MARK YOUR CALENDARS

-This Week-  
Tuesday, June 3 - Fifth Grade Parade, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4 - Fifth Grade Celebration, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4 - Fifth Grade Dance, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 5 - Fifth Grade Science Blow-out, 9 a.m.
Thursday, June 5 - Last day of school
Thursday, June 5 - Rita’s Ice after school

-August-
Thursday, Aug. 21 - Meet the Teacher Night - 
Pre-K & Kinder: 3:30-6 p.m.; Grades 1-5: 4-6 p.m.
Don't forget to bring your school supplies. Here's the list for 2014-2015: Click here for PPCD, Pre-K, Kinder, 1st and 2nd grades. Click here for grades 3-5.
Monday, Aug. 25 - First day of school - 
Doors open: 7:10 a.m., Assembly: 7:30 a.m., Class begins: 7:45 a.m.

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May 28, 2014
School Supply list  The school supply list for 2014-2015 is out. Click here for PPCD, Pre-K, Kinder, 1st and 2nd grades. Click here for grades 3-5.
Field Day information  Summitt Field Day is still scheduled for May 28 for K-2 from 8-11:30a.m. Grades 3-5 will be on May 29 from 8 a.m.-noon. We still need juice box and sidewalk chalk donations.
Snack sale after Field Day  Summitt Field Day is Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29. After a morning of  fun field day games, the grade levels will enjoy 45 minutes of outside playtime or movie time in the gym. Snacks will be available for purchase in the afternoon during this free time. (Food will NOT be allowed in the gym. Students will eat snacks outside in the garden area). Please bring exact change. Proceeds benefit Summitt PTA.
Rita’s Ice will be available for $3 per cup. These snacks are available for purchase for 50 cents each: Capri Sun juice boxes, Fruit Snacks, Goldfish Crackers, Chips, Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, Peanut Butter Crackers, Cheese Crackers.
Chuck E Cheese Night  Summitt Family Night is Wednesday, May 28, from 3PM-9PM. Join other Summitt families for some fun games and dinner. Make sure to make all purchases at the cashier and tell the cashier you are with Summitt. Part of your purchase will be donated to Summitt.
Rita’s  Rita's Italian Ice will be available 12:15-2:30PM on Field Day days and Friday after school. Cool off with some refreshing ice for only $3/cup.
Dessert donations  Summitt PTA is having a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 30. Kristen Bradley, a Summitt parent and owner of Mama Loves Catering, has generously offered to provide lunch at cost for the staff. We are still in need of desserts. If you are able to bring a dessert (bought or homemade) for the luncheon please contact Ginger Garana at thegaranas@sbcglobal.net.
Incoming Kinder playdate  With the start of a new year, it’s always easier to go to school with new friends. Incoming Kindergarten families are invited to a Kinder playdate on Saturday, May 31 at Balcones Park (12017 Amherst Dr.) from 1-3 p.m. Let’s spend an afternoon playing and getting to know each other. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Angie Doucet at adoucet@tmlirp.org or Meredith Sansoucy at meredithsansoucy@gmail.com or call 512-590-9773.
Message from Mrs. Comsudi  Thank you to all of the awesome Summitt families that came out to our Family Fiesta Night. Mrs. Richey, thanks for coming up with idea to team up with Book Fair! We had a great turnout and it was a beautiful evening to spend with our families. I know my little boy had a blast and it was so great to see past, present, and future Summitt students!
I would also like to say a huge thank you to Concentra Healthcare, Dr. Sheneaka Jackson, My Fit Foods, YES! Fitness and Youth Sports, Anderson High School wrestling team and my husband for running the lacrosse demo! And thanks to Tina Ross for leading our Zumba class! A big thanks also goes out to the 5th grade wellness kiddos and HEB at North Mopac and Parmer for donating the door prizes for students and staff members!
5th grade news  There will be a lot of events for 5th graders next week. Click here for information on the 5th grade celebration, dance and science blow-out.
- Matador Days at Murchison for incoming 6th graders is Thursday, August 21 at 8:30-10am and 5:30-7pm.
- Fifth grade parents: Want to get in on the ground floor at Murchison Middle School? Consider volunteering! It’s a great way to get to know other students, teachers, and just get a feel for our awesome middle school.
Might we suggest the Murchison Library? Library volunteers offer much needed assistance to the librarian during the busy lunch hour as well as after school. Work one day a week, every other week, or share a shift with a friend and come in once a month. Options available! We could also use your help with book fair in the spring. And let’s be honest here – what’s better than kids and books?? For more information contact Nancy Barton at nancymillerbarton@austin.rr.com
Murchison Middle School news  Mark your calendars for Matador Days, the school’s registration event, where students get their schedules, textbooks, etc.
August 19 (Tuesday)  8th grade
August 20 (Wednesday)  7th grade
August 21 (Thursday)  6th grade
Open  8:30-10am and 5:30-7pm each day.
AISD AND COMMUNITY NEWS
Adelphi Community Gardens Work Day  The corner of Adelphi and Amherst, across from the Texan Market, is the location of the new community garden. There will be a big workday at the garden coming up on Saturday, June 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. The link to the volunteer and items to bring sign up is:  http://vols.pt/RkzMBE
We’re going to be mulching the common area, removing invasive plant material, working on our compost area and putting up our owl house! Everyone should wear appropriate work clothes with closed toed shoes and sunblock. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, gloves and a hat with you.
We appreciate any length of time that you can volunteer, but we must keep track of our volunteer hours so please be sure to sign in and sign out at our volunteer check in station before starting to work and then again when you leave. Parking is limited so either walk to the garden or park across the street in the Texan Market's lot.
GENaustin Camp  Want your girls to avoid the summer brain drain? Register her for one (or more!) of GENaustin's Summer Camps! At our camps, your girls will learn how to manage stress, build healthy friendships, and make a smooth transition into middle school. Check out our summer offerings!
All GENaustin Camps are for girls entering 4th-7th grade; camps cost $150 each
WHERE: Mitte Carriage House 1008 West Ave., Austin, TX 78701
WHEN: 9:00am-3:00pm each day
Calm, Cool & Creative June 24 - 26
Girls will learn new ways to manage stress and anxiety, and discover the importance of self-expression. This camp includes yoga, art creation, games and healthy cooking. Also, it's tons of fun!
GENfriends July 15 - 17
Girls will explore healthy friendships by defining what it means to be a good friend. This camp includes jewelry-making, games, creative culinary fun and technology-based activities!
Road Map to Middle School August 13 - 15
This camp will inspire girls to be their best selves and prepares them for middle school! This camp includes a panel of middle school experts, games, creative culinary fun, peer learning, technology-based activities and art making!
PTA Convention  The National PTA is holding its Convention this summer in Austin on June 19-22! If you are interested in attending any or all of the events, or even volunteering at the event, please contact cathypainter@gmail.com for more information.
Anderson Robotics Camp  We are offering two sessions this year for ages 10-17 (incoming 5th graders through seniors), July 21-24 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and July 28-31 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Please visit  http://www.andersonrobotics. org/camps/ to learn more and to download a registration form or email us at austincansbooster@gmail.com.

CALENDAR
MAY
Wednesday, May 28 - Summitt Family Night, Chuck E Cheese
Wednesday, May 28 - Field Day for grades K-2
Thursday, May 29 - Field Day for grades 3-5
Friday, May 30 - Rita’s Ice after school
Saturday, May 31 - Incoming Kindergarten playdate

JUNE
Tuesday, June 3 - Fifth Grade Parade, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4 - Fifth Grade Celebration, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4 - Fifth Grade Dance, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 5 - Fifth Grade Science Blow-out, 9 a.m.
Thursday, June 5 - Last day of school
Thursday, June 5 - Rita’s Ice after school

AUGUST
Thursday, Aug. 21 - Meet the Teacher Night -
Pre-K & Kinder: 3:30-6 p.m.; Grades 1-5: 4-6 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 25 - First day of school
Doors open: 7:10 a.m., Assembly: 7:30 a.m., Class begins: 7:45 a.m.

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May 21, 2014
Book Fair and CATCH night tonight - Come by for Summitt Family Fiesta Night on Wednesday, May 21, 6-8 pm. Please join us for a night of fun and fitness! The book fair will be open and we will have many free activities to participate in as well as some tasty and informative booths!
Ongoing Activities include: Anderson High School Wrestling, Anderson High School Lacrosse, Book Fair, YES! Fitness Fun Testing, Crockett High School Mariachis
Booths include: Aguas Frescas and Nachos, My Fit Foods - sample meals, HEB Door prize booth, Concentra Health
We will also have ZUMBA at 7:30 in the gym! Thank you, Tina Ross!! Also, a big thanks to our North Mopac and Parmer HEB for donating some wonderful door prizes! You can enter to win 5 goody bags with gift cards from HEB at the giveaway booth!  Winners will be announced Thursday, May 22nd
Message from Principal Standish  It has come to my attention that there are some parents who maybe not be aware that Extend-A-Care (EAC) is licensed by the State of Texas as a licensed child care center.  One of the state regulations requires EAC children not to share outdoor space with students who are not part of the program due to the fact that mixing non-EAC children with EAC children does increase risk for incidents. When incidents occur with children who are not enrolled in the program, EAC does not have access to emergency contact information or the authority to redirect the other child’s behavior.  EAC works with the district to reserve the playground, cafeteria and gym during the after-school hours. EAC uses the Summitt campus which includes the cafeteria, gym, classrooms, and the playground area which includes the playscapes, the black top and the track from 2:45 - 6:30. EAC works with parents and the community to share space by rotating to the blacktop, playground and field. Summitt has 80 students enrolled in their after-school program; therefore, they do use the playground from school dismissal until 5:30 p.m. each afternoon by rotating groups of 17 students throughout the afternoon.
It has been brought to my attention that parents are using the playscape areas directly after school before heading home. Due to this information, EAC will not begin rotating their groups through the playscape area until 4 p.m. Thank you for your understanding why non-EAC students and EAC students can not interact during after-school hours and explaining this to your students.  Dedra Standish - Summitt Principal
Rita’s Ice  Rita's Italian Ice will be available Friday, May 23 after school 2:30-3PM for $3/cup.
School Supply list  The school supply list for 2014-2015 is out. Click here for PPCD, Pre-K, 1st and 2nd grades. Click here for grades 3-5.
Dessert donations  Summitt PTA is having a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on May 30, 2014. Kristen Bradley, a Summitt parent and owner of Mama Loves Catering, has generously offered to provide lunch at cost for the staff. We are still in need of desserts. If you are able to bring a dessert (bought or homemade) for the luncheon please contact Ginger Garana at thegaranas@sbcglobal.net.
Incoming Kinder playdate  With the start of a new year, it’s always easier to go to school with new friends. Incoming Kindergarten families are invited to a Kinder playdate on Saturday, May 31 at Balcones Park (12017 Amherst Dr.) from 1-3 p.m. Let’s spend an afternoon playing and getting to know each other. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Angie Doucet at adoucet@tmlirp.org or Meredith Sansoucy at meredithsansoucy@gmail.com or call 512-590-9773.
Attendance Award  Congratulations to Ms.Ruenes and her class for winning the April Attendance Award. They had perfect attendance 18 of 21 days and celebrated with a party on Friday, May 8th. Thanks to all who participated. Here are the results:
Winslow/Doyle--14 days at 100%
Eddins--14 days at 100%
Cao--17 days at 100%
Cooper--15 days at 100%
Banovic--7 days at 100%
Brannies--11 days at 100%
Farnsworth--14 days at 100%
Skalaban--14 days at 100%
Jones--12 days at 100%
Pettigrew--14 days at 100%
Lamon--15 days at 100%
Ruenes--18 days at 100%
Fleming--12 days at 100%
Field Day information  Summitt Field Day is on 2 days next week: May 28 is for K-2 from 8-11:30a.m. The Pre-K classes and grades 3-5 will be on May 29 from 8 a.m.-noon. We need volunteers to help set up and run stations for Field Day for grades 3-5 on May 29th. We also need donations of water bottles, sidewalk chalk and juice boxes for our Chill Out Station. Those can be brought to the front office or gym anytime. Sign up here to volunteer on May 29: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VTyktImW19N0lrjf0EV__znrvcSjjxaRTzbZcxaA4rU/viewform. Thanks so much for your support! We are getting pumped for Hawaiian Field Day!
Snack sale after Field Day  Summitt Field Day is Wednesday, May 28 (K-2nd , 8-11:30)  & Thursday, May 29 (3rd-5th 8-12:00). After a morning of  fun field day games, the grade levels will enjoy 45 minutes of outside playtime or movie time in the gym. Snacks will be available for purchase in the afternoon during this free time. (Food will NOT be allowed in the gym. Students will eat snacks outside in the garden area). Please bring exact change. Proceeds benefit Summitt PTA.
Rita’s Ice will be available for $3 per cup. These snacks are available for purchase for 50 cents each: Capri Sun juice boxes, Fruit Snacks, Goldfish Crackers, Chips, Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, Peanut Butter Crackers, Cheese Crackers
FMP Survey re-opens  In response to requests from the community, the Austin Independent School District has re-opened a survey that will help guide the completion of the Facility Master Plan (FMP). The District is asking AISD parents/guardians, staff and community stakeholders to take a few minutes to help us identify FMP alternatives on issues such as overcrowding and under-enrollment, as well as to identify the needs at campuses and other AISD facilities. Your input is vital to this process. Please take the time to complete the anonymous survey below by going to the links below. The survey can be taken on computer, tablet, or smart phone.
If you do not have access to the internet, paper copies of the survey are available at your student’s school administrative office. The deadline to complete and return paper copies to your school administrative office is no later than Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The online survey is now open and will close on Tuesday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m.
AISD AND COMMUNITY NEWS
PTA Convention  The National PTA is holding its Convention this summer in Austin on June 19-22! If you are interested in attending any or all of the events, or even volunteering at the event, please contact cathypainter@gmail.com for more information.
Anderson Robotics Camp  We are offering two sessions this year for ages 10-17 (incoming 5th graders through seniors), July 21-24 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and July 28-31 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Please visit  http://www.andersonrobotics. org/camps/ to learn more and to download a registration form or email us at austincansbooster@gmail.com.
LASA Robotics Camp  The LASA HS Robotics Team presents Science, Math, and Robotics Technology (SMART) Camp for elementary and middle school-aged students. Please join us on Saturday, June 28 or August 9 for a 2-hour session building robots and accomplishing tasks with LEGO® Mindstorms® kits. We welcome brand-new beginners as well as repeat and advanced campers who want more time working with the award-winning LASA Robotics team members in a challenging and supportive environment.
Programming campers (age 8-14) will learn to use gears and motors, apply programming logic and understand sensors and how to apply them. They will design and build a rover bot and load basic programs to accomplish simple tasks. Strategy/Building campers (age 10-14) will work on challenges to design, build, and program robots that utilize ultrasonic sensors, race a course, follow a curved line using light/vision sensors, use the sound file in the software upon completion of a task, move and retrieve objects, and more! Camps will be held on Saturday, June 28th and again on August 9th at Zavala Elementary School located at 310 Robert Martinez, Jr. St. Austin, TX 78702 .  All campers will receive a snack and a very cool LASA Robotics SMART Camp T-shirt! All proceeds benefit the LASA Robotics Team. SPACES ARE LIMITED, register today at www.lasarobotics.org. For more information, email SMARTCamp@lasarobotics.org.
Programming Camp – 2 hours : Cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door; starting at: 10:00AM, 1PM & 3:30PM
Strategy/Building Camp – 3 hours : Cost: $50 in advance, $55 at the door; starting at: 9AM & 1PM
Camp Invention  Camp Invention will be held at Hill Elementary on June 16-20. It is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Register before May 16 and save $15. More information is at http://www.campinvention.org/ or on their flyer.
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.
Anderson Cheer Camp  Anderson Trojan Cheer and Mascot Camp for K-9th grade is available on July 7 - 10, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration information is here or at https://andersontrojancheerleading.shutterfly.com/
Pop Warner Football Clinic  Join us for the 2014 Trojans Pop Warner Spring Football Clinic on Sunday, May 18  at Murchison Middle School, Time TBD. More information at www.trojanpw.com or www.facebook.com/TrojansPopWarner
• 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
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 21-24 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.

CALENDAR
MAY
May 19-23 - Book Fair
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
Wednesday, May 28 - Field Day for grades K-2
Thursday, May 29 - Field Day for grades Pre-K, 3-5
Friday, May 30 - Rita’s Ice after school
Saturday, May 31 - Incoming Kindergarten playdate


JUNE
Tuesday, June 3 - Fifth Grade Parade, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4 - Fifth Grade Celebration, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4 - Fifth Grade Dance, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 5 - Fifth Grade Science Blow-out, 9 a.m.
Thursday, June 5 - Last day of school
Thursday, June 5 - Rita’s Ice after school


AUGUST
Thursday, Aug. 21 - Meet the Teacher Night
Pre-K & Kinder: 3:30-6 p.m.; Grades 1-5: 4-6 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 25 - First day of school
Doors open: 7:10 a.m., Assembly: 7:30 a.m., Class begins: 7:45 a.m.

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May 14, 2014
Safety News - Please be extra aware of our Summitt community. There was an attempted kidnapping of a middle-schooler off Ganymede last week; there was one in South Austin this week. There has been increased presence of AISD police at our campus. http://kxan.com/2014/05/13/attempted-kidnapping-reported-at-aisd-school/

Skate Night  The last skate night of the school year is Wednesday, May 14, from 6:00-8:30 pm, at Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann Dr. All proceeds from this Skate Night will go toward the STEM/Robotics program at Summitt. It is $5/skater.

Rita’s Ice  Rita's Italian Ice will be available Friday, May 16 after school 2:30-3:00 pm for $3/cup.

Dual Language program picnic  The AISD Vietnamese Dual Language program is hosting the annual End of the Year Picnic on Saturday, May 17, at Summitt Elementary  from 11 am - 2 pm. Join our students, parents, volunteers and staff to celebrate and recognize a year of achievements and contributions. Please bring a dish to share with everyone. Thank you parents, volunteers and staff for your support!

Book Fair Next Week  The Book Fair Fiesta is headed to the Summitt library the week of May 19-23!!! We will be in need of volunteers for set-up and decoration, cash register in the early mornings and the afternoons, take down and clean-up, and also for our Family Fiesta and Fitness night on, Wednesday, May 21. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48ACA92DABFE3-spring. Please email or call Denise Richey at drichey@austinisd.org or 512-414-4249 if you have questions. Thanks so much! Vamos a leer!

Fifth Grade Technology News  On May 30 at 3 pm, 5th graders will have the opportunity to take a Technology Placement Exam to get credit for a 6th Grade basic Tech class (1 semester) that is required. This exam will be given in the Summitt computer lab. If your child is serious about the Fine Arts, including Advanced Band, it is recommended that students take this Technology Competency exam. If your student meets the goals of this exam they will be given credit for one IB Tech Literacy course (one semester). Click here for the Exam Study Guide.

CATCH Family Night  Summitt's CATCH Family Fun Night will be held on Wednesday, May 21 from 6-8 pm. 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 michelle.comsudi@austinisd.org.

Field Day Information  We need volunteers to help set up and run stations for Field Day for grades 3-5 on May 29. We also need donations of water bottles, sidewalk chalk and juice boxes for our Chill Out Station. Those can be brought to the front office or gym anytime. Sign up here to volunteer on May 29: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VTyktImW19N0lrjf0EV__znrvcSjjxaRTzbZcxaA4rU/viewform. Thanks so much for your support! We are getting pumped for Hawaiian Field Day!

Snack Sale after Field Day  Summitt Field Day is Wednesday, May 28 (K-2nd , 8:00-11:30 am)  & Thursday, May 29 (3rd-5th 8:00am-Noon). After a morning of  fun field day games, the grade levels will enjoy 45 minutes of outside playtime or movie time in the gym. Snacks will be available for purchase in the afternoon during this free time. (Food will NOT be allowed in the gym. Students will eat snacks outside in the garden area). Please bring exact change. Proceeds benefit Summitt PTA.

Rita’s Ice will be available for $3 per cup. These snacks are available for purchase for 50 cents each: Capri Sun juice boxes, Fruit Snacks, Goldfish Crackers, Chips, Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, Peanut Butter Crackers, Cheese Crackers.

AISD AND COMMUNITY NEWS
Anderson Theater  NOTE: The date for Murchison has changed to May 15. The Anderson Theater Department presents: Musical Revue. In the last production of the year, Anderson students will perform numbers from beloved musicals. May 15, 16 and 17 at 7 pm, in the Anderson Performing Arts Center. Tickets: suggested donation of $5.00
*May 15 at 6 p.m. Murchison Middle School's Theatre Production class will put on a special performance of Monster in the Closet. *Appropriate for all ages

PTA Convention  The National PTA is holding its Convention this summer in Austin on June 19-22! If you are interested in attending any or all of the events, or even volunteering at the event, please contact cathypainter@gmail.com for more information.

Budget Community Meeting  AISD is having a budget community meeting at at Baker Center, 3908 Avenue B, on May 15 at 12 pm. 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

Robotics Camp  The LASA HS Robotics Team presents Science, Math, and Robotics Technology (SMART) Camp for elementary and middle school-aged students. Please join us on Saturday, June 28 or August 9 for a 2-hour session building robots and accomplishing tasks with LEGO® Mindstorms® kits. We welcome brand-new beginners as well as repeat and advanced campers who want more time working with the award-winning LASA Robotics team members in a challenging and supportive environment.

Programming campers (age 8-14) will learn to use gears and motors, apply programming logic and understand sensors and how to apply them. They will design and build a rover bot and load basic programs to accomplish simple tasks. Strategy/Building campers (age 10-14) will work on challenges to design, build, and program robots that utilize ultrasonic sensors, race a course, follow a curved line using light/vision sensors, use the sound file in the software upon completion of a task, move and retrieve objects, and more! Camps will be held on Saturday, June 28 and again on August 9 at Zavala Elementary School located at 310 Robert Martinez, Jr. St. Austin, TX 78702 .  All campers will receive a snack and a very cool LASA Robotics SMART Camp T-shirt! All proceeds benefit the LASA Robotics Team. SPACES ARE LIMITED, register today at www.lasarobotics.org. For more information, email SMARTCamp@lasarobotics.org.

Programming Camp – 2 hours
Cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door; starting at: 10 am, 1 pm & 3:30 pm

Strategy/Building Camp – 3 hours
Cost: $50 in advance, $55 at the door; starting at: 9 am & 1 pm

Camp Invention  Camp Invention will be held at Hill Elementary on June 16-20. It is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Register before May 16and save $15. More information is at http://www.campinvention.org/ or on their flyer.

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.

Anderson Cheer Camp  Anderson Trojan Cheer and Mascot Camp for K-9th grade is available on July 7-10 from 9 am to 4 pm Registration information is here or at https://andersontrojancheerleading.shutterfly.com/

Pop Warner Football Clinic  Join us for the 2014 Trojans Pop Warner Spring Football Clinic on Sunday, May 18  at Murchison Middle School, Time TBD. More information at www.trojanpw.com or www.facebook.com/TrojansPopWarner

• 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

Theater Summer Camp  Anderson High School's Kid's Theater Summer Camp will be held on June 16-20. Times are Full Day: 9 am to 4 pm and Half Day: 9 am to 12 pm. 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 21-24 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.

CALENDAR
MAY
Wednesday, May 14 - Skate Night
Friday, May 16 - 3rd Grade rocket launch
Friday, May 16 - Rita’s Ice after school
May 19-23 - Book Fair
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
Wednesday, May 28 - Field Day for grades K-2
Thursday, May 29 - Field Day for grades Pre-K, 3-5
Friday, May 30 - Rita’s Ice after school
Saturday, May 31 - Incoming Kindergarten playdate

JUNE
Tuesday, June 3 - Fifth Grade Parade, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4 - Fifth Grade Celebration, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4 - Fifth Grade Dance, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 5 - Fifth Grade Science Blow-out, 9 a.m.
Thursday, June 5 - Last day of school

Thursday, June 5 - Rita’s Ice after school

EMAILER 05072014


THE SUMMITT EMAILER
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May 7, 2014
Lost and Found Sale  Any jackets in the Lost and Found will be sold before school on Wednesday, May 7 & Thursday, May 8 for $3.

Teacher Appreciation Week  Don’t forget to show your teachers - homeroom and special areas - how much you appreciate them this week!

Book Fair  The Book Fair Fiesta is headed to the Summitt library the week of May 19- 23!!! This is nacho ordinary book fair, so… before you stow away your Cinco de Mayo decorations consider loaning them to the library to help spruce up our event. We are in need of all things fiesta--papel picado, sombreros, music, colorful blankets or tapestries, paper flowers, decorative wreaths, pots, or baskets, paper lanterns, pinatas and white twinkle lights.

We will also be in need of volunteers for set-up and decoration, cash register in the early mornings and the afternoons, take down and clean-up, and also for our Family Fiesta and Fitness night on, Wednesday, May 21. We will have mariachis, and I hope some light refreshments. Please email or call Denise Richey at drichey@austinisd.org or 512-414-4249 if you are interested. Thanks so much! Vamos a leer!

Skate Night  The last skate night of the school year is Wednesday, May 14, from 6-8:30PM, at Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann Dr. All proceeds from this Skate Night will go toward the STEM/Robotics program at Summitt. It is $5/skater.

Girl Scout bake Sale Update  “Dear Summitt, Thank you for helping [Girl Scout] Troop 1446 raise money for school supplies [at our recent bake & bracelet sale]. We earned $117 [to purchase supplies the school needs.] We will give them to Mrs. Stogdill [very soon]. And she will give it to Summitt students in need of school supplies. Love, the [Second Grade Girls] of Troop #1446.”

Fifth Grade News  On May 30 at 3 p.m., 5th graders will have the opportunity to take a Technology Placement Exam to get credit for a 6th Grade basic Tech class (1 semester) that is required. This exam will be given in the Summitt computer lab. If your child is serious about the Fine Arts, including Advanced Band, it is recommended that students take this Technology Competency exam. If your student meets the goals of this exam they will be given credit for one IB Tech Literacy course (one semester). Click here for the Exam Study Guide.

Tet Show Air Dates on Channel 22  The Tet Show is showing on AISD TV Cable Channel 22 at these times. You can also view it online here: http://aisdtv.blogspot.com/2014/04/tet-vietnamese-new-year-2014-year-of.html
Thursday, May 8 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 20 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, May 25 - 9:00 am

CATCH Family Night  Summitt's CATCH Family Fun Night will be held on Wednesday, May 21st from 6-8 pm. 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 michelle.comsudi@austinisd.org.

Field Day Update  This year Field Day will be a 2-day event! Here are the new dates for Hawaiian Field Day! On Wednesday, May 28: K, 1st and 2nd classes will have a 19-station Field Day in the morning from 8-11:30 am. On Thursday, May 29: 3rd, 4th and 5th classes will have a 16-station Field Day from 8-11 am. Pre-K classes will have Field Day from 11:15-Noon.

Fifth grade students will help run stations for the younger grades on May 28th, but we would love some volunteer support for May 29th. And as always, you are more than welcome to come out and cheer on our Summitt Students! We will have a variety of cooperative and competitive stations at our Hawaiian Field Day! Rita’s Italian Ice will be available for purchase after both Field Days, from 12:15-2:30 p.m.

AISD AND COMMUNITY NEWS
Anderson Theater  The Anderson Theater Department presents: Musical Revue. In the last production of the year, Anderson students will perform numbers from beloved musicals. May 15, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., in the Anderson Performing Arts Center. Tickets: suggested donation of $5.00

*May 16 at 6 p.m. Murchison Middle School's Theatre Production class will put on a special performance of Monster in the Closet. *Appropriate for all ages.

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 (trey@ranchroad.com) or Matt Thompson (admin@med-manage.com). NOTE: Trojans Pop Warner is donating all Summitt registration fees until May 12 Summitt when you sign up  for the Spring Football Clinic. Please email juliafannin4@gmail.com before you register your child to guarantee the fees are donated to Summitt PTA.

Camp Invention  Camp Invention will be held at Hill Elementary on June 16-20. It is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Register before May 16 and save $15. More information is at http://www.campinvention.org/ or on their flyer.

Budget Community Meeting  AISD is having a budget community meeting at at Baker Center, 3908 Avenue B, on May 15 at 12 pm. 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.

Anderson Cheer Camp  Anderson Trojan Cheer and Mascot Camp for K-9th grade is available on July 7-10, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration information is here or at https://andersontrojancheerleading.shutterfly.com/

Pop Warner Football Clinic  Join us for the 2014 Trojans Pop Warner Spring Football 
clinic on Sunday, May 18 at Murchison Middle School, Time TBD. More information at www.trojanpw.com or www.facebook.com/TrojansPopWarner
• 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

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 21-24 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.

CALENDAR
MAY
Thursday, May 15 - Skate Night
Friday, May 16 - 3rd Grade rocket launch
Friday, May 16 - Rita’s Ice after school
May 19-23 - Book Fair
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
Wednesday, May 28 - Field Day for grades K-2
Thursday, May 29 - Field Day for grades Pre-K, 3-5
Friday, May 30 - Rita’s Ice after school
Saturday, May 31 - Incoming Kindergarten playdate

JUNE
Thursday, June 5 - Last day of school

Thursday, June 5 - Rita’s Ice after school