Newsletter, Aug. 29, 2018

29 Aug


Coffee with Principal Friede on Friday

Come get acquainted with our awesome new principal, Mrs. Friede! Join us this Friday, Aug. 31 in the library at 7:45 am for our first monthly Coffee with the Principal. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

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 are free 10:30 am to 11:30 am any day during the week, please consider helping out in the cafeteria. Pre-K and Kinder classes are still getting used to their lunchtime routines and need a little extra help.

  • If you have anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour, please stop by the teacher workroom to see who needs help. Several teachers have requests for laminating, cutting, and die-cutting. We need volunteers to help full those requests. Contact Karen Reyna ( with questions.


Community Night at Jason’s Deli
Come out to Jason’s Deli (Arboretum location) on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 5-8 pm and enjoy dinner with other Summitt families. Just tell them you’re with Summitt and a portion of the sales benefit the PTA.

Informational Meetings for Homeroom Parents
If you signed up to be a homeroom parent for your child’s classroom (or are considering it), please come to one of the informational meetings listed below. You only need to attend one of the meetings; they will cover the same content. Meetings will run 30-45 minutes. For those who cannot attend one of these sessions, there will be additional meetings scheduled after Back to School Night.

  • Wednesday, September 5, 7:45 am, Summitt Library

  • Monday, September 10, 7:30 pm (following PTA General Meeting), Summitt Library

If you have any questions, please contact

Girl Scout Brownie Playdate on Thursday
Summitt Third Grade girls are invited to join Troop 2028 at a playdate at the park on Thursday, August 30th, 6:30-7:30pm at Balcones District Park (12017 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78759). Girls will learn the Girl Scout Promise, Law, fun hiking tips, and the Girl Scout Squeeze. Troop 2028 is a Third Grade Brownie Troop looking for 4 additional scouts to join us for the year. For more information, email

Need mulch or potting soil donation
Do you have any extra potting soil or black mulch laying around? Our 4th grade gardens need some TLC for Fall planting. Contact Tina Lamon at

Save the Date: Eagle Fest!
Our annual fall carnival event, Eagle Fest, will be on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 3-6 pm. There will be fun games, yummy foods, and the ever-popular 5th grade Haunted House! Tickets will go on sale Oct. 1.

Voter Registration
The last day to register to vote for the upcoming November elections is October 9th. There will a Volunteer Deputy Registrar available during Back to School Night, on Sept. 12, in the Great Hall. They can register you to vote or update your voter information. For more information or to volunteer, email

Counselor’s Chronicle
Summitt is looking for volunteers who would be willing to do a 5-10 minute presentation about their career during morning assembly time. We would like to have career talk Tuesdays once or twice a month to expose all of our eagles to some of the many possibilities that exist. If you would be willing to come to morning assembly one Tuesday morning for 5 minutes or so and present, please email Courtney Cardosa at We look forward to trying to schedule as many careers as possible. Thanks in advance.

Join the PTA!
Show your support for Summitt Elementary by joining the PTA. All are welcome! Remember that just by joining, you are giving funds to support programs that benefit our students. Your membership will last for the current school year. Go to Summitt’s Online store and purchase your membership today!

Become an Eagle Family Sponsor
Thank you to our Eagle Family Sponsors so far whose generous donations directly support our students at Summitt. This list continues to grow and we are grateful for each family’s generosity!

And 100% of your tax-deductible $100 donation goes directly to programs hosted by the Summitt PTA for Summitt students. Eagle Families will receive sponsorship recognition at both Eagle Fest & Spring Fling, in addition to receiving an exclusive Eagle Family Sponsor Thank You Gift! You may purchase a sponsorship at For more information about Eagle Family Sponsors, please contact Sarah Allen at

Thank you to our 2018-19 Eagle Family Sponsors so far!

Cohen Family
Aldridge Family
Tang Family
Farnsworth Family
Fischer Family
Saldana Family
Tran Family
Oshman Family
Hargraves/Hernandez Family
Carlson Family
Dayton Family
Metzger Family
Branch Family
Kotwal Family
Weber Family
Berry Family
Truly Family
Palafox Family
Lynn Family
Dean Family
Davis Family
Reeve Family
DeJuana Family
Meyers Family
Winslow Family
Martin Family
Wright Family
Benavidez Family
Hedges Family
Ueber Family
Franke Family
Marchbanks Family
Levine Family
Figg Family
Roitberg Family
Synatschk Family
Luce Family
Benko Family
Leon Family
Hall Family
Bachus Family
Chartier Family
Domzalski Family
Klundt Family
Hutchins Family
Muerer Family
Giani Family
Allen Family
Block/Chifu Family

Stay informed with Summitt and AISD
Stay up to date with the latest events and information at Summitt.

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Remind App – Click here to get reminders and urgent notifications from Summitt staff

AISD Parent Cloud – Where you can see your student’s grades, assignments, registration,records, etc.

SchoolCafe – The place for school menus, student lunch money accounts, can download the app; connects through the Parent Cloud account

Where’s the Bus – See the location of your student’s bus, bus stop; can download the app; connects through the Parent Cloud account


AISD and Community Events


Yoga at Summitt
The Little Yoga House will offer after school yoga for K-5th grades on Wednesdays, from 3-3:40 pm. Registration and information is here.

Young Rembrandts
Young Rembrandts will offer art classes after school on Thursdays, from 3-4 pm. Information is here.

Todos Juntos Learning Center
Want to learn or improve your English? Need a place where your child can attend at the same time? Become a part of the Todos Juntos community where adults learn English, technology, stress management, workforce skills, parenting (and more), while children learn English and get ready for school. Call today: (512) 788-7255. Flyer is here.