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Fall Fest Tickets Go On Sale Friday!

Fall Fest Tickets go on sale Friday!

Ticket Information

Tickets will be sold outside the gym in the morning, and by the car turn-around after school.

Games and activities are 1-3 tickets each
Tickets are $0.50 each
Buy 22 tickets ($11 value) for only $10.

Tickets will be on sale at drop-off and pick-up on
Friday, October 19th and Friday, October 26th

The discount is only available before the event.


Help Needed for Ticket Sales for Fall Fest Friday October 19th & Friday October 26th

Fall Fest needs your help to assist with ticket sales on Friday, October 19th and 26th. Right now, we don't have enough parents for all the volunteering slots. Help is needed in the morning and afternoon.

With your help, we can sell tickets for parents and students, and allow people to get the pricing discount before the event.

Please follow this link to sign up.

Thanks for your help!


Calling All Crafty People!

Becker needs your donations of fun School Spirit items for our next Friday Funday on November 2nd!

We would greatly appreciate anything you can come up with for us to sell as signs of Becker Pride... pom-poms, barrets, key chains...etc in our school colors, or paw prints, or Bobcat style.
No amount is too small!

Contact dianegrodek [at] for more info

Thanks for your Support!


Dual Language Program Expansion and Extension Community Meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 17: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Perez Elementary Cafeteria*
7500 South Pleasant Valley Rd.
*Presentation will be given in Spanish with English translation available
Thursday, Oct. 18: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Ridgetop Elementary Auditorium
5005 Caswell Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 28: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Garcia Middle School Cafeteria
7414 Johnny Morris Rd.


¡Venta: Las playeras del Festival de Otoño!

Fecha: 12 de octubre, antes de la escuela (cerca del gimnasio), y
después de la escuela (en frente de la escuela, afuera)

Los tamaños y los precios:
$10 para todos los tamaños de niños (XS - L)
$15 para los tamaños de adultos de pequeño a extra-grande
$19 para los tamaños de adultos de XXL

Aceptamos dinero en efectivo o cheques a nombre de "Becker PTA."
Preguntas: Mande por correo electrónico a beckershirts [at] (beckershirts [at]


Fall Fest Shirts for Sale!

Date: October 12, before (outside gym) and after school (outside, in
front of the school)

Sizes and prices:
Youth XS-L are $10
Adult S-XL are $15
Adult XXL+ are $18

Cash or Check (made out to Becker PTA) accepted.
Questions? Email beckershirts [at] (beckershirts [at]


Felicitaciones Carta del Senador Kirk Watson!

Puede ver la carta en el tablón de anuncios del PTA o aquí:


Congratulations Letter from Senator Kirk Watson!


Senator Kirk Watson, Texas State Senator for District 14 and former Austin mayor, sent Ms. Drinks a letter congratulating Becker on our $25,000 Target grant.  You can see the letter for yourself on the PTA Bulletin Board, and the text follows below.  What an honor to be recognized by Senator Watson.  Go Bobcats!


Dear Ms. Drinks:

Congratulations to all the students, teachers, staff and parents at Becker Elementary School on

being awarded a Target grant for $25,000.00.



Halloween Themed Bake Sale On Friday!

October 5, 2012
Help Support PTA:

Drop off your baked goods in the Teachers Lounge Friday Morning. 




Buy Lots of Treats After School Friday Afternoon.



¡Noche De Brujas Venta De Pasteles El Viernes!

5 de octubre de 2012
Apoya al PTA:

Favor dejar sus pasteles en el salon de 

maestros el viernes por la mañana.


Compra muchos deliciosos pasteles después 

de la escuela el viernes por la tarde.