WatchDOGS Pizza Night tonight

Attention all fathers & father-figures of Summitt students! Bring the kids & come out to the Annual WatchDOGS Dads & Kids Pizza Night tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Want to be your student’s Hallway Hero for the day? Sign up for WatchDOGS!


Mid-Autumn Festival 

This Friday, Sept. 25, will be the annual Mid-Autumn Festival (Tết Trung Thu) hosted by  Summitt’s Vietnamese Dual Language Program. The festival will be at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Tết Trung Thu is a festival to celebrate the children.

Admission is $3 and it is $7 for a plate of Vietnamese food. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Each child with an entry ticket will receive a lantern and treats. There will be games, arts and crafts, a talent show and a lantern parade with the Summitt Lion and Dragon Dance Team.

Lion/Dragon dance team schedule
Come out and support Summitt’s Lion and Dragon dance team this weekend as they perform at other mid-autumn festivals.  

Saturday, Sept. 26
Asian-American Culture Center Lantern Festival
11713 Jollyville Road
Event: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Lion-Dragon Dance performance – 11:50 am

Sunday, Sept. 27
Families with Children from China Lantern Festival
Central Market North, 4001 N Lamar Blvd
Event: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lion-Dragon Dance performance – 6:00 pm


Message from Principal Standish

Dear Parents/Guardians: As we begin our fifth week of school, the district is completing the district campuses’ leveling process. Summitt’s current enrollment is 829 students strong. Summitt’s Kindergarten has exceeded enrollment. An additional class has been added. Students from every current classroom make up the new classroom lead by Summitt’s previous second grade teacher, Mrs. Miller. She is excited to be returning to kindergarten where she once taught. With this being said, Summitt’s second grade enrollment was below. Therefore, Mrs. Miller’s second grade students joined the existing six second grade classrooms last week. First grade will remain with six teachers. Mrs. McClung will be the permanent sixth teacher.  Approval to hire a fifth grade Spanish Bilingual teacher was received. Therefore, Summitt’s fifth grade will remain with five teachers. The interview process for this permanent teacher will begin this week. Summitt’s Pre-Kg, third grade and fourth grade will remain unchanged.

A special thank you to the parents for their patience and understanding during this process. You are truly appreciated.

Dedra Standish, Principal


Koblenz Movie Night

Come join the fun at Summitt Movie Night on Friday, October 2nd. We will be showing “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” and “Home” 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.



PE News

Congratulations Summitt Elementary for being Exemplary on the 2014-2015 Coordinated School Health Implementation Report and Fitnessgram Results: Elementary School Summary. You can see the results in this link here. Summitt’s results are on Page 427.


Eagle Fest update

EAGLE FEST 2015, Saturday October 17 from 3-6pm
Skip the Line! Buy your Eagle Fest 2015 Tickets Now!

Who wants to wait in line? Save yourself and your family some time and buy your Eagle Fest tickets online today in the Summitt online store. All tickets purchased online will be sent home in your child’s homeroom folder.

Tickets can be purchased in bundles of 20 for $5.00. That’s only 25 cents a ticket! Approximately 40 tickets will allow a child to play each token-winning game at Eagle Fest once. Hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn will be available for purchase via tickets. About 40 tickets will feed a family of 4 a hot dog dinner. (Tickets will still be sold before and after school Oct 13-16 and during Eagle Fest)

Eagle Fest 2015 Business Sponsors

Thank you to our $100 business sponsors:
– Bulls Eye Recruiting
– The Austin’s Kids Directory

Thank you to our $50 business sponsors:
– Half Price Books

If you are interested in becoming a business sponsor, please contact Jill Maxfield at [email protected].

Eagle Fest 2015 Family Sponsors

Thank you to the following Summitt families for their generous sponsorship donations:
– The DeJuana Family
– The Bereuter Family
– The Pederson Family
– The Roitberg Family
– The Tang Family
– Suhitha Patil
– Betty Lovin and Family

And thank you to the Bethke Family and Darren Hampton for your donations and support to make Eagle Fest a success!

If you are interested in becoming a family sponsor, please visit or contact Lisa Fischer at [email protected]. Your sponsorship donation underwrites the expenses of Eagle Fest allowing all profits to go directly to benefitting our children at Summitt Elementary!


Thank you to this week’s new volunteers: Hannah Conde, Bob & Debby Owings, Alisa Dean, Heather Roell, Kerstin Stewart, Marianne Tran, Jessica Pedemonte, Ed Garana, Randi McCormack, and Carrie Chargois!

Eagle Fest cannot be a success without all of you and your support of Summitt! Thank you!

PTA Parking Spot winner

Congratulations to Lacey Lake! She will have an assigned front parking space for the rest of the school year. The teacher/staff winner was Brenda Wood and she will receive a $50 Target gift card. It’s not too late to join the Summitt PTA. Membership forms can be found in the Great Hall or pay online in the Summitt Store.


Mother/Son event

Summitt moms, save the date for our first ever Mother/Son outing on Friday evening, November 13th. This will be a great chance to spend fun one on one time with your favorite little guy and get to know other Summitt families.

Dads and daughters, your outing is coming in February! These events are not just limited to moms and dads… any important person in your child’s life is welcome to attend.


Library News


Make sure to visit for information about happenings in the library this week.

GT News

Friday, September 25, will be the last day to get in your nominations for fall testing. Once all nominations are in, a testing calendar will be created and parents will be notified of dates and times.  All scoring and portfolio examination will happen by November 16th, and families notified shortly afterwards. For more information, please feel free to call Denise Richey at (512)414-4249 or by email at [email protected].

Here are the Parent Surveys in English and Spanish to fill out.

GT Parent Survey (K-5)

Lista de Verificación Primaria de Padres (K-5)


AISD and Community Events


Pop Warner Trojan Football/Cheer schedule

Come check out Trojans Youth Football and Cheer!  Home games run through October at Murchison MS and Anderson HS – details here. GO Trojans!


Project Graduation Mattress Sale Fundraiser

Come see Anderson’s Big Gym transformed into a bedding showroom on Saturday, Oct. 3!! Brand new, name brand mattresses deeply discounted and delivered to you – 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. Come support the Anderson Community and our 2016 Senior Class by attending this fun event. Questions? Please contact Susan Yenzer, Bedding Event Committee Chair, (512) 695-9369 or Janice Pierce, Bedding Event Committee Member, (512) 657-0683.


Fall Mum Sales

Benefiting AHS Project Graduation 2016, Anderson’s annual alcohol & drug-free all night party for graduating seniors. Follow this link for more information, download the form or to order online: Orders are due by Friday, October 2. Pick up/delivery day is Wednesday, Oct. 7.