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**Week of December 16**

Plan For These Upcoming Dates!

12/17 - 3rd Grade Music Performance - 6:30 pm

Students arrive at 6:15 wearing "winter" clothes - Scarves, hats, etc..

12/18 - Day of Drumming @ SWE- Sponsored by SWE PTO

12/19 - Winter Wonderland activities at SWE

12/20 - Winter Parties - 10:30- 11:30am (PTO set-up @ 10am)


12/23 - 1/7/2020 :Winter Break: Enjoy the holidays!!

Please Welcome Mrs. Allison to the STAR Family!

We would like to welcome Erin Allison to SWE as our music teacher beginning January 6. She has written a short memo below to introduce herself until she is able to meet everyone.

Hi! I'm Erin Allison. I have been teaching in Humble ISD for 6 years as a middle school band director. I am very excited to share my love of music with the students and staff of Summerwood Elementary!

I live in the area with my three boys, ages 12, 10 and 6 and my husband who teaches high school band in Channelview. I play principal oboe for the Baytown Symphony Orchestra and I love to take long runs through the neighborhood with my dog, Lando.

I am so excited to meet all of you in January; we are going to have so much fun learning all kinds of music!

I know we will all give Mrs. Allison a huge STAR welcome!!

GT Testing Update

GT Testing for Grades 1st-5th

I have completed all testing that is necessary for all grade levels. Per the district referral and assessment calendar, you will receive a notification letter with your child's results from testing on January 31, 2020.

I have really enjoyed getting to know your child through this process. Please keep in mind that "GT" describes a child who performs or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment. The child also exhibits an unusual capacity for leadership or high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area and due to this ability these students require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop such capabilities.

Kindergarten Referral Window will close Jan. 10th.


Please let me know if you have any questions, I am always happy to help!

Robin Dukes

ELT Summerwood Elementary


Reading is Our Superpower Reading Program

Reading Is Our Super Power!

At SWE, we are all Superheros and…...


By showing that READING IS THEIR SUPERPOWER, students can earn stars to give their class a chance to win FREE BOOKS for their classroom library! Each class has their own superhero cape at the end of each grade level hallway.

As students read the allotted books and share with their teacher, they will earn a star to hang on their class cape. The more stars on your cape, the greater your chances to win free books!

How do students earn stars?

Students K-2 will read 10 books to earn a star (class read alouds, parent read alouds and independent reading counts!)

Students 3-5 will read 5 books (4 chapter books and one free choice)


‘Superhero Star Decorating Parties’ : Students who have earned a star will be invited to a “Superhero Star Decorating Party” to color their star (and receive small prizes) during lunch. Stars will then be added to class capes.

Tentative dates are Dec 5th, Jan 30th and Feb 24th.

Any questions? Please contact Melissa Donnell, SWE Reading ALT(Coach) at melissa.donnell@humbleisd.net

The Ten Days of December...

'Twas 10 days before Winter Break and all through the school,

the dress code shall deviate a bit from the rule!

On December 9th, let's kick-off the season wearing holiday bling or comfy plaid, and imagine all the fun that will be had!

On December 10th, the holidays are here for you and for me. Wear your apparel that resembles a winter/holiday tree!

On December 11th, the best way to spread winter/holiday cheer is by singing loudly for all to hear… Come dressed and ready for your sELFie!

On December 12th, Put on your best winter/holiday hat, -Hip, Hip Hooray! Parade around on this festive day!

On December 13th, in honor of Rudolph and the other deer, wear antlers or animal print to show your cheer.

On December 16th, wear a top hat, buttons and a sprinkle of snow. Dress like Frosty and you will be good to go!

On December 17th, let's all dress the same to stroll down our winter/holiday lanes (halls). Wear your red and white clothes to look like candy canes!

On December 18th, to help the Grinch's small heart to grow 3 sizes today, wear green to honor him in your own special way.

On December 19th, happy feet (slippers) and happy seats (PJs), this is how we should meet.

On December 20th you’ve never looked better… especially since you will be wearing your “wackiest” winter/holiday sweater!

Get ready for some fun….

Follow the daily themes of this annual SWE tradition!


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Anyone interested in volunteering in Humble ISD will be required to complete an application and undergo a criminal background check.

Go to humbleisd.net/volunteer to begin the application process.