Summitt Eagles Elementary Newsletter – October 8, 2014

8 Oct

Online Signup for classroom booths at Fall Fest
Fall Fest is approaching quickly (Oct. 25) and now is your chance to sign up online: Just scroll down to your child’s grade, then look for their teacher’s name and sign up. Older siblings who need volunteer hours are encouraged to sign up for a shift (or two). If your class is full, there are many other volunteer opportunities you can help with on the day of the event: set-up, take-down, help make cotton candy or popcorn, pick up hot dogs, etc.

List of things to donate or let Fall Fest borrow
Daycare Families – 12-24 bottles of water (12 oz or 16 oz)
Pre-K Families – 12 to 24 count packs of Juice Boxes (100% juice)
Kindergarten Families – 2 Liter bottles of sodas (for Soda Toss game!) OR 2 lb Halloween candy (no chocolate or candy that melts)
1st Grade Families – 12 to 24 packs (12 oz cans) of soda, tea, sparkling water, etc.
2nd Grade Families – tall cans of Pringles chips for the Pringles Toss Game!
3rd Grade Families – 2 lb Halloween candy, ie Smartees, Sweettarts, Lollipops, etc. (no chocolate or candy that melts)
4th Grade Families – 12 to 24 individual snack size bags of chips for the Food Court
5th Grade Families – tall cans of Pringles chips for the Pringles Toss Game!

Fall Fest Food Donation Update: We have been asked about an alternative for sodas. If you would like to donate a beverage with less sugar, you are more than welcome to bring iced teas or sparkling water. Please remember to bring donations in plastic bottles or aluminum cans instead of glass. If you have any questions please email Jill Maxfield at

Fall Fest is looking for long tables, card tables and coolers to borrow for our event. Please contact to arrange drop-off or pick-up.

Also, Tickets for Fall Fest is on sale. Ticket forms came home in the 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.

Check out our website for all your Fall Festnews

Rita’s Ice on Friday
Rita’s Italian Ice will be here at 2:30 p.m.on Friday, Oct. 10. It’s $3/per cup. Cash only. A portion of the sales will benefit SummittPTA.

Homeroom parents needed
We still need homeroom parents for these classes. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered! Our events and parties cannot run well without you. 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 (McClung) and L. Tang
Kinder: Cooper
4th: Newberry
5th: Carstenson

Box Tops
Keep bringing those Box Tops in! Drawings for munchies will be held on Tuesdays. They may be turned into your child’s classroom teacher or placed in the blue box in the office. Your clipped Box Tops help Summitt get extra items that we need. Special thanks to those who have submitted Box Tops codes online (extra bonuses)!!

T-shirts update
Due to the heavy demand for our Summitt School T-shirts, we have sold out of youth size Small shirts. The smallest size now available to order is youth size Medium which is equivalent to a youth size (10-12). Please email: with any questions or concerns.

AISD statement on Ebola case
The district released a statement on the Ebola case in the Dallas area. The statement is found here.

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.

Counselor’s Corner
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Join over 4,500 people who have already downloaded the free KnowBullying mobile app and help support bullying prevention this October. Put the power to prevent bullying in your hand. The information about app can be found here.

Emily Farnsworth’s First Grade won the September Attendance Award. They had 99.8% attendance for the month and will be celebrating with a party on Thursday, October 9th. Congratulations to all the classes who turned in their calendars. We had some great attendance in September. Parents, please continue to support your children by  sending them to school every day and have them arrive on time. Please try to schedule doctor’s appointments outside the school day. Thank you!  Below are the classes who submitted calendars:
Kindergarten: Banovic–94.3%; Brannies–97.6%; O’Connell–99.5%; Cooper–98.5%; Pearson–98%
First: Farnsworth–99.8%; Yarborough–97.5%; T. Tran–99.5%; Skalaban–96.2%
Second: Hutka–98%; Willett–97.9%
Third: Lamon–99.5%; Metzger–97.9%
Fourth: Donton–94.5%; Le–98.0%; DaMommio–99.5%
Fifth: Fleming–99.3%; Carstenson–98.8%

Become a Fall Fest sponsor
We still need Fall Fest sponsors! Remember, your money provides those great air-conditioned buses for field trips, playground equipment and educational materials for the classrooms. Business owners, this is a great way to get the name of your business out there, and remember the donation is tax-deductible! Summitt Family sponsors – We’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to our Summitt Families who have already sponsored Fall Fest! And thank you to those who have sponsored FallFest for several years in a row. Our Summitt families have been very generous and supportive this year:

Jackson Hall – $250
ESP Spares (Baelen & Brad Sather) – 5 years in row $150
The Ueber Family – 2 years in a row $150
The Ford Family – 3 years in a row $100
The Dean Family – 2 years in a row $100
The Maxfield Family – $100
The Chomel Family, Chomel Originals – 2 years in a row $50
The Martin Family – $50
The Fannin Family – $50
The Bereuter Family – $50
Chris, Brianne, and Betty Lovin – $50
5 Star Auto – $50
Mark and Angela Gooden – $50
CenTex Senior Massage, LLC – $50

If you want to help out with Fall Fest and Summitt, but do not have the time, this is your opportunity to assist by donating money. Also, 100% of your donation benefits your children! Email for more information.

Balcones Youth Sports Fall Fest
Come out to Fall Fest at Balcones Youth Sports Facilities (3106 Adelphi) on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 4:30 – 7:30pm. There will be a Chili Cook Off (info here), Costume Contest for kids, Vendor Market Place, Carnival Style Games & Moon Walks and a Trunk or Treat! More information is here.