Have you registered for the Run for The Summit yet?
Raven Report: Aug. 28, 2019
Seventh and eighth grade on their field trip to the Library Center.

Upper School's English/History Field Trip
Summit's Upper School students went on their first integrated field trip of 2019-2020 this week. All classes, sixth through twelfth, visited the Springfield Greene County Library Center with their History teacher, Mrs. Smith, and Language Arts teacher, Ms. Brown. The library's reference team lead students through a hands-on exploration of academic databases, and students had the opportunity to explore the  library's resources and to check out independent reading selections. 
To Do List
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 www.thesummitprep.org/lunch.


Register for Run for The Summit

Register online, or

Registration and payment must be received by 11:59 p.m. on 9/17/19 to receive a race t-shirt.
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! 

Purchase Fall Mums

SPO's Fall Mum Fundraiser kicks off this week! Check your students' Friday Folder for an order form or download the link at the right. 

Order forms and payments (checks made out to "The Summit") are due by Friday, September 13th. Plants will be ready for pick-up on Friday, September 27th.
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 6th - September 19th. 

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 16th. Plus, share your sign up link for an extra chance to win. 

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.

The next Volunteer Training session is:
Thursday, August 29th at 10:00 a.m. (or immediately following the SPO Meeting)

The training will be led by Becky Breckner, Summit Guidance Counselor. All potential volunteers are encouraged to attend this hour-long session.

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.
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!
Summit Gala Meeting: Wednesday, 9/4

We are less than two months away from the Gala, and we are in full swing to make this year's event amazing!

The Summit's Gala is our annual fundraiser and is the school's biggest event of the year! This party provides a great opportunity for us to come together as a community, support our school, and have fun! Be on the lookout for an email on Thursday with more information on what the Gala is and to be the first to purchase tickets!

The 2019 Gala co-chairs are two amazing Summit parents: Anne Mason and Arlene Stenger.  All are invited to  attend  a planning  meeting next
Wednesday, September 4th at 11:00 a.m. at The Summit. 

Questions? Please contact Anne, Arlene, or Vince Currao, Summit Development Officer.

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 School Calendar 

August 2019
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/guardians/grandparents 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

October 2019
4: Donuts with Grown Ups, 8-8:45 a.m.
9: $2 Uniform Buy-Out Day, benefiting Summit Gala Project
10-11: NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
14: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
18: Summit Gala
21: Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
31: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Teacher Feature: Mrs. Smith 
Mrs. Smith poses in Gibraltar, while on the 2019 Summit Study Abroad Trip. Note: You can see Africa in the distance!
Get to know The Summit faculty with our Teacher Feature in the Raven Report!

What is your name? EmmaLea Smith

What do you teach at The Summit? Social Studies

How long have you been teaching at The Summit? This is my 4th year.

Where did you go to college and what was your major: College of the Ozarks and University of Kentucky

When you were in school, what was your favorite subject? History and Reading

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

What is your favorite Summit event? I love Ravens Reach Out because I love that all Summit students have the chance to work together toward a common goal. (Editor's note: Ravens Reach Out Day is The Summit's school wide Volunteer Day. We will again be volunteering at the Watershed Center this year. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 13, 2019.)

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? This is an impossible question. Giza. Chichen Itza. Machu Picchu. Stonehenge. Omaha Beach. The Great Wall of China.

What is your favorite lunch? Fish and chips in Gibraltar.

If you had to pick, would you rather be a bird, a fish, or a lizard?  A bird. I would love to fly.

What is your favorite thing about teaching at The Summit? The students. I love the way they think and ask questions!
Around Campus
Need: Basic Medical Supplies
We're in need of some  basic over-the-counter  medical  supplies at The Summit. Please contact  Ms. Whitney Wiese for more details. Here's a list of what is needed:

Insta-Glucose
Children's Tylenol 
Athletic tape 
Gauze bandage rolls
Self-adhesive bandage rolls (latex free)
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
Next order will be placed Tuesday, September 3rd. Credit cards can now be used in your Presto Pay to pay for cards (a fee will apply), see website for details.

Thursday, September 12th is ThankSCRIPing Day, which is a day when the retailers increase their bonuses. 

Check the details out at  www.shopwithscrip.com  and if you have any questions please contact Phil Isley, Summit Dad and Scrip Coordinator.

*Note: If you ordered Scrip cards this week, the Scrip website is down (sign in page) and has been down since Monday. So unfortunately there will be no orders placed this week. 
AmazonSmile
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 
Items
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