Newsletter, Nov. 16, 2016

16 Nov

Reminder: No school next week. Have a great Fall Break!

Book Fair Family Night
The book fair is in full swing this week. Book fair hours will be 7:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday; 7:15 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday; 7:15 a.m.-12 noon on Friday. On Thursday, students will be able to wear pajamas to school. The book fair will be open until 8 p.m. for Family Night with guests reading bedtime stories.

Can’t make it to the library? You can still get great books! If you don’t see what you want on our shelves or cannot get to the book fair, visit our online store – just go to the Shop Online section in our scholastic webpage. It will be open from Nov. 14 – Dec. 0  2, and all books ordered online will come straight to the school and delivered before the holiday break.

Notice: Lockdown drill
In compliance with AISD policy, all lockdown drills are to be planned in advance and announced to parents and staff at least 24 hours in advance before the lockdown drill. Lockdowns are conducted for intruder or violence on campus. A lockdown drill should take no longer than 30 seconds to complete and students will be given an opportunity to process the experience by their teacher. In accordance with this policy this is our official notification that a lockdown drill will be conducted on Tuesday, November 29 at 1:30 PM.

Koblenz Holiday Market
Summitt is hosting its sixth annual “Holiday Market” craft and vendor event on Friday, December 2 from 6-9pm. This is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done while supporting local entrepreneurs. We will also have a Silent Auction!  All proceeds benefit the Summitt-Koblenz Exchange program.

Vendors, booth space is only $25 (if paid before November 23rd; it’s $35 after November 23rd). We will advertise the event on the marquee, in the school email newsletter, in the local newspaper and with the neighborhood association. For more information please contact Heather Brannies @ 512-841-1324,

Lost and Found
It’s barely gotten cold but we already have collected a huge amount of coats and jackets. Our lost and found is located in the hallway directly to the right of the front entrance doors.  All items will be donated on Friday, November 18!

Teaching Assistant Appreciation Week 
Please remember our teaching assistants, Thanh Doan, Erin Farris, Sarwat Rahman, Jarrad Smith, Nicholas Sohadaseni, Sarah Spence, Cassandra Tetzloff and Brenda Wood,  and all of the hard work they do for us by saying thank you to them in commemoration of Teaching Assistant Appreciation Week, November 14 – 18!!

Summitt Lion Dance at Chuy’s Parade
Come out and cheer for our Summitt Lion/Dragon Dance Team as they perform in the Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. The parade goes from the Capitol, down Congress Ave. and ends at the Ann Richards Bridge. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate and cheer on our lion dance team!

Save the Date: Skate Night
Our fun skate night will be on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Playland Skate Center (8822 McCann). Which grade level will have the most students? It’s only $6 per skater. They have a playscape, arcade, and skate helpers for an additional fee.

Pringles Can recycling
Third Grade Still Needs Pringles Cans – Please drop them off clean, dry Pringles cans (with lids) in a container in the Great Hall. And don’t forget to save the ones you share with friends and family next week at Thanksgiving.

Counselors’ Chronicle
Holiday Assistance
Here is a link for Blue Santa  applications. Please be aware the applications are due to the Blue Santa people by November 22nd. If you need help completing the form you can call Ms. Cumming at 512-414-4255.

Can Contest
Our Fall Can Contest is under way! The class that turns in the most aluminum cans will win an ice cream party plus the Grand Champion Trophy! Individual prizes are awarded to the children who bring the most cans. Contest slips can be found on the community table in the Great Hall. To save paper, they will not be in the Monday folders – only at the Community table. The money that we get from collecting cans goes to campus improvements such as landscaping and Eagle Scout Projects. Help us turn trash into CASH! Slips will be accepted until November 30. Any ?????’s email Sharon Reed

Join the PTA for special discounts
Did you know that not only does the school benefit by your membership, but you get PTA benefits as well? You can get tickets to Six Flags for only $35.99 (reg. $53.99)! To learn more check out the Texas PTA website –

Questions? Contact Editt Law at



AISD and Community Events


Survey on education
The main federal law governing K–12 education was recently updated. The newest version is called the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. This version of the law replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. We need your help developing the state’s approach to implementing ESSA to ensure students in Texas receive a high-quality education that prepares them for the future. Please complete the survey by 5:00 pm (CT) Friday, November 18, 2016.

Trojan Youth Lacrosse 2017 Spring Registration
Trojan Youth Lacrosse Association and Anderson High School Lacrosse have joined together to meet the growing demand of young athletes interested in playing lacrosse in Northwest Austin. The 2017 spring lacrosse season runs Feb-May and registration for both boys and girls is now open. Go to to register and join the fun!

Day of the Robots – Anderson Robotics
Need to work on your Christmas shopping? Then bring the kids to DAY of the ROBOTS on Saturday, December 3, 10 am-2:30 pm at Anderson HS. Enjoy a Parents Day Out shopping while your kids (K-5 grade) enjoy a day of fun and all things robot. For more information go to