Newsletter, December 13, 2017

13 Dec

Chick-Fil-A Family Night tonight
Summitt Family Night at Chick-fil-A is tonight, from 5-9 pm, at the Parmer and Mopac location. Come out and have a meal with your friends and support the Summitt PTA. Make sure to tell your server that you’re with Summitt and a portion of the sales will go back to serving our school. Valid for dine in or drive through.

Original Works Product Deliveries
* For orders made between November 21 and December 3, your student’s products will arrive at Summitt on Monday, December 18th and will be sent home by Tuesday, December 19th (the last day of school before Winter Break).

Math Pentathlon parent interest meeting
Math Pentathlon Parent Interest Meeting is Monday, January 8 at 6:30pm, Summitt Library. The Summitt PTA is proud to announce the creation of an extracurricular Math Pentathlon Club at Summitt Elementary. The Math Pentathlon program teaches interactive problem solving games to students in grades K-5. Our Math Pentathlon club will be entirely parent-run and will operate as a co-op (every participating student must have a parent willing to actively volunteer). We will be holding an informational meeting for parents only (we will not have childcare or activities for kids) on January 8 at 6:30pm in the Summitt Library. Information about the program will be given out, volunteer responsibilities will be discussed, and a club meeting day/time will be determined. For more information about Math Pentathlon, visit

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 time before or after attending your child’s holiday party next Monday, December 18, please consider helping open the front door for other visitors who will be attending their children’s class parties. By doing so, you’ll save the front office from buzzing people in every few minutes on this busy day!


Save the Date: Donation Drive
Save the date for this year’s Easter Seals Donation Drive on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9 am-noon at Summitt. Donations can be dropped off in the Great Hall on January 8th through the 12th or in the circle drive on the 13th. For a list of items they accept, goto

Third Grade Still Needs Pringles Cans!
The third grade still needs clean, dry Pringles cans (with lids). Please drop them off in a labeled container in the Great Hall. Thank you!

Tours at Summitt
For those who may be new to the area or considering school choices, Summitt will be offering school tours on the 1st Thursday and the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9 am and 1 pm.Please contact Shana Pokorny (512) 414-4484, in the office if you need more information.

Yearbook help
If you are interested in working on the yearbook, please email We need volunteers to file pictures, help layout pages, etc. This can all be done on your personal computer.

Spring Fling Save the Date and Update
This year’s Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Red Oak Ballroom on Anderson Lane. Spring Fling is Summitt’s adult only silent auction fundraiser, so please put it on your calendar and start booking your babysitters for a fun parents’ night out with your Summitt friends. Planning for Spring Fling is gearing up and we need your help. We are looking for volunteers for the following committees:

+Donation Request Committee (Beginning in Jan) – solicit donations from businesses and restaurants using provided leads (much of this can be done online and via email and many of them are asking repeat donors to match their previous donations.)

+ Event Committee – help with decorations, set up, raffle tickets, coordinating with chair for other event related needs.

Interested in getting involved? Want to know more? Email for more info.

AISD and Community Events

Share A Voice Project – help hurricane victims
A group of Murchison NJHS students have developed a website to help The Rockport-Fulton Middle School choir who were victims of Hurricane Harvey. Their choir room was destroyed and they are practicing in a regular classroom without risers and are struggling to replace instruments, uniforms, music folders and more.

A page has been set up for donations: In appreciation of a pay as you wish donation, they are offering a download of 4 professionally recorded songs from the Murchison Chorale Men & Chorale Women’s winter program. Please visit for more information.

One-day STEAM program during winter break
NuMinds Enrichment is offering a 1-day STEAM program on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 9 am-3:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Church, 3838 Steck. We’ll engineer with edibles, crack Christmas physics, and create skits to unlock the season’s secrets. We’ll tessellate and illuminate the holidays with new insights and become Santa’s problem solvers in chief. Register at:; $55 – REGISTER BEFORE DEC 16TH!

Fulmore Middle School news
Fulmore Middle School invites all of your families to attend our school showcase, the Evening of Wonder on January 9th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join us in the Fulmore Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. for opening greetings then enjoy visiting classes, talking with families, and experiencing tours and performances on our campus from 5:50-7:30 p.m. The entire family is invited and we hope to see you!

We also want to remind all students applying to the Fulmore Magnet Program that Shadowing Applications are due December 15th at 4:30 pm. The shadow form is in our Magnet Application which is on our website. We ask that families apply to the magnet program in order to shadow. Families will receive notice regarding their shadow date the first week of January. Shadowing is a high interest opportunity, so spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please call Ms. Rodriguez, the Magnet Administrative Assistant at 512-841-4916 with any questions.

Save the Dates: upcoming family friendly races
Cap 10K discount
Join the Cap10K School Challenge and register with the Summitt Eagles! The race takes place on Sunday, April 8th in Downtown Austin! The link below has more information. There is a discount for school staff members! Just click on School Challenge, choose School Member, and make sure to choose Summitt Eagles as your team and register with your school email!

For parents and families, make sure you choose Summitt Eagles when asked if you are part of a team!Come out and run or walk and get active with your family! Hope to see you there!

MathLeague competition, the largest network of local and state math competitions at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the country, is teaming up with the Church of Christ in Hyde Park to conduct an elementary competition for third through sixth graders from 8 am to approximately 1 pm on Saturday December 9, 2017 at the Church of Christ in Hyde Park, Austin, TX. Last year, over 20,000 students participated in these contests, and they had a great time doing math problems and meeting their peers from other schools. The contests also provide an excellent opportunity for coaches from the various schools to discuss strategies and teaching techniques. Over 250 schools in the Austin area have been invited. More information is at