October 24, 2015

posted Oct 25, 2015, 9:04 PM by jmohnkern@summitps.org   [ updated Oct 25, 2015, 9:05 PM ]
Summit Public Schools
DENALI NEWS   •  October 24, 2015

Dear Families,

Thanks for spreading the word about our recruiting open house last week!  We had a great turnout of families who showed up eager to learn more about Denali as a middle and high school option for their children!  It was fun!  Our next Open House is on Thursday, November 19.  Here’s the flyer to print out, forward, and share.

Next week is Spirit Week!  This annual tradition brings together fun school spirit activities and mentor group competitions, along with student council speeches and elections.  Monday starts us off with Pajama Day, followed by Backwards Day, Sports Day, Black and Orange Day, and Costume Day (no fake weapons or masks).  Here’s the Spirit Week flyer.

Last week students and parent volunteers from our 3D Printing Club showcased their work at a 3D Printing Expo at Lockheed Martin.  Here’s a radio story featuring one of our 8th graders.  Let’s give a huge shout-out for Denali kids representing our school well in such an innovative way!

With cold and flu season knocking on our door, it’s important to reinforce good hand washing habits with your children at home, along with “elbow sneezing” instead of sneezing into bare hands.  We encourage the same practices at Denali, and we’ve also updated our Wishlist with more disinfecting wipes for tables.  Thanks in advance for the help

Finally, and very important: Do NOT park in the parking lots of our neighbors! For special events we will let you know which of our neighboring parking lots you can use.

Here’s to a great week!

-J & J

Sports update:
We’re excited to launch our athletics website.  All families currently participating or interested in Denali athletics should bookmark this site.  Coach J will update this regularly with schedules and other information.

We're still looking for more girls to join our Girls Volleyball team.  Please see Ms. Miranda to pick up a sports application.  Practices happen before school, Mon/Wed/Fri.

Until we are part of a league (a process that takes quite a bit of time) we need your help.  If you have any connections at local middle schools - coaches or athletic directors that we could talk to about scheduling games, please email Coach J:  coachjbumagat@gmail.com.

Family Survey
If you haven’t yet, please take our brief Family Survey.  Your feedback is extremely important, and this survey, administered every fall and spring, helps gather that feedback and input.

Annual Campaign
Our goal is for 100% of Denali families to participate in our annual donation campaign.  A paper mailing is being sent to all families this week.  You can also donate online by visiting the Denali website and see the information on the homepage under news and announcements.  Additional information is available in our Annual Campaign FAQ document.

Office Support Volunteer Opportunity
We’re looking for parents who are available to come in for a few hours to provide office support, and any help would be greatly appreciated! No previous experience or training is necessary. Feel free to bring in your own work to do while covering the front.  If you can help, please sign-up here.



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