Aug. 30 – Back to School Night, Walk/bike to school, Color Days

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be on Tuesday, Sept. 19 for Pre-K to 2nd grade and on Wednesday, Sept. 20 for grades 3-5. During both nights, a presentation about the campus and processes will begin at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. At 6:30 p.m., you’ll be released to go to your child’s classroom to hear from your student’s teacher about classroom policies and procedures. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions then. Thank you in advance for making plans for your student to remain at home since this is an evening for your uninterrupted learning.

Bike or Walk to school
We encourage physical fitness through walking or biking to school if you and your family are able. Please remember that when you arrive on school property (inside the fence), you should walk your bike or scooter for the safety of pedestrians. Also be considerate of our neighbors as you move through the neighborhood. We encourage the use of helmets when biking or scootering!

Color Days
Pre-K and PPCD students are learning all about colors the first weeks of school. We encourage the rest of the students at Summitt participate to show their support and help them learn and have fun. This is optional so please do not go out and purchase new clothes or accessories for your child. Here are the dates and colors:

Thursday, Aug. 31 – Blue
Friday, Sept. 1 – Green
Tuesday, Sept. 5 – White
Wednesday, Sept. 6 – Black
Thursday, Sept. 7 – Orange or Pink
Friday, Sept. 8 – Wear your favorite color(s)

T-shirt orders
Forms to order the 2017-2018 t-shirts will be going home this week. We have adult and youth sizes in short sleeve for $15 each. They run small, like the ones from last year. We also have a few long sleeves left (different design) at $15 each also. Please send cash or checks made out to Summitt PTA along with the completed order form. Shirts orders will be filled and sent home with the students.

Computer lab mouse pads
As we move into the following weeks, your students will begin coming to the Computer Lab and begin using the Labs in our Commons. We currently are in great need of mouse pads. The old ones have disintegrated.

If you have clean,spare mouse pads around your house, we would love to have them. If you work for or own a company that gives out mouse pads to customers, we would love them. We have approximately 90 computers in our labs. Our mice seem to work best with cloth pads and not so well with shiny plastic pads. If you would like to donate mouse pads to our labs, please drop them off in the office or the main Computer Lab.

Helpful apps
There are 2 apps you can download on your smartphone to keep track of your child’s lunch account and to find bus information. Download the Where’s the Bus app and you can get real-time information on where your child’s bus is located. The SchoolCafe app will enable you to see school menus; check, add or view account balances, etc.

Childcare for Oct. 23 student holiday
Since there will be no school for Summitt students on Monday, Oct. 23, there will be child care available that day. United Family Care Social Services will provide childcare for Summitt students on Oct. 23 from 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per child (sibling discounts available).  Register at www.cakechildcare.com/ufcsservice

General PTA Meeting

Our first general PTA meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. We will be discussing why the school needs a PTA and how others can help. We will also vote to either support or not support the Bond as a Summitt PTA.

Koblenz meeting
Do you want to learn about the Koblenz Exchange Program? Our 4th and 5th graders are eligible to travel to Koblenz, Germany in June 2018. Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6-7 p.m. in the library to learn more information.

Save the Date for Eagle Fest 2017
Mark your calendars for Summitt’s annual fall carnival fundraiser, Eagle Fest! Join your school on Saturday, October 21 from 3-6pm on the Summitt grounds for exciting games, fabulous prizes, a spooky haunted house, delicious food, and lots of school spirit! Tickets will go on sale September 25th. For more information, please visit http://summitteagles.org/events/fall-fest/

2017-18 Eagle Family and Business Sponsorships
The Summitt PTA is happy to announce that our annual no-hassle giving campaign is back for the 2017-18 school year. Are you pressed for time but you still want to help out your school? The easiest, most directly to help out our students is by becoming an Eagle Family Sponsor. 100% of your tax-deductible $100 donation goes directly to Summitt PTA programs. For more information or to purchase a sponsorship online, please visit https://summitteagles.org/sponsors/family-sponsors/

Own a business? If you own your own business and would prefer to donate via our Business Partners in Education program, please visit https://summitteagles.org/sponsors/business-sponsors/

THANK YOU to all of the families that have already donated. We are already more than halfway to meeting our goal of $5,000!

Summitt Family Night: Jason’s Deli
Our first Summitt Family Night will be at Jason’s Deli Arboretum on Thursday, Sept 14th from 5-10 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to come. This will help the restaurant prepare for the larger crowd. Here is the link: https://www.groupraise.com/events/34004

Girls on the Run needs assistant coach
The fall season of Girls on the Run starts September 18. What is Girls on the Run? It is a 10 week program for 3rd-5th grade girls, culminating in a 5K run. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Practices will be twice a week, Monday and Thursday, from 3:15 to 4:30 pm, on the Summitt campus. Water and a nutritious snack are provided for each practice. I am looking for assistant coaches to help out. You do not have to be a runner to help coach! If you are interested in coaching, contact me at evette0719@gmail.com. For more information about the Girls on the Run program, visit gotraustin.org.

Girl Scouts at Summitt
Is your daughter interested in becoming a Girl Scout? The Girl Scouts are open for girls in Kindergarten to 12th grade. Please come out to our Membership Fair on Sat, Sept. 16, at 10 am to Noon in Huffman Hall at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (8134 Mesa Dr, corner of Steck & Mesa). If you have any questions, contact us at  summitt@bluebonnetcircle.org.

Join the PTA!
Show your support for Summitt Elementary by joining the PTA. All are welcome. Remember that just by joining, you are giving funds to support programs that benefit our students. Your membership will last for the current school year. Go to Summitt’s Online store and purchase your membership today. https://summitteagles.org/store/


AISD and Community Events

Mental Health Education and Support
NAMI Austin will have classes and sessions for Families and Adults Living with a Mental Health Diagnosis. More information is here.

Young Rembrandts classes
Young Rembrandts is offering classes on Wednesdays, from 3-4 p.m. beginning on Sept. 6. Classes are $84 for a 7-week session. More information is at https://austinwest.asapconnected.com/?org=4171#eventid=833252