Summit School Newsletter

INNOVATIVE TEACHING. EXPERT EDUCATORS. THRIVING STUDENTS.

January 13, 2023

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No School on January 16 to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From the Head of School...

Hello Summit Community,

Enrollment is open for 2023-24! We are so excited by the future of Summit School as we continue to build our community and our programs.


Some exciting news regarding middle school electives; beginning next school year we will be adding Speech & Debate, French Exploratory, and Italian Exploratory to our list of amazing offerings.


In addition, we will be making an announcement soon regarding an addition to our whole school Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program support.


When you are ready, you will be able to access your child’s enrollment packet electronically through your FACTS Family Portal account. Completing this re-enrollment packet should only take you about 10-15 minutes per child.


How to access the re-enrollment packet:

● Go to https://smt-az.client.renweb.com/pw/

● Enter District Code: SMT-AZ

● Enter your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password,

please click on Forgot Username / Password?

● After logging in, click on the Family or Apply/Enroll button in the left menu.

● Click on the Enrollment/Reenrollment button.


  • If nothing seems to happen, check that your browser is not preventing the pop-up.
  • Only one parent within the same household can be assigned to complete the packet. I can easily switch which parent is assigned to complete the packet. So please just let me know if the other parent, within the same household, should be assigned to complete the packet.


● If at any time you need to stop and complete the packet later, click the save button and

your information will be saved.


Innovative teaching. Expert educators. Thriving students. Thank you for all you do.


Sincerely,


Dr. Stephanie Nardi

Head of School

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Earn a Referral Credit for Tuition!

Yes, we are offering a $1,000.00 referral tuition credit for each new student (non-sibling of current student) who is referred to Summit for the 2023-24 school year. The credit will be applied to your FACTS account after 2 months. We greatly appreciate your referrals!

Attn: Families Looking Ahead to 3-5

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Congratulations to Armand!

Armand, grade four, landed a huge role with Arizona Opera. He was selected for the role of Kurt in The Sound of Music. He will be performing at the Symphony Hall in Phoenix March 3, 4, and 5 and in Tucson March 11 and 12. Congratulations Armand!

Let's Make It Two!

Let's make it TWO!

It is that time of year again, the "Best of Ahwatukee 2022" voting has begun and we are asking for your help. Please take a moment to go to the link below and vote for us. You can simply scroll to #55, #84, #86, and #88 to choose Summit School and our awesome teachers, or you can work through each category and pick your favorites. It only takes a couple of minutes and you can vote daily with each email address you have. Woohoo! Every vote counts. Thank you so much for your ongoing support!


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BestofAhwatukee2022

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Staff Completed Safety Training on Monday, January 9

The Summit School staff spent time after break getting additional safety training. They participated in STOP THE BLEED. With 3 quick actions, staff was trained to save a life. The number one cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. For more information, go to https://www.stopthebleed.org/training/
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Save the Date! STEAM Night 2023

Wednesday, March 8th, 5-7pm

4515 East Muirwood Drive

Phoenix, AZ

Join the Summit Community for STEAM Night 2023! Participate in STEAM activities, enjoy Rube Goldberg Machines competing in the STEAM Team Competition, Check out our NASA HUNCH projects, art displays, and more! Pita Jungle will be on-campus for dinner.

Get your STEAM Team together!

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Summit School 2023-24 Calendar

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Help Support Our Service Projects

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Diaper Drive Kick Off Video
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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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NJHS Video

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 8 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 interested.

Wednesday Enrichment Offerings for January 25

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


  1. Dance 1-2
  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. Reading Enrichment grades 6-8
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NEW Gear at Our New Store

Hey, SUMMIT SCHOOL fan!

Jump into January with 15% OFF orders of $100 or more at your SUMMIT SCHOOL Sideline Store. Stock up for yourself or for a fellow SUMMIT SCHOOL fan who's had their eye on that special hoodie, hat or tumbler. Best of all, this awesome sale is on for the ENTIRE month! So head over to Sideline Store now and save on all your faves with code JAN23 today.

Go SUMMIT SCHOOL!

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

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!

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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


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