Campus News 02.13.2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Sommer marathon! Sommer Elementary is pleased to host our first APEX Fun Run.  This school fun run will not only fund materials for our Innovation Station, but technology in the form of ipads and/or SMART boards.  Additionally, our students will participate in a fun week of leadership activities focusing on the following characteristics:  Unique, No Excuses, Inspire Others, Teachable, Empathize and Do Your Best!  We are excited to bring this great program of fitness, character and leadership to Patsy Sommer. Check out our face book page later today for picture updates. (Face book page link) APEX UNITED: Together We Are More!

It’s the Flu!!  and even if it is not the flu, please do NOT send your child(ren) to school if they are sick!  Forget perfect attendance!  Your children need to rest and get well or they will not focus in class, but will get others sick.  Students must be fever free (under 100) for 24 hours before returning to school.  We are doing our best to keep surfaces sanitized in order to combat the germs from viruses and flu.  Please help us out! If you would like to donate sanitary wipes, spray, or hand sanitizer to the classrooms, I know that the teachers would appreciate them.  Also, if your child is diagnosed with the flu, be sure to notify the office.  Thanks for your support! Spring will be here in just a few weeks!

Help Needed:  8 volunteers per grade level are needed to help count laps at the APEX Fun Run on March 1.  Please sign up on this Google form if you would like to help.  Students will all participate during their Specials time. Parents are invited to the fun!

Important Information: 

Conversational English Class:  We are please to offer a conversational English class for parents of students who are new to the country.  The class takes place here at Sommer every Thursday fthrough March 8 from 11:30-12:30.  Please see flyer for information.  ESL Flyer

Savings Book Fundraiser:  Although we are not officially participating in this fundraiser, we do have savings books available in the office for $25.  You can also renew magazine subscriptions online.  See flyer for more information.  Savings Book Flyer

Upcoming Dates:

February 14 “Family” Volunteer Parties

February 16 Friday Assembly Grades 3-5

February 16 Club Photos for Yearbook

February 16  2:00 Cedar Valley MS Counselors visit 5th Grade

February 17  Destination Imagination Tournament at Cedar Ridge High School-Good Luck to all of our students who are participating!  This year we have 27 teams!  Go DI Stallions!!

February 19-20 Presidents’ Day Student Holidays & Staff Professional Learning Days

February 21 APEX United Kick-Off

March 1 APEX Fun Run

March 3 UIL District Meet

March 6 3rd Grade Economics Fair

March 7 Kindergarten Round Up for Incoming Kindergarteners

March 9 Field Day

March 12-16 Spring Break

Celebrations!!  Congratulations to the following students:

UIL-2nd Grade Storytelling: 1st- *Inho K, 2nd-*Anagha M, 4th-Dya V

       3rd Grade Storytelling:  1st-* Mahi J, 3rd-*Hanish M

        5th  Grade Oral Reading:  4th-Tanvee A

   4th Number Sense: 1st-*Akhil Y, 5th-Rusheel B

        5th Number Sense:  1st-Dhruv R, 3rd-*Grace S, 5th-Tarun K

* Students will advance to the March 3 District-wide UIL meet

Spelling Bee: Our school spelling bee champion, Gautham Sanil took a written test last week for the next level qualification.  The results just came in….and our BEE MADE IT!!! Congratulations to him and good luck to him as he advances to the West Austin Chamber of Commerce Final Spelling Bee on March 25.  The champion of the West Austin bee will advance to the Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.  Good Luck Gautham!!

FLL Robotics:  The “Stampeding Stallions” won 2nd place in the Robot Performance Category at the Meridian International School on Feb. 10 qualifying for the FLL Regional tournament!  Congratulations & Good Luck to 4th graders Lauren B, Saanvi V, Sharvi N, Ritvik K, & Yash M


Have a GREAT week!!