Newsletter, April 30, 2020

30 Apr
SUMMITT NEWS
School will not reopen for the remainder of the school year, but we will continue to send out information here and on our Facebook page. You can also read more information about Summitt happenings in Principal Greco’s newsletter here.

Congratulations to Principal Greco!
Summitt PTA congratulates Ms. Ariel Greco on her appointment to be Summitt’s new permanent Principal! We are thrilled to have her join the Eagle Family on a permanent basis. Please see the links below for a letter from AISD regarding her appointment:  Vietnamese English Español

Counselors’ Corner
Mindful Monday
Click here for this week’s Mindful Monday Exercise, which focuses on “Taking 5” or “Roller Coaster Breathing.”

Resource Guide
AISD has provided a list of COVID-19 resources detailing available support for families, including information on food and housing assistance, as well as mental health. Please reach out to the Summitt Counselors if additional supports are needed during this time. Austin ISD COVID-19 Related Resources for Caregivers

AISD Meal Service
Anderson High School is now listed as a Curbside Meal Site. Below please find the the information families will need.

Meals During Closures | Austin ISD
Families may call the Family Support line at 512-414-9187; support is available weekdays from 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Las familias pueden llamar a la linea de apoyo familiar al (512) 414-9187; El soporte está disponible de lunes a viernes de 7 a.m. a 5 p.m.

Who Qualifies:
Any child under the age of 19 may receive one breakfast and one lunch meal daily, Monday-Thursday, with Fridays as the weekend meal distribution day. Meals will be available for children only. AISD will serve meals to students over the age of 19 who are utilizing special education resources.

Picking Up Meals When a Child Is Not Present:
Meals may be provided to parents or caregivers, even when the child is not present, provided they have one of the following forms of documentation at the point of meal service. The documentation can come from a non-AISD school as well. Official letter/email from school that shows children as enrolled Individual student report cards Attendance record from Parent Portal of school website Birth certificate for children not in school Student ID cards If the parent does not have documentation, the child must be present to receive a meal.

To maintain a safe physical distance, at curbside sites, parents will tape the documentation to their car window or dash so staff may review through the glass. At bus stops sites, parents will place the documentation on the table for staff to review.

School Leadership Appreciation Week
Help Summitt celebrate Principal Ariel Greco, Assistant Principal Celines Gauthier, and Assistant Principal David Foyt this week, April 27 – May 1. We appreciate their leadership, guidance, and support of the Summitt community. They work hard every day to lead and unite staff, students, and families so students can learn and grow in a positive environment. We can’t thank them in person, but students and families can send Ms. Greco, Dr. Gauthier, and Mr. Foyt a thank you email or post on the Summitt Wall of Gratitude a special note or picture for our wonderful leadership team!

Library News from Mrs. Richey
Please read this week’s Library Ledger by clicking here.

From our Technology Team
Please visit the Summitt Computer Lab here for Learning Resources, Internet Safety Tips, and more. 

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

ính 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 amandakgreene@yahoo.com. 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 president@summitteagles.org and we’ll see if we can work out a way to promote your business to our community.

1st Day School Supplies 
We will once again offer pre-packaged school supplies with the exact brands and quantities from our teachers’ list.  This year’s offerings include Vera Bradley, JanSport, and Under Armour backpacks, lunch boxes and water bottles! So this year, you can skip back-to-school shopping at retailers and shop online with confidence knowing you are getting the exact supplies your teacher requested. You can view the Summitt Store, and place your order, HERE.  The deadline to order school supplies is July 1, 2020.
PLEASE Register Your Child Today for the 2020-21 School Year

Returning & New Student Registration is now open. Please, please register as soon as possible to help prevent beginning of the year and mid-year staffing changes and allow Summitt to get the most resources possible! Visit the Austin ISD Parent Cloud (https://my.austinisd.org) to register your child for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Even if you are unsure of your next year options, you can still register and if something changes your child will simply be automatically dropped after they are “no shows” in August. This allows for our school to secure our teachers for the next year and it is always better to over plan than under! Thank you!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Register Now to Attend Summitt PTA’s Virtual May General Meeting
Please register now to join us for the May PTA General Meeting, being held virtually on the Zoom platform. We will conduct elections for the 2020-21 Officers and vote on the 2020-21 Budget. 

Where: Online via Zoom (register now here and we will email the zoom link 30 minutes prior to the meeting)
When: Monday, May 4, 6-7pm We will follow TXPTA guidelines on conducting a virtual meeting and therefore will require all attendees to register ahead of time here.

  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.



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COMMUNITY NEWS
Coding for Kids
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 here.

Summer Camp at iKids University – Enrolling Now 
Kids ages 4-8 years enjoy weekly themes including Ocean Adventure (June 15), Dinotunes Discovery (June 22), Safari Expedition (July 6), and Kid-Style Cooking (July 13). Each morning from 9:00 – 12:00 PM kids participate in academic enrichment, fine arts, STEM activities, and recreation. iKids Camp is conveniently located at 5206 Balcones Dr. Austin, Texas 78731, 512-265-7733  *  www.ikidsu.com  

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 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: bbtxt.org/2VtNtri

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 accepting applicants from high school seniors through May 1, 2020. Learn more here.
Thank you to our generous business sponsors who help to support our school!