Feb. 25 Newsletter – Marathon Kids, Spring Fling, Yearbook orders

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Calendar of Events

Saturday, Feb. 28 – Marathon Kids Final Mile Celebration

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

Wednesday, Apr. 1 – Summitt Family Night at Chipotle

Apr. 1-2 – STAAR test make-up days

Friday, Apr. 3 – holiday, no school

Friday, Apr. 10 – Rita’s Ice after school

Saturday, Apr. 11 – Spring Fling

Monday, Apr. 13 – PTA general meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Apr. 20-22 – STAAR test

Friday, Apr. 24 – Rita’s Ice after school

Marathon Kids Final Mile Celebration
Marathon Kids Final Mile Celebration will be on Saturday, February 28th at 9 am, at Burger Activity Center. The Finisher Medal Celebration is the official ‘last lap’ of the Marathon Kids 26.2 Mile Challenge. Thousands of “Marathon Kids” celebrate their journey to a healthier, happier life and receive their Finisher Medals! The Austin Finisher Medal Celebration has TWO start times – 9AM for Austin ISD and 11AM for all other districts.

Spring Fling news
Our major fundraiser this semester is Spring Fling. Proceeds help fund our technology teacher, Mrs. Barbara Neill. AISD does not provide a teacher who will teach computer skills to our students. The PTA provides Mrs. Neill’s salary with money raised at Spring Fling.

This year it will be on Saturday, April 11, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The location is at Abel’s North on Parmer/Amherst. This is an opportunity for parents to have a night out and help a great cause. It will be an adults only event. Tickets are $20 for pre-sale, $25 the week of and at the door. Ticket price includes unlimited appetizers and 2 drink tickets. More details here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2U9EyoinyBNZTNZRExGbms0cFNUSlJVWXBoRXEyWjNZMWk0/view) .

Do you own a business or know businesses that would want to donate goods or services? Please consider a donation. The form is here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2U9EyoinyBNVVJ1cFo4ZHZJbXNpOHp4dUpoTUlmOWlFZ3Y4/view?usp=sharing) .

If you have any questions, please contact springflingdonations@gmail.com (mailto:springflingdonations@gmail.com) .

Yearbook Orders
It is time to order the 2014-2015 Summitt Yearbook! We did not sell yearbooks in advance this year, so please order if you want one. Yearbooks are $25 per book. Orders are due by Friday, March 6.

Vietnamese Dual Language program in the news
Summitt’s Tet show from the Vietnamese Dual Language program was featured on KLRU. You can see it here (http://www.klru.org/blog/2015/02/american-graduate-dual-language-students-celebrate-tet-new-year/) . There’s also a video highlighting the program here (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v4PVw1Eqn1Q) .

Donate handbags and backpacks
Fifth grader Kara Moy is working on her Girl Scout Bronze Award and she’s collecting new backpacks and new or gently used purses for Texas Advocacy Project’s Hope Campaign. Texas Advocacy Project is a statewide non-profit that provides legal solutions to end violence in the home. There is a donation box in the Great Hall for the backpacks and purses until March 10. Kara’s Girl Scout Troop 1450 will sort through the items which will then be given to shelters across Texas. More information about the Hope Campaign is at www.texasadvocacyproject.org.

Skate Night
Join other Summitt Families for a rocking skate night on Wednesday, March 4! Which grade level will have the most students? Come find out on Wednesday, March 4th from 6-8:30 p.m. at Playland Skate Center (8822 McCann). It’s only $5 per skater. They have a playscape, arcade, and skate helpers for an additional fee.

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.

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.

AISD AND COMMUNITY NEWS

Support Anderson Speech and Debate
There will be a Huge Garage Sale on Saturday February 28 from 8 am – 1 pm hosted by the Anderson HS Speech and Debate Booster Club. It will held in the Anderson Student Parking Lot close to the corner of Mesa and Steck. Come support our team! All proceeds go toward expenses to support the Speech and Debate team and coaches.

AISD PARENT SURVEYS 2014-2015
Parents will receive a parent letter and survey scan form in the Monday, February 23, folder. Please note that the hard copy scan forms are due no later than Friday, March 20.

If parents do not wish to complete the scan form survey, parents may take the survey online at the AISD website (www.austinisd.org (http://www.austinisd.org/) ). Please let parents and caregivers know that the survey is on the AISD website in three languages (English, Spanish, and Vietnamese). Beginning February 1, parents can access the surveys by going to AISD’s main web page (www.austinisd.org (http://www.austinisd.org/) ) and looking in the “Quicklinks” drop-down menu for Parent Survey, or going to the Parents/Guardians web page link (http://www.austinisd.org/parents). PLEASE NOTE: THE SURVEY SHOULD ONLY BE COMPLETED IN ONE FORM – SCAN FORM OR ON-LINE, BUT NOT BOTH!

Teacher of the Year nominations
The 7th annual Teacher of the Year program sponsored by Krispy Kreme is taking nominations until April 10. Submit nominations and more inforation is at http://krispykremetexas.com/tofyear/teacherform2015.php.

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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