Sept. 6, 2017 – PTA meeting, Koblenz meeting, Summitt Family Night

6 Sep

Koblenz meeting tomorrow
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.

General PTA Meeting on Monday

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.

Summitt Family Night next week: Jason’s Deli
Our first Summitt Family Night will be at Jason’s Deli Arboretum on Thursday, Sept 14th from 5-10 p.m. Tell them you’re with Summitt and a portion of the sales will benefit Summitt PTA.

Summitt WatchDOG pizza night next week
Attention all Fathers & Father Figures of Summitt students! Want to be your child’s Hallway Hero for the day? Sign up for the WatchD.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students). Spend a day at Summitt – patrol the hallways, help out in the classrooms, visit the playground, and more!

Want to know more? Join us at the Annual Dads & Kids Pizza Night on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m in the cafeteria. Enjoy free pizza & lemonade with your child, learn more about the WatchDOGS, & sign up for your day!

Check this week’s Monday Folder for an invitation & return the RSVP section by Friday, Sept. 8. Have questions? Email

Sign up for updates
Sign up to receive important updates from Ms. Standish with the Remind app, text or on your computer. This will be used by Ms. Standish to relay information (no school day, emergency updates, etc.). Here are all the ways to get these updates:

  • If you have a smartphone, download the Remind app or enter this link on your web browser to get the app:

  • If you wish to receive updates/notifications via text and not use the app, text the message @eg464c to the number 81010 (standard text message rates apply)

  • Don’t want to get texts or use the app? You can sign up for email notifications. Go to and sign up online.

Become a Summitt Crossing Guard
Earn some extra cash and keep our school safe in the process. Summitt needs a Crossing Guard at Cassady and Brigadoon – near Milwood Baptist Church. Hourly Wage is $13.50/hr for 2.5 hours per day. Contact Beatrice Bailey, Supervisor at 512-289-7451. A criminal background check will be conducted.

PE News
We’re kicking off the new school year with cooperative games in Physical Education! Students will also learn all about nutrition and cardiovascular functions this 9-weeks. Summitt students will practice 2 movement skills and learn about 2 health topics every 9-weeks. We hope your kiddos are enjoying their time in PE so far this school year!

Marathon Kids
We will kick-off Marathon Kids on Friday, September 15th where each 1st-5th grade student will learn about the benefits of running, the program and the rewards system.  Each student will also run their opening mile towards their goal of finishing FOUR marathons this school year. More information about this program will come soon!

Y-Ties Fundraiser

Every other school year we hold a PE fundraiser… and this is the year we will be selling Y-ties. Y-ties are super cool, curly, colorful shoelaces that you don’t have to tie. The fundraiser will take place from September 11th-22nd.  Keep an eye out for the brochure! These funds that we raise will help to buy equipment for classes, UT Volleyball Playday registration, Field Day station supplies, CATCH Night activities and rentals, Fuel up to Play 60 team activities and any other PE related activities for 2 years. Thanks for your support in advance! – Coach Comsudi and Coach Woodward

T-shirt orders update
We are currently sold out of Youth Small shirt sizes. We have YMs that we will send home for those who ordered YS since they ran a whole size small like last year. If the YM will not work, please send back the shirt and order form and we can issue a refund.

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 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.

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

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

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

Own a business? If you own your own business and would prefer to donate via our Business Partners in Education program, please visit THANK YOU to all of the families that have already donated. We are already more than halfway to meeting our goal of $5,000!

Girls on the Run need 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 For more information about the Girls on the Run program, visit

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

Join the PTA!
All are welcome to join Summitt’s PTA. Just by joining you are giving our students access to valuable resources for their success. Please note that at the upcoming general board meeting, only current PTA members will be able to vote to support or not support the AISD School Bond as a Summitt PTA. Go to Summitt’s Online store and purchase your membership today.

AISD and Community Events

Trojan Spirit Fest on Sunday

Trojan Spirit Fest at Anderson High School has been rescheduled for this Sunday, Sept. 10. from 4-6:30 pm at the Anderson parking lot off Mesa/Steck. There will be lots of games, food, spirit wear and a pep rally.

This is also a hurricane relief event. AHS PSTA will be collecting heavy duty work gloves to be donated to the relief efforts in the areas of Texas recovering from Storm Harvey. Please bring your donation of carpenter’s gloves & heavy rubber gloves to Trojan Spirit Fest. Look for collection bins located near the PTSA Beverage Station.

And as previously planned!! TSF is featuring food trucks, inflatables and activities provided by AHS’ many booster clubs! Don’t miss this fun community-wide spirit event celebrating Anderson High School!

AISD Bond Meeting
On Tuesday, September 12, Anderson High School is hosting an AISD 2017 Bond Open House from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Child care will be provided. AISD staff will be on hand to present information about the proposed bond election items and answer citizens’ questions and concerns. This is a great time to have all our questions addressed and be informed on the issues with facts and real time examples.

In addition, ACPTA (Austin Citywide Parent Teacher Association) is hosting a similar AISD 2017 Bond event at the AISD Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 7th at 12 noon. Again, a great time to have questions addressed with factual information we can share with community members and neighbors.

Girls conference
On Saturday, November 4th, Anderson is hosting a “We are Girls” Conference sponsored by the Girls Empowerment Network for girls in grades 3-8. This year’s theme is “Become Unstoppable!” Refer to the website for further information:

This appears to be a super event for girls and their parents. Featured speakers are Denise Hamilton, founder of Watch Her Work and IOLA and Lizzie Velasquez, motivational speaker, anti-bullying champion, and author.

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.