BEST (Building Educational Success Together) Summit’s Parent Organization


Building Educational Success Together – known as BEST, is the Summit School of Ahwatukee Parent Organization. All parents and guardians of students attending Summit are members of BEST. Many events are sponsored by BEST throughout the year which are fun, educational, and enhance Summit’s community spirit.

BEST provides opportunities for parents to share their time, treasure, and talents with Summit students and staff. The ultimate expression of generosity is not in giving of what you have, but in giving of who you are…  Summit is fortunate to have a wonderful group of parents and extended families that support our students, teachers and the Summit Community.

Questions about BEST?  Contact the BEST co-presidents, Heather Wolownik and Neil Buckley at

To volunteer for any BEST activity or to learn more about volunteering, email our volunteer coordinator at:

All of the events and programs sponsored by BEST enhance the experience for Summit students, staff and parents. Events and programs include:

  • Visiting authors, artists, musicians and dance groups
  • Two Community events – fall and spring
  • Three book fairs that expand our family’s personal libraries and add to the 15,000 books already housed in Summit’s Knowledge Center
  • Staff Appreciation events including Staff Appreciation Week, Gift of Time (annual Holiday Gift Wrapping for the teachers) and quarterly staff recognition
  • Family Fun Nights at local restaurants where families get together to share a meal or activity and enjoy each other’s company
  • Year End Celebrations

TAB:  The “Tuesdays Are BEST” newsletter is distributed weekly in order to provide the community updates on current and upcoming school and BEST events. Watch for it via email.

REMIND APP:  The Remind App is a convenient, secure, and free way to receive quick updates of all things BEST related! Download the Remind App today.  Use class code: @bestsummit

PARENT GATHERINGS:  Parent Involvement Gatherings are held throughout the year on select dates. These are informal, short and fun gatherings where parents and guardians of students at Summit can find out about BEST events, how to get involved, and make new friends! All are encouraged to attend.

BOARD MEETINGS:  BEST is governed by a board made up of Summit parents and staff.

Click here to download a copy of the 2015-2016 BEST Budget.

Click here to download a copy of the BEST Bylaws.

“Volunteers are not paid – Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” Johnnetta B. Cole