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Summer 2017


Welcome to the first edition of the Little Longhorn Lowdown – a new, quarterly newsletter geared toward UT Elementary School donors and supporters.

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UT Elementary School Celebrates Spring Graduation

On Monday, May 22, UT Elementary School held its annual Fifth-Grade Completion and Senior Recognition Ceremony. This year we celebrated our 10th class of graduating fifth-graders, along with our third class of alumni graduating from high school.

UTES kids gardeningEast Austin School Garden Alliance

Wellness teacher Rebecca Vore spearheads a unique partnership between UT Elementary, Brooke Elementary, Metz Elementary, and the Sustainable Food Center to create a new East Austin School Garden Alliance.

UTES kids with ice creamDonor Spotlight: Grandpa George Ice Cream Treat

On the last day of school, students were treated to ice cream by “Grandpa George” Mitchell, former president and CEO of the University Co-op. Watch the Thank You video.

UTES student holding up a bookSummer School Wraps Up

Summer school has come to a close for 52 students going into grades K-6 in the fall. Participants sharpen reading, writing and math skills through a project-based STEaM curriculum.


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Please contact Jazmine León-Wing, director of development.

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