Summit School Newsletter

INNOVATIVE TEACHING. EXPERT EDUCATORS. THRIVING STUDENTS.

September 16, 2022

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From the Head of School...

Dear Summit School Community,


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. It will also be Summit Color Day so wear your Summit School gear or Summit School colors that day. Mark your calendars! This is a great Summit School event and we hope to see our families there.


During the parade, our preschool students and middle school students will be parading down Muirwood Drive in front of Summit School in their decorated wagons. The rest of our students will be cheering them on from the sidewalk in front of campus. The parade will also be live streamed on our Summit School Facebook page for those of you who can't attend.


Due to the parade route, please do not park on the street in front of our building that morning. Our students will need that space to celebrate.


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


Sincerely,


Dr. Stephanie Nardi

Head of School

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Kindergarten Family Game Night

The kindergartners have been spending the last few weeks getting to know each other and have started looking at the communities of which they are a member, starting with their families. As part of their learning, the kindergarten families came together at kindergarten's annual Family Dinner and Game Night! Families brought their dinner and a favorite board game to share. Everyone got to spend some time getting to know each other and playing games. Connections were made as parents were able to get to know their children's classmates and families. A fun evening was enjoyed by all!
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NEW Coed Junior Cheer!


We are happy to share that Summit School will be starting a PreK-3rd grade Junior Cheerleading Squad. We are hoping to start in October and run through the end of the school year. We are planning for this cheer squad to cheer on our Sabrecats from the sidelines at home 7v7 football, flag football, and basketball games as well as doing short performances on Summit Spirit Days, pep rallies, or community events. Registration can be found here (https://forms.gle/9UpApV9294T7JLCN9). Please register your child no later than the end of the day on Friday, September 16 as uniforms will be ordered as soon as registration closes.


For questions, please reach out to Tylor Wimbish at tylor.wimbish@summitschoolaz.org.

Talent Show Time!

The Stars of Summit Talent Show is back! We are looking for talents of all kinds – singers, dancers, musicians, jugglers, magicians, gymnasts, comedians, scientists, actors, you name it. We’d love to see the variety of talent that Summit students have, so please be creative!

This year’s talent show is open to all who would like to participate. There will be no auditions, but you are required to perform your act at one of the final rehearsals. Please be prepared! If your act is not ready by the final rehearsal, you will not be allowed to perform in the show. The Talent Show will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 pm. The final rehearsals will take place on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 at 3:30 pm in the MPR.

Forms were sent home with every student. If your student is interested in performing, please fill out the form and return it to Ms. Vosseller by October 14. If you have any questions, please email her at erin.vosseller@summitschoolaz.org. We know that Summit students and staff are some of the most talented people around!

Great Work Sabrecat Cross Country! A Word from the Coaches.

We got through our first race! Our fifth grade girls had a phenomenal day with our 5 scorers placing in the top 15 and each earning a medal! WOW! These girls are the youngest in their division as the MS bracket is comprised of 5-8th graders. I was so impressed with their teamwork and their ability to finish 32 sec apart (1st- 5th runner). In the world of cross country, the shorter gap you have between your #1 scorer and the #5 scorer, the more competitive your team is and the greater chance you have in winning a race overall. Our girls team placed 2nd in the meet and brought home a trophy! They only lost to Trinity school (comprised primarily of 7-8 graders) by 4 points. The score was 50 to 54. For CC, the lowest score wins.


The gap between our #1 and #5 runner for our boys team was 4 min and 4 sec. I feel confident this will be narrowed down considerably as several of our members were not feeling well that day. Despite that gap, we still took 4th place in the meet which is a good place to start the season.


Regardless of the results, what I was the most proud of was the camaraderie amongst our team. Everyone was looking out for each other and cheering for each other. As a coach, it is so amazing to witness this team spirit and bond! It is the energy, teamwork, and collaboration that we share that is so important. Everyone plays a role and is needed on this team. You never know when one runner may have a good day or bad day…I feel confident a teammate will be ready to step in with effort and dedication and score for us! I love this quote: “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team”.

If you would like to assist cross country with this collection, drop off a box of granola bars in the front office.

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Summit School is so PROUD of our 2022 alumni, Devin, Case, Bastian, and all of our Brophy football players. Go Brophy freshman!

Brophy's Super Frosh Team

Celebrate National Bald is Beautiful Day with Summit School

National Bald is Beautiful Day.

Now Hiring 5-8 Advanced Math Teacher

Start Date: Immediate Opening – Ongoing
Work Hours: 8am-1pm M, T, R, F and 9am-2pm W
Rate of Pay: Based on the Summit School Pay Scale

  • Maintain positive, professional relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Maintain campus attendance from no later than 7:45am to at least 3:45pm on scheduled school days (100%FTE).
  • Possess exceptional communication skills.
  • Differentiate instruction to ensure that a range of student needs are met.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Meet deadlines as assigned by administrators.
  • Implement and model Summit’s character education and social-emotional learning curricula.
  • Participate in student recruitment and retention events.
  • Participate in community engagement events.
  • Attend required staff, faculty, and team meetings unless given prior approval by administration.
  • Attend professional development days unless given prior approval by administration with the exception of emergency or illness.
  • Maintain a commitment to continuous professional learning and growth.
  • Maintain expertise in subject area(s) taught.
  • Model excellent teaching practices to all stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by administration.


Other Minimum Requirements

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • Holds an Arizona teaching certification in the area of assignment, or working on a documented pathway to certification (PreK-8)
  • Current IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification

Preferred

  • Teaching experience that includes high school mathematics


    For employment inquiries, please contact:

    Dr. Stephanie Nardi

    Head of School

    stephanie.nardi@summitschoolaz.org

    4515 E. Muirwood Drive

    Phoenix, AZ 85048

    Direct: 480-403-9501

    Main: 480-403-9500

    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 AZCorp@ibescholarships.org. 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 kyle.allen@summitschoolaz.org. 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


    Support Our Summit School Community Partners

    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!

    Link: https://apparelnow.com/summit-school-of-ahwatukee-apparel


    You can also support our Cybrecat Robotics by purchasing gear at https://apparelnow.com/cybercat-robotics-apparel

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    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 Shopandlog.com/chandler 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
    1-800-539-3273

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