please contact your child's teacher or our front office at (512)-414-2556.
If you have questions regarding the survey, please submit them using the AISD Let's Talk site.
At Your Service Hour
Meeting ID: 555 667 8471
For your information...
Would you like to get text messages from Widén Elementary? Click here to join the Widen Elementary Remind App
Curbside meals will continue to be free for any person under the age of 19 years old. Drop by to pick up a to-go meal between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
Let your child join the FREE ACE online enrichment club! Click HERE to register.
Have you lost your device? Broken Device?
**NOTE: Reporting the device as lost/stolen authorizes us to use location tracking to identify the device’s location.
Student devices in need of repair: Families can take iPads, Chromebooks, and hotspots in need of repair to either your school or to one of the Curbside locations, where they can be swapped out as long as supplies allow.
Dove Springs 78744
What type of art should the City put up on East William Cannon in 78744? Use your voice to direct public art near you! Complete an Art-on-the-Corridor survey in English or Spanish. Tell us where the street meets your story.
Art-on-the-Corridor is working with the City of Austin’s Corridor Program Office and neighborhoods to identify public art or cultural spaces along nine designated roadways in Austin. The Art-on-the-Corridor Project is gathering stories from community members to express the culture and spirit of each corridor. These stories will help create public art to support each community.
Thank you. Ricardo Zavala, MPA
Dove Springs Proud (DSP) Founder/President for 78744
September 7, 2020
September Parent Calendar
At Your Service Hour
Meeting ID: 555 667 8471
In addition to paper Learning Guides, consumable textbooks can be provided for special circumstances. Textbook pick-up requests must be made by contacting our front office at 512-414-2556.
Parent Handbook for Blend & Seesaw
There is also an Early Childhood Checklist for parents to help with at home learning.
August 31, 2020
Free Curbside Supplies To-Go
Free curbside meals are provided in the to-go drive through lane on the cafeteria side of the building Monday - Friday from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm!
Last Call To Get Your Device!
Widén Elementary device pick up 9 am - 3 pm
If you need technology assistance please contact the AISD Technology support line at 512-414-9187 or submit an electronic request for assistance by clicking here.
Please Let Us Know How We Can Help!
Assistant Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Front Office Support: email@example.com
Meet Our Teachers!
August 24, 2020
IT'S TIME!!!!! Virtual Meet The Teacher!!!!!
Can we help you prepare for online school?
Curbside Meals Available NOW!
Still needing a device for your child?
Grades 3-12: Families who need a Chromebook can now go to one of the Computer Curbside locations to pick up a device. The Technology Department will be reaching out about deliveries and campus-based distributions once the iPad deliveries are successfully up and running.
PreK3-2nd: Families who missed the assigned iPad pick up days last week or who register late, will be able to pick up an iPad at one of the Computer Curbside locations. We will soon expand to seven.
Curbside School Supply Giveaway
August 17, 2020
Widén Parents of registered PK, Kinder, 1st, and 2nd Grade students can pick up an iPad for your child at Mendez Middle School on:
Monday, August 17th from 2pm-7pm
Tuesday, August 18th from 7:30am-1:30 pm
Wednesday, August 19th from 7:30am-1:30 pmYou will need their child’s student ID number. You can find this in the parent portal or in the email you should have received from the AISD technology department on August 12th.
If you miss the distribution dates/times please contact our office staff for assistance requesting a device, or submit a request through the Parent Cloud.
Virtual Meet The Teacher
Curbside Supply Giveaway
For families without technology or internet access, we will be providing textbooks to use at home during the online only instruction weeks from September 8th through October 2nd. Materials will be distributed through the front office drive through lane.
Free Curbside Meal Service
ACE Virtual After School Program - FREE
Please sign up today and reserve your child's virtual spot in our program. We will offer both "Anytime" and "Live Virtual" activities! You can now choose what works best with your schedule at home!
Please read the instructions carefully and submit your completed registration when done. You will need to do one registration for each child in your household.
ACE After-School Activities will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. All activities will be available from 3:30 - 6:00 pm, a schedule of activities that are grade level specific, will be emailed to you.
Weekly Update August 10, 2020
September 8, 2020 is the First Day of School
Technology for All Students
The Austin ISD Parent Technology Help line is 512-4149187.
VIRTUAL MEET THE TEACHER COMING SOON! MEET YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER ON ZOOM August 25th & 26th. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!
THE SCHEDULES ABOVE WILL BE FOLLOWED MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, & FRIDAY. WEDNESDAYS ARE RESERVED FOR ONLINE ACTIVITY PLANNING & PREPARATION AND STUDENT INDEPENDENT WORK COMPLETION. TEACHERS WILL CHECK IN WITH STUDENTS INDIVIDUALLY ON WEDNESDAYS AS NEEDED.