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All the News that Fits-April 2018

Texas School for the Deaf
Performing Arts Program Presents:
“Noises Off” – A High School Production
April 12, 13, 14, 2018 Link here:

Trail maintenance in the West Bouldin Creek          Greenbelt

Neighbors,                                                                                                                                       We will do trail maintenance in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt, 1200 S 6th Street,  next Saturday April 14 from 9 am to  noon. The ground is still soft from the recent rains and this is a great time to pull out the encroaching ragweed.

Keep Austin Beautiful and the Austin Parks Foundation are providing tools and gloves – all we need now is about 30 people to get this done.                                                                                                                                Please join us, even if only for an hour; kids and friends welcome. The greenbelt is gorgeous at this time of the year and the weather promises to be warmer.                                                                                                         Thanks, Ingrid Weigand                                                                                                   BCNA Parks Committee                                                                                                512-663-4632

Becker Elementary Yard Sale Saturday April 21, 2018

Calling for Donations: Do some spring cleaning & help Becker                    Elementary.                                                                                                                 Start your Spring cleaning and help us make the Becker Yard Sale (Benefiting the 5th grade) a huge success this year.

We need valuable items to reach our goal for this year’s field trip and we’re close, but we’re counting on this sale to make it.

Please see the attached poster and help us pass the word with your neighbors or friends who would like to donate items. And please invite them to come shop on Saturday, April 21 from 9am – 1pm. Stop by and have a taco or coffee with us, too. Bring the whole family for a great day. Fingers crossed the weather cooperates.

Donations will be accepted starting next week at the White House during drop off and pickup: 913 W. Milton St. 7:15-7:45 am and 2:45-3:15.

Events affecting the n’hood plus events of interest

Austin Reggae Festival – Friday April 20 – Sunday April 22nd

Expect heavy traffic in and around Auditorium Shores all three days

Barricades at Dawson, Bouldin, Gibson, Christopher Streets –                 Resident Access Only                                                                                                           (see PDF road closure document)

Barricades and APD Officers will be present for residential street closure.

More local events of interest:

Bike Night is a leisurely event for cyclists of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals.                                                                                     

Roberta Reed Crenshaw Overlook Dedication:       The Austin Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation, is holding an Overlook Dedication and Sign Unveiling for Roberta Reed Crenshaw on the North side of Lady Bird Lake on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm. The location is on the Southwest corner of Cesar Chavez and Congress Avenue.  Link here:

Palmer Heavy Traffic For April:  Here

State calls on appeals court to take up Austin short-term rental case.  Story here:

See the Award Winning Film ‘Speaking In Tongues’ at Becker Elementary on 1/10/15

Please come see this great film this Saturday at Becker Elementary!

Screening of award-winning Speaking in Tongues movie about dual language at Becker Elementary School and School Tours / Se dará la película premiada Speaking in Tongues sobre lenguaje dual y Visítas Guíadas en La Escuela Primaria Becker. Tours of Becker before and after.

On Saturday, January 10, 2014 at 3 p.m. Becker Elementary at 906 W. Milton St., Austin, will host a screening of Speaking in Tongues (, the award-winning documentary on dual language education in the United States. Tours of the Dual Language program at Becker will be given at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The film Speaking in Tongues, which took home the Documentary Audience Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, follows four diverse students and their families as they encounter the challenges and delights of becoming fluent in two languages. For decades, language education has been a hot-button issue for educators, politicians, and parents, yet as pioneering activist Ling-chi Wang explains in the film, America’s linguistic richness is among its greatest strengths. Employers need multilingual skills and our national security apparatus pours millions each year into teaching “strategic languages.”

Becker Elementary is a Two-Way Dual Language school in Austin Independent School District in which students who speak English and Spanish as their first languages learn academic subjects together in the same classroom in English and in Spanish with the goal of obtaining academic fluency in both languages.

Becker Elementary School has begun its school tours as part of the Dual Language Enrollment Period for pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Becker is free and open to students from throughout Austin ISD. Applications for admission to the Dual Language program at Becker for 2015-16 are currently being accepted beginning with a deadline for applications of February 27, 2015.

School tours will be offered to interested families on the following days, at 906 W. Milton St., Austin, TX 78704:
– Saturday, January 10th at 2 pm and 4 pm
– Wednesday, Jan. 14th at 10:15 am
– Friday, January 30th at 8:30 am
– Friday, February 13th at 6:30 pm
– Friday, February 20th at 8:30 am
– Friday, February 27th at 8:30 am

For more information about the film or about Becker, email or call (512) 571-7974 (English) or (512) 673-0206 (Spanish) to rsvp for an upcoming tour or just come. Becker’s website

El sábado 10 de enero a las 3 p.m. se dará la película Speaking in Tongues (Hablando en Lenguas) (, el documental premiado sobre el programa educacional de lenguaje dual en los Estados Unidos en la Escuela Primaria Becker en 906 W. Milton St., Austin. Se darán visitas guíadas de la escuela y su programa de lenguaje dual a las 2 p.m. y 4 p.m. El evento es gratis y abierto al público.

El documental Speaking in Tongues, que ganó el Premio de la Audiencia en Documentales en el Festival Internacional de Cine en San Francisco, sigue cuatro estudiantes diversos y sus familias mientras encuentran los retos y alegría de adquirir fluidez en dos idiomas. Por décadas, el programa educacional de lenguaje dual ha sido una polémica para maestros, políticos y padres sin embargo como explica la activista Ling-chi Wang en la película, la riqueza lingüística en los Estados Unidos es de las destrezas más grandes en el país. Los empleadores necesitan abilidades multilingües y el aparato de seguridad nacional gasta millones de dólares por año en enseñar <idiomas estratégicos.>

La Escuela Primaria Becker es una escuela de Lenguaje Dual bi-direccional en el Distrito Escolar de Austin en la cual los estudiantes que hablan español e inglés como primer idioma aprenden materias académicas juntos en el mismo salón en inglés y español con la meta de obtener fluidez académica en ambos idiomas. Becker ha comenzado sus primeras visítas guíadas como parte del período de matrícula en el programa de Lenguage Dual para pre-Kinder al 5to grado. Becker es gratis y abierta a los estudiantes de todo el Distrito Escolar de Austin. Actualmente está aceptando solicitudes para el programa de Lenguaje Dual en Becker para 2015-16 empezando con un plazo para aplicar hasta el 27 de febrero de 2015.

TOURS/VISÍTAS GUÍADAS serán los siguientes días y horas en Becker en la calle 906 W. Milton:
– el sábado 10 de enero a las 2 pm y 4 pm
– el miércoles 14 de enero a las 10:15 am
– el viernes 30 de enero a las 8:30 am
– el viernes 13 de febrero a las 6:30 pm
– el viernes 20 de febrero a las 8:30 am
– el viernes 27 de febrero a las 8:30 am

Para más información sobre la película o Becker, pueden mandar un correo o hablar a 512-673-0206 para inscribirte en una visita guíada o ¡no más ven! El sitio de web de Becker es Welcome to Becker! | Becker Elementary School

Welcome to Becker! | Becker Elementary School

Becker estará dando visítas guíadas y en enero y febrero de 2015 estará aceptando solicitudes a su programa reconocido bi-direccional de Lenguaje Dual para los niños entrando en pre-Kinder a 5to grado.
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