- Koblenz Holiday Bazaar
- Summitt Family Night at Chuck E Cheese
- - Winter Break (no school)
- Classes resume
- Class pictures
- Holiday, no school
- Teacher Talent Show
Koblenz Holiday Bazaar Get your holiday shopping done with the help of the Koblenz Holiday Bazaar. It’s , at in the Great Hall. Get great gifts from our vendors: Thirty-One Bags, PartyLight, Stella & Dot, Mary Kay, Scentsy and Origami Owl. There are also handmade baskets, jewelry, floral arrangements and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Koblenz Exchange Program.
Food Drive Fifth grade is sponsoring a food drive the Week of . Any unopened, non-perishable food will be accepted: and most need items are canned or pouched tuna, stew, chili, and other canned meats, canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta and pasta sauce, beans, healthy cereals, and peanut butter. Students are asked to bring food items to their homerooms so they can be counted. The homeroom with the most food items wins a cookie party!
PE News Summitt had a great turnout morning for the Jingle Bell 5k at the Domain! We had over 35 participants from our school!! Way to go Summitt families :)
The Jingle Bell Jog for 4th & 5th grade (1 mile race) will be , . If you would like to come out and cheer, we would love to have you!! Lining up along the fire lane area would be a great spot :) We have Jingle Bells for all students to wear on their shoes and the top 3 boy and girl finishers in each grade will be announced at the end of the run in the gym!! We also have Jingle Bell awards for our top finishers!!
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Summitt Family Night Join Summitt families , from for a fun night at Chuck E Cheese's at Arbor Walk. Make sure you tell the cashier you are with Summitt and part of your purchases at the counter will be donated to Summitt.
Order books online If you missed the Book Fair, you can order books until . The proceeds from the online sales will go directly to our Summitt library. Books ordered online will be delivered to the school just before winter break. You can find the online Book Fair by clicking here
Lost and Found We have accumulated many coats and jackets in the lost and found. The lost and found is located immediately inside the front doors on the right-hand side of the music hallway. Please check to see if your child is missing a coat or a jacket; these items will be donated , .
Season of giving At this time of year we often think about what we can do to help people in our community. We had such a generous response from families last year and Summitt would like to continue our partnership with the PTA in purchasing HEB gift cards. The HEB gift cards afford a family in need the flexibility to get what they truly need this holiday season. Tina Stogdill & Sandy Cumming will be putting envelopes in the classrooms labeled Holiday Outreach and PTA volunteers will be collecting the money daily. You can send any contribution amount and we will use the money to purchase gift cards from our PTA. When you give to the Holiday outreach, you help our families and our PTA.
Book Fair Thank you This year's Reading Oasis Book Fair was a success! We've met all our monetary goals for the event. The PTA uses the money raised to pay for things like field trips, school supplies and books for our library. The All for Books donations were $99.08. The girls beat the boys by a $21 margin. The kids' All for Books donations plus the donations from the 25 cent book table totaled $202.46. That money went directly to those in need in our community. Scholastic will match that amount and donate it to a charity that promotes literacy. Thank you Summitt for your generous contributions.
If you missed the Book Fair, you're in luck. We are running an online Book Fair that started November 19th and will run until the . The proceeds from the online sales will go directly to our Summitt library. Books ordered online will be delivered to the school just before winter break. You can find the online Book Fair by clicking here http://bookfairs.scholastic.
Counselor news Congratulations go out to our counselor, Tina Stogdill. She is now a National Board Certified School Counselor. Way to go Tina!!!
Lion and Dragon Dance Summitt’s Lion and Dragon Dance team will perform at the 25th Annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade on Saturday, Nov. 30. The parade starts at and it goes down Congress Ave., from the Capitol on 11th St. to Cesar Chavez. Bring a toy to benefit Operation Blue Santa.
Holiday Bazaar Summit is hosting its third annual “Holiday Bazaar” craft and vendor event on Friday, from 512-841-1324, It will be in the Great Hall. We will also have a Silent Auction! Booth and table rental benefits the Summitt-Koblenz Exchange program. For more information please contact: Heather Brannies @ firstname.lastname@example.org or text 512-922-0306.
Jingle Bell 5K Summitt Family Meet-Up on Sunday, Dec. 1. We will meet in front of the Starbucks at the Domain by the Fireplace at ! The 5K will start at . I would love to take a picture of all participants from our school!! Hopefully Santa will be there early enough to join us in the photo :) Don't forget to use the following code for a 10% discount: SUMMITT http://austinjinglebell.com/ - Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break, and we hope to see you on Sunday morning!!
Book Drive thank you Dear Parents and Students of Summitt Elementary, on behalf of the Austin Retired Teacher’s Association, I salute you and send you a huge THANK YOU for your generosity toward other Austin school students who are less fortunate. Your donation of 397 books is awesome and very much appreciated. Thanks for helping other AISD students. Sincerely, Judy Reinhart, ARTA Children’s Book Project Coordinator.
AISD & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Tech Talks Anderson High School Robotics and Engineering Team presents Tech Talks on ; doors open at . It is at Anderson High School Theater, 8403 Mesa, Austin, TX 78702. Tech Talks is a free, monthly series of informative presentations about educational and career opportunities in the STEM fields given by true innovators. This month’s topic is Tech Advances in Cyber security. More information here.
Mexican American Cultural Center The MACC is soliciting entries for their Winter Youth Art Show. The deadline for entries is Nov. 29. More information is here.
Book Fair Our book fair is off to a great start! The book fair is open all day It is open from .
- There will be Pajama Night from , with guest book readers. Also, students can wear their pajamas to school that day.
- Don’t forget to get some books for your teachers. Teacher Wish Lists are at the entrance of the Library.
- If you cannot make it to the Book Fair or if family and friends want to purchase books, you can buy them online from . The books will be shipped free to the school and there is an expanded selection of books. http://bookfairs.scholastic.
Multicultural performances Please remember that Summitt's celebration for Muticulture will begin during assembly on Tuesday, November 19th and continue every day until , which is the day before our Thanksgiving break. Presentations/performances will be by the students of various grade levels. The 3rd graders will perform on ; 4th graders on Friday, Nov. 22; 5th graders on ; 2nd graders on . Parents are welcome to attend. Please remember if you plan on attending to stand at the back of the gym in order for students to see and for a smooth dismissal. Thank you for your support!
Lion and Dragon Dance Summitt’s Lion and Dragon Dance team will perform at the 25th Annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade , . The parade starts at and it goes down Congress Ave., from the Capitol on 11th St. to Cesar Chavez. Bring a toy to benefit Operation Blue Santa.
Holiday Bazaar Summit is hosting its third annual “Holiday Bazaar” craft and vendor event , from It will be in the Great Hall.
Booth space is only $25 (if paid before 512-841-1324, - it is $30 after ). We will also have a Silent Auction! Booth and table rental benefits the Summitt-Koblenz Exchange program. We will advertise the event on the marquee, in the local newspaper, and with the neighborhood association. For more information please contact: Heather Brannies @ email@example.com or text 512-922-0306.
PE News Thanks to the 35 students who have already turned in their Marathon Kids running log! WAY TO GO!! Keep tracking those miles and turn the logs in by so we can make sure to get in the correct order for your FREE Finisher shirts!!
Can Contest The Fall Can Contest is under way. Please bring in your aluminum cans and drop them off at the trailer by the basketball court. Write down the total along with your homeroom teacher and drop the slip in the bucket next to the pop top house in the Great Hall. Perhaps your class will win the trophy and an ice cream party! Plus you will win cool prizes! Last day to drop off slips is the .
LIBRARY NEWSHello to all the Summitt Eagles out there! I just wanted to take a minute to give you a few updates on library services for this month, and a few shout-outs of thanks for October and November.
This month the library is the Reading Oasis for PTA’s annual Fall Book Fair. The Book Fair is running throughout the week, and is a great opportunity to stock up on holiday gifts and reading for that long, luxurious winter break! Can’t wait!!! Please make sure to stop by.
Due to the book fair and the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays, we will be experiencing a brief interruption of library services. There will be no regularly scheduled classes or after-school check-outs until . I do apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to resuming classes as usual then. I hope all our wonderful Summitt families have a great Thanksgiving holiday!
Speaking of thanks. . .
Thank you to all my AMAZING library volunteers who logged 25 hours of service during the month of October!!! Thank you Alison Voita, Liz Dickson, Debra Price, Renee Cutchen, Amy Dole, and Lacey Lake.
With their help, we have catalogued a wealth of professional materials and many more student materials purchased with funds raised at last spring’s book fair or donated by friends of the Summitt library. They are also working diligently on weeding old, out-of-date materials from our collection to make way for new titles. Please contact Denise Richey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your non-profit is in need of used books.
Thanks also to the wonderful Watch DOG Dads who have helped in the library, Kenneth Crockett, John Bailey, Rodrigo DeJuana, Matt Cecalek, Shane Lake, Joe Lang, and David Chambers. These fantastic fellows have shelved 100s and 100s of books, helping not only to keep our library looking neat and tidy, but also helping Mrs. Richey maintain her sanity. I am ever so grateful.
With so much help pouring in, we had a banner month of activities and programs.
Lastly, but certainly not least, thank you to all the lovely students, teachers and staff for their flexibility, their support, and their overwhelming enthusiasm for library events. I am proud to be your librarian, and consider myself blessed—everyday. Happy Thanksgiving!