Newsletter from the Summit Denali Parent Org for 03/16/2019
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In the 03/16/2019 edition:

The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens – Come See the Show (March 15, 16, 17)!

Summit Denali Productions presents The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens a murder mystery comedy by Billy St. John. The show is March 15th and 16th at 7 pm and March 17th at 2 pm at the middle school campus. Tickets are $10 for adult/general and $5 for student/child. Ticket reservations can be made at tinyurl.com/gravytickets. All tickets will be paid for at the door in check or cash. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to the show starting. Come enjoy the show! We promise to make it a night…. to DIE for!


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Middle School Student Half Day – Monday, March 18, 2019

The Middle School Faculty Professional Development (PD) Day will be a half day of school for students in grades 6-8.

School will be in session from 8:15-12:10pm that day and all middle school students should be picked up between 12:10 and 12:30pm.

It will continue to be a full school day for High School students. Lunch service will be available as normal.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our front office or reach out to Anica Bilisoly at abilisoly@summitps.org and we will be happy to assist you. As always, thanks for your engagement and partnership!


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The 11th Grade Study Trip April 3rd-5th Needs You! Please sign up to drive!

The 11th Grade Study Trip April 3rd-5th Needs You (to Drive)!

We’re making progress, but we still need more. Right now we have 12 drivers signed up.  These trips can only happen with your driving support!  Please sign up here.  Thank You!

This year the 11th grade is going on college tours in Los Angeles.  We’re also visiting colleges along the route on the way up and the way back.  We’ll be spending the night in a hotel in the LA area. We will depart on Wednesday 4/3 in the morning and return on Friday 4/5 at the end of the regular school day or possibly later.

We plan on taking all (approx 100) kids with us. Staff, as always, will transport themselves. If we need to we can put a few kids in staff cars, but it would be great to limit that as much as possible.

For this trip, we need drivers throughout the day on all days, so it would be great if you can drive the whole trip.

Accommodations for parents:

Parents are requested to pay for their own accommodations, but if that is a hardship, please contact Mr. Bock for reimbursement.  Please arrange that in advance. If you plan to stay at the same hotel as the students, you will need to be volunteer screened (you need a background check and TB test).  If you stay at a different hotel nearby, then you do not need the background check and TB test.   The students will be staying at the Days Inn in Fullerton.

Volunteer Driver Forms:

Summit Denali requires that ALL volunteer drivers fill out the driver forms every school year.   Updated copies of your Drivers License, Insurance, and Registration need to be provided to the school.  The volunteer driver forms can be found on the parent org website.  If you were already approved to drive for the camping trip, then please just send us any updated insurance, registration or drivers license info that might have expired since the camping trip.

Hotel Info:

A hotel has been chosen. Please contact Abigail for hotel reservation information.

Questions?  Please email Abigail van Roode: abigailvr@gmail.com


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The 10th Grade Study Trip April 3rd-5th Needs You! Please sign up to drive!

The 10th Grade Study Trip April 3rd-5th Needs You (to Drive)!

Right now we only have 9 drivers signed up and we usually need 20-25 drivers.  These trips can only happen with your driving support!  Please sign up here.  Thank You!

This year the 10th grade is going on college tours of UC Davis and of Sacramento State.  We’re also visiting colleges along the route on the way up and the way back. We’re spending the night in a hotel in Sacramento. We will depart on Wednesday 4/3 in the morning and return on Friday 4/5 at the end of the regular school day.
We plan on taking all (approx 100) kids with us. Staff, as always, will transport themselves. If we need to we can put a few kids in staff cars, but it would be great to limit that as much as possible.

For this trip, we need drivers throughout the day on all days, so it would be great if you can drive the whole trip.

Volunteer Driver Forms:
Summit Denali requires that ALL volunteer drivers fill out the driver forms every school year.   Updated copies of your Drivers License, Insurance, and Registration need to be provided to the school.  The volunteer driver forms can be found on the parent org website.  If you were already approved to drive for the camping trip, then please just send us any updated insurance, registration or drivers license info that might have expired since the camping trip.

Accommodations for parents:
Parents are requested to pay for their own accommodations, but if that is a hardship, please contact Mr. Bock for reimbursement.  Please arrange that in advance. If you plan to stay at the same hotel as the students, you will need to be volunteer screened (you need a background check and TB test).  If you stay at a different hotel nearby, then you do not need the background check and TB test.

Hotel Information: 
A hotel in Sacramento has been chosen. If you would like hotel information, please contact Flora.

Questions?  Please email Flora Keilch: fkeilch@aol.com


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The 9th Grade Study Trip April 4th-5th Needs You! Please sign up to drive!

The 9th Grade Study Trip April 4th-5th Needs You (to Drive)!

We’re making progress but we still need more. Right now we only have 13 drivers signed up and we usually need 20-25 drivers. These trips can only happen with your driving support! Please sign up here. Thank you!

More Info:

This year the 9th grade is going on college tours of CSU Monterey Bay and UCSC.  We’re spending the night at the boys and girls club on Santa Cruz. We will depart on Thursday 4/4 around 8:45am and return on Friday 4/5 at the end of the regular school day.

We plan on taking all (approx 100) kids with us. Staff, as always, will transport themselves. If we need to we can put a few kids in staff cars, but it would be great to limit that as much as possible.

Here is the tentative plan: On Thursday, we need drivers from ~8:30am (in Sunnyvale @ Denali) until ~9:00pm (in Santa Cruz) to drive students between Denali, CSU Monterey Bay, Point Lobos (hiking) and the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Cruz, and possibly the beach.

On Friday, drivers are needed by ~8:30am at the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Cruz, then around 2:30pm to drive back to Denali.

Parents are welcome to spend the night at the boys and girls club, but that is not required.  The teachers will provide the overnight supervision. Some parents drive home for the night and return by 8:30am to drive the 2nd day and some find alternative accommodations.

Accommodations for parents:

If you plan to stay with the students at the Boys and Girls Club, it is free for parents. You just need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.  Note that if you stay the night at the Boys and Girls club, you will need to be volunteer screened (you need a background check and TB test).

There are many nearby motels. Carousel Beach Inn in Santa Cruz which is directly across from the Boardwalk and only 5 minute drive away from where the kids are staying.  Rio Vista Inn is a nicer motel and other options include Ocean Pacific Lodge. They are all 5 minutes away from the Boys and Girls Club where the students and teachers are staying.

Volunteer Driver Forms:

Summit Denali requires that ALL volunteer drivers fill out the driver forms every school year.   Updated copies of your Drivers License, Insurance, and Registration need to be provided to the school.  The volunteer driver forms can be found on the parent org website.


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Upcoming Baseball Games

Come out and support the first Denali Baseball Team!
 
Upcoming baseball game dates & times: 

 

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Middle School Study Trips: May 17th – Mark Your Calendars & Sign Up To Drive

The Middle School Study Trips will all happen on Friday, May 17th and we’ll need lots of drivers to make these trips happen. We understand that when you offer to drive you are volunteering your time and resources and we want you to know that it is very much appreciated! We also know that some of you were frustrated with your experience volunteering as drivers for the camping trip earlier this year. While it is impossible to promise an entirely smooth process, we are starting early so that the driver approvals can happen well before the date of the trips. We hope that you’ll be willing to volunteer again!

Here are the sign-up sheets for the middle school trips:


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Summit wants to hear from you – Please complete the family survey!

Summit invites you to participate in the Spring 2019 Summit Public Schools Community Survey. Your opinions matter! Every year, thousands of Summit families complete surveys like this one, and that data generates tons of insights about how to make their children’s schools better. Your voice will help Summit’s leaders make the right decisions for your child, now and in the future.

The survey consists of a series of multiple-choice questions plus an open-ended type question at the end where you can write in your response. The survey should only take you about 20 minutes to complete. Before the open-ended question, there are a few demographic questions. These questions are optional and are used only by us to give context to our data findings.

All of your answers are secure and kept confidential. We do not ask your name and there is no way for us to identify your specific answers nor are we interested in your individual answers. Rather we are interested in the views of parents across the entire Summit community. We encourage you to talk with your children and their teachers about your ideas for using technology effectively for learning.

By being part of the Summit Public Schools Community Survey you are sharing your ideas to improve education. Please feel free to encourage your friends and fellow parents to participate.

Survey Link: https://goo.gl/AMdfTY


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Order Your 2018-2019 Middle School Yearbook Today

You can now order your Summit Denali Middle School Yearbook.

Here is the procedure to order yearbooks:

Please follow the instruction below to log in.

1. go to www.betteryearbook.com and click on PLACE ORDER menu at the top
2. select Sunnyvale and Summit Denali in the dropdown list
3. enter “grizzlies” as your password
4. follow the instructions on the page to place your order

Sorry for the late notice.


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Recent Items:
Parent Ed: Conscious Parenting – Thurs, March 14 @ 6 pm
Upcoming Baseball Games
High School Nostalgia Night Food Donations Requested – March 14
Denali Hacks – Raffle This Thursday, March 14 During Parent Ed Night
Reminder: Spring PLP Day, Friday, March 15
Denali Productions Presents!
The 9th Grade Study Trip April 4th-5th Needs You! Please sign up to drive!
The 10th Grade Study Trip April 3rd-5th Needs You! Please sign up to drive!
The 11th Grade Study Trip April 3rd-5th Needs You! Please sign up to drive!
The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens – Come See the Show (March 15, 16, 17)!
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