Newsletter, Aug. 21, 2019

22 Aug
Back to School Night – Wed. Aug. 28th, 5:00-7:30pm
Parents and guardians are invited up to the school for Back to School Night.  Please note this is an “adult only” presentation to help ensure focus and minimal distractions for all who attend so book your family members/sitters now. Please do not leave children on the playground during the evening, as this area will not be supervised.  At Back to School Night, you will be able to talk to your child’s teacher, Special Areas teachers, purchase Birthday Book Club & PTA memberships, sign up to volunteer, become an Eagle Family Sponsor, browse clubs/after school activities available to students, and more.  
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 PTA, Watch D.O.G.S., Girl and Boy Scouts, Birthday Book Club, Math Pentathlon, the Koblenz program, and more!
For the Facebook Event Link. Good place to ask for babysitter suggestions, etc.  

Come Volunteer at School Night
The Summitt PTA could use your help to make this event a smooth success.  Click this LINK to view the opportunities and sign up.  

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.

Join the PTA!

The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to 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 $10 membership will last for the current school year and is per individual, not family. Go to Summitt’s Online store and purchase your membership today in only takes a minute!

Mark Your Calendar for the first PTA General Meeting is on Mon. Sept. 9th from 6-7pm in Summitt’s Library. Please join us for the first PTA General Meeting of the school year. Meet your fellow Summitt parents, learn about our organization, and find out ways you can help your school. Complimentary child watch will be provided by members of 6th Grade Girl Scout Troop 40. 

Summitt T-Shirts
This year, every student will receive a free Summitt T-Shirt! Parents & Guardians, please make sure you tell your student’s teacher the correct size for your student.
Adult size t-shirts (and extra youth t-shirts) can be purchased online at Shirts purchased online will be sent home with your child.

Eagle Family Sponsorships
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 Lisa Fischer at

Birthday Marquee
Does your student want to see their name in lights during their birthday week? Sign up online at for the Birthday Marquee for only $10 per student.

Math Pentathlon
Please join us for a Math Pentathlon (MP) info session on Thurs., Sept. 5 from 5pm – 6pm in the Summitt library!
For more info about this engaging program, check out our booth at Back to School Night and Registration is scheduled to open on Aug. 28. Join our mailing list to receive the registration link or check the Summitt website. No need to be a math wiz to participate! Math Pentathlon benefits a wide spectrum of students and is open to all Summitt families.  Let’s meet up and play some games! Email for more info/to get involved.

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 info, 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.
Now Hiring Afternoon Crossing Guards
Summitt is looking for afternoon crossing guards from 2:30 – 3:30pm.  Please call Beatrice Bailey at 512-289-7451 for more info. It is $15 per hour for 2.5 hours per day.

Info on Reduced/Free Meals
Sign-up Today for Reduced / Free Meals to see if you qualify for the savings. The savings are based on income level and household numbers. The quickest way to sign-up is online through simply go on and enter your income, household details and your student(s) info. You will need your child’s Student ID which can be found on past report cards or by calling Summitt’s office at 512-414-4484. You can also complete the paperwork that went home, though please note it is a slower process.

Is Your Student(s) Eating in the Cafeteria?
You or your child can bring in cash/check and provide to your child’s teacher or directly to the cafeteria. For a processing fee you can also use your CC/Debit to place money on your child’s account by going to or the School Cafe app. You can also see the menu for Summitt on this website/app.

Add Summitt’s Google Calendar Items to your Calendar by Clicking Here

Save the Date: Eagle Fest – Sat. Oct. 19

Our annual fall carnival event, Eagle Fest, will be on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3-6 pm. There will be fun games, yummy foods, and the ever-popular 5th grade Haunted House! Tickets will go on sale September 30.
District of Innovation Days = No School for Students:
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. For Summitt and Murchison, there will be No School on: September 23, October 11, January 7, & February 14. For Anderson, there will be No School on:  October 11, January 7, & February 14.
For the AISD Anderson Vertical Team Calendar English & Spanish

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. In the meantime, please continue to clip and submit any physical BOX TOPS as they will all be accepted until the expiration date.  Please submit your Box Tops by October 25 for the fall submission. 

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 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:

Other Community Events

Want to Become a Cub Scout? Join Us Thurs. Aug. 29 to Learn More.
Learn about Summitt’s Cub Scout Pack 90 at Back to School Night on August 28th from 5:00-7:30pm. Also, come find out more at our recruitment event on Thurs. Aug. 29th from 5:30-6:30pm and stay for our first Pack Meeting of the year from 6:30-7:30pm. For more information, visit us at

Girl Scout Singing Sundae Event – Sun. Aug. 25
Existing & future Girl Scouts are invited to a free event with songs, sisterhood & ice cream. Bronze, Silver & Gold Award projects will be on display. Service Unit experts will be available to answer questions and share 2019-2020 activities/programs. Please Join Us! Registration is Open.
Singing Sundae & Award Showcase
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM
St. Matthew’s Huffman Hall, 8134 Mesa Dr 78731
Free (sponsored by Bluebonnet Circle Service Unit & HEB Far West)
RSVP by Aug 22:      Click for Registration & Details
 *Vegan ice cream and allergy-friendly toppings available. Contact:, 512-461-8424.

4th Grade Jr Girl Scout Playdate – Thurs. Aug. 29
Any 4th Grade Summitt Girl is welcome to join in this playdate at Balcones Park on Thurs, Aug. 29 from 6:30-7:30pm by the playground. For more info email Heather Roell. Hosted by Junior Troop 2028.
Are you interested in becoming a Girl Scout? Come find out more! Learn the Girl Scout Promise, Girl Scout Law, and play with other 4th Grade Junior Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts is the best leadership experience for girls in the world, created specifically with and for girls. New scouts are being enrolled now. For questions or more information, please email