Saturday, February 25, 2017
424 Summit Dr • Greenville, S.C. 29609 • 864-355-8800 • FAX 864-355-8817


Class Pictures
Class pictures are Thursday, March 2nd.

Summit Drive WYFF Local News
Summit Drive Elementary is in the local news. Click Here

Dr. Royster Named Leader To Learn From
Greenville County Schools Superintendent Dr. W. Burke Royster is one of 14 district leaders from across the nation to be named a 2017 Education Week Leader To Learn From.
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Jump Rope for Heart

We're doing Jump Rope For Heart from February 13th-February 24th. This activity helps raise money for the American Heart Association. Children have already received a Jump Rope For Heart collection envelope and letter. If you would like to participate, please make sure the collection envelopes are turned in by February 24th. All students to collect $5 or more will jump rope in the gym some time in March. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Shea at 864-355-8822 or email him at

Thank you for supporting the American Heart Association!!!!!

Partners With Last Chance Animal Rescue
During the week of February 13th, children will be able to donate their pennies to help support an animal sanctuary that provides a safe home to many animals in need of care.  We will be providing buckets in each classroom for children to place their pennies.  Winning class will get to duct tape Mrs. Hellams!

Save The Date - Pizza and Bingo
Friday, February 24th
Please join us for a fabulous family night out. We are in need of prizes for this event.  We will be collecting gently used/new games, puzzles, books and gift cards in our office. We need your help. Click here to volunteer.

PTA Board Nominations

Do you wish to make a positive impact on Summit Drive Elementary?  Please consider either volunteering for the PTA Board or nominating someone for the position of President, Vice President, or Secretary.  We have an outstanding school and believe that we can continue to grow with committed parents who have the passion to make an impact on the lives of children.  Your support helps make our students and staff successful. No experience is necessary. Please contact Kelly Hellams if you are interested.
 Nominating Form Click Here 



AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Summit Drive Elementary.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select Summit Drive Elementary to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same

Battle of the Books - 4th and 5th graders

4th and 5th graders that will be participating in the Battle of the Books please remember the following information:

There is an Early Morning Buzz at Summit Drive Elementary!
Summit Drive has several programs between 7:15 – 8:00 for students who want to get a head start on learning. The computer lab is open to second through fifth graders who would like to work on Compass Learning or First in Math activities. Compass Learning is an individualized program that provides standard-aligned instruction to accelerate students toward academic growth. The program creates learning paths in reading and mathematics according to the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) data collected in the fall. Students work at their pace through assignments generated for their individual needs. First in Math has fun self-paced activities that help students’ master procedural skills and achieve the fluency essential to building a solid foundation in mathematics. Students work toward collecting points and get special recognition for their achievement. 

Recently, Summit Drive has implemented a service learning program through a Family Dollar Grant received this year. This program also takes place between 7:15-8:00. Fifth grade students signed-up to be tutors to first graders. Mrs. Fain, our Instructional Coach, worked with fifth graders on strategies they could use to help first graders read more fluently. First graders get to read books on their level to a fifth grader in our school. Fifth graders love the opportunity to be leaders and read with first graders.

Volunteer Information
Please see the following links regardng Greenville County School District's guidelines for volunteers.
Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer Application

Summit Drive Spirit Rock

Summit Drive Spirit Rock Reservations Now Available!

 The Summit Drive Spirit Rock is a great way to send a special message or show your school spirit AND it's a PTA fundraiser!



Make a Reservation

Lunch and Learn
Ms. Risell, Guidance Counselor, will be conducting lunch and learn sessions for parents throughout the school year. The topics are Study skills/organization, Internet safety, anxiety in kids, middle school registration, and testing programs. Click here for more information.

Greenville County Schools Sign in Guidelines for Parents and Volunteers

Parents/Guardians and others entering a GCS school or office building must sign in through the system, which automatically runs a check against the National Sex Offender Registry. Everyone is checked EACH time they visit a school or office.

Parents can either sign in as a Parent/Guardian (receives a Visitors badge) or Volunteer (receives a Volunteer badge) depending on the purpose of their visit to their child’s school.

A person is eligible to volunteer through the school, PTA, and other school organizations once cleared through the National Sex Offender Registry. The Sex Offender Registry is in addition to any volunteer procedures used by our school, PTA, and other school organizations to recruit and train volunteers. If a volunteer has more than limited contact with students they will also require a criminal background check.

Also, please be reminded that volunteers must participate in training prior to volunteering.

Please visit  and type Volunteer Application in the search box for the online process.