Newsletter from the Summit Denali Parent Org for 11/29/2017
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Cafecito para la comunidad – Thurs, 11/30 @ 6:30pm (Weddell Campus)

Please join us on Thursday, November 30 for a Spanish-language gathering and potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share and help us to celebrate Denali’s Spanish-speaking community. This event is open to all Denali families, regardless of language and background! Here’s an excerpt from a message about the event from one of our parents, Luz…
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High School “Grizzly Bear Salmon” Mentor Group Competition After School – Fri, 12/1, 4-6pm

After school THIS Friday, the high school (9th and 10th grade) mentor groups will have a “Grizzly Bear Salmon” competition at school. Please encourage your student to attend! Background info: During the camping trip, Ms. Sheu and Ms. Sakamoto introduced a game called “Grizzly Bear Salmon.” It’s essentially a call-and-response game that requires the kids…
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Coffee with the Directors – Tues, 12/5, 8:30-9:30am (location TBA)


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7-10th Grade Celebration of Learning – Tues, 12/5 @ 6:30pm

The 7-10th Grade Celebration of Learning is coming up onTuesday, December 5 from 6:30-8pm at the Weddell campus. During this event, students share their projects and academic work so far this school year!
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Parent Org Meeting – Thurs, 12/7 @ 7pm

The November and December Parent Org Meetings have been combined into one meeting on Thursday, December 7 from 7:00-8:30 pm.
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Middle School “Candy Land” Dance – Fri, 12/8 @5pm

The middle school winter dance is coming up on Friday December 8th from 5-7pm at the Weddell campus. Who: Middle School (grades 6-8) Attire: Your most colorful clothes! Tickets: $1.50 in advance, $3.00 at the door Sales have already started! Note: parent volunteers and donations are needed. Please sign up here if you can help: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12lMmofJqLLDGbn71iQnFDlPygbgys0uWgnIleSqDTFc/edit?usp=sharing…
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The Middle School Dance Needs Parent Volunteers/Donations (Fri 12/8)

Message from our middle school student council/ dance committee: We need your help! We’re having a school dance on Friday 12/8 from 5-7pm at the Weddell Campus and we need some volunteers to ensure our dance will be as fun as possible. Families, if you could help provide the things below that would be amazing.…
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SCCOE Board Vote (to renew Summit Denali’s charter) – Wed, Dec 13 @ 4:45pm

The next step in our charter renewal process is the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) Board Vote on December 13th at 4:45pm. It will take place at the same location as the last meeting (1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose) and we need as many Denali families and community members there as possible.…
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High School Winter Dance – Fri, 12/15 @7pm

The High School Winter Dance is coming up on Friday, December 15 from 7-9pm. More details will be coming soon but we could use a few volunteers, so if you can lend a hand, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VEQqn-1dtcaCwQGnl6S2CvCWFIt78SGXo8_XnewCEmM/edit?usp=sharing. Questions about help needed? Please contact Yessi @ yoseguera@summitps.org. A note about bringing guests to the dance: In…
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Help Needed – Front Desk at Weddell

We are seeking a consistent parent volunteers to help Yessi out at the front desk at Weddell. We would like to find someone who is able to commit to multiple days per week, for a couple hours each day. If you are able to volunteer please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/eANN1kxfPCEwYPnJ2 If you would like to…
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New Session of Film/Video After School Class – Signup Now!

Sign up for one of the new sessions of the after school film/video class! Two sessions are being offered: Tuesdays INTRO TO VIDEO 12/5, 12/12, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 (3:45 – 5:00pm) Fee: $200/student (scholarships available) Thursdays ADVANCED VIDEO 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 (3:45 – 5:00pm) Fee: $200/student (scholarships available) Each session will…
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Do some holiday shopping and raise money for Denali!

Do some holiday shopping at Reach and Teach and raise money for Denali! Visit them in person (144 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo 94403) or purchase online at: http://www.reachandteach.com (If purchasing online be sure to put Denali fundraiser in the comments.) Reach And Teach is a peace and social justice learning company which sells books, toys, puzzles, games, and…
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SPS Parent Digital Safety Newsletter – Available for Subscription

A couple of weeks ago, we hosted a Denali Parent Education Night on digital safety with Summit’s Director of Digital Safety, Vivienne Pustell. You can access the presentation on Digital Safety from our Denali Parent Org website. There are a number of resources linked in the presentation that you are encouraged to explore. Additionally, you can sign…
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Sports Update – High School Basketball and Soccer – Final Call for Student Atheletes!

High School winter sports — Boys and Girls Basketball and Soccer — have begun! Final call for any high school student athletes. Contact Mr. Bock immediately! Middle School Girls Basketball is coming up right after winter break. Details on practice and game schedules are coming soon. In the meantime, all interested girls should bring in…
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Coaches and Team Parents Needed for MS Basketball and Soccer!

Coach needed for middle school girls basketball! The season is in January/February. Coaches needed for middle school boys and girls Soccer. The season is in April/May. There is a $1,250 stipend available for middle school coaches. Please contact Mr. Bock if interested or if you know anyone who is! Team parent: We need team parents…
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Updates from Konstella Groups – Dickens Christmas Fair Tickets & More

Denali Marketplace/Weekend Activities The Dickens Christmas Fair — With three weekends left, The Dickens Christmas Fair is still one of the most unique environmental theatre experiences you may ever have. 1500 improvisational performers, 8 stages, musicians, jugglers, opera, melodrama, games, crafts and international cuisine all presented in a Victorian London setting at the Cow Palace…
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Support Summit Denali on #GivingTuesday or Today!

#GivingTuesday was yesterday…but if you missed it, it’s not too late to make your contribution today! #GivingTuesday Since 2013, Summit Denali has offered a rigorous public education for the students of Santa Clara County. As a public charter school, Summit Denali is tasked with being extraordinarily efficient. Without your generosity we could not have made it this far!…
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