Campus News 04.09.2018

STAAR Testing:

Students in grades 4 & 5 will be testing tomorrow and Wednesday.  April 11-4th Grade Writing/5th Grade Math and April 12-5th Grade Reading.  We will utilize rooms throughout the building on these days.  In order to ensure that all hallways are quiet and secure, our campus will be CLOSED to all volunteers and visitors on these days.

Photo Texas Order Forms:

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in picture order forms.

PTA School Carnival:

Our PTA School Carnival is NEXT Friday!! You don’t want to miss out on the FUN!

  • Buy your wristbands early for a $5 discount:
  • Volunteer! If everyone signs up for just one hour, all parents will be able to enjoy the carnival with their families and we can provide a lot more FUN for our kids!  We are #10YearsOneFamily….Please sign up to help!!/showSignUp/10C0544ACAF2FA5FC1-sommer1
  • The SILENT AUCTION!! started on April 2.   We have hundreds of great deals including fun activities with teachers and administrators, gift cards from The League, Face to Face Spa, Adventure Kids Playcare, Dart Em Up, Halina European Spa, Chipotle, Feebirds, Smokey Mo’s, Pure Barre, Omnibarre, Urban Air, Heartstring Photography, Kristina Kirby Photography and much, much more! Go to an account in less than 60 seconds and start bidding! It’s that easy!!

News from PTA:

Yearbook:  Time is running out to buy your 2017-2018 Sommer Yearbook.  Avoid having super sad students when yearbooks go home in May.  Buy NOW  at Only a little more than half of our students have purchased one as off today.  Not sure if you ordered or not? Ask us at

Movie Night:  Family Movie Night Spring 2018 has been cancelled.  Instead, the students will enjoy watching the movie, “Finding Dory” on May 29th as a part of a fun enrichment day! (Fun STEM activities have also been planned for that day! It will be a great time for students to invent, create & experiment together!  Please send them to school!  😉 Mrs. Varljen)

Staff Appreciation:

Staff Appreciation week is 4/30-5/4.  This year, our theme is Happy Birthday, Sommer!..since we will be 10!  Homeroom parents will be sending out more specific information soon.

Multicultural Committee:

Come visit the country of El Salvador in Central America this month!  Muchisimas gracias to our Sommer parent Lorena Gallegos and her family for sharing some Salvadoran artifacts and information from their beautiful country!

Did you know? El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America and the only one without a Caribbean coastline.

It is known for its Pacific Ocean beaches and mountainous landscape.  Its Ruta de Las Flores is a winding route past coffee farms, rainforests with waterfalls.  San Salvador, its capital has a dramatic backdrop of volcanoes, has numerous museums and the National Theater.  Tropical forest and overall forest cover has expanded in the last two decades making it one of the few countries experincing reforestation.  Some words used in El Salvador:  chucho (dog instead of perro), chuco (dirty instead of sucio), pisto (money instead of dinero), salu (goodby instead of adios).  Take a look at our display!