Newsletter, April 15, 2020

15 Apr

All AISD campuses are closed indefinitely. This week began Distance Learning for our Summitt kiddos. We are proud of you, Eagles! 

 Counselors’ Corner
Mindful Monday Exercise for the week of 04/15:  This week’s Mindful Exercise focuses on Tense and Release Muscle Relaxation. 

Resource Guide:
ASID has updated their resource guide for helping children through these times.  This resource guide provides information with updates regarding some of our more frequently used community resources in the face of COVID-19. Austin ISD COVID-19 Resource Guide

School Librarian Appreciation Week is this week!
School Librarian Appreciation Week is April 13-17, 2020. Please remember our librarian, the fabulous Ms. Richey, and the crucial support she provides to our students! Although we can’t thank her in person, students and families can send Ms. Richey a thank you email or post on the Summitt Wall of Gratitude a special note or picture for our Book Wizard (aka Ms Richey).

Library News from Mrs. Richey
Wednesday is the LAST day to order from the ONLINE Book Fair!  CLICK HERE to view our Book Fair home page. You can order books from the comfort of your home and have them mailed straight to your house (free for orders over $25).
Please read this week’s Library Ledger here:

The Summitt Good News…paper, Special Quarantine Edition April 2020
The Summitt newspaper team has released a special quarantine edition of Summitt’s very own student newspaper. This is a great way to learn more about the programming our school provides in the various grade levels from our very own students and to share some good news with our families. Click Here to Read.

Summitt Families in Need
Summitt Families:  If you find yourself struggling to afford groceries during this time, please contact Amanda Greene at The Summitt community has HEB gift cards and food boxes available to help. 

Kính thưa gia đình phụ huynh học sinh Summitt-Thế giới của chúng ta đã thay đổi rất nhanh trong thời gian vừa qua. Chúng ta giờ phải làm việc ở nhà và còn phải cố gắng dạy dỗ con cái học hành cũng như chuyện trò với các em. Tình trạng hiện giờ rất là khó khăn cho nhiều gia đình, họ không thể mua thức ăn cho gia đình . Hội phụ huynh học sinh và trường Summitt không thể gây quỹ để giúp, nhưng phụ huynh có thể đóng góp để giúp cho cộng đồng . Nếu quý vị muốn đóng góp đê mua thẻ mua thức ăn HEB để giúp các gia đình gặp khó khăn này, OR nếu phụ huynh cần giúp đỡ cung cấp thức ăn, xin liên lac cô Amanda Greene tại Có thể viết tiếng Việt. Sẽ có thông dịch.

Supporting our Summitt Businesses and Restaurants

Do you own or operate a restaurant in Austin that could use a little love during this time of social distancing? If so, email and we’ll see if we can work out a way to promote your business to our community.

We’ve had to change the look of most of our upcoming events.  Please check here for updates regarding each event as some may become virtual.

Sat, Apr 25 – Spring Fling will be postponed


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1st Day School Supplies
It may seem hard to think about school supply shopping for next year, but the time has come. We will once again offer pre-packaged school supplies with the exact brands and quantities from our teachers’ list.You can view the Summitt Store, and place your order, HERE

Summitt 2020-2021 PTA Board Nomination
The Summitt PTA Nomination Committee nominates the following individuals for the 2020-21 PTA Executive Board: President: Sarah Romo de Vivar      Vice President 1 (Fundraising) – Becca Beck       Vice President 2 (Programs) – Monique Senseman     Treasurer: Eli Erickson Secretary: Sarah Allen A vote will be taken to approve these nominations at our next PTA general meeting in May.  All members are invited to attend and vote. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at that time if there is any other interested party.

 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 Greco also sends an email out monthly from Summitt Elementary School. While some items will duplicate a majority will not, so please read both.
Coding for Kids
NEW CODING SUBJECTS & Temporary deep discount. Coding with Kids is offering all new camps, classes and workshops starting next week that are for students ages 5-18 to provide live online educational options through the end of the school year.  We are launching a number of new programs starting April 20. We have new courses for all ages, including intro to Java, C#, advanced Minecraft Modding, computer skills for 5-7y/o and more. Learn more and request the discount link here  

Austin ISD Information about COVID-19
You can check Austin ISD’s announcements page for the latest communications regarding COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus). Wondering how to discuss COVID-19 with your child(ren)? Here are a couple of kid-appropriate resources: NPR and BrainPop

Feeling Overwhelmed?
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed by COVID-19, help is available! Speak with a mental health professional 24/7. #833-986-1919 link:

2020 Census
Have you filled out the 2020 Census yet?  You can do it online in less than 10 minutes! By filling out the 2020 Census, you can know that you’re doing your part to ensure that billions of federal dollars flow to where resources are most needed to help our communities. It also ensures that our communities receive sufficient representation.

Austin ISD to Provide Meals During School Cancellations
Austin ISD Food Services will prepare and provide meals for children under the age of 19 and their parents or caregivers at more than 70 locations while school is closed due to COVID-19 precautions. AISD is working in collaboration with the Texas Department of Agriculture. More information and locations can be found here:

The Summitt Elementary Alumni Scholarship
The Summitt Elementary Alumni Scholarship is now accepting applicants from high school seniors through May 1, 2020. Learn more here.

Spring Grant program
The Spring Grant program will be postponed until a later date when the applications can be accessed and reviewed in person.