The Austin Buzz September 2023

Mary B. Austin Elementary

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The Principal Buzz, by Melissa Whigham

  • Attendance Matters: The state-wide twenty-day count will start on September 5th and will continue through October 3rd. Please make sure students are on time every day. Also, we ask that you limit early dismissals during this time as well. Students excel when in school daily.


  • Expectations: We are continuing to implement high expectations for academics and behavior for our students that are based on our "Roots Motto". We want to make sure that students represent the "Root's Motto" in everything they do every day. Students must "Dress for Success" in the appropriate uniform attire Monday through Thursday. Students may wear any color Spirit Shirt every Friday purchased through PTA or a school-sponsored event. Also, students will be held to high expectations to complete all classroom and homework assignments daily. We want to ensure that every student has access to their appropriate education every day at Austin. If you have questions about your child's progress, please email the teacher and set up a conference.


  • Carpool Reminders: Please make sure your carpool tag is displayed daily. This is to ensure the safety of all students. In addition, if your child does not come out timely, you will be moved to the fence and a teacher will bring your child to you. This allows our carpool to run smoothly.


  • Progress Reports: Students' quarterly progress will be available on Friday, September 8th in Schoology.


  • Snacks: Gatorades are sold Monday-Friday for $1.00 during PE and Ice Cream is sold on Fridays only for $1.00.


  • Title 1 & PTA Open House: Please join us for the Title One Meeting on September 12th in the cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Following the meeting, we invite parents to attend the PTA Open House at 6:15 p.m. in the classrooms to explore the wonderful activities and learning that have occurred so far. We hope to see everyone there!

MBA House System Kick-off

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Grandparent and Grand Grown Up Day

Who: Grandparents or A Grand-Grown-Up

What: A celebration of being grand and a chance to spend time with your student.

When: September 8th during Snack Time

  • Second Grade 10:00
  • First Grade 10:15
  • Kindergarten 11:00
  • Fourth Grade 12:15
  • Fifth Grade 12:15
  • Third Grade 12:45

Where: Classrooms

PTA Information

2023-2024 Red Ribbon Representative

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Congratulations Pepper!

We know you will represent our school well and we can't wait to take part in your Red Ribbon service project this year!

Upcoming Dates

  • September 1st - College Colors Day
  • September 4th - Labor Day
  • September 8th - Grandparent and Grand Grown Up Day
  • September 11th - Professional Development/Teacher Work Day
  • September 12th - Title 1 and Open House
  • September 29th - Treehouse Meetings

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Parent Resources

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Title I Information

Parents, please take a few minutes to complete the (2) yearly surveys for Mary B. Austin Elementary School for the 2023-2024 school year. Please honestly answer the questions about common interactions you may have throughout the year at the school. Surveys are anonymous. Please answer honestly. Thank you in advance for your participation.
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2023-2024 Uniform Policy

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