Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Artist In Residence
On February 5th and February 18th Summit Drive's 3rd-5th grade students will participate in a "writing workshop" with our Artist in Residence, Vonda Skelton. We are so excited to bring Vonda to our school to motivate our students making them excited about writing! Vonda has carried her workshop to over 23,000 students across America! She is a local resident who has a proven program that will challenge our children to write!

 
This program is funded in party by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council, which receives funding from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing LLC, Michelin North America Inc. and the South Carolina Arts Commission with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Community Foundation of SC. 


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.


League Academy Curriculum Night
Parents of Rising 6th grade students,
 
On January 29th at 6:30pm League Academy, will be hosting curriculum night. Curriculum night offers an opportunity for parents and students to learn about the League Academy curriculum and the course offerings for the 2015-2016 school year. We especially encourage all rising 6th grade parents to come this evening to learn about the middle school curriculum and meet the friendly faces of League Academy.


Skate Night
The next Skate Night is Thursday, January 29th from 6:00-8:00pm.


$3.00 to Skate / $1.00 Glow Necklace  
328 West Main Street
Taylors, SC 29687


Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for 4th and 5th graders. Students read ten books from a predetermined list. The books are selected from the SC Award Book nominees. Teams of students compete by answering questions about the books. Summit Drive currently has approximately 100 students participating in the Battle of the Books Program. 

Optional practices will be held on Monday and Thursday mornings and afternoons beginning December 11. Morning practices are in the faculty dining room from 7:30-7:55. Afternoon practices are in the computer lab from 2:30-3:00. Students attending afternoon practices must have transportation available to take them home. 

In February we will hold a competition to determine the Summit Drive Battle of the Books Champion. The winning team will go on to represent Summit Drive at the District Championship held in the Spring. Good luck to all participants.

Contact Mrs. Aucoin with any questions 355-8805 laucoin@greenville.k12.sc.us.


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