Newsletter, Nov 9, 2016

9 Nov

Summitt Family Night tonight
Summitt Family Night at Chick-fil-A (Parmer/Mopac) will be on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5-8 p.m.. Come out and use those coupons you received on Eagle Fest!

Mother/Son bowling
Last call for Mom and Son bowling–this weekend! Please join us for some friendly competition and mom and son fun this Sunday, Nov. 13 from 3-5 p.m. at Highland Lanes! Tickets are $10 per person for two hours of bowling (includes shoe rental).

We’ll be giving Highland Lanes our final numbers on Friday so they can reserve special Summitt lanes. We would love to see you there! Buy your tickets here: Questions? Contact

Need Book Fair volunteers
We need your help to make this Book Fair run smoothly, so please sign up to help next week, Nov. 14-18. We are looking for volunteers to help organize, decorate, and cashier for our Bookaneer Book Fair – just go to this volunteer link and see what time(s) work for you. We will be open during the Grandparent’s Lunch on Wednesday 11/16 and hosting Family Night with special extended hours on Thursday 11/17.  We look forward to seeing you there!!

Grandparent’s Day next week
Grandparents Day will be celebrated to coincide with our Bookaneer Book Fair on Wednesday, November 16. Please join in and bring a lunch for yourself and/or your grandchild or enjoy our annual Thanksgiving Meal with turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad. Adult lunch cost is $3.50 cash. Click here for the lunch schedule.

Please note that if you have a grandchild in Ms. Terry Martinez’s class (5th Grade) they will not be on campus that day. That is the day her students will be on a field trip.

Need volunteers for Grandparent’s Day Lunch
On Wednesday, November 16th, we will be celebrating Grandparents Day. Grandparents will be coming to eat lunch with their grandchild(ren). We need volunteers to help set up tables that morning. We also need volunteers to help greet and get them signed in during lunch. Please click here to signup.  Grandparents Day Lunch

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!!

Holiday Market booths available
Summitt is hosting its sixth annual “Holiday Market” craft and vendor event on Friday, December 2 from 6-9pm. Booth space is only $25 (if paid before November 23rd; it’s $35 after November 23rd). We will also have a Silent Auction!  All proceeds benefit the Summitt-Koblenz Exchange program. 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,

Counselors’ Chronicle
Update on Guidance from Sandy Cumming
I am meeting with all the classes in the following grades: Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten, and Second. We are meeting every other week; the teachers will continue to do their Social/Emotional Learning lessons each Monday. I will be reinforcing those concepts during my lessons.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes  have met “I Care Cat.” He is a wonderful stuffed cat that visits the classrooms and “talks” with the children about friendship skills, making good choices, and getting along with our peers. Throughout the year we will also be learning about classroom rules, how to listen to each other, safety, how we solve small problems/ when we need adult help solving problems, friendship, career awareness, and anti bullying. Second grade will contue to be working on communication (verbally and nonverbally), classroom rules, caring and empathy, personal safety, and anti bullying. We will also do some career awareness.

Attendance update
Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to Ms. McClung’s First Grade for having the highest percentage attendance. Their attendance was 99.1%.  We had some great attendance percentages. Thank you for all your hard work.  Everyone who turned in a calendar will be eligible for the gift card drawing. Below are all the teachers/classes who participated.

Tang  98.1%
Drury  96%
Brannies  97.3%
Cooper  94.3%
Banovic  95.5%
Farnsworth  98.6%
McClung  99.1%
Skalaban  98%
Yarborough  97.1%
Tran  98.6%
Garcia  98.8%
Cotter  98.3%
S. Martinez  98.5%
Pettigrew  97.3%
Jones  98.4%
Rodriguez  97.6%
DaMommio  97.6%
Fleming  96.7%
T. Martinez  98.2
Coppola  98.3%

Recycle Pringles Cans
The third grade needs clean, dry Pringles cans (with lids). Please drop them off in a labeled container in the Great Hall. Thank you!

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.

Fulmore Middle School info meeting
Fulmore Middle School invites the parents of all 5th and 6th grade elementary students to attend our last Parent Information Night on Thursday, November 10th from 6-7 p.m. in the Fulmore Cafeteria.  Meet members of the Fulmore community and learn about the Magnet and Dual Language program. Information on the Magnet application process will also be shared.

Parents Night Out on Friday
DON’T MISS THE FUN! Night of the Robots with the Anderson HS Robotics, November 11th, 5:30-9 pm, Anderson HS. Enjoy a Parents Night Out while your kids (K-5 grade) enjoy an evening of fun and all things robot. For more information go to .