Cunningham Messenger

September 29th

It's Fall, Y'all!

Good Evening, CunningFAM!

We hope everyone is starting to enjoy the somewhat cooler weather. Rain is on the way so perhaps we'll cool down a bit more in the days to come.

We are resending the link for Income Verification. We are so close to having all the forms we need. Please take a moment to use this generic link to complete the Income Verification Form:

We hope everyone has a great week and we'll see you soon!

Cobra Strong,

Heather Petruzzini & Roxanna Rodriguez

Principal & Assistant Principal

Mary E. Cunningham Elementary

Mensaje de la directora

Buenas noches, CunningFAM!

Esperamos que todos estén empezando a disfrutar del clima algo más fresco. La lluvia está en camino, así que quizás nos enfríemos un poco más en los próximos días.

Estamos reenviando el enlace para la verificación de ingresos. Estamos tan cerca de tener todos los formularios que necesitamos. Tómese un momento para usar este enlace genérico para completar el Formulario de verificación de ingresos:

¡Esperamos que todos tengan una gran semana y nos vemos pronto!

Cobra Strong,

Heather Petruzzini & Roxanna Rodriguez

Principal & Assistant Principal

Mary E. Cunningham Elementary

Friday Assembly Zoom Link

Password: Cobras2021

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September 30th - Parent Coffee Chat - GT Testing for Grade 3 - 5

Zoom Link

Password: CoffeeChat

October 1 - 7:45 am - PK-2 Assembly

October 8 - 7:45 am - Whole School Assembly

October 11th - Parent-Teacher Conferences - Homeroom teachers will send out sign-ups. Please reach out to teachers if you have not heard from them.

October 15th - 7:45 am 3 - 5 Assembly

  • End of Quarter 1

Important Dates beyond the First 9 Weeks

October 22nd - PTA Fall Fest @ Thicket

November 11th - 5:30 to 7:30pm - Fall Academic Showcase

November 22nd - November 26th - Fall Break

December 20th - January 3rd - Winter Break

*Please check back for updates!

** Dates Subject to Change!

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Gifted & Talented Program 3rd-5th grade ---UPDATE!!!

Dear Families,

Exciting update - (With parent/guardian permission) Cunningham will be screening ALL 3rd - 5th graders for Gifted & Talented this fall. If you haven't already, we need all parents/guardians to fill out this permission form.


  • Why are we doing this? To ensure equity in our screening process.
  • What is the screener? An online test called the CogAT, measuring 3 areas - Verbal (linguistic reasoning), Quantitative (mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills) and NonVerbal (visual/spatial reasoning)
  • What if my student already is in the GT program? Their qualification doesn't change, we will screen them again just to update their records with more recent scores.
  • When will the testing take place? During the month of October
  • When we will have the results of the screener? By early November

Questions? Email -

With Peace, Love, and Gratitude,

Ms. O'Connor

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Austin ISD Family Resource Guide 2021-22

Are you an AISD family, student, educator, or partner looking for resources for your student, family, or school? If so, this online resource guide is meant for you. Use this page to find and explore community and AISD resources: food, housing, legal, financial, transportation, after-school programs, community centers, and learning resources including ESL and GED services, computer literacy, cultural enrichment, and family literacy.

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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.


Help us envision our AISD future! The district’s draft facility assessment reports and Educational Specification updates are ready for your feedback!

Check out our school’s reports by visiting and fill out the feedback form no later than Sunday, Sept. 26

Visit to learn more about how these documents fit into the district’s long-range planning process—which will help determine which improvements and new facilities are included in our next bond!

The above message is also available in Spanish.

Virtual Talent Show- "Proud to be Hispanic"

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