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11104 Oakview Drive
Austin, TX 78759
512-464-5500

Shelly Hohmann - Principal
Amie Schultze - Asst. Principal

Office Hours: 7:15 am - 4:15 pm
School Hours: 7:45 am - 2:45 pm


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Our Mission

Caraway Elementary will provide a joyous learning environment where students are encouraged to love learning and serve as positive contributors to society.

Our vision

CarawayCommitment, CharacterCompassion

 

Latest News

Math Word of the Week
Each week one 5th grade math vocabulary word will be chosen as the math Word of the Week.  This week's word:
dividend ÷ divisor = quotient

Example:   in 12 ÷ 3 = 4, 3 is the divisor, and12 is the dividend, and 4 is the quotient
Click HERE to watch our Student Video 
*To switch it up a bit, the class that emails me the most correct definitions will get a class prize.
  


Character for the  month of April/May

CharacterBegin Balanced Feels Best / Self Esteem

ANothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/


Box TopSpring Box Tops Contest 2014 is in Full Swing - ends April 15, 2014
  • Remember to Bundle your Box Tops and put your child’s name on the baggie and turn them into the specially marked collection bag in your child’s classroom.
  • NO EXPIRED BOX TOPS please (if the expiration date is cut off, we cannot count the Box Top).
  • We will accept Labels for Education, but they will not count towards the Spring Contest totals.

 

Rewards & Prizes

  • Prize for the Class in Each Grade with the Most Box Tops: Extra Recess
  • Prize for the Class with the Most Box Tops of the Entire School: Popsicle Party
  • Rewards – For each bag of 10 or more Box Tops turned in and labeled with the student’s name, students will receive a coupon to Learning Express.

 

A FEW WAYS TO EARN BOX TOPS FROM HOME

Earn Box Tops Shopping At Your Favorite Online Stores

 

Did you know you can earn Box Tops for Caraway:

  • when you shop online at stores like Walmart, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Shutterfly, Old Navy, Gap, The Children’s Place, Justice, Osh Kosh, Carters, Lowe’s, Lego, Kmart, Home Depot,
  • when you make reservations for hotels such as Marriott, Wyndham, Ramada, Knights Inn, Howard Johnson, Day’s Inn,
  • when you download apps, music and videos on iTunes, and
  • when you book plane tickets on Southwest Airlines or through Expedia? Here’s how: 

 

Register at www.boxtops4education.com and select Caraway Elementary.  Then Bookmark this page and go here first every time you are going to shop online:http://www.boxtops4education.com/marketplace/browsestores. For these eBoxTops to count toward class totals, please email Sherri Eastley atseastley@pirkeybarber.com showing the number of Box Tops earned with your purchase.

 

Also, earn eBox Tops through sites like www.2ways2earn.com and Randall’s.  We accept eBoxTops and can redeem those for you if you turn in the coupon you receive from Randall’s. 

 

Announcements

Let‘s Get Ready for Field Day… “Owl Strong Field Day” on Friday May 2nd. 

This is an incredibly fun day!  To help our field day be a huge success, we will need many, many, many volunteers.  Please be on the lookout for more information coming soon.  Please consider joining us for this event.  Volunteer at Signup Genius by April 25.

 

http://tinyurl.com/aevkb4d

In addition, you have the option to walk with your child’s class and enjoy their smiles up close!  **Please Note:  All volunteers must have completed the RRISD volunteer application.**



2014-2015 School Supplies NOW!

School Supply Pre-order purchases are available starting NOW!

School Supplies will be delivered to your chilod's classroom before Meet the Teacher in August.
There are two ways to order:

1. online at www.epipacks.com; Enter school ID, CAR939

2. complete the order form that will be sent home in next Tuesday's folder and return to your child's teacher

***Make sure to order for NEXT year's grade level***

Why should you order your Child's School Supplies through Caraway PTA and EPI? 

- To save you precious time and money!

- Pre-Order your School Supply Packs in the Spring and have a Stress-Free Summer!!
- Each pack is full of supplies hand picked by your child's teacher and will be delivered  to your child's classroom for Meet the Teacher.
- Because our school orders hundreds of packs a year, EPI is able to provide Name-Brand items for discounted prices you won't be able to beat retail!



Caraway Cares Spring 2014 Food Drive April 14-18
​​Each grade level is challenged to fill a Capital Area Food Bank box the week of the drive.  If each grade reaches the goal, our school will donate 450 pounds of food - enough for CAFB to provide 375 meals to hungry Central Texans.

April 4th,  Our third annual Family Fun Night!
Put your tennis shoes on, grab the family and head to Caraway Elementary Friday, April 4th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for an hour of fun!

This past Friday our school was lucky enough to have the district Superintendent, Dr. Flores, visit and speak during the monthly No Place for Hate Student Coalition meeting. Dr. Flores discussed the importance of strong student leaders in schools, and he even introduced the concept of the Buddy Bench to these specific students in third through fifth grade.               Buddy Bench with Whole Group

The Buddy Bench is a national movement to prevent any child from feeling alone or bored during recess and on the playground. The idea was started by a 2nd grader in Pennsylvania, and Buddy Benches can now be found in schools all over the country.

With the help of handymen in her family, Ms. Ray built and painted a Buddy bench for Caraway’s own playground. We will now be the 3rd school in Texas to have this special bench on our campus. To conclude the No Place for Hate Meeting, Dr. Flores helped dedicate the bench to Ms. Hohmann for her years dedicated to our students. A plaque in her honor can now be seen on the bench.

The No Place for Hate Members will be visiting with their classes and learning buddies to further explain the purpose of the bench to the rest of the students. Soon it will be on our playground, so be sure to be on the lookout.

Visit : http://buddybench.org/ for more information.

The results are in!  Our students did an outstanding job of representing Caraway at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival.  Out of 14 students, 9 of them won first place ribbons.  And, Aubrey won a 2nd place Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) award for her project, “When aerodynamics best using foam gliders”.  Only about 20 special awards like the SWE award are given for thousands of entries, so to win one of them is a very significant accomplishment. Congratulations to all our participants!

Join the RRISD Partners in Education Foundation as they seek to get community funding for a special Caraway project lead by our very own Jessica Cagle!

Project Description:  

Stability Balls for 50 students to begin a transition from chairs during writing workshop.  Studies have shown benefits of stability balls for students including increased posture and blood flow to the brain as a catalyst for improved writing performance, comfort when writing and less fatigue while writing.

Amount Requested:  $1,700
How can you help:

Go to www.rrisdeducationfoundation.org today and make a donation of any size and invite your friends and neighbors to join us!