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February 19, 2014 - Summitt PTA Emailer
Skate Night Come on out to Playland Skate Center (8822 McCann Dr) tomorrow, Feb. 20, from 6-8:30pm for our fun-filled Skate Nite!! It’s $5 for skaters, free for non-skaters. Don't hesitate if your kids don't skate much yet; Playland offers lots of options, including a Playscape and rolling PVC-pipe new-skater helpers (for a fee) as well as video games, air hockey and a Snack Bar!! The music will be great and the good times will roll! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Talent Show The Teacher Talent Show is on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Your seating assignment will remain the same, so please hold on to those tickets! Tickets for the remainder of the seats will be sold this week after school and on show night.
PE News Marathon Kids will host their final mile celebration on Saturday, February 22 at 9 a.m. at Burger Activity Center. Come out and enjoy this great tradition!
In addition to volleyball practice during PE, the 5th Grade Volleyball teams will have practice after school on Tuesday, February 25th and Thursday, February 27th from 3-3:45 pm in the gym. We will also be handing out information packets during this practice time with details about Volleyball Playday at Explore UT on Saturday, March 1st.
Fifth grade news Find out more about our middle school this week with a tour of the campus. Murchison IB World School Campus Tours will be this week on Feb. 19-21. Tours are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and start every 30 minutes. Meet in the main office with your photo ID so we can sign you in as a visitor. Parents and students are both welcome to attend.
Join Costco Thinking about joining Costco? There will be a table at Summitt on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for membership information. Receive a $20 Costco Cash Card for new members who join as an Executive Member; receive a $10 Costco Cash Card for new members who join as a Gold Star member. More info here.
Ultimate Fitness Challenge Did you know that most fundraising options for PTA yield only 25 percent of profits? The Ultimate Fitness Challenge by All Star Active on March 7 is different! All-Star is sharing the collections 50/50 with our PTA, and 100 percent of PTA money benefits your student! And did you know that if each Summitt student collected even just $10, our school would gain $4,000? Last year Summitt PTA received more than $7,000 from this event, so this fundraiser really helped pay for many of the things we love at Summitt: field trips, Boo Hoo/Woo Hoo breakfast, playground equipment, teacher supplies, and of course, our wonderful Technology teacher, Ms. Neill. (AISD does not provide elementary schools with a computer teacher. PTA raises the funds for a computer teacher.)
Pledge cards will go out in next week’s Monday Folders, so please pitch in by helping your kids get pledges, or consider having your donors pay a flat amount. Just for participating in the event, every student will receive the maximum number of points: 30 pts. Prizes are given at the $50, $100 and $200 paid levels! Questions? SummittAllStar@gmail.com. Spring Fling Save the Date - April 26th 4PM for Spring Fling! Join us at Summit for our annual silent auction and dinner event to raise money for technology programs at Summitt! If you are interested in helping the spring fling committee please email email@example.com. We need a few volunteers to help collect donations and plan the event. Any amount of help is appreciated!
Mrs. Noyola Memorial In memory of Ceci Noyola, Summitt Elementary will be dedicating a “Great Hall of Flight” to commemorate Mrs. Noyola’s love for Soaring Skyward Day on April 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. In past years, it was her wish that each grade level have a model representing their field of study displayed in the Great Hall. Summitt Elementary and the Noyola family want to honor her wish and will present this memorial to the school, students, parents, staff, the Noyola family, and our community at the dedication.
Fields of study:
Pre-K = Bubbles
Kindergarten = Kites
First Grade = Hot Air Balloons
Second Grade = Airplanes
Third Grade = Rockets
Fourth Grade = Gliders
Fifth Grade = Helicopters
If you would like to make a donation to this memorial, please send your check/cash to your child’s teacher in an envelope marked “Ceci Noyola Memorial”. Thank you for your support.
AISD Survey As the District continues to strive for excellence in preparing our students for academic success, we encourage parents to offer feedback on the 2013-14 school year by completing the AISD Parent Survey. Your opinions are important and will be taken into consideration as we strive to serve our students better. You may take the survey on-line at the AISD website, which will be available in three languages: English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Parents can access the surveys by going to AISD’s main web page (www.austinisd.org) and looking in the “Quicklinks” drop-down menu for Parent Survey, or going to the Parents/Guardians web page link (www.austinisd.org/parents). The on-line survey can be taken through Monday, March 31. The paper form will be sent home with students on Monday, February 17. Important reminder: You should only complete one survey per child either on-line or paper form, not both! If you choose to complete the survey on-line, please recycle the paper form.
Can Contest Save those soda cans! The spring Soda Can Contest is coming next month. More info will be available soon.
Thank a Million Teachers Austin ISD was selected to be one of the four cities to launch Farmers Insurance’s national campaign to "Thank a Million Teachers" and to provide teachers an opportunity to receive grants up to $2,500 to pursue National Board Certification or if already National Board Certified purchase classroom materials. Everyone is invited to thank a teacher on the website http://www.thankamillionteachers.com/ during the months of January and February.
AISD AND COMMUNITY NEWS
Feria Para Aprender Feria Para Aprender (The Learning Fair) is the largest Spanish-language education fair in Central Texas. It is on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at ACC/Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd., from 10 AM-3 PM. Since launching in 2007, Feria Para Aprender has served over 200,000 parents and students nationwide. Every year, this flagship experience continues to reach thousands of families who are drawn by the unique Spanish-language format and the opportunity to connect with hundreds of programs and resources that support their child’s academic success from cradle to career.
Explore UT Come out to the University of Texas on Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be hundreds of activities on campus, including a scavenger hunt, Children’s International Festival, Space/science festival, tours and more. Information is here https://www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut/
Thursday, Feb. 20 - Skate Night
Friday, Feb. 21 - Teacher Talent Show
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Marathon Kids Final Mile
Friday, March 7 - All Star Active event
Friday, March 7 - Rita’s Ice after school
March 10-14 - Spring Break, no school
March 17-21 - All Star Active pledge money due
Friday, March 21 - Spring pictures
Friday, March 21 - Koblenz Movie Night
Tuesday, March 25 - First Grade Dance
Friday, March 28 - Rita’s Ice after school
April 1-4 - STAAR test
Thursday, April 10 - Dedication for Mrs. Noyola
Friday, April 11 - Rita’s Ice after school
Tuesday, April 15 - Summitt Family Night
Friday, April 18 - Holiday, no school
April 22-23 - STAAR Test
Saturday, April 26 - Spring Fling, 4-7 p.m.
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