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In the 10/25/2017 edition:

6th Grade Families are Hosting Teacher Appreciation Dinner – Thurs, Oct 26

The 6th graders are hosting dinner for the teachers and staff on Thursday, 10/26. We are organizing  one nice meal a month for the teachers instead of overwhelming them during Teacher’s Appreciation Week.   Each grade will take a month. The theme of this dinner is BBQ. This dinner is for the whole faculty. The dinner is…
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6th Grade Field Trip to the Egyptian Museum – Fri, Oct 27

This Friday, our 6th graders are going to take a field trip to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose. They have been working on a project on Ancient Egypt where they created their own museum exhibit so they are especially excited to explore the actual exhibits and learn even more about the Egyptian culture,…
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Spirit Week – Oct 30 through Nov 2

Mon Oct 30 – Fri Nov 2 is is spirit week!  Each day, students are encouraged to wear something from the theme. Themes: Monday: Sports Day Tuesday: Dress-Up Day (Costumes encouraged, but please no masks or fake weapons. All costumes must be school appropriate, in good taste, non-disruptive, and they should not obscure the student’s face.) Wednesday:…
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7th Grade Family Park Outing @ Live Oak Park – Sun, Nov 5 @ 2pm

Come join 7th grade Denali families at Live Oak park from 2-4pm on Sunday November 5th.  This is a chance to get together informally and socialize. The park address is:4025 Rivermark Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 Bring a snack if you like. No RSVP required.
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Parent Ed Workshop – Tues, Nov 7 @ 6:30pm

Speaker: Vivienne Pustell, Summit Director of Digital Safety Join us on Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30pm at our Weddell campus for our next Parent Education Night! Get a handle on the latest privacy and security issues, screen time, and digital choices.  Be able to identify Finstagram accounts, hidden app features and how to talk about…
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Check out the Denali High School Newspaper, The Grizzly

The first issue of The Grizzly for this year is out now! From interviews with the new high school staff to a hysterical review you just won’t want to miss, the team has worked hard to publish articles the students will enjoy.  You can view the paper at the website here:
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Update your Konstella phone app

Konstella has been having issues with phone push notifications and slow load times.  They seem to have fixed the issue in the latest release.  Please make sure you update your phone app to the latest version if you haven’t already.
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Action Needed – Your Input on 7th and 8th Grade Electives

Message from Grizzly Bytes about 7th and 8th Grade Electives: Our middle school Electives courses for 7th and 8th grade students are semester long, and therefore will change mid-year. Students and parents will vote on new electives to take for the second semester of 2017-18 school year. New electives courses will start in January after…
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Sports Update – Coaches and “Team Parents” Needed

Middle School Boys Basketball Practices started on October 18th with a very good turnout.  The team practices after school on Tuesdays–Thursdays, with additional optional Monday practices many weeks. Our boys basketball team will play 11 regulation games as well as playoffs.  The season runs up to Winter Break in late December.   All practices and games are…
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RSVP & Mark Your Calendar for Nov 15 and Dec 13 – Denali’s Charter Renewal @ SCCOE Board Meetings

This fall we will submit our petition to the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) for the renewal of Summit Denali’s charter.  We are required to go through the charter renewal process every 5 years in order to continue operating Summit Denali as a free public charter school.  We need strong family support in…
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Notice about change in college resource platform

Last year, we used a platform called Naviance to support our high school students as they began to explore the college application process. We are in the process of transitioning to a new, more user-friendly and comprehensive college application platform.  Since this platform will not be available until the 2018-19 school year, our Summit College…
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Recent Items:
6th Grade Movie Night – Tues, 10/24 5-7pm @ Linda Vista
Parent Org Meeting – Tues, Oct 24 7-8:30pm @ Linda Vista
Sports Update
In case you missed it…Mr. Bock’s message on recent Konstella discussion
Recent Social Group Posts in Konstella – Learning, Weekend, Parenting
School-Wide Cultural Potluck – Thurs, Oct 12 @ 6:30pm
Make-Up Picture Day – Fri, Oct 13
6th Grade Celebration of Learning – Thurs, Oct 17 @ 6:30pm
Denali Theatre Labs Improv-apolooza! – Starts Oct 17
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