Newsletter, Jan. 9, 2019

9 Jan

Easter Seals Donation Drive this week
There is a donation drive this week for Easter Seals. Donations can be dropped off until Friday in The Great Hall during school hours. A truck will be at Summit on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 am-noon so you can drop off items then, too. Easter Seals will pay Summitt PTA 20 cents per pound for soft items like clothes, shoes, clothing accessories, sheets, small rugs and similar items. They also pay 5 cents per pound for small household items such as dishes, pots, pans, small kitchen appliances or any other small items used in a home. Here’s more information on the drive:

Coffee with the Principal next week
Please join us for Coffee with the Principal on Monday, January 14th from 7:45-8:30 am in the library.

Community Night at Chipotle
Summitt Family Community Night will be on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 4-8 pm at the Chipotle off McNeil/Parmer Lane. Let them know you’re with Summitt and a portion of the sale goes to Summitt.

Help Thank Crossing Guards, Counselors, and Academic Specialists
Order online and ship to Summitt: Pick an item or two from the Appreciation Team’s Amazon Wish List and ship directly to: Appreciation Team, Summitt Elementary, 12207 Brigadoon Ln, Austin, TX 78727. Wide range of prices for all donation levels! Contact with questions or concerns.

PE Event Dates
January 14-16th – Safe Routes to School lessons for all classes during PE
Thursday, February 14th – School-wide Cupid Shuffle at assembly for Valentine’s Day
February 18th-March 1st – 5th Grade Volleyball after school practice
Saturday, March 2nd – 5th grade Volleyball Playday at EXPLORE UT
Thursday, April 4th – CATCH Family Fun Night/Book Fair/Fine Arts Night
Sunday, April 7th – Cap10K
Thursday, April 25th – Field Day for K-2
Friday, April 26th- Field Day for 3-5

Be on the lookout for upcoming emails about a staff volleyball playday, sportswear days and Summitt Social events!

Pictures for Yearbook
We need your pictures! If you took pictures of students at any event at Summitt, the yearbook team would like to put them in the yearbook! Please send full size pictures with event name, student grade (and teacher if possible) to We prefer shots of students in groups (2-6 students) doing activities over pictures of 1 student.

Artwork at Summitt
If you have not been to the cafeteria, we have a new mural! Thanks to David Edmonson, Matt Stuart and Brady McBride for donating their time and talent during Winter Break to create the special artwork.

Also check out the restrooms because they have had a nice little makeover. Thank you to Monique Senseman for creating the uplifting words in the student and staff restrooms. 

AISD and Community Events:

Art class with Mr. Jones
ArtAfter with Mr. Jones will start next week. The Monday session from Jan. 14-Feb. 18 focuses on 2-D drawings and paintings. The Tuesday session on Jan. 15-Feb. 19 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.

Beauty and the Beast Musical
Anderson Fine Arts is proud to present the Broadway musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, January 24th-27th. “Be Our Guest” for an evening of enchantment and music where furniture sings and flatware dances in this timeless classic that will delight all ages. Show dates:

Thursday, January 24 – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, January 25 — 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 26 – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 27 –  2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors and will be available online at or at the box office one hour before the show. The Anderson Little Theater Company is also hosting a book drive for Reading Partners, Please bring a new or gently used children’s book to donate when you come to the show! To subscribe to AHS Theater announcements visit

Paperpalooza  – Organization workshop
Wanna get your tax papers organized this year without filing for an extension? (yup) What if you could get away from your family for a long Saturday and a short Sunday and go through your papers in peace and uninterrupted time? (woot) Is it possible to tackle your paper mountains while having fun?? (yes) All this is possible at PAPERPALOOZA!! Feb 16 & 17! Tickets are limited so check out this link on FB  or contact Ryan Lanier of Love Your Space Organizing at 512-799-7994 or email

Fulmore Middle School Open House
Fulmore is happy to remind your students and families that our annual Open House, the Evening of Wonder is January 15th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The evening is not only a great way for prospective families to experience our campus, but to also see course offerings for the 2019-2020 school year as well. We will start the evening in our cafeteria for a short welcome, then families are free to visit classrooms, enjoy exhibits and student performances. We will also have a pretty amazing selfie station with a special guest who should light up our evening!

Magnet admissions testing is also in January, families can refer to the link included for information. Our testing days are:

  • January 19th-8:00-10:00 a.m for families with last names A-L & 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for families with last names M-Z
  • January 26th-8:00-10:00 a.m for families with last names A-L & 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for families with last names M-Z
  • February 2nd-8:00-10:00 a.m for families with last names A-L & 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for families with last names M-Z Finally, the deadline to apply for the Fulmore Magnet program is Friday, February 1st.

Kealing Magnet Program Testing and Essay
Here’s a reminder that we will be offering our 1st Admissions test next Saturday: Jan 12th for students interested in applying to the Magnet program. There are plenty of spots for students applying to secure a shadowing spot if interested. Students need to send us their essay and they will receive a link to sign up. Application Deadline is Feb 1st! Additional Information can be found here and on our website