Happy April from The Summit Prep!
Raven Report: April 1, 2020
Distance Learning FAQs
The Summit has assembled a fact sheet of Frequently Asked Questions regarding Distance Learning. Click here to view the entire Distance Learning FAQ sheet, or visit the website for more details.
New Distance Learning Web Page for Updates & Quick Links
Please check our Distance Learning resource page at www.thesummitprep.org/distancelearning. This page will be continually updated with resources and information as we navigate these unprecedented times together. 
All Events and Activities Postponed
All regularly scheduled campus activities, field trips, and meetings during this time are postponed. Including Grandfriends Day and our Spring Concert which were originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th.
ERB Testing Cancelled for 3rd-8th Grade Students
Due to the extension of distance learning at The Summit through April 24th, we are cancelling our standardized ERB testing for students in 3rd-8th grades.  Summit faculty are focused on helping students and families transition to our distance learning platform at this time. As we plan for the 2020/21 school year, we will keep you informed of ERB scheduling. 
Campus Buildings Closed Through 4/24
The school building remains closed during this time. Administration is working remotely and reachable by email. Please continue to direct any general questions you have to info@thesummitprep.org.
Tech Support for Summit Families and Students
If you or your student(s) need tech support, please email an administrator at tech@thesummitprep.org, and we will do our best to provide timely responses. 
Counselor's Corner: Socially Connected
Summit Middle Schoolers stay connected during Stay at Home orders by using virtual meetings.

#SociallyConnected: A Challenge from the Counselor

During this time of physical distancing, it is still important to maintain our social connections! This week we challenge our Summit community to reach out to your friends and make an extra effort to be #sociallyconnected.

Early Learners - Do a "virtual show and tell" with 2-3 friends!

Lower School - Set up "virtual lunch buddies" with 2-3 friends!

Upper School - Set up a "virtual study/social group" with friends!

Share you virtual hangout with us on social media! Tag us @summitprepschool, and use the hashtag #SummitDistanceLearning

For additional support, please reach out to Becky Breckner, Summit's Guidance Counselor.
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
Thank you to everyone who has assisted with this year's Annual Campaign for The Raven Fund. As you know, The Raven Fund provides for many of our school's essential functions and our Annual Campaign is a vitally important activity. We are grateful beyond words for everyone who has made a contribution or pledge to help this year, especially those of you who have stepped up in the last few weeks. The Summit Community is so fortunate to have you with us during these challenging days. Thank you.

If you would like to support the 2020 Annual Campaign, please click the button below or feel free to contact Vince Currao.

Goal: $30,000
Total Raised:  $24,609

Family participation goal: 100%
Current Status:  14%
Online Resources & Activity Spotlight
Lower School Students use this time at home to create all sort of projects to showcase their learning. Like Samantha in 2nd grade, pictured above, making a cake and decorating with her "array city".
Resources for Families

There are a lot of great resources online for families to use during this "stay at home" order. Here is a list of a few of our current favorites. 

Do you have one to share? Email the link to us at info@thesummitprep.org!
Letters to Zoo Animals
(Content from Dickerson Park Zoo's social media and website.)

The animals at Dickerson Park Zoo want to hear from you. Email a letter to your favorite animal and we will read your letter & post it here. Ask questions, tell about school from home or just share something fun.

There are lots of animals at Springfield's Dickerson Park Zoo. Click here to see a full list of animals at the Zoo.

Email your letters to: jpowell@dickersonparkzoo.org.

Check out the Dickerson Park Zoo's Facebook Page for more details.
To Do List
Yearbooks 2019-2020
Deadline to order: April 10, 2020 
Questions: Contact 
Amy Maas or Mrs. Smith.

It's time to order 2019-2020 Yearbooks! This year the yearbooks will be organized by Summit High Schoolers in the Photojournalism elective. Yearbooks will be on campus for our Yearbook Signing Raven Rally on Friday, May 8th. 

Spend Your Summer at The Summit

Camp Raven is the summer program at The Summit for incoming Beginner through 5th grade students. These camps provide a fun and stimulating way for your child to continue learning over the summer break. Each camp is themed to a different topic and encompasses several subject areas, from science and art to music and history. Campers will have fun while learning and making new friends!
Donate to The Raven Fund
Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.

As you know, the 2020 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund is off and running! If you have questions, feel free to contact Vince Currao at The Summit, or consult with your financial advisor.
STEM Connection: Family Challenge

Looking for a STEM activity for the whole family? Here's one from Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls to try:

Can you make a walking horse out of paper?

Materials: Construction paper (or any paper), scissors, pen/pencil, and a ruler.

Step 1: Use a metric ruler to draw the shape below. Start with a rectangle that is 15 cm by 4.5 cm. Then divide it up as shown. 

Step 2: Cut around the perimeter of the rectangle. Then cut the DOTTED LINES inside the rectangle.

Step 3: Curl the tail (I know horses tails aren't curled like that, but it seems to make it balance better) and fold the head.

Step 4: Now it's time to make your horse walk! The surface that the horse walks on is important! It needs to have enough friction, but not too much. ( Click here for troubleshooting tips and tricks.)

Share your pictures on social media and be sure to tag us @summitprepschool, so we can see your walking horses!
Support The Summit
Mabel's Labels
Mabel's Labels are great adhesive labels for everything: uniform shirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, pencil cases, laptops, etc. They stick and won't come off in the wash!

For the next two weeks, Mabel's Labels is offering 40% off their most popular products as part of their Friends & Family Sale! It's a great time to stock up for the 2020/2021 school year!

Questions? Contact  Ellen Chindlund, SPO Treasurer. 

Online Options for Growth Fund Credits with Scrip!

Shopping online? Be sure to check out  www.shopwithscrip.com for your shopping needs!

As always feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Dad and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice, The Summit Prep. You must go through smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) to log into your Amazon account for the benefits to work.

Questions? Contact  Kristin Walker, Finance & Operations Officer.
New: Box Tops App! No more clipping!    
Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. Click here to learn more about the app.

Don't forget to keep collecting all your Box Tops, labels, and Tyson product codes! We have a clear bucket in the lobby to collect these labels all year long. Please be sure to ask your family and friends to collect theirs as well. The Summit gets credit for every label turned in! 

Click on the links below for more information on each program:
Summit Family Business Directory: Available to View Family Businesses

Use the link at the right, or visit

If you are interested in being listed in the Business Directory, please use this link to submit your information .

Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer. 
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