Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Announcements

Artist In Residence Rescheduled
Vonda Skelton will be at Summit Drive on Thursday, March 5th to follow up on the writing workshop with the third-fifth grade students.


Falcon Flight Planning

Rising 6th graders-"Falcon Flight Planning" Orientation to Graduation Plus, Expanded Related Arts Choices, and STEAM Exhibits. Sevier Middle School, February 23, 6:30-7:45 See More


Course Catalogs for Rising 6th Graders

Rising 6th graders use this link http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/Parents/main2.asp?titleid=catalogs to access the course catalogs for Middle Schools in Greenville County. 


2015 Reading All-Stars Program

Parents of 3rd-5th graders watch for the All-Star Reading program details coming home with your student. The Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars program is a reading incentive program aimed at promoting reading and academic success among youth across the Upstate. To complete the program, a student must read 5 books during the designated 5-week time period. When students submit a completed reading log to their teacher, they will qualify as a 2015 Greenville Drive Reading All-Star. Students who complete the program willl be honored at Fluor Field before the Drive game on Monday, April 13th. Students will receive a voucher for free admission to the game, the opportunity to parade with classmates around the field before the game, and a complimentary Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars t-shirt. In order to qualify, please help you child complete the reading challenge and return the completed form to Summit Drive no later than Friday, March 6th.


Family Bingo Night

Summit Drive will host Family Bingo Night on Friday, February 27th from 5:30-7:30 with lots of fun and prizes.  
We are looking for donations such as: gift cards and both new and/or gently used books and games.  Please bring donations to the front office.


Spring Testing Dates Announced

Spring testing dates are as follows:
ACT Aspire
English and Writing- Tuesday, April 28th (3rd, 4th and 5th grade)
Reading- Wednesday, April 29th (3rd, 4th and 5th grade)
Math- Thursday, April 30th (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade)

SCPASS
Science- Thursday, May 7th (4th and 5th grade only)
Social Studies- Friday, May 8th (4th and 5th grade only).

To help testing run smoothly, please make sure your child is in school and on time for testing.


SUMMIT DRIVE RECEIVES AN EXCELLENT STATE REPORT CARD RATING!

 Our School Report Card was recently released by the State Department of Education.   For 2013-14, Summit Drive Elementary achieved an Absolute Rating of Excellent and a Growth Rating of Excellent. The Report Cards are posted on our school district website at www.greenville.k12.sc.us.  We are so proud of the hard work of our staff and students!


TEACHER OF THE YEAR

We are proud to announce that Amy Newton has been selected as our 2015-2016 TEACHER OF THE YEAR for Summit Drive!  Our current TEACHER OF THE YEAR is Kelly Burgette

Congratulations to both of these fantastic teachers!! We are so proud to have them represent our school! 


Summit Drive Spirit Rock
 

Introducing the new Summit Drive Spirit Rock, a fun and creative way to send a special message to your child, teacher or the entire school. Just out front, next to the flag pole, we have installed a Spirit Rock that you can paint for just $10 per day. Families must CLICK HERE to access the sign-up list (you WILL be required to register for Sign-Up Genius, a website that we use for all Volunteer opportunities). You may also contact the PTA viasummitdriveelementary@gmail.com to request a certain date.


BI-LO Hometown Educational Rewards Program

BI-LO would like to invite our school to participate in the Hometown Educational Rewards program and earn free equipment and supplies!

Shoppers that wish to support Summit Drive simply need to link their personal BI-LO BONUSCARD® in one of two ways:

Throughout the year, these points will be deposited into the school’s account and can be redeemed for free equipment and supplies from the program catalog. Click Here to register your card. You will need our school code (54474).


State Palmetto Gold and Silver Award
Summit Drive Elementary School earns a GOLD award status for academic performance. 

The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program recognizes and rewards schools for attaining high levels of absolute performance for high rates of growth, and for making substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between groups of students. 

Way to go, Summit Drive!!!!!!Laughing