Hilltop Happenings

November 2, 2017

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Kindergarten Huskies outside their classroom sporting

new hats created in Mrs. Howard's Media Center class.

Kindergarten Parent Lunch Days

Looking for a reason to have lunch with your Kindergarten Husky? Stop by next week, Wednesday, November 8 through Friday, November 10th and dine in our Cafeteria with your Husky! Purchase school lunch and eat on our stage! Prizes will be awarded to the class with the most Cafeteria lunch guests. We hope to see you here!


Dear SHE Families,

This week, the Georgia Department of Education released the 2017 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) for all schools in Georgia. The CCRPI is the way the Georgia Department of Education measures schools and school districts and gives them a rating on a 100-point scale. We are pleased that our score is trending upward. Our 2017 score is 89.1, reflecting a slight increase from our 2016 score of 88.6.

While our score exceeds both the State elementary score of 73.9 and the Fulton County elementary score of 77, we recognize that there is much work to be done to ensure that our CCRPI score reflects the quality instruction that is taking place within our classrooms on a daily basis. Consequently, we have an opportunity to utilize this data to identify where we excel and where we still need to make improvements.

The vast majority of the CCRPI score derives from student performance on the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) test. Our test data indicates that we have high achieving students that need to be mindful of their attendance, improve achievement in the areas of math and social studies, and demonstrate overall student growth. As we continue to look at individual and grade level scores, we will triangulate data from IOWA and DRA/BAS performance scores to better understand the impact of current programs.

At the end of the day, the CCRPI is an assessment of how we are doing in relation to the End of Grade tests. We are thankful to have a snapshot of our performance, but we recognize that these CCRPI scores are based on one-day tests, whereas the school year is 180 days. There are many wonderful things happening for our students that are not captured by a single measurement like the CCRPI.

As the principal of this wonderful school, who leads a supportive, caring staff, I am committed to the achievement and happiness of our kids. That’s what drives our work every day. We are committed to teaching ALL students in the best way possible and inspiring students to be lifelong learners. With your support, we will continue to move forward and grow stronger.

Please look for more information in January about a Parent Coffee discussion where we will dive deeper into the CCPRI scores as well as discuss the IOWA and Georgia Milestones End of Grade Test. As always, thank you for your support as we continue this journey.

I am proud to represent a school that continually strives to improve.


Principal Gray

Thanksgiving Donations 2017

Summit Hill is well under way with our annual food drive to benefit North Fulton Community Charities. We will collect items through November 10th. Donations are collected by House color. The House that donates the most items will earn 50 extra house points! Please drop off donations outside of the cafeteria. Please limit your donations to specific items for a Thanksgiving meal.

For Thanksgiving donations, we need non-perishable food items for a Thanksgiving meal and grocery store gift cards in $25 increments. Last year we provided the makings for a Thanksgiving meal to nearly 600 families! Below is a grocery store list of suggested items. Consider getting an item in each category for a family of four or buying several items in one category:

Canned Vegetables (Corn, Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Squash, Greens, etc.)

Boxed or Bagged Potatoes and Rice (Mashed or Scalloped; White, Brown or Yellow Rice)

Boxed Pasta Mixes (Mac-n-Cheese, Side pasta mixes)

Boxed or Bagged Stuffing Mixes (Cornbread, Herb, Plain)

Bags of Flour, Cornmeal, Biscuit mixes (Wheat, All-Purpose, White)

Boxes of Baking Goods (Cake Mixes, Brownies, Pie makings, Cornbread)

Cans of Gravy (Turkey, Chicken)

Cans of Fruit (Apple, Cranberry, Cranberry Sauce, Pineapple, Applesauce, Peaches etc.)

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Book Fair Kick-off Tonight!!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: November 3rd-10th

Shopping hours: 7:10-2:15 p.m. except November 10th - closes at 12:00 p.m.

Special activities: Book Fair Kickoff - November 2nd 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available through Friday, November 10th.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.


Michelle Howard

Upcoming Parent Seminar

Don’t miss out on our Parent Seminar: Ending Power Struggles and Winning Cooperation

We are excited to announce our fourth annual parent seminar. This is a free event for parents at Summit Hill, offered by the SHE Counseling Department.

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017

Time: 10:30-11:30am

Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT-S of McConaghie Family Counseling in Alpharetta will be speaking on "Ending Power Struggles and Winning Cooperation". Tired of yelling, begging and bribing? Join us for this workshop and learn how some small changes can lead to big results in your family. We will address how to get out of power struggles and get more cooperation from your children.

Contact Mrs. Bowen at bowenr@fultonschools.org or 470-254-8900 if you have questions.

Election Day at Summit Hill

Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 7am-6pm

13855 Providence Road

Alpharetta, GA

Parents, our stage will be closed to lunch all day during voting hours. Please plan for lunch with your child another day. Thanks so much!!

Donuts for Dads

Thursday, Nov. 9th, 7:15am

13855 Providence Road

Alpharetta, GA

Dine on Donuts in the Cafeteria - 7:10-7:40am

Donuts For Dads

Friday, Nov. 10th, 7:15am

13855 Providence Road

Alpharetta, GA

Dine on Donuts in the Cafeteria - 7:10-7:40am

Zaxby's Spirit Night

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 5-9pm

Zaxby's Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings, Milton, GA, United States

Milton, GA

Equal opportunity employer and service provider. Reasonable accommodations and modifications made for the disabled. 404-763-4585 TTY 1-800-255-0135