EMAILER 04242013

25 Apr

Summitt Emailer, April 24, 2013

Message from our Technology Teacher
Parents, Teachers and Staff,
Wow! What a great event! Thank you for coming out to support Spring Fling and Technology at Summitt.
Thank you to all the parents who spent time calling and contacting businesses for donations, organizing the “Big Event,” and everyone who helped make the night a success. Thank you for the fabulous Classroom Creations! I truly appreciate your support!
Barbara Neill

AISD bond information meeting tonight

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 in Spanish and Vietnamese. Call 414-9706 for more info. Learn all about the bond here. See lists of projects by school at You can click on Summitt and see what projects will be completed if the bond passes.

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.

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

AISD and Community Events
– Current 8th grader and former Summitt student Kyla Siebert is holding a drive to collect donations for the Austin Pets Alive Animal Shelter. Austin Pets Alive is a nonprofit organization. “We promote and provede the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.” –Austin Pets Alive. They are in need of donations. These are the things they need:
·        Castor & Pollux Dog or Purina EN Cat food
·        Bleach or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
·        Tidy Cats Clumping Litter
·        Peanut Butter
·        Towels and Blankets (for bedding)
·        Rawhides or Greenies Pill Pockets
·        Poop Bags, Leashes, Medium or Large “Easy Walk” Leashes, etc.

WHERE: Bring all items to 4310 Ganymede Drive 78727
WHEN: Sunday April 28th between 1 pm and 5 pm
Boxes will be in the front of the house. Kyla and a few other volunteers will be available to help organize donations. Donations will be taken to the Austin Pets Alive animal shelter after they are all collected. If you have any questions at all please e-mail or For more information about the shelter their website is .

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

– Family Support Co-op 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
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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