Newsletter, Oct. 12, 2016

Summitt Family Night tonight
Join other Summitt families for Family Night tonight at Catfish Parlour, 11910 Research Blvd, from 5-9 p.m. There will be guest chefs preparing your meal! Let them know you’re with Summitt when you dine in or take out, and a portion of the sales will benefit Summitt PTA. The owners of Catfish Parlour are long-time supporters of Summitt, so come out and support a great local business.

Soaring Skyward on Friday
There will be a change to our normal Morning Assembly on Friday. Grades PK-3 will meet in the Great Hall and 4th and 5th grades will meet in the gym if arriving before 7:30 AM. They will then go to their classrooms to drop off their belongings at 7:30. Assembly will begin in the cafeteria at the 7:45 bell. Every grade level will have individual schedules, so please talk with your child’s teacher if you are interested in stopping by. Be sure to check in at the office for a visitor’s badge first! There will be limited parking as we have many events planned all over the campus grounds. Overflow parking will be at St. Stephen’s Church across the street.

Eagle Fest is next week!
For more Eagle Fest news, click here.

Order tickets for Eagle Fest

Skip the line! There are three ways to purchase tickets early:

  1. Visit the Summitt Online Store at summitteagles.org/store and use your credit card.

  2. Return the form below to your child’s teacher along with cash/check. You will receive your tickets between October 3rd and 14th.

  3. Purchase tickets in the Great Hall before and after school on October 17-21 using cash/check/credit card

Tickets are 2/$1 and sold in $5 bundles. Just $10 buys one play of each token-earning game and $10 can buy a hot dog dinner for four.

Classroom Booth Volunteer Sign Up
Eagle Fest runs on volunteer power! Please sign up here to help staff your child’s class booth. We need your help to make this year’s event a success!

Item Donations (small prizes and drinks/chips/candy)
Eagle Fest is still accepting small, unopened toys from restaurants like McDonalds, Chick Fil’A, Wendy’s, and Arby’s. A toy donation box has been set in the Great Hall near the Summitt Office. Grade level food and drink donations are also being accepted in the Great Hall. For a list of each grade’s suggested donation, please visit www.summitteagles.org/fall-fest

Save the Date: Principal’s Coffee
Principal’s coffee with Murchison principal, Ms. Van Ryn, will be on Friday, October 28th at 7:30 AM in the Library.

Counselors’ Chronicle
Congratulations to all who turned in a calendar. Please keep up the great work. Ms Pettigrew won the drawing for a Starbucks Gift card. Congratulations to Ms. McClung’s First grade. They won the September Award with 99.3% attendance. Listed below are all the teachers who submitted calendars.  THANK YOU!
L. Tang–94.3%
R. Cooper–95.2%
G. Drury–96.9%
K. Banovic–97.1%
A. Pearson–97.7%
H. Brannies–98.7%
E. Farnsworth–97.1%
S. Skalaban–97.9%
S. Yarborough–98.0%
T. Tran–97.8%
J. Donton–98.7%
J. Pettigrew–97.9%
J. Embrey–98.7%
A. Jones–98.0%
S. Martinez–98.3%
C. Frank–98.7%
D. Metzger–96.8%
G. Farrera–96.0%
K. Coppola–98.0%
T. Martinez–98.0%
T. DaMommio–98.3%
M. Le–98.2%
H. Fleming–98.4%

Fifth Grade News Update
Murchison Middle School will make a presentation to the fifth graders at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25. The directors of the Fulmore and Kealing magnet programs and the principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders will also be visiting Summitt. They will be here from 9-10 am to make presentations about their campuses for 5th graders. Parents are invited to join us in the 5th grade commons area to hear these presentations if they desire to do so.

Need donations for Eagle Fest’s haunted house
We need items to make our Haunted House Spooky! If you have items to donate or loan we would really appreciate it. We are looking for skeletons, glow in the dark paint, glow in the dark items, spooky pictures, and anything to help make our Haunted House scary! We would be happy to pick up items from you. Contact Nicole Erickson at Nicoleerin@outlook.com.

Join the PTA
Did you know that you have to renew your PTA membership every year? We’ve made it easy to renew by going to the Summitt online store OR Stop by the PTA bulletin board in the Great Hall and grab a PTA membership form. Thank you to all those who have renewed their membership or have become members of the PTA. You are helping our students and school just by becoming a member!  Questions? Contact Editt Law at membership@summitteagles.org

Food Service Workers Appreciation Week
Please remember our cafeteria staff and all of the work they do for us by saying thank you to them in commemoration of Food Service Workers Appreciation Week, October 10-14!

Mother/Son bowling
Hey Summitt moms, mark your calendars for Sunday, November 13th from 3-5 pm. We’ll be bowling with our favorite little guys at Highland Lanes, 8909 Burnet Rd. This is a great chance to spend time with your son and get to know other Summitt families so we hope you will join us! It’s $10 per person and includes shoe rental and 2 hours of bowling. Tickets will go on sale November 1st. Questions? Contact Hanceleon@icloud.com


AISD and Community Events

Video from Anderson PTSA
Anderson High School PTA has created videos for parent to access information. The videos are ALWAYS available for viewing under the PTSA tab at www.andersononline.org (including those made last year). http://www.andersononline.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=219568&type=d&pREC_ID=893727

Here is the newest video:
Drugs.  Alcohol.  Prescriptions. Teenagers. Is the temptation a dangerous cocktail or just a matter of “kids will be kids”? In our first installment of the 2016/17 Parent Education Mini-Video series we talk frankly about the “Science of High Risk Behavior.” In other words — protecting our kids’ developing brains and why staying engaged as parents is so important during these transformative years. We talk with Behavioral Health counselor Crystal Collier PhD, LPC-S and a young adult addict in recovery. Click on the link to watch the video mini: https://youtu.be/rxSBret2R-Q

Fall Fest at Milwood Baptist
Milwood Baptist Church will have their annual Fall Fest on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. There will be food, games and inflatables. More information is here.

NWAYBA Basketball Season – Register today!
Basketball season is almost upon us! Northwest Austin Youth Basketball Association (NWAYBA) is open to boys and girls of all skill levels from 1st grade through high school. Many divisions are filling up but there are spots available for FIRST AND SECOND GRADERS! Skills will be taught and game experience is fun! ALL-GIRLS teams are available for grades 1-2, 3-4, and 5-7. Girls receive special headbands for play. Player evaluations will be on 10/15 and 10/16 at the Murchison Middle School gym. Check the NWAYBA website for more information.

Anderson Robotic Parents Night Out
DON’T MISS THE FUN! Night of the Robots with the Anderson HS Robotics Team, will host a Parent’s Night Out on Friday, October 21, 5:30-9 pm, at the new Applied Technology Building, Anderson HS. Enjoy a Parents Night Out while your kids (K-5th grade) enjoy an evening of fun and all things robot: see VEX and humanoid robots in action, build with Legos and Little Bits modules, pizza and apples, robot crafts and watch the movie A Bug’s Life. It’s $33/child.

Register at:  https://nightoftherobotsoct2016.splashthat.com/.  Questions, contact Renee Otken at rotken@yahoo.com.