EMAILER 04172013

25 Apr

Summitt Emailer, April 17, 2013

Spring Fling this Saturday!

Come to Spring Fling on Saturday, April 20,  4-7 p.m.
This fun event will have dinner from Jason’s Deli, dancing and a concert from Joe McDermott! Check out Joe’s website to learn all about our great supporter!

  • Tickets will be available in the Great Hall Monday through Friday before and after school for $7 each. Your choice of meals from Jason’s Deli will be included if you buy your tickets by this Friday, 4/19.All condiments and vegetables will be packed on the side. Gluten Free and Vegan meals available upon request.
  • Classroom Creations are in the library all week. Bidding starts Monday, 4/15 and will end on Saturday at Spring Fling. Buy It Now pricing for the Classroom Creations will be available starting after school this Friday.
  • Volunteers needed on Spring Fling day. Please sign up through this Volunteer Spot link:
  • Take a look at the businesses and Summitt Families whose donations help make this event a success:
  • You will need a bidder number to bid on the auctions. Sign up for your bidder number at

Schedule of Events for Spring Fling

  • Dance 4-6PM
  • Dinner service starts at 5PM
  • Silent Auctions 4PM-6:30PM for Classroom Creations, 4-6:45PM for General Auctions
  • Joe McDermott Concert at 6PM
  • Live Auction after Joe McDermott concert (about 6:50PM)

Live auction items preview

  • Principal for half a day
  • Reserved Parking Space in front parking lot
  • Huge 3 part framed wall art
  • Movie Mash with Ms. Tran – Kids: watch a movie with 10 of your friends…Parents: Your chance for a date night out!

Also available at Spring Fling:

  • Rita’s Italian Ice will be available for $3 per cup
  • Novelty items/Light up items for sale range in price from $0.50 to $3
  • Extra water, soda and snacks for sale

Electronic Waste Recycling Drive
Before you come join the fun at Spring Fling, take a few moments to gather your waste recycling and drive through for quick and easy drop off and help our school earn money! Summitt is one of 12 AISD schools that will offer outdoor drop-off stations Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AISD will help community members dispose of used computers, printers and electronics in an environmentally friendly way, while helping to put money into its public schools. In honor of Earth Day, Austin ISD is teaming up with ARC and Electronic Recycling and Trading to collect, dispose of and recycle unwanted computers, laptops, monitors, cell phones and fax machines. ERT will also host a drop-off station in North Austin. Get more info here.
Field Day information
Field of Fun Day is set for Friday, May 10th! Below is the schedule. Each grade level will participate in 7 stations, except for 5th grade who will participate in some very special activities. We will have Tug ‘O’ War, Water Balloon Toss, 50-yard dash, Potato Sack Race, Hula Hoop contest, Sponge Relay Race, and a bouncy ball relay. Each station will last about 8-9 minutes, and we have ribbons for our top 3 finishers in the 50-yard dash! Fifth grade will have a Class Relay Race, Class Tug ‘O’ War competition, and a Water Balloon Fight to end the day.

We are asking for donations of popsicles so that the teachers may share those with the students during the day and water bottles for all of our volunteers and 5th graders who will be running Field Day. You can drop those off at the office or the gym.

8-9 am: Kinder
9-10 am: 2nd
10-11 am: 3rd
11-Noon: 4th
Noon-12:30 pm: Lunch for Special Areas/Volunteers
12:30-1:30 pm: 1st

1:30-2:30 pm: 5th

National Library Week
April 14-20 is National Library week. Please take a moment to tell our wonderful Librarian, Ms. Ritchie, how much we appreciate her. Click here to send her a “Telegram.” Thanks in advance for helping to make this a special week for our librarian.

Important AISD bond information meeting
AISD is hosting a bond information meeting in the Summitt library on Wednesday, April 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. Carstarphen & Nicole Conley, CFO will be speaking. Childcare and interpretation services are available. Call 414-9706 for more info. Learn all about the bond at See lists of projects by school at You can click on Summitt and see what projects will be completed if the bond passes.

AISD-TV Airs Vietnamese Tet Show
Catch the Vietnamese Tet Show on AISD-TV (channel 22) this week. You can watch it on Sunday, April 21 at 9 am; Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm; and Tuesday, April 30 at 7 pm. You can also view it online at

Environmental Committee project
The Summitt Environmental committee, along with volunteers from  First Covenant on Duval, will be sprucing up our garden areas between the main building and the 4th and 5th wing on Sunday April 28. Come out and help us weed and spruce up our gardens. We will also be clearing and weeding along the 3rd grade area along the fire lane. Bring your garden tools and come help! We will be here 1-5 p.m.

Autism Awareness T-shirts
April is Autism Awareness Month. You may have seen Summitt teachers and staff wear blue autism awareness T-shirts. If you would like to order one, there will be a sign-up sheet in the teachers lounge and in the front office. They are $10.00 each and come in Children’s S, M, L and Adult S, M, L XL (add $3.00 per shirt if it is a 2X or 3X). Please place your order before Friday, April 19. If you have questions, please contact Christina Baez,

AISD and Community Events
– Before going to Spring Fling, come out and support Balcones Youth Sports at Balcones Day on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This fun-filled day is BYS’s largest fundraising event and all the proceeds go to BYS to pay for maintenance and utilities of our fields and also helps keep registration costs down. There will be carnival style booths with games and moonwalks for the kids, silent auction, coaches baseball game, and much more. More information is here.

– Easter Seals and AISD have a camp guide for Children with Special Needs. Click here for more info.

– Family Support Coop is hosting presentations on Tuesday April 30, from 6-8 p.m. at Eastside Memorial High School, 1012 Arthur Stiles Road. Topics include Fostering Home & School Success for ADHD, Autism, Siblings and Family, Pathways to Adulthood, and more. There is also a Spanish Autism Support Group. Free childcare is provided. Click here for more information on topics and groups.

– Anderson High School Chinese Language and Culture Camp. Make the most of your child’s summer by letting him or her learn the exciting language and culture of of China! Students will learn the Chinese language (e.g., greetings, numbers, colors, animals, and many other topics) and different aspects of the Chinese culture (e.g., arts and crafts, foods, games, festivals and holidays). Classes planned and supervised by Anderson H.S. Chinese teachers, and led by Anderson Chinese program students. When:  June 10-14, 2013   (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) Where:  Anderson High School  (8403 Mesa Drive. Austin, TX 78702) Who:  Entering 1st – 5th graders Camp Fee:  $100 Registration is open from now until May 15th. For registration forms or more information:
– Anderson High School is hosting many great camps this summer. Included are baseball, basketball, robotics, softball, soccer, tennis, cheer and theater. More information is here.

– Spend a week participating in structured activities that promote wellness, leadership, and teamwork while having fun! Our Ann Richards School high school students design and facilitate this camp, and we accept 60 girls from grades 3-5 in AISD. Little Stars Camp will take place June 17-21, 2013, and will go from 9 am to 4 pm. This camp costs $60 and is first come, first serve. Click here for registration form and information.

– Have you ever fancied yourself performing Romeo & Juliet on stage? Would you like to spend two weeks this summer learning about stage props and costumes? If yes, then register to join Shakespeare Camp, directed by Catherine Haynes and JoEllen Claybrook, fourth grade teachers at Hill Elementary. Date: June 12-26, live performance Tuesday evening, June 25. Time: 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m. each weekday at Hill Elementary (8601 Tallwood, Austin 78759). Cost: $399. Make checks payable to Catherine Haynes, 4206 Shoalwood Ave., Austin, Texas  78756. Include a non-refundable deposit for $100. Remaining balance is due on Wednesday, June 12th (the first day of camp). Registration process closes no later than Friday, April 12th. Questions: Catherine Haynes,; JoEllen Claybrook,
Anderson High School will be hosting its Anderson Elite Basketball Camp again this summer and we’re looking forward to seeing lots of Summitt Eagles there! This is always a popular camp for our vertical team elementary school students and is run by our outstanding basketball coaches and alumni players. Registration information is here. Questions? Contact Kellye Foster (512) 297-5401

– Trojans Pop Warner Football registration is open. More information is at

Upcoming events
Saturday, April 20 – Spring Fling
Tuesday, April 23 – General PTA meeting
Tuesday, April 23 – STAAR test
Wednesday, April 24, STAAR test
Wednesday, April 24 – AISD bond information meeting in library

Friday, May 3 – Rita’s Italian Ice after school
Tuesday, May 7 – Leap into Kindergarten registration
Friday, May 10 – Field Day
Friday, May 10 – Rita’s Italian Ice after school
May 13-17 – Book Fair in library
Friday, May 17 – Rita’s Italian Ice after school
Wednesday, May 22 – Family Night at Chuck E Cheese
Friday, May 24 – Fifth grade parade
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day, no school
Wednesday, May 29 – 4th Grade Talent Show
Thursday, May 30 – Skate night, 6-8 p.m.
Friday, May 31 – Soaring Skyward
Friday, May 31 – Rita’s Italian Ice after school

Tuesday, June 4 – Fifth Grade celebration and dance
Wednesday, June 5 – Fifth Grade Science Blow out
Wednesday, June 5 – Rita’s Italian Ice after school
Wednesday, June 5 – Last day of school!

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