Newsletter from the Summit Denali Parent Org for 9/1/2018
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In the 09/01/2018 edition:

No School – Labor Day – Monday 9/3

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No School for Grades 6-8 – Middle School Professional Dev Day Tuesday 9/4

This is a professional development day for middle school teachers. No school for middle school students in grades 6-8.

Note: high school students (grades 9-11) will be camping on this day.

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Still need at least 10 more drivers for the High School camping trip!

Thanks to those who signed up! We are now about 88% there for the drive up on Tuesday and 75% there for the drive back on Wednesday. We still need approximately 10 more drivers.

In case you were wondering, the dates are Tuesday 9/4 and Wednesday 9/5. The drive is approximately 55 minutes. The destination is 250 Scout Ranch Road, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. We leave soon after school starts on Tues and you would likely be back in the bay area around 11 am. On Wednesday, we are coming back a bit earlier than in the past (possibly picking up at the campground around 9/9:30 am on Wednesday and getting back by 10:30 am)

If you can drive even one way please sign up to drive to and/or from the camping trip using this form: Volunteer drivers DO NOT NEED TB Test and Background Checks. Those requirements are only for overnight volunteers.

Once you have signed up to drive, please start on your driver forms which can be found here: You will also need a copy of your Current Driver’s License, Insurance Declarations Page, and your Vehicle Registration.

For questions, please email

For general camping trip info, please check our camping trip info page:

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High School Camping Trip Packing Info

What to Bring

  • Students should bring a disposable sack lunch for the first day that they will eat once they arrive at camp. Denali will provide a sack lunch for any student that qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch.
  • We will be short on space in cars, so please have your child pack lightly because they may need to carry some of their gear on their laps in the car.
  • Medication should be provided to the Summit Denali office before the camping trip in the original prescription containers in a ziplock bag labeled with your child’s name along with the camping medication authorization. Medication cannot be stored in students’ bags during the trip except for inhalers and for items such as epipens which are life-threatening if not kept close to student.
Here’s the packing list:
  • A bag lunch for Tuesday (Though we’ll have school bag lunches available, too!)
  • Sleeping bag or lots of blankets
  • Flashlight
  • Water bottle
  • Change of clothes
  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes that you can get dirty and move in
  • Warm jacket / sweatshirt
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and towel (there will be sinks to wash up but no showers)
  • Sunblock/bug repellent
  • Other toiletries (deodorant, please!)
  • Baby wipes are super useful for cleaning off the dirt and dust!

Things to leave at home:

  • Anything that would get damaged like electronics
  • Hair dryers/curling irons/etc
  • Extra food (raccoons! so many raccoons!)
  • Valuables
  • Nice clothes
  • Anything that is inappropriate for school

For more information about the camping trip:


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Middle School Picture Day is Wednesday 9/5

The Middle School Picture Day is Wednesday 9/5. A link to pre-order will be sent beforehand.

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Come to the First Parent Org Meeting – Thurs 9/6

Learn how to be an integral part of Denali by volunteering to help with fun school events, mentor group activities, extracurricular activities and various committees that support other parents and our school. There is something for every interest and time commitment both big and small. Be Active! The meeting will be held at the Weddell Campus from 7-8pm on Thursday 9/6

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Volunteers Needed for Middle School Back to School Dance on Friday 9/7

Greetings Denali families! I am excited to announce our Back to School Dance for our middle school scholars (grades 6-8) at our Weddell campus on Friday, September 7th from 4-6 pm!
There will be refreshments, music, and fun for all of our scholars! With the dance being directly after school, students can stay after school and go directly to the dance.
We are looking for 5-7 parent volunteers. We also would gladly accept any donations for refreshments such and chips, candy, juice, cupcakes, etc.
Tickets will go on sale for $1 next Wednesday, August 29, 2018, during brunch. Tickets will be sold at brunch the following days leading up to the dance.
If you are interested in chaperoning or have any comments, questions, or concerns, please email Mr. Guilbeau at We look forward to seeing your scholar there!
-Logan Guilbeau

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Swim Team Sign-ups Ready!

We’ve just signed up to rent the pool from Sept. 27 through Dec. 13 for the fall season of the swim team. Practices will be 6:30AM-7:30AM on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Santa Clara Adult Education Center on Benton St. (Same place as last time)

If you would be interested in swimming this season, I’m going to go ahead and start signing swimmers up on a first come first served basis. A Paypal transfer of $185 to this email, will secure you a spot on the team. If you would prefer to use some other method for payment please let me know.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Any questions, feel free to contact me on Konstella or send me an email @



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Recent Items:
Pre-Order Pictures for Monday 8/27 High School Picture Day
Denali High School Camping Trip Volunteer Signups (Driving, Kitchen Help, and Nurse/Doctor)
Denali Middle School Camping Trip Volunteer and On-Site Cooking/Other Signups
How to Use the PLP Night Parking Info
Tickets for Middle School Back to School Dance – On Sale Wednesday
Deliver Lunch Leftovers to Sunnyvale Community Services – Volunteer Opportunity
In Search of a Pool
Back to School Nights: Middle School – Tues 8/21, High School – Thurs 8/23
High School Camping Trip Needs Volunteer Cooking Lead/Leads!
Denali Middle School Camping Trip Volunteer and On-Site Cooking/Other Signups
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