Principal’s Coffee on Friday
Principal’s coffee with Murchison principal, Ms. Van Ryn, will be on Friday, October 28th at 7:30 AM in the Library.

Costumes on Friday for Red Ribbon Week
Monday began Summitt’s Red Ribbon Week which is a week to fight against drugs. Students will be receiving a red arm bracelet band this week to celebrate.

With Friday being the day of “My Story Will Not Involve Drugs,” students may wear their favorite story book character costume or Halloween costume on Friday. Should your student choose to dress up for the occasion, we want to remind them about our costume restrictions for this special day.

  • Normal school dress code expectations still apply.
  • Hats may be worn as part of a costume, but must be removed in the classroom upon teacher request.
  • Masks or any costume pieces that completely cover the face are not allowed.
  • Pretend weapons are also prohibited
  • In light of recent events, clown costumes and clown make-up are also prohibited.
  • Props are not recommended since students will be responsible for keeping up with them, and the school will not be responsible for lost or broken items.

Student will not be wearing costumes on Monday, October 31st.

Koblenz Movie Night on Friday
Come join the fun at Summitt Movie Night on Friday, October 28th. We will be showing “Zootopia” and “Ice Age: Collision Course” in the cafeteria and the Great Hall. A ticket will get you a snack pack with popcorn, a sweet, and a drink. Bring a blanket or a chair if you’d like. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movies start around 7 p.m.

The week of Summitt Movie Night: Wednesday through Friday, tickets will be on sale before school in the car line (for exact change or check) and after school in the Great Hall for $5. Tickets at the door will be $6. You may also purchase tickets by filling out the purchase tab at the bottom of the movie flyer and return it to your child’s teacher along with your check or cash payment. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds will benefit the Koblenz Exchange Program.

Can Contest
Our Fall Can Contest is under way! The class that turns in the most aluminum cans will win an ice cream party plus the Grand Champion Trophy! Individual prizes are awarded to the children who bring the most cans. Contest slips can be found on the community table in the Great Hall. To save paper, they will not be in the Monday folders – only at the Community table. The money that we get from collecting cans goes to campus improvements such as landscaping and Eagle Scout Projects. Help us turn trash into CASH! Slips will be accepted until November 30. Any ?????’s email Sharon Reed  [email protected]

Picture Retake Day
Fall retake picture day is Wednesday, November 2, for any child that was absent or if you wish for your child to have a retake. An order form went home this week for those students that were absent and the extras will be placed on the community information table in the Great Hall.

Mother/Son bowling
Hey Summitt moms, mark your calendars for Sunday, November 13th from 3-5 pm. We’ll be bowling with our favorite little guys at Highland Lanes, 8909 Burnet Rd. This is a great chance to spend time with your son and get to know other Summitt families so we hope you will join us! It’s $10 per person and includes shoe rental and 2 hours of bowling. Buy your tickets here: Questions? Contact [email protected]

Counselors’ Chronicle
All 5th grade students will be receiving a handout with important dates and information for all magnet school programs. It is printed on dark green paper and has 6 pages worth of information.  Please be on the lookout for this to come home in their folder, especially if your student is considering applying to an AISD magnet school. The packet can be found here.

College Shirt Day- We are continuing to promote college awareness this year by wearing college/university shirts on Mondays. If your student has a college/university shirt for any school, we would love for them to wear it on Mondays. It is so fun to see all the shirts from around the world!!

Thank you for supporting Eagle Fest
From Principal Standish:
Dear Parents/Guardians – Thank you for a successful Eagle Fest! We could not have asked for better weather. There were smiles at every corner and laughter heard in the air. Great Job Lisa Fisher and her committee and to all the parents who pitched in a hand to help!!

From Eagle Fest organizers:
Thank you all for making Eagle Fest 2016 a huge success. Thank you to our committee volunteers, our booth volunteers, all the families and friends who showed up to play games and show their support for our great school. Thank you to our 5th Graders for the super scary Haunted House! And a huge thank you to our Business Donors and Sponsors and our Eagle Family Sponsors for underwriting the event, allowing all money made to go directly to our students at Summitt Elementary!

Please share your Eagle Fest 2016 photos with the yearbook team at [email protected]

Thank you 2016-17 Business Partners in Education
Blue Dragon Plumbing
Laurie Flood Team
Sir Speedy
The Scholar Ship
Bulls Eye Recruiting
Cen-Tex Senior Massage, LLC
Cityscape Property Group
Texan Market
The Austin Kids Directory

Thank you Eagle Fest 2016 Business Donors
American Party Rental
Austin Jumpers
Balloons ‘n’ Smiles
Chick-Fil-A (Parmer & Mopac)
Darren Hampton & Luis Reyes
Go! Calendar Club
H-E-B (Parmer Lane & McNeil)
H-E-B (Parmer Lane & Mopac)
Half Price Books
It’s A Grind
Kona Ice
Main Event
Marcos Pizza
Milwood Neighborhood Association
Randalls (183 and Braker)
Sam’s Club
Silver Grill
Sprouts (Great Hills Trail)
Stony’s Pizza
Terra Toys
Texan Market
Thai Cuisine
The Bethke Family
The Home Depot
Walgreens (Parmer & Amherst)
Walmart (Anderson Lane)
Whole Foods (Domain)

Thank you 2016-17 Eagle Family Sponsors:
The Alack Family
The Benko Family
The Bereuter Family
The Bermudez Family
The Boyd Family
The Braglia Family
The Brutsche Family
The Cantu-Gerlach Family
The Carlson Family
The Cardosa Family
The Chargois Family
The Chrzanowski Family
The Dean Family
The Dole Strippoli Family
The Farnsworth Family
The Fischer Family
The George Family
The Guitrau Family
The Hargraves/Hernandez Family
The Hons-Breau Family
The Kinsey Family
The Lake Family
The Leon Family
The Lovin Family
The Marchbanks Family
The McBride Family
The Mendenhall Family
The Metzger Family
The Meurer Family
The Mitchell Family
The Monroy-Alcantara Family
The Palafox Family
The Pedemonte Family
The Pedersen Family
The Radabaugh-Dawkins Family
The Rigby-Greenway Family
The Roell-Oshman Family
The Roitberg Family
The Ross Fudge Family
The Sansoucy Family
The Sotelo-Scovill Family
The Sutherland Family
The Tang Family
The Tran Family
The Ueber Family
The Vrana Family
The Weber Family
The Wright Family

Save the Date: Book fair
Bookaneer Book Fair – Our fall book fair is right around the corner! We will have two great events going on during the book fair – check out our book fair dates and goals. To learn more, just click on the Bookaneer Book Fair link. We look forward to seeing you there!

GT News
We are so thrilled at the response to the After School GT Program!  We hope this continues to be a fun and meaningful time for your kids. We are making a few adjustments this month that we want to make you aware of.

1. We will have 25 slots for the GT students only.
2. Siblings will only be allowed to participate IF their parent is a volunteer. (Please note in your volunteer sign up notes if you will have other kids with you).

3. We are TESTING interest for a PM club that will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on the same day.  We will only host this second option if we have 2 parent volunteers and at least 10 students sign up.  If enough people sign up then we will GO FOR IT!

Join the PTA
Did you know that you have to renew your PTA membership every year? We’ve made it easy to renew by going to the Summitt online store OR Stop by the PTA bulletin board in the Great Hall and grab a PTA membership form. Thank you to all those who have renewed their membership or have become members of the PTA. You are helping our students and school just by becoming a member!  Questions? Contact Editt Law at [email protected]



AISD and Community Events

No Fear Halloween Trunk or Treat
Covenant United Methodist Church, 4410 Duval Rd., will have a No Fear Halloween Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 29th, 4-6 pm. Come celebrate Halloween with the neighborhood with games, prizes, bounce houses, free food and candy! Enjoy a Halloween themed concert by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble at 6 pm. You can also support the Covenant Food Pantry and the people it helps by bringing canned goods and non-perishable food.

Fall Fest at Milwood Baptist
Milwood Baptist Church will have their annual Fall Fest on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. There will be food, games and inflatables. More information is here.

Anderson Robotic Parents Night Out
DON’T MISS THE FUN! Night of the Robots with the Anderson HS Robotics, November 11th, 5:30-9 pm, Anderson HS. Enjoy a Parents Night Out while your kids (K-5 grade) enjoy an evening of fun and all things robot. For more information go to