Welcome Back!
Raven Report: August 19, 2020

Welcome back, Summit families! 

We are so excited to have our students back on campus, reunited with their friends and teachers. To all of our new families, welcome! We're so glad you're here. 
To Do List
Lunch: Pre Order Hot Lunches
Questions? Contact Casey Haskins, Lower School Hybrid Learning Coordinator & Receptionist.  

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.

Fun Zone: Register for Morning and/or Afternoon 
Questions: Contact Casey Haskins, Lower School Hybrid Learning Coordinator & Receptionist. 

To maintain appropriate physical distancing measures in the Fun Zone space, The Summit will be requiring all families to pre-register for Fun Zone during the 2020-2021 academic year. Fun Zone will be limited to 11 registrants (plus one Fun Zone Coordinator) for both morning and afternoon sessions.

There will be no drop-in availability for Fun Zone. Students may not wait in the lobby unless they are registered for Fun Zone. Please register ahead of time.

SPO: Pre-Order Your Summit Face Mask 
Questions: Contact Shelley Beall, SPO VP of Upper School.

The Summit Parent Organization (SPO) is taking pre-orders for new Summit face masks. Quantities are limited and should arrive the first week of school.

The cost of each mask is $15. All proceeds benefit SPO community projects and events for the 2020-2021 school year. Payment will be processed through Summit family accounts.
Pre-Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook
Questions: Contact Jordan Alexander, Upper School Language Arts Teacher. 

The school year has just begun, but we're already collecting memories! Our Upper School Photojournalism class will be designing our yearbook again for the 2020/2021 school year. 

Pre-order your copy today to save 30% between now and September 30! Also, don't forget to mark your calendars... Official School Picture Day is Monday, September 28th!
Upcoming Events
Summit School Calendar 

August 2020
27: SPO meeting

September 2020
7: NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
16: Late Start at 9:30am
21: Board of Trustees meeting
24: $2 Uniform Buyout Day
24: SPO meeting
25: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
28: Official School Picture Day

To view the 2020-2021 Summit School Calendar use this link, or check out the website.
Around Campus
Carline Update

THANK YOU to all of our amazing parents for your patience as we fine tuned our new carline procedures this week! Our time went down from 34 minutes and 11 seconds on Monday to 20 minutes and 22 seconds on Tuesday -- with more improvement to come! 

If you have not received your yellow window signs for carline yet, please connect with your classroom teacher. If you need additional signs, please contact the Front Desk.

Thank you to Dan Person at Hard Hat Gear for donating more safety vests for our carline helpers!
Summit parent & Board Member, Dana Thomas (left), thanks the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for their support with The Summit's Pollinator in Native Gardens on campus. Ashley Schnake (right) with MDC said she was very impressed by The Summit's garden projects during her visit Wednesday morning.

MDC Visits Our Pollinator Garden

Ashley Schnake with the Missouri Department of Conservation stopped by The Summit on August 19th to check out the progress on our native plant pollinator garden. Thank you to all our parent and student volunteers who helped our new plants thrive over the long, hot summer! 

The Summit's Native Garden Project, an initiative of the school's STEM Task Force, received a $10,500 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation's Community Conservation Grant, which "promotes urban wildlife habitat improvement, encourages organizational partnerships for land stewardship, and supports the training of partner staff to manage natural landscapes." The grant, submitted by Summit parent/Board member and botanist, Dana Thomas, provides funding for the habitat improvements being made by the project: the cost of plants, seeds, and mulch. The garden layout was designed by Summit 9th grader Ainsley L.
Now Accepting Applications!

The Summit is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! We have virtual admissions options and screenings flexible for a variety of family schedules. If you know someone who would love to learn at The Summit, please contact Amy Maas, Summit Admissions Officer.

Don't forget Family Referral Bonuses! Current Summit families who refer a new student to The Summit could receive up to $500 in Growth Fund credit! Email Amy for more details.
Infused Catering

Infused Catering is hiring for a part-time position on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pay is $10/hour.

This would be a perfect position for one (or 3 people each taking a day) to help prepare and deliver lunches to The Summit and Springfield Lutheran. 

If you are interested in learning more about the position or know someone who would be, please contact Jill Barron at Infused Catering. 
Support The Summit

Earn Rebates Towards Summit Growth Fund

Check out Scrip's new App, RaiseRight, in your app store.  Just sign in with your scrip account and all your E card purchases will be right there in your wallet!  "I've used it multiple times this summer and it is so much easier to earn money for your students growth fund," said Phil Isley, Summit parent and Script Coordinator. "If you have any questions please reach out to me!"

As always, feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit parent and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
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, The Summit Prep. You must go through smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) to log into your Amazon account for the benefits to work.

Questions? Contact Kristin Walker, Finance & Operations Officer.
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!
Box Tops App - No more clipping!
Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. Click here to learn more about the app.

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:
The Summit Preparatory School | 417.869.8077 | Fax: 417.986.3777