Wednesday, November 29, 2017

International Festival Trip!

Hi Summit Families!
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This is a reminder that your students will attend the International Festival hosted by the Champlain Valley Expo this Friday, 12/1! Yesterday in social studies, we talked about the trip. There are many food vendors and artists at the festival. If students want to purchase food, art, jewelry, and other wares, they are encouraged to bring their own money ($5-10 should be sufficient). However, students will have a wonderful time without extra money!

I also encouraged them all to bring or order a bag lunch even if they want to eat at the festival to ensure they have enough lunch food. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! ( Check out their website for more information -

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fall means raking...

On Monday, November 6th, Summit students used team time at the end of our day to help the CHMS community by raking leaves and trimming back plants for the winter.

Students were hard-working and dedicated, so families, don't let them fool you at home! Hand them those rakes!

Summit Fall Field Trips

Hi Summit families!

In an effort to save paper and combat the challenge of multiple permission forms, we have a combined permission form for trips through early December. These trips include a session with the Watershed Alliance, farm field trips, a Flynn matinee, and the International Festival.

Please see the link attached for the field trip permission form. The combined cost for trips is $10, as we will use some money from our fundraiser to mitigate cost.

Please be in touch with any questions!

Summit Fall Field Trips

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Hi all,

In shuffling things to better coordinate with Team Sequoia, as well as to ensure students have enough time, we have moved the food fair to Wednesday, 11/01/17!

Students should come to school on Wednesday with dishes fully cooked, paper products, and serving utensils necessary. They will be able to refrigerate and heat at school.

Thanks! Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Alex Bacheller
802-434-2188 EXT 429

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Food Project

Food Project
Social Studies 2017

Dear Summit parents & families,

Our social studies classes are wrapping up our study of culture with a food fair! This project is done in partners with a research and writing component.

Students were “given” $5,000.00 each to plan a trip to a country of their choosing with the promise of opening a restaurant stateside with the cultural elements and recipes from that country. Students are responsible for finding airfare to and from, hotel stays, and experiences that will help them immerse themselves in the culture of the country. Students are keeping a travel journal in which they will write, using their research, in narrative form.

To culminate our food project, students will prepare one dish as a sampling. These samples will be showcased at a food fair on Monday, 10/30 with the other 7th grade team, Sequoia.

Students should prepare to feed about 40-50 people will small tastes - bite-sizes - of one recipe. They might need help shopping for uncommon ingredients or preparing recipes, as cooking will happen at home. Recipes are due to school on Monday, 10/30. We will have the ability to refrigerate or heat up dishes.

If you have questions or your family needs help with ingredients, please let me know!


Alex Bacheller
Team Summit

802-434-2188 EXT 429

Friday, October 6, 2017

Flynn Theater Field Trip!

We are so excited to head to the Flynn Theater on Monday, 10/9 to see a dance company called Compagnie Herve Koubi! Your student received a field trip permission form on Monday, 10/2 requiring an $8.00 admission fee.

The form is attached here as well!

Check out the dance company's website for more information!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Dear Summit students and families,

I will be showing the anthropological documentary, Babies, in social studies class over the next few days. This film follows four babies from four different countries (Namibia, Japan, Mongolia, and the United States) from birth to their first steps. This film ties nicely with our conversations about cultural perspective and our study of the universals of culture.

Though I will use my best judgement in what I show, there are instances of breast feeding. These will be discussed with students and monitored as we view the film. I just want to make families aware. If you have any questions or concerns about your student viewing the film, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

For more information about the film, you can view it on Netflix or check out the website: It’s a really wonderful documentary, and I highly recommend it!


Alex Bacheller

802-434-2188 EXT. 429