Friday, June 15, 2018

Summit Parent Breakfast!

Summit Parent Breakfast

Hello Summit families!

This is a reminder that we invite you to our end of year breakfast on Tuesday, 6/19, from 7:15-8:00am in the Summit space at CHMS. A light breakfast and coffee will be provided by the Summit teachers. Come enjoy some breakfast and see your student’s 7th grade work!

Please email Alex or Gerry with questions. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hosmer Point Packing List

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Hosmer Point Packing List (5/25)
For Friday’s trip to Hosmer Point, please wear and/or bring the following items:

  • Active clothing (shorts are OK)
  • Sneakers (comfortable, active, hiking)
  • Bathing suit / waterproof clothing
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bugspray
  • Bagged lunch
  • Water bottle

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - FILM VIEWING!

Happy windy Monday!

Your student received a permission form today to view the film, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas in school on Friday, 4/20. The form is shown below. If you DO NOT WISH to have your student view the film, please email me ( by Thursday, 4/19. 

Dear Summit families,

To conclude our study of World War II and the Holocaust in both ELA and SS, students will watch the film, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (rated PG-13) in school on Friday, 4/20. The film is based on the beautifully written novel by John Boyne. Many of your students also read the book. Film synopsis:

“During World War II, 8-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield) and his family leave Berlin to take up residence near the concentration camp where his father (David Thewlis) has just become commandant. Unhappy and lonely, he wanders out behind his house one day and finds Shmuel (Jack Scanlon), a Jewish boy of his age. Though the barbed-wire fence of the camp separates them, the boys begin a forbidden friendship, oblivious to the real nature of their surroundings.”

This powerful film will serve as a nice culmination to our study. For more information about the film, please visit Common Sense Media:

If you DO NOT want your student to see the film, please email Alex Bacheller
( ) by Thursday, 4/19, and your student will have an alternate, academic plan at that time.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Summit Spring Field Trips

As Mr. Feenan would say, "The frogs and the snakes are moving!"

You student received a field trip permission packet yesterday, 4/12, that included all of the spring field trips! There is a $15.00 fee for all trips - including a trip to Hosmer Point and Essex Cinemas! We would like forms returned by Friday, 4/20.

The form is attached. Please email Gerry or Alex with questions!

Spring Field Trip Permission Form!

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