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WINDOW on WINDSOR Vol XXXIII No. 2 February 2014

Windsor Park Neighborhood Association Meeting Saturday, Feb 8 at 10 a.m. Memorial United Methodist Church, 6100 Berkman Dr.

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Published Monthly by the Windsor Park Neighborhood Association • Austin, Texas

Maximum Impact Required for Multiple Projects by Martin Luecke, WPNA President The January WPNA meeting saw near unanimous support for several ideas and projects. First was approval of the Playground Shade Project where we will use $3000 of our savings and add that to the $3200 already raised, and begin the quest for matching funds and grants. Second was the approval of donations to neighborhood organizations. And third is the creation of a scholarship for a Reagan High grad. The Playground Shade Project is ambitious: $50,000 total cost. Our game plan is to raise the money from those businesses and organizations that surround our community. We hope to see construction of phase one by this summer. In regards to neighborhood organizations, WPNA historically donates money to Memorial Methodist Church each year for use of their facilities for our meetings. As of last year we have added NorthEast Caregivers to our support list since they organize volunteers to help our elderly population with things like rides to the doctor’s office. And this year we are adding the Delwood Northeast Little League. These donations are part of the annual budget and were approved by acclamation.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The neighborhood entrance at Berkman and 290 is the site of our next beautification project and we’d love your help on February 22 at 9:00am for site prep/tree planting! Materials courtesy of a grant from Keep Austin Beautiful. Contact Martin Luecke for more information or just meet in the grocery store parking lot with a post hole digger. See you on February 22!

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The most recent project comes from the School Committee, who wish to start fundraising for a scholarship to support a Reagan High School student who lives in WP and contributes to the community. It would be $500 a year for four years. We must raise $2000 by the end of this year to fund a student for the 2015 fall semester. This is a chance to encourage Windsor Parkers to put their kids into the local schools. And hopefully, somewhere down the road, the success of these kids we support will return to Windsor Park. Many years ago I met a man who donated money to build all the scoreboards of all the athletic fields in a small city. He owned a jewelry store there. He said that all of his donations came back to him tenfold. And since then I have noticed that he was right. Either donating your time or your money generally creates ten times the personal benefit. I hope that in the spirit of making the world a better place Windsor Parkers will find one of these projects worth supporting. Remember: all donations to WPNA are tax deductible.

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February 2014 Yard of the Month Sara Jane Lee The January winner is Barrett Markland of 1306 Cloverleaf Dr. She has lived in Windsor Park off and on for about 25 years. She had lived near Lake Whitney for several years, but moved back here a couple of years ago. Because Barrett wanted additional fenced space for her dogs and a place to visit with friends, she asked Bud Twilley, a friend, to design a hardscape. His crew installed the fences, walkways, and a front patio. The job took two or three weeks. As the work progressed, Barrett made a few adjustments to the design. She planted many tropicals and palms that she brought with her when she moved back from Lake Whitney. One of these is a Date Palm that survived a very cold winter at the lake. Now it is in her front bed. She also has Sago, Pygmy Palms, a Dwarf Palmetto, a Prickly Pear Cactus, Spineless Agaves and Mexican Feather Grass. The planting beds near her house and at the street are mulched with small stones with larger rocks adding visual interest. The mulch looks good with the crème to light reddish-brown brick trim on her green house. The 50-year-old Sycamore tree in the front yard provides great shade in the summer. It and the date palm are her favorite individual plants. The palms and the succulents are her favorite varieties.

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Barrett advises starting with a good design, then slowly adding plants that you like and which will thrive here. She also has gotten much good advice and many cuttings from her neighbor who has a green thumb. Barrett will receive a $50.00 gift certificate from our sponsor, Shoal Creek Nursery, 2710 Hancock Drive. Do you like a certain yard, or yards, in the neighborhood? Tell us. We cannot visit every yard in the neighborhood every month. We may not have seen your great yard. Don’t be humble. We love to get nominations. To nominate a yard or yards, e-mail me at wpna.yom@, call 928-0681 or write WPNA YOMC, P O Box 16183, Austin, Texas 78761.




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Already feeling overwhelmed facing a new year? I’ve been told that one really gets busy after retirement. Family, friends and others think we now have plenty of time to do all the things they want us to do for them or to volunteer more. That can be ok, but we need to take care of ourselves, too.

One way to do take care of you is by joining us at S.A.I.L. each Tuesday at 9:30 am for snacks, fun and fellowship. We will be singing, gaming, exercising, discussing current and past events, and having a good time being together. Where: Hope Lutheran Church at 6414 N. Hampton Dr. in Hope Harbor building 400 at the end of the parking lot off N. Hampton. Time: 9:30-11:30 am For additional information: 512-926-8574

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February 2014 Mueller Update Rick Krivoniak Due to the introduction of the new RapidBus line with the capability of maintaining a green signal a bit longer to help the “rapid” part of that system, anticipated dates for installing a traffic signal at Airport Blvd. and Zach Scott by the end of January, and one at E. 51st Street and Mueller Blvd. by the end of February, may slide a bit. The Thinkery has seen larger than anticipated crowds since its December opening, likely due to cold weather and holiday school breaks. While the parking garage is open and free at this time, many visitors have opted for street parking instead. As weather warms, more folks visiting Lake Park will be competing for those spaces, so Thinkery visitors are urged to use the garage. Catellus is reviewing parking policies for the entire Mueller site. Many special events now have spillover parking into the neighborhoods, so a residential parking permit program is likely to be put in place in the near future. The Town Center parking garage will soon use a validation system, requiring visits to the Thinkery or future businesses for time-limited free parking. Metered street parking is also in Mueller’s future in and around businesses and parks – all the more encouragement for auto-alternative trips. If you made the November 2013 WPNA meeting, you saw the very preliminary proposed changes to IH35 that would add a managed lane of traffic in each direction through central Austin, but close many entrances and exits - to be offset by “super-street” frontage roads that would flow north/south better but complicate east/west connections. The proposal has Mueller and nearby area residents concerned. Ambulance access to Dell Children’s Hospital has already modified some of the proposal that should help keep Windsor Park’s accessibility relatively intact, but the project generally fails in attenuation of the IH35 barrier between the east and west sides. Visit and check out the proposed concepts for Travis County to learn more, and sign up to receive the latest information and get involved. A preliminary application to the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs for a “workforce” affordable apartment project at Mueller was made in January. A very similar project last year for a complex on Berkman Drive was not selected, but the criteria change each year. At about 175 units, most would be one-bedroom apartments, with some two-bedroom and a few three-bedroom units, and all the typical amenities found in most complexes, with some ground-level retail space. The project is aimed at the 80% of Seton, Home Depot and similar employees earning from $25K for an individual to $46K for a family, who find the central Austin rental market increasingly difficult to afford. If approved, the complex would be located somewhere in the block south of Barbara Jordan Blvd. between Berkman Dr. and Mueller Blvd. The next Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Plan Implementation Advisory Commission meeting is Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6PM in Meeting Room 1 of the Carver Library, 1161 Angelina Street. Please send Mueller-related questions & comments to

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Bilingual Opportunities in Bartholomew Park Jeanette Swenson Visit the newly re-painted Learning Trail in the playhouse, bus, and train area of Bartholomew Park. The Learning Trail is now signed in both English and Spanish with a variety of inventive games for kids of all ages and their families. Use the suggested games or invent your own with your kids or students. The Learning Trail is a fun opportunity for all of us to practice our English and Spanish skills. It’s also a resource for children in the Blanton dual language program to practice their new language in an out of the classroom environment. Volunteering in the park is an opportunity is to use and develop gardening skills by helping to maintain the native park landscaping. The WP Park Stewards meet on Friday mornings from 9-11 to weed, prune, mulch, water, clean the creek, and plant. As we head into the spring planting season, there is much to be done. It all goes faster and is much more fun when we have lots of volunteer hands. All of our volunteer hours are recorded and used to demonstrate our commitment to Bartholomew Park when we apply for grants. The best part is the opportunity to get acquainted with your neighbors and expand your English and/or Spanish language knowledge of gardening and landscaping. Contact or 512-524-1973 if you would like to be added to the Park Stewards list. The Windsor Park Neighborhood Association has undertaken a community project to provide shade for the two playscapes and infant swings. At the January 11 WPNA meeting, we voted to donate $3000.00 from the neighborhood association. Combined with the $3200.00 in individual donations we have received, WPNA has committed $6,200 to this $50,500 project. Shading the playscapes will make the play equipment safer and usable for most of the year and protect our children from unhealthy exposure to the summer sun. Skin cancers are increasing across all ethnicities; our children need healthier, shaded play areas. If you would like to donate to the project, please send donations to WPNA Treasurer Rebecca Carpenter, P.O. Box 16183, Austin, TX 78761. Be sure to note that your donation is for the playscape shades. Our goal is to have the playscapes shaded for the summer of 2014! In addition to the Friday morning workdays, Austin Parks Foundation has other volunteer opportunities. Thursday, February 20 from 11-3 will be seed planting along Tannehill Creek. It is a joint project for Austin Parks Foundation and Watershed Protection. Also, It’s My Park Day will be Saturday, March 1. The project hasn’t yet been defined, but check and sign up at the Austin Parks Foundation website: http:/ Click on volunteer opportunities and scroll down to Bartholomew Park to sign up. It’s My Park Day is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together. We’ll have something for all age groups. Remember, if you have teenagers, many high schools require volunteer service, and work in the park fulfills this requirement. If you’d like more information, want help signing up, or have suggestions for more projects, contact or 512-524-1973. Spring projects have not yet been posted, but we will continue with mulching of trees in the park, a pruning workshop, creek clean-up and of course ongoing bamboo removal at the East end of the park. It’s endless…but Bartholomew Park looks better for every hour that we spend into a beautiful city park.

Oportunidades bilingues en el Parque Bartholomew Jeanette Swenson Visite el area de la casita, bus y tren del parque, que fue nuevamente pintada. El Camino de Aprendizaje ahora tiene rotulos en ingles y español, con una variedad de juegos para niños de toda edad y sus familias. Use los juegos sugeridos, o invente uno con sus hijos o alumnos. El Camino de Aprendizaje es una oportunidad para todos practicar hablar en español e ingles. Tambien es un recurso para los alumnos del programa bilingue de Blanton para practicar su Nuevo idioma dentro y fuera de la clase. (continued on page 7)

February - page 7 Voluntarizar en el parque es una oportunidad de usar y desarrollar habilidades mientras ayuda a mantener las plantas nativas. Los WP Park Stewards se reunen los Viernes de las 9-11 de la mañana para quitar las malezas, poner mulch, echar agua, limpiar las plantas y el rio, y poner mas plantas. Ahora que viene la primavera, tenemos mucho que hacer. Todo pasa rapido y disfrutamos mas con mas gente. Apuntamos las horas trabajadas de los voluntaries para presenter a fundaciones la dedicacion de la comunidad cuando pedimos dinero para proyectos. La mejor parte es la oportunidad de conocer a los vecinos y aprender mejor hablar ingles o español y aprender de jardineria. Contacte o 512-524-1973 si quiere formar parte del grupo. La Asociacion de Vecinos de Windsor Park ha hecho un proyecto para proveer sombra para las areas de juego y columpios. En la reunion del 11 de enero, votamos donar $3000.00 de la asociacion de vecinos. Eso se combina con las donaciones individuales de $3000.00. Asi, WPNA tiene comprometido $6,000 para un proyecto que cuesta $50,500. Poner sombra en las areas de juego va a hacer que el equipo sea mas seguro y se puede usar la mayoria del año. Tambien protege a nuestros hijos de estar expuestos al sol de verano. Cancer de la piel está incrementando por todas las etnicidades; nuestros hijos necesitan areas de juego con sombra porque es mas saludable. Si quiere donar al proyecto, favor de mandar las donaciones a la Tesorera de WPNA Rebecca Carpenter, P.O. Box 16183, Austin, TX 78761. Favor de anotar que la donacion es para las sombras del area de juego. Nuestra meta es tener las sombras para el verano de 2014! Ademas de las reuniones de los Viernes, Austin Parks Foundation tiene otras oprtunidades para voluntarizar. El jueves, 20 de febrero de 11-3 van a sembrar a la orilla del rio Tannehill. Es un proyecto entre Austin Parks Foundation y Watershed Protection. Ademas, El Dia de Mi Parque sera el sabado, 1 de marzo. No hemos definido todavia el proyecto, pero puede buscar informacion y registrarse en: http:/ Haga Click en oportunidades de voluntario, y busque Bartholomew Park. El Dia de Mi Parque es una buena oportunidad para que familias puedan voluntarizarse juntas. Tendremos algo para todas edades. Algunas escuelas secundarias requieren servicio voluntario, y el trabajo del parque llena ese requisito. Si quiere mas informacion, quiere ayuda en registrarse, o tiene sugerencias para mas proyectos, contactese con o 512-524-1973. No han puesto proyectos de primavera todavia, pero vamos a continuar poniendo mulch en los arboles, tener un taller sobre cuidado de plantas, limpiar del rio, y claro que quitar el bamboo al este del parque. Es sin fin…pero el parque Bartholomew es mas bonito con cada hora de trabajo.

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School Committee Updates: Single-Sex Middle Schools and Scholarship for Reagan Students Meghan Dougherty Pearce and Garcia Middle Schools – The new principals for the Young Men ‘s Leadership Academy at Garcia and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Pearce were our guest speakers at the neighborhood meeting in January. Mr. McGruder was principal of the Young Men’s Leadership Academy in Grand Prairie, which had been a low performing school before he took over the transition to a single-sex school. Ms. Savina comes from El Paso, where she has been in administration the last 10 years, particularly early college high school. Together they will be working to develop strong academic and leadership programs when the schools will be reconstituted next year. They want to create a curriculum that will allow students to transition successfully to LBJ or Reagan Early College HS. The principals are very sensitive to issues of bullying; therefore they are working on programs to create a positive school climate and they will divide the school into four houses in order to create a sense of sister/ brotherhood. Teachers will also participate in the “No Place for Hate Training.” The principals will begin hiring the staff next month and will have a lot of control over the hiring process. Current teachers who wish to work at the single-sex schools next year will have to reapply. Teachers will be expected to attend extra professional development in the summers, especially focused on gender differences in education and learning. Mr. McGruder and Ms. Savina want students to feel pride in attending these schools, so they will also be giving students lessons on respect, positive peer-to-peer interactions, and etiquette, and they will be required to wear uniforms. The schools will not require applications, and will give priority in enrollment to the current feeder neighborhoods, then opening up additional space to East Austin students, then students from Austin at large. There will be community meetings at various elementary schools throughout East Austin through the next few

months to inform students and parents about the changes. Students and parents at all the feeder elementary schools in the neighborhood will be attending information sessions about the schools to ensure they know about the opportunities these schools will offer. Scholarship – The Windsor Park Neighborhood School Committee will begin fundraising for a scholarship to offer a graduating senior from Reagan High School to be offered in spring 2015. We would like to raise $2000 for a deserving student who attends Reagan, lives in the neighborhood, and has contributed to the community through volunteer work. The student will receive $500 a year for every year he or she is enrolled in college. A scholarship shows the school and its students that we are committed to their success, and we want to thank them for the work they do to make our community a better place. If you’d like to contribute to this effort, you can send a check, payable to WPNA, to WPNA, P.O. Box 16183, Austin, TX 78761. There is also a link to our PayPal account on our website,, if you prefer to pay online. We will also be accepting donations during our monthly WPNA meetings. Thank you in advance for supporting the efforts of deserving neighborhood students making their way into higher education!

Neighborhood School Updates Blanton Elementary John Baker, Principal This month at Blanton, we have our last school tour on February 6th for prospective parents. If you are considering Blanton for the next school year, please come see the school and meet our principal and staff. February 21st is the last day to submit paperwork for transfers or for Dual Language for the 2014-15 school year. Please contact Esther Maldonado in the Blanton office at 512-414-2026 if you have any questions about registration or transfers. The district will notify parents of students who applied for transfers or Dual Language by the second week of March. This month, we will be celebrating Black History Month and the Science Fair at Blanton. Our students will be showcasing their science projects the week of February 10th. (continued on page 9)

February - page 9 Harris Elementary Gloria Cano, School Counselor Our 5th grade field trip to the University of Texas was a great success. Students took a tour around campus seeing some of the highlights. We enjoyed lunch at Kinsolving Hall, got a close up view of the Texas Tower and Littlefield Fountain. Many of our students expressed an interest in being a future Longhorn! Fifth grade had visits from Pearce and Garcia Middle schools to inform them of the programs and classes offered for the next school year when they move on to sixth grade. All of our students are continuing their studies in science. We had a visit from the traveling planetarium where students get to learn about the stars, planets and outer space. Our students enjoy this presentation and look forward to it every year. Parents attended a workshop on January 23rd to learn how they can support their children with reading and developing vocabulary. Mr. Ramirez shared information with parents about important reading skills with hands on activities for the parents to take with them. We want to thank our Partner in Education, ATPE for their continued support. They provided some of our students with jackets, scarves and gloves to wear during this cold weather. We appreciate all they do for our students and staff. Please remember to drive slowly on Wheless Lane in front of our school to keep our students and parents safe. Thank you! LBJEC and LASA High Schools Karen Donelan, Librarian Greetings from LBJECHS and LASA HS! The new semester began smoothly, and Seniors are excited to be experiencing their last semester of high school! Official college acceptance letters are rolling in, and we have students going to colleges all over the state and all over the country! LASA wishes goodbye and good luck to Mr. Santucci, as he becomes a school principal in Georgetown! We welcome our substitute Assistant Principal, Ms. Patty Martin! Kudos to four of LBJ/LASA’s theater students who qualified for national competition! The LASA Science Olympiad team competed in the Wright State Invitational in Dayton, Ohio, against many of the best teams in the nation. They placed 3rd, notably beating the top 2 teams in the nation from last year!

Sports are in full swing. The varsity boys soccer team won the Marble Falls tournament during the first weekend of January. Girls soccer finished 2nd in a JV area tournament. Lady Jags are winning district, and the boys varsity basketball is winning too! The January 14th game against McCallum was very exciting, with both teams doing a great job, and Jaguars winning! Go Jags! Have a wonderful February! John H. Reagan Early College High School Emily Edwards, Social Services Specialist Greetings from John H. Reagan Early College High School! At Reagan, students have the possibility of earning up to 60 hours of college credit before they graduate. Students are working hard in their college classes as well as participating in a variety of extracurricular activities. Reagan XY-Zone, a male leadership program of Communities in Schools of Central Texas hosted Live in Peace Week from January 20-24. The week-long event helped to increase awareness and deter violence on campus. Live in Peace Week events included activities at lunch by community and campus organizations involved with peace/ non-violence efforts, the XY-Zone’s “Pledge for Peace” signature drive, and art around campus. The event provided the XY-Zone members an opportunity to further demonstrate their leadership skills on campus and the event was a huge success! Upcoming Events: • The Choir Department is hosting the 2nd Annual Reagan’s Got Talent show on January 31st in the Reagan Theater at 7:00 pm. Students and staff will be performing their talents and judged by both celebrity judges and the audience. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and can be purchased from a choir or guitar student or on the day of the show. • This spring the Parent Teacher and Student Association (PTSA) will host the annual PTSA Scholarship Golf Tournament. All those that are interested in signing up to play or finding out how to join the PTSA, should call Jennifer Mendez at (512) 414-3859. Thank you to Martin Luecke, Windsor Park Neighborhood Association President, for attending the monthly Parent Coffee meeting on January 14th! The next Parent Coffee is on February 11th at 9:30 am in the Reagan Conference Center. Go Big Blue! Twitter: @ReaganECHS

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Health Services at Mueller HEB Pharmacy The Mueller HEB Pharmacy has free blood pressure and free glucose readings on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Services like these need customers, so take advantage of this great deal to keep it available! The pharmacy conducts other tests for a fee. Several free handouts that describe their services are available at the HEB Mueller Pharmacy. Check there, or read more here:

Neighborhood Watch: Taking Care of Our Neighbors For those in our neighborhood not on the email listserv, some posts have been made over the past several months about car break-ins, home burglaries, and even a mail package thief over the holiday season. Off-list recently, some residents have voiced concern over scams largely against elderly neighbors that involve someone coming to the door offering services that would require gaining access to parts of the house. As noted on our website, criminals avoid streets where residents are connected and aware through neighborhood watches. Let’s watch out for each other and keep our ‘hood the family-friendly, safe place we know it to be. Read more Neighborhood Watch info here:

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The Lifetree Café experience is a scheduled hour of “stories and conversations to feed the soul. The hour typically includes a short original film and guided conversation. A local host directs the hour. “It’s sort of like a live, local talk show—with an inspirational twist. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at Lifetree Cafe, Building 400 on the Hope Lutheran Church campus at the back of the North Hampton parking lot, 6414 North Hampton. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse type setting. For questions about Lifetree contact Betty Bobo at 512-928-8586 or

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Newsgroup: President.................. Martin Luecke ........................................ 512-536-0465 Vice President ........ Karen Pagani........................................... 512-786-7224 Secretary .................. Meghan Dougherty ............................. 512-709-4912 Treasurer .................. Rebecca Carpenter ............................... 512-670-6935 WoW Editor ............. Nicki James ................ WoW Sponsorships.......... Chad Cotton.........

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JOIN WPNA All residents of Windsor Park are eligible to become voting members of the Windsor Park Neighborhood Association. If you would like to join the association, please send your dues, at the level appropriate for you, to the address below or bring them to a monthly general meeting. Memberships are renewed yearly and expire on December 31 of each year. In order to vote on WPNA positions, you must have been a member for 30 days. Business members are welcome but do not have voting privileges. The money received for dues is used to produce our newsletter and to support our other neighborhood programs. Because WPNA is a 501(c) (3) organization, your dues and any other donations are tax deductible.

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Come be a part of the 5604 Manor Community Garden! The 5604 Manor Community Garden is a free and open space for all people to play outside and cultivate food, herbs, and native plants in a way that is sustainable for our environment and healthy for our bodies and minds. We share knowledge, tools, recipes, and the food we grow in the garden. One third of all produce generated is donated to hunger-relief charities and the remaining harvest is distributed amongst our volunteers. Absolutely no experience is necessary. Our garden workdays are Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. until around noon. We are located behind the 5604 Manor Center at 5604 Manor Road, 78723. Hope to see you there!

The Windsor Park Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (WPNPCT) is a representative group of neighborhood stakeholders charged with being stewards of the Windsor Park Neighborhood Plan and upholding the implementation of the Plan’s vision, goals and recommendations, and to review and vote on all proposed amendments to the Neighborhood Plan. Meetings are the second Monday of each month at the Windsor Park Library (subject to change) at 6:30 p.m. Contact WPNPCT Chair Bob Mebane for more information at

If you join in October or November, you may join for a reduced amount when you go ahead and join for the following year, too!

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