Provided by Summitt PTA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or Meredith Sansoucy at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
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.
• 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.
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
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
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.