Summitt Family Night – Jason’s Deli
Our first Summitt Family Night is tonight! Come out to Jason’s Deli, 10225 Research Blvd., from 5-8 p.m. and catch up with other Summitt families.
Back to School Night
Summitt’s Back to School Night will be on Tuesday, September 15. It will be on 1 night. Kinder-2nd grade will be from 6-6:45 p.m. Grades 3-5 will be from 7-7:45 p.m. This is an opportunity for the teachers to talk to parents about what to expect this school year.
** Back to School night is for parents. Please leave children at home to get ready for Wednesday school day of learning.
AISD food policies
Please be aware of the following district policies regarding food on campus. This is not an exhaustive list of policies, just some of the most frequently asked questions that impact parents.
– All birthday treats must be distributed by the teacher in the classroom or at the end of the day. Treats must be shared after lunch. Birthday treats cannot be shared in the cafeteria.
– If you bring an outside lunch for your child, please be aware that you cannot provide food for any other children other than your own.
– If you would like to invite another student to eat lunch with you and your child, the office needs written or emailed permission from the other parent. This promotes clear transparency.
Summitt Spirit Store
Summitt Spirit Store Order forms should have gone home this week in the weekly folders. Students are encouraged to show Summitt Pride on Fridays by wearing their school shirts. You can also order decals ($5), neoprene drink holders ($2) and reusable shopping bags ($2.50).
Shirts are available in short sleeves ($12) and long sleeves ($15). Please be sure to indicate which style you would like. We have very few gray colored short-sleeve shirts in adult sizes. Those will be filled on a first come first serve basis until we run out. However, long sleeve shirts will be reordered. If you order a long sleeve shirt and we are out, we will do a reorder at the end of September. They will be here in time for the cooler weather.
Girls on the Run
Attention 4th and 5th grade girls!!! We are registering for another GREAT season of Girls on the Run at Summitt!! The Fall 2015 season begins on Sept 14… training sessions will be Mon and Wed 2:45-4pm. The 5k will be on Dec 12! Please email [email protected] for a spot on the list. We only have 20 spots available, and we are almost half full. We are only able to accept FIRST TIME applicants to allow for more girls to experience GOTR at Summitt. Please consider that we will ALWAYS be outside. Also: There will be a parent meeting prior to the start of the season, date and time TBD:) Check out the Facebook page for Girls on the Run-Austin!
Eagle Fest News
Eagle Fest Saturday is October 17th 3-6 PM
Today, tomorrow, any day is the day you are going to make two Eagle Fest coordinators very happy! It is the day you are going to sign up as a volunteer for Eagle Fest! Our annual Fall Fest has a new name this year, Eagle Fest! It is still the same great event, but with a focus on school spirit and community!
Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered! It is greatly appreciated! There is a list of our awesome volunteers on the rolling board in the Great Hall and coming soon: a list on our Eagle Fest website.
We cannot make Eagle Fest a success without you! There are many ways to help! We need someone to fill coolers with ice, pick up 2 liter donations (best to have a truck), sign maker, two hamster ball techs, etc. We also need help with the family sponsorship committee. We are also looking for an understudy to learn about the food committee this year. There are many, many ways to help! If you are interested in volunteering or have questions contact Jill at [email protected] or Lisa [email protected].
We are also looking for toy donations. Our biggest need as far as toys are still packaged fast food toys for our fishing booth. Please bring any toy donations to the Great Hall or contact Jill at [email protected]. Follow us on Instagram @summitteaglefest2015
This week the computer lab and the library officially open to classes and we begin our two week rotation with “A” week. Here in the library “A” week means I am seeing all the even grades, kinder, 2nd, and 4th. Each Monday that we attend school, I see pre-kinder, regardless of the week. PK through 1st grade students will attend library a time or two to learn about rules and book care before they begin checking books out. Second grade and up will check out books upon their first visit, barring any overdues from last school year. Please visit my blog at http://summittlibrary.blogspot.com/ for a look at the most current schedule of classes and times.
Birthday Book Club
The Birthday Book Club membership drive continues through Friday, October 16. This book club provides an opportunity to celebrate your child’s birthday and literature all while supporting the library. For more information stop by the library, or check my blog at http://summittlibrary.blogspot.com/ for the official form that you can print, fill out, and send in.
International Literacy Day and Book Swap
Tuesday, September 8, is International Literacy Day, and the Summitt Eagles will be celebrating by recycling our favorite summertime readers in an End-of-Summer Book Swap. Students are encouraged to bring gently used books now through Tuesday into the library. Mrs. Richey will give you a red ticket for every book you give to the swap. Students are encouraged to share their red tickets with friends who may not have had a book to exchange in an effort to make this an event in which ALL of our students can participate. During lunch time on Tuesday, September 8, students will then be allowed to come and choose their “new” book. More information is here.
Gifted and Talented News
In an effort to improve communications between the school and families of our GT students, we will be sending a test email titled: Summitt GT email list. If you do not receive this email, please send your contact email to [email protected] to be added to the list. Additionally, if your child has not been identified as GT, but you are interested in receiving this information and learning more about Advanced Academic Services in AISD, please feel free to subscribe to this list by sending in your email as well.
For those families interested in nominating their student for Gifted and Talented screening, the window will open September 14 through the 25th. There are two nomination windows annually—Fall and Spring. While not required, you are encouraged to talk with your child’s teacher for their feedback. Often times, spring nomination can be more ideal as a teacher has had a longer time to get to know a child and witness their abilities.
If you are interested in knowing more about GT nominations and screening, we will have a table with information on Back-to-School night, as well as a brief informational meeting followed by Q&A on Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 am in the library.
Additional information and resources are available through Austin ISD’s Advanced Academics:
– Advanced Academics AISD Site: tinyurl.com/AustinISDsmart
Intended for parents and community members. Information available on GT program (English and Spanish), Advanced Placement (Pre-AP/AP), College and Career Readiness, and more…
– GT Parent Corner http://www.austinisd.org/academics/advancedacademics/gifted/parent-corner
– GT Para Padres corner http://www.austinisd.org/academics/advancedacademics/gifted/para-padres
– Twitter: AISD Gifted @AISDGifted
– Blog: http://aisdaas.blogspot.com/
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AISDGifted
Need your photos for the yearbook
Summitt Eagle parents, the yearbook committee needs your photos! If you would like to see your child’s “meet the teacher” and “first-day” of school photos or other candid photos in the yearbook*, please email photos to: [email protected]. We’ve seen some great ones posted on Facebook so send them in! Also, the Yearbook Committee is seeking event photographers. Have a camera? You’ll do! 🙂 Email [email protected] if interested in signing up as a Summitt Eagles event photographer.
*Submitting photos to the yearbook committee does not guarantee that your child’s photo will be included in the yearbook, but we will try our best to get them in!
Become a PTA member, get a chance for a parking spot
PTA Membership forms went home in Monday folders. It was on the back of the Letter from the PTA president. Remember if you join by September 15th you will be entered in a drawing for a reserved parking space for the entire school year!
Collect Coke caps
Please save Coke/Diet Coke/Sprite/Minute Maid/Powerade caps and turn them into funds for Summitt. My Coke Rewards program allows us to convert caps into cash to spend on physical education, class & art supplies and new technology. Bring your ziplocs of collected caps to the main office. If you have any questions, please email, Ericka Bereuter, My Coke Rewards coordinator at [email protected]. Let’s raise some money for our Eagles!
Collect Box Tops
Turn in your box tops to the front office and earn money for Summitt! Please bring in box tops when you have collected 50 of them, label the baggie with your child’s name and teacher, and place in the big blue bin in the front office. Every box top is worth 10 cents for Summitt and it adds up quickly! If you have questions about box tops collecting, please contact Sarah Allen, box tops coordinator, at [email protected]. Happy clipping!!
AISD and Community Events
NWAYBA Basketball Season
Calling all youth basketball players. Northwest Austin Youth Basketball Association (NWAYBA) registration is open and spaces will fill up fast. NWAYBA is open to boys and girls of all skill levels from first grade through high school. ALL-GIRLS teams are now available for grades 1-2, 3-4, and 5-7. Check the NWAYBA website for more information.
CASA Superhero Run
CASA Superhero Run will be on Sunday, September 13th at the Domain. The run is not just a fun event for families, it’s an easy way for kids of all ages to get involved with helping their community. We have all sorts of activities for people of all ages, from the 5K and Kids 1K to superhero costume contests, bounce houses, an obstacle course, special superhero guest appearances and more, all to help children in our community.
The CASA Superhero Run is built around a simple idea: Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes. And the thing that is so great about the CASA Superhero Run is that kids get to be that hero for other children and learn that it doesn’t take super powers to be able to make a big difference for people in need.
The CASA Superhero Run supports the CASA programs of Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe & Hays Counties. CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. There is more information available at www.casasuperherorun.com