Dear Spartan Families,
I hope all of you had a restful and joyous Thanksgiving. I was excited to see students dive deeply again into their Expeditions courses. This week, we had the opportunity to see a great performance by our Hip Hop and Break Dancing class and saw many students create different art and media projects. After closing another successful round of Expeditions, we’re looking forward to transitioning back to our academic core schedule starting Monday, December 4th. The next round of Expeditions will start on February 5, 2018. If you have any questions about your student’s progress in Expeditions, please reach out to Ms. Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this great photo of 10th grader, Ky Carpenter, showcasing her photo essay from her Journalism & Photography Expedition Course –
L. Denice Randle
Summit Sierra Info Session & Open House: December 7, 2017
Do you know a student who would like to enroll at Summit Sierra? We’d love to invite all community members and prospective students to learn more about our school. Please join us for our monthly Info Session on Thursday, December 7th, 6:00 – 7:30pm to learn more. For more information, please contact Ms. Tianna at email@example.com.
Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game: December 12, 2017
Please join us for our annual Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game on Tuesday, December 12th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Yesler Community Center. For more information, please contact Coach James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter MAP Testing + Optional Early Release: December 13 – 14, 2017
On Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14, students will be completing their Winter MAP Tests. The MAP Test measures students’ proficiency in reading and math. Our faculty uses the information from these tests to align interventions for all students during their Summit Reads and Summit Solves classes. We encourage all students to eat a balanced breakfast and get a good night’s rest before these tests. Students also have an opportunity to earn early release on these days at 12:30pm if they have all As and Bs in their classes as signed off by their teachers. Students who do not yet qualify for early release will receive targeted interventions with their teachers following the MAP test. Please click here to download a copy of the Early Release Permission Slip. Permission slips are due to Ms. Randle by 9:00am on Wednesday, December 12th. For more information, please contact your student’s mentor.
Summit Theater: December 15, 2017
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a Winter celebration with their mentor groups on Friday, December 15th during Summit Theater from 1:25 – 3:30pm. During this time, mentor groups will have the opportunity to enjoy a film of their choice together. We encourage all students to bring snacks to share with their mentor group on that day. We also invite all parents and families to donate any snacks for Summit Theater if they so choose. For more information, please contact Ms. Temes at email@example.com.
Boys’ and Girls’ JV and Varsity Basketball Games
|Girls Basketball||Summit Olympus||Away||December 7, 2017||5:30 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Winners Gym||811 East Harrison Street Tacoma, WA|
|Boys Basketball||Summit Olympus||Away||December 7, 2017||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Winners Gym||810 East Harrison Street Tacoma, WA 98404|
|Girls Basketball||Australian touring team||Home||December 8, 2017||5:00 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Boys Basketball||Australian touring team||Home||December 8, 2017||6:30 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|JV/Boys Basketball||Evergreen High School||Home||December 14, 2017||4:00 PM||JV/Boys Basketball Game||Evergreen Highschool||828 SW 116th, Seattle, WA 98146|
|Girls Basketball||Evergreen High School||Away||December 14, 2017||5:30 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Evergreen Highschool||830 SW 116th, Seattle, WA 98146|
|Boys Basketball||Evergreen High School||Home||December 14, 2017||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Evergreen Highschool||829 SW 116th, Seattle, WA 98146|
|Girls Basketball||Summit Olympus||Home||December 19, 2017||5:30 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Boys Basketball||Summit Olympus||Home||December 19, 2017||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Boys Basketball||Sulamita Christian School||Home||December 21, 2017||5:30 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|JV/Boys Basketball||Wilson High School||Away||December 22, 2017||1:00 PM||JV/Boys Basketball Game||Wilson High School Gym||1202 N Orchard St. Tacoma, WA 98406|
|Boys Basketball||Holiday Tournament||Away||December 27, 2017||TBA||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Wilson High School Gym||1202 N Orchard St. Tacoma, WA 98406|
|Girls Basketball||Holiday Tournament||Away||December 28,29, 2017||TBA||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Charles Wright Academy||7723 Chambers Crk Rd W Tacoma, WA 98467|
|Boys Basketball||Sulton High School||Home||January 3, 2018||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Boys Basketball||Sulamita Christian School||Away||January 5, 2018||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Sulamita Christian School|
|Girls Basketball||Wilson High School||Home||January 11, 2018||5:00 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|JV/Boys Basketball||Bush School||Home||January 25, 2018||5:30 PM||JV/Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||918 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Boys Basketball||Bush School||Home||January 25, 2018||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||917 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|JV/Boys Basketball||Bush School||Away||January 30, 2018||4:00 PM||JV/Boys Basketball Game||Bush School||3402 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98112|
|Girls Basketball||Bush School||Away||January 30, 2018||5:30 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Bush School||3401 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98112|
|Boys Basketball||Bush School||Away||January 30, 2018||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Bush School||3400 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98112|
|Boys Basketball||University Prep||Away||February 5, 2018||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||University Prep||8000 25th Ave. NE, Seattle 98115|
See the school calendar on http://sierra.summitps.org for specific dates.
Please contact Coach James Hampton with any questions or comments. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclement Weather Announcement
As a reminder to all families and community members, Sierra will follow Seattle Public Schools’ schedule in the event of inclement weather or school closure. We will inform families of inclement weather via email post and our school website will be updated.
Meal Balance Announcement
MEAL BALANCES – New Meal Balances will be mailed home on Monday, 12/4.
- To check your child’s account balance please log into your My Meal Time account.
- To make an online payment you may use My School Bucks.
- You may also submit cash or checks, made payable to Summit Public Schools. Payment can be dropped off at the front desk.
Summit Sierra will be collecting coat donations for the month of December. Please bring in any donations you have to the front desk. Coats will be donated to the Smiles at Christmas event. For more information about the Coat Drive, please contact the following student leaders: Ashley Clark at email@example.com and Raleigh Haavig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Saigon Ambassadors Food Drive
Many of our students this year have stepped up as leaders and joined the “Little Saigon Ambassadors” (LSA)–a student activity on campus dedicated to building positive connections with the local community in the Little Saigon neighborhood. LSA’s first initiative is to conduct a food drive for the local food bank run by Asian Counseling and Referral Services. All students, families, and community members are encouraged to donate canned goods and other nonperishables. Students may give their donations directly to their mentor. At the end of the food drive, the mentor group with the most donations will receive a class prize.
We encourage all students and families to dive into the process to prepare for college starting day one of their experience at Summit Sierra. Please click here to see some recommendations from Ms. Nguyen for what you could do starting now to support your student to prepare for college:
AP Testing Information:
11th Grade Families! Please mark on your calendars that the AP US History exam is May 11 at 8AM and AP English Language and Composition is May 16 at 8AM. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Crook (APUSH) at email@example.com and Ms. Visperas (APLang) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Resources and Opportunities:
Youth & Young Adults in Tech
Location: New Holly Gathering Hall 7054 32nd Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Want to start your career in tech? Come learn about FREE and affordable tech training programs for youth and young adults ages 16 and up. This session will feature a panel of young, diverse tech professionals from companies like Amazon, Tableau and Outreach. Food will be provided. There is free parking in the lot and on the street. Click below for flyers with more information: