The Austin Buzz September 2022

Mary B. Austin Elementary

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The Principal Buzz, by Melissa Whigham

  • Attendance Matters: The state-wide twenty-day count started on September 6th and will continue through October 3rd. Please make sure students are on time every day. Also, we ask that you limit early dismissal's during this time as well. The classes with 100% daily attendance will receive a surprise treat.
  • Expectations: We are promoting new expectations behaviorally and academically 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.
  • House Systems: We will launch our House Systems this month, which is a club format that will incorporate our PBLs, Entrepreneurial Mindset, the 4C's (Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Communication), and Community Service. This will allow all students to have a place to "BEE-long". Our Innovative Houses will be the House of Respect (Red), House of Service (Turquoise), House of Leadership (Kelly Green), House of Courage (Orange), House of Perseverance (Purple), and House of Responsibility (Yellow).
  • 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' progress will be sent home on September 14th.
  • Snacks: Gatorades are sold Monday-Friday for $1.00 during PE and Ice Cream is sold on Fridays only for $1.00.

PTA Information

Counselor's Corner

Bully Prevention Week: November 14th-18th

Support Mary B. Austin to celebrate Bullying Prevention Week by purchasing this newly designed t-shirt. Our theme is "In a World where you can be anything BE Kind". The shirts are $12.00 for all sizes(Youth XS to Adult 3X). All monies and order forms should be clearly labeled in an envelope or Ziploc bag and returned to your child's teacher by September 28th. All checks are to be made out to MBA PTA.

Upcoming Dates

  • Sept. 14th Progress Reports sent home.
  • Sept. 22nd Yearbook pictures: Students must be in uniform.
  • Oct. 7th Last Day of 1st Quarter
  • Oct. 10th Teacher Workday: No School for Students
  • Oct. 11th 2nd Quarter Begins
  • Oct. 14th Fall Festival 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Parents we need your feedback: Please complete the following surveys about the culture and climate of Mary B. Austin & Community Engagement. Thanks so much for your input.

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