Parent-Teacher group sets ‘Fall Feast’ Nov. 6

Rockdale ISD’s Parent-Teacher Organization has announced changes to their annual festival, group president Tiffany Prestridge has announced.

“This year, the PTO will host a Fall Feast from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6,” Prestridge said. “The Feast will feature a spaghetti supper, which is something new for PTO. There will still be several games, prizes and other activities such as fall pictures in addition to the annual basket auction.” Tickets are $7 for adults (10 and over) and $5 for children (under 2 are free).

Tickets w ill be sold in the offices of the elementary, intermediate and junior high schools, Prestridge said. To-go plates will be available. The event will be held at the Rockdale Intermediate School campus.

PTO is currently seeking unique auction items. If you have an item you are willing to donate, please contact Prestridge at 512- 269-9378. You can reach PTO at

Class offered to parents for learning English

Parents of English Language Learners will have an opportunity to learn English themselves through a class offered to the community.

“This is an opportunit y to learn English, ask questions, learn how to help your child with schoolwork and make new friends,” Susan Boyd 21st CCLC coordinator said.

Classes are on Tuesday evening from 6-8 in Rockdale Elementary School, room 37. For more information, contact Guadalupe Orozco at 512-446-0545 or 512- 430-2818.

Input sought on old elementary building

MILANO–School officials are asking for input from community members on what should be done with the old elementary school buildings near the Charlie Martin City Park.

The buildings and old campus became vacated during the summer when grades Pre-K through fifth were moved to the now renovated 1939-era WPA building on North Fifth Street next to the Milano football field.

An informal suggestion box has been set up on the school’s website, There is no timeline set on a decision.

Milano PATCH sets meeting, wants box tops

MILANO–Milano ISD’s PATCH (Parent, Teacher, Child) Club has set its next meeting, spokesperson Marie Bakken said. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the elementary school.

Box tops are such an easy way for the schools to make money, that is why the Milano Elementary PATCH Club is collecting the Educational Box Tops again this year. You can find them on certain food and soup labels.

Just turn them in at the school office or your student can turn them in to their teacher. The school gets money back when they send them in–the more labels, the more money for our students, Bakken said.

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