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The Summit Boosters Association

Mission: Our Mission is to foster, preserve and promote interest in interscholastic athletic programs of SHS and LCJSMS through funding and publicity. In addition, we aim to foster spirit and pride in the overall Summit community.

What Summit Boosters Association Does: We fund $8000 worth of scholarships for graduating seniors each year, support grant requests from coaches and athletic trainers and promote athlete and team acheivements through e-blasts, Instagram and Facebook, to name a few.

How Summit Boosters Association Finances these Programs: Our annual appeal is our primary source of funding – letters coming to Summit mailboxes soon. Or, you can donate online and visit The Hilltop Shop at Mondo to buy your Summit gear! 100% of proceeds benefit our student athletes!

Boosters Events:
Friday Night Lights: 
Football game under the lights showcasing Summit Pride (TBD)

Athletic Open House: Coaches and current athletes meet 7th and 8th graders to provide a glimpse of what it means to be an athlete at SHS. Currently scheduled for 11/9/20, backup date 3/23/21

Senior Athlete Banquet: Honors all Senior athletes, managers and statisticians. Currently scheduled for 5/11/21

For more information:


The Connection's After School Enrichment Program

The Connection’s After School Enrichment Program has limited openings available to families in need of remote learning support and child care beyond the school day. For students struggling with the transition to remote learning at home, The Connection’s experienced staff will help them stay focused on their work and provide assistance as needed right in their school or at The Connection (busing will be provided) from 12:30-3:30pm. Families have the option to pick-up at 3:30pm or extend the day until 6pm when children participate in organized activities and free play with time spent outdoors whenever possible. After School Enrichment is a great way for children to complete their remote learning in a familiar environment, be physically active, and have the social opportunities that are more important than ever.

More information about the program here.

GRACE's Refrigerator

Groceries are expensive. Your health is valuable. Need nutritious food? Come to GRACE’s Regrigerator. Pick from the selection of fresh produce and prepared foods. All who visit the regrigerator can shop while supplies last. No proof of income required and the food is always free. Open every Saturday from 7am-9am.

See the flyer for more information in Spanish and English.

Safe Bicycle Riding in NJ Flyer

With kids riding bicycles around Summit more than ever, this flyer delivers valuable information about how you can keep your child safe. 

See the flyer.

Free Childcare During All-Remote or Hybrid Instruction for Qualified Families

Do you need childcare for your school-age child(ren) during all-remote or hybrid classroom instruction? The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has established the Safe Learning Setting Grant.

To qualify, your child(ren) must be enrolled in a Union County public school, and qualify for the free/reduced lunch program.

Questions? Please email

See the flyer in English (y Español) 

Click here to apply

The Summit Free Public Library COVID-19 Considerations

Dear Families of the Summit Public Schools,

Summit Free Public Library has officially reopened to the public, and has been open since July 6. The library is navigating adjusted rules and regulations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In anticipation of the new school year, we wanted to highlight a few important changes in library policy. Please note the following adjusted rules and regulations:

  • The library is open regular hours (Monday-Saturday: 9-5; Sunday 1-5 beginning after Labor Day) for “Grab & Go” service. We ask that you and your family members limit your time within the library to no more than 20 minutes at a time. If you don’t feel comfortable coming into the building, we also have a lobby pickup service as well.
  • The library is open regular hours (Monday-Saturday: 9-5; Sunday 1-5 beginning after Labor Day) for “Grab & Go” service. We ask that you and your family members limit your time within the library to no more than 20 minutes at a time. If you don’t feel comfortable coming into the building, we also have a lobby pickup service as well.
  • All people who enter the building over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask.
  • As per Governor Murphy, we are open to the public at 25%. As a result, the library will allow no more than 50 people within the building, and no more than 20 people in the Children’s and Teen Rooms at a time.
  • Public restrooms, study tables, public computers, quiet study rooms, and the Think It Lab are all currently unavailable.
  • The library has provided a wealth of virtual educational and entertainment programs for all ages since this spring, and will continue to do so until further notice.

These new policies are subject to change depending on how the situation progresses with the pandemic. As always, Summit Free Public Library is available 24/7 via the electronic services that we provide, which are available to the public for free with a library card; these resources include eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music, language learning, test preparation, general research, and more! For more information about all that we provide, and additional policies in place during the pandemic, please visit our website at, or find us on Facebook, at “Summit Free Public Library.”

The Summit Free Public Library wishes all of you a safe and wonderful school year.


Ann-Marie M. Aymer
Head of Youth Services

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Virtual Education Program

Reeves-Reed Arboretum will host several virtual educational programs for children and adults this summer. See Flyer for more info.

SJBS Introduction to Softball Clinic

Summit Junior Baseball & Softball is offering a softball clinic for children in kindergarten – 2nd grade. No prior experience in required.

Ages: Kindergarten – 2nd grade
Location: Summit H.S. – Main Gym
Dates: Feb. 8, 22, 29 & Mar. 7
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: $79 per participant

See the flyer for more info.


Girls Leadership Girl and Grown Up Workshop (grades 2/3)

If you have a girl in grades 2 or 3, please join us Sundays, January 12, 26 February 2, 9, 2020 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm for a Girls Leadership girl and grown up workshop.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
419 South Street
New Providence, NJ 07974

To be a strong leader in our everyday lives, we need to learn the skills to be true to ourselves and others we care about. In this playful and interactive workshop, girls and grown-ups will discover their authentic selves through games, discussions and role-play.

They will leave with concrete tools and shared vocabulary for how to be their own Truest Friend, compromise with and cheer on others, take care of their emotions when things get tough, and step into their brave selves. This is a Part II to our 2/3 series, however it is not a requirement to have taken Part I first.



The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC)

The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC)’s mission is to promote the performing arts in the Summit public schools, recognize student achievements, and continuously enrich our programs and productions through advocacy, financial support, and educational initiatives.   Click here to learn more about us.

Summit Educational Foundation

SEF‘s mission is to maintain and enhance the high quality of a Summit, New Jersey public school education through community funding of innovative and essential educational programs, a close working relationship with the school district, and careful review, evaluation and financial oversight of supported initiatives.

Summit Junior Baseball and Softball

SJBS strives to offer the best possible baseball and softball experience to Summit’s boys and girls from grades kindergarten through ninth grade by providing an environment that inspires learning, teamwork, skill development, sportsmanship and fun.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

A Place to Grow for Everyone!  Reeves-Reed Arboretum offers 13.5 acres of natural beauty, including historic and contemporary gardens and six acres of woodland forest. Whether you are interested in gardening, hiking, art, bird watching, community involvement, or a place for quiet contemplation, the Arboretum has something for you! Calendar of events here.

The Connection for Women & Families

The Connection is a non-profit, women-led organization dedicated to enhancing lives and fostering community. The programs and services offered bring together individuals of diverse economic circumstances, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, culture, and physical and mental abilities to acquire skills, build self-esteem, and, through association, develop the respect that eliminates prejudice.

Summit Free Public Library

Summit Library has programs and books in print and online for children from birth thru 12th grade. There are resources for teachers and parents as well. Inform. Enrich. Inspire.

Summit Hometown Heroes

The mission of the Summit Hometown Heroes program committee is to recognize and honor local veterans.

Through the program, the names, images and dates of service of participants will appear on banners displayed along city streets from Memorial Day through July 4. The program is funded through private donations; there is no fee to participate. For more information, email:

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

At the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, we believe in the power of art to inspire, amaze, and enrich. We are the state’s largest institution dedicated exclusively to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art and have been recognized as a leading arts institution for 85 years. Click here for contact.

The Summit Lacrosse Club

The Summit Lacrosse Club (est. 1972) is dedicated to promoting the great game of Lacrosse for the boys and girls of Summit in grades 1-8.  Our coaches, parents and players are encouraged to have fun while developing the player’s character, skill and love for the game.

Grace's Refrigerator

Groceries are expensive. Your Health is important. Need nutritious food?Come to Graces Refrigerator!

The Hilltop Shop

The Hilltop Shop offers a wide variety of items that are fun, practical and make great birthday and holiday gifts. Best of all, 100% of proceeds benefit the sports programs at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and Summit High School. Come visit us and share your Summit spirit!! The Hilltop Shop is located at MONDO, 426 Springfield Avenue in downtown Summit.