Mustang Weekly

Week of August 24th

"Don't hope for a great school year. MAKE it a great year. DESIGN FOR a great year." - Lori Vicenzo

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There's something "fresh" about the start of this school year! Fresh paint, fresh furniture, fresh carpet, fresh kids (okay, maybe not "fresh" kids).

I'd like for us to capture as much of tomorrow as we can! Please tweet out your favorite pictures, moments, and kids' quotes using #AustinBackToSchool. We'll have a little something special for our "Top Tweeter" tomorrow afternoon!

First Week Happenings...

Here's a reminder about a few special first week happenings...

  • Kids will come straight to the classrooms Monday-Thursday. We will also allow parents to walk their kids down this first week.
  • Tomorrow morning is the PTO's BooHoo/Yahoo Breakfast in the Library. Please help us by reminding parents to head to Library after dropping off their kids.
  • This Friday morning will be our back to school Rise & Shine! I ask that you are in the Gym at 7:30 to help your class find their line/location.

Here's to a great week back!

SMORE Campus License

A few of you have received an email from SMORE regarding a campus license for subscriptions. I have requested a quote, and learned it would be a little out of our price range for a full license. We might possibly be able to purchase a license for each classroom educator though.

To help me make a decision, here is what I need from you... Team Leaders, please email me the answers to the following-

  • Would your team use a license if it was purchased?
  • How many licenses would you team use? 1 per teacher? 1 per rotation?

Thank you!

Curriculum Courier

Please see the button below for the back to school edition of the Curriculum Courier. If you are new to CISD, this is a weekly newsletter from our Curriculum Dept that includes updates, trainings, etc from each content area.

A few things to note in this issue-

  • Dates/info regarding BOY assessments
  • Dates for the upcoming Stop, Collaborate, & Listen (hosted HERE at Austin!). Please make sure each team is represented.
  • Science pre- and post- unit assessments

Red & Black Shirts

As the CISD Ed Foundation shared at Convocation on Friday, it's time again for the Red & Black educator shirts! If you'd like to purchase a shirt ($15), Jenny will be accepting orders through Sept 4th. You may also purchase a shirt online using the button below.

You heard the Foundation and Dr. Waldrip mention Red & Black Jeans Days. You may also use this shirt for a jeans day each Thursday through October. :)

Let's support our Ed Foundation!

Morning Announcements

Brandon and I will lead the announcements this first week. Please see below for the button to sign up your class for a week (s).

Life Principle - Integrity

Quote - "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matter of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson

Healthy Tip - Eat at least 3 servings of vegetables per day.

Week At A Glance

Monday - #AustinBackToSchool

  • First Day Back!
  • BooHoo/Yahoo Breakfast in the Library


  • Enjoy your day!


  • Hopefully you're getting back in your groove!


  • Almost through the 1st week.


  • Rise & Shine Schedule
  • Rise & Shine (7:50), Teachers in Gym @ 7:30
  • E-Time

Looking Ahead...

Sept 1st - K/1/2 Curriculum Night at 6:00-7:00

Sept 2nd - 3:30 - Faculty Meeting (Behavior RtI Update)

Sept 3rd - 3/4/5 Curriculum Night at 6:00-7:00 (5th Pine Cove Meeting @ 7:00)

Sept 4th - E-Time