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**Week of September 30**

Mark Your Calendars For This Week's Events!

9/26 - 10/3 - Book Fair Week

9/30 - Rescheduled 1st grade Parent Night @5;30pm

10/1 - Kinder Parent Informational Night @ 5:00pm

10/3 - 4th Grade Parent Informational Night @ 5:30pm

10/3 - PTO Meeting on the Patio @ Akashi: 7pm

10/4 - PTO Pay to Play: Enchanted Forest (See below)

$1 to participate (or show package spirit stick) and $1 to purchase a crown


10/7 - 10/11 - NO SCHOOL: Fall Break

PTO On The Patio

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 7pm

12230 West Lake Houston Parkway

Houston, TX

Enjoy a PTO Meeting in a relaxed environment with time after to mix and mingle with fellow PTO members. Food and beverages would be purchased on your own. Looking forward to fun informational night!!


RSVP at https://summerwoodpto.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/53369

Plan Ahead With These Upcoming Dates!

10/7 - 10/11 - NO SCHOOL: Fall Break


Week of 10/14: K - 2 Counseling Lessons during Specials.


10/21 - Boosterthon Pep Rally- Schedule to come

10/24 - Fall Pictures: Schedule TBD

10/24 - McDonalds Spirit Night 5 - 8pm @ new SW location( Beltway & WLH)


Week of 10/28 - 11/1 . Red Ribbon Week

10/30 - Boosterthon Fun Run: Schedule to come

11/1- NO School for students - Parent/Teacher Conferences

From the Library...BOOK FAIR INFORMATION

Book Fair Schedule:


  • Thursday, Sept. 26th - Early Shopping from 3:30-5:30pm
  • Friday, Sept. 27th - Open 7:30am - 4:00pm - 4th grade shopping day
  • Monday, Sept. 30th - Open 7:30am - 4:00pm - 3rd grade shopping day
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1st - Open 7:30am - 4:30pm & 6:00-7:00pm - 1st grade shopping day
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2nd - Open 7:30am - 4:00pm - 2nd grade shopping day
  • Thursday, Oct. 3rd - Open 7:30am - 5:30pm - 5th grade shopping day. LAST DAY OF BOOK FAIR
  • Friday, Oct. 4th - CLOSED for clean-up (no library classes)


Please see additional attachments below!

From the Nurse...

Vision & Hearing Screenings

Parents and guardians,


I have completed all first round screenings for kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade for the year, if a re-screen is needed, I will conduct that when it’s time (at least 3 weeks from first screen). If your child passed, nothing further will be needed. If your child did not pass, I will send home a referral for the pediatrician. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions.


Nurse Takacs

jtakacs@humbleisd.net

281-641-3005


Grade Level Parent Informational Nights

To give parents a little more information regarding all things specific to each grade, grade level meetings have been scheduled. These will begin promptly at the designated start time and last about an hour varying depending on grade level . For those unable to attend, information will be shared electronically by the grade level. Grade levels will also send additional information.


September 30: 1st Grade @5:30pm (rescheduled date & time)

October 1: Kindergarten @ 5:00pm

October 3: 4th Grade @5:30pm

Calling All Dads of Great Students!!!

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If you were unable to come to the Informational kick-off event and would like to volunteer as a Watch DOG, please complete the below.


1. Complete an Humble ISD Volunteer application at https://www.humbleisd.net/volunteer


2. Order a Watch DOG shirt. All Watch DOGS must wear a shirt when volunteering in this capacity. Orders should be placed on line and will be shipped to your home.


  • Visit dadsofgreatstudents.com/index.php/default
  • Click on Parents & Volunteers Shop Here (bottom of the page)
  • Choose your items and add them to your cart
  • Check out as a GUEST


3. Sign up for an available day on our Sign-Up Genius using the link...


4. Show up for your assigned day at 7:20am in the front office and we will have everything waiting for you to have a fabulous day.

Credit By Exam

For students interested in skipping a grade next year, testing will be available during the week October 10-14th on campus. To skip a grade, elementary students must take 4 tests – Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science for the grade they wish to skip. A score of 80% is required on ALL tests for the student to be eligible to skip the grade. For more information about October testing please contact your school counselor, Shannon Kinniebrew, by October 1st, so that requests may be processed in a timely fashion.


Shannon Kinniebrew

Summerwood Elementary

281-641-3007

Shannon.kinniebrew@humbleisd.net

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VOLUNTEERING IN HUMBLE ISD

Humble ISD continually enhances proactive safety measures to keep children safe.

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.

**PTO NEWS**

SWE Booster Fun Run Is Coming!!


Parents & Families-


This year’s main fundraiser is the SWE STARS Booster Fun Run! It is a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on October 21 for students. Families can gather pledges for every lap your child will runs (30-35 laps) at the Fun Run, which will happen on October 30.

Last year the money raised support our amazing library rennovation & updates as well as technology purchases.

This year our goal is to raise $25,000 for continuous improvements (Library, Makerspace, Sensory/Movement Lab & murals) as well as technology purchases.

In additional to the physical benefits of the Fun Run, students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD WEST!

Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Pledge information will be shared soon. Thanks so much for your continued SWE support! Together, we shine brighter!

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Ways to Use Rewards to Give Back

COKE REWARDS

•Any Coca-Cola beverage that has a product code under its cap or printed on it’s paper packaging

•Scan online and choose Summerwood Elementary or send them to school and coordinator will scan


AMAZON SMILE

•Shop at smile.amazon.com

•Just select Summerwood Elementary PTO for your charity


KROGER COMMUNITY

http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com/


•Visit website and choose Summerwood Elementary PTO as your organization



BOX TOPS

•Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online

•Watch video below for more information

https://youtu.be/Hh94b2BvFK4

•Download Box Tops for Education App
•Continue to send old clipped box tops into school in an envelope or ziploc bag

•Just scan a picture of your receipts into app. It’s that easy!

•If you shop online (Instacart, Target, Walmart, Sams, Shipt) you can email your receipt to receipts@boxtops4education.com (must have a box top account first)


•We have a school-wide goal to collect/scan 2,000 box tops or $200 by October 25th. Scan and send to school and if we surpass our goal our fearless leaders will go CRAZY! Mrs L and Mrs B will come to school with crazy hair and crazy clothes!