PTA News 09.19.2017

Math SuperStars:
733 people have signed up for Math SuperStars!  Way to go!  To earn the first reward, make sure you spend 60 minutes on Khan Academy by September 29.  And remember, the class with the highest participation in each grade level will earn and extra 15 minutes of recess. A frequently asked question is how to keep track of your child’s time. Visit your child’s Progress tab.  Click  “Activity” in the upper left of that window.  You will see a bar graph.  In the upper right, you can customize the date range you want to look at.  So for the first week look at Sept 11-Sept 15.  Hover your mouse over the dot above the bar graph and it will show you minutes. You can find the Progress tab on the dashboard when logged in as the child. Or, log into your parent account at click “View Summary and Settings” under your child’s name.  Then click “View Profile” in the upper left under your child’s username.  Finally, click the “Progress” tab in the center of the page.

Hi Sommer parents PTA Reflections is a talent search program in which your child can sing, dance, draw, write, take a picture or make a movie! Sounds interesting isn’t it! Showcase your child’s talent in any of the above categories or all of them. Theme for 2017-18 is “WITHIN REACH” and last date for entry is Oct 30, 2017. Student entry forms and guidelines can be found in All entries can be dropped in the Reflections box in the hallway (across the stairs) starting Oct 1, 2017.  If you have any questions please contact Let’s bring out that talent & creativity, let’s bring in those entries!

MultiCultural Committee:
Interested in having a Cultural Booth at our MultiCultural event on Friday, Nov. 3rd, 5.30-8.30 pm? We would LOVE for our children to learn more about YOUR country – share artifacts, demonstrate a craft or art form, or any educational activity. Come to our Cultural Booth Meeting on Tuesday, Sept 19th at 6.00 pm at the Sommer Library to learn more. RSVP with the country you would like to represent at Also, Starting Friday, Sept. 22nd, we will have MultiCultural Fridays. We need help creating art work for the 7 Continents. No special skills are required. Please see the signup sheet for details.

Community Service:
Sommer donated 23 complete boxes from our Amazon Wish List Hurricane Relief Drive. All extra items purchased will be donated to different local areas in need of the specific supplies. Thank you Sommer families!

Buy your 2017-2018 Sommer Yearbook now at the lowest price of the year. Online orders only at The Sommer Yearbook team is still looking for grade level photographers for Kinder, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades. Please email for questions and to volunteer.

The library is ready for weekly volunteers. Watch for the sign up to be posted on the library website! Book fair is next month, Oct 18th – 24th.

We will be using Remind to communicate information to parents about parties and volunteer opportunities in your child’s classroom. Look for your class’ unique code in Thursday folders or in an email from your teacher. This is a different code than the one from Sommer PTA.