Don't forget to bring in Winter Coats for the Coat Drive!
Raven Report: Dec. 12, 2018

Summit Coat Drive: Collections Due Friday
Third through fifth graders are hosting the second quarter service project. The group has chosen to support a coat drive at The Summit. We will be collecting coats of all sizes, beginning the week after Thanksgiving. These will be cleaned and distributed to needy people in our community.

Please bring your unwanted coats, and place them in the box in the lobby between now and Friday, December 14th.
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
Each year, The Raven Fund contributes to The Summit's operating budget. That is money that will be spent this academic year, in support of students who are here now and the learning activities they enjoy today. 

All members of The Summit community - present and past - are encouraged to give their "best gift" to The Raven Fund each year. 

Our goal for 2018-2019 is $30,000.

This year, we encourage you to show your support for all the wonderful educators, opportunities, and learning experiences The Summit provides for its students. Every contribution, small or large, helps!
Raven Partners in Learning
Thank you to our 2018-2019 Raven Partners in Learning. For more information  contact  Vince Currao, Summit Development Officer .
To Do List
Cookie Shine for Summit Faculty & Staff
Questions? Contact Ann Howard .

Calling all bakers and candy makers! On Thursday, December 20th SPO would like to give faculty and staff a Cookie Shine. 

We would like to provide an assortment of goodies (cookies, candies, brownies, etc.) for our faculty and staff to choose from to create a goodie package to take home and enjoy over Winter Break. If you would like to bring something, please sign up with the link to the right.  Items can be brought in the afternoon of December 19th or the morning of December 20th. Non-disposable dishes may be picked up after the break.
Call for Nominations of SPO Officers
Questions? Contact Veronica Richardson .

It's never too early to learn more about volunteer opportunities with SPO. In April, SPO will be looking to elect officers to the following positions: President, VP of Lower School, and VP of Communications. If you would like to nominate someone (or yourself) for one of these roles, please fill out the Nomination Form to the right.
Pre-Order Hot Lunch
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. 

*Note: Monday, December 17th will be a Domino's Pizza Day.
Upcoming Events
Thursday, 12/20 - Class Winter Parties & Early Release
Thursday, December 20th is the last day of school for the 2018 calendar year! It is a Summit Spirit Wear Day. Students, faculty, and staff may wear jeans with their Summit Spirit Wear on this day at no extra cost (just like normal Friday attire).

Be sure to check with your classroom teacher and SPO Class Rep for more information about class winter celebrations.

Thursday 12/20 is also an 11:30 a.m. early release day. There is no after school Fun Zone on this day, so all students must be picked up by 11:30 a.m.
Winter Break 2018-2019
Remember, Winter Break begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 20th (after winter parties and early release). Administrators will be on campus from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. during Winter Break, except when offices are closed on Monday 12/24, Tuesday 12/25, and Tuesday 1/1. 

Students are back in class on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at our regular 8:45 a.m. start time.
Summit School Calendar 

December 2018
20 : Upper School - End of 1st Semester
20: Class Winter Parties
20: EARLY RELEASE @ 11:30 a.m.
21-31: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 2018
1-2: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
3: Students Return to Class
7: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
9: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
15: Panera Dine-Out, 4-8 p.m. (benefits Spanish Study Abroad Trip)
21: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day
24: State of The Summit Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
26: Beginners & PreK 19/20 Visit Day (contact Admissions Office for more information)
31: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

February 2018
7 : $2 Uniform Buy Out (benefits Spain 2019 Travel Abroad Trip)
8: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
8: Kindergarten 19/20 Visit Day (contact Admissions Office for more information)
8: Mom/Song Bowling at Andy B's, 1-3 p.m.
13: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
18: NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
18: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
22: Lower School - End of 2nd Trimester
28: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
28: $2 Uniform Buy Out Day, theme - Dress Like a Book Character
In the Classroom
8th Grade: Mathematical Road Trips
In 8th grade, students have been using their knowledge of linear equations and inequalities to solve problems and reason algebraically. Students planned road trips in North America and calculated costs of travel, lodging, and meals using equations. They then looked at sponsors for a road trip and through graphing decided at which point each sponsor would be best. Those who planned an expensive road trip and those who planned inexpensively saw different sponsors as being best for them. Students then looked at Elvira, a cafeteria manager, who had to determine how to best spend her resources and order food without going over her budget (using inequalities). Eighth grade has also solved systems of equations using various methods.
Each student has adopted their favorite methods and learned that there can be more than one right way to get a correct solution.
Beginners ABCs

Beginners continue to work through focus letters, colors, and shapes each week. They practice identification, letter sounds, and finding all of their focus topics in and out of school throughout the week. As Beginners near the end of the focus color list they are already looking forward to a color party! When the focus shapes are completed they will move on to focus numbers. The focus letters will take them most of the school year, and they look forward to an ABC party when they are done. While Beginners explore these specific topics intentionally they are intertwined with all of their daily activities including science/social studies topics.
Things to Know
Special Appeal Updates
We want to thank all our 2017 Gala Special Appeal donors for the new look and signage on campus! On October 13, 2017 we raised $6,750 at the "Lucky 13" Summit Gala. Those funds were used to add signage to the monument by Walnut Lawn Street and install vinyl signage on the front windows.

This year, the Gala's Special Appeal raised $10,600 with a focus on establishing a STEAM Task Force. The funding will assist the investigation of opportunities to  enhance science and STEAM offerings and facilities at The Summit.
Pizza Day: Monday, 12/17
The Summit Hot Lunch Menu for Monday, December 17th has changed to Domino's Pizza. Our caterer, Infused Catering, has a large event in town that day so we will be having a Pizza Monday next week.

Fun Zone Wish List Items
If you happen to be cleaning out any closets or toy cupboards, please consider making a donation of used toys and games to The Summit's Fun Zone (before and after school care program). If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ashton Tyson, Fun Zone Leader.
  • Markers: broad and fine tip
  • Board/card games
  • Stamps/ink pads
  • Construction paper
  • Dramatic play items (dolls, cars, dinosaurs, action figures, etc.) 
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

Next Week Last Week to Order Scrip in 2018
Monday, December 17th will be the last day to order physical gift cards from Scrip before Winter Break. So, if you need holiday cards and want to take advantage of the rebates for your student account, check out  www.shopwithscrip.com.

Please have your orders in by Monday by 9:00 a.m.

Check out the website,  www.shopwithscrip.com , to see what is happening and start earning money towards your Summit Growth Fund account.

If you have any questions please reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Scrip Coordinator.
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!

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