Newsletter, May 13, 2020

13 May
Due to a technical issue, last week’s edition of the PTA newsletter was not sent out. This week’s edition includes news from last week as well as this week.  
Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week
We hope that everyone was able to appreciate our classroom teachers, substitute teachers, special education teachers, Vietnamese program teachers, One World, PPCD, Life Skills, Res/Inclusion, speech, and special area (PE, art, music, technology) teachers for all the hard work they do. We are grateful to the Summitt teachers for keeping our students engaged and connected in this distance learning environment. Our teachers inspire our students to achieve their greatest potential, and their influence continues long after the students’ days are memories. It’s not too late to encourage your child to post on the Summitt Wall of Gratitude a special note or picture for our dedicated and inspiring teachers!

This week is School Health Team Appreciation 
AISD recognizes this week (May 11-15) as School Health Team Appreciation Week. From tending to cuts and bruises to caring for those with an upset stomach, Glenda Simmons does so much for the health and well-being of our Summitt campus. Let’s show Ms. Simmons our appreciation by posting on the Summitt Wall of Gratitude a special note or picture!

The Summitt Good News…Paper May 2020 Edition Student Survey
The editors and reporters of Summitt’s student newspaper are working on the last edition of the newspaper for this school year and have some questions for your students. Your student does not have to answer all of the questions. They can pick and choose the ones they are comfortable answering. Some questions pertain just to 5th graders – those are labeled as such. The turnaround is quick so please fill out the survey by this Friday, May 15!

2020-2021 Summitt T-Shirt Design Contest – Summitt Student Voting
Student voting for next year’s Summitt T-Shirt design is now underway. The six designs were the top designs selected by Summitt teachers and staff (in no particular order). Only Summitt students currently in Pre K-4th grade may vote. Please only one vote per student. This voting form will be open for Summitt students until May 18, 2020 11:59pm. First place (t-shirt) and second place (yearbook) will be announced on May 20. Please vote now! Close-up versions of each design can be found here.

PTA Board News
At the last PTA Meeting, the following were elected to our 2020-2021 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
Thank you to our outgoing PTA committee members for their hard work and dedication to our school, and welcome to our new Board Members!

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 ( 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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Counselors’ Corner
Mindful Monday Exercise for this week is belly breathing:

  Special Areas
We are excited to share a virtual experience of the Austin ISD Art Exhibit, a Zoom “Eagle Circuit” Workout and a pen tapping lesson on rhythm this week in Special Areas! Here is the link to our Special Area Newsletter, Week 8 Edition! Pretty excited to host an “Eagle Circuit” Zoom Workout for all ages next Thursday, May 14th at 11 am! Please feel free to join! The circuit is posted in the newsletter along with the Zoom link…Equipment is not necessary, jump rope optional and I’m sure there will be lots of laughs!

Library News from Mrs. Richey
Please read the Library Ledger for the week here.

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

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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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.

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.

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  *  

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:

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