Happy First Day of School!
Raven Report: Aug. 14, 2019

Happy First Day of School: 2019-2020
As you can tell from the picture of the Beginners class above, it was a great first day of schoo l!
Summit Backyard Bash: Friday, August 16  
The Summit community is invited to attend the start of an amazing school year after school on Friday, August 16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Everyone (students, parents /grandparents/ guardians, and siblings) are invited to celebrate the first week of our 15th school year, meet and greet with our amazing Summit faculty and staff, and enjoy the company of The Summit community!

SPO will be providing drinks and hot dogs in the backyard immediately following the school day. There will be an ice cream truck as well, please bring $1-5 cash for the ice cream truck if you'd like to purchase a treat.
To Do List
Summit Text Message Alerts
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

Want to get reminders of all school events and snow days on your phone? Join Summit's Text Alert System! If you haven't done so already, please join  The Summit's  text  alert system by  texting  RAVEN to 64600.

*Note: This is the same group as last year. If you received text messages in 2018-2019 from The Summit, you're good to go!
Text RAVEN to 64600
Lunch: Pre-Order for 2nd Week of School
Questions? Contact Whitney Wiese.

Lunch orders need to be placed the Thursday of the week before to receive the $4 pre-order price. 

All lunch menus and pre-order forms are available at www.thesummitprep.org/lunch.

Sign Up: Unlimited Fun Zone
Questions? Contact Kristin Walker.

The Summit offers before and after school care on campus, referred to as Fun Zone. This year, morning Fun Zone will be led by Mrs. Shannon Wallace (PreK Classroom Assistant) and afternoon Fun Zone will be led by Ms. Casey Haskins (Beginners Classroom Assistant).
Before School, from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
 - single morning: $10 per morning
 -  unlimited for the month: $100 per month

After School, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
 - single afternoon: $15 per afternoon
 -  unlimited for the month: $150 per month
For single visits, you do not need to sign your child up for unlimited Fun Zone. Simply let your classrooms teacher and the front desk (frontdesk@thesummitprep.org) know your student will be needing afternoon Fun Zone before the end of the school day. Charges will be made to your family account, and you will be billed during the next monthly payment period.

If you would like to sign your child(ren) up for UNLIMITED Fun Zone (if you plan on using before or after care more than 10 times a month), please use the button on the right to sign up.
Sign Up to Volunteer!

The Summit is an amazing community, and we have an abundance of opportunities for you to become involved. We have numerous events throughout the year, and in order to make these events happen, we need your help! Click here to view a volunteer sign up form. Per our school handbook, each Summit family is asked to support at least 4 annual Summit events/activities. Please select 4 (or more) ways in which you would like to support this wonderful Summit community.
Register for Run for The Summit

Register online, or use this link to download a PDF of the registration form. Registration and payment must be received by 11:59 p.m. on 9/17/19 to receive a race t-shirt.
Summit Family Directory
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

The Summit Family Directory can be found online through our Summit Web Page: http://www.thesummitprep.org/family/ . This page is password protected. Amy Maas will send an email out to The Summit community with this year's password.

All Summit community members have access to this directory which contains class lists, teacher email addresses, and contact information for the Board of Trustees, Summit Parent Organization (SPO), and Summit families.

Please let me know if any of your personal information needs to be edited or removed.

This directory is for the use of The Summit Preparatory School community only. It may not be used for solicitation purposes or given out to those outside of The Summit. The information, data, and contact information embodied in the directory are supplied with the understanding that they will be held privately within The Summit community and not disclosed to third parties without the prior written consent of the school and the individual.
Hulafrog Back to School Giveaway
From Hulafrog's website

Hulafrog is your go-to-guide for life with kids in this area. We are excited to, once again, donate a $1,000 Staples Gift Card to one lucky school! One parent from the winning school will also win a $250 Staples gift card! Voting for Hulafrog's subscriber giveaway runs from August 6 - September 19. Click here for more information.
Sign Up Genius: $5,000 Tech Giveaway
From Sign Up Genius website

Spark back to school learning with our $5,000 Genius Tech Giveaway! Nominate your favorite school every day until September 16. Plus, share your sign up link for an extra chance to win.  Click here for more information.
Upcoming Events
Summit Run 2019: Save the Date for 9/28

Mark your calendars! The Summit's 13th annual 5K and fun run will be held on September 28th, 2019 at The Missouri Institute of Natural Science, 2327 W. Farm Road 190.

This year we will be celebrating SCIENCE! Many professionals use science everyday. From Nurses, Anthropologists and Botanists to Cosmetologists, Veterinarians and Chefs. The possibilities are endless!

We encourage you to get creative and dress up as your favorite science related professional. We hope to see a few mad scientists out there!

Sponsorship opportunities, will be available soon.
Summit Gala 2019: Save the Date for 10/18

The 2019 Annual Gala will be held on Friday, October 18th at the Darr Agriculture Center.

The theme will be Classic Las Vegas: Rat Pack, elegance, music, magic, and all that glitters like the Vegas strip!  More information will be coming soon. In the meantime, please mark your calendars!

For more info, contact Development Officer Vince Currao.
Summit School Calendar 

August 2019
16 : Back to School Backyard Bash, 3:30 p.m.
19: Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
29: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

September 2019
2: NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
9: Official School Picture Day
11: Late Start at 9:30 a.m.
13: Backyard Picnic at Lunch Time, parents invited
16: Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
19: $2 Uniform Buy-Out Day, benefiting 2021 Spanish Study Abroad Trip
20: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
26: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
28: Run for The Summit
Around Campus
Want to Serve on the Marketing Committee?
Consider joining The Summit marketing committee to create fresh ideas to get the word out and increase awareness about our awesome school. The committee meets monthly, during school hours at The Summit. Specific skills requested include - Copywriting/Editing, Graphic Design, Video, Event Coordination, Tour Guides, Web-based Advertising Knowledge, Media Experience, and a creative spirit. Contact Amy Maas for additional information. 
HappyFeet Soccer for PreK & Kindergarten Students
HappyFeet Soccer is back this year! We will be having a free trial class on Friday, August 23rd from 3:30-4:00 p.m. The 30-minute soccer class is open to any Pre-K and Kindergarten students who would like to try it out. HappyFeet Soccer is specifically designed to encourage the rapidly developing imagination of children. Class curriculum uses popular stories, songs, rhymes, adventures and fun games to teach young players real soccer skills. Our unique philosophy and approach to soccer builds confidence, inspires courage & builds upon gross motor skills. During the weekly 30-minute class, each child will have a soccer ball at his/her own feet throughout the entire time. Our trained coach will lead class with a different curriculum each week that incorporates a specific soccer skill in a manner that is fun & engaging for kids.

Coach Josh will be the lead instructor. He is the HappyFeet Director & has played soccer since the age of three. He continued on with the sport through coaching at the collegiate level & is passionate about inspiring even the youngest of players.

Following the free class, regular classes will start on Friday, September 6th and continue weekly at the same day & time (Fridays from 3:30-4:00 p.m.) throughout the school year. Classes will be held outside whenever possible with a designated indoor space, if needed. The cost is $40/month and more details on registering will be sent home. Parents are welcome to observe at the free trial or any class!

For more information you can contact Angela Teters (Summit parent & Assistant Director at HappyFeet) at 417-501-6019 or angela@springfieldhappyfeet.com.
Family Forms: Update for 2019-2020
All Summit families are asked to updated their family forms annually. Did you receive an email from Ms. Whitney (wwiese@thesummitprep.org) to update your family forms and contact information for this school year? If not, please email Ms. Whitney and she'll assist in updating your records!
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 .

Strategic Summer, Updated Committee Members
Thank you to the following members of our community for dedicating your summertime hours to plan for The Summit's bright future ahead: Brad Beall (parent),  Marissa Bradley (faculty),  Becky Breckner (admin),  Joe Easter (parent),  Melissa Gelner (board),  Joe Harper (parent),  Katie Heet (admin), Shawn Keech (faculty),  Billy Kimmons (parent),  Sarah Leighninger (faculty),  Anne Mason (board),  Evan Mason (student),  Susan Miranti (board),  Jennifer Newman (board),  Rachel Rothwell (parent),  Mark Sharp (board),  Emma Smith (faculty),  Angela Teters (parent),  Kristin Walker (admin),  Calla Yearta-Sothern (student), and  Gerald Zamora (parent)

The Strategic Planning committee will lead small working groups to draft the initial strategic plan through the fall. The group plans to publish the plan in December and will present in detail at the State of the School meeting in January 2020. 

Visit the website for more information about the Strategic Planning process.
Support The Summit

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

The next order for physical cards will not be placed until August 2019 for the new school year. The electronic cards can be ordered throughout the summer on the app. We have a variety of physical cards in the binder at school if you need one or two during the break. As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact  Phil Isley, Summit Scrip Coordinator.
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! 

Purchase Mabel's Labels Sale 
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