Newsletter, March 1, 2017

1 Mar

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Need volunteers on Friday
We need parent volunteers to help on Friday, March 3, from 8 am-12 pm with 5th grade scheduling in the computer lab. Murchison is having each student enter their own choice sheet selections into the online system. Ideally, we would like to have parent volunteers who can help look over selections before they are submitted to Murchison. If you are available for all or part of this time, please let us know that you would be willing to help by calling the school – 512-414-4484 or email If we do not get volunteers, we will do the best we can with a skeleton crew.

Spring pictures
Spring and classroom group pictures will be taken on Tuesday, March 7. Check in the Monday folder to see individual picture styles.

Vietnam trip meeting
If you are curious about the trip to Vietnam, there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in the library. Here is the itinerary with highlights of places, travel dates, prices, etc.

You can join the Vietnam Trip Facebook Group if you are more serious about going:

2017-18 PTA Executive Board Nomination
The PTA Nomination Committee – Alisa Dean, Danny Law, Editt Law, Angie Mendenhall, and Lynn Mendenhall – nominate the following individuals for the 2017-18 PTA Executive Board:

PTA President – Nicole Erickson
Vice President 1 – Lisa Fischer
Vice President 2 – Lacey Lake
Treasurer – Lesley Hargraves
Secretary – Evette Alvarado

A vote will be taken to approve these nominations on April 3, 2017 during the PTA general meeting at 6:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend and vote. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at that time if there is any other interested party.

Summitt Alumni Scholarship
The Summitt Elementary Alumni Scholarship is now accepting applicants through May 1, 2017. The scholarship was established to recognize former students who have excelled in their academic endeavors, supported their community through various service projects and/or participated in extra-curricular activities, and proven they possess the drive to further their education. By granting these scholarships, we encourage students to pursue their academic endeavors and hope to strengthen relationships between Summitt and its alumni. Summitt Elementary will offer either one (1) $600.00 or (2) $300.00 scholarship/s, depending on the number of qualified applicants. The deadline to apply is May 1 2017. More information is here. Updated info coming soon.

World Languages Newsletter
Here’s the latest newsletter from our One World FLEX Program teachers:

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. There are only a few sizes left. (We are out of adult short sleeves and kids XS.) Order forms are available in the great hall/office.

Yearbook orders and pictures
The price to order a yearbook is now $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 order 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


Theater summer camp
The Paramount Theatre is hosting a summer camp at nearby Davis Elementary, June 19-30. In Camp Story Wranglers students will explore story-writing, songwriting, costume and prop design, as well as acting, to create a new, thrilling, hilarious, weird, poignant, SNL-style, you-name-it production. The camp will not only challenge students to be creative writers, but will challenge them to bring their stories to life. Campers will be featured in a final performance downtown at Stateside at the Paramount on the final day of camp. Registration is now open and scholarships are available! Visit

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,