2B and 2D News

April 4th - April 8th

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What We Are Learning This Week

Language Arts: This week, we will be reading Catching the Moon by Crystal Hubbard. We will write summaries of the story and learn more about figurative and literal phrases. In spelling this week, we will be studying words with the consonants ph, gh, ck, and ng. Our spelling test will be on Friday, April 8th.

Social Studies: We will continue our unit on Citizenship. Students will identify various United States symbols such at the Liberty Bell, Mound Rushmore, the Star Spangled Banner, American Flag and the Statue of Liberty.

Math: This week the students will be introduced fractions. Students will learn to partition objects into halves, fourths, and eighths. Students will be able to identify fractional parts of objects.

Science: This week students will explore magnets and how they are used in everyday life.

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Please send in headphones or earbuds!

Parents, we are asking that each student bring a pair of headphones or ear buds to keep at school if they don't have them here already. When using technology such as ipads or computers, it makes it much less distracting for other students when each child has his/her own pair and can focus on their assignment instead of background noise. Please send a pair of headphones or earbuds in with your child on Monday, it is best to keep them safe in a clear ziplock bag labeled with your child's name. Feel free to send in an extra pair for a child in need, thank you SO much!


We are in need of a volunteer for ALL FOUR DAYS of this coming week. As a reminder, our lunch is from 11:45-12:15 and your child's teacher appreciates you coming to help! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!


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Austin Intramural's Needs YOUR Help!

Are you interested in getting involved at Austin? We have an opportunity for you that only requires an hour and fifteen minutes of your time on either a Monday or Tuesday (or both) afternoon from 3:15-4:30. This semester, we are offering soccer to our 2nd – 5th grader learners. As of 2:00 on Friday 4/1 we have a total of about 52 soccer stars headed our way on Monday 4/4. We want this to be an enjoyable experience for all, and we believe that we can assure more success with more adults and thus smaller soccer teams. Please let Mr. Girard (bgirard@coppellisd.com) know if you are interested and able to help on either Mondays or Tuesdays (or both) after school. We sure would appreciate your help.

Brandon Girard

Assistant Principal

Austin Elementary

(214) 496-7300

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Hi Austin Families,

It’s Scout, Medleigh, & Mahayle here! We are 5th grade Girl Scouts working on our Bronze award. Our project is called “Project Home Run”! Our goal is to raise enough money to help give our Austin ball field a facelift!

Popcorn Friday is happening for the next few weeks!

Here’s how it works:

Monday – Wednesday: Students bring their money in. Popcorn is jus $1 a bag!

Friday: We deliver the popcorn during our 5th grade recess!

Check us out on our Facebook page!

If you have any questions, you can email us at projecthomerun4632@gmail.com

Thank you!

Mahayle, Medleigh, and Scout

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Austin Sonic Night!

Please join Austin staff and families at Sonic on Denton Tap on April 13th from 5:00-8:00 PM! Drop by that evening any time and part of the proceeds will go to Austin PTO! You might even see some of your favorite teachers delivering food! :)

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

To read more about our SEM journey, please check out the SEM newsletter! https://www.smore.com/5gffg

Great Expectations of the Week

Life Principle: Effort

Quote: “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” –John Ruskin

Healthy Tip: Sometimes when you exercise, your breathing may get faster. This is called aerobic exercise. Getting aerobic exercise every day is good for your heart.

Important Dates

*April 4th - Please sign and return report cards to school

*April 9th - Pre-K Exploration Fair

*April 10th - Mrs. Trueblood's Birthday!

*April 11th - PTO Meeting

*April 12th - 2nd Grade Musical

*April 13th - Austin Sonic Night!

*April 18th - Austin Night at the Museum 5:00-7:00PM

Austin Elementary

At Austin Elementary, we are driven to unlock the passion and cultivate the uniqueness inherent in every learner.

Popcorn Fridays!