Summit School Newsletter


August 19, 2022

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From the Head of School...

Dear Summit School Community,

If you walk in, drop off, or pick up in front of our school, please use the sidewalks for safety. Our drivers and supervisors are watching the best we can for the safety of our students. Yet, when students and guardians are cutting through the landscaping and the car lane things can get dangerous quickly. The guidelines below can also be found in the Family and Student Handbook.

General Guidelines

  • Guardians are responsible for transporting their children to and from school.

  • Guardians and visitors must park in designated lined parking spaces only.

  • Do not park in such a way to hinder the flow of traffic or jeopardize the safety of children.

  • Parking is not allowed along the red curbs.

  • Do not park in the designated spaces purchased by guardians at the annual Summit School Auction.

  • State law prohibits neglect and endangerment of children. Never leave children unattended in a vehicle at any time, and always use car seats and seat belts.

  • Students cannot be dropped off in the parking lots.

  • Pedestrians are not permitted to cut through the carline.

  • Please do not try to meet with teachers while they are supervising carline.

  • There is no use of wireless phones (or other digital devices) while in the carline.

  • At dismissal, please do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes before your child’s dismissal, time as this blocks our fire lane and inhibits emergency vehicles from entering our facility.

  • Summit School is not responsible for damage to vehicles or theft. Please secure all valuables and use caution while moving through the parking lot and carline areas.

  • Key fobs will allow access to campus on scheduled school days at the following times/locations:

    • Front Office doors during office hours (7:45 AM – 3:45 PM)

    • Front blue gate during drop-off (8:00 AM – 8:15 AM), pick-up (3:15 PM – 3:30 PM) and afternoon extended day (3:30 PM – 6:00 PM)

  • Front Office doors will be unlocked for drop off until 8:30 AM. After 8:30 AM, K-8 students must be walked into the office by an adult that will need to sign the student in to school using the School Check In system located in the front office.

  • When leaving campus, you must exit through the Front Office during the school day (8:15 AM – 3:15 PM) and not through the outdoor gates.

Thank you for being a part of our Summit Community and thank you for all you do.


Dr. Stephanie Nardi

Head of School

No Treats, No Treasures, No Touching

We all love our Summit School tortoises, Chips and Salsa. To make sure they stay happy and healthy, we are carefully monitoring their diet and refreshing their habitat. We ask that our Summit Community members refrain from giving them any extra treats, adding treasures to their habitat, or handling them. Please use just your eyes to admire our special animals.

If you would like to contribute to their care, please consider donating a gift card to help cover the expense of their special diet. If you would like to donate, a gift card can be dropped off in the office, your child's classroom, or sent digitally to Dr. Nardi at

Thank you.

Save the Date!

Curriculum Night is September 12 from 4:30 to 6:30pm. More details coming soon.

Student Council Elections

Summit Middle School Student Council elections take place on Friday, August 19 at 2:15. This year we have eighteen amazing students running for elected positions. If you are in the MPR next week, stop by and take a look at their campaign posters.

Celebrate National Rollercoaster Day With Summit School

National Rollercoaster Day

Time for a Parade!

Coming soon! On September 21, Summit School will welcome in fall with our Second Annual Welcome Fall Wagon Parade. The parade will take place during our regular Morning Meeting time beginning at roughly 8:25am. Mark your calendars! This is a great Summit School event.

To make this happen, please consider loaning us your wagon. If you are able, please begin dropping wagons at school on Monday, August 22. Make sure your wagon is labeled with your name on the bottom for easy return. You may park your wagon next to the Idea Lab entrance. Thank you.

Summit Welcomes Fall Wagon Parade

Good Neighbors

We were contacted by a local community member regarding 46th Street. The community is concerned about drivers during drop off and pick up. Please make sure that you are stopping at the stop sign on Muirwood and 46th, and that we try to avoid blocking traffic for local residents on 46th Street by pulling off to the side of the road while waiting. It is important that the entire Summit School Community works together to be a positive part of Ahwatukee.

At Summit School art can be messy and beautiful!

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After School Enrichment

Hello Summit Community,

Be sure to get your registrations in for our after school programs as soon as possible. Any programs with low enrollment may be cut by the provider. Please complete your registration no later than August 19. You can find the booklet here.

Morning Meetings are Back at Summit School!

Morning Meetings are Back!

Referral Credits and IBE

I hope this message finds you enjoying your summer break and hopefully staying cool with these toasty temps rising. As we begin to plan for the upcoming school year, we figured it was a great time to remind you of a couple awesome programs that Summit offers.

Yes, we are still offering a $1,000.00 referral tuition credit for each new student (non-sibling of current student) who is referred to Summit for the 2022-23 school year. The credit will be applied to your FACTS account after 2 months. We greatly appreciate your referrals!

Also, if you or someone you know owns or is a decision-maker in an LLC or S-Corp, there are some new, beneficial tax changes (See message below from IBE).

Corporate Donation season is here and there have been some HUGE things happening at IBE. As you may have heard, our very generous S-Corporations could potentially receive a deduction on their Federal tax forms in addition to the State dollar-for-dollar tax credit.

Please check out the following link for more information.

2022 Corp Info.pdf

Here is the link for the fillable IBE Corporate Tax Application. Complete it and return it to We are here to walk every step of the approval and donation process with you. Please feel free to contact IBE with any questions you may have. 520.512.5438

Summit School Community Partnerships

Do you own or have a connection to a local business? Please share.

Dear Community Member,

Summit School is pleased to announce that we are starting a community partner program with businesses in our local community. We know that connections in the community are invaluable to the success of our school and our local businesses.

We would like to invite you to become a Summit Community Partner. This partnership requires no donations or financial support. Instead, we ask for mutual participation. Here is how it works.

  • You agree to be a Summit Community Partner by posting our Summit School Community Partner flyer, poster, or our Summit School brochures in your business.

  • We add your logo to our Summit Community Partners website page and our weekly school digital newsletter.

  • We will reach out to you when we have campus events that you may be interested in for the purpose of sponsorship, table displays, or other connections.

  • We offer you the opportunity to add items or information to our new family welcome bags.

To get started, please complete this form or reach out to Kyle Allen, Director of Admissions and Marketing at In addition, please send your business logo as a .png or .jpg file to the email address above.

Want to know more about Summit School? We would be happy to give you a tour of our campus. If you would like a tour or have any questions, please email Kyle Allen or call 480-403-9506. Thank you for your consideration.

In Partnership,

Dr. Stephanie Nardi

Head of School

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Summit Apparel Store- New Items Added!

Gear up with back to school apparel! Check out the Summit apparel store for customizable shirts, pants, and accessories with your favorite Summit logos!


You can also support our Cybrecat Robotics by purchasing gear at

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School Cents is Back! This year funds will support our IDEA Lab.

EARN 5x & 10x POINTS!

Get a jump on back-to-school shopping! Earn 25 points per dollar spent at all Chandler Fashion Center shops and restaurants, plus 50 points per dollar spent at all Food Court eateries. Submit your receipt to help your school earn up to $3,000!

Submit Receipts

Each participating school earns $400 to $3,000!
Learn More
School Cents website
Chandler Fashion Center website
School Cents flyer

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