Newsletter, March 7, 2018

7 Mar

Support Summitt PTA through Amazon

Summitt PTA has set up an AmazonSmile account. The next time you are placing an order on Amazon, please use this link and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Summitt PTA – https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-6085722 . You can support the Summitt PTA every time you shop on Amazon.

Academic Specialists Appreciation Week

This week, March 5 through 9, our school is celebrating its reading and math specialists. Please give a special thanks to (right to left) Heather Doyle, Marion Horowitz, and Linda White. They provide one-on-one and group academic support to those students who need it. Please help us to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication by leaving a special message in one of two ways:

  • by writing on the laminated posters next to their classroom doors, or

  • by writing a message on a slip of colored paper at the counter in the front office

Thank you! Summitt Appreciation Days Team, appreciationdays@summitteagles.org

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
Many hands make for a lighter load! We need you to help us make Summitt the best place for our students. We are looking for volunteers for the following open PTA committee positions:

o   Spring Fling co-chair

o   Spring Fling Committee Member

o   Yearbook

o   Family Sponsors

o   Birthday Marquee

o   Hospitality

o   Meet the Teacher Night

o   Family Nights

o   Workroom

o   Welcome to Kindergarten Club

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.

Federal Report Card
Summitt’s report card with STAAR results from 2016-2017 school year is here.

Texas PTA statement on school safety
Texas PTA’s letter regarding statewide school safety is here.

Spring and classroom pictures
Spring and classroom group pictures will be taken on Friday, March 23. Parents will receive flyers after Spring Break, in the Monday folder, March 19, to order these pictures.

The classroom group photo flyer will need to be returned with payment ($15) on picture day.

The spring picture just needs to have the form returned with the style selected. These packets will be printed and shipped in approximately 3-4 weeks after picture day. Parents will then have the opportunity to purchase from the package and customize their purchase to meet their needs. There is no obligation to purchase and any unselected prints need to be returned to the school.

GT News
This month’s GT Afterschool Club, will be held the Monday AFTER Spring Break. Sign up now so you don’t forget! Here’s the signup! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ba5ac23aaff2-march

Library News
I’m very excited to announce that the Summitt Library is once again partnering with BookPeople to bring you and your students an author event. Elise Broach, author of My Pet Wants a Pet, will be here on Friday, March 9. She will be presenting to 1st and 2nd graders.

About My Pet Wants a Pet
A charming picture book that cleverly captures a universal wish—to love and care for something—and shows that you’re never too little to share in that dream, by New York Times­-bestselling author Elise Broach.

Once there was a boy who wanted something to take care of. Something of his very own. He begged his mother for a puppy. Until she said YES! The boy loved his puppy. He fed him and played with him and cuddled him. But soon, the dog wanted something to take care of—something of his very own. So the dog gets a pet cat; then the cat gets a pet bird; the bird gets a pet worm; the worm gets a pet flea…and on and on it goes as utter chaos ensues.

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 (or more!) on Friday, March 23, please consider helping out with spring picture day at Summitt. If you’re able to help, please let Shana in the front office know.

  • If you can spare 15 minutes after the 7:45 am bell, please stay to open the door for late students.

  • 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.

 

Spring Fling news
Spring Fling Tickets Coming Soon!
This year’s 2018 Spring Fling is right around the corner! Save the date and plan to join us on Saturday, May 5 at the Norris Conference Center for this adult-only fundraiser supporting technology instruction at Summitt. Tickets will go on sale in April.

Volunteer to help at Spring Fling
We need volunteers!  If you are interested in event planning, soliciting donations or marketing, please contact springflingdonations@gmail.com.

Yearbook orders
If you need to order a yearbook for $25, you can do it online at https://inter-state.com/YearbookEntry/21991d

If you have taken any pictures at Summitt or a Summitt event, please email them to yearbook@summitteagles.org. Fifth grade families: we need a baby picture of your child! We need their name and their homeroom teacher’s name on the email.

Kinder Round up in April
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.

Multicultural Night in April
Summitt’s 2018 Multicultural Night will be on Friday, April 27th from 6-7:30pm. It will be a night to celebrate the diverse cultures of Summitt. If you’re interested in volunteering or hosting a cultural table, you may sign up here at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKDTfkdrolBUi5txwbDP4bxEuAcmvYI9UhDh_6vGUyCP-ngQ/viewform?c=0&w=1


AISD and Community Events

Belles Camp
The Anderson Trojan Belles Summer Dance Camp will be the week of June 18. Please contact Angie Doucet at BellesSummerDanceCamp@gmail.com with any questions. REGISTER NOW

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.

Project Graduation Rummage Sale
Project Graduation at Anderson High School will be holding a Rummage Sale on March 24 from 9am-noon in the  Anderson High School Parking Lot. For more information please contact Debbie Rosenberg at 512-431-4875. If you would like to donate items, please let Debbie know!

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. There are already 28 campuses with more than 10% of their students registered online for 2018-2019!