PTA News 10.17.2018


SAVE THE DATE because our Fall Book Fair will be happening soon!  October 29th-November 5th


Congratulations to Patsy Sommer Elementary for earning the Golden Apple Award.  What is that, you ask? It’s 100% faculty membership in our PTA!

Haven’t yet joined PTA, you can do so here:

Fall Fundraiser

THANK YOU again to everyone who donated to Stuff the Boots! The banner will be in the front hallway of Sommer thru this Friday if you’d like to see how your child(ren)’s class did. We met our school goal so all students and staff will be treated to Kona Ice this Friday.  Be looking for wonderful PTA sponsored programs throughout the school year thanks to your generosity!

Math Superstars

The first reward week for Math superstar is this Friday . Students need to have 60 minutes of work done and the class with highest participation from each grade level gets a coupon from Dunkin Donuts !


Have you created your Reflections entry yet? Submit an entry that relates to the theme “Heroes Around Me”. Help celebrate the arts in education by entering one or more items in the various categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Musical Composition, Film production, Dance Choreography and Photography. Student entry forms and guidelines can be found here. All entries can be dropped in the Reflections box in the hallway (across the stairs) starting Oct 19th. The last date for submissions is Oct 24, 2018. PTA membership is required for participation in the Reflections program. Questions? Please email

Healthy Lifestyles

The Wall of Champions sponsored by Sommer PTA Healthy Lifestyles will be back again this year!  As you are out at your child’s game, sitting at practice or dance class, watching them ride their bikes, please remember to snap some pictures.  We will be collecting pictures of our Stallions being ACTIVE beginning next week!!! Be on the lookout for a flyer with submission details in this week’s folders.

Spelling Bee

Grades 2-5 completed the written Spelling Bee on Friday. The top winners from 4th and 5th grade had their oral Spelling Bee today in the Library.  The top 10 winners from each grade will move on to the next round.


Calling ALL Artists!!!

Do you want to see your artwork on the cover of the Sommer Yearbook?

Now is the time to enter your decorated Stallion!

Print out (or pick up from the PTA folder by the office) 1 or more of the 5 Stallion templates.  Decorate the Stallion with crayons, markers or paint and turn in as many as you want to the Yearbook Box in the Sommer Library by 3pm on Monday, October 29th.  

The templates to print and additional details can be found at

Questions? Email

PTA Family Movie Night

Grab your blankets and/or chairs and come watch “Hotel Transylvania 3” with us, on Friday, November 2nd, in the Cafeteria. Doors open 6:30 pm and the movie starts at 7 pm.

Staff Apppreciation

We will be hosting a Staff Appreciation  Lunch on Oct 26. This lunch will be sponsored by our 4th and 5th grade parents.   Please be on the lookout for a sign up this week from your homeroom parents. Thank you for helping us spoil our wonderful Sommer Staff.

Multicultural Committee

Our Cultural Booth Meeting is going to be held on October 18th from 6-7pm at the library. Each year we have booths representing several countries around the world. We are looking for volunteers interested in sharing information about their own country.

This is an amazing way to have the students learn a little bit more about other cultures and countries.

Our first Foodie meet is for the country Portugal. We meet on Wednesday, October 17th at 11.30 at the Casa Costa bakery in Leander. Please join us experience food from another country!

President’s Corner

We have so many programs ongoing and are super excited for this year!! If you haven’t had a chance, check us out on facebook, Patsy Sommer PTA!