Newsletter, April 8, 2020

8 Apr

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

Virtual Spirit Week!
Did you see our awesome Summitt Pride on display in our Summitt Parade Video? Click HERE to see our wonderful teachers and staff! Our Virtual Spirit Days will continue for the rest of the week. 

  • Weds, April 8: Sports Team Day- Wear your favorite team gear and do something active!
  • Thur, April 9: Superhero Day- Dress as a Superhero and do an act of kindness!
  • Fri, April 10: School Spirit Day-  Wear your Summitt T-shirt!

Share your pictures and see your friends’ pictures by clicking here.

Counselors’ Corner
Mindful Monday Exercise for the week of 04/06
Loving-kindness meditation:  For one minute, repeat ‘May I be happy, may I be well, may I be filled with kindness and peace.’ You can substitute “you” for “I” and think of someone you know and like, or just send love to all people.

Resource Guide:
AISD 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 next week!
School Librarian Appreciation Week is April 13-17. 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
Have you checked out our 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). Also, please read my Library Ledger for the week of April 6.

Summitt Families in Need
Summitt Families: Our world has changed in just a few short weeks. For many of us, this means working from home while trying to keep our children educated and entertained. But for some families, the situation is much worse, and they find themselves struggling to afford groceries. PTA and Summitt are unable to fundraise for this, but parents are able to fill this need for our community. If you would like to help provide HEB cards to some of our families who have lost access to food, OR if your family needs help accessing food, please contact Amanda Greene at

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 .

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.

PLEASE Register Your Child Today for the 2020-2021 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 ( 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!

Click for the Step by Step Flyer

We’ve had to cancel or postpone a few 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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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

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. 
Thank you to our generous business sponsors who help to support our school!