Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

October 30th, 2019

What is going on?

Veteran’s Day Assembly

Sommer Elementary would like to invite our active duty, retired, or reserve service members to join us on Friday, November 8th in honoring our Nation’s Heroes at our Veterans Day Assembly. Coffee and snacks will be available for our special guests BEFORE the assembly, at 7:00 am, in the library. If possible, please fill out and submit the RSVP if you plan to attend.


We will also be putting up our Veterans Wall again this year. Resubmit your pictures from previous years or create new ones by downloading and using the templates provided below. All Veterans pictures can be turned in to your student’s teacher NO LATER THAN November 1st, 2019. We can not guarantee that any pictures received after Nov. 1st will make the wall. PACKET FOR VETERANS WALL SUBMISSION

We invite your students to write essays or draw pictures for Veterans Day focusing on What Does It Mean to be a Veteran. Entries need to be appropriate focusing on their bravery and sacrifice (any pictures with violence would not be appropriate). You can assign it as a home assignment for students interested or do it in class, it's up to you. The due date will be next Tuesday, November 5th, by 12:00pm. Please send entries to the front office.

Book Fair Shopping Schedule

Wednesday, 10/30: Shopping opens at 230p-430p

Thursday, 10/31: Shopping 715a-415p

Friday, 11/1: Shopping 715a-615p (late night!)

Monday, 11/4: Shopping 715a-noon

  • TAG Parent Referral Information Night for TAG Testing, Monday, November 4 5:30-6:30pm, Cafeteria

This meeting will cover information about our gifted program in RRISD and how we provide services at Sommer. We will cover the testing process, the timeline and steps parents need to take to refer their child for testing. For parents unable to attend, the presentation and timeline will be added to our TAG Team Website afterwards. It is not necessary to contact TAG teachers directly before referring a student.


Because of our diverse (and amazing) culture within Patsy Sommer Elementary, PTA has decided to make a collaborative cookbook! What does that mean? It means we need recipes from both you and/or your students! Recipe submissions will be taken via the internet HERE and rearranged in a easy-to-find manner before being published and sold at Passport to Sommer. What a great holiday gift this shall make?! And how exciting will it be to see you and/or your children’s name published?

In the event the link does not work, try this one:

Prefer to snap a photo and send it over instead? We’d love that too:

Looking forward to all your amazing recipes!


Oct. 29-Nov. 4 Book Fair

Oct. 31 Favorite Book Character Dress Up Day

Oct. 31 Report cards go home

Nov. 1 PTA Movie Night

Nov. 8 Picture Retakes

Nov. 8 Veterans Day Assembly

Nov. 12 Spelling Bee

Nov. 19 Thanksgiving Meal for Grades 2 & 3

This and That...

Hello, parents of second graders!

We will be hosting Christina Soontornvat, a fabulous local author, for a visit with second grade classes on November 11, 2019. You can learn more about Ms Soontornvat on her website.

If you would like to add Ms Soontornvat’s books to your child’s home library, they are available for purchase at several locations. Here are some links for purchase:

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Your child will receive a personalization form in their take-home folder. They may bring their books, with the form, to school on November 11th to have them signed by the author.

Thanks for supporting your child’s reading life!


Ms Margocs

Sommer Librarian

World Changer Club Clean-up

The World Changers Club will be hosting a School Clean-up Day on November 16,2019. We would like for our whole community to join us to help with this project. It will be a family event so adults and children are encouraged to join in the work. Items to bring: full water bottles, garden gloves, small garden shovels, shrub clippers, rakes and garden sheers (please label them with your families' last name). Please dress appropriately for working outside. Thanks for helping make our school campus look beautiful. If you have questions please contact Marjorie Manning, Laure Stroh or Celia Michaud.

Description of Jobs:

Trash Clean-up: Pick up trash around the school grounds (disposable latex-free gloves will be provided for this group). Garden and Flower Bed Clean-up: Clipping shrubs (adult job), removing weeds, limbs,(things to make it look tidy) etc...Date: 11/16/2019 (Sat.)Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm CDTLocation: Sommer Elementary


World Changer Club Clean-up day

Happy Halloween!