Thursday is an 11:30 a.m. early release day!
Raven Report: Dec. 19, 2018
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. 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). Offices are closed on Monday 12/24, Tuesday 12/25, and Tuesday 1/1. Please contact administration if you need to set up a meeting.

Students are back in class on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at our regular 8:45 a.m. start time.
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
The 2019 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund has begun! We wanted to give you an opportunity to make a year end gift and take advantage of any tax benefits before time runs out on 2018.

We are going to try and break our 2017-2018 record of 64% family participation - which was the highest ever, but we know we can beat that!

Our goal for 2018-2019 is $30,000 and 100% family participation.
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
Sign Up for After School Clubs: Session #3
Questions? Contact Kristin Walker .

Mondays:
  • Art Club: Creative Science & Art Experiments with Mrs. Murphy
Tuesdays:
  • Sewing Club with Mrs. Maddox
Wednesdays
  • Acting Club: Musical Theatre with Mrs. Murphy
  • Table Tennis Club with Mr. G
  • Seuss-a-palooza Club with Mrs. Bradley
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: January 2019
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. 
Upcoming Events
Join us at  the annual 
State of The Summit Presentation
on
Thursday, January 24th 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 24th at 6:00 pm at The Summit Prep (202 E. Walnut Lawn) for this "Don't Miss" event!

Free child care is available. Parents/guardians attending The State of The Summit may bring their children with them to the presentation for free, on site childcare.
Early Learners 2019-2020
Do you know someone who would be a great fit for our Summit Early Learners Program? We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Beginners, PreK, and Kindergarten classes. Space is limited, so encourage your friends to apply now!

Upcoming Early Learner Visit Dates
Families must register for these events with the Admissions Office. Please have them contact Amy Maas for more information.
Beginners: Saturday, January 26, 2019
PreK: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Kindergarten: Friday, February 8, 2019
Save the Date: Panera Dine Out on Tuesday 1/15
Join us at Panera on South Campbell (across from Alamo theater) for a Dine Out night benefiting the 2019 Summer Study Abroad Trip to Spain! 

Make sure you show the cashier the flyer when placing your order, and The Summit's 2019 Spanish Study Abroad group will receive 20% of the proceeds! 

You can still order online too! Just use the code " PRFUND" as your promo code when ordering online for rapid pick-up or delivery.

Everyone is invited! Tell your friends and make plans for dinner at Panera on Tuesday, January 15th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

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)
17: $2 Uniform Buy Out (benefits 8th Grade Class 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
Summit Coat Drive: 84 Coats + 1 Scarf!
Fifth graders counted the donations for the Winter Coat Drive on Monday. Thanks to the generosity of The Summit community, they (along with 3rd and 4th graders) were able to donate 84 coats, and one scarf, to needy people in the Ozarks this winter season.
Upper School Science
Middle school students are learning about mitosis and meiosis. This includes describing what  the chromosomes are doing during each stage. Because the steps include Greek prefixes,  students are delving into the etymology of the words used to describe the steps of mitosis and  meiosis, and discussing how scientific jargon relies heavily on Greek and Latin.

High school students are researching Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). This includes a  look at the differences between artificial and natural selection, the food supply, and the age-old  question, "Just because we can, does it mean we should?" Incorporating recent developments  in China with the birth of humans who have had their genomes edited, this final topic of the  semester ties together important biological concepts with current, real-world issues that future  citizens of the world will be wrestling with for the foreseeable future.
Things to Know
Girls on the Run: Call for Spring Coaches
The Summit is making plans to continue the Girls on the Run (GOTR) program this spring for girls in 3rd-6th grades. The group is in need of more adult coaches. If you are interested in coaching, please call or text Alice Nelson at (417) 729-7309. All GOTR coaches must complete a background check and complete one training session.

The GOTR group will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at The Summit starting February 26th and running through May 9th. There is also a 5k Run on May 4th.
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

Earn Rebates for Your Growth Fund Account
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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