Cunningham Messenger

January 21st

All the News from the Coolest Little School in South Austin!

Last week of January!

Dear Cunningham Families,


It's been a very busy and hectic few weeks up here at Cunningham. Our students and teachers have been working so hard over the last few weeks and I am amazed by the growth we are seeing during these crazy times. To think that it was almost a year ago that we did the biggest pivot educators have ever done - and to see where we are now - is astounding. I feel quite proud of our staff and students and the endless work they've all done to learn and grow.


Yesterday, Dr. Elizalde sent an email out sharing that the city is seeing improvements in the numbers of positive cases in our city. Due to these improvements, any family that requested on-campus learning will be invited to return to campus once again.


So that Cunningham can best prepare to receive students, we kindly ask you to let us know here. If this is your first time returning to campus since we opened in September, please let us know that in the notes section.


Please remember that Friday, January 29th is a district-wide asynchronous day. Teachers will be available in the morning to check in with students, provide small group intervention, and support your learner. Asynchronous learning experiences will also be posted on Blend and Seesaw. Attendance will be taken based on participation and completion of tasks.




Cobra Strong,

Heather Petruzzini

Principal

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*During drop-off and pick-up we ask that all adults please wear your mask and stay in your vehicle so that we keep everyone safe and protected. If you walk up to drop off, please have your mask on.

*Please send children to school with masks daily.

Mensaje de la directora

Estimadas familias de Cunningham,


Han sido unas semanas muy ocupadas y agitadas aquí en Cunningham. Nuestros estudiantes y maestros han estado trabajando muy duro durante las últimas semanas y estoy asombrado por el crecimiento que estamos viendo durante estos tiempos locos. Pensar que hace casi un año hicimos el pivote más grande que jamás hayan hecho los educadores, y ver dónde estamos ahora, es asombroso. Me siento muy orgulloso de nuestro personal y estudiantes y del trabajo interminable que todos han hecho para aprender y crecer.


Ayer, el Dr. Elizalde envió un correo electrónico compartiendo que la ciudad está viendo mejoras en el número de casos positivos en nuestra ciudad. Debido a estas mejoras, cualquier familia que solicitó aprendizaje en el campus será invitada a regresar al campus una vez más.


Para que Cunningham pueda prepararse mejor para recibir estudiantes, le rogamos que nos lo haga saber aquí. Si es la primera vez que regresa al campus desde que abrimos en septiembre, háganoslo saber en la sección de notas.


Por favor recuerde que el viernes 29 de enero es un día asincrónico en todo el distrito. Los maestros estarán disponibles por la mañana para comunicarse con los estudiantes, brindar intervención en grupos pequeños y apoyar a su alumno. Las experiencias de aprendizaje asincrónico también se publicarán en Blend y Seesaw. La asistencia se tomará en base a la participación y realización de tareas.


Cobra fuerte,


Heather Petruzzini


Principal


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* Durante la entrega y la recogida, les pedimos a todos los adultos que usen su máscara y permanezcan en su vehículo para que todos estén seguros y protegidos. Si camina para dejarlo, póngase la máscara.


* Envíe a los niños a la escuela con máscaras todos los días.

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January 29th - AISD Asynchronous Learning Day for Students (No Face-to-Face Learning for Students)


February 4th - 3:30 CAC, 5:00 PTA Executive Board, 6:00 PTA Meeting - see PTA webpage for more information


February 12th - District of Innovation Day - No School for Students


February 15th - Professional Learning Day for Teachers - No School for Students


February 26th - AISD Asynchronous Learning Day for Students (No Face-to-Face Learning for Students)


March 5th - AISD Asynchronous Learning Day for Students (No Face-to-Face Learning for Students)


March 15th - March 19th - Spring Break!



April 2nd - Staff Development - No School for Students



April 6th - STAAR Writing (Grade 4)


April 9th - AISD Asynchronous Learning Day for Students (No Face-to-Face Learning for Students)


May 11th - STAAR Math (Grades 3 - 5)


May 12th - STAAR Reading (Grades 3 - 5)


May 13th - STAAR Science (Grades 3 - 5)


May 31st - Memorial Day - No School


June 3rd - Last Day for Students



*Please check back for updates!

Tech Tips

PTA Advocacy Update

Texas Legislature 101 Information Session

The Texas Legislature is in session! Decisions made at the Capitol could affect your campus. This event is the third and final in a series that will educate families about how their tax dollars work for students and provide the tools to engage through every step of the process—from your local school’s budget to the Texas Legislature. This event will focus on how the legislative process works and how you can get involved in the decisions that affect our schools. Please plan to join us Tues., Jan. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom for our Texas Legislature 101 Information Session.

Register to participate via Zoom.

For more information email gabriella.beker@austinisd.org or call 512-414-9774.

Upcoming PTA Meeting Information

Texas PTA asks that we only provide Zoom links to those who pre-register for the meeting, which you may do here: https://forms.gle/y91nh7Q31hWHynTa9


The meeting schedule for the rest of the year is:

  • February 4
  • March 4
  • April 1 (Elections meeting)


Dates are subject to change. All meetings will begin at 6pm.

A Handbook for Blend & Seesaw

Your one-stop-shop as a Caregiver for Blend (all grades) and Seesaw (for Pk - 2nd).

Un Manual de Blend y Seesaw

Tu ventanilla unica como cuidador para Blend (todos los grados) y Seesaw (para PreK-2do)