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 Summit Parent Connections

Class reps:

Heidi Phan, - 6th grade rep Annie Chu Haselfeld, - 7th grade rep Heather VerWys - 8th grade rep

Kathy Tureck  and Laura Leland - Parent Connections Co-Chairs

A great way to learn about all the amazing events happening at Summit and how you can get involved in your school community!


Parent Connections meetings are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (on non-late start Wednesdays) from 8:00-9:00 am in the front office conference room. All are welcome to attend!


Parent Connections was created to

•   Provide activities and events that develop, educate, inform, and strengthen the Summit community

•   Encourage all Summit families to volunteer and provide coordination for volunteers

•   Plan various fundraising events that promote the Summit mission and support Summit programs, including classroom tools, additional academic programs, professional development, capital improvements, etc.

What is Parent Connections?

Parent Connections is a group of parent volunteers who plan and execute the activities and events that inform and strengthen our Summit community. All parents are invited to join in planning, volunteering, and participating in Summit and Parent Connections Events. Meetings will be announced in the newsletter as well as on the Summit Parent Website. Any questions may be directed to

How does Parent Connections support the school?


Parent Connections plans and executes fundraising events throughout the school year. Fundraising supports many Summit programs, including classroom tools, academic and extracurricular programs, capital improvements, and teacher needs. In addition to our Annual Fund Drive, we also coordinate several off-campus events, such as the Summit Soiree and Celebrate Summit, that can serve as both fundraisers and fun, community-building parties! Each event has a dedicated chairperson(s) and event team.

Community Building   

Parent Connections sponsors a variety of community events for Summit students, faculty, staff, and their families.  Some of these include our Back-to-School Picnic, International Night, Student Talent Show, Summit Parent Education Events, Restaurant & Parent Happy Hour Nights, and Student Service Learning Projects.  These events showcase, promote, and celebrate the talents, passion, and enthusiasm of our amazing school community.  


Parent Connections coordinates many of the volunteers that support programs and events within the school community including History Day and Science Fair, Field Trips, Open Enrollment tours, Office & Classroom Support, and Staff Appreciation. 

Parent Education

Parent Connections organizes events that allow parents to explore and exchange ideas and information, serve on committees and advisory panels, attend BOD meetings, and schedules education nights about topics that support and enrich the ongoing mission of Summit.

 Parent Connections' Presentation on High School Math