Summitt Eagles Elementary Newsletter – October 1, 2014

1 Oct

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Summitt Movie Night
Come join the fun at Summitt Movie Night on Friday, October 3. We will be showing “The Lego Movie” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” in the cafeteria and the Great Hall.

A ticket will get you a snack pack with popcorn, a sweet, and a drink. Bring a blanket or a chair if you’d like. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movies start around 7 p.m.

Ticket sales start Wednesday through Friday. Tickets will be on sale before school in the car line (for exact change or check) and after school in the Great Hall for $5. Tickets at the door will be $6. You may also purchase tickets by filling out the purchase tab at the bottom of the movie flyer and return it to your child’s teacher along with your check or cash payment. The flyer was sent out in the Monday Folders. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Proceeds will benefit the Koblenz Exchange Program.

Homeroom parents needed
We have homeroom parents for most of the classes. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered! Our events and parties cannot run well without you.

There are a few classes that need homeroom parents. We need these posts filled ASAP because our first major event is coming up and we need to send out information to parents. You DO NOT need to have a child in that class in order to be a homeroom parent. Your duties will be to send out events and party information. You do not have to be present at events/parties for that class. Please contact Thanh Tran, if you’d like to be a homeroom parent for any of these classes:

Pre-K: Pineiro, Sawtelle and L. Tang
Kinder: Cooper
4th: Wilson, Newberry and Burkman
5th: Fleming and Carstenson

PTA meeting
The general PTA meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a presentation on Cyberbullying as part of the meeting.

Fall Fest tickets sale
Tickets for Fall Fest will be going on sale Oct. 6th! Look for the order form in your Monday folder. Tickets will be 4/$1 and available in $5 bundles. Just $15 buys one play of each game and attraction and $10 can buy dinner for 4. Please return your order form to your teacher. We will send your tickets home the following week.

Your classes have been assigned booths at Fall Fest. Please check with your homeroom parent or teacher for the list. We will be posting a sheet on the classroom door for parents/older siblings to sign up for 30 minute shifts. Sign up early for your preferred time. Thanks for your help in advance HOME ROOM PARENTS! Sign up to volunteer online now!

Fall Fest is a great opportunity for older siblings to get their volunteer hours. Please spread the word! We love to see NJHS, NHS, IB schools, Girls Scouts, etc. help out.

Counselor’s Corner
Welcoming Schools – As part of our No Place For Hate commitment, we will be introducing school-wide action to insure that all people feel welcome and safe at Summitt Elementary. We will start by having conversations with staff using the Welcoming Schools program (, a comprehensive, LGBT-inclusive approach to creating respectful and supportive schools for all students and their families. If you have questions, want to learn more, or if you would like to partner with this initiative, please feel free to call Tina Stogdill, 512-414-4248.

PE News
Marathon Kids logs came home this week. Start filling out those log sheets! Please check out the Summitt PE Blog at the link below. Here you can find our calendar of events, updates on what we’re doing in class and photos of our Summitt Eagles in action!

Please save your Pop Tabs!
What does one million look like? Save your pop tabs and turn them in to your classroom teacher or just drop them into the “Pop Tab Mailbox” in the Great Hall. We have over 520,000 pop tabs collected so far. Take a look at what that looks like in the Great Hall. Help us get to one million.Tabs will be donated to the Ronald McDonald house once we reach a million.

Costco membership drive
​On Wednesday, October 1 from 1:30-3 PM, Costco will be on campus in the great hall offering membership to employees and parents. With a Costco membership you can take advantage of low warehouse prices on groceries, gas, electronics, office supplies, prescriptions and more.

Members who join as Executive members ($110 per year) will receive a $20 Costco cash card, and in addition they will receive an annual 2% reward check on qualified Costco purchases, up to $750 per year. Those who join as Gold Star members ($55 per year) will receive a $10 Costco cash card. Both memberships include a free household card for a spouse or a family member, 18 years or older living at the same address.

Sam’s Club membership drive
Sam’s Club will be at Summitt on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 1:30-3 p.m. to sign up new members and for members to renew their membership. More information is here.

Austin Child Guidance Center programs
ACGC has group sessions for parents and children this fall. Topics range from ADHD parents group to conflict resolution/anger management group for children. More information is here.

Austin Child Guidance Center is offering a low cost, sliding fee scale Social Skills and Friendship Group for 6-9 year olds. This group will work with kids to learn about body language, communication, and socially appropriate interactions. Call ACGC to sign your child up!

Time: 6-7:30 pm
Date: Every Wednesday, beginning October 1, 2014 and ending November 19, 2014
Place: Austin Child Guidance Center, 810 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78751
To Register: Call 512-451-2242