Happy First Day of School!
Raven Report: August 16, 2017
Eclipse Glasses for Monday, August 21st

Remember, there is no school on Monday, August 21st so that all families can view the Total Solar Eclipse that is occurring that afternoon. Walker Hospitality Group has generously donated protective eclipse glasses for all Summit students & employees. Classroom teachers will be handing out those glasses this week to students. 


Be sure to check out the NASA Website for more information about this exciting event.

Mrs. Anderson Celebrates 40 Years of Teaching

The first day of school is always filled with celebration, but for Mrs. Julie Anderson, Summit's 4th Grade teacher, this year is a little something more to celebrate. The 2017-2018 school year marks Mrs. Anderson's 40th year teaching and her 12th year at The Summit. "She's an incredible human being," said sophomore Evan Mason of Mrs. Anderson. "My favorite memory is when she would come before school to math club... I know math has a stigma but she made math fun. She'd bring us donuts and chocolate milk and all the kids loved it. She got kids to come early to school and do math. Only Mrs. Anderson could do that." When she's not in the classroom, Mrs. Anderson enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, gardening, and bee keeping, just to name a few of her hobbies.

Stay Connected: Text Messaging at The Summit Prep
We use text messaging to communicate important information to families (such as school closings or important event reminders). To join our text group text "Raven" to 25827. You will receive an automated message back confirming your text. Standard texting and messaging rates may apply. Some may have a problem receiving these text messages because the settings on their phone currently "Block Short Code".  This occurs usually because a person has recently changed numbers or service providers. To fix this, you will need to change this setting in your phone. If you don't know how to do this please contact your cell phone provider.
Parent Orientation Recap
In case you missed Parent Orientation on Monday, or just need a refresher, please use the link at the right to download a pdf of the presentation.

Volunteer Training Sessions
Parental involvement is encouraged and necessary for all of The Summit's school-wide functions and activities to be successful. Each family is asked to  volunteer for a minimum of four of the annual activities/events per school year. Grandparents and other close family members are welcome to  volunteer  as well.

Everyone who wishes to  volunteer must complete  volunteer  training every two years. This  training typically lasts 30 minutes and is conducted by our Guidance Counselor, Becky Breckner.

Tuesday, August 22nd @ 2:45 p.m.
Thursday, August 31st @ 10 a.m.

Questions about volunteer opportunities? Contact Veronica Richardson, SPO President.

Questions about the volunteer training sessions? Contact Becky Brecker, Guidance Counselor.
Speech & Language at The Summit Prep
This school year, The Summit will once again coordinate with  TheraCare Speech Therapy for the Ozarks  to provide (at no cost) initial screening of students for possible speech and language difficulties, enabling us to provide the best possible academic learning environment. Screenings will be held with all new students in Beginners through 5th grade, with those recommended for a re-screen, and as recommended by a classroom teacher or per parent request. Look for information from your classroom teacher regarding consent forms and participation.
Run for The Summit: Superhero Run on Saturday, September 16th

Have you signed up for the Superhero Run yet?! Make sure you sign your whole family up to run or walk the 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run, because then you'll be sure to get this super cool Summit Superhero shirt! These shirts are considered Summit Spirit Wear and can be worn on Fridays with jeans in lieu of Summit uniforms.

This Run directly supports the SPO (Summit Parent Organization) and also our Summit Teachers' Professional Development Fund! Sign up the entire family, and tell your friends!
Summit School Calendar 

August 2017
18 : Back to School Bash, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
21: NO SCHOOL - Total Solar Eclipse
25: $2 Dress Out Day: KC Royals & StL Cardinals
31: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room

September 2017
4 : NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
13: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
15: $2 Dress Out Day: Super Hero Day
22: NO SCHOOL - Teacher ISACS Work Day
27: Fall Pictures - Official Yearbook Pictures
28: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room

October 2017
6: Donuts with Dad, 8-8:45 a.m.
6: $2 Dress Out Day: Western Wear
11: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
13: Summit Annual Auction: Lucky Thirteen @ Darr Agricultural Center
19-23: NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
23: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
26: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room
27: Halloween Carnival, 6-8 p.m.
31: $2 Dress Out Day: 50th Day of School
Hot Lunch: 2nd Week of School
The links to pre-orders lunches are now active on the website and can be accessed any time on the "Lunch Menu" page under the "Summit Life" tab. You may start pre-ordering lunches for August & September now! 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.

STEAM & Makerspace Supplies
We are in the process of increasing supplies to support "STEAM" education and "Makerspace" activities for next school year. STEAM is an educational approach that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics to guide student inquiry and learning. " Makerspace " refers to an area that allows for creativity and innovation as students engage in learning experiences. The use of "Makerspaces" often aligns with an integrated STEAM approach, extending this approach to learning by providing students with the freedom to design, engineer, create, build, tinker, and collaborate.  

We are excited to expand these offerings to Summit students through means of a mobile STEAM and "Makerspace" closet. Use of shared supplies will provide students Beginners through High School with access to STEAM and Makerspace materials. To do this, we need your help stocking the closet with needed items. Many of the supplies we are looking to collect include basic craft or household items. If you have an opportunity to look around your house, or would be willing to make a small donation, we will be collecting items in a donation bin located in the lobby at the beginning of the school year. Please don't feel that you need to purchase any of these items, but we'd appreciate it if you could keep us in mind as you're cleaning up around the house.

  • Craft supplies:  plastic beads, yarn/string, pipe cleaners, craft sticks, cotton balls, pom poms, buttons, origami paper
  • Tape (duct, masking, Scotch)
  • Fishing line
  • Hot glue guns and sticks
  • Fabric
  • Playing cards
  • Play doh
  • PVC pipe
  • Small tools:  screwdrivers, wrenches, measuring tapes, mallets, nails (various sizes), screws (various sizes)
  • Zip-ties
  • Wires, pipe cleaners/chenille sticks, wikki stix
  • Motors
  • Speakers
  • New batteries (all sizes)
  • Household items: styrofoam or paper cups/plates, foil, wax paper, coffee filters, coffee stirrers, toothpicks, straws
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Paint stir sticks
  • Flashlights
  • Storage containers: plastic tubs, organizers with drawers such as metal toolboxes used for automotive tools

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