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Astronotes for February 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016 | Bud Whileyman


Next Monday, February 22nd, we will begin the new pickup and drop off procedures.  The details of the new procedure are listed on the Austin Elementary School webpage (click here for details).  Please help us to make this a smooth transition by being patient and courteous to other drivers and staff.  We ask that you do not park in the driveway in front of the school as the buses will use this area for pickup.  Cars parked here will keep the buses from entering and exiting the school grounds.  We have asked the Sheriff’s Department to help us in directing traffic for the first few days of this change.  Once everyone gets into the routine of how things will operate, we will continue with Mr. Jerry helping to direct traffic.  Students who are picked up by car will now be sitting by grade level in the gym awaiting their name to be called to load their vehicle.  The pickup will be much more organized and students will be protected inside in case of bad weather.  There will be 7 designated positions outside on the pickup porch.  Students will be directed to the number location of their car.  I know some of you are not happy with this change and would prefer to keep things as is.  Change is always difficult and we all have a hard time changing our routines.  This decision was made with input from the Sheriff’s office, Pecan Grove Fire Department, EMS services, and the LCISD Operations Department.  Ultimately I had to make the final decision and felt the change was in the best interest of safety for the school and the community.  If you have any questions concerning the new procedures,  please do not hesitate to call the school.  

Calendar of Events


18th       Wessendorff Counselor on campus to assist the 5th grade students with entering their course selections in the computer
18th       Art Club
19th       School Store Open 11:00am - 1:00pm
19th       The NED Show 1:00-1:45pm
22nd      New Pickup and Dropoff procedures begin

22nd      Just Run Running Club

23rd      Choir Club 

29th       Just Run Running Club
1st        Choir Club

2nd       Read Across America Day - all students can wear pajamas to school!

4th        School Store open 11am - 1pm

5th        Austin's 5k Moonwalk & Fun Run  REGISTER NOW
8th        Choir Club

9th        IL Primo Spirit Day & Night with 3rd grade teachers waitressing 5-8pm

11th      Early Release 11:30am
14th - 18th   Spring Break Holiday
15th      9'ers Grill Spirit Day

21st      Just Run Running Club 

22nd     Choir Club

24th      Kindergarten Egg Drop & Egg Hunt
24th      Art Club

25th      Student Holiday
28th      Student Holiday

29th      Choir Club
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