Newsletter, Feb. 15, 2017

15 Feb

Fun Run
The Summitt Eagle Fun Run kicked off Monday with an exciting Pep Rally, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! We’ve asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Summitt Eagle Fun Run program (which will lasts until next week ), making our fundraising simpler, more profitable, and more fun. Our Fun Run includes all students in a fun, team-building, fitness event while helping our school raise much-needed funds. This year, our entire school is raising funds for math and reading tutors. Our goal is to raise $20,000, and we need YOUR help!

Here’s how you can support Summitt Elementary:

  • Register your student on To log in pledges, please register your child on, using our school’s registration code: 315-413. Students receive a FREE GIFT just by having their parent or guardian register them on

  • Reach out to sponsors. Connect with 10 sponsors. You can use social media in the pledging process and even create custom videos—all of this is on Be sure to capture and record each sponsor’s e-mail address. They will also have an easy opportunity to pay for your student’s pledge by credit card online.

  • Ask your child about the BACKYARD BOX OFFICE Character Act of the day! This year’s character theme is Backyard Box Office, a movie theme about making a difference by getting into character. Watch the fun videos with your child on

  • Come to the Summitt Eagle Fun Run on February 23rd! All students are invited to participate, regardless of financial participation. Remember, students will be running 30-35 laps, and we would love for you to come out and cheer.

Thank you for supporting our school. We hope to see you next week at the Fun Run!

Dad and Daughter Bowling new time
Summitt’s dad and daughter bowling fun at Highland Lanes, 8909 Burnet Rd. will be on Sunday, February 26th, from 4-6 pm. (Note new time) Cost is $10 per person for two hours of bowling. We look forward to a fun afternoon at Highland Lanes! Bring your dad, friend, relative or other great guy for some friendly competition and Summitt spirit! There are plenty of food and drinks available for purchase if you work up an appetite! Click here to order tickets: We hope to see you there! Questions: Jennie Leon –

Winter trip to Vietnam
If you are interested in going to Vietnam during Winter break 2017, please email to get information about joining a Facebook group –  Summitt to Vietnam, Round 2 – Xmas 2017 – to get details and info. Space is limited and is filling up fast!

Girls on the Run begins next week
Girls on the Run will begin their first practice on Thursday, Feb. 22. Girls in grades 3-5 are eligible. Practice days are MON and THURS 3:05-4:30 pm!! (please note the new day and times)

Go to to register. The season culminates May 7th at the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run 5k! Contact with questions. Space is limited. We still need coaching help, too!

PE News
5th grade volleyball
Practices for players will be held in the gym from 3-3:45 p.m. on these dates: Wednesday, February 22nd; Monday, February 27th; Wednesday, March 1st

Players will receive packets with more information on the playday during the practice on February 22nd. Thank you for participating and we are so excited to play at UT on Saturday, March 4th!

CATCH Family Night
Also, please mark your calendars for our Summitt CATCH Family Fun Night on Thursday, April 6th from 5:30-7 pm. We will be teaming up with the Book Fair this year. If you know of any business that would like to promote health and wellness at our event, please let me know!

Recipe contest
We are currently hosting a healthy eating snack recipe contest for 3rd-5th grade students. They received information about it in PE this week. Top 3 nutritious, no-bake recipes will win a snack-making party and Fuel Up to Play 60 goodies! Recipes are due by February 28th!

Box Tops
Please tape or glue box tops on to paper, no staples. Make sure they are still valid and not expired. Once your student has a completed form they can turn it into their teacher for a reward. We also need people to help count the ones in the container that were turned in at the office. Email: for questions or to help.

Yearbook orders
Please check the Monday Folder for a yearbook order form. They cost $25 if your order them by Feb. 28. The price will increase to $30 until March 31. You can order them online by visiting Enter the code 14348X. We did not offer any yearbooks to order at the beginning of the school year, so get yours this month!

If you have pictures you’d like to submit for consideration, please send full size pictures to We prefer group shots over individual pictures. It would also be helpful to tell us the event and grades/teacher of the students in the picture.



AISD and Community Events


Substance Abuse workshop tonight
The Murchison Middle School parent committee on substance abuse is sponsoring a second parent workshop. The event will be held in the Murchison cafeteria on Wednesday, February 15, at 6:30 pm. RJ Garcia, interventionist, therapist and advocate will help guide parents who have questions about substance use.

Town Hall on Public School Finance
The Anderson Vertical Team invites all parents and community members to join us for a “Town Hall” meeting on Public School Finance led by Julie Cowan, Board of Trustee for Austin ISD District 4, on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 7pm in the Anderson High School Performing Arts Center.

Topics to be discussed include:

* Recapture (aka Robin Hood) – explanation of the current system and why it doesn’t work

* Public Education Funding imbalance – private property tax dollars vs. state funding dollars

* Austin ISD funding priorities for the 85th Legislative Session – big asks, small asks and why we need change

* Vouchers and Education Savings Accounts – why these education funding tools do NOT provide school choice for everyone

* An invitation to get involved – how can we as parents and community members support Texas public education

Night of the Robots – Anderson HS Robotics
DON’T MISS THE FUN! Night of the Robots with Anderson HS Robotics, February 24, 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

Safe Routes to School Survey
Thanks to Prop 1, Austin now has over $27.5 Million for Safe Routes to Schools – The biggest budget for Safe Routes in America. Bike Austin and Walk Austin want to help connect parents from every neighborhood with this huge new resource. Please take our short survey below to let us know where you’d like to see safety improvements like bike lanes or sidewalks. To take the 1-2 minute survey please visit this site:

Anderson Belles Camp
Come dance with the Anderson Trojan Belles at their 2017 BELLES SUMMER DANCE CAMP, June 19th – 22nd at Murchison Middle School (new location). Full day elementary aged campers will learn dances, participate in daily arts & crafts and game time, perform with the Belles, and more! Half day middle and high school campers learn more challenging dance routines, how the Belles practice and what it takes to be a Belle. Registration forms are at