Newsletter, Aug. 15, 2019

16 Aug

Happy 2019-2020 School Year! We are so excited for the kick-off of another great year!

Meet the Teacher Morning – Friday August 16th, 7:30am-9:30am (new time)

Please note the new time in the morning for this event. Find out your student’s teacher and classroom, say “hi!”, and drop off school supplies this Friday August 16th from 7:30am-9:30am. Also bring your ID and stop by the office to get yourself set-up in the system for future visits to campus. If you and your child are unable to attend Friday morning’s MTT, you can call the school anytime after 9:30am on Friday Aug 16th to ask who your student’s teacher will be and you can drop off school supplies the first day of school. Back to School Night has been moved up to the 2nd week of school so parents/guardians can learn all about their student’s class much sooner this year!

First Day of School and the Boo Hoo, Woo Hoo Breakfast – Tuesday, August 20th at 7:45am-8:15am

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the first day of school on Tuesday, August 20th. Whether it’s dropping off your first child or your fourth child, the first day of school is full of emotions. Summitt PTA invites all parents of Pre-K and Kinder students to the Boo Hoo, Woo Hoo breakfast in the library. After you drop off your child in their classroom & grab a badge from the office, join other parents in the library for some breakfast treats. Summitt PTA members and some staff will be on hand to answer questions.  Please note you will need your drivers license to get a badge from the office. This process will be quick if you sign-up through this link if you get set-up at the front office as a visitor during the Meet the Teacher event by bringing the Front Office your Drivers License so they can get you in the system. Want to contribute something to the breakfast? That would be amazing! Click here for the sign-up sheet.

School Supply Lists

We have the school supplies list in a printable format here  or find list and pictures here. You can drop them during Meet the Teacher or bring them the First Day of School.

Bell Schedule & Classroom locations

Morning Assembly – 7:30am – 7:40am

Pre-K – 7:45am – 2:15pm

Kinder thru 5th Grade – 7:45am – 3:00pm

Doors are open for students at 7:10 am. Your student is considered tardy if they arrive after 7:45 am.

Click here for the classroom map.

*Pick-up locations will vary per grade so please ask your teacher if you are needing that option.

Back to School Night – Wednesday August 28th, 5pm – 7:30pm

Parents and guardians are invited up to the school to hear from their student’s teacher(s), talk to Special Areas teachers, purchase Birthday Book Club memberships, sign up to volunteer, and browse clubs and after school activities booths available to their students.  

  • 5-5:30pm – browse the booths
  • 5:30-6:15pm PK-2nd grade  teacher presentations
  • 6:30-7:15pm3rd-5th grade teacher presentations
  • 7:15-7:30pm – browse the booths

Before and after each session, you will be able to learn about many of the amazing programs at Summitt, including Watch D.O.G.S., Girl and Boy Scouts, Birthday Book Club, Math Pentathlon, the Koblenz program, and more!

Join the PTA in helping Summitt & your child

Did you know that an active and engaged family is directly related to student success? Please help Summitt by getting involved and getting connected to benefit your child.  Please review and consider the list of PTA program positions available for the 2019-2020.  For more info, simply email the officer overseeing the position.

Wanted: Homeroom Parents for the 2019-2020 School Year

Please consider signing up to be homeroom parent for your child’s classroom. You would organize class parties and coordinate class families’ involvement in school fundraisers. You do not have to do all the work from scratch! A coordinator will provide you with a packet of tips and recommendations, as well as example emails and flyers that you can use. Sign up and speak to your child’s teacher at this Friday’s Meet the Teacher. For more information, email

Stay informed with Summitt

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

  • Newsletter – Sign up here to get the PTA’s the weekly email (on Wednesdays). This will have the latest information on news and events at Summitt
  • Facebook Page – Like and Follow our Page for updates, reminders, pictures of events
  • Twitter – All Tweets are re-posts from our Facebook page
  • Remind App – Click here to get reminders and urgent notifications from Summitt staff
  • Add Summitt’s Google Calendar to your Calendar

Please Note that Principal Friede also sends an email out weekly from Summitt Elementary School. While some items will duplicate a majority will not, so please read both.

Remember to LABEL ALL Your Child’s items

Don’t forget to add your child’s name and even your phone number on ALL your child’s items: lunch box, water bottles, backpack, jackets, etc!

Support Summitt with Amazon Smiles

Help raise funds for Summitt buy simply using instead of (it is the exact same). Choose PTA Texas Congress 856 Summitt Elementary as your non-profit of choice and every purchase you make using moving forward will send a portion of the sale to our PTA. Amazon Smiles page:

BOX TOPS is going digital

Thank you to all families who have helped us raise money by collecting Box Tops for our school.  Soon, the physical BOX TOP clips will be replaced by families scanning in their receipts for eligible products into a new mobile app. Detailed info to come over the summer.  In the meantime, please continue to clip and submit any physical BOX TOPS as they will all be accepted until the expiration date.

Online Registration Reminder for ALL 2019-2020 Students

ALL Returning Students MUST Register for the next school year. If you have not already, please Enroll NOW (scroll down for returning students). THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Enrolling early helps Summitt prepare accurately for the upcoming school year to minimize having to shift kids and teachers at the last minute. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Flores, Summitt Registrar, at 512-414-4484. Or contact Melissa Seaton, Murchison Registrar, at 512- 414-4524. Please note that they are unable to place your child in a class until you have registered them!

 Mark your calendars for this year: 

The District of Innovation Days for the Anderson Vertical Team for the 2019-2020 school year are currently set as follows, which means no school for students. For the latest calendar, click here

Davis, Doss, Hill, Pillow, Summitt, and Murchison:

– September 23

– October 11

– January 7

– February 14


– October 11

– January 7

– February 14 

 Searching for Appreciation Team Sponsors…

Have you noticed the shout outs in last year’s newsletters to Platinum Balloon Decor? Your business could be mentioned next school year! We’re looking for anything that will brighten the day for our hardworking staff: giftcards (either as a gift for the staff/teachers or for the Appreciation Team to use to purchase items), flowers/plants, decor, food/drinks, trinkets, supplies, poster printing, etc. If you own or work for a business that is interested in supplying a specific appreciation week (or a whole semester—or an entire school year!), please reach out to the Summitt Appreciation Team (

…and Appreciation Team Members

The Appreciation Team would like to thank Alisa Dean for her years of commitment to making the Team what it is today.  Her hard work, creativity, organization, and positive attitude will be missed. She has moved on to Middle School now, but her legacy for the program still lives on.  Thanks, Alisa! 

The Appreciation Team is looking for more team members!  We need people to plan fun themes for appreciation weeks, create posters, decorate, put together goody bags/baskets, and streamline the “process of appreciation.” Whether you’re someone who loves any excuse to look at Pinterest, a person who has an eye for decorating, or someone who can make processes more efficient, we would love to have you! Please reach out:

Need volunteers to update Summitt’s websiteWe need to update info on the Summitt website ( and need a few people to look through it and suggest the updates. We have a lot of pages with a wealth of info, but some of it is outdated. This is a good project to do over the summer. You do not need to know how to design or build a website. We will have people who can make those changes on the site if you let them know what is needed. For info, email