No School on Monday & Back to School Night – TONIGHT!

28 Aug
Back to School Night – TONIGHT!
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. 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 Special Areas teachers, purchase Birthday Book Club memberships, sign up to volunteer, and browse clubs and after school activities available to 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!  
Come volunteer at Back to 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.   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b45ada723aa8-back  
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 membership will last for the current school year. Go to Summitt’s Online store and purchase your membership today! https://summitteagles.org/store/
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. 
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 https://summitteagles.org/store. For more information about Eagle Family Sponsors, please contact Lisa Fischer at president@summitteagles.org.
The Farnsworth Family
The Roitberg Family
The Synatschk Family
The Lovin Family
The Carlson Family
The Fischer Family
The Meyers Family
The Winslow Family
The Kotwal Family
The Cohen Family
The Branch Family
The Scholtz Family
The Aldridge Family
The Hennesey Family
The Truly Family
The Block-Chifu Family  
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 www.summitteagles.org/store. Shirts purchased online will be sent home with your child.

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

Hello from Physical Education!
The Summitt Physical Education and Health team welcomes everyone back to another school year!  We have quite a few changes in the Summitt gym. The gym was painted blue over the Summer and there is now a beautiful “Summitt Strong” mural as well.  The kids have really enjoyed the new look in our space. Thank you to our amazing PTA and school community for their support! My name is Michelle Comsudi and I am the full-time PE teacher here at Summitt Elementary.  This is my 13th year as a Summitt Eagle and I’m looking forward to another fantastic school year!  Coach Stephen Woodward has a new home school but joins us here at Summitt every “A” day and Coach Cristina Rosales will be joining us every “C” day in the gym.   We concentrate on 2 skill units and 2 health units every 9-week session.  Our first skill unit will be throwing and catching and our first health unit is nutrition.  We also have many fun wellness events planned throughout the school year including Marathon Kids, Jingle Bell Jog, 5th Grade Volleyball Playday, CATCH Night and Olympic Field Day! Austin ISD PE and Health programs aim to inspire students to make healthy decisions, develop social skills and pursue lifelong physical fitness.  

Math Pentathlon Registration is now open!
Division 1 (K-1st): https://forms.gle/i4xbw2QkxWmCJHxa6
Division 2 (2nd-3rd): https://forms.gle/2zKz8tMaJA9BASkK7
Division 3 (4th-5th): https://forms.gle/svdTsYvLhFho1Rzw9
Please join us for a Math Pentathlon (MP) info session on Thursday, 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 www.mathpentath.org. No need to be a math whiz 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 mpsummitt@gmail.com for more info/to get involved.

Support Summitt with Amazon Smiles Help raise funds for Summitt buy simply using smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com (it is the exact same). Choose PTA Texas Congress 856 Summitt Elementary as your non-profit of choice and every purchase you make using smile.amazon.com moving forward will send a portion of the sale to our PTA. Amazon Smiles page: smile.amazon.com/ch/74-6085722  

BOX TOPS is going digital
Thank you to all families who have helped us raise money by collecting Box Tops for our school.  Soon, you’ll be able to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipt to earn money for Summitt Elementary.  You can watch the video here. Physical Box Top clips are being phased out of production, but will be accepted until expired. Please continue to clip, save, and submit Box Tops by October 25. More info here.  

Save the Date: Eagle Fest!
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.

Teacher Workroom Help Needed
If you have 10-15 minutes to spare, The Teacher Workroom could use some help next week. Teachers need help with copying, die cutting, and laminating. Hours are 7:10am-3:30pm. Come when you can!

  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 (appreciationdays@summitteagles.org).

  …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: appreciationdays@summitteagles.org.
Other Events:
Want to Become a Cub Scout? Join Us Thurs. Aug. 29 to Learn More.
Learn about Summitt’s Cub Scout Pack 90 for grades K thru 5th at Back to School Night on Wed, Aug 28th from 5:00-7:30pm. Also, come find out more at our recruitment event on Thursday August 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 pack90austin.org.
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 2028isgreat@gmail.com.
Yoga at Summitt
The Little Yoga House will offer of after school yoga for K-5th grades on Mondays. Registration and information is here.  You can also call to register 512-358-6190.    
Girls on the Run Program – In Need of Coaches:
After three years with Girls on the Run at Summitt, Coach Evette is hanging up her coach whistle.  For the program to continue at Summitt, it needs a head coach (and some assistant coaches)!  The head coach must be a woman, at least 21 years old, and be first aid and CPR certified.  You do not have to be runner to be a coach!  The fall season is set to start the week of September 16.  The time commitment for head coaches is about four hours per week with two practices a week for ten weeks, culminating in a 5K on December 7.  For more information on becoming a head coach or assistant coach, go to  https://www.gotraustin.org/coach  or email Tierney.Callahan@girlsontherun.org
The Fitness School
We are excited to bring The Fitness School to Summitt Elementary!  The Fitness School, AISD’s 2019-2020 Partner of the Year, is bringing it’s After-School Enrichment Program to Summitt! The program converts time after school into productive, health-promoting activity.  Based on the building blocks of fitness, we introduce all children regardless of age, competency level or current fitness level to a meaningful regime of fitness-building skills that will last a lifetime. Delivered on campus and after school with the assistance of interns from The University of Texas College of Education, Advanced Sciences, Kinesiology and Athletics Departments, The Fitness School provides our area kids a means to dissipate their restless energy and keep them active. This is our 4th year servicing Murchison Middle School and 3rd year at Hill Elementary and we couldn’t be any more excited to FINALLY be at Summitt for the upcoming year!   We start on Monday, August 26th with our program meeting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday based on the AISD District Calendar.  Students enrolling from Summitt will meet at Front Office at 3:00 p.m. and will be escorted outside by a Fit School employee for active play until class officially starts, 4:00 p.m.  At 5:15 p.m., Murchison/Hill students will be driven back to Murchison for pickup while our Summitt kids will be picked up on campus. Questions? Email:info@thefitnessschool.org or Call: 512-900-5758   Jason Williams, Founder of The Fitness School, will be in attendance at Back to School Night!  Please look for his table if you are interested in meeting him or would like to learn more about this great program we are bringing to Summitt!