Summit School Newsletter
INNOVATIVE TEACHING. EXPERT EDUCATORS. THRIVING STUDENTS.
February 2, 2024
From the Head of School...
Dear Summit Community,
I hope this message finds you well. I am thrilled to share that the response to 2024-25 enrollment has been positive, with a wonderful mix of returning families and new faces set to join our Summit community in August.
A friendly reminder: February 15 marks the end of Tier 1 enrollment. If you haven't secured your spot for the upcoming school year, now is the perfect time to ensure your place in our vibrant Summit family.
We have several upcoming events that we would love for you to be a part of. Please scroll through the newsletter for more information. Your engagement is part of the success of Summit, and we genuinely hope to see you at these events.
Thank you for being an integral part of Summit School!
Dr. Stephanie Nardi
Head of School
The first grade celebrated the 100th day of school.
Congratulations to Anya for winning the Summit School Spelling Bee!
Mid-Year Data Report
Diaper Drive a Success!
The Summit Student Council, under the direction of Melissa France, just wrapped up their Annual Diaper Drive supporting the Arizona Diaper Bank. Each year the Student Council creates a video, flyers, and announcements encouraging the students to help babies in need. This year, Student Council was proud to present 14,822 diapers to the Arizona Diaper Bank! Congratulations on a job well done, Summit School! #kidshelpingkids #sabrecatpride
Camp Summit Registration is now open!
The Dean's Corner
Congratulations to these Sabrecats for being sent to Mrs. France with POSITIVE office referrals!
Mrs. Phillips stated, "Felix made a decision on his own that helped a classmate feel safe."
Ms. Jude said, “”Kennedi put safety first and showed responsibility and respect cleaning up a big water spill. She was not asked and it was not her spill. Way to go!”
Ms. Danforth stated, "Carly is very helpful during recess. She puts away the equipment without being asked. She is an amazing and respectful student.”
Ms. Danforth stated, "Maddox takes the time every recess to pick up the equipment. He is very helpful and an amazing, respectful student."
Jaxon, Klay, Max, Mario and Maverick have received a positive office referral for their exceptional behavior. Ms. Vosseller stated, "These boys noticed that some people were not sharing the bouncer the way they should. The boys invented a game of sharing and kindness in which they would randomly hop on an off the bouncer and allow someone else to take their spot allowing everyone to play.”
Ms. Angelakis stated, "Beckett always does his best on all his assignments. He helps keep our classroom and school neat and organized. He is always willing to help his friends and his teachers.”
Mrs. Phillips said, “Lily overheard a classmate tell another classmate to stop doing something inappropriate. The behavior didn’t stop and Lily used her voice to stand up for the classmate by saying “She told you to stop!” The behavior stopped. Way to use your voice, Lily!” ”
Morning Meetings- Please Join Us
Wednesday, February 14
Presented by grade 1
Wednesday, February 28
Presented by grade 3
General Safety Guidelines for Drop-off and Pick-up
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.