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May 6, 2015 Newsletter
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Calendar of Events
May 4-8 – Teacher and Health team 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
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
Koblenz Movie Night
Koblenz Movie Night will be on Friday, May 8. They will show Paddington and Big Hero 6 in the cafeteria and the Great Hall. On Wednesday through Friday tickets will be on sale before school in the car line (for exact change or check) and after school in the Great Hall for $5. Tickets at the door will be $6. You may also purchase tickets by filling out the purchase tab at the bottom of the movie flyer (will be in your Monday Folder) and return it to your child’s teacher along with your check or cash payment.
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.
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 this week.
Kindergarten Orientation is being offered on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Summitt. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2015, are eligible to be enrolled in AISD.
At Kindergarten Orientation, parents will receive information about the Austin School District’s full-day kindergarten program, including curriculum, daily schedules, attendance requirements, the school year calendar, how to help a child prepare for school and information specific to the individual campus.
Parents should bring to Kindergarten Orientation:
* The child’s official birth certificate.
* Current immunization records.
* Proof of parent’s residence in the Austin School District, such as a current utility bill or lease agreement.
* Parent/guardian photo identification.
Spring Picture packets
The spring picture packages were sent home this 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.
Book Fair next week
Come out to the Spring book fair next week, May 11-15. The theme is Under the Sea. It will be in the library. The book fair will be open during school hours and will have extended hours on Thursday, May 14 for Family Night and CATCH Night.
Check out what will be offered at this website. You can also order online. http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=summitt&appesp=CPT/ib/20120101///txtl/FairFindertoHomepage. We need volunteers to help at the book fair. Please sign up here. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4dabac22a20-under
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.
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.
Summer Johnson – Braille Champion
Second grader Summer Johnson competed in the Central Texas Regional Braille Competition at the beginning of the year and came in 1st place. She has now been invited to compete in the National Braille Competition in Los Angeles, California. Only 60 out of about 1100 competitors to make it to the National Competition. You can help Summer get to LA via her GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/tne49k. Way to go, Summer!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) or Lisa Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) to set up a time to drop off donations.
Teacher Appreciation Week
This week, May 4-8, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please show your teachers how much they mean to you. Don’t forget our wonderful Specials Area teachers, too!
School Health Team week
Please remember our School Health Team, Glenda Simmons and Jazzias Flores, for all of the hard work they do for us by saying thank you to them in commemoration of School Health Team Appreciation Week, May 4-8, 2015!!
Congratulations to Ms. DaMommio’s 4th grade! They won the April attendance award. As agreed, we only counted 18 of the 21 days attendance in April. When we did that Ms. DaMommio’s class had 100% attendance. Congratulations!! Below are the other teachers who submitted their calendars:
Open PTA positions
We have only 1 PTA position open for the 2015-2016 school year. We have a great group of PTA members who can help and guide you. If you are interested or have questions about these positions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)
– 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. Can be filled by working parents since it is an evening event.
– Coke Rewards Points Volunteer – FILLED!
– Boosterathon Coordinator – FILLED!
– Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Event Coordinator – FILLED!
AISD AND COMMUNITY NEWS
Murchison Middle School CAC
Murchison Middle School is now accepting Campus Advisory Council (CAC) membership applications for the 2015/2016 school year. If you are an incoming 6th grade parent or current 6th or 7th grade parent, please consider applying. It is a great way to get involved at the high school level. It is a two year commitment, and the committee meets at least eight times per school year. The application can be submitted to Grant Hennig in the main office and the deadline is May 8, 2015. Link: http://www.austinisd.org/advisory-bodies/cac
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) 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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