The Austin Buzz November 2023

Mary B. Austin Elementary

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The Principal Buzz, by Melissa Whigham

Attention parents of 3rd through 5th grade students, we will be hosting a Thanksgiving Lunch on November 9th. Kindly review the lunch times for your child's class below.

Please note that Christmas Lunch will be available for parents of children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.

4th Grade 11:00-11:30

Ms. Pope

Ms. Sias

Mrs. Reed

5th Grade 11:40-12:10

Mrs. Savell

Ms. Squires

Mrs. Dawson

3rd Grade 12:20-12:50

Ms. Hadley

Mrs. Rose

Ms. Buhmann

Mrs. Haywood

Morning Carpool Reminders:

  • When approaching the 4-way stop near the school, please remember to leave a car-length space in every direction, allowing resident traffic to continue while waiting in the carpool line.
  • The carpool line begins at 7:40 a.m. It is crucial to be in line before 8:10 a.m. to ensure your child arrives on time for class. Students should be in their classroom by 8:15 a.m.
  • Late arrivals must have a parent walk them to the front entrance of the building to sign the tardy log in the office.

Afternoon Carpool Reminders:

  • EDC students must be signed out daily at the connector and picked up after 3:30 p.m. unless a written note is provided to the child's teacher.
  • Due to our buses loading in the back of the school, turn left on Cedars. This is to ensure the safety of our students.

Uniform Reminder:

  • As a reminder, students are not allowed to wear hooded sweatshirts inside the building. The uniform policy permits solid outerwear in red, navy, or white with or without MBA logos.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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LifeChanger of the Year Award

5th Grade PBL: Can Do Good!

As part of their PBL this semester, our 5th graders are sponsoring a non-perishable food drive to benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast. Please see the flyer below (created by our 5th graders) for more information.

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MBA House System Updates

House Shirts

All house shirts have been handed out. Your child can wear their house shirts on Fridays. We definitely want to see them for our next House Meeting on November 30th!

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Mark Your Calendar for November & December Events and Important Dates

  • November 7th - Spelling Bee...this will be livestreamed on our Morning Buzz link at 9am
  • November 8th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • November 9th - Thanksgiving Lunch for 3rd - 5th grades (see schedule above)
  • November 10th - Veteran's Day Observed No School
  • November 15th- Crumble Cookie Spirit Night
  • November 15th - Holiday Pictures
  • November 17th- Alabama vs. Auburn Day
  • November 20th - 24th - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 1st - Treehouse Meeting
  • December 7th - Christmas Lunch for K-2
2nd Grade 10:40 -11:10

1st Grade 11:20-11:50

Kindergarten 12:20 - 12:50

  • December 14th -Christmas Pajama Day
  • December 14th - Class Christmas Parties (More information will be provided by the homeroom teacher)
  • December 15th - Student's Last Day of 2nd Quarter
  • December 18th - Teacher Workday
  • January 4th - First Day of 3rd Quarter
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PTA Information

PTA Store Open

If your child is in need of cold weather gear (sweatshirts,/jackets/long sleeve shirts), make sure to visit the PTA store to place an order.

Schoology Information

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