Newsletter, May 20, 2020

20 May
SAVE THE DATE: END OF YEAR PARADE, THURSDAY MAY 28 at 9am – more details to come soon!
SUMMITT NEWS
Friendship and Family Fence
As we count down the days to summer, Summitt friends and families are invited to tie a ribbon or bow to the fence along Adelphi starting, Wednesday, May 20, in honor of our beloved school, staff, teachers, friends, and families.  This will be our friendship fence filled with hugs big and small that we cannot currently share with one another. 

Summitt T-Shirt Winner and Summitt Yearbook Winners! Congratulations to Chloe F. for winning the Summitt t-shirt design contest. Chloe’s design will be incorporated into the 2020-2021 Summitt t-shirt!

And congratulations to Mila O. for a strong second place finish. Mila’s design will be incorporated into the Summitt’s 2020-2021 yearbook.

Thank you to all of the Summitt 4th graders who submitted designs this year. And thank you to all of the Summitt students who voted!  

Summitt Alumni Scholarship Recipients
The Summitt PTA wishes to congratulate Morgan McMains and William Tran, the co-recipients of this year’s Summitt Alumni Scholarship. Both Morgan and William will receive a $300 scholarship to be used towards their post-highschool education. Thank you to all of our applicants. This year, all applicants were outstanding and we wish all of Summitt’s graduating seniors success in their future endeavors!
DEPARTMENT NEWS &  SPECIAL AREAS
Counselors’ Corner
This week’s Mindful Monday was a breathing activity called Just One Breath.

  Student Leadership Google Form Application for incoming 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders
Calling all incoming 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who are interested in taking a leadership role for next year.  Please go to this google form and apply.  3rd grade will be leading assembly and taking care of the flags. 4th grade has the opportunity to lead No Place for Hate. 5th grade can apply for Safety Patrol, as well as either PALS or Office Helpers if interested.  Please apply HERE before June 1.

Special Areas
LIVE “Eagle Circuit” workout!
Did you join Coaches Comsudi and Woodward last week for the Eagle Circuit?  Join us for another one!  You will need some space to move as well as a soft floor spot…but equipment is NOT necessary. A jump rope is optional!   Topic: Eagle Circuit Time: May 21, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)  
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87245553479?pwd=dnVKU0ljWVNQcm9zRy9tUFB2MDNkdz09  
Meeting ID: 872 4555 3479 Password: 2TNK7Z

Library News from Mrs. Richey
This week’s ledger can be found HERE

Also don’t forget about:
Thursday’s Book Bites at 12noon; Password: 007263
Friday’s First Chapter at 1:30pm; Password: 022340 

From our Technology Team
AISD is still in the process of delivering 6000 Chromebooks to our students in grades 3rd and up. If you have requested a device and not heard from AISD you can contact Mrs. Neill: barbara.neill@austinisd.org. If you did not request a device, you still have time to request one. I will submit the request and you will be able to pick up a Chromebook at Anderson High School within 24 hours. Please fill out this form so I can help you get a device before summer.

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.



FULL CALENDAR

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PLEASE Register Your Child Today for the 2020-21 School Year
New and Returning Students need to register ASAP


EVEN if you are just UNSURE…. 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.

If you are unsure of your next year options and things change your child will simply be automatically dropped after they are “no shows” in August. No action is required by you. 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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COMMUNITY NEWS
Summitt Families in Need
Summitt Families:  If you find yourself struggling to afford groceries over the summer break, here are two options. 1. Contact Amanda Greene at amandakgreene@yahoo.com or Laura Thomson at laurasthomson@yahoo.com . The Summitt community has HEB gift cards available to help. 2. Please dial 211 to hear local resources, including food distribution events.   AISD Food Services is hosting 2 more emergency distribution events:   
Thursday, May 21 Del Valle High School 5201 Ross Road, Del Valle 1pm-4pm  
Thursday, May 28 Toney Burger Stadium 3200 Jones Road 9am-12pm

Please note all food distribution sites are closed on Memorial Day, Monday May 25. So to provide food for the long weekend, children and caregivers will receive two breakfast and two lunch meals on Thurs, May 21 and Fri, May 22. We recommend families bring bags to get their food home safely.

Other Food Resources:
1) The North Austin YMCA is offering free 20-lb Boxes of Fruits & Vegetables: Free fresh produce beginning Tuesday, May 19, at the North Austin and East Communities YMCAs. Area residents can receive 20-pound boxes of fruits and vegetables via touchless drive-through or walk-up. The weekly program will run each Tuesday through August. Distribution at the North Austin YMCA (1000 W. Rundberg Ln.) is on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and will continue on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Drivers are asked to enter the parking lot from Mearns Meadow Drive.
2) Anderson HS continues to be an AISD curbsite meal pickup Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 pm.  On Fridays, families may receive six meals per child under the age of 19 (a breakfast and a lunch for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).  
3) As of May 19th, Parents/Caregivers will also be provided meals. See details on the AISD website (https://www.austinisd.org/covid19/meals).

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 amandakgreene@yahoo.com. Có thể viết tiếng Việt. Sẽ có thông dịch .

  1st Day School Supplies CONTEST!
There is still time to buy pre-packaged school supplies with the exact brands and quantities from our teachers’ list. THIS WEEK is the 50 Kit Challenge:  If Summitt sells 50 kits from now through Sunday, our school’s name will go into a drawing for a $2,500 Germ Fighting Kit to include Purell, Clorox, Kleenex and more!  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. 

  Superintendent Search Survey
Austin ISD is seeking candid feedback on the desired attributes, characteristics and traits the community would like to see in the district’s next superintendent. The goal is to identify these qualities as the executive firm leading the search begins to develop the job profile. https://www.austinisd.org/announcements/2020/04/30/austin-isd-seeks-input-qualities-next-superintendent

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

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