Letter from Superintendent Paul Cruz
Austin ISD has issued a letter regarding about the recent bombings in town. Get it in English and Spanish.

Spring and classroom pictures on Friday
Spring and classroom group pictures will be taken on Friday, March 23. The classroom group photo flyer will need to be returned with payment ($15) on picture day.

The spring picture just needs to have the form returned with the style selected. These packets will be printed and shipped in approximately 3-4 weeks after picture day. Parents will then have the opportunity to purchase from the package and customize their purchase to meet their needs. There is no obligation to purchase and any unselected prints need to be returned to the school.

Support Summitt PTA through Amazon
Summitt PTA has set up an AmazonSmile account. The next time you are placing an order on Amazon, please use this link and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Summitt PTA – https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-6085722. You can support the Summitt PTA every time you shop on Amazon. **Until March 31, Amazon will triple their donation rate on your first eligible Amazon Smile purchase.

PTA Open Positions
The Summitt PTA Nomination Committee nominates the following individuals for the 2018-19 PTA Executive Board:

President: Lisa Fischer
Vice President 1 – Fundraising: Lacey Lake
Vice President 2 – Services: Heather Roell
Treasurer: Kate Carlson
Secretary: Editt Law

A vote will be taken to approve these nominations on April 2, 2018 during the PTA general meeting at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Open PTA committee positions

Many hands make for a lighter load! We need you to help us make Summitt the best place for our students. Many of these positions are ideal for those who work during the day because it mostly involves emails, and almost all only require your help for a couple of months during the school year. We are looking for volunteers for the following open PTA committee positions:

o   T-shirt – pick out style and order shirts for the upcoming year; most work is in the summer
o   Spring Fling co-chair – help coordinate spring fundraiser; some work in the fall, most in the spring
o   Spring Fling Committee Member – be part of the team that helps plan Spring Fling; most work in the spring
o   Yearbook – gather and create yearbook; most work in the spring
o   Family Sponsors – get families to donate to Summitt; most work in the fall
o   Birthday Marquee – get donations to post birthdays on the Marquee; most work in the fall
o   Family Nights – plan monthly family nights; does not have to be at event; most work in the summer/early fall
o   Workroom – help and coordinate volunteers to make copies, laminate, etc. in the teacher workroom

If you are able and willing to help, email our PTA president Nicole Erickson at [email protected]. Not sure which position will match your schedule or interests? Email anyway! We will happily help you find a role that fits your abilities and availability.

Incoming Kinder News
Kindergarten Round-Up
Kindergarten Round-Up will be offered at 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, at all elementary schools in the Austin Independent School District. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2018, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten in AISD. At Kindergarten Round-up, parents will receive information about the Austin School  District’s full-day kindergarten program, including curriculum, daily schedules, attendance requirements, the school year calendar, how to help a child prepare for school and information specific to the individual campus. Online registration is open now.

Summitt Incoming Kinder Facebook Group
Do you have an incoming Kindergartener or Pre-K student? If so, we have a Facebook group to help communicate information, coordinate activities, ask questions, make recommendations, etc. We will also continue to communicate events through this newsletter and on other social media platforms.  2018-2019 Incoming Summitt Eagles – https://m.facebook.com/groups/209962862896398

Kinder Round-up snack sign up
A breakfast snack will be provided for the incoming students and the adults who will be accompanying them to Kindergarten Round Up. Help Summitt welcome our new students by contributing an item. Please bring your contribution to school by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a8ae2aabf49-kindergarten

Lost and Found
Please take a look in the lost and found for your student’s possessions, it is full of coats, clothing, backpacks, lunch boxes and water bottles. The lost and found is located to the right of the front doors, in the music hallway, after you enter the building. All items not claimed by Thursday, March 29, 2018 will be donated.


Got the time?
This section features volunteer opportunities with specific time estimates. Check here each week to see what’s needed. That way, if you “got the time,” you can help out regularly for 5 to 15 minutes, or for a couple hours on a one-time project.

  • If you have an hour or two (or more!) this Friday, March 23, please consider helping out with spring picture day at Summitt. Volunteers might assist the photographer with getting classes in size or alphabetical order. They may also run ahead to give classes a heads up before their turn for pictures. If you’re able to help, please let Shana in the front office know.

  • If you can spare 15 minutes after the 7:45 am bell, please stay to open the door for late students.


Spring Fling news
Spring Fling Tickets Coming Soon!
This year’s 2018 Spring Fling is right around the corner! Save the date and plan to join us on Saturday, May 5 at the Norris Conference Center for this adult-only fundraiser supporting technology instruction at Summitt. Tickets will go on sale in April.

Volunteer to help at Spring Fling
We need volunteers!  If you are interested in event planning, soliciting donations or marketing, please contact [email protected].

Yearbook orders due soon
If you need to order a yearbook for $25, you can do it online at https://inter-state.com/YearbookEntry/21991d

We do not need any more pictures for the yearbook. Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures.

Multicultural Night in April
Summitt’s 2018 Multicultural Night will be on Friday, April 27th from 6-7:30pm. It will be a night to celebrate the diverse cultures of Summitt. If you’re interested in volunteering or hosting a cultural table, you may sign up here at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKDTfkdrolBUi5txwbDP4bxEuAcmvYI9UhDh_6vGUyCP-ngQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

AISD and Community Events

Young Rembrandts Cartooning
There’s no better way to get a jump on spring than with a fun Young Rembrandts cartooning class. Your student will draw and animate many dynamic cartoons, including anime characters, floral-inspired personas, and animals participating in humorous hobbies. For more info or to enroll, visit www.youngrembrandts.com/austinwest/view-classes-enroll.

Cheer Camp
Anderson Cheerleading and Mascot Summer Camp 2018 – Learn cheers, dance routines, drum-line dances, stunts, and the Trojan fight song routine, all specifically choreographed by age level. Craft projects and snacks provided too! Register online now – http://www.trojancheer.org/cheer-camp-1/2018

When: JUNE 25 – 28 (note earlier dates this year!)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Where: Anderson Gym (now with working AC!)
Who: Kinder – 8th (grade level as of Fall 2019)
Cost: $235

Belles Camp
The Anderson Trojan Belles Summer Dance Camp will be the week of June 18. Please contact Angie Doucet at [email protected] with any questions. REGISTER NOW

School boundary maps
AISD has a website that allows families to see exactly what apartments, duplexes, streets, etc are in each school attendance area. If you want to know if a certain apartment complex or house on a certain street is in Summitt’s school zone, there is a website that will help. Go to http://mobilityblueprint.net/, click on Go to Map, and you can either register or just sign in as a guest by putting in your Zip Code. From there, you can enter in an address or school to find out the schools in that area.

Project Graduation Rummage Sale
Project Graduation at Anderson High School will be holding a Rummage Sale on March 24 from 9am-noon in the  Anderson High School Parking Lot. For more information please contact Debbie Rosenberg at 512-431-4875. If you would like to donate items, please let Debbie know!

Sign up for Summitt’s Cap 10K team
The CAP10K will be here before we know it! It takes place on Sunday, April 8th. Below is the link to join our school team! We already have several teachers sign up to join the Summitt Eagle team. Come out and run with them! https://eventdog.com/a/eventpage.php?eID=629&teamToken=20171117144932-755-RW5UADXc30TKHmInd8yr65NB&dID=0

Austin ISD forms for next school year
Online registration for next school year
Online registration  for the 2018-19 school year is available in the AISD Parent Cloud. Students who are incoming K-12, can register online now. Here is the link:  https://www.austinisd.org/technology/parents-guardians/student-registration.