Hilltop Happenings

October 20, 2017


Over the past couple of months a number of parents have come forward and asked that additional time be added to the master schedule for recess. While Summit Hill currently meets the current recess requirement set by the county and state, we have committed to looking into the request for future consideration. Careful planning and multiple variables go into the development of our master schedule each year, which is created each spring with the input of teaching staff to ensure our students’ academic needs are met. Therefore, we need to be diligent in reviewing this request.

Within the next month, students, staff, and parents will be given a survey to assess the interest, impact, and effectiveness of our current programs. The leadership team will work with the SGC to review the feedback provided by the survey. Based on this engagement and the information, we will make a decision.

We look forward to receiving your feedback on the survey.

Red Ribbon Week - October 23 - 27

What is Red Ribbon?

The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23 - 27.

How can we show our support?

Red Ribbon Week is an ideal way for students and our community to unite & take a visible stand against drugs!!

Below are a few fun ways that our SHE students will be supporting Red Ribbon week:

Monday, October 23:

"Red"y To Live A Drug-Free Life

Wear Red to kick-off the week


Tuesday, October 24:

"My Future is TOO Bright for Drugs"

Neon Clothes Day


Wednesday, October 25:

"Hats Off to Being Drug Free"

Hat Day


Thursday, October 26:

"Let's Team Up Against Drugs"

SHE House day (wear your house colors!)


Friday, October 27:

"Follow Your Dreams, Don't Do Drugs"

PJ Day

Summit Hill Elementary Technology Fair December 4th - 8th

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It is time to create a project for the Technology Fair. Once you have decided on your category, you will register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y28DDF2 by November 26th. This fair is open to any student in third through fifth grade. Students may register for only one project either individually or as part of a team. A team consists of two people only. Teams and individuals will compete against each other within each grade grouping. The grade groupings are 3-4 and 5-6. You will receive a time and a day to show off your projects.

If you have questions, please first refer to http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/acd/learnteach/pages/technology-competition.aspx. It has a list of categories with the rubrics I will use to judge them.

Good luck! Please let me know if you have any questions.


Mrs. Howard

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Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: November 3rd-10th

Shopping hours: 7:10-2:15 p.m. except November 10th - closes at 12:00 p.m.

Special activities: Book Fair Kickoff - November 2nd 4:30-8:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from October 30th to November 10th.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.


Michelle Howard

Thanksgiving Food Drive for North Fulton Community Charities

Summit Hill will begin our annual food drive to benefit North Fulton Community Charities. We will collect items from October 30th –November 10th.

Donations will be collected by House color. The House that donates the most will earn 50 extra points. Please drop off donations outside of the cafeteria.

Thanksgiving Donations 2017

For Thanksgiving donations, we need non-perishable food items for a Thanksgiving meal and grocery store gift cards in $25 increments.

Last year we provided the makings for a Thanksgiving meal to nearly 600 families!

Below is a grocery store list of suggested items. Consider getting an item in each category for a family of four or buying several items in one category:

Canned Vegetables (Corn, Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Squash, Greens, etc.)

Boxed or Bagged Potatoes and Rice (Mashed or Scalloped; White, Brown or Yellow Rice)

Boxed Pasta Mixes (Mac-n-Cheese, Side pasta mixes)

Boxed or Bagged Stuffing Mixes (Cornbread, Herb, Plain)

Bags of Flour, Cornmeal, Biscuit mixes (Wheat, All-Purpose, White)

Boxes of Baking Goods (Cake Mixes, Brownies, Pie makings, Cornbread)

Cans of Gravy (Turkey, Chicken)

Cans of Fruit (Apple, Cranberry, Cranberry Sauce,

Pineapple, Applesauce, Peaches etc.)

Please limit your donations to specific items for a Thanksgiving meal.


Friday, Oct. 20th, 5-9pm

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