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Feb. 11, 2015 Newsletter
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Calendar of Events
Thursday, Feb. 12 – Morning Tet show
Friday, Feb. 13 – Evening Tet show
Saturday, Feb. 14 – Goodwill truck at Summitt
Monday, Feb. 16 – holiday, no school
Wednesday, Mar. 4 – Skate night
Saturday, Mar. 7 – 5th grade Volleyball Playday at Explore UT
Monday, Mar. 9 – PTA board meeting
Friday, Mar. 13 – Rita’s Ice after school
Mar. 16-20 – Spring Break, no school
Thursday, Mar. 26 – Spring pictures
Friday, Mar. 27 – Rita’s Ice after school
Mar. 30-31 – STAAR test
Lunar New Year Tet Show
Please join us to celebrate the Year of the Goat, on Friday, February 13, from 6-9 p.m. in the Summitt cafeteria. There will be PLENTY of delicious Vietnamese food to buy for $5 each plate. It will be catered by Pho Thai Son restaurant. Drinks are available for purchase. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the Tet show will start at 7 p.m.
Tickets will be sold February 9, 10, 11, 7:30 am, 2:30 – 2:45 pm in the Great Hall and 3-4:15 p.m. at Thuy’s portable. Tickets will also be sold the night of the show.
· The first three rows are $10 per seat.
· The next 7 rows are $5 per seat
· All other seats are $3 each.
If you cannot purchase tickets at school, send your money in an envelope and indicate what type of tickets and how many you need. The teachers will pick great seats for you. Our Tet Show benefits the AISD Vietnamese Dual Language Program. See you at the show!
Goodwill Truck at Summitt
Our Fill The Truck is in full swing! There are great big blue bins in the Great hall for donations during the week. On Saturday, Feb. 14th from 8-10am the truck will be at Summitt to collect donations. To fill the truck we have to fill 18 of the large bins with clothes, toys, household items, etc. If you have a large item to donate like a couch, you can drop it off Saturday; however it won’t count toward our 18 bins.
Save date for Rita’s
March 13th will be our first Rita’s ice of the new year. What a great way to kick off Spring Break! It’s $3 a cup.
Lost and Found
LAST CALL: All coats, jackets, shirts, pants, shoes, etc. that are in the lost and found will be placed in the Goodwill bins on Friday, Feb. 13! The lost and found is located in the music hallway, directly to the left after entering the main entrance doors.
Congratulations to Ms. Frank’s class and Ms. Cotter’s class. They won lunch with the counselors last week because they showed such kindness and caring by making “Thinking of You” cards for the 4th graders. Great job!!
Congratulations to Ms. Banovic’s (Ms. Menn’s) Kindergarten class. They had the highest number of days with perfect attendance in December and January. They won a cookie party. Thank you to all the teachers who participated and completed calendars. A special thanks to all the students who come to school every day and arrive on time; we also appreciate the parents who work so hard to have the students in school every day.
Box Tops News
Our next big Box Tops submission date is Monday, March 2. You can help by getting your Box Tops turned in by Feb. 20. Thanks to all of your neat clipping, we surpassed our goal of $1,000 but let’s keep it going so that we may finish out the year with a big bang!
Need 2-liter bottles
In science, 4th graders will be working on the Organisms and Environment unit in March. We will be making homemade ecosystems out of 2 liter bottles. We are kindly asking for donations of clear 2-liter soda bottles. Please empty and rinse them out before donating. We are hoping to have one per student. We will have a box labeled “4th Grade Soda Bottles” in the Great Hall where the bottles can be dropped off.
Pictures needed for yearbook
Did you attend Fall Fest? Movie Night? Summitt Family Night? Did you take pictures during those events? The yearbook committee needs pictures you’ve taken of any Summitt event in the Fall semester. Please send pictures to email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) . Small group pictures are encouraged over individual pictures. We want as many students to be featured in the yearbook this year!
Fifth Grade News
– Do you have a baby picture of your fifth-grader? Send it in to the yearbook! Please email a baby picture of your fifth-grader to email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) . Be sure to identify the baby in the picture. We would like all entries submitted by February 11.
– Fifth grade students need to know the following concepts to successfully complete the Murchison Middle School Technology Exemption Test. If the exemption test is passed, students will be exempt from one semester of Tech Careers, giving them a chance to take a full year fine arts class and an additional semester fine arts class during their sixth grade year. Passing the exemption test gives incoming sixth graders more flexibility when choosing their classes. The study guide with a list of what students need to know for the test is here – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2U9EyoinyBNaGp2RkxPSUNRbWEtYzZrVGZDd3FFNC02SEQ0/view?usp=sharing
Cultural Exchange to Vietnam
A Cultural Exchange Program hosted by the Vietnamese Dual Language Program has been established between Summitt Elementary and a school in Ho Chi Minh City. Cô Thủy is taking a group of parents, students, teachers and staff to visit Vietnam during the upcoming winter holidays, in Christmas 2015. If you are interested in being part of this trip please contact Cô Thủy at email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) . Details of the trip will be presented at a later date.
AISD AND COMMUNITY NEWS
Austin Child Guidance Center is offering a free workshop: Meltdowns: How to Cool Off Your Kids and Get Them to Listen and Follow Directions, Presented by Diane Hoffman, MA, LPC. It will be on Thursday, February 12, 6-7:30 pm. The Austin Child Guidance Center is located at 810 W. 45th Street. Childcare is free for children 2 and up.
This workshop offers hope and guidance to parents of easily frustrated children. Many caregivers instinctively rely on commands, warnings, punishments and rewards to gain cooperation with children-which can work depending on the child, but it’s not effective with inflexible or easily frustrated children. Over time these methods can corrode the parent-child relationship, resulting in power struggles, meltdowns and resentment. This workshop will give parents strategies to gain cooperation with a wide range of temperaments and builds on the unique strengths of each caregiver to connect with the child in a way that’s mutually beneficial. These strategies are suitable for working with children of all ages. To register, visit: www.austinchildguidance.org/event/meltdowns-how-to-cool-off-your-kids-and-get-them-to-listen-and-follow-directions/
Science Mill grand opening
The grand opening of the Hill Country Science Mill will be on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Johnson City. Housed in an 1880s grist mill and cotton gin, the non-profit Science Mill is a unique place for interactive learning and creative thinking. With a focus on middle and high school students (but with something for ALL ages to enjoy), the Science Mill is designed to spark curiosity, expand scientific understanding and strengthen students’ interest in careers as scientists, engineers, researchers and technology leaders of tomorrow. For more information: http://www.sciencemill.org/news/grand-opening-fall-in-love-with-science-on-feb-14th
Trojans Pop Warner Cheer News
Trojan Pop Warner Football is excited to announce that next fall we will offer Trojan Pop Warner Cheer for girls from 1st through 6th grade. The program will provide instruction on cheerleading, dance routines and tumbling. Cheer squads will cheer for the Trojan Pop Warner Football teams. Registration will begin online in April. Parent Volunteers will also be needed to help us kick off our inaugural season. For more information, please visit www.trojanpw.com (http://www.trojanpw.com/) or contact Jennifer Young – email@example.com. Questions about the football program? Contact Myra Adkins – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anderson High Baseball
Anderson High School Baseball invites you to help them Kick-off the 2015 season! Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support Anderson Trojan Baseball Booster Club! It will be Saturday, February 21st from 3-8 p.m.
At 3 p.m., meet us at the Anderson baseball field for our annual Hit-a-Thon. It’s a great day of family fun: meet Anderson players and coaches, watch the Anderson players compete for hitting the ball the farthest, and kids can participate as well and pay to hit. We will also have drawings for prizes (must be present to win).
From 5-8 p.m., head to Chipotle at the Arbor Walk, located at 10515 North MoPac Expressway. Simply tell the cashier you’re supporting Anderson Baseball and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Anderson Trojan Baseball Booster Club! It’s EASY and FUN! Hope to see you all there – GO TROJANS!!
Project Graduation Spring Flower Sales
Project Graduation is an all-night alcohol and drug-free party for graduating seniors at Anderson. Two different varieties of beautiful one gallon plants are on sale for $9 each: Geraniums – red or salmon OR New Guinea Impatiens – Hot pink or white
Orders and payment are due by March 13, 2015. Plants will be available for pickup on Friday, March 27, 2015, from 9am-5pm at Anderson (corner of Mesa and Cima Serena). A reminder to pick up your plants will be sent by email during the week of March 22. Order online with payment by credit card at http://tinyurl.com/PGSpringFlowerSale Questions? Contact Ann Baran, 512-825-4604.
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