Eagle Update November 2019

This is Summit. We are Eagles. We will RISE.

Opt-In to Receive Text messages from Summit for Reminders

Did you miss the opt-in invitation to receive text messages about school cancellations, safety alerts and more?

If so, text the words "opt in" (NO HYPHEN )to shortcode 67587. Make sure your phone number is on file with Infinite Campus or you will not receive text messages.

For frequently asked questions about this service, go to https://edmondschools.net/parents-students/communication/

Veteran's Day

Please support the Summit community in honoring our Veterans. You can tell us about a veteran from your family or a friend of your family by clicking the link below, printing the template and sharing a little information. If possible, please include a copy of a photo of your veteran. Have your student return their veteran template and picture to their advisory teacher before November 11th. These write-ups and pictures will be displayed around the school to celebrate Veteran's Day.

Thank you Veterans for protecting our freedoms and your service to our country.


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Summit Parent Club

The next Summit Parent Club Meeting is Tuesday, November 5th at 9:00am. All parents, family members, and friends of Summit students are welcome to attend. We would really appreciate your support.

Counselor's Corner- Appreciating the People in Our Lives

As we enter the month of November, we often think of gratitude, of giving thanks, of counting our blessings. The season of fall has traditionally been a season of harvest. During Thanksgiving we usually feel grateful for the things in our lives—enough food to eat, clothes to wear, and a warm place to stay for the winter.

But what about the people in our lives? There may be people in our lives that we haven’t actually focused on appreciating. Perhaps there are friends that we are upset with at the moment, or stresses within a family, worries about jobs, or money. Perhaps parents are at odds with the adolescents in their households. How are we to appreciate the people in our lives when and if we don’t always agree, or even communicate with them very well?

William James, the noted psychologist, said, “The deepest principle of human nature is a craving to be appreciated.” We all want the recognition, to hear that “thank you”, to feel that our actions are noticed and to make a difference. How we receive appreciation is connected to how we give appreciation. Showing appreciation is a conscious decision to extend ourselves first, not waiting for the other person to make the first move.

So how do we show appreciation to others? Each person is unique and responds in his or her own way, but here are some general ideas:

1. Make eye contact to show that you are really present in the moment.

2. Spend time with others without distractions.

3. Be gracious when challenged, not taking things personally.

4. Be patient with the loved ones in your life.

5. Let someone know exactly why you are grateful by giving an example of how their actions have touched your life.

As we consider gratitude this season, perhaps we can also count relationships among our blessings.

Character focus for November Being a Team Player

Thanksgiving Break

This year Thanksgiving Break is November 25th-29th. Please enjoy the time with your family.

Congrats to our October Eagles of Excellence

Upcoming Actvities

Summit Book Fair

Monday, Nov. 11th, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 15th, 3pm

1703 Northwest 150th Street

Edmond, OK

We are collecting Box Tops

Summit Middle School is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Box Tops for Education campaign! Our school goal is to raise enough funds through Box Tops collections for STEM lab equipment. To help us meet this goal, each homeroom teacher has a Box Tops for Education bag for convenient donation of clipped Box Tops located in their classroom. Students - start bringing in your clipped Box Tops now!

Hurry, there is an ooey, gooey pizza party at stake for the homeroom that turns in the most Box Tops! A pizza party will be awarded to the winning homeroom, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Not only this, but if the school goal for this 2019-2020 campaign is reached, Principal Adams, Mrs. Cochrane, and Mr. Self have agreed to be pied in the face. This will be quite an event- let's reach this goal!

Students have two ways to turn in Box Tops (EVEN IF YOU'RE CLIPPING, SCAN RECEIPTS TOO - DOUBLE THE $$):

1) Clippable Box Tops should be cut out and placed in the collection bags in the students' homeroom.

2) Download the Box Tops For Education app - it's FREE! Scan every grocery receipt using the app when you buy eligible Box Tops Products https://www.boxtops4education.com/en/Participating-Products-Page

NEXT and IMPORTANT: there's a "Credit" button in the app that's available AFTER you scan your receipt. Insert your student's homeroom teacher's name to ensure they get credit for Box Tops for the pizza contest!

Finally, another collection site for clipped Box Tops is located on the front office counter. The teacher or the office staff has the ability to win a $25.00 gift certificate for their collection efforts, too! Remember, ANYONE can name Summit Middle School as the school that gets credit for their scanned Box Tops...aunts, uncles, grandmas, cousins, neighbors....ANYONE can collect Box Tops for us. So, encourage everyone you know not to throw money away with items they buy everyday! Let's get collecting - the race is on to meet our goal!

6th Grade Eagles of Character- Encourager

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7th Grade Eagles of Excellence- Encourager

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8th Grade Eagles of Excellence- Encourager

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November Calendar

Monday, November 4th

10:00-11:30 Fit for Life Field Trip 7th grade

Tuesday, November 5th

9:00 Parent Club Meeting Media Center

Wednesday, November 6th

8:45 - 11:30 6th grade Band Philharmonic Children’s Concert

10:00-11:30 Fit for Life Field Trip 7th grade

10:50-1:00 Pizza Day - Students may purchase pizza for $1.00 slice

Thursday, November 7th

7:00 6th grade Choir Festival Concert

6:00-8:00 Fall Sports Banquet @ Summit

Saturday, November 9th

8:00-12:00 CODA All Regions Band Auditions 7th & 8th Grade

Monday, November 11th

Book Fair

Raising Cane’s Day for Summit Middle School

Tuesday, November 12th

Book Fair

Wednesday, November 13th

Book Fair

Thursday, November 14th

Book Fair

Friday, November 15th

Book Fair

Donut Day - donuts will be sold for 1.00 each

Tuesday, November 19th

8:00-12:00 2nd Round All-State Choir Auditions @ Rose State College

8:00-12:00 7th & 8th Band Coda Auditions

11:30 Super SAC @ Sequoyah

Wednesday, November 20th

Eagles of Excellence/Eagles of Character

Monday, November 25- Friday, November 29th

Thanksgiving Break