Next Wednesday 12/20 is a half day & early release at 11:30 a.m.
Raven Report: Dec. 13, 2017
Last Day of School for 2017: Wednesday, December 20th
Next Wednesday, December 20th, is The Summit's last day of school before Winter Break. Students return to class on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Here are some things to note about next Wednesday:
  • Early Release at 11:30 a.m. - All students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
  • No After School Fun Zone - There is no after school fun zone provided on Wed. 12/20. All students will need to be picked up at 11:30 a.m.
  • No Lunch - there is no lunch time on Wed. 12/20, and no hot lunch served that day
  • $2 Dress Out Day - All students are welcome to dress out of uniform on Wed. 12/20 for only $2!. Dress out is not required and students are welcome to wear their Summit uniforms at no cost that day. The theme is: student's choice, aka no theme!
  • Class Parties Start at 10:30 a.m. - Check with your SPO Class Rep for your classroom party specifics.
Administrative offices will be open from  9 a.m. - 3 p.m. during winter break, except  on Mon12/25, Tues. 12/26, and  Mon. 1/1

Questions?   Contact Amy Maas.
Classic Rock Coffee on the Last Day Before Winter Break!

Classic Rock Coffee will be bringing in free coffee for The Summit community on Wednesday, December 20th. Please stop by the lobby and enjoy a cup of hot coffee from Classic Rock that morning with us!

News & Announcements
Evaluate Your Devices for Replacement & Upgrades
For students in first grade through high school, one-to-one computing is essential to daily instruction at The Summit. The school has a few laptops on-hand for students to borrow when necessary, but not on a daily basis. As such, please discuss with your child the functionality of his or her computing device and accessories. Is the device functioning properly? Are all accessories (headphones, chargers, etc.) working efficiently? What are your at home guidelines for caring for devices (nightly or weekly charging for school use, no food or drink while in use, etc.)? With variables in student responsibility and everyday wear and tear, at times, devices and accessories are in need of replacement. Personal computing devices and accessories are critical to The Summit's learning environment. We encourage you to evaluate your child's school related devices and consider replacements or upgrades as necessary.
Please Save Your Old/Used CDs for an Art Project
Mrs. Murphy is working on a big art project having to do with old/used CDs or DVDs. If you have old/used/scratched/no-longer using discs please bring them in for our art classes.

Intramural Basketball for Pre-K through 6th grade
New Covenant Academy is offering Intramural basketball for all Summit & NCA students in pre-k through 6th grade. Deadline for sign up for this intramural sport is Tuesday,  December 19 and the start date is Monday,  January 8! Click here to view NCA's flyer for more information.
Summit 2018 Winter Social Events
The new year is right around the corner, so be sure to mark your calendars and register today for The Summit Prep's fun family events!
Daddy/Daughter Dance
Friday, January 19, 2018
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Ballroom World (1911 Glenstone Ave)
Cost: $40 for a Daddy/Daughter Pair, additional $10 for each additional daughter or daddy figure.

An evening to be shared with Dads (or other father figure/special person) and their daughters, Summit beginners-5th graders. Feel free to bring multiple "Dad's" (step-dad, grandpa, uncle, family friend, etc.). Every daughter will receive a wrist corsage to wear that night at the dance! There will also be light snacks to enjoy, a photo booth, and DJ!
Upper School Mixer
Friday, January 19, 2018
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Ballroom World (1911 Glenstone Ave)
Cost: $15 per student & $15 per guest.

This mixer will follow the Daddy/Daughter Dance and is only for students in 6th-12th grade. Feel free to invite your non-Summit friends as well! They will just need to have a guest form filled out and turned in to Mr. Gronniger by  Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

Mom/Son Bowling
Friday, February 2, 2018
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Andy B's (1127 E Battlefield Rd)
Cost: $30 for a Mom/Son Pair, plus $15 for each additional son or mom.

This event is sure to be a lot of fun for all ages of gentlemen and their moms (or grandmother, aunt, etc.). The Summit has reserved the VIB space at Andy B's and all bowlers will get up to 2 games of bowling, special parking, free shoes, and even dedicated wait staff so you can order all the snacks you want! (Snacks have additional cost, but are quite delicious!) Each attendee will receive a $10 game card and Andy B's will make sure that every bowler will get a chance to play glow laser tag! 
Raven Partners in Innovation
Thank you to our new 2017-2018 Raven Partners in Innovation.  For more information click here or contact Vince Currao, Summit Development Officer.
Summit Shout Outs
Chess Club: Drury's Santa Claus Open Results
Summit students competed at their last Chess Competition of 2017 last weekend. Summit Chess Club members gathered with 40 other student chess players at Drury University for their Santa Claus Open.

Here are the results:
Leah, 4th grade - Tied 2nd
Geoffrey, middle school - Tied 2nd
Diana, high school - Tied 4th
Wyatt, middle school - Tied 4th
Jasper, 1st grade - Tied 4th
Evelyn, 4th grade - Tied 4th
Mason, 3rd grade - Tied 6th

Summit's Chess Club will begin again after Winter Break. The club meets on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm at The Summit Prep and is open to all Summit students. For more information and to sign up for this free club please use this link.
Ronald McDonald House: Over 100 Items Donated!
The Summit Upper School students and all Summit Employees recently participated in a winter hat, scarf & gloves drive for residents staying at The Ronald McDonald House. The drive, organized by Ann Howard, was able to contribute over 100 items the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, MO. These donations will help keep families warm as they visit their children and siblings in the hospital. They were very thankful for the caring spirit of Summit families!
Things to Know
Summit School Calendar 

December 2017
20: $2 Dress Out Day
20: Class Winter Parties, 10:30 a.m. (US: End of 1st Semester)
20: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m.
21-31: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 2018
1-2: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
2: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
3: Students Return to Class
10: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
15: NO SCHOOL -  Martin Luther King Jr Day
18: State of the School Meeting, 6 p.m.
19: Daddy Daughter Dance, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
19: Upper School Mixer, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
25: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room
31 : $2 Dress Out Day: 100th Day of School* *tentative: based on snow days

February 2018
2: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
2: Mom/Son Bowling @ Andy B's, 1-3 p.m.
5-9: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Week
14: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
14: $2 Dress Out Day
16: LS: End of 2nd Trimester
19: NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
22: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room
Hot Lunch: Pre-Order Hot Lunch
The links to pre-orders lunches are on the website and can be accessed any time on the "Lunch Menu" page under the "Summit Life" tab. 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.

Reminder: There will be no hot lunch, and no designated lunch time, during the half day on Wednesday, December 20th.
Summit Family Business Directory: Available to View Family Businesses

The Summit Parent Organization (SPO) would like to build the relationships within The Summit community by offering families with businesses the opportunity to list their business in the Summit Business Directory. This will allow us to support one another through referrals and patronage. 

This information can also be access through The Summit website at  http://www.thesummitprep.org/family/.

Participation is completely optional and free of charge. Additionally, teachers are excited at the prospect of the Business Directory to have as a reference for potential guest speakers in their classrooms &/or field trip opportunities. If you are interested in being listed in the Business Directory, please use this link to submit your information.

Support The Summit
Scrip: Earn Rebates for Your Growth Fund Account

SCRIP gift cards are a great way to help yourself prepare for the upcoming holidays! So get your holiday cards now! Check out www.shopwithscrip.com and see what special rebates they have and earn money towards your growth fund!

As always if you have any questions feel free to reach out to Phil Isley or Ann Howard, Summit Scrip Coordinators.

The Summit Scrip Program is a way for Summit families to pay off their Growth Fund through passive income from the purchase of gift cards.

Summit PopSockets: Only $5!
SPO is selling custom Summit PopSockets for $5 each! There is a limited supply so first come first serve!

Would you like a Summit PopSocket? Contact  Veronica Richardson, SPO President.
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 on the front desk counter 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! 

Fun fact: In year's past The Summit has collected over  7600 labels in a single year! 4000 box tops, just shy of 2000 Best choice labels, and 1600+ Labels for Education! Let's beat that this year!

Click on the links below for more information on each program:
Mabel's Labels
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!

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.

168 Days Until We Move!
*as of Wed. 12/13/17*

Remember: The Summit Prep Packing & Moving Week is May 21-25, 2018. We'd love to have your help moving into our new space!
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