Summerfield Elementary PTA

Welcome to our Outstanding October!

Fall & Fun are in the Air!

Hello Summerfield Families,

It has been a wonderful start to the school year! There are so many things to be thankful for when it comes to our school community.

First, I want to thank the RUN Team - words can not express how much your efforts since July mean to all of us. The Sponsor Team outdid themselves with securing corporate sponsors this year! Our DAY of RUN volunteers were flexible with our rainy weather and willing to make new plans as needed. To the Board who each played a role - counting & sorting shirts, creating envelopes & event communications, counting donations, awarding prizes and all of the other things that make RUN run smoothly - I thank you all! And to our parents - your participation was the highest it has ever been in the years since RUN's inception! Not only did we beat our $30,000 goal before our scheduled RUN date but we outdid ourselves with our total by more than $8,000, which was well above what we did last year! All of us pulling together to benefit our students, staff and school truly is what PTA is all about!

Our family engagement this year has been outstanding! Between our September Movie Night and first Skate Night, as well as Family Nights at our local restaurants - the VIKINGS are there in full force! We have already surpassed our membership total from last year as well! It is an amazing feeling to be part of something so special. I hope that you will join us for our next Family Fun Night and first General PTA on Tuesday, October 13th in the Bus Loop for a Family Picnic beginning at 6:00 p.m. Children are encouraged to bring balls, jump ropes and other outdoor toys. Parents bring a blanket and picnic dinner for your family. Godino's will have gelato available for purchase that night. Our brief PTA meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and we will vote to approve the 2015-2016 PTA budget.

Thanks again for taking such an active role in building our school community!


Danielle Elliott

Summerfield Elementary PTA President

Male Involvement at SES!

Our male involvement group TEAM Dad is comprised of fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles and other special males in our school family. TEAM Dad hosts a monthly LUNCH with DAD week in which we invite all of our involved "dads" to come have lunch with their favorite Vikings. Our first LUNCH with DAD week is October 19th-23rd.

We follow this schedule for each grade level, to help spread out the crowds and to have ample parking, but you are always welcome to have lunch when works for your schedule.

Mondays: K and 5th

Tuesdays: 1st

Wednesdays: 2nd

Thursdays: 3rd

Fridays: 4th

We hope to see you there. Please remember you must sign-in at the office and if you have not scanned your license yet that you will need to do that as well. So please add a few minutes to your check-in time.

"Let Your Imagination Soar" with the Reflections Art Contest

October is Reflections Month at SES. The National PTA Reflections Art Contest is being held the month of October at Summerfield. Entries are due on October 30th. The theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly" and children can create an original work of art in 1 or more of the following categories: film production, literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography and musical composition. Last year there were several GCS students who placed at the State Level.