EMAILER 05152013

15 May
Summit Emailer, May 15, 2013

Special recognitions for Summitt teachers
Congratulations to Ms. Heather Fleming (5th grade) and Ms. Kimberly Coppola (5th grade) for being National Board Certified Teachers at AISD’s annual Salute to teachers awards. Congratulations to Ms. Coppola for being Summitt’s teacher of the year and to Ms. Kristen Banovic (pre-K) for being named a Teacher of Promise at AISD. Summitt has awesome teachers!

Parking reminder

Please remember as the school year draws near to an end that the Brigadoon Condos parking areas are not a place for Summitt parents to drop-off or pick-up their child(ren). There are no trespassing signs posted for this private residential area. Also, please remember to not park near the fire hydrants or red painted curbing areas. You could be ticketed or towed from these areas.  

PE News
Thanks to everyone for their team effort to get Field Day moved indoors last week! I think the kids had a fantastic time! I appreciate all the parents who donated water and ice pops, those who came and asked what they could do to help, and especially the parents that came to cheer on their kids and modeled some great examples of sportsmanship!

I would like to say a huge thank you to Joe Lang and Sharon Reed for volunteering all day! Also, thanks to all the 5th graders who did a great job being leaders for the day and to their parents for getting them to school by 7 am! Y’all rock!! Field day would not have been so wonderful without the help of all of the Special area teachers, the custodians, the front office and administrative staff, and all the amazing teachers who went with the flow! It was our first time to move Field Day indoors… it may have been a bit chaotic, but it was a great day!! Thanks again for your cooperation!

Mrs. Comsudi and Coach Sheppard

Tap Dance Class
Terrence Taps came to visit the 1st-5th graders in PE. He is a phenomenal tap dancer, excellent teacher, and he does a fantastic job keeping the students entertained and focused. He teaches tap lessons near Round Rock West and is offering Free classes through June 15th to the first 10 Summitt families that email him. The kids have been having a fantastic time!! Please check out his website and feel free to grab a flier in the front office or great hallway. He will also be handing them out to students after the tap lesson in PE. We hope you consider this exciting opportunity for your kiddos!

Terrence Taps

Music Memory contest results
These students represented Summitt at the AISD Music Memory Contest last Saturday morning. Please help congratulate these talented students. They all worked hard and did a good job. It was not an easy test.
Third Grade:  Olivia Griffin-Erickson, Edison La, Ximena Ochoa, Alexandria Peterson-Thomas, Angelica Reyes, Ellie Skalaban. They received 5 blue ribbons, 1 red ribbon and 2 Gold Malcolm Gregory pins for perfect papers.
Fourth Grade:  Nadia Benitez, Jason Cheah, Robinson Dinh, Michelle Pham, Sebastian Sandoval, Emma Slatton.  They received 5 blue ribbons, one red ribbon and 4 Gold Malcolm Gregory pins for perfect papers.  Nadia, Jason and Robinson attended for the second year.
Fifth Grade:  Daria Deeds, Ethan Mathis-Garcia, Madelyn Metevier, Atittaya Senanok, Bao Tran, William Tran.  They received 6 blue ribbons and 6 gold Malcolm Gregory pins for perfect papers.  Daria and Ethan attended for a second year.  Madelyn and William received 3-year trophies for attending all three years.   
Rita’s Ice on Friday
Rita’s Italian Ice will be back this Friday for Fun Friday. Cool off with an ice treat after school for $3 per cup.

Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school until Friday, May 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (M-Th) and 7:30 a.m. to noon (Fri). The exciting theme for our spring 2013 Book Fair is Story Laboratory: Reading Gives You Super Power! The Book Fair is an incredible energy source for reading, and volunteers are the catalyst for a successful Book Fair.

Summitt Family Night
Chuck E Cheese’s Summitt Family Night will be Wednesday, May 22, from 3-9PM. Join other Summitt Families for some games and dinner. Make your purchases at the counter and tell the cashier you are with Summitt. Chuck E Cheese’s will donate 15% of all designated purchases to our school.

Have you always wanted to try the ticket blaster? Look for the special coupon coming home next week for a turn in the ticket blaster for only $2.49! Chuck E will be visiting after school May 22. Teachers – bring your badge for a free meal AND a free turn in the ticket blaster!

Lost and Found
Our lost and found has accumulated a large amount of coats, jackets and clothing. Please check the lost and found in the music hallway; all items will be donated Thursday, June 6.

Like our Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter!
Please note that on Facebook, when you search for Summitt Elementary, 2 options will come up: Summitt Elementary as Places you check in and Summitt Elementary in Pages. The option you need to Like is Summitt Elementary under Pages. You can Like us on Facebook here and follow us on Twitter here. This will not  replace the weekly emailer. If you post pictures to these accounts, please make sure it’s only of your child or get parent’s permission if other children’s faces are visible. Student safety must be a priority when posting pictures online.

Summitt Elementary Alumni Scholarship
Summitt Elementary is offering an Alumni Scholarship! The Summitt Elementary Alumni Scholarship is being re-established to recognize former students who have excelled in their academic endeavors, supported their community through various service projects and/or participated in extra-curricular activities, and have proven they possess the drive to further their education. By granting this scholarship we encourage students to pursue their academic endeavors and hope to strengthen relationships between Summitt and its alumni.  Click here for the application and here for the criteria.  Deadline for submissions is May 17.

AISD and Community Events
– Parents of incoming Murchison 6th Graders you are invited to a Hot Topic Informational Conversation
on Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the Murchison Middle School cafeteria. Here’s a brief overview:
Digital Down Low: is a venture that licensed counselor and AHS Vertical Team parent Libba Skarnulis has put together to help parents navigate the thrilling but treacherous waters of social media with their tweens and teens. Her information and approach is well-suited for the new or less-experienced user and perfect for our parents of incoming 6th graders (as well as current 6th graders). She is fabulous and has lots of down-low on the current apps and platforms kids are now using and you will love her.
MMS Down Low: Following a 30 minute presentation, Mrs. Skarnulis will remain available for questions from parents, but Sammi Harrison will open a casual Q&A with all parents helping to resolve any MMS transition issues or questions they may have. Click here for information.

The recent tragedy in Boston has left many parents wondering how a teen could be capable of such violence. Find expert advice on why some teens resort to violent behavior, and get tips on how to talk to your teen about threats to his safety. Click here for more information.

– Sign up now for Anderson High School’s Summer Robotics Camps! Spaces are filling up fast.
We are offering two sessions this year for ages 10-17 (incoming 5th graders through seniors), July 8-11 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and July 22-25 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please visit http://www.andersonrobotics. org/camps/ to learn more and to download a registration form or email us at

– The Anderson High School Cheerleaders will be hosting their Cheer and Mascot Youth Camp again this summer. July 29th-August 1st, 9 a.m. to 4p.m. Please print out a registration form from our website at For more information, please contact Nancy Panter at

Upcoming events
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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