Thursday, April 17, 2014
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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

Beautiful Lengths

Dear Parents and Students,

Who: Two of our student council members, Faith Fountain and Jeniah Dukes

What: They are asking any students, parents, and friends to donate their hair to make wigs for women who have lost their hair from cancer treatments. Hairdressers will be available to cut your hair for this worthy cause.

When: April 22nd at 1:30

Where: Summit Drive Cafeteria

Why: Pantene Beautiful Lengths is one of the first in the country to encourage women and men to grow, cut, and donate their hair to make wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. 

Hair provided by generous volunteers like you will be used to craft beautiful, high-quality wigs. Then it will go to a woman affected by hair loss from cancer.

Parents must sign a permission slip for their child to participate. Click Here

Conner Russell State Handwriting Winner

Summit Drive Elementary is very excited and pleased to announce that our third grader, Conner Marshall Russell, is the 2014, Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest winner for the state of South Carolina for the catagory of Cursive Grades 3-4!  Conner competed first at a school wide level then her entry was submitted to compete at the state wide level.  This contest is an annual event in its 23rd year to promote the benefits of legible handwriting.  Her entry was judged according to the Zaner-Bloser Keys to Legibility which are size, shape, spacing and slant.  Conner's entry now goes to be judged at the National Grade Level.

Reading All-Stars Celebration Game at Fluor Field-Tuesday, April 22nd
Celebrate Your Reading All-Star: On Tuesday, April 22nd, the Greenville Drive will celebrate the Reading All-Stars from our school. Qualifying 3rd-5th graders earned a FREE ticket voucher to the April 22nd Drive game, where they will receive a FREE Reading All-Star T-shirt and participate in a  pregame Parade of Champions around Fluor Field. To redeem your child's voucher and purchase tickets for family and friends visit the Drive Box Office or call 240-4528. Tickets will be held at the Will Call table for pick up before or at the game. For more information about this game Click Here.

The pregame parade is set to start at 6:30 pm (line up at 6:15), and the Celebration Game will follow at 7:05. One lucky Greenville County student will be chosen at random to throw the first pitch and many will have the chance to take part in the between inning on-field games and skits.

Click Here  for you child's name to appear on the DriveVision and for a chance to:

Field Day
We are pleased to announce that Summit Drive's 14th annual Field Day will be on May 21st! We will have 4K-2nd grades' Field Day from 8:30-10:50 and 3rd-5th grades' from 12:15 to 2:00. We need parent volunteers to help with Field Day. Click Here for the Volunteer form.

Think Central

You should have received your Think Central user name and password from your child's teacher. There has been some confusion when signing in. Make sure when you choose Greenville County School District 29601. There are other zip codes available, but all Greenville County School District students need to choose the one that says Greenville County School District in order to sign up under Summit Drive. Click Here for Think Central.

City of Greenville Distracted Driving Ordinance Begins Tuesday, April 1
Greenville City Council recently passed an ordinance banning distracted driving in the City of Greenville. The ordinance, which goes into effect April 1, prohibits the use of hand-held mobile devices while operating a vehicle, including when a vehicle is temporarily stopped, such as waiting in a carpool line.

Strategic Education Plan Progress Report
Strategic Education Plan Progress Report - Click Here

Summer Arts
Click here to see summer fine arts opportunities for students and teachers.

Course Catalogs
Course Catalogs for our rising sixth graders are now available online. Click Here

Summit Drive Earns Excellent Rating

For 2012-13, Summit Drive Elementary School achieved an Absolute Rating of Excellent and a Growth Rating of Good.  The Report Cards are posted on our school district website at

Shooting Stars Running Club

The students ran 24 miles this week for a YTD total of 916 miles. We have surpassed our goal.

Golden Apple

Nominate a teacher that has made a difference in your life!  BI-LO and WYFF News 4 want to reward the teachers who are going above and beyond.  Each week, an area teacher will be selected to receive the Golden Apple Award and profiled Thursdays on WYFF News 4.

This is your opportunity to honor that teacher who has made a difference in your life or the life of your child!

Click for a nomination form (two pages).

Patrol Blog
Our Patrol Blog contains all the information patrols need for their schedule and assigned duties.


It is very important that you review the transportation letter.  There has been an update on various forms of transportation.  Thanks.

Transportation Letter

Cyber-Bullying Video
Recently Rick Floyd, an Internet Security Specialist for Greenville County Schools gave a presentation about Cyber-Bullying. Click here to view the video of this presentation.