It's not too late to donate to the Annual Campaign!
Raven Report: April 10, 2019
Muffins with Mom This Friday
Muffins with Mom is this Friday, April 12th from 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Join us as we celebrate with all our Summit moms and mother-figures!

If you have any questions please  email Phil Isley.

Miniature Golf Tournament

presented by

the Mason Family

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Shotgun Start at 10 a.m.

Swing Right Golf | 444 E. Farm Rd 192 | Springfield, MO 65810

The Summit Parent Organization is hosting the third annual Miniature Golf Tournament! Teams of four will compete in this family friendly event. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams, and raffle prizes will be available throughout the event. Ticket includes one round of mini-golf, lunch, and t-shirt. (Tickets must be purchased by April 10th to guarantee a t-shirt).
Sponsorships are available.  Click here to download a sponsorship form.
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
It's Raven Fund participation time! Over the next few weeks we will be personally reaching out to everyone in The Summit community. 

Participating in the Annual Campaign for The Raven Fund is important.  It matters for  attracting new funding It matters for  grant applications And, most of all, it sends a clear sign to the broader community that we are "All in for The Summit."

If you have not done so already, please click on the link below, and make your pledge today!

Thank you for everything you all do to make The Summit great!
To Do List
Camp Raven 2019
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

Spend your summer at The Summit with Camp Raven. Camps are only $115 per weekly session and include a Camp Raven t-shirt. Camp space is limited, so sign up today!
Grandparents Day: Pick Up Permission
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

The Summit Preparatory School's Grandparents Day is Tuesday, May 7th. Please fill out this brief form to let us know if your child has permission to leave campus with their grandparent/grandfriend after school events on this day.

Note: Tuesday 5/7 is an early release day. There is no Fun Zone on this day.
Mini Golf Tournament
Questions? Contact Cassidy Brown.

The Summit Parent Organization is hosting the 3rd annual Miniature Golf Tournament! Teams of four will compete in this family friendly event. Ticket includes one round of mini-golf and a t-shirt. (Tickets must be purchased by April 10th to guarantee a t-shirt.) 

Cost is $20 per person, with sponsorships available.
The event will be at Swing Right Golf at 444 E. Farm Rd 192 in Springfield. The event begins at 10:00 a.m.
Spring Flowers Due Monday
Questions? Contact Veronica Richardson.

Spring Flowers orders are due Monday, April 15. Flowers will be delivered to the school and ready for pickup during afternoon Carline on Friday, May 3.
Yearbook 2018-2019
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

Yearbook orders are being placed Thursday morning! TODAY (Wed 4/10) is your last chance to order a 2018-2019 Summit Yearbook! Use the link on the right to order. You'll need this code to make sure it's a Summit yearbook:  1014120028714957
Pre-Order Hot Lunch: Rest of the Year
Questions? Contact Kristin Walker .

Remember, you need to order lunches by the end of the day the THURSDAY before to receive the $4 pre-order price. 

All lunch menus and pre-order forms for the rest of the school year are now available on The Summit website at www.thesummitprep.org/lunch.
Raven Partners in Learning
Thank you to our 2018-2019 Raven Partners in Learning. For more information  contact  Vince Currao, Summit Development Officer .
Upcoming Events
Grandparents Day: Tuesday, May 7th
Summit's Grandparents Day Celebration is coming up on Tuesday, May 7th. Look for an email coming later this week with  information that you can also forward to your grandparents and grandfriends. Here's a brief run down of activities for the day:
  • All grandparents and grandfriends are invited to attend.
  • Festivities begin at 9:15 a.m. on our campus at 202 E. Walnut Lawn. (Note: Students should still arrive by 8:45 a.m. to prep for the morning.)
  • Grandparents Day will conclude between 11-11:30 a.m. If you would like your grandparent/grandfriend to pick-up your student(s) for dismissal, you must fill out this form.
  • There is no afternoon Fun Zone on Tuesday 4/7 - all students must be picked up by 11:30 a.m.
  • The Spring Concert is Tuesday 4/7 at the Gillioz Theatre. The show begins at 6:30 p.m., but be sure to arrive early to secure your seats and parking spot. Mr. Keech will send out more information closer to the event.
Look for more information coming soon from your classroom teacher. Questions? Contact Amy Maas.
Summit School Calendar 

April 2019
12: Muffins with Mom, 8-8:45 a.m.
15: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
19: NO SCHOOL - Home Stretch Holiday
25: Volunteer Appreciation at 8 a.m., SPO Meeting at 9 a.m.
27: Summit Miniature Golf Tournament, 10 a.m. at Swing Right Golf

May 2019
2: $2 Uniform Buy Out Day, in honor of Madrid Day supporting the Spanish Study Abroad
6-10: Spring Scholastic Book Fair
7: Grandparents Day, 9:15-11 a.m.
7: EARLY RELEASE @ 11:30 a.m.
7: Spring Concert @ the Gillioz, 6:30 p.m.
8: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
10: Culture Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
10: Yearbook Signing Party
13: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
16: Field Day/Last Day of School (End of LS: 3rd Trimester & US: 2nd Semester)
16: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m.

June 2019
3-7: First week of Camp Raven, Summer Camp at The Summit
In the Classroom
Summit 5th Grader Headed to State Math Competition
Grayson S., Summit 5th grader, is headed to the State MCTM Competition! On Saturday, April 6th Grayson, along with 11 other Summit 4th and 5th graders, competed at the Regional MCTM event at SBU. Grayson finished 3rd in the Target test and 7th Overall.

Congratulations to all our regional qualifiers:
  • Eli T., 4th grade
  • Mason M., 4th grade
  • Anna S., 4th grade
  • Journey H., 4th grade
  • Beck B., 4th grade
  • Levi F., 5th grade
  • Tristan K., 5th grade
  • Madison F., 5th grade
  • Cadence G., 5th grade
  • Leah M., 5th grade
  • Emily C., 5th grade
  • Grayson S., 5th grade
  • Will B., 5th grade
Math Art Contest Winners
Congratulations to the following Summit art students for placing in the southwest regional math art competition.

Geometric Designs:
Kindergarten:   Alia S. - 1st Place
1st GradeVivien B. - 5th Place
3rd GradeAvery R. - 1st Place,  Brooklyn L. - 2nd Place,  Alyssa N. - 6th Place,  Lucas R. - 10th Place
4th Grade Anna S. - 2nd Place,  Ryleigh R. - 3rd Place,  Greta E. - 10th place
6th Grade Hannah L. - 5th Place
7th Grade Chloe S. - 6th Place

Technology/Computer Generated Art:
3rd GradeMadilyn B.,  Whit G. - 6th Place

Collage:
KindergartenEmber M. - 1st Place,  Brylee S. - 5th Place,  Irelyn A. - 10th Place
1st GradeDeacon A. - 10th Place
2nd GradeJasper K. - 2nd Place,  Savannah C. - 5th Place,  Amelie A. - 6th Place
6th GradeKaydence W. - 7th Place
7th GradeDenae L. - 1st Place,  Zane K. - 7th Place,  Darla V. 8th Place

Student Council: Community Service
Student Council worked to provide an excellent service learning opportunity for eighth grade and high school students on Friday, April 5th. These students, along with Mr. Powers and Mrs. Smith, took the afternoon to go to the Fairbanks Community Center and volunteer in their garden and flower beds. Before they began working, Emilee from Fairbanks took time to explain to our group the importance of the community center in its neighborhood, providing services to those in need. The group worked on pulling weeds, beautifying a playground, and spreading mulch. During this time, students in 6th and 7th grades helped out around school, volunteering to help teachers and Mr. Mike with tasks.
Things to Know
Teachers Purse
All families should have received a letter from SPO regarding Teachers Purse Collections. Collections are due this Friday, April 12th.  Click here to view a PDF letter with more information. Questions? Contact Veronica Richardson.
Ravens Reach Out Day at the Watershed Center
The second annual Ravens Reach Out Day at the Watershed Center was a huge success! During The Summit's all school service day students, parent, and employees helped with a variety of projects throughout the park. Projects included improving trail access, eliminating invasive species, and restoring native habitats.

The day was organized by Summit Guidance Counselor, Becky Breckner, who worked closely with Watershed Center Coordinator  Jeff Birchler to make sure each project was appropriate and impactful for each student .

Families are encouraged to plan a trip to the Watershed Center so students can show what they did at the park and take pride in the service they performed. Here's a little more detail about their projects:
  • Early Learners started native grass seed plugs by planting Big and Little Bluestem seeds. Once they germinate, these will then be planted in our savanna and prairie restoration areas.
  • Lower School:
    • Focused on habitat restoration. Kindergarten through 3rd grade students planted almost 60 native plants in the glade restoration area. These plants will join the 50 plants students planted the previous year.
    • Students in 4th and 5th grade did a fantastic job starting the trailhead restoration project. The area connecting the Watershed Center needed a great deal of work. The students lined the new section of trail with stone edging and covered the upper section of the trail with mulch to create a much nicer walkway for guests.
  • Middle School and High School:
    • Worked on many different projects while they were here. Some students helped remove an invasive species of plant known as wintercreeper. Once established, wintercreeper is extremely difficult to get rid of. Large areas of wintercreeper were cleared from the bottomland forest habitat thanks to the students' efforts.
    • Put final touches to the trailhead work started earlier in the day. Additional loads of mulch were placed on the trail and edging stones were placed in their final positions. 
    • A third group of students learned the old-fashioned way to create split rail fencing. Using hammers and wedges, these students created split rails out of cedar logs that had been cut down in the glade restoration area. These rails are then used to line the trail encouraging visitors to stay on the trail and protecting the recently restored native plants.
Summit Family Business Directory: Available to View Family Businesses

Use the link at the right, or visit
 
http://www.thesummitprep.org/family/ .

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

Support The Summit

Earn Rebates on Your Growth Fund with Scrip
Check out  www.shopwithscrip.com  to see what they have to offer.  

If you have any questions please feel free to get a hold  Phil Isley, Summit Scrip Coordinator.
AmazonSmile
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, ie: The Summit Prep.You must go through smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) to log into your amazon account for the benefits to work.

Box Tops, Labels for Education, & Tyson Project A+   
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:
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!

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