To serve the best interests of our children, parents and educators need one another: We need each other's questions, insights, wisdom and support because our children deserve nothing less than the best we have to give. This work that we do together as educators and parents changes our children's lives and equips them to deal with-and reshape the world they are inheriting. This is work that matters.
As educators we can't support a child alone: we don't know all that there is to know in that child's universe. As parents you can't support your child alone: part of your child's universe--a crucial part--is here at Summit. As partners and allies we are able to act in the best interests of your child.
At Summit, we give the parent-school relationship attention and fill it with intention, and we acknowledge and leverage one another's areas of focus and expertise. Our Parent Learning opportunities are offered as a compliment to your experience in this community. Join us as often as you are able.
Parent Learning Events for 2016-2017
The Parents’ Association (PA) is a group of parents who volunteer their time to coordinate enrichment and fund-raising activities which benefit Summit children. These activities provide help to the classroom teachers and staff and financial support through “fun raisers.”
Our fund raisers include Book Fair, May Frolics, Ea$y Money, school pictures and the biennial Gala Auction. The proceeds from these activities are used for special projects including library equipment, computers and software. To contact our PA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents' Advisory Mission Statement
The Parents' Advisory is comprised of parent representatives from each grade level (JrK through 9th grade) who come together three times a year for two interrelated purposes:
1. To examine and discuss non-academic and social-emotional issues and opportunities of Summit children, within and across grade level, toward the end of best supporting the healthy development of our children and,
2. To support and encourage effective parent-to-parent networking (i.e., communicating the values parents hope to instill in their children) within and across grade levels - again, in the interest of best supporting the healthy development of our children.
Given the non-academic and social-emotional focus of the conversations along with the goal of fostering parent-to parent networking, counselors Bekah Sidden and Elizabeth Turner will be on hand. In the spirit of the Parent-School Partnership and in support of parents' crucial role in providing nurture, structure and latitude, Head of School, Michael Ebeling will participate in the session as the need arises.
Please feel free to share with your grade level representative the strengths and struggles as you see them for your child at Summit in non-academic and social-emotional areas. Our goal in the Parents' Advisory is to have grade representatives and school counselors share insights and offer action steps in support of the healthy development of out Summit children.