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Apr. 22, 2015 Newsletter
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Calendar of Events
Friday, Apr. 24 – Rita’s Ice after school
Tuesday, April 28 – Summitt Family Night at Blue Baker
Friday, May 1 – Rita’s Ice after school
May 4-8 – Teacher Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 7 – Kinder Round-up
Friday, May 8 – Koblenz movie night
May 11-15 – Book Fair
Monday, May 11 – PTA board meeting
Thursday, May 14 – CATCH Family Fun Night (New date!)
Friday, May 15 – Rita’s Ice after school
Wednesday, May 20 – Skate Night
Friday, May 22 – Bad weather make up day – will have school
Friday, May 22 – Rita’s ice after school
May 25 – holiday, no school
May 28-29 – Field Days
Friday, May 29 – Rita’s Ice after school
Tuesday, June 2 – Summitt Family Night at Phil’s Ice House/Amy’s Ice Cream
Thursday, June 4 – Last day of school
Thursday, June 4 – Rita’s ice after school
Rita’s on Friday
Rita’s Ice will be available on Friday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m. It’s $3/cup.
Summitt Family Night at Blue Baker
Come out to dinner at Blue Baker (10000 Research at the Arboretum) on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and show your Summitt pride. Blue Baker has yummy soups, sandwiches and pizza. There will be Summitt teachers and parents in the kitchen baking and walking around to sell their delicious cookies. Summitt receives 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the fresh-baked cookies!
From Mrs. Richey: Thank you so much for all the wonderful cards, emails, plants, and baked goods for Librarian’s week. I consider myself very fortunate to get to do my job, and in such a wonderfully supportive community. Thank you! I am blessed.
I am looking for cardboard toilet paper rolls ASAP. Please feel free to leave in the bin in the office.
Koblenz Movie Night
Movie Night will be on Friday, May 8. They will show Paddington and Big Hero 6. Tickets will be sold the week of the movies. It will be $5 if purchased during the week and $6 at the door. (More info on ticket sales dates next week.) A ticket will get you a snack pack with popcorn, a sweet, and a drink. Bring a blanket or a chair if you’d like. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movies start around 7 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds will benefit the Koblenz Exchange Program.
This is Administrative Professionals Appreciation Week
Please remember our office staff and all of the hard work they do for us by saying thank you to them in commemoration of Administrative Professionals Appreciation Week, April 19-25, 2015!
CATCH Family Night
Summitt CATCH Family Fun Night will be held on Thursday, May 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm. It will be held the same evening as our Book Fair Night and we will have different booths and stations set up all around the Summitt campus. For the past 5 years, we have held a Family Fun Night and we are excited to continue this event. The CATCH program promotes health and physical fitness through a coordinated approach. It stands for a Coordinated Approach to Children’s Health.
We will have many local businesses promoting health and wellness. If you would be interested in having a booth or donating items for our giveaway, please contact me at email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) . This is a totally free event and there will be an opportunity for students to enter to win some amazing prizes. Every student that attends will get a free jump rope and families will get to enjoy healthy food samples, fitness demos, sport camp opportunities, as well as getting to explore our wonderful book fair.
Please remember not to block the driveways of the homes on Mosley Lane when you visit the school. Also, please do not park/block the buses in the bus driveway when school lets out in the afternoon.
Open PTA positions
We have the following PTA positions open for the 2015-2016 school year. These positions take minimal time and can be done by working parents, too. The board and other PTA parents will be available to help you if needed. If you are interested or have questions about these positions, please contact email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
– Box Tops Coordinator – FILLED!
– Skate Night Coordinator – schedule, advertise for, and attend the 4 skate nights for the school year. This can be divided among 2 volunteers.
– Coke Rewards Points Volunteer – FILLED!
– Boosterathon Coordinator – new position that will work with Boosterathon contacts to put on a Boosterathon next spring. Most of the work will be done by the organization, but we need a contact person.
– Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Event Coordinator – new position that will help create ideas, organize, and put on these two events at Summitt. Can be one person who does both or one person for each.
AISD AND COMMUNITY NEWS
Balcones Youth Sports presents Balcones Day on Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3706 Adelphi. There will be a silent auction, games, food, and even Mayor Adler throwing out the first pitch! More information at http://balcones.net/
Ambassador Girl Scout troop free activity
Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 645 from LASA and Anderson High school will host 8 classes for Kinder-1st graders at the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on 8134 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX 78759 on Sunday, April 26th, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Topics are: Make honey cream, Learn wood working, Make a table with popsicle sticks, Learn about gardening, Make coasters, Painting workshop, Veggie gardening and Make a flower press.
Attendance is limited to 10 children per class. Reservations required. Admission is free, and all materials will be provided. Parking is available in front of the church. To sign up for the event, email email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) . Flyer is here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2U9EyoinyBNYVdFUFpFQkFMVjhkT3k1aVVYck5lM0MxaWhv/view?usp=sharing) .
African American Parent Engagement Conference
The African American Parent Engagement Conference will be on Saturday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at LBJ Early College High School. The theme is ‘Education in the Era of Change.’ Speaker include Dr. Sterling Lands II, My Brother’s Keeper; Manny Scott, Original Freedom Writer; Mychal Wynn, college and career planning; Dr. Donna Y. Ford, national education author; Dr. Anthony Muhammad, national school transformer. More information is here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2U9EyoinyBNRnRMaXZ3VTNMcFVpUXk4VW1JbF9oR2RhYXB3/view?usp=sharing) .
Summer camp at Hill Elementary
Looking for fun summer camp ideas for your children? Check out Dillo Camp at Hill Elementary School. We offer a variety of different camp classes for elementary school students, each lasting one week. The two camp sessions are June 8-12 and June 15-19. They are taught by Hill Elementary teachers. Camp prices range from $210-$265. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extra child care is offered before camp beginning at 7:30 a.m., as well as after camp until 5:45 p.m. Please visit our website, dillocamp.webs.com (http://dillocamp.webs.com/) , for more detailed information, and to download registration forms. For questions, contact Dillo Camp Director, Kellie Allen, at email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or 512-414-4264.
Job opening for Summitt area resident
We need an attendant for Will, age 32 years old, on Mondays and Fridays from 8 am-6 p.m. Home base will be near the intersection of North MOPAC and Duval, where Will lives with a caregiver. We provide a very supportive, positive working environment. You need to be able to drive him to 1 activity each day (on Mondays it’s in Georgetown, Fridays at 38th and Lamar). No lifting required, but he needs some support getting in and out of the car, etc. He weighs 120 lbs and is incontinent. He needs help with all daily living activities. He has Cerebral Palsy, walks, does not talk but understands a lot, has an affectionate personality, laughs and smiles a lot, a very engaging person, collaborates with his helpers very well 98% of the time!
You will learn so much about people with disabilities living an active life in the community, communication, courage and living in the moment, and the family dynamics of having a child with disabilities. Will has a network that supports him and daily activities for learning and fun. He is often very intuitive and understands so much of the world around him. Most people who get to know Will take real pleasure in being with him.
Anyone with the right character traits can learn to work with Will: patience, ability to read the behavior and body language of a nonverbal person, flexibility, being very dependable and reliable, sense of humor and fun, willing to deal with an incontinent person, ready to be a positive care team member.
Nonsmoker, English speaker, have own transportation, age 18 or older.
CPR certified or ready to get the certification.
Paid through a state program, $10/hour plus a bonus 23 times per year and $30 expenses each day.
Trojan Cheerleading Camp
Come cheer with the Anderson Trojan Cheerleaders! AHS Cheerleaders will be hosting the 2015 Cheer & Mascot Youth Camp on July 6 – 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is for grades K-9. You will learn cheers, stunts, dances, the school fight song & mascot skits. Participate in arts & crafts, games, pizza party and lots of FUN! Please visit our website for flyers and registration forms. Find out more at www.AndersonTrojanCheerleading.shutterfly.com. (http://www.andersontrojancheerleading.shutterfly.com/) Questions? Contact Kathleen McKay at email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anderson Softball camp
The Anderson High School Softball Coaching Staff will conduct a softball camp for girls going into 4th grade to incoming freshmen. The instruction will include fielding, throwing, hitting, and base-running. There will also be position specific instruction. The camp will be conducted on the Anderson High School softball practice field. Registration form is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2U9EyoinyBNU0NFQnQwZXdqeDJfZDAtNi1IaHFzQ2QzRGlj/view?usp=sharing
Water will be provided for campers throughout the camp. All campers will be given a Trojan Softball t-shirt on the last day of the camp. The registration fee for the Trojan Softball Camp is $100.00 per participant. Participants are required to provide their own transportation, shorts, shoes and shirts. You may register in advance by completing this registration form and returning it to Coach Davis by June 10th , 2015.
Trojans Pop Warner Registration NOW OPEN!
Football and Cheer are open to participants ages 5-12 years. Scholarships are available. Details for Trojans Pop Warner Football & Cheer (including May clinics) can be found on our website, www.trojanpw.com (http://www.trojanpw.com/) . Questions about football? Contact Myra Adkins (email@example.com). Questions about cheer? Contact Jennifer Young (firstname.lastname@example.org). Go Trojans Pop Warner Football and Cheer!
Spring Fling sponsors
Thank you so much to our Spring Fling sponsors and donors! Please shop at these businesses and let them know that you appreciate them for being Summitt sponsors.
Terabyte Level ($500+)
Abel’s North Grill and Tap House (http://abels.com/north)
Calendar Club (http://www.calendarholdings.com)
Attorney Jeff Barnett (http://www.civil-law.com)
The Torres Family
Gigabyte Level ($250-$499)
Austin Piano School (http://www.austinpianoschool.com) ,Bits, Bytes & Bots (http://bitsbytesbots.com/) ,Capitol City Comedy Club (http://www.capcitycomedy.com/) , Dan Logan/Bob Salon (http://www.bobsalon.indiemade.com) ,ESP Spares Inc. (http://www.espspares.com) ,Great Hills Country Club (http://www.greathillscc.org/) , Houston Symphony (http://www.houstonsymphony.org) , Renaissance Hotel (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/aussh-renaissance-austin-hotel/) , The Ueber Family
Megabyte Level ($100-$249)
aloft Hotel, Austin Food and Wine Alliance, Austin SPURS Basketball, Capital Cruises, Capital Music Center, Cen-Tex Senior Massage, Goose Goose Couture, Kids Acting, Mad Science of Austin, Matt Jones, Playland Skate Center, Precision Camera, Texas Stars, Tito’s Handcrafted Vodka, TopGolf, Trojan Pop Warner
* Alamo Drafthouse * Amy’s IceCream * Ashley’s Playhouse *Austin Zoo * Austinuts * Blanton Museum of Art * California Pizza Kitchen* Chaparral Ice * Esther’s Follies * HEB * JBG Organics * Julia and Rebecca Ballow * Kebab Time * Milwood Neighborhood Association * Outerwall/Redbox *Painting with a Twist * Paramount and State Theatres *Phoenix Arising Aviation Academy * Phil’s Icehouse * Playland Skate Center * RedBox * Restorative Touch * Rick’s Cleaners * Round Rock Express * Scarborough Renaissance Festival * Southwest Theaters * Silver Grill * Trader Joe’s * Yogurt Planet
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