5th Grade Roo News

Week of March 30 to April 3

March Character Trait---Forgiveness

APRIL CHARACTER TRAIT---HUMILITY

Support Project Sensory on March 30th!!

Let Chili's do the cooking while we support Weatherford I.S.D. at the same time. With each flyer presented on Monday Chili's will donate 10% of the event day sales back to this great organization.

The Weatherford I.S.D. Give Back Event is: March 30th, 2015 All Day only at: Weatherford 128 E. I-20 Weatherford, TX 76087-8556 817-594-1661 - www.chilis.com

What is Project Sensory?

Project Sensory is a project that is focused on helping students with Autism and other special needs. This project includes students, teachers, and community members in a combined effort to build and develop a secondary level sensory lab. Students from interior design, health science technology, and agriculture classes will all support the development of this room along with assistance from WISD staff. The project is self run and depends on donations and support from people like you! What is a Sensory Lab you ask? A Sensory Lab is a place where Autistic and special needs students can go to self-calm or self-regulate behaviors to help them before more successful in school. A sensory lab provides this for them. A campus based Sensory Lab s may contain various motor lab equipment such as a swing, treadmill, recumbent bike, and other workout equipment. It may also include bean bag chairs, sensory lighting, sit-n-spin, bubble tubes, scene projection, and calming music. These items all help the sensory needs of Autistic and special needs students. Currently we have close to twenty students at the high school who would benefit from such a lab. In the future, we could have as many as 25-30 students who would need the advantages of this room. For the district, this room could potentially help over 150 or more students with Autism and special needs. How can I help? Support in any way you can and help us spread the word. Get to know our autistic students, buy a t-shirt, buy a bracelet, and volunteer to help with Project Sensory. Be involved on April 2nd and April 30th during #LIUB (Light It Up Blue) month.

Camp Grady Spruce Forms and donations are needed by APRIL 6th!

The countdown is on! There is just 1 1/2 weeks until we leave for Camp Grady Spruce at Possum Kingdom Lake. Student packets with release form and other information needs to be completed and returned by the 6th of April along with supply donation.

Emergency Contacts for Camp Grady Spruce

Yearbook Photos Needed!!!

https://www.smore.com/3ppxa-2014-2015-austin-yearbooks-on-sale

Please send any photos that you may have to the Dena Holbrook at austinroosyearbook@yahoo.com for the 2014-2015 Austin Elementary Yearbook! Thanks for your HELP!!

What's Happening This Week

3/30 Project Share Chili's Fundraiser--ALL Day

3/31 5th Grade Reading STAAR test

4/2 Wear Blue to Support Autism Awareness

4/3 Good Friday-No School

Upcoming Events

4/8-4/10 5th Grade goes to Camp Grady Spruce!!

4/17 Austin Elementary's 1st Color Run!! 6-8 pm

4/27-5/5 Early Voting for WISD Bond

Teacher Website Links

Stephen F. Austin Elementary

The Mission of Austin Elementary is to TEACH, CHALLENGE, and INSPIRE each student in a safe, nurturing environment, to succeed in the global community.