Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Escrip & Receipts for Summit School

Dear Parents,

I am writing to you today to let you know about a very easy way for our school to make some money without having to sell wrapping paper! You can help our school raise money just by shopping at any Vons store and by registering your Vons Club Card at Escrip is a program that allows participating merchants to contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and ATM/debit cards purchases to the school of your choice.  Our PTO has come up with a list of great activities for our kids to participate in this year but we will need the extra funds to be able to make this happen. We would like to use our fundraising dollars for the Art Trek program, Music program and most importantly, assistants for our teachers. 

I have reviewed our supporter list on the escrip website and was surprised that most of our families are not registered. Most families in the program contribute between $100-$150 per year just by grocery shopping! I am sure you can see why there is a big push to get as many families signed up as possible. Please forward this email to grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors. We need as much support as we can get, so spread the news!! 

If you are already registered at escrip, please log in to your account on and renew your support for Summit. I believe you just have to click on a big red check mark and you are done! Just remember that you must renew every year.

If you are not registered:
1. Please register at You will need your actual Von's Club Card number, your phone number will not work. You can call Vons at 1-877-723-3929 if you need help finding your number.
2. Our school ID number is 137835550

Also, Escrip is having an extra special bonus starting on September 13th through September 27th. During this time, we need you to collect as many Vons receipts as possible. There will be a special code on each receipt that we can redeem for fundraising. Please scour the parking lot for receipts the next time you are at Vons and pick up as many receipts as you can find. Please have your child bring the receipts to their classroom, we will have some type of container that the students can deposit the receipts in. I know of a school in SP that had kids stand at Vons collecting receipts and made $15,000 for their school during this two week period!

Thank you so much for helping us out with this! Again, a very easy way to make a big difference at Summit School!!

Misty Tushla
Please call me if you would like my help getting registered!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summit to Sea - Poker Run & Rally

Ride through the stomping ground of Steve McQueen to benefit Summit School
- a public elementary school serving the 
Upper Ojai Valley for over 100 years. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Summit School Plant Sale, Fri May 3

Summit School Plant Sale & TV Turn Off Week. 

Today: Friday, May 3, from 3 to 6pm Summit will host a plant sale, open to the public. All plants and trees have been donated or grown by parents from seeds. Tour our school garden and edible forest that is coordinated by Food for Thought. 

Plants available will include: 
Varieties of heirloom Tomatoes, Lavender, Fuchsias, Hibiscus, 
Trees - donated by Valley Crest Trees - Coast Live Oak (native), New Zealand Christmas Tree, Sweet Bay (Grecian Laurel) *this the type of bay leaf that you cook with** Pineapple guava, Magnolia and more. All prices lower than retail. 

Come early for the best selection. 

Prices start at $1. 

Thank you to the companies that donated items:
Pan American Seed Co.
Flora Garden
Green Thumb
Valley Crest Tree Co.
American Horticulture

Summit school is located in the Upper Ojai Valley at 12525 Ojai- Santa Paula Road (HWY 150) it is right next to the Stagecoach market on the corner of Sisar Road & HWY 150. 

Happy Spring ! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mr. White's class visits the Ojai Meadows Preserve

Last week the 4th/ 5th & 6th graders rode the bus down to the Ojai Meadows Preserve to participate in a program hosted by Once Upon a Watershed. Students planted acorns, explored an oak forest, including exploring decomposing branches, spotting wildlife and naming the peaks of the Ojai Valley.
Here are some pics.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sign Up with ESCRIP

Escrip is probably the easiest way that you can help support our PTO. 
It is a program that has been around for decades helping schools raise money.
You register with your Vons club card, and you can choose to add your credit cards, and every time you "swipe" them Summit gets a percentage of the total purchase. 

With your help it can bring in several thousand dollars every year. There is also a requirement that part of the money we earn be spent on healthy & fitness related programs. It is really a win-win program. 

 CLICK HERE to go to our page with details about how to register. 

***IMPORTANT:  The sooner you register the sooner your purchases will be earning $$$$ for Summit. ***

Thanks a bunch. 
If you have any questions please call Kim at 805-727-1393

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Johnny Cash, Adele, The Eagles oh my.

First, PTO Meeting tonight 6pm
Country Night Out meeting right after that at 7pm

BUT here are some of the amazing items we will have in our silent auction at Country Night Out next Saturday, September 29th to benefit Summit School. All items come with a certificate of authenticity. Photos are framed. Enjoy !

Signed photo and sheet music

Signed drum head, all members of Dave Mathews Band

Fender signed by All members of the Eagles

Johnny Cash signed photo

print of Star Wars movie poster signed by all stars & George Lucas and music composer

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sell Those Tickets to Country Night Out

All Summit families should have gotten a ticket packet for selling tickets to family and friends to our fabulous, fun "Country Night Out" on Saturday, September 29. Details about Country Night Out here:

Remember to sell the tickets by Tuesday, September 25 and turn the packet back in at school. 

Thank you to every one who came to our campus clean up day. We got lot's of important tree trimming done to keep our beautiful trees happy & healthy. A special thank you to the Walker, Williams and Prichard families for your tree trimming expertise ! 

Did you notice the gorgeous new flowers in our wine barrel planters on campus? All of those flowers were donated to our school by Dianne & Dudley Davis of DoRight Plant Growers in Santa Paula. Thank you Mr. & Mrs Davis for your generous donation. 

Thank you to everyone who signed up for volunteer committees. We have committees for Yearbook, Campus Wellness, Campus Beautification, Garden Club and more.  Didn't get a chance to sign up at Back to School night? It's never too late. Just sign up in the office window, and let us know how you want to help, or ask your teacher how you can help in the classroom. 

See you on September 29 with your boots on.