Dec. 3, 2019

Posted by Tamra Spence on 12/3/2019

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"For all the time and resources our organizations spend on team-building, we still seem to forget one simple truth: We're all on the same team."

QBQ: The Question Behind the Question

  

 

Jingle Mingle invite


Technology Dept. hosts Jingle Mingle on Dec. 5

October 26 is the deadline for the American Legion Professional Development Scholarship to be awarded on November 8 during the Veteran’s Day event at the Pfield. Applicants must be Veterans or active duty Reserves or Guard. The $600 award can be used for the professional development of your choice. Apply here.

 


 Tell me something good

Tell Us Something Good

Share a funny or random comment from one of your students! 

 

 

 


 

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Board approves 2020-2021 Calendar

The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees approved Calendar A for the 2020-2021 school year during it's November meeting. The instructional calendar is the result of a framework developed through collaboration between community, staff and district leadership. Please view the calendar below!

2020-2021 PfISD Calendar
 


 

Gala invite

Gala Silent Auction Gift Basket Contest

 
During our annual gala, we hold a silent auction to help raise additional funds to give to our District. Get together with your campus or teams, determine a theme, and fill your basket. All baskets are due to PEF by January 24, 2020.
 
The school or department whose basket raises the most money at the Gala will win a grant! Three lucky winners will walk away with:
 
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $100
 
 

 

Employee Years of Service

Pflugerville ISD will host its Annual Years of Service Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Courtyard Marriott Pflugerville. All employees who have 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 years of service to PfISD at the end of the current year will receive an invitation in January. If any staff member has a question about their years of service, the employee should to email their questions to Human.Resources@pfisd.net and reference the Years of Service list. 

 


  

PEF

PEF awards Mini-Grants!

Congratulations to Wieland Elementary, Mott Elementary, Pflugerville Elementary and Hendrickson High School on winning mini-grants given out by the Pflugerville Education Foundation. The “SurPrize Patrol” made up of PEF Board Members visited each campus to surprise the winners in November. You could be a winner too! The deadline for mini-grants is the last day of each month (weekends included). Grants range between $100 and $500. Apply here

 


 

PfISD Shirt District T-shirts for Sale

Pflugerville ISD is selling "We are Family" shirts to the community. If you would like to purchase a district t-shirt, please stop by the PfISD Administration Building (1401 W. Pecan St.) reception area during office hours, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Shirts are $5 each, cash only.

Currently, we only have medium, large (limited supply) and extra-large sizes available. Shirts will be sold until the supply runs out. There are no plans to order more shirts. Thank you for supporting PfISD.

 


 

Discount Childcare for District Staff

Pflugerville ISD, in partnership with YMCA of Greater Williamson County, on Oct. 28 will open its Northwest Elementary Child Development Center, offering discounted childcare for full-time district staff members. There is limited availability in the pilot program, with admission provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Childcare, from ages 8 weeks to 3 1/2 years, will be provided from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at Northwest Elementary School, 14014 Thermal Drive, Austin. Discounted rates are listed below. Rates include breakfast, lunch and snack. 

Payments will be deducted from the employee’s paycheck on the 27th of each month beginning Nov. 27, 2019 through June 27, 2020. Proration will occur based on the student's start date.

To apply, download and complete the YMCA Childcare application and return it to your campus front office.

Age

Monthly Rate

   

8 weeks to 18 months

$700

18 months to 3 years

$625

3 1/2-year-olds 

$575

For more information, please contact Phil Hooper at 512-615-7870.

 


 

Social Media Help us share the great stories on Social Media!

We’re excited to let you know about a new and easier way for you to submit photos and videos to the Community Relations Staff to use on social media.

A new email account has been established to help streamline the process of submitting content. If you have photos, videos or other content ideas you think deserve to be on your campus or the district’s social media accounts, you can now email them to SocialMedia@pfisd.net

This will help us collect more content from teachers, administrators and staff members in the trenches doing the great work to make this district so successful.

How do I submit content?

Email your photos or videos to SocialMedia@pfisd.net and include a short description of what is happening (who, what, when, where, why) and you MUST include the names of students who appear in the photos/videos. ** This is important so the Community Relations staff can check parental permissions before posting the content.** 

We prefer that you send in no more than 4 photos at a time.

Don’t know what to submit? Here are a few ideas:

  • Students interacting/working together for a learning activity
  • Students having fun learning (kids smiling is the best content of all!)
  • Students helping each other
  • Students being helpful in the classroom
  • Teachers being supportive
  • If it supports our mission, vision and core beliefs, send it our way.
  • 100 Social Media Ideas

  

Board Bytes

The Board of Trustees took action on a variety of items at the November regular meeting. Among other items, they approved Webber Commercial as the general contractor for the district's new middle school and elementary school to be located on the Weiss property, the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar and HVAC replacements at various campuses. 

To view the entire Board Meeting video, visit the district's YouTube page.

  

coming soon

  • Board of Trustees Workshop: Dec. 5
  • Board of Trustees Meeting: Dec. 19
  • Student Early Release: Dec. 20
  • Winter Break: Dec. 23-Jan. 3

 

Perk of the Month

Austin Spurs
13581 Pond Springs Rd., Suite 108, Austin
Website: www.austinspurs.com
Contact: Perri Travillion (ptravillion@attcenter.com) 512-236-8333
Up to 45% discount off regular price for regular season home games.

 

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