Volunteer Appreciation Thursday from 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Raven Report: April 24, 2019
Thursday, April 25th: Uniform Buy Out Day
Per a request from the 2018-2019 Heads of School for the Day, Ayden & Easton Isley, tomorrow (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. 

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!
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
Thank you to all the families who have contributed to the 2019 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund. With your help we are now over 40% participation and less than $2,000 away from our fundraising goal!!

We did the math and figured out that if each of our families that have not yet participated donated just $15, we would pass our fundraising and participation goals. 

Please use the link below to make your $15 family pledge today!

Thank you for everything you do to make The Summit so amazing. 
- 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 www.thesummitprep.org/lunch.
Camp Raven: Summer at The Summit
June 17-21 Mornings, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Nature, Art, & Recycling Camp
1st-5th Grade

Earth Day Every Day! Create art using objects from nature. Enjoy printmaking, paintings, and sculptures using natural objects such as leaves, flowers, sticks, rocks, and shells. Learn how artists use nature as a source of design, and then discover how to use recycled objects to create a work of art.
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
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 High Schoolers Present to Chamber of Commerce 

Summit juniors, Evan M. and Faith G., will present their capstone projects through GO CAPS (Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies) tonight (Tuesday, April 24th) from 6-8 p.m. at the Mercy McAuley Conference Center. All are invited to attend the presentation. Evan and Faith are currently in the Medical track for GO CAPS, a program through the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS) is a unique, yearlong learning experience that allows high school juniors and seniors to test drive future career options. Students develop real world professional skills as they are embedded in partner businesses.
Summit School Calendar 

April 2019

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
PreK: Learning and Growing

PreK students have focused on  Living/Non-Living Things. They studied a variety of living creatures in their world, including humans! Students learned that living things grow, change, and reproduce. Living things need food, air, and water to live. Non-Living things do not grow, change, or reproduce. They do not need food, water, or air. The PreK compared, measured, and observed how living things actually change and grow. Mrs. Michaliszyn asked parents to send in pictures of their children when they were babies so that they could see  changes in their own body in the last 5 years. They were amazed! 

As a culminating activity, 6th grade buddies brought a picture of themselves when they were in PreK. The 6th graders worked with their PreK buddy to trace their bodies on large paper. They compared their sizes, measured their length and width, and drew their distinct features.
Model UN: The Power of Levees

After reading about recent flooding along the Missouri River due to heavy rain and issues with levees, Mr. Powers and Mrs. Smith brainstormed a STEM challenge for the Model United Nations (MUN) students to complete in March. Mr. Powers compiled a list of items, created a pricing chart, and gave each team of students an equal amount of currency. Students were tasked with creating a levee that held water successfully. The team who could complete this task while spending the least amount of money won. After seeing how challenging this turned out to be, students completed a reflection that asked them about the purpose of a levee and the costs of materials. It was a wonderful chance for teachers to see students collaborate and work effectively to be successful.
Summit high schoolers in front of the Winston Churchill Statue at Westminster College.
Upper School College Visits

On Tuesday, Summit 8th grade and high school students made the trek to central Missouri to visit the University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou) and Westminster College in Fulton, MO. The trip was organized by Summit Guidance Counselor Mrs. Becky Breckner as an opportunity for students to visit two different campuses (public vs. liberal arts, large campus vs. small campus). Mrs. Breckner has taken Summit high schoolers on several such college visits throughout the years, including trips to St. Louis, Kansas City, and Arkansas.
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.
Summit Girl Scouts Blanket Making Party
Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
The Summit Girl Scouts need your help to turn fleece fabric into no-sew security blankets that will be given to the Child Advocacy Center of Springfield!  Guests may come and go anytime between 2-4p.  These blankets will go a long way in helping children cope with significant stress in their lives.  

All family and friends are welcome to pitch-in.  We will also be collecting new or gently used toys and books to supplement our blanket donations. There will be snacks, games, and most of all, a great sense of "doing good."
We look forward to seeing many people from the Summit community and beyond contributing a LITTLE bit of their time to help the Summit Girl Scouts make a BIG impact on others.

Questions? Click here to view the Save the Date or contact  Shelley Beall.
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.  

Final scrip order for the school year will be Monday, May 6th, so if you need to stock up for the summer months get your orders placed by 9 a.m. 5/6.

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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