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The purpose of BEST is to enrich the educational experiences and opportunities for the Summit School community through a close partnership among families, administrators and teachers.

In this Issue…

  • Activities Calendar
  • September Volunteer of the Month
  • Family Fun Night at Fuddruckers
  • Masquerade Casino Night
  • 7th & 8th Grade Families – H.S. Presentations
  • Stay Connected

BEST Activities Calendar

16 Wed ~ Fuddruckers Family Fun Night
17 Thurs ~ NO SCHOOL; Parent Conferences
18 Fri ~ First Ice Cream Friday School Spirit Day – wear spirit shirt!
21-25 ~ Fall Book Fair and Picnics at school
21  Mon ~ PS Picnic, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm│3rd Grade Picnic, 11:30 am – 12:02 pm │K Picnic, 12:20 pm – 12:50 pm
22 Tues ~ Donuts @ Drop-off, 7:45 am – 8:15 am│5th Grade Picnic, 11:30 am – 12:02 pm │2nd Grade Picnic, 12:20 pm – 12:50 pm
24 Thurs ~ 4th Grade Picnic, 11:30 am – 12:02 pm│1st Grade Picnic, 12:20 pm – 12:50 pm
25 Fri ~ MS Picnic, 11:55 am – 12:27 pm│1st Grade Picnic, 12:20 pm – 12:50 pmPhoto Retakes
26 Sat ~Masquerade Casino Night at Summit, 6pm – 9pm

16 Fri ~ BEST Executive Board Meeting – all are welcome, 8:30am – 9:30am
21 Wed ~ Family Fun Night at Fired Pie in Ahwatukee
27 Tue ~ High School Information Day at Summit, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm and 2:05 pm – 2:50 pm
30 Fri ~ Middle School Dance in MPR, 7pm – 9pm

7 Sat ~ Global Awareness Day (Community Event at Summit)
13 Fri ~ BEST Executive Board Meeting – all are welcome, 8:30am – 9:30am

September Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to our September Volunteer of the Month, Jennifer Hetrick!

Each month the teachers nominate volunteers for making a difference in their classroom and/or around the school. Thank you to Jennifer for her dedication and hard work as BEST Book Fair Chair the past two years. The Book Fairs are very important to the Knowledge Center, as well as the Summit community. We appreciate the planning and time Jennifer gives to make these events a great success! As part of celebrating Jennifer this month, she gets sole use of the Volunteer of the Month parking spot, located alongside the MPR, for the entire month of September. You are a rock star, Jennifer!

Family Fun Night at Fuddruckers

Our next FFN event will be September 16th from 4:00pm-9:00pm at Fuddruckers in Tempe. Come have fun with your fellow Summit Community while supporting BEST.

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Masquerade Casino Night

Summit School’s Casino Night is coming up on Sept. 26th, 6pm – 9pm.
RSVP to Jessica Suzuki.

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Private High School Presentations, October 27th

Public high schools will present at Summit later this year.

All Summit Parents are invited – It is never too early to learn about high school choices.
All 7th and 8th grade students will attend.

Private High schools presenting on October 27th include:

  • Brophy College Preparatory: all boys, Catholic
  • Phoenix Country Day School: coed, private
  • Seton Catholic Preparatory: coed, Catholic
  • Valley Christian High School: coed, Christian
  • Xavier College Preparatory: all girls Catholic

Presentation times:

  • Presentation One: 1:15 – 2:00 PM
  • Presentation Two: 2:05 to 2:50 PM

Parents: If for any reason you do not want your child to attend these presentations, you may pick them up early that day. Please let teachers know of your plans in advance. We will not have an alternative class for 7th and 8th grade students to attend.

Please contact Kathy Konrad with any questions.

Stay Connected

For questions or comments related to this newsletter, please email Neil Buckley.

To put your name on a committee, please email our Volunteer Coordinator or
speak with the Chairperson directly.


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