Nov. 19 Newsletter – Book Fair, Thanksgiving lunch, Bake Sale

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Calendar of Events

Nov. 17-21 – Book Fair
Thursday, Nov. 20 – Book Fair Family Night
Monday, Nov. 24 – Summitt Family Night – Takeout Marcos Pizza
Nov. 26-28 – Thanksgiving holiday, no school

Friday, Dec. 5 – Koblenz Holiday Bazaar
Monday, Dec. 8 – PTA board meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 9 – 3rd grade musical
Thursday, Dec. 11 – Summitt Family Night at Panda Express
Friday, Dec. 12 – Kindergarten play
Friday, Dec. 12 – 4th and 5th grade Jingle Bell Jog
Dec. 19, 2014 – Jan. 2, 2015 – Winter Break, no school

** Book Fair this week
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Have you been to the Book Fair at Sir Readalot’s Castle? The book fair is this week until noon on Friday.

– If your child is bringing money to buy books at school, please remember to bring enough to include tax that’s charged to the book price.

– On Thursday, Nov 20, it’s Come in Your PJs Family Event Night from 6-8 p.m. There will be guest readers, face painting and jugglers during the event. Students may go to school in their pajamas.

– Don’t forget to get a book for your child’s teacher! There is a teacher book wish list behind the 25-cent book table. Find a teacher’s name and get a book to add to the classroom library.

If you cannot make it to the Book Fair this week, the online book fair will be Nov 14-Dec 04, and will contain the NEW Scholastic Book Fair App and a schedule of events: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/summittelementaryschool1

** Thanksgiving Lunch
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The Summitt Cafeteria will be serving their annual Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 20. Adult lunch price is $3.25, CASH only.

Girls on the Run Bake Sale

The Fall Season’s Girls on the Run are holding a Bake Sale Monday, Nov. 24 right after school in the front (where Rita’s usually sets up) to raise money for the Austin Humane Society. We will have delicious homemade baked goods for sale, as well as bottled waters. We will also be collecting items on the AHS’s wish list: http://www.austinhumanesociety.org/give/items. Questions? Contact Ryan Lanier at ryanlaneir5@gmail.com (mailto:ryanlaneir5@gmail.com) .

Vietnamese Advisory Committee

The AISD Vietnamese Advisory Committee was created by the Department of Communications and Community Engagement as an advisory body to make recommendations that could help students achieve an excellent education and to build stronger relationships between AISD and the Vietnamese community. The committee was composed of parents, AISD staff and community stakeholders who could provide insight into the concerns of Austin’s Vietnamese community. The committee meets monthly. For questions and concerns, please email Phuong.palafox@bilinguistics.com (mailto:Phuong.palafox@bilinguistics.com) .

Teaching Assistant Appreciation Week

Nov. 17-21 is Teaching Assistant Appreciation Week. Please remember our teaching assistants: Thanh Doan, Marion Horowitz, Sarwat Rahman, Nicholas Sohadaseni, Sarah Spence, Joelle Thiet, Cynthia Vences and Brenda Wood, and all of the hard work they do for us by saying thank you to them in commemoration of Teaching Assistant Appreciation Week!​

Operation Blue Santa toy donation and assistance forms

Operation Blue Santa helps more than 3,800 families year by serving them a full holiday meal and a present for every child 14 years and under. You help by dropping off new toys and non-perishable food items at Summitt. Summitt Elementary School has also teamed up with APD to help accept and process applications for assistance through Blue Santa. For those families who need assistance this coming holiday, they can come to Summitt Elementary School library on Friday, Nov. 21 from 2:45-6 p.m. More information on Blue Santa is here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2U9EyoinyBNYWt3OTd2MG1kaG5SbWs3Yk9jZjlDbndQMnE4/view?usp=sharing) .

Summitt Family Night

On Monday, November 24, order some pizza and help Summitt PTA. Order from Marcos pizza (http://www.marcos.com/locations/tx/austin/research-blvd?s=true) , take out only, and 20% of proceeds come back to the school. You can order any time that day for pick up that night. Menus will be sent home in Monday folders.

Lion/Dragon Dance team at Chuy’s Parade
The Summitt Lion/Dragon Dance team will perform at the annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. The parade begins around the Capitol and ends at the Ann Richards Congress Bridge. Come out and support our team and a great cause!

Counselors Corner

Thank you to our wonderful PTA for supporting our “Good Manners” in the cafeteria with prizes for the teachers. Since we have been looking for good manners in the cafeteria, the noise level has gone down AND the students are so proud. Everyday we have been recognizing classes that show good manners in the cafeteria. We announce the winning class from each grade level and then we draw from that group to see which class will receive treasure box. Thank you so very much – PTA makes a difference in EVERY classroom!

Second Grade News

The “Singing Zoologist” Lucas Miller performs for us December 5th! Lucas Miller charms kids and adults with his hilarious, fact-filled songs and stories about frogs, dogs, anacondas and more! His award-winning materials are available at special prices so students can extend the learning experiences! Please send in pre-orders on or before the 5th of December to homeroom teachers​. Post- orders are due December 12. For more information, please check out his website at http://www.lucasmiller.net/.

Koblenz Exchange program news

The Summitt-Koblenz Exchange program is hosting its fourth annual “Holiday Bazaar” craft and vendor event on Friday, December 5, from 6-9 p.m. (If you need childcare while you shop, check out the Parents Night Out/Robotics event below.) Booth space is only $30 (if paid before November 21st; it’s $35 after November 21st). There will also be a Silent Auction! Booth and table rental benefits the Summitt-Koblenz Exchange program. We will advertise the event on the marquee, in the local newspaper, and with the neighborhood association. For more information please contact: heather.brannies@austinisd.org (mailto:heather.brannies@austinisd.org) , call or text 512-922-0306.

AISD and Community News

Parents Night Out

Make it a Date Night and get some gifts at the Koblenz Bazaar before going out! Send your children to Night of the Robots with the Anderson High School Robotics Team – Friday, December 5, 6-10 pm. Enjoy a Parents Night Out while your kids (K-6th grade) enjoy an evening of Robots: see VEX & humanoid robots in action, build with LEGOs, have pizza and watch the movie WALL-E. It’s $30/child. Register at https://robotnight.splashthat.com/ or get more info at andersonroboticsinfo@gmail.com (mailto:andersonroboticsinfo@gmail.com) .

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