What is Parent Club?
We are Summit Middle School parent, grandparent, and guardian volunteers who partner with Summit Middle School faculty and staff to help enrich our Eagles' school experience. (We are the middle school equivalent of a Parent-Teacher Organization.) Summit's Parent Club is sanctioned by the Edmond Public School District. All Summit parents, grandparents, and guardians are invited to join.
Parent Club F.A.Q.
Q: What does Parent Club do, exactly?
A: Parent Club coordinates various activities such as Family Event Nights, our fall Donation Drive, Teacher Appreciation events, and the purchase of technology tools and supplies for Summit students, just to list a few of the things we do. Visit our Parent Club Allocations page for a comprehensive breakdown of how Parent Club allocates and spends its budget, and our Committees page for a list of ways in which our organization helps Summit Middle School's students, faculty, and staff.
Q: Why should I be involved in Parent Club?
A: Even though our children are in middle school now, they still need our involvement and interest in their school lives. Current research continues to support the positive impact involved parents make on their students' lives (in school and otherwise). Being active in Parent Club allows parents to know what's happening at school, learn the names and faces of the adults interacting with students, and to show our children we place a premium value on what's going on in the sometimes crazy world of middle school.
Q: Are there membership fees in Parent Club?
A: No. There is never a fee to join.
Q: Is there a deadline to join Parent Club?
A: No. Parents, grandparents, and guardians may become involved in Parent Club at any time, and to whatever extent they wish.
Q: Does Parent Club offer any volunteer opportunities for parents who also work outside the home, and who can't be at school during the day?
A: Yes! There are many ways in which all parents can help and be involved! Visit Parent Club's Committees page to learn more.
Q: How often does Parent Club meet?
A: Typically Parent Club meets at Summit Middle School at 9:30 AM on the second Thursday of each month. We try to meet during the second full week of each month of the school year; the week after the EPS Board of Education meeting. Check our Parent Club Meeting Minutes page for a listing of meeting dates; also, visit our Events Calendar for a look at our 2012-2013 happenings.
Q: Are my financial donations to Parent Club tax-deductible?
A: YES! We obtained 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service during Fall, 2012.
Q: I need another copy of an order form, school supplies list, or other Parent Club document. Are they available online?
A: Yes. Visit our Downloadable Forms page to download our most recent documents.
Other questions? Please contact Parent Club President Tia Carlton at 659-9536, or at Tia.Carlton@swbell.net
We're looking forward to meeting you!