SUMMIT PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
925 Route 45
New City, New York 10956
Phone 845/577.6290 Fax 845/362.0920
School District : East Ramapo Central School District
About Summit Park
Summit Park Elementary, which serves students in grades 1-3, is located on Route 45 in
New City in Rockland County, New York. The principal of the school is Mrs. Kim A. Hewlett.
The school, which is handicapped accessible, is situated in an ideal suburban setting.
Student Programs and Education
The Summit Park staff is committed to providing an exemplary academic and support
program for all children. Every effort is made to include all members of our community.
Some of our programs and activities include:
Reading is taught within each classroom. Regular Classroom teachers and ELL teachers are using MacGraw-Hill Wonders Reading Prograam. Wonders, a comprehensive K-6 ELA/ELD program, is designed to meet the challenges of today’s classroom and reach all learners. A wealth of research-based print and digital resources provide unmatched support for building strong literacy foundations, accessing complex texts, engaging in collaborative conversations, and writing to sources. Classes are heterogeneous and reading is taught
primarily by the classroom teacher. Additional support is also provided by Reading
Teachers and Teaching Assistants, as well as AAUW , VISIONS and Foster Grandparent Volunteers.
Our Reading Program enables children to practice strategies with the teacher's support and leads to independent reading.
Special Student Services
There is a Child Study Team that is comprised of the school principal, resource room teacher, reading specialist, speech and language therapist, school nurse and school psychologist. The purpose of this team is to review referrals made by teachers and parents for children who may be in need of special services. There are eight Self-Contained Special Education classes in our school. In addition, we provide programs for children in Speech and Language, Resource Room, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Adaptive
Physical education, Counseling, Social Work and Psychological Services to those children in need.
Technology is integrated within the curriculum on an ongoing basis. Networked computers in
our classrooms utilize advanced technology, including the Internet. Summit Park is also unique in that it houses a computer lab with 25 desktop computers for teachers to bring their class in and practice word processing, research, and skills practice through web based software. Each classroom has its own webpage -take a look!
Building Esteem in Students Today (BEST)
This schoolwide character education program centers around specific monthly theme units and
builds on each student's character strengths. Themes such as Honesty, Caring, Conflict Resolution,
Courtesy and Responsibility help to enhance our school community.
This is recognition for all children in grades 1-3. A child on the Principal's List has achieved the level of
"Very Good" or "Excellent" in the Personal Development section of the report card.
Conceive, Believe, Achieve (CBA) Award
This award is given to children in grades 1-3 who display academic improvement during
the school year.
Student of the Month
This award is given monthly to one child in each classroom who displays academic and/or
social excellence or improvement in a particular area.
Our staff members have received training in Guided Reading, Math, Technology, Learning Centers,
Running Records, Phonemic Awareness,Spector Phonics, Reading Strategies, Writing Process,Authentic
Assessment, Early Literacy Profiles, Conflict Resolution, and Cultural Competence. .
Teachers are involved in a variety of classroom programs which may include:
Adopt-a-Cop Program through Ramapo Police Officers
Hands-On Experience with Animals and Plant Life
Self-Esteem Recognition Programs(Student of the Week, Lunch Bunch, etc.)
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Summit Park's PTA is involved at the local, state and national level. PTA works very diligently to help
enrich the school experience for children. It sponsors the following programs and events: Cultural Arts,
Author's Day, Parents As Reading Partners (PARP), School Pictures, Holiday Boutique, Emergency Phone
Relays, Teacher Appreciation Day,Book Fairs, School Trips, and
There is an ongoing partnership and liaison between the school and community. Many programs
are joint ventures such as: Multicultural Evening, Chuck E . Cheese Night, Technology Night, Disability
Awareness Day, ESL Evening and Family Fun Nights.
This program encourages senior citizens to become actively involved in the classroom, providing
tutoring, individual attention and love.
The Ramapo Police Department's "Adopt-A-Cop" program began as a pilot program in 1989,
focusing on the development of positive relationships between elementary school children,
school officials, parents and local police officers. The program is a partnership between the
Ramapo and East Ramapo School District and the Ramapo police. The program involves the
"adoption" of a police officer by an elementary school class. The officer is scheduled into class
activities and presents instruction and activities related to drug and substance abuse, Halloween
and bicycle safety, meeting strangers, emergency procedures and sexual and physical abuse.
VISIONS, RSVP & AAUW Volunteer Programs
Community members volunteer to tutor students indivdually or in small groups in academic areas.
Summit Park Mission Statement
Our mission at Summit Park ELementary Schol is to prepare each child for the challenges of a rapidly
changing society by emphasizing the strengths of each individual, instilling respect for self and others,
providing an opportunity for our students to Conceive, Believe, and Achieve,while fostering a love for
learning in a safe, warm, nuturing, and family friendly environment.
CONCEIVE * BELIEVE * ACHIEVE
If your mind can Conceive it and your heart truly Believes it, then you can Achieve it.
We are very proud of the picture we have presented of our school.
Summit Park takes pride in the unity of our Staff , Parents and CommUNITY working together for our children .
" R E A D T O S U C C E E D "
Total Enrollment : 440 , Grades 1-3
Principal : Mrs. Kim A. Hewlett