Summit Parents Association (SPA)

Thank you for visiting the Summit Parents Association (SPA) web pages. All parents are members of the SPA. We invite you to become involved in The Summit experience through the various activities and events the SPA sponsors and supports.

The mission of the SPA is to provide a strong, integrated and diverse community of parents, faculty, staff and students to enhance the educational and spiritual experience for our children. Working with the school, The Summit seeks to facilitate a warm, welcoming and inclusive community for all Summit families. Through programs and events, the SPA provides opportunities for parents to connect with one another, volunteer together and make positive contributions to the school while forming lasting relationships.

The gift of your time and talents helps to nourish the spirit of our school. Please know that any amount of time you have available is greatly appreciated and cheerfully welcomed. We have a broad range of opportunities available to fit all work and home schedules. We encourage you to utilize the form noted below. To learn more, please always feel free to contact any SPA chairperson or board member.

Faculty & School Support

Faculty/Staff Appreciation
We thank all of our faculty and staff with breakfast and/or lunch during special celebrations in the fall and spring.

Christmas Collection
Schoolwide collection to be divided among faculty and staff members before Christmas.

Room Parents/Division Chairs
Volunteer to help with grade specific activities, service projects and parties.

Helping Hands
Volunteer to assist teachers in preparation of classroom materials.

Birthday Books & Library Legacy Programs
Celebrate your child's birthday with a Birthday Book and help build the collections in The Summit Libraries, Montessori through grade eight. For Upper School students, a book will be purchased in honor of your child and given to the Upper School Library.

Social

Fall Festival
An all-school favorite! This fun-filled festival with special activities, games and festival foods is a great warm-up for the Homecoming football game. Bring family and friends and stay for the game afterwards!

Spring Dinner/Event
Parents, alumni, faculty and staff members enjoy a themed social event! RSVP here.

Ongoing
Class parties, parent socials, holiday parties, Primary Fun Day, and other events that occur during the year in all divisions.

Parent Hospitality & Networking

New Parent Welcome Coffee & International Coffees
SPA welcomes all parents at our Welcome Back Coffee during the first few weeks of school. International Parent Coffees offer opportunities for parents from our global community to network and establish relationships.

SPA Parent Series
The Parent Series is co-sponsored with the Admission Office. Speakers from The Summit and experts in the community address parents on topics of interest.

Caring Committee
Gives comfort and support to Summit families during difficult times and celebrate joyful moments.

Parent Socials
Volunteer to host a parent social for your child's grade - cocktails, cookout, pot-luck etc. - and is a wonderful way to meet other parents in your child's grade.

Bridge Club
The Bridge Club meets during the day about nine times during the year.

Spirituality & Service

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Heritage Guild
Help support the Sisters' efforts in the community through student volunteer projects, as well as help to support the Notre Dame legacy at The Summit.

Diversity & Inclusion
The Summit has an active Diversity and Inclusion committee composed of faculty, staff, parents and students. Committee helps plan and coordinate activities.

Hands Across the Water
School-wide service project supports the Sisters of Notre Dame Clean Water Fund.

Philanthropy
Stewardship of the SPA funds are dedicated to the SPA philanthropic efforts including contributions to SPA Scholarship Fund, Sunflower Fund for need-based students, and Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur mission projects.

Fundraising

Spirit Shop
The Spirit Shop stocks uniforms items, spirit wear and a variety of Summit favorites. The shop is completely organized, run and staffed by volunteers.

Uniform Resale Shop
Provides gently used uniforms donated by parents and sold at a fraction of the retail price. This is also run completely by volunteers.

Kroger Plus Cards Link with Kroger Community Rewards
We are able to limit fund raising activities because money earned through the Kroger Community Rewards program. Register your Kroger Plus card online here and for every dollar you spend at Kroger, the SPA will get a percentage back! You keep all of your Kroger fuel points and enjoy all of the benefits of the Kroger Plus card.

AmazonSmile Program
Amazon donates a percentage back to the SPA when you shop through AmazonSmile, without affecting your Amazon Prime account.

Knights' List
Post your classified ads for Summit families.