Sommer PTA ENews

January 15, 2014

Hello Patsy Sommer Families,

Thanks for your help during the first semester of school! We hope you had a wonderful break and are ready to finish the year strong! We have included some new information for 2014. The first part of our eNews is included on-line only and the second part is also distributed through fliers. Let us know if you have further questions!



Thanks to you!

· Thank you to all our Candy Land volunteers. We could not have provided such a large event without your help. Also, thank you to our wonderful Sommer Choirs. The music was beautiful!

· Thank you to everyone who donated toys and books to the Williamson County Brown Santa Program. It took two trips to deliver the items!


ON-LINE ONLY (no flyers will be distributed)

Teacher Luncheon - New

Sommer 2nd and 3rd grade parents will be sponsoring a pizza and salad staff appreciation luncheon on Thursday, January 23rd. Salads, desserts and beverages will be provided by the parents along with monetary donations for pizzas from Tony C's in Avery Ranch. Sign-up lists coming soon!

Date to Remember

January 23, 2014

Signup Link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B49A4AA2FA31-pizza


Math Superstars – New

Welcome Kindergarten students! The Math Superstars worksheets will be posted for Kindergarten students on January 20th. Students remember to go online and print out the worksheet for your grade level each week. Each worksheet will be due back the following Monday. Remember to show as much work as possible as partial credit will be given. You will earn points for the right answers. Awards will be given once certain goals are met!

Date to Remember

January 20, 2014 – May 2014

Worksheet Link:

http://teacherweb.com/TX/PatsySommerElementary/mathsuperstars/h0.stm


FLYERS WILL BE SENT HOME

Spirit Event - New

January brings a new spirit event opportunity for our families. Please join us on Tuesdays throughout the month of January at Bellini's. Bellini's will donate 20% back to our school if you mention that you are with Sommer Elementary. This is good all day on Tuesday: lunch, dinner, dine-in and carryout! Check your guest receipt to make sure Sommer’s name is listed as an item on the receipt. This will ensure that the sale will be included in the “give back” calculation!

Date to Remember

Every Tuesday in January – Bellini’s Spirit Event


Yearbook - Reminder

Order your yearbook on-line through Balfour. Select Patsy Sommer Elementary.


Link:

http://www.balfour.com/

Attendance Campaign

Help us reach our 98% goal by limiting absences to 3 days per student per school year.


Link:

http://sommerpta.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=43

Healthy Lifestyles

Be sure to have your student complete and turn in their December healthy actions calendar to receive a gel wristband. January's calendar will be available soon on the PTA website.

Information: http://sommerpta.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=39

Calendar: http://sommerpta.my-pta.org/GetContent/GetDocument.asp?ID=70


2014 Events

January 23rd – Teacher Luncheon (sponsored by 2nd & 3rd grades)

February 6th – PTA General Membership Meeting (11:30am located in the PTA Room)

February 21st – Movie Night

March 5th - PTA General Membership Meeting (11:30am located in the PTA Room)

March 27th – Teacher Luncheon (sponsored by pre-K, K and 1st grade)

April 7th – 11th – Teacher Appreciation Week

April 16th - PTA General Membership Meeting (6:30pm located in the Cafeteria)

May 2nd - Carnival

May 21st - PTA General Membership Meeting (11:30am located in the PTA Room)


Thank you to our generous Patsy Sommer PTA Sponsors!!!

Diamond

Scott & White Emergency Hospital Cedar Park

Platinum

Kid Spa Austin

Little Smiles Pediatric Dentist

Orange Leaf Avery Ranch

Ortho 360

Pak & Ship Plus

Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union

Gold

Adventure Kids Playcare

Art + Academy

Avery Orthodontics

Avery Ranch Pediatric Dentistry

Avery Ranch Redfish

Blonde Faith Salon

Candace Lambert Scentsy

Capstone Acquisitions

Cruise Planners - Austin Cruise & Travel

PhoNatic Vietnamese Cuisine

Realty Austin

Salus Chiropractic

Silver

C&R Interior Design

Lil Kickers Austin

Urgent & Family Care at Avery Ranch