Newsletter: Food Drive, Texas Stars hockey, Book Fair

8 Nov

Summitt Cares Food Drive ends Friday
Please help families in need!Food donations will go to the Covenant Food Pantry (United Methodist Church)

When: Ends on Friday, Nov. 10

Where: Please drop off items in the Main Hall

What: Covenant Food Pantry needs Canned vegetables, tuna, fruit, Breakfast cereals, Peanut butter, 2lb bag of white or brown rice

Family Night at the Texas Stars on Friday
Join other Summitt families for a fun night out cheering on the Texas Stars on Friday, Nov. 10th. Tickets purchased through will be grouped in the Summitt block. Make sure to use promo code: SUMMITT. Tickets are $15 per person, a $10 discount per ticket. Parking is included. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7:30 p.m. The Stars will be celebrating Military Appreciation that game as well. More info here.

Book Fair next week

The Wild West Book Fair is next week! The Book Fair will be open all week during these hours.

Monday – Wednesday: 7:15 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday: 7:15 a.m.-8 p.m. There is a special Family Fun Night (5-8 p.m.). The children can come dressed in their pajamas at school and for the Family Fun Night.

Friday: 7:15 a.m.- 12 noon

Do you have family who wants to order books for your child but cannot make it next week? Order now until Nov. 18 at the online book fair!

We need your help during the Book Fair so please volunteer – use this link to sign up!!

Grandparents Lunch next Wednesday
Grandparents are invited to come eat lunch with their grandkid(s) on Wednesday, November 15th at Summitt Elementary! Grandparents may bring lunch for themselves and their grandchild or they can purchase lunch at the school. Cost is $3.50 cash for adults. They will serve Turkey Hot Dog, Cheese Enchiladas or Fiesta Salad in the cafeteria.

They may sit in the cafeteria or at tables that will be set up in the Great Hall. Please consult the lunch schedule to find out when your grandchild’s class will be eating lunch. –

NOTE: This is not the Thanksgiving lunch. That will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16.

Lockdown drill next week
In compliance with AISD policy, all lockdown drills are to be planned in advance and announced to parents and staff at least 24 hours in advance before the lockdown drill. Lockdowns are conducted for intruder or violence on campus. A lockdown drill should take no longer than 30 seconds to complete and students will be given an opportunity to process the experience by their teacher. In accordance with this policy, this is our official notification that a lockdown drill will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 17 at 9 AM.

Original Works Art Fundraiser
Last week you should have received a special flyer with an image of a piece of art created by your child and a special code for ordering online from the Original Works Art Fundraiser. This is a PTA fundraiser that benefits the school and also gives you the chance to purchase some really neat things with your child’s art on them. The items make wonderful grandparent gifts and will be sent to you in time for the holidays. Please make sure place your order before November 20. A handful of students received paper order forms – the deadline for ordering with the paper form is November 13. Contact with questions.

Summitt Celebrates its Teaching Assistants Week
Summitt proudly recognizes its school’s Teaching Assistants a week early—November 6-10. Please thank Thanh Doan, Sarwat Rahman, Nicholas Sohadaseni, Sarah Spence, Tori Tamblia and Brenda Wood for their hard work. They provide much-need support to our classrooms! Teaching assistants may teach parts of a lesson or teach a small group of students who need extra instruction. Many TAs work one-on-one with special needs students, shadowing their student and assisting with class work, organization and behavior management. Teaching assistants often serve as an extra pair of eyes in the classroom, responding to students’ needs as they arise.

Can Contest
It’s time for the Fall Can Contest! Which class will win the trophy and an ice cream party? Please bring your empty aluminum cans in a bag to school. They can be dropped off behind the trailer next to the basketball court. Entrance slips can be found on the table in the Great Hall or in the office. The contest runs until Nov. 30. Winners will be announced the following week. Last year we earned over $500 with your cans! Any questions email Sharon Reed,

GT Club Meeting
The GT After School Club November meeting is on Monday, Nov. 13 at 3:05-4:35 p.m. Please sign up here if you plan to attend:

Lost and Found
Please take a look in the lost and found for your student’s possessions, it is full of coats, clothing, backpacks, lunch boxes and water bottles. The lost and found is located to the right of the front doors, in the music hallway, after you enter the building. All items not claimed by Thursday, November 16 will be donated to Coats for Kids!!

Got the time?…
This section features volunteer opportunities with specific time estimates. Check here each week to see what’s needed. That way, if you “got the time,” you can help out regularly for 5 to 15 minutes, or for a couple hours on a one-time project.

  • If you have any time this Friday, November 10, the Book Fair Committee would love for you to stop by the library and help set up for next week’s fair. Or sign  up ( for a specific time slot.

  • If you have time 10:30 am to 1:30 pm (or any time in between) on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, please consider helping out in Summitt’s cafeteria. We have only one lunch monitor at this time on those days. Contact the front office if you are able to assist.

  • If you have an hour or two any day, the teacher workroom needs volunteers to help fill requests for copies, laminating, and binding, and creating giant mittens for second grade’s end-of-semester celebration.


Multicultural Night 2018
SAVE THE DATE for Summitt’s 2018 Multicultural Night on April 27th from 6-7:30pm. More info on how to sign-up to share your culture or volunteer will be upcoming.

Recycle those Pringles cans you won at Eagle Fest!
The third grade needs clean, dry Pringles cans (with lids). Please drop them off in a labeled container in the Great Hall.

Water Bottle and Wipe Collection
Brownie Troop 2028 is collecting new reusable water bottles and unopened packages of wipes. The collection is starting October 30th, 2017 and ends on November 30th, 2017. We are collecting these water bottles and wipes for kids that don’t have permanent homes. All donations are going to The Center for Child Protection. We set a goal for a hundred water bottles and wipes. The box for donations is in the Summitt Great Hall. Your donation would help greatly.


AISD and Community Events

Parents Night Out
Anderson HS Robotics NIGHT of the ROBOTS, December 1st, 5:30-9 pm, Anderson HS. Enjoy a Parents Night Out, while your kids (K-5th) enjoy an evening of fun and all things robots. For more information go to:

Anderson Belles Dance Clinic
The holiday season can be busy! REGISTER NOW for our Jingle Belles Mom’s Day Out Clinic on Saturday, December 9th. Drop off your K-5th grade kids to spend a day of fun with the Trojan Belles. We will have tons of fun with holiday-themed activities for your little ones such as dancing, arts & crafts and more!​ More info here:

Parent help series video
Just about 5 minutes is all it takes to view one of the Parent Education Mini-videos in the AHS PTSA parent help series. These minis feature interviews with and information gathered from experts in their respective fields with topics ranging from positive use of social media to how to prepare your senior student for college away from home. Videos are geared towards parents of high school aged children with the hope they will help parents keep the lines of communication open with their students. Look for new minis coming later this fall. Please check out all our current posted mini-videos by clicking through the following tabs at > Parents tab> PTSA> Parent Education Minis or by clicking HERE.