Summit School Newsletter

INNOVATIVE TEACHING. EXPERT EDUCATORS. THRIVING STUDENTS.

December 17, 2021

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December 17 is an 11:30 dismissal. Classes resume January 4, 2022.

From the Head of School...

Dear Summit School Community,


On Wednesday we wrapped up the last of our "Looking Ahead" meetings with our rising elementary families. If you have any questions about the future of Summit School, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am happy to meet to discuss our amazing school community.


Please have a safe, joyful, and restful winter break. We look forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday, January 4.


Sincerely,


Dr. Stephanie Nardi

Head of School

Looking Ahead for Elementary

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Thank you!

The diapers have officially left the building! We wrapped up the drive with 13,670 diapers and 4 packages of wipes. A big shout out to Mr. Pray’s class for rocking the drive and bringing in well over a 1,000 diapers in just their class! We also were able to purchase over a 1,000 diapers from a large cash donation from an anonymous staff member. Thank you so much!

With gratitude,

Mrs. France and Student Council

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Piet Mondrian Goes Viral in 1st Grade Art

Students learned about Piet Mondrian and made a project in his style. During TAB choice time, 2 students created their own interpretations of Mondrian-inspiration leads to authentic creating and long term remembering of art history.

Camp Invention is Coming to Summit School June 27-July 1!

Camp offerings begin on May 31 and include project-based STEM opportunities including Champions, Rescue Squad, and Flight Lab. The last week is a new adventure for Summit School with Camp Invention. More information is coming soon that includes programs, registration, and other activities.
Find All-New Adventures at Camp Invention in 2022

STEAM Opportunities for Grades 1-8

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A complex, but fun, example...

Rube Goldberg Soap Challenge

Join Summit School for a School Choice Celebration

Celebrate National School Choice Week with Summit School. We will be there to share all of the amazing things happening at Summit. More information can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-school-choice-week-2022-tickets-189181796847
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For 4th and 5th grade families...

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COVID-related Absences

Please communicate all COVID-related absences to both attendance.notifications@summitschoolaz.org 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.

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). 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.

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!

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

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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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