Newsletter, Oct. 2, 2019

3 Oct

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Coming Soon!

Eagle Fest is Saturday, October 19th from 3-6 p.m. and we need your help! Each grade level is asked to donate items. See what your child’s grade has been assigned here. Click Here for more info

Eagle Fest is run by volunteer power. We need your help to make this event a success. Check the signup genius for volunteer options here:

Upcoming Library Events from Ms. Richey

October is absolutely one of my favorite months of the year!  I love the prospect of cooler temps, and the festive feel in the air.  There will be a number of fun and exciting things going on in the library this month, so mark your calendars now.

Tuesday, Oct. 22: Mother Goose LIVE for Pre-k-1st grades

Wednesday, Oct. 23: Molly Brooks, author of Sanity and Tallulah will visit 3rd and 4th grades, sponsored by BookPeople 

Monday, Oct. 28: Pumpkin Decorating Contest begins–more info coming next week!

  • Pumpkins due Monday the 28th.
  • Viewing and voting will be Tuesday and Wednesday.  
  • Winners will be announced on Halloween!

Book Swap:  Read anything good lately?  Or, maybe you’re looking for something to break your reading dry spell?  Come by the library where we’ve installed a new book and magazine swap station.  Located by the Eagles’ Nest, the Summitt Book Swap has books and magazines for kids and adults.  Feel free to come and grab an item or two to read –for yourself or your little one, or add to the collection.

Need a book? Take a book.

Got a book?  Leave a book.  


Fri, Oct. 4 – Principal Coffee

Mon, Oct. 7 – PTA General Meeting

Tue, Oct. 8 – Fireside Chat with Principal

Fri, Oct. 11 – District of Innovation Day – NO School

Mon, Oct. 14 – Student Holiday/Conferences – NO School

Sat, Oct. 19 – Eagle Fest

Sun, Oct. 20 – Campus Beautification Day

Fri, Oct. 25 – Community Skate Night

Click here to view more events

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Summitt News

This Week is Custodian Appreciation Week!

Day in and day out, they arrive early and stay late to make sure that Summitt is a great place to learn, teach, and work. The next time you see Veronica Garcia de Buentello, Jose Avila, and Cecilia Quintanilla on campus, let them know how much you appreciate them!!! 


Want to show your appreciation for Summitt’s staff, but don’t know how you’d thank them all? Here is how you can contribute to future Summitt Appreciation goody bags:

– Go to the Summitt online store to donate $5 or more at:

– Donate Cash/Check. Email us at to know how.

ore information to make this happen. Email questions to

Sign Your Child Up for the Birthday Book Club

Another great way to make your child’s birthday special or even your favorite teacher! Click here for info.

Summitt Spirit Day – every Friday!

And speaking of those shirts, thanks again to our PTA, every Summitt student received a free Summitt T-shirt this year. Show your Summitt spirit on Fridays by wearing your shirt!

PTA Membership News

Welcome to all our new members! We currently have 180 members – let’s try and make it to 200! All are welcome. Did you know that your child’s Summitt Spirit T-Shirt was brought to you by the PTA? Grab an application from the bulletin board in the Great Hall or go to Summitt’s online store and purchase your membership today!

Benefits of joining PTA

When you join PTA, our students benefit and so do you! Members get discounts on car rentals, tickets to 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.

PTA Bylaw Change

Summitt PTA is proposing a bylaw change allowing for two faculty representatives to sit on the PTA Board. This proposed bylaw change verbiage can be read here. The PTA will vote on this bylaw change at the October 7th General Meeting at 6 pm in the Summitt Library.

Eagle Fest Sponsors

Eagle Fest is supported by generous donations from many local businesses. The Eagle Fest Committee would like to thank the following businesses for their donations and/or support:

Apple’s Greatest Beginnings Daycare

Chaparral Ice



Fancy Fluff

Half Price Books

H-E-B Parmer-McNeil

H-E-B Parmer-MoPac

It’s a Grind Coffeehouse

Go! Games & Toys

Kona Ice

Milwood & Walnut Crossing Neighborhood Association


Teapioca Lounge

Terra Toys

Texan Market

Tiff’s Treats

Trader Joe’s 

Transform with Coach Neal



Eagle Family Sponsorships

Thank you to our Eagle Family Sponsors whose generous donations directly support our students at Summitt. This list continues to grow and we are grateful for each family’s generosity! Plus, 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 here. For more information about Eagle Family Sponsors, please contact Lisa Fischer at

The Domzalski Family 

The Hedges Family 

The Nguyen Family 

The Guitrau Family 

The Meurer Family 

The Reeve Family 

The Magrill Family 

The Karayanev Family 

The Dayton-Bryan Family

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

The Dayton-Bryan Family

The DeJuana Family

The Helms Family

The Hutchins Family

The Bachus Family

The Hargraves/Hernandez Family

The Benko Family

The Levine Family

The Metzger Family

The Chartier Family

The Marchbanks Family

The Brooks Family

The Hubka Family

The Klundt Family

The Peavler Family

The Figg Family

The Jordan Family

The Krejci Family

The Beck Family

The Roell Oshman Family

The Guzman Family

The Drury/Pokorny Family

The Riojas-Hall Family

The Thai-Lazaro Family

The Cederstrom Family

The Beavers Family

The Bledsoe Family

The Palafox Family

The Parker Family

The Domzalski Family

The Hedges Family 

Birthday Marquee

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

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. Here’s the link to our 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, 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.

Stay informed with Summitt

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

  • PTA newsletter – Sign up here to get the Summitt PTA’s weekly email on Wednesdays. This will have the latest information on upcoming events, Summitt news, and volunteer opportunities to support our school community.
  • Facebook – Like and follow our Page for updates, reminders, and 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.

Volunteer opportunities

Campus Advisory Council (CAC)

The CAC currently needs two more parent representatives to serve on our Campus Advisory Council.  This is another great way to remain connected to Summitt and our campus progress. If you are interested in serving on CAC, please email Principal Friede directly!

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!

Campus Beautification Day

Sunday, Oct. 20th starting at 9am. Please consider joining your Summitt Community for a few hours of campus beautification. Volunteers should bring sunscreen, water, garden tools and gloves. 

Community news

Parent Info Night at Lively Middle School

Lively Middle School invites the parents of all 5th and 6th grade elementary students to attend a Parent Information Night. We are offering two sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 8, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lively Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, November 12th  from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lively Cafeteria

Meet members of the Lively community and learn about the Magnet and Dual Language programs and application processes. Please share the attached flyer with your families and feel free to contact the Magnet Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Rodriguez at 512-841-4916 with any questions. Thank you!  Flyer here.

¡Saludos! Lively Middle School invita a los padres de todos los alumnos de 5º y 6º grado a asistir a una Noche de información para padres. Ofrecemos dos sesiones:

  • Martes 8 de octubre, de 6:00 a 7:00 p.m. en la animada cafetería
  • Martes 12 de noviembre de 6:00 a 7:00 p.m. en la animada cafetería

 Conozca a los miembros de la comunidad Lively y aprenda sobre los programas y procesos de aplicación Magnet y lenguaje dual. Comparta el folleto adjunto con sus familias y no dude en comunicarse con la Asistente Administrativa de Magnet, Jennifer Rodriguez al 512-841-4916 con cualquier pregunta. ¡Gracias!   Flyer here.

The Fitness School

We are excited to bring The Fitness School to Summitt Elementary! The Fitness School, AISD’s 2019-20 Partner of the Year, is bringing its 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 this year!

The program meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday based on the AISD District Calendar. Students enrolling from Summitt will meet at the office at 3:00 pm and will be escorted outside by a Fit School employee for active play until class officially starts, 4:00 pm. At 5:15 pm, Murchison/Hill students will be driven back to Murchison for pickup while our Summitt kids will be picked up on campus. Questions? Email or call 512-900-5758.

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.

Milwood Neighborhood Association’s Neighborhood-wide Garage Sale

Milwood Neighborhood Association’s neighborhood-wide garage sale will be Saturday, October 5. Mark your calendars to find some great stuff! Or sign-up your house to join the sale, clean your closets, and make some extra money. More information at