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Missions and Projects

Missions and Projects

At the start of my first year as a principal in California, I heard a lot about the fourth grade California mission projects. It lasted a full nine weeks, and there were plenty of stories about staying up past midnight to finish the California mission dioramas.  When...

The NAEYC Annual Conference Recap

The NAEYC Annual Conference Recap

The week before Thanksgiving several of our preschool staff attended the NAEYC Annual Conference. Our preschool program has been accredited by NAEYC since 2005 and we are proud to represent an organization that is truly the Gold Standard in early childhood education....

Top STEAM Toys for Your Black Friday Shopping List

Top STEAM Toys for Your Black Friday Shopping List

It's that time of year. The Thanksgiving feast is behind you and now it's time to conquer all the shopping because the real American holiday is here: BLACK FRIDAY! It's so easy to just grab the first shiny toy at the top of the department store's blowout sale list,...

Book Fair Recommendations

Book Fair Recommendations

Our Fall Book Fair is in full swing and we love that our students have access to such incredible books. Thinking that students might discover their next favorite read in our IDEA Lab is one of the most exciting parts of this semi-annual event. We love this excerpt...

Summit School First Graders Are Budding Entrepreneurs

Summit School First Graders Are Budding Entrepreneurs

Summit School first graders just finished their economics and business unit that embraces the way students absorb concepts, paving the way for future entrepreneurs. “Students might not be prompted to ask questions if they were just reading about economics...

Trunk or Treat: Last Minute Inspiration

Trunk or Treat: Last Minute Inspiration

Trunk-or-Treat is THIS Saturday and we know it's possible that you still haven't decided how to decorate your trunk. Not to worry. We're swooping in with some of our favorite ideas for you to steal. If you haven't registered your trunk or would like to volunteer for...

October Book Recommendations

October Book Recommendations

It's time for another month of book recommendations. This list of books from former Summit teacher Ashley Hare is perfect for cuddling up inside as the weather starts to cool down. There are tons of great options for each reading level so there is something for...

Student Health Through a Different Lens

Student Health Through a Different Lens

“A state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.”  Any educator or parent would want this for a child....

Approaching Math with Creativity, Courage, and a Sense of Play

Approaching Math with Creativity, Courage, and a Sense of Play

At Preschool-Second Grade Math Night last night, Summit’s Math Specialist, Molly Danforth, encouraged parents to have their children approach math with creativity, courage, and a sense of play. Giving kids both the opportunity and reason to love math is a cornerstone...

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Andrew

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Andrew

We're so excited to introduce you to Kelly Andrew for this month's Alumni spotlight. The 22-year-old is currently an Environmental Policy and Advocacy Intern at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and is on her way to a bright future. We're so honored to have been a...

September Book Recommendations

September Book Recommendations

Now that we're getting into the normal routine of school, hopefully our students have settled into a rhythm with their reading. We asked our own school librarian to offer up another round of book recommendations to keep your to read lists fresh with new options. Let...

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