THE SUMMITT EMAILER
Provided by Summitt PTA
April 16, 2014
Third Grade News Save your paper towel rolls! We are building rockets soon in our Science classes. We use paper towel rolls for the body tubes. Please send them in when you have an empty roll. We will place a box at the front of the school, or you may bring them to third grade. Spring Fling is in 10 days! Join Summitt Eagles at Spring Fling to be held at the school on Saturday, April 26 from 4-7 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $7 each and include a box dinner from Jason's Deli (veggie and gluten-free options available). This is a family event - and all children must be accompanied by an adult. This annual auction, dinner and school dance fundraiser supports the technology programs at the school. Need more info? Contact Diana George at email@example.com. We'll gladly accept credit cards from auction winners! But bring cash to buy your Spring Fling Doodads, canned drinks, Rita's Italian Ice and Mystery Bags! Buy Tickets Early - Receive a Chance to Win a Prize! If you buy your tickets early, your name will go into a prize drawing! Tickets are $7 and include a Jason's Deli meal and entrance into the event. Tickets will also be on sale in the Great Hall before and after school April 21 - 25.
Spring Fling Volunteers Needed Please sign up today to help make Spring Fling a success! There are many open spots. We need help with these positions:
Auction Set-up - come as early as 12 noon to help set up tables and put out auction items.
Chaperone - watch the dance floor and make sure everyone behaves
Admittance - take tickets at the door
Doodad Sales - supervise students who will be selling the doodads (e.g. glow stick, etc.)!
"Mystery Bag Sales"- sell bags of "mystery items! (oooh, so mysterious!)" Bags will have gift certificates or other items worth at least $5.
Live Auction Spotters - help the auctioneer spot bidders at 6:30 p.m.Cashiers - End of auctions, collects money for the auctions and makes sure the winner gets the auction items
Silent Auction Monitors - you will be assigned a table of auction items to check on periodically throughout the night, allowing you flexibility at the event. When the bidding ends we need you to pull bidding sheets, help determine winners, and organize prizes for distribution.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share
Library Week National Library Week is this week from April 14-20. Libraries are places for opportunity, education, self-help and lifelong learning. It is the dedication of our librarians that keeps our libraries vibrant and indispensable – and that is truly worth celebrating. Summitt is proud to honor and recognize the efforts of our librarian, Ms. Richey. She is a dedicated professional and helps create active learning centers, assist students and staff members in the use of on-line databases, encyclopedias, primary sources and print materials. Most importantly, she prepares students for success in college. We all benefit from the resources and services provided by her! The celebration provides an opportunity for staff, parents and the community to show their appreciation to Ms. Richey for her tremendous impact that she has had in helping our students achieve school success and plan for a career. Although we should express our heartfelt appreciation throughout the year, we encourage you to set aside some extra time during this special week to honor Ms. Richey for the outstanding job that she does for our students and families. Here are a few simple ways you can show your appreciation: · Present her with heartfelt thank you cards. · Have students develop poetry, special artwork or a short skit. CATCH Family Night Summitt's CATCH Family Fun Night will be held on Wednesday, May 21 from 6-8 p.m. We will be teaming up with the Book Fair in the library for an evening of fun! We have some great health and wellness vendors from our community that will be participating. We will also have many fun family activities such as an obstacle course, Zumba dances, and healthy food samples! If you know of any health or wellness vendors in Austin that would like to participate, please let me know and I would be happy to add them to our event! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spring Pictures package The pictures you received are for your review and approval. Please make your selection and return payment in the envelope provided with any unwanted photographs to your child’s teacher by Thursday, April 17. Pop Warner supports Spring Fling Trojans Pop Warner is donating all Summitt registration fees to Spring Fling when you sign up for the Spring Football Clinic between now and Spring Fling. Please email email@example.com before you register your child to guarantee the fees are donated to Summitt PTA. See Community News below for registration information. Budget Community Meeting AISD is having a budget community meeting at at Baker Center, 3908 Avenue B, on May 15 at 12 p.m. The budget community meetings are your opportunity to review AISD's upcoming budget and have any of your questions answered. One last opportunity is available to provide input! http://www.austinisd.org/event/2014/budget-community-meeting-baker-center. Anderson Camps There are many camps offered at Anderson High School this summer. Some of the camps offered are for sports, cheer, theater and robotics. A list of all the camps is here. Pop Warner Football registration Calling all Future Trojans! Trojans Pop Warner's Fall 2014 season is now open! Please visit www.trojanpw.com and click the Register Online link on the left. Registration is open through the end of May. Practices begin August 1st. It is OK if families will be out of town during portions of August- kids will be able to make up missed time and still enjoy a great season. For more info on ages and weight limits in Pop Warner, visit http://www.trojanpw.com/Page.asp?n=84886&org=TROJANPW.COM. If you are interested in volunteering as a coach, please contact Trey Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt Thompson (email@example.com). NOTE: Trojans Pop Warner is donating all Summitt registration fees to Spring Fling when you sign up for the Spring Football Clinic between now and Spring Fling. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org before you register your child to guarantee the fees are donated to Summitt PTA. • Two hour clinic for kids of all ages
• Jam packed with drills, exercises and games to improve your football skills
• Led by Trojan PW Coaches and Special Guests
• $30 per child, limit 30 kids
• No football experience required, non–contact event
• Participants do not have to be registered for Pop Warner football
• Wear athletic shoes/cleats, shorts and t-shirt
Partners in Education Appreciation Everyone who supports AISD campuses are invited to a celebration in their honor at For the City Center, 500 East St. Johns Avenue on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Doors open and Light Refreshments and Music by Zach Arrington and The Ad Hoc All Stars at 5:30 pm. Honoring:
APIE Volunteers and Community Volunteer Groups
Mentors and Volunteers of the Year
Partners In Education Coordinator of the Year
PTA of the Year
Outstanding Business Partners
APIE Business Partner of the Year and more!
Special Presentations and Performance by The Webb Guitar Students Theater Summer Camp Anderson High School's Kid's Theater Summer Camp will be held on June 16-20. Times are Full day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Half day: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration forms and more information available at www.andersontheater.org. Register now to guarantee a spot! Belles Summer Dance Camp Save the Date! Come dance with the Anderson Trojan Belles at their 2014 BELLES SUMMER DANCE CAMP, July 21st-24th at Anderson High School. Full day elementary aged campers will learn dances, participate in daily arts & crafts and game time, perform with the Belles, and more! Half day middle and high school campers learn more challenging dance routines, how the Belles practice and what it takes to be a Belle. Registration forms will be available on the Belles' website after May 14: www.trojanbelles.com. See the flyer for details. April 14-20 - National Library Week Friday, April 18 - Holiday, no school Saturday, April 26 - Spring Fling, 4-7 pm May 5-9 - Teacher Appreciation Week Tuesday, May 6 - Kindergarten Round-up registration, 9 am Friday, May 9 - Rita’s Ice after school Thursday, May 15 - Skate Night Friday, May 16 - 3rd Grade rocket launch Friday, May 16 - Rita’s Ice after school Wednesday, May 21 - CATCH Family Fun Night Friday, May 23 - Rita’s Ice after school Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day, no school Wednesday, May 28 - Summitt Family Night, Chuck E Cheese Friday, May 30 - Rita’s Ice after school Thursday, June 5 - Last day of school Thursday, June 5 - Rita’s Ice after school