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Holiday Fun & Discovery

The Summit’s Holiday Fun & Discovery program operates on specified dates when school is not in session. During this period of time, children participate in activities that engage them physically and intellectually, improve their skills and include lessons relevant to the season. It serves students in Montessori, beginning at age 18 months through grade four. The activities are fun yet encourage each child’s development in the five pillars of our school. Children practice skills of grace and courtesy as they develop and refine social skills of cooperation and problem solving. Children have exercise and play outside (weather permitting) or in the gym. Children should dress appropriately for playtime and should bring their lunch, which will be refrigerated until mealtime. Nutritious snacks will be provided. Please note Holiday Fun and Discovery is available as demand warrants. Two weeks prior to the scheduled date a decision will be made based on the number of paid registrations at that time. Should there not be enough, the service will be cancelled and parents will be offered a list of caregivers as an alternative, along with a full refund.

2018-19 Holiday Fun & Discovery Calendar
In-Service Day: Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13 and 14 (Register by Aug. 1)
Fall In-Service/Break: Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18 and 19 (Register by Oct. 4)
Winter Break: Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14 and 15 (Register by Jan. 31)
Faculty/Staff Spiritual Retreat: Friday, March 29 (Register by March 14)
Spring Break: Monday-Thursday, April 15-18.  (Register by April 1)
*Please note that our offices are closed on Friday April 19 in observance of Good Friday with no care offered this day. 

Note: Holiday Fun & Discovery is not provided on every day that school is on break, just the dates specified above. We must have a minimum number of advance registrants to offer this program for each session. The registration deadline for each session will be posted in the weekly announcements. If the minimum number is not met, it will be cancelled and those who had registered will be notified at least three days in advance.

Hours:
Hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. If your child is not picked up by 5:30 p.m., you will be assessed a $3 per minute charge for every minute thereafter.

Location:
Holiday Fun & Discovery for children ages 3 and older is located in the Extended Day Center in the Main Building. Convenient drop-off and pick-up is available off the circle. For access to the Extended Day Center, use the door by the ramp to the left of the main entrance. If it is locked, use the intercom to communicate with the teachers in the center or call 513-871-4700 ext. 300.

Toddler Holiday Fun & Discovery is in the LS building in the Toddler classrooms. Please park your car and walk your child to the classroom using the back patio. 

Pricing:
Holiday Fun & Discovery is paid for advance at the rate of $60/day. 

Registration:
We can only accommodate 24 children per day. Advanced registration, two weeks ahead of the scheduled time, is required. Register for Holiday Fun & Discovery through a secure online site where parents pay in advance using a credit card. First-time users must create an account on this site with a valid method of payment before registering. Click here for the registration page now. Payment is due upon registration. You will receive a confirmation email following completion of the process. Children will not have a reservation without completing this process.

Contact:
For questions about registration, contact Lisa Nicholson, 513-871-4700 ext. 369 or via email.

Parents may also contact teachers for the Holiday Fun & Discovery program in the Extended Day Center at 513-871-4700 ext. 300 during the hours the center is open. For Toddler communication, please ask the Extended Day Center personnel to transfer your call.