Check out this week's Teacher Feature with Señora Leighninger!
Raven Report: Aug. 21, 2019

A Great Start to the 2019-2020 School  Year
Summit third graders are off to a great start on their first full week of classes. The are currently reviewing three and four digit addition and subtraction with regrouping in math.
Summit Backyard Bash: Friday, August 23rd
*Due to weather, the Backyard Bash has been moved to THIS Friday, 8/23.

The Summit community is invited to attend the start of an amazing school year after school on Friday, August 23rd 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
Sign Up for After School Clubs
Questions? Contact Kristin Walker.

After school clubs begin next week (the week of August 26th). Use the link on the right to register today! Space is limited!
Mondays: Art Club
Tuesdays: 4-Square Club
Wednesdays: Acting Club
Thursdays: Sewing Club
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 Next Week
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

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).
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: . This page is password protected.
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
Volunteer Training
The Summit Prep values our community volunteers: parents, grandparents, and other family members! In order to volunteer with our Summit students, all adults must complete Volunteer Training with our Summit staff every two years.

There are two upcoming Volunteer Training sessions:
Tuesday, August 27th at 5:30 p.m. 
Thursday, August 29th at 10:00 a.m. (or immediately following the SPO Meeting)

The trainings will be led by Becky Breckner, Summit Guidance Counselor. All potential volunteers are encouraged to attend one of these hour long sessions.

If you have questions about volunteering at The Summit, or need to check the status of your volunteer training, please contact either  Becky Breckner or  Vince Currao.
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.

MOST 529 Informational Meeting

Did you know you can use a MOST 529 account to pay K-12 tuition expenses? You can-and you can save money on your taxes, too!
Come learn how to make the most of going back-to-school using a MOST 529 account with Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and the MOST 529 field team at the Greenwood Lab School on Tuesday, August 27 at 6 p.m.
Anyone is welcome to attend! Click here to view flyer.
WHAT: Learn about MOST 529 accounts
WHEN: Tuesday, August 27 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Greenwood Lab School
   901 S. National Avenue
   Springfield, MO 65897
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!
We are already hard at work on this year's gala! Thank you to everyone who has stepped forward to serve as co-chairs for this important event. 
If you would like to volunteer, or for sponsorship information, please contact Development Officer Vince Currao.

Summit School Calendar 

August 2019
23 : Back to School Backyard Bash, 3:30 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
Teacher Feature: Se ñora Leighninger 
During the 2019 Summit study abroad trip, Señora poses in Córdoba, España next to a "Toro Loco." She is well known amongst her students for the game "Mono Loco."
Get to know The Summit faculty with our Teacher Feature in the Raven Report!

What is your name? Sarah Leighninger, Señora Leighninger, Señora, and at times Mrs. Señora Leighninger

What do you teach at The Summit? Español

How long have you been teaching at The Summit? This is my 15th year. (Editor's note: She's been here since the beginning of The Summit!)

Where did you go to college and what was your major: Missouri Souther, Spanish

When you were in school, what was your favorite subject? Spanish

Now that you're a teacher, what is your favorite lesson to teach? Verb conjugations

What is your favorite Summit event? Spanish field trip to Cielito Lindo because it's FOOD! And because I get to see my amazing students practice their Spanish skills!

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? Peru! Machu Picchu is a bucket list item for me, and it would be amazing to experience with students! Who knows... maybe that's our next study abroad destination?!?!

What is your favorite lunch? A giant plate of crab rangoon with duck sauce.

If you could be friends with any superhero, who would it be and why? Definitely Superman, strong, handsome, and can fly!
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 (Note: This has moved to Thursday, August 22nd)
HappyFeet Soccer is back this year! We will be having a free trial class on Thursday, August 22nd 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
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 .

Support The Summit

Earn Rebates on Your Growth Fund with Scrip
Scrip is back up and running! Check out current bonuses. 

Express: 13%, through Aug. 23
Happy Dining: 18%, through Sept. 6
Red Lobster: 11%, through Aug. 23
Top Golf: 10%, through Aug.23
ACME: 5%, Aug. 24 - Sept. 6
Albertsons: 5%, Aug. 24 - Sept. 6
Baskin Robbins: 5%, Aug. 24 - Sept. 6
Big Bowl: 17%, Aug. 24 - 30
Carrs Safeway: 5%, Aug. 24 - Sept. 6
Cub: 5%, Aug. 24 - Sept. 6
Jewel-Osco: 5% Aug. 24 - Sept. 6
Lucky: 5%, Aug. 24 - Sept. 6

Credit cards are now an accepted payment for Presto Pay. Check the details out at  and if you have any questions please contact Phil Isley, Summit Dad and Scrip Coordinator.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as 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 (not 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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