Newsletter from the Summit Denali Parent Org for 8/30/2017
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In the 08/30/2017 edition:
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The Middle School Camping Trip NEEDS MORE DRIVERS!

We need to drive approximately 260 students to the camping trip Thursday (9/7) and back on Friday (9/8). Currently, we only have enough drivers signed up to drive about 200 students each way. If you aren’t sure if you signed up, please check this web page. If can volunteer to drive, please use the driver signup form: http://tinyurl.com/Denali2017MSCamping and then read…
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Urgent – Seeking Parent Input/Help Identifying Practice Spaces, etc for our Summit Denali Sports Teams!

We have formed a Parent Task Force for Denali Athletics. Our goal is to support our directors in creating the sustainable development of an after-school sports program. Our immediate tasks are to identify competition for middle school teams and practice space for both middle and high school teams. We need help in order to crowd-source…
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Swim Team Organizational Meeting – Thurs, 8/31 @ 6pm

The swim team is having an organizational meeting for folks that will be on the swim team this season or anyone who is interested in learning more about the swim team. FYI, the swim team is already full for this season, in fact we have the most swimmers of any season so far, but we do often…
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Parent Org Meeting – Thurs, 8/31 @ 7pm

Come to the first Parent Org meeting of the school year! All are welcome. Time Agenda Item Notes 7:00-7:05 Welcome/Shout Outs Shannon/Rob 7:05-7:15 Director’s Report 7:15-7:20 Ice Breaker Lead by Shannon 7:20-7:25 Chair’s Report Brief overview of DPO and Volunteering to make a difference at Denali. Shannon/Rob 7:25-7:40 Committee Chair Introductions and Committee Descriptions Each…
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Labor Day (No School) – Mon, 9/4


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English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting – Tues, 9/5 @ 6:30PM

The English Learner Advisory Committee (or ELAC) is a group that advises and assists the school in making important decisions related to services for English Learners. Last spring, we held our first election for our ELAC parent leaders. Please contact Mr. Bock (kbock@summitps.org) for more information.  
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Middle School Camping Trip – Thurs 9/7-Fri 9/8

The middle school camping trip is coming up next Thursday and Friday! More information about the trip can be found on the Parent Org website: https://summitdenaliparents.wordpress.com/camping-trip/.    
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Parent Ed Night – The Science of Summit – Tues, 9/12 @ 6:30pm

Come learn from Summit’s Senior Director of Research, Ross Lipstein, about the new nationally released report, The Science of Summit, which is our effort to share what we believe about young people, about the promise of public education, and about principles for school design rooted in the science of learning. You’ll receive an understanding of the Aligned School Model Framework…
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Seeking Parent Volunteers (2/mentor group) to be Mentor Group Liaisons (High School)

All of the mentor group liaison positions for middle school have been filled. However, we still have many openings for high school mentor group liaisons. A mentor group liaison is a parent/guardian (or two) in each Mentor Group who supports the teacher in building group spirit, executing Mentor Group events and activities (such as movie…
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Sign up for After School Clubs & Classes

After School clubs/classes will start the week of September 11. Registration is available for several of the clubs now. Other clubs are still being finalized. Stay tuned… Please note that most of these clubs and classes are for middle and high school and do not include student initiated clubs. Student initiated clubs are not publicized…
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The Swag Man Cometh!

Denali Families, Tomorrow night is our first monthly Denali Parent Org meeting and, the kick off for the whole year, parent-wise. It will also be the last chance to place an order, in person, or buy Denali Swag, from inventory, before our initial order goes in for our classic Denali designs. We will have a table…
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Slides from “How to use the PLP”

In case you missed the “How to use the PLP” night on Tues 8/29… You can see last night’s presentation materials, they’re available on the Summit Denali Parent Org website, on the Parent Education Materials page: https://summitdenaliparents.wordpress.com/tool-kit/parent-education-materials/ Get your Summit Learning Platform questions answered on our new Help website! http://help.summitlearning.org New parents should receive an email this…
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Konstella Social Groups – Find Teen Volunteer Opportunities, Weekend Activities, and Outside Classes

Konstella is a communications tool for parents to use to connect with one another based on mentor group affiliation, volunteer commitment, and/or interest area. While school-wide communications are restricted, social groups are available for parents to join and post to. A few groups to note are the: Weekend Activities Teen Volunteering Learning Opportunities A sample…
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Parent Org Core Team Minutes from 8/25 Meeting

The Summit Denali Parent Org’s Core Team has short bi-weekly check in meetings with the Director to ensure volunteers can get the information they need and to make sure that the Parent Org is supporting the needs of our students. The Core Team is currently comprised of the Parent Org Co-Leads, Mentor Liaison Lead, Extracurriculars…
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Are you getting the latest Grizzly Bytes newsletters from Summit Denali?

For reference, here is the latest Grizzly Bytes newsletter sent by Mr. Bock on Wednesday 8/30. If you aren’t getting the Grizzly Bytes emails, please contact Yessenia Osequera (yoseguera@summitps.org) to make sure your email address is up to date.
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Recent Items:
Please sign up to help with the Middle School Camping Trip – Thurs 9/7-Fri 9/8!
High School Back to School Night – Thurs, 8/24 @ 6:30pm
How to use the PLP – Tues, 8/29 @ 6:30pm
Parent Org Meeting – Thurs 8/31 @ 7pm
After School Club/Class Info
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