Thursday 12/19: Winter Parties & No Afternoon Fun Zone
Raven Report: Dec. 18, 2019
Final Day Before Winter Break
Things to remember about tomorrow, Thursday, December 19th:
  • It is a $2 Uniform Buyout Day - students may pay $2 and dress out of uniform. All proceeds go towards purchasing TVs to enhance our collaborative learning spaces.
  • Winter Parties are from 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Look for messages from your classroom teachers and SPO Class Reps for more details.
  • Early Release for all students at 11:30 a.m.
  • There is no after school Fun Zone on Thursday. (There is still before school Fun Zone beginning at 7:30 a.m.) All students must be picked up at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Slide into Second... Semester: Tuesday 1/7 at 5:30 p.m.
Mark your calendars and plan to be at The Summit on Tuesday, January 7th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. (Note: This is the night before our Wednesday late start day.)

SPO is throwing a back to second semester bash! Join us for this fun, social event!  More information will be sent out soon! Questions? Contact SPO President, Kele Guyer .
To Do List
Donate to The Raven Fund
Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.

As you know, the 2020 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund is off and running! If you are considering making a contribution soon, you may want to do it before the end of the year. There are year end tax benefits to donating to The Summit because we are a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization. If you have questions, feel free to contact Vince Currao at The Summit, or consult with your financial advisor.
Winter Enrichment STEM Clubs at The Summit
Questions? Contact Kristin Walker, Finance Officer.

Two mini-enrichment clubs will be offered over The Summit's Winter Break, on January 2nd and 3rd. One club will be for students in Kindergarten-3rd grade and one will be for 4th grade +. They both are from 12:00-3:00 and are $80 for 2 days of STEM enrichment.  Clubs are limited to 12 students to ensure a great experience for all! Non-Summit students are invited to attend, so be sure to invite your friends!
*There are only 4 spots left in the STEM Play K-3rd Grade Club.
*The 4th Grade+ VR STEM Club is currently full. We are taking a wait list for this club.

After School Enrichment Clubs, Session #3
Questions? Contact Kristin Walker, Finance Officer.

Enrichment clubs begin the week of January 6th and we will return to a SIX week session. Clubs meet once a week, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., on the days listed below. Feel free to invite your non-Summit friends to join as well!

Clubs are:
  • Mondays: Art Club with Mrs. Murphy
  • Tuesdays: Ninja Warriors with Mrs. Walker
  • Wednesdays: Acting Club with Mrs. Murphy

Lunch: January Hot Lunches
Questions? Contact Whitney Wiese, Administrative Assistant.

*Reminder: There is no lunch break on Thursday, December 19th. 

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

Lower School Dance, Beginners - 5th Grade
Thursday, February 13th
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Discovery Center |  438 E St Louis St.
**Note: There is no school on Friday 2/14.
Questions? Contact  Amy Maas

NEW this year, ALL lower school students (Beginners through 5th grade) are invited to attend The Summit's Lower School Dance! Each student (boys and girls) is invited to attend with an adult (ie: father/daughter(s), mother/son(s), etc). This is a "formal" occasion, and attendees are encouraged to "dress up" for the dance (whether in their Sunday best or a fun party outfit). A DJ, photo booth, light snacks, and party favors provided.
Upper School Mixer, Middle & High School
Thursday, February 13th
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Discovery Center |  438 E St Louis St.
**Note: There is no school on Friday 2/14.
Questions? Contact Amy Maas
The Upper School Mixer will follow the Lower School Dance. It is for students in 6th-12th grade.  Students are encouraged to invite their non-Summit friends to this event. They will need to have a guest form filled out and turned in to Dr. Heet by Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Click here to download  the dance guest form.
Cookie Shine for Summit Teachers & Staff
Questions? Contact Jamie Altrup, SPO VP of Communications.

SPO would like to shower our Summit teachers and staff with baked goods, cookies, and treats to celebrate the start of Winter Break. Please sign up to bring a batch of something to share on Thursday, December 19th.
Sign Up to Volunteer!
Questions? Contact Jamie Altrup, SPO VP of Communications.

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! 
STEM Connection

Summit Ravens in 5th and 6th Grade competed at the
Math League at Willard Intermediate School this weekend. 

Journey H., Will B., Emily C., Cadence G., and Leah M. all progressed to the next level. The Summit came in third overall in the Sweepstakes Challenge. The team of Will B., Cadence G. and Journey H. took second.  

Way to go, Ravens!
Upcoming Events
Join us at the annual 
State of The Summit Presentation
Thursday, January 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
at The Summit Prep (202 E. Walnut Lawn Street)

The Summit Board of Trustees and Head of  School invite you to participate in our annual " State of The Summit" presentation.

Please join us Thursday, January 23rd at 6:00 pm at The Summit Prep (202 E. Walnut Lawn) for this "Don't Miss" event!

Summit School Calendar 

December 2019
19 : US - End of 1st Semester
19: Class Winter Parties at 10:30 a.m. & EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m. (no after school Fun Zone)
19: $2 Uniform Buyout Day
20-31: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 2020
1-3: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
2-3: Winter STEM Enrichment Clubs, 12-3 p.m.
6: Students Return to Class 
7: SPO's Slide into Second... Semester Celebration, 5:30 p.m.
8: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
10: Summit Alumni Reunion
13: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
15: $2 Uniform Buy Out Day: Hat Day
16: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m.
16: High School Information Meeting for 8th Grade Parents, 5:30 p.m.
20: NO SCHOOL -  Martin Luther King Jr Day
23: State of The Summit Meeting, 6 p.m.
24: Summit Beginners & PreK Screenings for 2020-2021

February 2020
12: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
13: Lower School Dance, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
13: Upper School Mixer, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
13: $2 Uniform Buy Out Day
14: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day/Conferences
14: Summit Kindergarten Screenings 2020-2021
17: NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
18: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
20: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m.
28: LS: End of 2nd Trimester
Teacher Feature: Shannon Wallace
Mrs. Wallace and her family.
Get to know The Summit faculty with our Teacher Feature in the Raven Report!

What is your name?
Shannon Wallace

What do you teach at The Summit?
PreK Assistant Teacher

How long have you been teaching at The Summit?
7 years

How long have you been working in education?
7 years

Where did you go to college and what was your major?
I am currently completing my degree in General Education with emphases in Elementary Education and Family Relations through Brigham Young University. 

When you were in school, what was your favorite subject?
Art and drama. 

Now that you're a teacher, what is your favorite subject to teach?
Summer camp!!

What is your favorite Summit event and why?
Summer camp! I love the fun subjects we get to explore in a more relaxed atmosphere. 

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
NASA Space Museum in Houston. It is such a great museum with so many interesting things to learn!

In an idyllic world, what is your favorite lunch? 
The Aviary Cafe. I love the pomme frites and limoncello crepe! 

What is one of your favorite books you have read?
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. It is an amazing story of a young man in Africa who teaches himself about energy and electricity and builds a windmill from scraps from the junkyard. It is an empowering true story about strength and perseverance... 

What is your favorite thing about teaching at The Summit?
The people! I love the students, their families, and all the wonderful people I get to work with every day! And teaching in PreK is the one place where the students make me feel like a rock star!

Around Campus
After School Enrichment Clubs Begin the Week of 1/6

Summit's third session of After School Enrichment Clubs begin the week of January 6th. Clubs will return to a SIX week session and will meet once a week, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., on the days listed below. Feel free to invite your non-Summit friends to join as well! Cost is $80 per club.

Mondays: Art Club with Mrs. Murphy (Grades K-5th)
Tuesdays: Ninja Warriors with Mrs. Walker (all ages)
Wednesdays: Acting Club with Mrs. Murphy (Grades 1st-8th)

Please contact  Kristin Walker, Summit Finance Officer, for more information.
Seeking SPO Assistant Treasurer

Looking for a way to get involved with the Summit Parent Organization? SPO is currently seeking an individual interested in serving as the Assistant Treasurer for the second half of this school year. This would serve as a training period before then moving into the Vice President of Finance position for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.

Please contact SPO Treasurer Ellen Chindlund for more information.
Needed: Microwaves for Classroom Use

We are in need of at least three new or in-good-condition microwaves for classroom/lunch use. If you have a spare you'd like to donate to The Summit, or know someone else who might, please contact Mr. Mike for more information.
Needed: Recyclables for Kindergarten Project

Summit Kindergarteners are in need of your CLEAN recyclables for a class project in January. If you have access to any of the following, please save and bring into the Kindergarten classroom between now and the first week back to school in January. Any unused materials will be recycled.

Requested Materials 
  • Pasteboard boxes (think: cereal boxes, butter boxes, cracker boxes, etc)
  • Milk/juice cartons (no plastic, please)
  • Small/medium cardboard boxes
  • Shoeboxes
  • Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Other small/medium interestingly shaped containers (think: oatmeal, Pringles, Toblerone bar, etc)
  • Plastic lids 
  • Skewer sticks
  • Popsicle sticks
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 .

Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer. 
Support The Summit

Earn Rebates Towards Summit Growth Fund

Low denomination ($5-$10) Scrip cards available until December 23rd, great for stocking stuffers!

Check out for your holiday needs!

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

Questions? Contact  Kristin Walker, Finance & Operations Officer.
New: 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:
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! 

Questions? Contact Ellen Chindlund, SPO Treasurer. 
Purchase Mabel's Labels Sale 
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