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Raven Report: April 17, 2019
No School Friday: Home Stretch Holiday
There are only 21 days of school left in the 2018-2019 school year! 

This week we have one more 3-day weekend before the last day of school. No school on Friday, April 19th. There is school on Monday, April 22nd.
Thursday: Jeans & Spirit Wear Day
Since tomorrow (Thursday, April 18th) is the last day of our school week, it is a Summit Spirit Wear and Jeans Day! Students and employees are able to wear their Spirit Wear t-shirts at no cost tomorrow.

New Look to The Summit Website
If you haven't logged on this week, check out the new look to The Summit Prep's website: A big thank you to 417 Marketing for the design and update to our website. If you have any questions or need assistance navigating the site please email Amy Maas.

Teacher blogs are in the process of being updated, and teachers should have the ability make new posts by the end of this week.
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
Thank you to everybody who responded to our participation appeal for the Raven Fund last week! We are still short of our participation goal for 2019, and we need your help. Please use the link below to make a pledge of $100, $50, or $25 for each of your Summit students.

Getting as many members of The Summit community as possible to participate in the Annual Campaign is very important. Your pledge means so much!

Thank you!!!
- Vince Currao, Development Officer
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.

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.
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
Camp Raven: Summer at The Summit
June 3-7 Mornings, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Botany Boot Camp
3rd-6th Grade

Calling all nature lovers! Spend the week learning to identify the plants and trees around you by creating a field notebook with specimens and notes! Learn how indigenous people used plants, which plants can be used to make medicine and food, and which plants to avoid! Experience evolution and ecology hands-on in the field as you see amazing plant adaptations and habitat diversity, both on campus and on field trips.
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
Thursday, April 25th: Uniform Buy Out Day
Per a request from the 2018-2019 Heads of School for the Day, Ayden & Easton Isley, Thursday, April 25th will be a Summit Uniform Buy Out Day. 

The cost to participate in this buy out is one new or gently used book that will be donated to an Ozark community organization. The Isley brothers won this special privilege at the 2018 Summit Gala. 

More information from Mr. & Mr. Isley will be sent out shortly.

Make sure you bid high at the 2019 Summit Gala at the Darr Agricultural Center so your child can have this coveted position next school year!
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast: Thursday, April 25th
SPO would like to celebrate all of our wonderful volunteers that work so hard to support our school. Please join us for a Volunteer Appreciation event on Thursday, April 25th from 8:00-8:45 a.m. at The Summit Prep. SPO will be serving light refreshments and would love to see you there!

This event is for ALL Summit volunteers whether you've served on a committee, helped at an event or in the classroom, or donated to a project. Thank you for all you do to support our school!
Grandparents Day: Tuesday, May 7th
The 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

19: NO SCHOOL - Home Stretch Holiday
25: Volunteer Appreciation at 8 a.m., SPO Meeting at 9 a.m.
25: Uniform Buy Out Day, per HOSs for the Day Easton & Ayden Isley, donate 1 book to dress out of uniform
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
5th Grade DI Team Wins State: Invited to Globals

The Summit 5th Grade Destination Imagination (DI) Team has been invited to the Global Competition held in Kansas City. The team, consisting of five fifth grade girls (Isabella H., Leah M., Sydney W., Emily C., and Cadence G.), were one of two Summit teams at this weekend's  State Finals DI Competition. The group took home first in their main challenge and first in their instant challenge. Globals will be held in Kansas City in May.

The Summit middle school team also attended the State Finals competition and finished fourth in Improv.

This is the first year The Summit has sent teams to any Destination Imagination Competition. Be on the lookout next year for more ways to get involved and register for 2019-2020 competitions.

Beginners in the Big Backyard
Beginners are growing and changing right before everyone's very eyes! They have been exploring "My Backyard" and making observations about the world outside of their windows. Beginners have also explored both plant and animal life cycles. They have watched real-life caterpillars go through the life cycle stages and look forward to releasing their new friends in the Summit Backyard. As the school year begins to come to an end Beginners will prepare end of year portfolios to showcase at Grandparents Day.

Upper School Community: Ice Skating
On Friday evening, Student Council hosted a social event at Jordan Valley Ice Park. Twenty upper school students and a few parents met to skate together for a few hours. Mrs. Cook helped to chaperone, and Dr. Heet showed up as a surprise guest! Several students were brand new to ice skating, and they learned so much in a short time. Many mentioned that roller skating would be a fun event in the future. "It was a really wonderful evening," said Mrs. Smith, "And I think we're all looking forward to continuing social events throughout the summer!"
Things to Know
Time to Celebrate: Mrs. Anderson & Mr. Gronniger

Mrs. Julie Anderson
Please join us for a Backyard Bash Celebrating Mrs. Anderson's 41 years of teaching. Summit students and their families are invited to join us in the backyard on Thursday, May 9th from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  We'll celebrate with music, a special treat, and well wishes for Mrs. Anderson.  The party continues from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Highland Springs.  Please click on the evite for additional details.

Mr. Rob Gronniger
Please join us at Summit's Field Day 2019 as we celebrate Mr. Gronniger's 5 years at The Summit. Summit families are encouraged to attend Field Day on Thursday, May 16th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Summit's backyard. We'll be doing a variety of "Mr. G" activities and honoring our Head of School Emeritus with some of his "favorite" things. More details will follow within the week!

Questions? Contact  Amy Maas.
Teachers Purse: Deadline for Donations Extended
SPO has extended the deadline to contribute to the 2018-2019 Teachers Purse. You may make a donation through the end of the day Thursday, April 18th. 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.
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 .

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If you have any questions please feel free to get a hold  Phil Isley, Summit Scrip Coordinator.
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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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