Sum-It-Up @ Summit

Sum-it-Up at Summit – June 16, 2017

Dear Families,

Like many things at the end of the year, it is hard to believe we have reached this time.  The transitions come fast and our calendars look like road maps with busy intersections.  I can’t believe how our students have grown, we are so proud of their perseverance and kindness.  Our photo rolls are full this school year of engaged students who walk through the door each day not only ready to learn, but ready to be their best selves each day.

At Summit Street School we feel very lucky to have our supportive families as partners in our students’ education.  Each day, know we could not do our jobs without all of your hard work.  We hope to see our families this summer, either around town or at our weekly reading drop in times.  Thank you for everything.

You Principal,

Suzanne Gruendling


Field Day June 19th….Volunteers Needed –

volunteersVolunteers are needed for field day.  All volunteers MUST be on the approved volunteer list BEFORE June 19th….the link is HERE .

Please click on the links listed below by grade level if you want to signup.

2nd & 3rd Grade – from 9:00-10:35………….Second and Third Grade

Kindergarten & 1st Grade – from 1:00-2:40…………..Kindergarten and First Grade


Summit Street School’s Mathematics Site –

Snumbersummer days are here!  There may be some rainy days in the forecast.  Looking for some additional activities to fill up the day? Summit Street School has created just the place for you! Visit Summit Street School’s Mathematics site to view some great ideas, books to find at the library, printable games and materials (like Tens Go Fish and “SUM”mit up!) . The pages have been designed to focus on practicing math skills for students entering first, second and third grades.  Check it out by  CLICKING HERE.  This site is also posted on Summit’s web page.


Welcome to Summit’s Summer Reading Game –

Can you read and swing at the same time?

Can you read and swing at the same time?

Summit Street School has organized a summer reading game to keep students engaged and excited about reading over summer break. On Friday students in Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 will be sent home with their own summer reading toolkit that contains books selected at their reading level, as well as different information sheets providing ideas about other fun activities.

Each Wednesday this summer, the Summit Street School library will be open from 7:30-9:30 to exchange leveled books and check in about their game board progress; adults MUST also stay with their child. This is structured as a drop in time; please don’t feel obligated to stay for the entire time. At 8:30 a.m. each Wednesday, there will be a guest reader sharing a special story.


img_0299All books, the canvas bags they were sent home in, and game boards need to be returned on the first day of school…..we want to celebrate all the amazing reading you did this summer!

Thanks and happy reading!

Starting on the first day of summer, color in a square each day as you complete the task and read for 10 minutes. You should try to reach the next character square on the game board every Wednesday. For example, by Wednesday June 28th, you will try to be at the Mr. Mint square!

Each Wednesday, you are welcome to come join us in the Summit Learning Center between 7:30 and 9:30am. This will be an opportunity to exchange books, talk about what you have read, and celebrate your progress on the game board! At 8:30am there will be a guest reader sharing a favorite book!

June 28th – Mr. Mint

July 5th – Jolly

July 12th – Lord Licorice

July 19th – Grandma Nutt

July 26th – Mid Summer Surprise Celebration!

August 2nd – Lolly

August 9th – Princess Frostine

August 16th – Gloppy

August 23rd – King Candy

We are excited to see all the reading you do this summer!  Thank you to the Summit Street School teachers for volunteering your time, energy and enthusiasm to make summer reading a success at Summit Street School.


Request for  2017-2018 School Year –

craft-suppliesFor next year: Mrs. Manz is looking for craft supplies for ongoing engineering projects. Please save and send in any small-medium (items must be able to fit in a plastic tote) craft/ clean recycling items. Items I’m looking for include, but are not limited to: bubble wrap, foam, hard clear plastic sheets, metallic pieces (CDs, reflective sheets).


Essex Westford School District Set to Roll Out New Presence on July 1 –

Go to this LINK to get a preview.


Xylophone on the Playground musical-note

Thanks to CTE students, the final piece of the natural playground has been installed……the playground is alive with the sound of music.

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Girls on the Run –

Rain didn’t stop Summit girls from having fun at the Girls on the Run finale held at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 3rd.

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Young Athletes – Special Olympics Vermont –

Special Olympics young athletes program is helping students develop core strength, balance and flexibility.  Members of the Essex Police Department presented each student in Mrs. Hamilton’s and Mrs. Underwood’s classrooms with a medal upon completion of the program.









2nd & 3rd Grade Chess Tournament –

Who teaches chess to students in our school…..Mr. Mills!    Mr. Mills organized a chess tournament for 2nd & 3rd graders.  Great fun was had by all.

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PBIS “Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible ” Color Parade –

The last PBIS….”Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible” school-wide celebration of this school year was a color parade.







Final Walking School Bus for This School Year –







flip-flops-summerHave a great summer….but remember, school starts on August 30th and all students should be outback on the playground by 7:55….all students walk in as a classroom unit.