Summit Atlas Newsletter: June 3, 2018

Summit Atlas Newsletter: June 3, 2018

Important Dates

Thursday, June 7
5:00 – 7:00pm
9th Grade Family night! See Ms. B’s letter below for additional details

Thursday, June 14
Last Day of School!

Monday, June 18
3:00 – 4:00pm
Summit Atlas Open House

Monday, June 25
3:00 – 4:00pm
Summit Atlas Open House

School Links:


Around the School

Mandatory Registration Day

August 4th from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM will be our Mandatory Registration Day! All families must attend. It will be your opportunity to make sure all forms are turned in before the first day of school, get new Summit Swag, meet new teachers, have some food and receive your ORCA card. This is will be only day ORCA cards will be available. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Abubakar via email or phone.

Donations Needed!

Thank you so much for all of the help and support we have received from you and your families. We are truly grateful to have you all as part of our community.
Below is this week’s list of needed supplies:

  • – Clorox Wipes
  • – Pens



6th Grade Leader & Staff Updates

Letter from the School Leader

Andrea Klein, Executive Director Middle School

Class of 2024 Families,

Thank you for your support during our SBAC tests! This week we had PERFECT ATTENDANCE ON both testing days for math!!

As we enter into our final two weeks, you will see an increased focus on our team (families, teachers, leaders, and students) finishing with 100% of our students On Track for 7th grade. Here is how you can support with priorities.

Be sure your student has:

  • – NO Power Focus Areas Overdue (no red CAs)
  • – NO Overdue Projects
  • – NO Content Areas below 70%
  • – NO Courses with Cognitive Skill Averages below 70%

When your student reaches these goals, they automatically have 0 Incompletes. Your student must have 0 Incompletes to be considered On Track going into 7th grade.

Your teacher and leader team will support in these goals by reaching out for additional tutoring throughout next week. Please answer their requests with a resounding, “YES!”

It has been an honor to found a school alongside you this year.

With SO Much Gratitude,


Rachel Wong, Math

We are so close! Students have finished their math SBAC testing. We will spend the remaining few lessons working on getting scores up for different projects as well as finishing some lessons for the year to hone in on some skills. I will be asking certain kids to stay for office hours over the next couple of weeks in order to work in smaller groups. If you have any questions, please reach out!

Upcoming Important Deadlines in Math:

  • – June 14 – Last CA Deadline


Chris Hennings, History

This upcoming week will see students finish their final project for history. Students will have the opportunity to complete their work on Checkpoint #3, an analysis on a current event topic related to the religion they chose for their project. Their final checkpoint will give students the opportunity to learn more about their chosen religion through images and art. They will find images of their religion in action, focusing on their practice, places, culture, and art. Continue to check their platform this week as they close in on completing their Final Product.

Upcoming Important Deadlines in History:

  • – June 8th – World Religions Blog Project
  • – June 14th – Last CA Due


Amanda Wolfe, Science

Resources Needed for our Science Classroom and upcoming project – Donations Welcome!

  • – Poster Paper
  • – Glue Sticks
  • – Two-liter clear plastic bottles

Upcoming Important Deadlines in Science:

  • – June 14th – Conservation of Energy is DUE – please encourage students to pass well before this date


Chineka Jones, English

This week, in 6th Grade English, students will continue making progress towards hitting their final English grade goal. This will include students completing an English self assessment and writing the steps needed to reach their grade goal. I will also be supporting students who have makeup work to complete so that they are on track for 6th Grade English.


9th Grade Leader & Staff Updates

Letter from the School Leader
Katie Bubalo, Executive Director High School

Greetings parents and guardians of 9th grade Summit Atlas Orcas!

The 9th grade team would like to cordially invite you to an evening of fun and refreshments on Thursday, June 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 in the Summit Atlas cafeteria.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to catch up with teachers, meet other parents, and expand your pod (orca family) and ours. This is a “podluck,” so please do bring a snack or refreshment to share if you are able. For our Muslim families celebrating Ramadan, we will provide to-go boxes so that you are able to enjoy the snacks later!

We will be signing up for electives courses at the event, and they are first come first serve! So please join us with your student for a night to celebrate all the Class of 2021 has accomplished this year!

Hope to see you there!

With Gratitude,


Kristen Smith, Math

Students are continuing to work on their Booming Populations project this week. Checkpoints 3 and 4 will be due by Monday, June 4, and the final product will be due next Friday, June 8. It’s really important that students are keeping up with the checkpoints now that we are so close to the end of the year! Additionally, students have one more power focus area on Linear Models for Bivariate Data to complete before the end of the year. Currently 50% of the 9th grade has passed that.


Nick Woodruff, History

Students are finishing up their Art as an Expression project. Students are creating an art exhibit with art from World War 1 and an art of their own creation or art created by a veteran from the War in Iraq and the War in Afghanistan. Students will be presenting their art exhibit to the class start this Wednesday. This is the last project of the year, so make sure that students have completed checkpoints 4 and 5. Also the last content assessment of the year is due by June 14, the last day of school.


Carmen Zelaya, Biology

School is out next week! We only have one content assessment left in science: Punnett Squares. There are study packets available in the classroom and students are encouraged to tackle these problem sets as soon as possible. This is the time to bring up grades! Students should look back at past projects and readdress past cognitive skills with low grades. Ms Zelaya can provide guidance for this. Students should also attempt Additional Focus Areas for higher grades.

Any past due content assessments must be taken this week of June 4.


Jeff Stein, English

Students need to be finishing their persuasive speeches and will begin presenting them starting on Wednesday. All students need to present before the end of the year without exception.


Elective Updates

Danielle Pottberg, Art/Yoga

Are you or your students interested in yoga and/or wellness over the summer? That’s right, your local art and yoga teacher is also a holistic health coach. I just love spreading education and wellness in and out of the school! Even if you have never taken a yoga class in your life, and are interested, let me know! I am a certified yoga teacher, but also being trained in very beginner yoga teaching, as well as health coaching! If you are interested, please send me an email. I am planning on a few workshops over the summer if I hear from enough people.


Jose Perez, Spanish

Spanish 1- This week, students will complete their Mi estilo personal projects and present. They have written their draft, practiced, and will be ready by the end of the week. This will be the last project of the year, so this will be the last opportunity to improve their grades. While we won’t be working on the last project, there will still be two CA that will still need to be passed.

Important dates: June 8th- Presentations due, June 14th- Use of infinitives CA due, last day of school.

Spanish 2- This week, students will complete their Cocina latina projects and present. They have written their draft, practiced, and have created a video, or will present next week. They will also start a small project, Hispana figuras, where they will research an important figure From Latin America. This will be the last project of the year, so this will be the last opportunity to improve their grades.

Important dates: June 8th- Last day to present La cocina latina, June 13th- Figuras hispanas report due, June 14th- Indirect Object Pronouns CA due, last day of school.


Maria Torres, Conditioning

With two more weeks left of school we are continuing to work hard in conditioning, doing circuit and also incorporating some hiking in Fauntroy Park. We will continue to finish the year strong and spend as much time outside, weather permit. An important reminder to please send your student to school with a water bottle, it’s important they stay hydrated while we are outside in warm weather.


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