Newsletter, May 31, 2017

NOTICE: This is the last weekly newsletter. You can keep up with general information on our Facebook/Twitter accounts. We will resume regular newsletters in early August. 

Message from Principal Standish
Dear Parents/Guardians and Family members,

Thank you for a wonderful school year. Yes, it has gone by quickly. Thank you for supporting your student’s academic success, your student’s teachers, your student’s PTA and the campus as a whole. You are appreciated!!! As I said at our Fifth Grade celebration, so congratulations to all of you, congratulations to the parents, and finally, congrats to the teachers and everyone else who helped our Summitt Eagles reach their goals.

As your Proud Principal, I will leave you with this final quote, from a great author with whom I imagine you are all familiar, by the name of Dr. Seuss. “You had some great times this year, and maybe you had some tough times, but you did it and you succeeded. You’re ready for that next step. I ask you as you prepare for this next step to do a few things.”

Remember to read, read and read some more. Remember to be safe and smart with your technology. (Parents/Guardians and Family members – please review the technology suggestions. Your students rely on you to help them stay safe and make smart decisions.)

Have a wonderful summer!  See you Thursday, August 17th at Meet the Teacher!

Sincerely,
Your Proud Principal, Dedra Standish

Get School Supplies for next year now
Cross school supply shopping for 2017-2018 off your list! We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies again this year to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year. It is super easy … Click, pay, done! Your child’s kit ships right to the school and will be waiting in their classroom on Meet the Teacher Night. And the kit is filled with high quality, name brand products! Plus, you will find the prices affordable!

New this year: agendas and headphones for computer lab are included with the kit! You don’t have to order them at Meet the Teacher Night! You also have the option to donate a kit for students who need school supplies. You can make your purchase right now, so get started by clicking here: http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=105797 . Deadline to order is June 30th!!

If you need a list of the school supplies by grade, it’s listed here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2U9EyoinyBNcnFiV09VMFl2OTQ?usp=sharing

New School Cafe App
In an effort to provide a more efficient way to access all Food Service needs, SchoolCafé will be introduced prior to the start of 2017-18 school year to help better connect Austin ISD families to school nutrition. With this transition comes changes in your child’s lunch line experience, as well as how you will access your student’s meal account, apply for meal benefits, and view menus.

Beginning at the start of the 2017-18 school year, student meal accounts will no longer be managed through MySchoolBucks, but will be accessed by creating a SchoolCafé account. If a student has funds remaining at the end of the 2016-17 school year, they will automatically transfer from MySchoolBucks to SchoolCafé. To view balances or add money to a meal account, a SchoolCafé account must be created. Parents can create a new account starting July 1, 2017, by visiting www.schoolcafe.com, or by downloading the SchoolCafé mobile application, available on Apple and Android devices. Through SchoolCafé, parents can make payments, view purchase history, receive low balance alerts, apply for free or reduced price meals and view school menus. Accounts will not reflect student’s grade level information for the 2017-18 school year until after August 14, 2017. SchoolCafé will also host all online meal benefit applications for Austin ISD, making the communication with the Food Service department easier and quicker for families.

The SchoolCafé digital menus and mobile app will display daily menus for each campus, contain nutritional and allergen information, allow for dish feedback and select favorite menu items. In addition to the change in managing student meal accounts for parents, the process will also change for students and staff in the cafeteria. As the new system is implemented, Food Service staff will be receiving extensive training to help make the transition as smooth as possible. New pin pads will be installed in the lunch lines, where all students will now use their ID numbers. This will simplify the process for elementary school students, as they will no longer be assigned a separate code to memorize, and to help align with the transportation process. You can find more information about SchoolCafe by visiting their website at www.schoolcafe.com, or the Austin ISD Nutrition and Food Services website at www.austinisd.org/nutritionfoodservices.

Counselors’ Chronicle
Congratulations to Ms. Currey and Ms. Nguyen’s classes. They won the attendance party with attendance of Nguyen 99.6% and Currey 99.2%.

Thank you to  the others who sent in calendars:
Banovic and Brannies
Drury and Cooper
Skalaban and Tran
Romer
Coppola

Spring Fling Survey
Take Two Minutes to Make Spring Fling Even Better. Thanks to you, Spring Fling 2017 was our most successful ever! We are already planning next year’s event. Please let us know how we can make Spring Fling 2018 even better with this brief survey. Your voice matters!

Icy Treats after school
Kona Ice will be here on June 1st to celebrate the last day of school.

Fifth Grade News
Murchison Transition Camp
There will be a transition camp for all students new to Murchison Middle School. It’s on August 7, 8, 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include a campus-wide scavenger hunt, field day activities and many more. Transportation will be available and is recommended for students going to the camp. The bus will arrive at Summitt at 8:30 am, wait for ten minutes and then take students to Murchison for transition camp. The bus will depart Murchison at 1:05 pm to return students back to Summitt. This is the bus schedule for all three days of transition camp, August 7th, 8th and 9th.


Lost and Found
Please take a look in the Lost and Found for your student’s possessions. The Lost and Found is full of coats, clothing, backpacks, lunch boxes and water bottles. All items not claimed by Thursday, June 1 will be donated!!


AISD and Community Events

There are camps open at Anderson High School this summer. Many of them are open to elementary grades. Find it here.

Mad Science Camp
Mad Science has camps all over town, including one at Summitt. Click here for a list of dates and themes.

Anderson Belle Camp
Come dance with the Anderson Trojan Belles at their 2017 BELLES SUMMER DANCE CAMP, June 19th – 22nd at Murchison Middle School(new location). Full day elementary aged campers will learn dances, participate in daily arts & crafts and game time, perform with the Belles, and more! Half day middle and high school campers learn more challenging dance routines, how the Belles practice and what it takes to be a Belle. Registration forms coming soon at  www.trojanbelles.com. Registration begins early this year on February 1st. http://www.trojanbelles.com/uploads/3/8/4/6/38467185/camp_flyer_2017.pdf

Anderson Cheer Camp
Come cheer with the Anderson cheerleaders at their 2017 SUMMER CHEER CAMP, July 10-13 at Westover Hills Church – 8332 Mesa Drive, 78759 (across the street from Anderson High School) (new location). Camp fees are $215 until 6/24 and $250 after that date. Based on space, we will not allow any walk-ins. Early sign up is suggested, http://www.trojancheer.org/cheer-camp-1/2016

Irish Dance Center summer camps
The Irish Dance Center (www.irishdancecenter.com – 12406 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78727) is hosting Summer Camps for girls and boys ages 4 and older. Two-time World Irish Dancing Champion Eimir Ni Mhaoileidigh offers lessons in traditional Irish dance, language and culture. The camps will be held June 5-9, July 5-7, and August 14-18. Beginners are welcome! Call 512-354-5112 for more information. P.S. Moms/Dads – there are classes for adults, too!

Volleyball camp
The 2017 Lady Trojans Volleyball Camp is scheduled for July 24 – 27, 2017 and will be held at Anderson High School. The camp is open to all athletes entering the 3rd through 9th grade from any school and is designed for all levels. Athletes will be grouped according to age level. The campers will learn basic volleyball skills with emphasis on setting, passing, defense, blocking, serving and hitting. This camp will allow all campers the opportunity to enjoy learning, developing and utilizing their skills while making new friends. Campers will participate in organized drills and fun activities and on the last day of camp, all campers will wear their camp T-shirt and participate in the “End of Camp” tournament. Campers should arrive 30 minutes early on the first day for check-in. Camp Fee is $100. More information and registration form is here.

TechLab STEAM Camp at Anderson
TechLab is a youth day camp that offers “hands-on” learning in science, technology, engineering, art and math like no other summer program in the greater Austin area. It offers curriculum and equipment that many children will NEVER see in their local elementary or middle school classrooms. TechLab is the result of an innovative partnership between the Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Austin Independent School District and Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Registration and dates are here.

Working alongside faculty from Anderson High School and across Austin Independent School District, we supply the latest tech and tech-art tools in an educational and safe yet fun and informal environment where campers can develop a passion for using technology to create and learn. Each year, our camp will ask children to pretend to be scientists trying to solve a challenge. This year, campers will pretend to go out to the rainforest to study how to complete scientific and discovery expeditions to Earth’s various rainforest regions. While doing so, kids won’t hear a lecture; they will ask the questions and they will use their imagination (and our tools) to find the answers. Click here for a flyer.

Anderson Trojan Soccer Camp
Anderson Soccer is hosting a Boys and Girls Soccer Camp on June 5-9, 2017.

U5-U11 – 8:30 – 11:30 am
U12-U15 – 5:00 – 8:00 pm

More information here: http://andersongirlssoccer.com/teams/default.asp?u=ANDERSONHIGHGIRLSSOCCER&s=soccer&p=custom&pagename=2017+Summer+Soccer+Camp

Register today for Pop Warner Football and Cheer 
We are entering our 5th year for football and our 3rd year for cheer, Trojans Pop Warner (TPW) is one of the premiere Pop Warner leagues in the area with over 250 kids participating. In addition to success on the field, we are ranked 2nd out of 536 Pop Warner associations in the United States for Academic All-Americans. This is a tremendous honor and an important focus of our program. Player scholarships and community sponsorship opportunities are available – go to Trojanpw.com to register or find out more. Come join the fun!

Theater summer camp
The Paramount Theatre is hosting a summer camp at nearby Davis Elementary, June 19-30. In Camp Story Wranglers students will explore story-writing, songwriting, costume and prop design, as well as acting, to create a new, thrilling, hilarious, weird, poignant, SNL-style, you-name-it production. The camp will not only challenge students to be creative writers, but will challenge them to bring their stories to life. Campers will be featured in a final performance downtown at Stateside at the Paramount on the final day of camp. Registration is now open and scholarships are available! Visit www.austintheatre.org/camps.

Camp Invention
Camp Invention has a summer camp at Davis Elementary on June 12-16. More information is here.

Camp Challenger
Join us for 5 days of stimulating, creative, and highly interactive team-based challenges like you have never seen before in your local elementary or middle school classrooms!  Campers will complete STEAM-related challenges that are fun, interactive, and push them to use both their LEFT and RIGHT brain. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics- each day is ACTION packed with 5 main challenges and several mini challenges. More information is here: http://www.phoenixaviation.org/programs/summer-camps/

Chinese Summer Camp
There is a Chinese Language and Arts Summer Camp at Westlake Chinese Academy. Flyer is here. More information is here: www.WestlakeChineseAcademy.org/camp