Summit School Newsletter


November 5, 2021

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From the Head of School...

Dear Summit Community,

Thank you for all you do for Summit School. Our 2021 Fall Fundraiser ended on Friday, October 29. Our final total was $46,577.10 which is just over half of our $90,000 goal. The Disney ticket winners are Ike Basha, Lora Lawson, Julie Massoud, Kendra and David Riley, and Matthew Sanchez and Amanda Reber-Sanchez. The winner of the wine was also notified.

If you missed the opportunity to donate, please reach out to Carrie Slade at


Dr. Stephanie Nardi

Head of School

Ice Cream Friday!

Summit Student Council Presents Ice Cream Friday
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Elementary Science at Summit School

First Grade Market Day

First graders at Summit School really enjoyed our Market Day. The producers worked hard last week making the goods that were sold in two different shops. Each first grade consumer created a budget for how they "planned" to spend and save their money today. Some planned to spend all of their resources while others planned to spend the minimum amount and save the rest. Several first grade consumers found that they needed to make adjustments to their budget because of the high demand for the less expensive goods. They were no longer available when they got to the “shop.”

Students signed up to work in either a shop that sold goods or a business that provided a service. One group filled the role of “consumer” first while the other half of the students worked in each business. Then they switched roles. Several students did not spend all of their money and chose to make a deposit into Summit Bank. On Friday, they will be able to make a withdrawal and purchase unsold inventory at a discounted price. They are learning “delayed gratification.”

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Follow Chips and Salsa @chipsandsalsa_tortoise

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Inviting 4th and 5th Grade Parents...

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COVID-related Absences

Please communicate all COVID-related absences to both and your child's homeroom teacher. The teacher will then reach out to you within 24 hours to set up a plan for your child's academic success during the absence.

A Mask and a Spare

Please be sure that your child has a mask and a spare at school each day. Masks frequently get lost, wet, or damaged. A back-up is a good idea.

Masking at Summit School

Face coverings should be 2-ply masks that cover the mouth and nose, and fit snugly. Any images or messages on masks must be school-appropriate. Masks with exhalation valves, neck gaiters, bandanas, or face shields are not approved, per the CDC and not approved for use at Summit. (Health and Safety Guidelines, p. 4).

Summit Apparel Store

Gear up with back to school apparel! Check out the Summit apparel store for customizable shirts, pants, and accessories with your favorite Summit logos!


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Referral Credits

Our families are Summit’s best advocates and we appreciate when you share your Summit story with family and friends. We ask for your help in continuing to spread the word about Summit School!

In addition to helping create a thriving community of learners, Summit School has temporarily increased the Referral Credit from $500 to $1,000 as a credit toward your tuition liability for each newly enrolled student of a new family. This temporary increased referral credit amount is for new students (not applicable for siblings of current students or for returning students) that enroll between April 12, 2021 and March 11, 2022. Each credit is applied to your FACTS tuition account after the new family makes two tuition payments for the new student(s). During these stated dates there are no limits to the number of referral credits you may earn by supporting our school! Please contact Summit Admissions or Business Office if you have any questions regarding the family referral program.

Note: Referral credits of $600 or more require the completing of a W-9 form claiming the income. Referral credits are not applicable for voting members of the Board of Trustees.

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