Elementary Options Program


Monday Memo

October 15, 2018

Good Morning,

We are two weeks away from our Fall Harvest Festival @ Eagle Creek. All EOP enrichments will be canceled for this day (including PM classes) as this is considered a fun, family event. No sign up needed, but do be prepared to stay with your child(ren) and supervise them as they get to participate in all of the activities. As the EOP team's afternoon is a little more "free" than usual, we have developed two Parent Workshops led by two of our awesome teachers. Sign up is required, see below for details. If you have any younger students not enrolled in Summit, we encourage you to try to find alternative childcare for them so that you are able to be fully engaged with the teachers leading these classes.

STAR 360 Results: ALL students should have received a STAR 360 report for their students last week. IF you didn't receive them, please reach out to your Home Room Teacher. If you have any questions about them, please also ask your Home Room Teacher!

Survey: One more week to complete this survey - only takes 2 minutes of your time: Additional Student Fund Survey

Enrichments @ Eagle Creek on Thursday, October 18th: Reminder: ALL LIVE CLASSES CANCELED! SLC campus @ EC will be closed both Thursday and Friday of this week.

Parent Report Reminders: Please be sure to complete a Parent Report each week, even if your student has more than 2 attendance contacts logged through other means.

STAR 360 results are out, now what?

Pathblazers is a individualized class through Edgenuity. They import your student's data from their STAR Assessment to create lessons based on skills your student needs to be reinforced. They can also be used to challenge your student.

Here is a link to a video that helps explain the program further.


Here is a link to an example third grade math lesson so you can see what the format looks like.


I have also attached a brochure from the company for you. If you are interested in signing up for Path Blazers, please let your homeroom teacher know by Oct. 26.

Thank you!


Parent Workshops

After the Harvest Festival we will be holding a couple workshops for parents to attend. These workshops are designed to support you in your instruction at home. The workshops will run from 12:30-2 (they will be running at the same time so you will choose which you would like to attend). While you attend a workshop, your kids can stay at school and watch a movie. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide child care for kids who are not enrolled with Summit during these workshops. If you are interested in attending, please sign up here: https://app.simplesignups.com/signup/Hkfo3rK57o

Project Based Unit Planning

During this workshop you will get ideas on how to plan out a project based unit. There will be a model of a planned out unit, and then you will also have to opportunity to begin planning out your own unit. Please bring curriculum that you plan to use with your child, as well as an idea of what topics you plan to cover within the next month or two.

A Conversation About Learning

Join other Summit Learning Charter Families for a facilitated discussion on what life is like for other families. Be prepared to share your experiences and ideas. Bring ideas about what type of support and resources you may find helpful.

Harvest Festival Oct 30

Parent Workshop

If you are interested in attending the workshop after the festival, find more details and sign ups above.

Donation Sign Up

Fall Harvest Donation Sign Up! If you would like to help contribute donation items to the this awesome Summit event please sign up below. All items need to be dropped off at either the Tigard or Eagle Creek Main offices by Thursday Oct 18th. Kim Cairns will be sending a different sign up for physical volunteers for the day.

SIGN UP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4DAAAB23A3F94-fall


Here is a reminder of times and places if you have already signed up and paid for a Field Trip for October:

OCTOBER 18th 10am-Noon

Pumpkin Patch Field Trips

Lee Farms in Tualatin

Liepold Farms in Boring

OCTOBER 19th Noon Showtime

NWCT: Elephant and Piggie's I am in a Play!

OCTOBER 30th 10am-Noon

Fall Harvest Festival @ SLC Eagle Creek Campus


If you have any questions, contact Kim Cairns at kcairns@summitlc.org.

Moby Max Fall Kickoff: Win Prizes!

Each week, one student in each classroom will win their choice of a real prize like the coveted Moby Royal Whale t-shirt or the styling Moby sport backpack. Students earn tickets from their schoolwork, and at the end of each week, an exciting Moby raffle is conducted in each classroom. Though the students who have earned the most tickets have the best odds of winning, students with just one ticket can win, too!

We are now accepting book orders from Scholastic Book Clubs!

Just go to https://clubs.scholastic.com/.

Create an account using the classroom code FMNP8.

Orders will be submitted on the 15th of every month.

Any questions just send an email to Jill Mitsch @ jmitsch@summitlc.org.

Facebook Group

Looking to connect to other families via Facebook? Here is our link! You will need to be approved as this is a closed group only to SLC families.


Box Tops for Education

Summit is a Box Tops for Education school. Last year we collected enough Box Tops to purchase a classroom subscription to a Scholastic science magazine. Our science classes will be using it throughout the year. The next submission deadline is Thursday, October 25th. Collection sheets are available at both the Eagle Creek and Tigard locations, or you can turn them in without a sheet. Please check the expiration dates!