Newsletter, Oct. 24, 2018

24 Oct

Safe Routes to School Survey
Please take 5 minutes to complete the below survey and add your suggestions on the accompanying maps. This is especially important if your child walks or bikes to school. It will give our school a chance to improve some connections to school through the Mobility Bond that has set aside $27.5 mil for Safe Routes to School. BUT we need input in order to have data to best be heard! Thank you!

The Survey:

Make a Plan to Vote!
Summitt is not a polling location this year so please make a plan to vote at another location. There are several races on the November 6th ballot this year which will impact Summitt. Please go to to find out what’s on your ballot and how candidates stand on the issues. If you’re registered to vote in Austin, you can vote at any polling location. The full list of polling locations can be found on the Travis County Clerk website.

Early voting runs from October 22 – November 3. The closest early polling locations from Summitt are:

Disability Rights Texas – 2222 W Braker Ln
Randalls on Research & Braker – 10900 D Research Blvd
Austin Hartfield Performing Arts Center next to McNeil High School – RRISD 5800 McNeil Dr

Election Day is November 6. The closest polling locations from Summitt are:

Milwood Library Branch – 12500 Amherst Drive
United Christian Church – 3500 W Parmer Ln

Book Character Dress Up Day
Students can dress up on Wednesday, Oct. 31 as their favorite storybook character. No masks or weapons are allowed with the costumes.

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 from 8 am to 11 am on Thursday, October 25, please consider escorting students from their classrooms for flu shots. (
  • If you are free 10:30 am to 1 pm any day during the week, please consider helping out in the cafeteria. We can use extra help with all grades. (

Library News
List of events and activities

  • Mother Goose will be visiting Pre-k through 1st grades, Wednesday, Oct. 24
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest will run the week of Oct. 22- 26
  • Storybook Character Dress-Up, Wednesday, Oct. 31
  • Acclaimed, local talent, Chris Barton to visit Summitt 3rd-5th graders, Tuesday, Nov. 6
  • Story Pirates; Lemoncello Library Series to perform for 4th and 5th grades, Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • PTA Book Fair, Nov. 12-16

Collect Box TopsPlease help Summitt continue to earn money by collecting your Box Tops! For every collection sheet turned in, your student will earn a small prize. Extra collection sheets and a bin can be found on the Community Table in the Great Hall. Thank you to everyone who trimmed and turned in Box Tops last year!!  

Benefits of joining PTAWhen you join PTA, our students benefit and so do you! Members get discounts at Schlitterbahn, Six Flags, and more. Visit the Texas PTA website to find out more! Every year you need to join to get access to these discounts. Join at Summitt’s online store OR pick up an application in the Great Hall and turn it in at the office.

AISD and Community Events

Balcones Youth Sports Fall Fest on Saturday
Balcones Youth Sports will have their Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27, 5 – 8pm. Fun for the whole family! Come join us at Balcones Youth Sports, 3106 Adelphi, for Trunk-n-Treat, Costume Contest, Silent Auction and Chili Cook Off!! Register for the Chili Cook off today!

Art class with Mr. JonesArtAfter with Mr. Jones will start in 2 weeks. The Monday session from Nov. 5-Dec. 17 focuses on 2-D drawings and paintings. The Tuesday session on Nov. 6-Dec. 18 focuses on 3-D sculptures. Class time is 3-4 pm and each session is $90. This is open to students in grades 3-5. Contact Gordon Jones for more information.

Young Rembrandts art classes
Students will have a blast drawing their favorite emojis in a fun collage as well as exploring color with our wristwatch color wheel lesson. Our art history lesson focuses on Andrew Wyeth, and seasonal art will be featured with a cartoon style dog with antlers and a candy cane graphic. Give your child the gift of learning and artistry in the Young Rembrandts classroom. Sign up today!