Cunningham Messenger

November 3rd

Principal's Message

Dear CunningFAM,

It's the time of year when we get to pause and consider how grateful we are: I am grateful to be a part of the CunningFAM. Our hope is that you and your student(s) feel loved, valued, and supported here at Cunningham. Please let us know how we are doing and any insight you have for us in terms of taking our Care & Customer Service to the next level by taking this short survey: We CARE about our CunningFAM!

Cobra Strong,

Heather Petruzzini & Roxanna Rodriguez

Principal & Assistant Principal

Mary E. Cunningham Elementary

Mensaje de la directora

Es la época del año en la que podemos hacer una pausa y considerar lo agradecidos que estamos: estoy agradecido de ser parte de CunningFAM. Esperamos que usted y su (s) estudiante (s) se sientan amados, valorados y apoyados aquí en Cunningham. Háganos saber cómo lo estamos haciendo y cualquier información que tenga para nosotros en términos de llevar nuestra atención y servicio al cliente al siguiente nivel, respondiendo a esta breve encuesta: ¡Nos preocupamos por nuestro CunningFAM!
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November 11th - 5:30 to 7:30pm - Fall Academic Showcase - Stop by for some fun with Music, Art, and PE!

November 18th - 3:30 CAC, 6:00 PTA

November 22nd - November 26th - Fall Break

December 10th - School Pictures

December 20th - January 3rd - Winter Break

*Please check back for updates!

** Dates Subject to Change!

Friday Assembly Zoom Link

Password: Cobras2021

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Holiday Donation Programs and Ways to Give!

Dear families,

The holiday season is around the corner. Cunningham is now accepting donations of gift cards for Cobra families in need. Gift cards should be in $25 increments and can be dropped off or mailed directly to the school. (Sorry no e-gift cards this year). Click HERE to learn more and to sign up to donate to Cunningham's Holiday Giving 2021!

If you are a family in need this holiday season, please fill out this Google form with your information. Donated gift cards will be distributed the week of December 13th.


Operation Blue Santa is now accepting applications. The mission of the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa is to provide toys and food for families in need during the holiday season. Click HERE to visit their website to learn more and apply. Application deadline is 11/24/21.

Toys for Tots application can be found HERE. Application deadline is 11/30/21.

Jr. League of Austin is accepting donations and requests for their Coats for Kids program. Coats will be distributed via curbside pick-up 12/4/21-12/6/21at the Junior League of Austin Community Impact Center, located at 5330 Bluffstone Lane, Austin, TX 78759. Click HERE for more info.

With Peace, Love, and Gratitude,

Ms. O'Connor

Middle School

Dear 5th grade families,

This year AISD is featuring a common application for Magnet Middle Schools and Single-Gendered School.

Information and the application can be found here -

The common application is STEP ONE in applying. Students will also take part in a virtual interview and (virtual or in-person) timed essay writing session. (Ann Richards essay is not timed.)

Save the Date -

11/4 Kealing Virtual Parent Info Session - sign up HERE

11/11 Kealing In-Person Showcase, 5:30-7:30pm @ Kealing MS

11/10 Lively Virtual Parent Info Night 1 - sign up HERE

12/8 Lively Virtual Parent Info Night 2 - sign up HERE

1/12 Lively Open House, 5:30-7:30pm @ Lively MS


Please see Kealing and/or Lively's recruitment flyer below for the full timeline!

AISD CARES - Let's Talk!

Let's Talk is an online tool that takes your questions and feedback and sends it directly to the appropriate staff members for follow up.


The Recognizing All Valuable Employees or RAVE Program was created to honor those staff members who take the extra steps to provide equitable and exceptional experiences.

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