Letter from Principal Standish
Summitt’s students, staff and parents completed their first week of the 2016-17 school year with only a few tears and an abundance of smiles. It was wonderful seeing our returning students and beginning to meet our new students. I hope that you and your students have been settling in to the school routine. Remember that it is very important that your student arrives to school on time. Tardies will begin this week. The district has instructed campuses to follow the school board absent and tardy policies. You can get it here. I look forward to Summitt’s continued high attendance rating.

As the excitement of the new school year continues, Summitt’s enrollment has reached 820 students. New students are still registering, and students who have moved are being dropped as we receive confirmation of their new school.

Please mark your calendar for Summitt’s Back to School night on Tuesday, Sept. 20. It is an evening for you to hear from your student’s teacher about classroom policies and procedures as well as have an opportunity to ask questions. Thank you in advance for making plans for your students to remain at home since it is an evening for you.

Thank you for your support of Summitt’s teachers and students as we move toward increased excellence.

Dedra Standish
PTA meeting on Sept. 12
Join us for the first PTA general meeting on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be about what the PTA does and how you can become involved.

Student Code of Conduct
The 2016-2017 Student Code of Conduct has been posted online in English and Spanish. The Code will not be printed this year.  https://www.austinisd.org/parent-information/conduct-code

Summitt Family Night at Jason’s Deli
Our first Summitt Family Night will be on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5-10 p.m. at Jason’s Deli, 10225 Research Blvd. Family Nights are a great opportunity to catch up with other Summitt families and support a great cause. Come by, tell them you’re with Summitt and Jason’s Deli will donate 15 percent of the sale to Summitt PTA. This applies to To-go orders, too. If you’re planning to attend or even thinking about it, you can sign up so Jason’s Deli will know what kind of crowd to expect: http://www.groupraise.com/events/13097

Back to School Night
Back to School Night will be on Tuesday, Sept. 20. It will be from 6-6:45 p.m. for PreK-2; Grades 3-5 begins at 6:45 p.m.

Office Depot fundraising opportunity
In support of schools, Office Depot has to put together a 5% fundraiser to qualifying schools to help you raise funds for the school this coming year. Every time you purchase items at Office Depot, just tell them this code: 70094597 and five percent of the qualified purchases will go to Summitt! Don’t remember the ID number? That’s OK, just tell them to look up Summitt and the school will get the credit. Anyone can use this code, so please spread the word. More info is here.

Girl Scouts at Summitt
Is your daughter interested in learning about Girl Scouts? Girl Scouts are open to girls in Kindergarten through grade 12. Come to our information session on Thursday evening September 1 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Covenant United Methodist Church (4410 Duval Rd). If you have questions, contact us at [email protected].

Cub Scouts at Summitt
Is your son in first- through fifth- grade and interested in camping and hiking outdoors, pinewood derbies, and doing fun activities? If so, please attend our Cub Scout Rally Night on Thursday, September 8th from 6:30pm to 7:45pm at the Summitt Elementary Cafeteria. If you have any questions, contact us at (NEW EMAIL)  [email protected]

Marker Recycling in the Library
Students of Summit Elementary, please recycle your dried out markers (any color, any brand) in the plastic marker recycle can in the library. Your markers help the brand Crayola make more colorful markers for you and other kids. When you have used markers put them in a ziploc bag and bring them to school. Ask your teacher if you can go to the library and drop them off.  Thanks – Girl Scout Troop 1446, 5th Grade

Join the PTA
Did you know that you are helping just by joining the PTA? Part of your membership fee goes to help our Summitt Teachers and students.  Pick up a membership form in the Great Hall at the Community Information Table. Fill it out and turn it with your membership fee at the office. All adults are welcome! Questions? Contact Editt Law at [email protected]

Become an Eagle Family Sponsor
Have you seen the PTA board in the Great Hall with names of almost 30 Summitt families who are Eagle Sponsors? Join them on the wall!  The Summitt PTA invites your family to become an “Eagle Family” Sponsor by donating $100 (tax deductible!) to help underwrite our PTA fundraising programs. Eagle Families will receive sponsorship recognition at both Eagle Fest & Spring Fling and receive an exclusive Eagle Family Sponsor tote bag. You can become a sponsor at this link: https://summitteagles.org/store/




Young Rembrandts sign up
Young Rembrandts will have art classes at Summitt beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14. Experience the colorful magic of fall with Young Rembrandts. Kick off the season with a graphic iguana, a Minecraft-inspired pixel block character and an architectural drawing of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Later, students immerse themselves in the season by drawing a detailed scarecrow and a challenging patterned bat. What are you waiting for? Check out the flyer.  Enroll today!

NWAYBA Basketball Season – Registration opens 9/1!
Calling all youth basketball players. Northwest Austin Youth Basketball Association (NWAYBA) registration opens September 1 and spaces will fill up fast. NWAYBA is open to boys and girls of all skill levels from first grade through high school. We are actively looking for 1st and 2nd graders. Skills will be taught and game experience is fun! ALL-GIRLS teams are available for grades 1-2, 3-4, and 5-7. Girls receive special headbands for play. Check the NWAYBA website for more information

Anderson Spirit Fest
All students in schools that feed into the Anderson Vertical Team (that includes Summitt) are invited to the annual Spirit Fest on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 4-7 p.m. There will be booths, food and games.