May 13 Newsletter – Book Fair, CATCH Night, Rita’s

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Calendar of Events

May 11-15 – Book Fair

Thursday, May 14 – CATCH Family Fun Night

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

Book Fair
Come out to our spring book fair this week! Let’s go “Under the Sea” and get some great books to read over the summer. The book fair is open during school hours on Wednesday. On Thursday, May 14, it is open until 7:30 p.m., and on Friday, May 15, it is open until noon.

Thursday is Family Night and there will be special guests and events during the evening. This coincides with CATCH Family Night. See information about that below.

We need volunteers to be cashiers and help during the book fair. Please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&useFullSite=true&URLID=8050A4DABAC22A20-under

CATCH Family Night
We hope that you saved the date for our CATCH Family Fun and Book Fair Night on Thursday, May 14th. This is a free event that will take place from 5:30-7:30 pm all around the Summitt Campus.

We will have many fun fitness activities provided by the Anderson Wrestling and Lacrosse teams, Yes Youth Fitness, and Trojan Pop Warner. The gym will also be open for students to get active and have fun with family and friends. Our Fuel up to Play 60 team will also lead a Just Dance party in the gym every 20 minutes.

Each student that attends will receive a free jump rope donated by Modern Woodmen of America and a free Tom’s toothpaste sample donated by the Summitt PTA.

A big thanks goes out to the North Mopac/Parmer HEB for donating gift cards and prizes for our attendees. We will have 4 student prizes and 2 teacher prizes. Look for the HEB banner in the hallway to enter the raffle. Winners will be announced at the assembly the following morning.

Rita’s Ice
Rita’s Italian Ice will be available on Friday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m. It’s $3/cup.

AISD Budget presentation
Austin ISD wants your feedback about the district’s preliminary budget. Throughout the month of May, AISD will host community budget conversations to discuss strategic investment in priorities, projected shortfalls, long-range financial planning and proposed budget reductions.

Four in-person conversations will be held at campuses. Community members can also take part in a tele-townhall on May 20, during which participants can listen to a budget presentation and submit questions. The presentation closest to Summitt is at Doss Elementary on Thursday, May 28. Childcare, refreshments and interpretation services will be provided at in-person conversations. For more information, please visit www.austinisd.org/budget.

Thursday, May 28
12–1:30 p.m.
Doss Elementary Cafeteria
7005 Northledge Drive

Skate night next week
Come join your Summitt friends for the last skate night of the school year on Wednesday, May 20th, 6-8:30PM at Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann Drive. All proceeds from this skate night will benefit the robotics/technology program at Summitt! Which grade level will have the most skaters? Come find out! It’s $5 per skater.

HEB gift cards, yearbooks, T-shirts sale next week
There will be a table after school to sell HEB gift cards, this year’s Summitt T-shirts and yearbooks on Monday-Wednesday, May 19-21. HEB Gift Cards will be available in the great hall Monday (5/19) and Tuesday (5/20). Summitt T-shirts ($5) and extra yearbooks ($25) will be available (while supplies last) Monday (5/19), Tuesday (5/20) and Wednesday (5/21), after school from 2:30-3PM. The yearbooks will go home next week and there’s only a VERY limited amount left for purchase if you did not order one.

Help with Summitt communications
If you are interested in being a part of the Summitt Communications Team, we would love to talk to you! The team handles the Newsletter (emailed announcements) which is sent out each week, the school website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. They have a great system in place and can train you. We use MailChimp for the newsletter and WordPress for the school website. If you are interested in becoming a part of the communication resources for Summitt please email the team at newsletter@summitteagles.org (mailto:newsletter@summitteagles.org) .

Register your student for next school year
To enroll ON-LINE for the 2015-2016 school year: Parents can register students for the 2015-2016 using an online tool available from the AISD Cloud found at https://my.austinisd.org (https://my.austinisd.org/) . This new process will help save parents/guardians valuable time by eliminating the need to fill out the many paper forms and allows the parent/guardian to better manage the information the district has on file for their student.

A Parent Cloud account is required to access this new registration tool. Go to https://my.austinisd.org (https://my.austinisd.org/) to sign up for one. Short videos are available to guide you through a New Student Registration or a Returning Student Registration. For these helpful videos SELECT http://www.austinisd.org/parent-information/student-registration

If you are unsure which school your child will attend, call the Office of Student Services 414-1726 or view school assignments online. Information regarding the enrollment of students in foster care or under the guardianship of DFPS can be found at http://www.austinisd.org/foster-care/resources-foster-care-parents

Parents that do not wish to utilize the online system for new to AISD students can complete paper enrollment forms that were sent home last week.

Spring Picture packets
The spring picture packages were sent home last week. These pictures were not prepaid, but with this program you have three options:
1. No purchase, ​​return all pictures.
2. Partial purchase, return partial pictures and money envelope for pictures you wish to purchase.
3. Full package purchase, return money envelope for entire picture package purchased.

The picture package, money envelope or both are due Monday, May 18.

Lost and Found
All coats, jackets, shirts, pants, shoes, etc. that are in the lost and found will be donated on Friday, May 15! The lost and found is located in the music hallway, directly to the left after entering the main entrance doors.

Looking Ahead to Fall Fest
We are looking for people interested in helping with Fall Fest next year. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions please contact Jill Maxfield maxfield.jill@gmail.com (mailto:maxfield.jill@gmail.com) or Lisa Fischer at lisawolf@gmail.com (mailto:lisawolf@gmail.com) . Fall Fest is starting to look for donations of gently used toys and books for next year. If you have anything you would like to donate over the summer please contact Jill Maxfield at maxfield.jill@gmail.com (mailto:maxfield.jill@gmail.com) to set up a time to drop off donations.

AISD AND COMMUNITY NEWS

Trojans Pop Warner Football and Cheer clinics
Trojans Pop Warner Registration Open through May 31, 2015 for football and cheer participants ages 5-12 years. Football and Cheer Clinics will be held on Sunday, May 17 at Anderson High School from 4-6PM at the practice fields. There will be a uniform fitting and optional skills clinic. Scholarships are available. Details for Trojans Pop Warner Football & Cheer (including the May 17th clinics) can be found on our website, www.trojanpw.com (http://www.trojanpw.com/) . Questions about football? Contact Myra Adkins myra@wordofmouthcatering.com (mailto:myra@wordofmouthcatering.com) . Questions about cheer? Contact Jennifer Young ryoung34@earthlink.net (mailto:ryoung34@earthlink.net) . Go Trojans Pop Warner Football and Cheer!

Anderson Soccer Camp
The Anderson High School Boys and Girls Summer Soccer Camp will be held on June 15-18. U5-U9 players will meet from 8:30-11:30 am and U10-U14 players will meet from 5-8 pm. It’s a great opportunity to be taught by the Anderson HS soccer coaches and get to work with the Anderson HS soccer players. This is the sixth year for the camp and it has been a fantastic success with outstanding reviews from both players and parents. Cost is $110 ($100 if registered/paid before June 1) and includes a camp t-shirt, soccer ball and 12 hours of quality instruction. For more information and a registration form you may use the following link: www.andersongirlssoccer.com (http://www.andersongirlssoccer.com/) . For more information, you may also contact: Justin.Heller@austinisd.org (mailto:Justin.Heller@austinisd.org) .

Summer camps at Anderson
Looking for fun camps for your student this summer? Consider camp at Anderson High School. There are many camps for elementary (and older) students this summer: cheer, theater, tennis, football, volleyball, dance, and more. Check out the page with listings: http://www.andersononline.org/ourpages/auto/2015/2/17/42993200/2015%20Summer%20at%20Anderson.pdf

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 kellie.allen@austinisd.org (mailto:kellie.allen@austinisd.org) or 512-414-4264.

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.

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