Newsletter, Feb. 22, 2017

22 Feb

** Beginning Monday, Feb. 27, unauthorized cars that are parked in the Brigadoon Townhomes across the street from Summitt will be towed. These are reserved parking spots for residents so please do not park there at the beginning or end of the school day.


Fun Run on Thursday
Parents, our Summitt Eagle Fun Run is TOMORROW! We’re inviting YOU to come cheer on your students as they run 30-35 laps to help our school. Our Fun Run will take place outside next to the track and the run times per grade will be as follows:

PreK/Kinder/1st – 8:15 a.m.

2nd/3rd – 9:15 a.m.

4th/5th – 10:15 a.m.

Thanks for all your support and can’t wait to see you there! GO EAGLES! And don’t forget, there is still time to collect pledges and also work toward getting the 50 state challenge. We have pledges from 35 states… only 15 more states to go! Here are the states we still need: Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming. If we meet this challenge, Principal Standish gets a pie in the face! Here are donations from people in the green colored states

Dad and Daughter Bowling on Sunday
BOWLING NIGHT THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 4-6 PM  – Hey Summitt girls, grab your dad or another great guy for an afternoon of fun at HIGHLAND LANES! We’ll have two hours of mingling and friendly competition for the special rate of $10 per person. Places are reserved for the first 100 who RSVP. We cannot guarantee lanes or special pricing beyond the first 100. Please order your tickets online at: We also have order forms in the main office.

Highland Lanes will have a list of all ticket holders—simply give your name at check in, grab yourself some bowling shoes and have a great time! There are plenty of food and drinks available for purchase if you work up an appetite! We hope to see you there! Questions: Jennie Leon –

Girls on the Run begins Thursday
Girls on the Run kicks off THIS THURSDAY!  Registration is still open at: It’s open to 3rd-5th grade girls only please. Training days are Mondays and Thursdays from 3:05-4:30 p.m. Snacks provided, but PLEASE wear running shoes, comfortable clothes and bring water. Questions to

Spring pictures
Spring and classroom group pictures will be taken on Tuesday, March 7. Parents will receive flyers in the Monday folder, February 27, to order these pictures.

Winter trip to Vietnam
After the success of the first tour of Vietnam, there is another tour offered for Dec. 2017. It is open to all Summitt families and staff. Request to join the Facebook group: and find out the tour costs, itinerary and dates. You can also email to get details and info. Space is limited and is filling up fast!

Summitt T-shirt sale
Long and short sleeve t-shirts are on sale for $10 each (regular $15). If you need a shirt, order them while supplies last. We are out of a few sizes and will not be reordering. Order forms are going home or stop by the great hall/office and pick one up.

GT News
There will be a GT After School Club meeting on ‘Wednesday, March 1 from 3-5 p.m. in the library. Please sign up if you plan to attend:

Share Table in the Cafeteria
Food Service is taking an active role in helping to reduce food waste in cafeterias. Often, children may not want to consume all the foods included in their meal. They may pick up a milk, which is always optional, that they choose not to drink.

This week, AISD cafés will be introducing “share tables,” which provide a place where students may return whole foods or beverage items they choose not to eat. Whole pieces of fruit, such as apples or oranges, and unopened milk, are acceptable items to be placed on a “share table.”

Food and beverages left on the “share table” are available for other students to take. These tables provide a place where students may take additional servings of food or beverages at no cost. Any remaining items will return to the kitchen and may be served during another meal service. AISD cafés are required to comply with all local and state health and food safety guidelines while storing and serving these foods.

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!

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


Important AISD meetings this week at Anderson HS


WHAT: Town Hall Meeting-Public School Finance System

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 7 pm

WHERE: Anderson PAC

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Recapture (aka Robinhood) – 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.



WHAT: FABPAC Facilities Community Engagement

WHEN: Thursday, February 23,  6-8 pm

WHERE: Anderson PAC

Thursday, Feb. 23 – FABPAC (Facilities) Community Engagement = Bond dollars. This meeting is specific to the Anderson Vertical and Lanier Vertical Teams and is to discuss Facilities planning. This is the 3rd in a series of meetings intended to gather community input.

Please come to one or BOTH meetings and please invite your friends and neighbors… especially invite your neighbors who do not have children in Austin ISD as these topics affect all of us with and without children in Austin ISD.

If you are unable to attend these meetings, you can always provide your feedback using the “Online Feedback” link at You can also reach out to our District 4 Board Trustee, Julie Cowan. Julie’s two appointees to the FABPAC are Kristin Ashy ( and Jodi Leach ( if you would like to reach out to them.

Chinese Culture Day at Anderson
Anderson HS will host a Chinese Culture Day on Sunday, Feb. 26, 3-5 p.m. at the Anderson Theater, 8403 Mesa. There will be performances (one by our own Summitt Lion/Dragon Dance Team), food and many crafts. All are welcome!

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

Anderson Belles Camp
Come cheer with the Anderson cheerleaders at their 2017 SUMMER DANCE CAMP, July 10-13 at Westover Hills Church – 8332 Mesa Drive, 78759 (across the street from Anderson High School) (new location). Camp fees are $215 until 6/24 and $250 after that date. Based on space, we will not allow any walk-ins. Early sign up is suggested,