Newsletter, May 7, 2020

7 May
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.

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please remember 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. Please encourage your child to post on the Summitt Wall of Gratitude a special note or picture for our dedicated and inspiring teachers!  

PTA Board News At Monday’s 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
A Big Thank you to our outgoing PTA committee members for their hard work and dedication to our school, and welcome to our new Board Members!  

Teaching/Online Lessons

Counselors’ Corner:
Mindful Monday Exercise for this week  This week’s Mindful Monday is a heartbeat exercise.  This would make an excellent and easy activity for a brain break this week!

Special Areas
Please check out the Special Area Newsletter for Week 7 here!

Library News from Mrs. Richey

Don’t miss this week’s Library Ledger  

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

1st Day School Supplies Available to Order Now
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.

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 .

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.
Click Here for all the info you will need.

Meals During Closures | Austin ISD

En Español 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 (see below).

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.

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.
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.