Summit School Newsletter

INNOVATIVE TEACHING. EXPERT EDUCATORS. THRIVING STUDENTS.

December 23, 2022

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11:30 Dismissal on Friday, Dec. 23.

School Resumes January 10, 2023

From the Head of School...

Hello Summit Community,

Great things are coming in semester two and this summer!


Our students will continue to have exceptional academic opportunities, and there are new enrichment opportunities available. Our after school program will now include Phoenix Youth Circus Arts! In addition, we look forward to an ASL elective and a drone flight school elective for our middle school students. Wednesday enrichment opportunities will continue to include culinary, poetry, theater (brought to us by Valley Youth Theater), the arts, and academic enrichment. But, we are also adding dance, origami, chess, and yearbook.


Registration for Camp Summit, including a week of Camp Invention, is open. The offerings are heavily STEM based and include:

  • The STEM of Sports,
  • Super Science Experiments: electricity, bubbles, water, and Newton's Antics,
  • Pirate Camp,
  • Claymation, and
  • Forensic Science Mysteries.

Don't miss out on a summer of fun! You can find more information and the link to registration here.


Enjoy your winter break. We look forward to seeing you back on January 10.


Thank you for all you do.


Sincerely,


Dr. Stephanie Nardi

Head of School

Welcome Back, Elilai!

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Summit School 2023-24 Calendar

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Super Kids- Super Sharing

Our Middle School NJHS chapter is doing their annual service project beginning January 10 through January 24. The event is called Super Kids- Super Sharing and it is organized by the NFL Super Bowl committee.


Our chapter will be collecting new or gently used books, sports equipment, school supplies, and games. Students and teachers may bring donations after winter break and place them in the decorated box in the office.

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Middle School Theater Elective Presents... (excerpt from and article written by Sadie Peterson)

There are many amazing electives available to middle school students, ranging from band to Japanese. The theater elective, taught by Mrs. Saganitso, just performed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The six actors who took this elective spent weeks perfecting the play, and performed it for 4th and 5th graders first. The actors took the constructive criticism, and made it even better for the 6th-8th grade performance. The play ended up being 45 minutes long, making it the perfect length to enjoy and love.
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Diversity & Inclusivity Meeting Minutes

Old Business

  1. Funding

  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities (12/3) Recap

  3. World Kindness Day


New Business

  1. World Religion Day (1/15)
  2. International Day of Education (1/24)
  3. Holocaust Remembrance Day (1/27)
  4. Black History Month (Feb)
  5. Women’s History Month (Mar)
  6. Disabilities Awareness Month (Mar)


Next meeting date

January 17 at 2pm


Upcoming recognition and educational opportunities include:


January

***World Religion Day- Jan. 15

International Day of Education- Jan. 24

**Holocaust Remembrance Day- Jan. 27


February

Black History Month


March

Women’s History Month

**Gender Equality Month

**Disabilities Awareness Month


April

**Neurodiversity Awareness Month

Earth Day- April 22


May

Mental Health Awareness Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month


June

***Pride Month


July

International Day of Friendship- July 30


**This is a teachable moment topic for grade appropriate classroom discussions and activities.

***This topic will be added to the newsletter as recognition, but not necessarily part of the student day.


Unmarked items will have a celebration, performance, activity, or educational speaker event.

Seeking Career Speakers for March 8

Summit School will be dedicating one of our Enrichment Wednesdays to exploring careers. We are seeking interested female community members to speak to students on March 9 from 8:15 to 9am. As March is Women's History Month, we would like to highlight professional women. Please reach out to Dr. Nardi if you are interesting.

Wednesday Enrichment Offerings for January 11

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


  1. Chess grades 1-8
  2. Marble Runs grades
  3. Critical Thinking Games grades 3-5
  4. STEM Projects grades 1-3
  5. Spanish Arts & Crafts grades 2-5
  6. American Sign Language 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. Yearbook grades 6-8
  16. Lego Challenge grades 1-3
  17. Poetry grades 5-8
  18. Origami grades 3-6
  19. Reading Support grades 6-8
  20. Phoenix Circus Arts grades 4-8
  21. Reading Enrichment grades 6-8
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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 www.ibescholarships.org to make your tax credit contribution online and then claim it on your 2022 tax return. Thank you for assisting our Summit students!

NEW Gear at Our New Store

Hey, SUMMIT SCHOOL fan!

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! http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/arizona/phoenix/summit-school-in-ahwatukee
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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 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


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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