Summit School Newsletter


December 9, 2022

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From the Head of School...

Dear Summit Community,

Come to Shopping Night at Barnes & Noble benefiting Summit's Library!

Join us on Thursday, December 15 for some holiday cheer as we raise funds for our school. I will be there to read a festive story to the children. Lots of holiday activities and treats for the kids and a great opportunity to get your shopping done while supporting Summit. All funds raised will go directly to the library. In addition, Mrs. Casey has chosen some very special books that will be on display and available for purchase. PTO will deliver all purchased books to the school library.

Make sure to present the flyer at checkout so Summit gets credit for your purchases. (you can shop all day long and online) Also, if you plan on eating at the Chandler Mall or surrounding restaurants that evening don't forget to save your receipts for School Cents.

Thank you for all you do.


Dr. Stephanie Nardi

Head of School

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School Cents Special!


Earn 1,000 Points When You Donate To St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Text the word HEART to 707070 by Dec. 24 to donate online. 100% of donations will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Upload your donation receipt by January 15 to earn 1,000 School Cents points with a minimum $10 donation. Limit one bonus per person.

Fall Fundraiser Update

Hello Summit Community,

I hope you are having a wonderful week. Updated numbers for our Fall Fundraiser are below. Don't forget, our Fall Fundraiser is a chance for us to acknowledge and financially support the incredible programming and unique learning experiences that make our school great.

  • Enrichment Wednesdays
  • Athletics
  • Preschool programming
  • Campus safety improvements

And so much more!

Each fall, we humbly ask for your financial support. Our goal is 100% family unit participation and to hit our target of $100,000 with our Fall Fundraiser. As at other private schools, tuition does not cover the complete cost of a Summit Education. Gifts to Summit’s Annual Fund bridge the gap between tuition income and the annual operating costs. Keep these things in mind:

  • Unlike tuition, donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
  • For every $100 you donate, your family will be entered into a drawing for $2000 and $1000 off tuition* (two tickets will be drawn!)
  • The grade level with the highest participation level will win a pizza and treat party (participation is considered any giving at $25 or above.)
  • School wide celebration when we hit our target of $100.000.

Preschool---10.42% participation

Kindergarten---23.81% participation

First---23.53% participation

Second---41.67% participation

Third---13.79% participation

Fourth---15% participation

Fifth---26.92% participation

Sixth---29.41% participation

Seventh---24% participation

Eighth---29.63% participation

School Total to Date---$31,418.60

If each family can donate a minimum of $250 per child at Summit, we will be well on our way to reaching our goal! Please consider participating to support Summit. Thank you.

*Raffle winners will be sent a W9 form to complete and return to the Summit School business office prior to application of the tuition discount.

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Great Robotics Finish

Hurray Cybercat Robotics! They had a successful robotics tournament with 5 of the teams making the finals. These teams placed 2nd (2), 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

The best finish was the "Excellence Award" for the team of Becca, Mercedes, Alejandra, and Josie. The award is described as... The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX IQ Challenge. This award is presented to a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX robotics program. This team is a strong contender in numerous award categories. Excellence winners must have an Engineering Notebook.

They were 3rd in teamwork, and have an Incredible notebook documenting their progress.

Wednesday Enrichment Offerings for December 14

Students in grades 1-8 will be assigned to one of the following offerings this week.

  1. Yoga grades 5-8
  2. Campus Sensory Path Design and Painting grades 6-8
  3. Critical Thinking Games grades 3-5
  4. STEM Projects grades 1-3
  5. Spanish Arts & Crafts grades 2-5
  6. CARE Leadership Projects grades 4-5
  7. Valley Youth Theater grades 1-2
  8. Coding grades 6-8
  9. Spanish Support/Review grades 6-8
  10. Culinary grades 1-2
  11. Music Enrichment grades 4-8
  12. Math Activities grades 1-2
  13. Art Madness grades 1-3
  14. Preschool Buddies grades 5-8
  15. Wood Building grades 3-5
  16. Lego Challenge grades 1-3
  17. Poetry grades 5-8
  18. Reading Support grades 6-8
  19. Math Enrichment grades 6-8
  20. Math Support grades 6-8
  21. Reading Enrichment grades 6-8

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Math Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the final results of the Noetic Math Contest for the Fall of 2022. 25969 students participated in the contest out of 533 schools throughout the United States. Awards were given out for:

  • National Honor Roll (the top 10% of students): Students who are qualified for the National Honor Roll will receive National Honor Roll Medals, web recognition, and certificates.

  • National Honorable Mention (the top 50% of students): Students who qualified for National Honorable Mention will receive Honorable Mention Ribbons, web recognition, and certificates.

  • Team Achievement Awards (the top 10% of teams): Teams that are qualified for a Team Achievement Award will receive Team Achievement Plaques and web recognition.

I am very proud of all the students who participated.

Here are the results for Summit School:

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Earn a Referral Credit for Tuition!

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!

Donate your AZ Tax Credit to Summit School!

We can all make a difference in the lives of our Summit community! When paying your state taxes, you have the opportunity to direct your state taxes to assist a Summit student with financial need. Donate your Arizona state tax credit to the Institute for Better Education, IBE on behalf of Summit School. All Summit School tax credits are used for student tuition assistance. Please visit to make your tax credit contribution online and then claim it on your 2022 tax return. Thank you for assisting our Summit students!

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NEW Gear at Our New Store


Head's up! Your NEW 24/7 SUMMIT SCHOOL Sideline Store is officially up and running. To celebrate, we're offering fans an epic, month-long promotion— 15% OFF sitewide when you use code SPIRIT15. Stop reading and start shopping to score the latest fan wear and accessories. Then get out there and cheer on your team.

Check us out on social to learn more. Go SUMMIT SCHOOL!
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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

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

Summit School is a part of the School Cents Program!

We are grateful to be one of the twenty schools selected to participate in the School Cents program at the Chandler Fashion Center again this school year. You can help our school win a prize up to $3,000. It’s Easy! Between July 1st and January 15th, shop, dine or watch a movie at Chandler Mall, then upload your receipts to or take your receipts to Chandler Fashion Center School Cent drop boxes outside Barnes and Noble. Summit School also has a blue School Cents Receipt drop-box in the staff lounge. Each month, we will send home a new School Cents Flyer with more details about School Cents, including new bonus point offers available each month.

This year, funds from your shopping will directly benefit the current needs of the IDEA Lab!

Please tell your friends and family – anyone can support Summit School in the School Cents Program at Chandler Fashion Center! Thank you for your support!

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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