Classroom Logistics

Welcome to Kindergarten 2022-2023 at The Summit Preparatory School!  Our classroom functions as a learning community, as we come to school every day ready to learn. Each person is an important member of the group and expected to be actively engaged throughout the school day. Let’s partner together to make this a wonderful year for your child and your family!



The Summit Prep Office

Ms. Kendra Pickett

Phone: 417-869-8077


***Use this email and/or phone number to communicate with the school about changes in 

pick-up, absences, lunch orders, etc.  Please  “cc” Mrs. Luczywo on your email.


Classroom Teacher

Mrs. Jenny Luczywo

Phone: (417) 597-4297


***Please note: If you have an emergency or urgent message, please call the front desk to ensure that I am reached.


Remind Texting App

Connect to our classroom communication service through “Remind” by texting @mrsluczywo to 81010.  Reply to the message from the Remind team with your first and last name.  


Friday Folders

Friday Folders will be sent home each week. They will contain a copy of important information from the office as well as your child’s work.  There will also be a communication log where I will write a note to you each week about your child.  Please sign the log and return it to me.  Keep in mind that a lot of our hard work is not “paper pencil.”  Please be sure to help your child remember to send back the folder at the start of each week.


School Communication

Please use the school website to stay informed of school-wide news and events. A school calendar is on the website.  



Please notify the front desk and Mrs. Luczywo if your child will not be in school.  If your child needs to leave early for a doctor’s appointment, etc., please try to let me know with advance notice so that we can ensure your child is ready to meet you in the lobby at the correct time.  



    • Please see the attached class schedule.  
    • Kindergarten specials classes are:
      • Spanish everyday – 30 minutes each session
      • Art two times a week – 45 minutes each session
      • P.E. two times a week –  40 minutes each session *Please have your child wear tennis shoes on these days for safety and fun*
      • Music three times a week –  30 minutes each session
      • STEM once a week – 30 minutes each session
      • Yoga once a week – 30 minutes each session
  • Morning Drop-Off:  Students may enter our classroom between 8:30-8:45 a.m.  Class begins at 8:45 a.m.  Students may not arrive before 8:30 unless attending morning Fun Zone. Students arriving after 8:45 a.m. will need to be signed in at the front desk.
  • Afternoon Carline: The school day ends at 3:30 p.m.  Please arrive on time or let me know if something comes up.  Students not picked up by the end of carline will go to afternoon Fun Zone.
  • Fun Zone: Before and after school care is available to accommodate for changing family schedules or routine care.  Please inquire at the front desk if you are interested. 


D A I L Y   S U P P L I E S   &   S N A C K S

Kindergarteners should bring a backpack, water bottle, lunch (if not ordering a hot lunch), and one small healthy snack each day.  Water bottles should have a pop top or straw lid to help prevent spills.  Examples of appropriate snacks include: a piece of fruit, granola bar, fruit snacks, veggie straws, etc.  Please do not send unpopped popcorn, candy bars, snack cakes, soda, or other desserts for your child’s daily snack.  Snacks should be small and should be able to be eaten during our 10-15 minute snack period in the afternoon.  


L U N C H  

Kindergarten students will be eating lunch daily from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.  This year, we will be dining in the K/1/2 Commons Space.  It is so helpful if you send your child’s food packed in containers they are able to easily open on their own and with any utensils they will need to eat. Of course, students may also enjoy the hot lunch program if not bringing a packed lunch.  Although we do have a microwave available, please ensure your child is comfortable using the microwave somewhat independently. 



We will plan to go outside for recess in the backyard twice each day, weather permitting.  Please help your child dress appropriately for the weather and send a jacket or coat if necessary.  


S U M M I T   U N I F O R M

Students need to be in the Summit uniform each day.  Uniforms require khaki or navy blue on bottom and a Summit polo shirt on top.  Girls may also wear dresses or skirts.  On Friday, students may wear jeans with the Summit polo or Summit spirit wear.  Closed toe and closed heel shoes are necessary.  Tennis shoes are strongly recommended everyday for students’ safety on the playground as well in the building.  Tennis shoes are required on PE days (Tuesday/Thursday).  Please do not send your child to school with tie shoe laces until they have practiced tying their own shoes at home. Your child will need a red Summit shirt for special events.  You may also want to supply an additional Summit sweater or jacket for your child to leave at school.  Our classroom can be a bit cool at times. Please read the uniform section in the handbook carefully.  



Each Friday, our class stuffed flamingo named “Friday” will travel home for the weekend with a friend. It is your child’s job (along with help from you!) to write in the journal about all of the fun adventures. Please feel free to draw pictures or print pictures to glue in the journal. The next Monday, Flamingo and the journal should come back with your student so that they can share all about the fun that was had. Encourage your child to help in the journal writing process and be engaged in forming the sentences.


B I R T H D A Y S 

Birthdays are a fun part of growing up and while we do not have time to have birthday parties for everyone we will be sure to recognize their special day.  If you desire, students may bring a special treat for classmates to share on their birthday. Please ensure these items are individually wrapped and store-bought.



  • Inner Explorer Program: The Summit is excited to implement a new guided audio mindfulness program. Sign up to connect with our class and listen along with the sessions. 
    • Toys: To prevent special items from being lost or broken all toys and stuffed animals should be left safely at home. 
    • Technology: Kindergarten students will have access to classroom computers and iPads.  Students will be allowed to only visit sites and apps designated by a teacher.  Websites related to our learning are listed on the classroom blog.  Each student will also be taught how to access some of our learning activities online using Google Classroom.  
    • Additional Learning Experiences: Field-trips, guest speakers, and service projects enhance your child’s learning experience. We appreciate your help suggesting individuals to speak to the class, or assistance with service projects.  
  • Chaperones: When it is time for field trips to resume, please complete The Summit volunteer training if you are interested in serving as a Chaperone.  Contact our school counselor, Becky Breckner, about the next training date.
  • Transportation: We will travel to the church gymnasium down the street for P.E. using the Summit shuttle bus twice per week during winter months or in most cases of inclement weather.  We will also utilize the Summit shuttle bus for field trips throughout the school year, when possible.
  • TheraCare Speech Services: We recommend allowing TheraCare to perform an initial speech screening on every incoming student in Kindergarten.  This screening is complementary and does not bind you to receive any services from TheraCare.  
  • Authorized Pick- Up Family Members:  Students may not leave the premises with any adult that is not listed on your family’s authorized pick-up list.  Please confirm that any family members that may pick up your child throughout the year are already on file with the front desk.  In addition, please notify Mrs. Luczywo if any changes to your authorized pick-up list 

occur throughout the year. 

The fun doesn’t stop when you leave school!

  • Nightly reading is extremely important for Kindergarten students. Please be sure that you are taking the time to read with your child at least 20 minutes each evening. This reading can be you reading, your child reading, or a combination of the two.
  • Throughout the year, I may send home additional learning activities on an individual or class-wide basis. Examples of activities include handwriting practice, sight words, spelling words, word work, math activities, and more. 

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