Provided by Summitt PTA
October 2, 2013
UNPLUGGED Family Game Night on Friday What is it?? “Unplugged" is a FREE (non-tech – board-type) game night sponsored by Summitt Elementary PTA to provide a place for families to gather, play games, get to know each other & have fun.
When is it?? Friday, October 4, 2013; 6-8 pm
What should I bring?? Bring your family, your good humor, and a family game if you would like. We will have some games on hand, but bring your family favorite, or come ready to try something new. We will have “game facilitators” to help monitor game areas
Will there be food? We will have some snacks available for sale, you can bring your own dinner/snacks from home or eat before you come. Whatever works best for your family!
This is FREE fun for the whole family, NOT a drop-off event, Come Join the Fun!!
Marathon Kids The Marathon Kids Kick-off is on Saturday, October 5 from 9-11 a.m. at UT Mike Meyers stadium featuring Mario Lopez.
Summitt Family Night Catfish Parlour Family Night is Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5:30-9PM. Join other Summitt Families for dinner. A portion of the meals will be donated to Summitt. Look for our "celebrity cooks" ready to fry up some catfish for you!
HEB Gift Cards If you shop at HEB it’s a great way to support the school without having it hit your budget. You buy them at face value and 4% goes back to the PTA. Email Kynna at Kynna@austin.rr.com to pre-order and arrange for pick up after school on Monday October 7thin the Great Hall or Wednesday October 9th at the 4th/5th Grade pick up line. Cards come in $25, $50, $100, & $200 denominations and can be purchased with cash or check only. Fulmore Middle School Fulmore will be hosting an informational meeting on Thursday,October 10 at the Fulmore Library at 6 pm. Address is 201 East Mary. More info here. In Spanish is here. Volunteer Have you wanted to support Summitt Elementary; however, you don't have too much time due to other commitments? Would you have one hour per month to participate in the Summitt Campus Advisory Council (CAC)? This group of staff, parents and community members advise on various issues related to Summitt. Please email the Principal, Dedra Standish if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for community members as well if you know of someone who is active in the community. Volunteer The crossing guard position has been filled!! We are now in need of someone to update the marquee, if someone is interested please have them contact email@example.com. Volunteer in the Teacher Workroom Do you have 15 minutes or more a week available to volunteer? Can you make copies, cut, staple? The teacher workroom is the place for you! Please contact Karla at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have some time to help the classroom teachers with their lesson preparation. A few minutes in the morning or afternoon is all it takes! Volunteer for Yearbook Coordinator The PTA is seeking a yearbook coordinator for the new school year. The coordinator collects photos, lays out the pages of the yearbook (with the help of the Interstate rep), coordinates sales and distribution of the yearbooks. If interested, please contact Julia at email@example.com
FALL FEST NEWS
Food/drink donations Please help by donating the following items. Items can be dropped off in the Great Hall.
Pre-K: 12-24 juices boxes (100% juice preferred)
Kindergarten: 2 liter sodas
1st grade: 12-24 packs of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or Dr. Pepper
2nd grade: Tall cans of Pringles chip for Pringles Toss Game (One of the most popular games!)
3rd grade: Halloween candy (2 lb. bag of individually wrapped pieces)
4th grade: 12-24 individual snack size bags of chips for the Food Court
5th grade: Tall cans of Pringles chips for Pringle Toss Game
Fall Fest Classroom Sign-ups Classroom sign-ups are now online! Follow this link and look for your child’s grade and teacher. Pick a shift (or two), and that’s it!
Needed Items to Borrow Please let us know if you have these items for us to use during Fall Fest:
Labeled Tables and coolers can be dropped off in the Great Hall beginning October 14. Please label your tables & coolers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to pick up coolers/tables on Saturday morning and deliver to the school by 10 AM.
Volunteers during Set-up We need volunteers starting at 8 AM on Saturday. Set up begins at 8 AM and will last most of the day, so come when you can! Here are some volunteer opportunities:
- Volunteers needed to help set up the games
- Do you have a truck and can do some semi-heaving lifting? We need to help with the big games, tables, coolers, ticket booth.
- 1-2 people with a truck to start filling the coolers with ice at 1 PM. Texan Market has generously donated as much ice as we need.
- 4 volunteers to start the popcorn and cotton candy machines by noon or 1pm.
- Pick up DONATED hot dogs from HEB at 2PM
- Cooks to grill up the hotdogs and sausages! Volunteer for a 30 minute shift starting at 3:30 PM!
- Help hang signs for games, food booth etc.
Student Volunteers Needed Do you have a child who needs volunteer hours? Send them to fall fest to volunteer. We will provide them a volunteer certificate at the end of their shift. We need help setting up (starting at 10 AM) and running the games (3:30-7 PM). If your student wants more information on volunteering, please contact email@example.com.
AISD & COMMUNITY EVENTS
APD Building Bridges Come visit with the Austin Police Department on Saturday, October 5, 1:30-3p.m. Location: Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex (MYEC) 1156 Hargrave Street; Austin, Texas 78702. Topics include “Eliminating Crime & Violence in the Travis County/Austin Capital Area Town Hal”l and “From #3 to #1 Safest Community Area in the United States by 2015 & Beyond.”
Insure Central Texas Need health insurance? Have questions about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? There are 2 enrollment locations in Austin - Community Financial Center, 2600 West Stassney Lane, and Highland Mall Community Financial Center, 6001 Airport Blvd. For more information, click here.
Tech Talks This is a monthly speaker series informing students about careers within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathrematics). Each month, three industry leaders will discuss the innovations in their fields and share the experiences that shaped their career paths. This is free to the public and all ages welcome. *Hosted by the Anderson Robotics Program*
Dates: Oct 3, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 3, Apr 1, May 6
Location: Anderson High School Theater, 8403 Mesa Drive, Austin, 78759
Family Matters This is a free family workshop series designed to promote healthy parent-child relationships by providing participants with current information on the science and practice of effective communication. The first workshop is Oct. 6 at 6-8 p.m. at Child, Inc., 818 E. 53rd. St. More information here. Family Support Co-op Free workshops, information & support for families of children with disabilities. It will be on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. at Eastside Memorial High School, 1012 Arthur Stiles Road. Click here for more info. Acton Children’s Business Fair This event is a marketplace for young entrepreneurs, ages 6-14, to showcase the businesses they have built. It will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Pease Mansion, 1606 Niles Rd. Admission is $2. More information is at http://www.childrensbusinessfair.org/ Love and Logic Conference Dr. Charles Fay will present on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Plano, TX. Click here for more info. Parent Forum Austin ISD Special Education Department is hosting a Parent Forum on Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon at Kealing Middle School, 1607 Pennsylvania Ave. More information is here.
Friday, Oct, 4 - Unplugged Family Game Night, Free Event
Saturday, Oct. 5 - Marathon Kids Kick-off
Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Summitt Family Night at Catfish Parlour
Friday, Oct. 11 - Rita’s Ice after school
Monday, Oct. 14 - Parent/teacher conferences; no school
Saturday, Oct. 19 - Fall Fest 4-7pm
Friday, Oct 25 - Movie Night @ Summitt sponsored by the Koblenz Exchange Program
Thursday, Nov. 7 - Skate Night
Monday, Nov. 11 - student holiday, no school
Nov. 18-22 - Book Fair
Tuesday, Nov. 26 - Multi-cultural Day
Nov. 27-29 - Thanksgiving holiday, no school
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