Cotler Coming to Summit Drive Elementary
On Wednesday, February 6, children's
book author Steve Cotler will speak to
3rd-5th graders about writing, reading,
and his series of children's novels from
Random House. Cheesie Mack Is Not a
Genius or Anything was picked by the
children's librarians associations of
both South Carolina and New Hampshire as
one of the best children's books of
2012-2013. Mr. Cotler's workshops are
interactive. He excites students about
reading and writing. He engages them in
the creative process and challenges them
If you would like your child to have an
autographed copy of Cheesie Mack Is
Not a Genius or Anything and/or
Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel...or
to order books for gifts, please
complete this form
and return it to Mrs. Aucoin in the
media center with payment. Mr. Cotler
will sign and personalize each book.
For more information about the books and
Steve Cotler, go to to the author's
and Cheesie's own site (www.cheesiemack.com
Summit Drive Earns
Our school report card was recently
released by the State Department of
Education. For 2011-2012 Summit Drive
Elementary achieved an Absolute Rating
of EXCELLENT and a
Growth Rate of
to read more!
Book Fair Thank You!
Thank You to everyone for
supporting the Scholastic Book Fair. It
was our biggest year ever. We earned
over 1,800 dollars for the media center.
We will use the money to purchase new
books for the media center. In addition
we were able to keep over 800 dollars in
books from the book fair to add to the
media center collection. Thank you to
both volunteers and shoppers.
Scholastic Book Fair
Date: November 12-16
Location: Media Center
25% of profits stay in the media center
to purchase new books for the library
Summit Drive Book Fair Homepage
Online Book Fair option beginning
Monday, October 22
Dinner Service: 5:00-5:45 p.m. OR
Sessions: 6:00-7:45 p.m.
learn about the technology resources
available to your child. Sessions will
include Parent Portal, Accelerated
Reader, Destiny Quest, DISCUSS, Brain
Pop, COMPASS Learning and Internet
Summit Drive Elementary Scores an "A" on
Aug. 2, the South Carolina Department of
Education released its AYP (Adequate
Yearly Progress) Report, including letter grades for
each school in Greenville County.
Summit Drive ranked third in the
District with a score of 99.7%. The
ranking system is part of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Federal Accountability System required
by the U.S. government to assure
School starts August 22nd and we would
love to have at least 50 WATCH D.O.G.S.
there at 7:00am to welcome the students
back. Please be there if you can.
Mon-Thu 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Cell Phone Zone
Would you use your cell phone while
driving if you knew...
*In 2009, 5,474 people were
killed on U.S. roadways and an estimated
additional 448,000 were injured in motor
vehicle crashes as a result of
*Of those people killed in
distracted-driving-related crashes, 995
involved reports of a cell phone as a
*Studies show that driving while
using a cell phone is the equivalent to
driving with a blood alcohol content of
0.08, the legal definition for drunken
*Cell phone users are 4 times
more likely to crash?
Now You Know!
One out of every six drivers in
school zones is distracted by the use of
cell phones, eating, drinking, smoking,
reaching behind, grooming and reading.
For the safety of our students, please
reduce the risk and SILENCE your cell
phones while driving.