Get out in the world

At Summers-Knoll, place based learning is a key component of the educational experience and students are regularly applying and enhancing their classroom learning outside of the classroom. Teachers take full advantage of the many opportunities found in the local community for learning beyond the walls of the classroom and our fleet of buses get our students where they need to go. We believe that these opportunities help students to see their learning in school as connected to the real world, further inspiring them to engage with the subject area and in their own learning.

Dates to Remember

  • April 28th – (7:00 – 8:30pm)  – Community Meeting – Childcare available.
  • May 3rd – (9:00 – 10:30am) – All School Open House – flyer attached
  • May 6th – No School – Professional Development Day
  • May 12th – (6:30-8:30pm) Reflections Night (Whole School Art / 5th – 8th Music)
  • May 13th – (6:30-8:30pm)  Reflections Night (Whole School Art / K-4th grade Music)
  • May 30th – No School – Memorial Day


Good Things To Know

All School Open House – Last open house of the year is Tuesday, May 3 from 9-10:30 am. We have a few spots still open in Kindergarten and other grades, so please share the attached flyers with your friends, co-workers, Facebook community and anyone else you think might be interested.

Also, if you have a younger child in preschool, or if you are still in contact with your child’s former preschool, we would be delighted if you would share the open house flyer with them.

Thanks for helping us get the word out about SK and our amazing community!

SurveyMonkey – Last week you received an invitation from Deborah Paul-McDonald via SurveyMonkey to complete the 2016 Summers-Knoll Communications Survey. Developed by the CAM Committee (Communications, Admissions and Marketing Committee), the survey should take about 10 minutes to complete; last day to complete is today, Monday, 4/25.

We look forward to receiving feedback from the SK community – thank you for taking the time to complete this brief survey! Any questions should be directed to Deborah at

Waste Free Lunch! – Every Friday.  Mark your calendars.
What this means: On this Friday, and each following Friday, please help your child pack a lunch with zero waste. Cloth napkins, reusable containers (thermoses instead of juice boxes, for example), and recyclable materials are all important ways we can reduce the trash that ends up in a landfill. Students will be reminded to compost, and to make sure all cardboard and recyclable plastic stays out of the trash. Buying in bulk and repackaging in serving size reusable containers will not only reduce waste but will be much cheaper for you.