Newsletter, March 28, 2018

28 Mar

Reminder: No School on Friday, March 30, 2018

 

Kinder News
Kindergarten Round-Up next week
Kindergarten Round-Up
will be offered at 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, at all elementary schools in the Austin Independent School District. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2018, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten in AISD. At Kindergarten Round-up, parents will receive information about the Austin School District’s full-day kindergarten program, including curriculum, daily schedules, attendance requirements, the school year calendar, how to help a child prepare for school and information specific to the individual campus. Online registration is open now.

Summitt Incoming Kinder Facebook Group
Do you have an incoming Kindergartener or Pre-K student? If so, we have a Facebook group to help communicate information, coordinate activities, ask questions, make recommendations, etc. We will also continue to communicate events through this newsletter and on other social media platforms.  2018-2019 Incoming Summitt Eagles – https://m.facebook.com/groups/209962862896398

Kinder Round-up snack sign up
A breakfast snack will be provided for the incoming students and the adults who will be accompanying them to Kindergarten Round Up. Help Summitt welcome our new students by contributing an item. Please bring your contribution to school by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a8ae2aabf49-kindergarten

Lost and Found
It’s that time of the year when it’s cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon. That means kids shed their jackets and forget to pick them up. 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, March 29, 2018 will be donated.

Spring Fling tickets on sale soon!
Mark your Calendar – Spring Fling & Silent Auction on May 5
Tickets for this year’s Spring Fling and Silent Auction will go on sale on April 16. At this adult-only fundraiser, you will have the opportunity to bid on items like ACL Live concert tickets, Schlitterbahn Waterpark tickets, an American Girl Doll and much more. All of the proceeds raised will go to supporting technology instruction at Summitt.

Calling all Volunteers – Spring Fling Volunteer Meeting (tonight, 3/28 at 8 p.m.)
If you enjoy party planning, decorating for events and hosting events – join us tonight, March 28 at 8 p.m. at the Silver Grill to learn about ways that you can help us prepare for the Spring Fling and Silent Auction on May 5.  If you can’t come to the meeting, but are still interested in volunteering, email us at springflingdonations@gmail.com.

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 an hour or two today, Wednesday, March 28, or tomorrow, Thursday, March 29, please help stuff information packets for incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten families who will be attending the Kindergarten Roundup next week. If you’re able to help, please let Shana in the front office know.
  • If you’ve planning to have lunch with your child this next week, please consider being a door opener. You do not have to sit next to the door or open it up in person. You will be given a phone to answer the front doorbell and then buzz in the visitors. If you’re able to help, please speak with Shana or Elizabeth in the front office.

 

PTA Open Positions
The Summitt PTA Nomination Committee nominates the following individuals for the 2018-19 PTA Executive Board:

President: Lisa Fischer
Vice President 1 – Fundraising: Lacey Lake
Vice President 2 – Services: Heather Roell
Treasurer: Kate Carlson
Secretary: Editt Law

A vote will be taken to approve these nominations on April 2, 2018 during the PTA general meeting at 6:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend and vote. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at that time if there is any other interested party.

Open PTA committee positions (updated)
Many hands make for a lighter load! We need you to help us make Summitt the best place for our students. These are positions for next school year. Many of these positions are ideal for those who work during the day because it mostly involves emails, and almost all only require your help for a couple of months during the school year. We are looking for volunteers for the following open PTA committee positions:

  • T-shirt – pick out style and order shirts for the upcoming year; most work is in the summer

  • Spring Fling co-chair – help coordinate spring fundraiser; some work in the fall, most in the spring

  • Spring Fling Committee Member – be part of the team that helps plan Spring Fling; most work in the spring

  • Family Sponsors – Help families know how to become a family sponsor and receive/process donations; most work in the fall

  • Birthday Marquee – Keep track of birthdays that need to posted on the marquee and receive/process payments; most work in the fall

  • Family Nights – schedule monthly family nights (ie. Dinner at Chipotle); does not have to be at event; most work in the summer/early fall

  • Website – help the Communications Team troubleshoot and support the Summitt website as needed. This is more back-end work (design, coding, “why is the site crashing?!” etc.) and knowledge of Word Press or something similar is very helpful.

If you are able and willing to help, email our PTA president Nicole Erickson at president@summitteagles.org. Not sure which position will match your schedule or interests? Email anyway! We will happily help you find a role that fits your abilities and availability.


AISD and Community Events

 

Free parenting workshop
Managing Meltdowns and Tantrums, How to Cool Off 3-10 year olds – Austin Child Guidance Center (810 W. 45th Street) will have a free workshop on Wednesday, April 11, 6-7:30 p.m. When children have a hard time managing their emotions it can turn into meltdowns and tantrums. Meltdowns and tantrums can be effectively prevented, managed, and treated. In this workshop, parents will be able to tell the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum, will learn tools to respond to and prevent meltdowns and tantrums, and will be given resources for when to seek additional help.

There is free childcare is available to children 2 years old and older. Free registration will be available on the Austin Child Guidance Center website’s event page and registration will open on Monday, March 26th. Please contact Sara Walters at swalters@austinchildguidance.org or at 512-451-2242.

Summer Art Camp
Did you know The Austin Artery hosts an all day art camp in our neighborhood for school aged children? They have weekly themes of weaving, clay, and much much more. Camps start June 11th and continue through August 10th. You can register at www.theaustinartery.com

Austin Sunshine Camp
Through the generous support of the Young Men’s Business League, Austin Sunshine Camps provides FREE fun-filled overnight summer camp programs for low income children of the greater Austin Area. All summer camp programs are provided FREE of charge to campers that meet the camp enrollment qualifications. Austin Sunshine Camps provides a variety of activities for campers to participate in including swimming, arts and crafts, science, and sports. Additional activities include canoeing, cooking, and ropes course activities.

Each child must meet one (1) of the three (3) camp enrollment qualifications:

  • Qualify for the school free & reduced meals income guidelines

  • Qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) OR be a

  • Foster Child

Enrollment is limited and is first come, first serve. Priority is given to applications received on or before Friday, April 20th, 2018. However applications are accepted throughout the summer. If you would like more information or an application please contact Kimberlee Guerrero at kimberlee.guerrero@austinisd.org or call 512-414-4255.

Young Rembrandts Cartooning
There’s no better way to get a jump on spring than with a fun Young Rembrandts cartooning class. Your student will draw and animate many dynamic cartoons, including anime characters, floral-inspired personas, and animals participating in humorous hobbies. For more info or to enroll, visit www.youngrembrandts.com/austinwest/view-classes-enroll.

Summer Camps at Anderson High School
There are many camps this summer at Anderson High School. Many are for students in elementary school. Here are a few of them. More are listed on here: https://www.andersononline.org/apps/news/article/843850

Cheer Camp
Anderson Cheerleading and Mascot Summer Camp 2018 – Learn cheers, dance routines, drum-line dances, stunts, and the Trojan fight song routine, all specifically choreographed by age level. Craft projects and snacks provided too! Register online now – http://www.trojancheer.org/cheer-camp-1/2018

When: JUNE 25 – 28 (note earlier dates this year!)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Where: Anderson Gym (now with working AC!)
Who: Kinder – 8th (grade level as of Fall 2018)
Cost: $235

Belles Dance Camp
On June 18 – 21, Grades K-5th (9 am-4 pm), Cost $200 online; $215 check by mail; $250 at camp; Grades 6th-11th (12:30-4 pm), Cost $115 online, $130 check by mail, $165 at camp; Please contact Angie Doucet at BellesSummerDanceCamp@gmail.com with any questions. REGISTER NOW

Girls basketball camp
Calling all girls entering grades 3 – 9! Girls Basketball Camp at Anderson High School this summer on June 4 – 7. For more details and to register, visit Anderson High School website, Athletics Tab, women’s basketball FORMS. OR see this link: http://www.leaguelineup.com/handouts.asp?url=hal

School boundary maps
AISD has a website that allows families to see exactly what apartments, duplexes, streets, etc are in each school attendance area. If you want to know if a certain apartment complex or house on a certain street is in Summitt’s school zone, there is a website that will help. Go to http://mobilityblueprint.net/, click on Go to Map, and you can either register or just sign in as a guest by putting in your Zip Code. From there, you can enter in an address or school to find out the schools in that area.

Sign up for Summitt’s Cap 10K team
The CAP10K will be here before we know it! It takes place on Sunday, April 8th. Below is the link to join our school team! We already have several teachers sign up to join the Summitt Eagle team. Come out and run with them! https://eventdog.com/a/eventpage.php?eID=629&teamToken=20171117144932-755-RW5UADXc30TKHmInd8yr65NB&dID=0

Austin ISD forms for next school year
Online registration for next school year
Online registration  for the 2018-19 school year is available in the AISD Parent Cloud. Students who are incoming K-12, can register online now. Here is the link:  https://www.austinisd.org/technology/parents-guardians/student-registration.