Nov. 26 Newsletter – Morning Assembly information, Lion Dance at Chuy’s Parade, Library News

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Calendar of Events

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

Message from Assistant Principal O’Neal

Dear parents, In order to get all of the students to class on time after assembly, we need to keep the front lobby clear.

*If you arrive with your children while assembly is in progress, please join us in the cafeteria. Students should sit with their class, and parents can stand in the back. Please do not wait in the front lobby.

*If you arrive after assembly has ended, but while the classes are filing out, please wait until the classes have passed by.

*If you arrive after assembly has ended and everyone is back in class, please go to the classroom.

Thank you for your understanding.

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, bring a toy to donate and support our team!

Can contest

The Can Contest has been extended to Dec 1. Bring your cans to the recycling trailer near the Blacktop and on a piece of paper, write your name, grade, teacher and number of cans you brought. There is a container in the Great Hall for your entry. Winners will be announced Thursday, Dec. 4 at morning assembly.

Read to Succeed

Fourth & 5th Graders can earn free tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas by reading over the holiday break. Only 6 hours of non-required (not for teacher-assigned reading logs) reading before January 9, 2015, earns a ticket! Have your child pick up a reading log from Mrs. Richey in the Library or their language arts teacher for details.

Coke Rewards codes

Please remember Summitt after your family gatherings! Those numbers you see in the caps and boxes of Coca Cola products can be turned into items the school can use. Donations of points found in Coke, Sprite, Fanta PowerAde, Nestea, Minute Maid and more through the My Coke Rewards Program have already earned gator balls, a stereo, a flip camera, and other stuff for the school. The more codes we get the more useful the items we can order! If you have caps/codes but don’t have enough points to bother with an account, contact Kynna Sullivan at ( and she will arrange to have the points donated to Summitt.

Book Fair online

The Book Fair continues as an online book fair until Thursday, Dec 4. It contains the NEW Scholastic Book Fair App and a schedule of events:

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 ( .

Second Grade News

The “Singing Zoologist” Lucas Miller performs for us Friday, 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

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:, call or text 512-922-0306.

Library News

Dear Parents, the library is in need of your help. There are a number of projects around the library that I would LOVE to begin working on, but rarely have the time due to classes. If you are interested in helping out, please read below for more details on how you can.

Bulletin Board – I would like to change the bulletin board out in December for when we return in January. My idea is to do something about reading, and the new year. It will serve to promote our Bookspring Read-a-Thon. It usually takes about an hour to change out the paper, put up new boarder, and throw a few die cut letters up.

100 Books for Pre-K – We would like to start a reading promotion for PK in January. I need help assembling book bags, reading logs, and parent literature. I’ll have the materials that need to be run off and the books and bags. This can be worked on at home,too. Aiming for a due date of Jan.5.

Signage – I’m looking for someone with some basic design skills to create some signage for our series and book basket sections. I have access to printer and paper, or can budget for some color printing. I have a list of verbage for signs and measurements.

Weeding – We are in desperate need of weeding the collection to fit our newest titles and remove/replace the most loved and worn-out titles. This is an on-going job for anyone who has time to spare over the course of the semester. I have a list of titles and can give basic instructions. You can work on this as much or as little as your schedule allows.​

Summitt students Tomas and Alex Gerlach would like to give a Big Thank You to Summitt’s PTA and all the teachers, parents, and kids that donated books during Book Fair week to their Book Drive for Dell Children’s Hospital. They were able to collect 398 new and used books. These books will hopefully ease some of the burdens kids face while they are ill.


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 or get more info at ( .

Yes! Youth Fitness Winter Challenge
Participate in Yes! Youth Sports’ Winter Challenge and show your Summitt pride while supporting UCA, a charity that helps local underprivileged children. Children of all ages will play sports games and complete an obstacle course – Saturday, December 14, 1-5 pm, at Yes! Youth Sports, 13530 North Highway 183. Event Cost is $25 online, or $35 at the door. Register at

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