Newsletter, May 3, 2017

3 May

STAAR Tests next week
Students will take the STAAR test next week. Please note that parents are not allowed on campus during STAAR testing due to confidentiality and security. This is for all grade levels due to testing groups in rooms throughout the campus. Please schedule appointments and lunch with your student on another day.

Monday, May 8 ,  3rd and 4th grade STAAR testing, Reading
Tuesday, May 9,   3rd and 4th grade STAAR testing, Math
Wednesday, May 10 –  5th grade STAAR testing, Science

Thank you from Spring Fling
Thank you to everyone who made Spring Fling a success this year. All auction winners have been contacted and we are finishing getting all auction items distributed. If you weren’t able to make the event or didn’t win what you were hoping to, we are still collecting donations to support technology education at Summitt. You can make cash or check donations in the office or online at the school store under the general donation tab.

Congratulations to our Spring Fling Raffle winners!

Davin, Ian, and Eugene Kim won the XBox One, which was generously donated by Crush It Cones. Jill Sutton won the Austin Staycation package and the Kendra Scott bracelet. Sebastian DeJuana won the San Antonio Sea World package.

Spring Pictures due on Friday
The spring pictures have come home to your student(s). Parents now have the opportunity to purchase from the package and customize their purchase to meet their needs. There is no obligation to purchase and any unselected prints can be returned to the school. Students returning packages/money will receive a responsibility pencil from the teacher. Please return full picture package (if you do not wish to buy), partial picture purchase or full package purchase (with money enclosed) by Friday, May 5, 2017.

Incoming Summitt Kindergarten and Pre-K student event
Snacks with the Principal is this Friday, May 5, at 9 a.m. Please join Ms. Standish on May 5th for a morning snack and introduction to the cafeteria. The students will be able to walk through the hot lunch line and receive their snacks. They will get a taste of what lunch time will be like next year and have another opportunity to get to know Summitt staff and students.

Join us at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria. This event will be over by 9:30 so staff can get ready for lunch. Younger siblings are welcome.

Skate Night next week
The last Skate Night of the year is Thursday, May 11th, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann. It’s $6 per skater. Come out and have fun with our Summitt family!

Movie Night next week
Come join the fun at Summitt Movie Night on Friday, May 12th. We will be showing “Moana” and “The Secret Life of Pets” in the cafeteria and the Great Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movies start around 7 p.m.

The week of Summitt Movie Night: Wednesday through Friday – tickets will be on sale before school in the car line (for exact change or check) and after school in the Great Hall for $5. Tickets at the door will be $6. A ticket will get you a snack pack with popcorn, a sweet, and a drink. Bring a blanket or a chair if you’d like.

You may also purchase tickets by filling out the purchase tab at the bottom of the movie flyer in the Monday Folder and return it to your child’s teacher along with your check or cash payment. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds will benefit the Koblenz Exchange Program.

Girls on the Run
This Sunday marks the end of the Spring Season of Girls on the Run as we join greater Austin at the Sunshine Run on Sunday morning, May 7. We have had an amazing group and are so proud of them!! It’s a public race so we invite the Summitt community to sign up and run with us. Keep fit, Austin!

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1-5 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please remember our Teachers for all of the hard work they do for us by saying thank you to them.

This is a wonderful opportunity for school communities to celebrate AISD’s more than 6,300 classroom teachers—and how they make a difference in the lives of Austin’s children.

  • Every day, teachers touch the lives of students, parents and communities.

  • AISD has the most experienced teachers in Austin.

  • AISD has more National Board-certified teachers than any school district in Texas.

  • AISD teachers provide a high-quality education that prepares all students for college, career and life.

  • Teachers have helped AISD’s graduation rates reach an all-time high.

  • Teachers serve as scholars, listeners, role models, motivators and mentors.

  • Teachers inspire students to achieve their greatest potential.

  • Every teacher’s influence continues long after a student’s school days are memories.


School Health Team Appreciation Next Week
Please remember our School Health Team, Glenda Simmons and Denisha Holloway, for all of the hard work they do for us by saying thank you to them in commemoration of School Health Team Appreciation Week, May 8-12, 2017!!

School Supplies for next year
Cross school supply shopping for 2017-2018 off your list! We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies again this year to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year. It is super easy … Click, pay, done! Your child’s kit ships right to the school and will be waiting in their classroom on Meet the Teacher Night. And the kit is filled with high quality, name brand products! Plus, you will find the prices affordable!

New this year: agendas and headphones for computer lab are included with the kit! You don’t have to order them at Meet the Teacher Night! You also have the option to donate a kit for students who need school supplies. You can make your purchase right now, so get started by clicking here: . Deadline to order is June 30th!!

See a Round Rock Express game with Summitt
Summitt is having a Spirit Night with the Round Rock Express on Friday, May 19 at 7:05 p.m. Get a group out and watch some amazing baseball. There will be fireworks afterwards! They are offering us discounted tickets and giving a portion of our ticket sales back to the PTA. Tickets are already available, so buy your tickets now. They are $6 for lawn seating and $11 for Infield Reserved seats when you enter the code. More information is here.

Go to:
Enter code: summitt (must be all lowercase)

Stuffies in the Park
Summitt Fifth Grade Girl Scout Troop 1446 is hosting a fun event for girls aged 4-6 and for Daisy scouts on May 13 from 2-4pm at Balcones District Park. It’s called “Stuffies in the Park.” Girls are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal or “stuffie” with them for a Girl Scout adventure. We will have a scavenger hunt, first aid tips, stories, songs, and girls can earn a patch. The cost is $5 payable at the event. Share the event on Facebook and register in advance.

Meeting for Vietnam tour group
There will be a meeting on Monday, May 15 at 6 p.m. in the Library for anyone who is interested in going to Vietnam during Winter Break. This might be your last opportunity to go to Vietnam with other Summitt families while your child is a student here. Co Thuy says they will not offer another trip for the next 5 years. Contact Co Thuy at if you have questions. The Itinerary and preliminary costs are in this file:

Thank you for Supporting the Diaper Drive
Thank you to everyone who supported Girl Scout Troop 40’s Diaper Drive benefitting the Austin Diaper Bank. There was a fantastic donation turn out and we know these diapers and supplies will be very much appreciated by those in need.

AISD and Community Events

Free dance show tickets
If you would like a free ticket to Body Talk Dance Company’s Spring performance “Changes” please email Ms. O’Neal at It’s on June 9, 2017, 6pm, at Manor Performing Arts Center. One free ticket per attendee, adult or student. The show is wonderful and inspiring!!

Anderson Trojan Soccer Camp
Anderson Soccer is hosting a Boys and Girls Soccer Camp on June 5-9, 2017.

U5-U11 – 8:30 – 11:30 am
U12-U15 – 5:00 – 8:00 pm

More information here:

Free parenting workshop
Austin Child Guidance Center is offering a class on Internet Safety for kids and teens on Tuesday, May 16th from 6-7:30 PM at the Austin Child Guidance Center, 810 W. 45th Street. Parents will learn about general guidelines for online safety. Parents will leave this presentation with knowledge of what cyberbullying is, in addition to learning online safety tips and recommendations for elementary-aged children and adolescents. Contact Sara Walters at or 512-451-2242.

Register today for Pop Warner Football and Cheer 
We are entering our 5th year for football and our 3rd year for cheer, Trojans Pop Warner (TPW) is one of the premiere Pop Warner leagues in the area with over 250 kids participating. In addition to success on the field, we are ranked 2nd out of 536 Pop Warner associations in the United States for Academic All-Americans. This is a tremendous honor and an important focus of our program. Player scholarships and community sponsorship opportunities are available – go to to register or find out more. Come join the fun!


There are camps open at Anderson High School this summer. Many of them are open to elementary grades. Find it here.

Mad Science Camp
Mad Science has camps all over town, including one at Summitt. Click here for a list of dates and themes.

Anderson Belle 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 coming soon at Registration begins early this year on February 1st.

Anderson Cheer Camp
Come cheer with the Anderson cheerleaders at their 2017 SUMMER CHEER 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,

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

Camp Invention
Camp Invention has a summer camp at Davis Elementary on June 12-16. More information is here.

Camp Challenger
Join us for 5 days of stimulating, creative, and highly interactive team-based challenges like you have never seen before in your local elementary or middle school classrooms!  Campers will complete STEAM-related challenges that are fun, interactive, and push them to use both their LEFT and RIGHT brain. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics- each day is ACTION packed with 5 main challenges and several mini challenges. More information is here:

Chinese Summer Camp
There is a Chinese Language and Arts Summer Camp at Westlake Chinese Academy. Flyer is here. More information is here: