$2 Uniform Buy Out Day Thursday 12/6
Raven Report: Dec. 5, 2018
$2 Uniform Buy Out Day: Thursday, Dec. 6th
The Summit Upper School is headed to Spain! In June of 2019, The Summit will be taking a group of students (and parents) to Espa ñ a for an 11 day travel abroad experience! 

The group is hosting an all school $2 Uniform Buy Out Day, as one of their fundraisers. This day, December 6th, was chosen in honor of Spain's Constitution Day. 

The Spanish Constitution was approved by the Spanish parliament on October 31st, 1978. The Spanish people then voted in referendum on December 6, 2018.  Click here to read the Spanish Constitution.

All students, faculty, and staff may pay $2 (cash) and dress out of uniform on Thursday, December 6th. There is no theme to the dress out. 

Questions about the Buy Out Day? Contact Amy Maas.

Questions about the travel abroad experience, and future experiences at The Summit? Contact Señora Leighninger.

9:30 a.m.   Late Start  on   Wednesday, December 12th
Each month The Summit will have a 9:30 a.m. late start Wednesday morning.  The next late start day is Wednesday, December  12th.  

Fun Zone will maintain the normal starting time of 7:30 a.m. and will be extended to 9:15 a.m., at which time students will join their teachers to begin their daily class routines. The official start time for the school day is 9:30 a.m. You are encouraged to drop off your child(ren) between 9:15-9:30 a.m., just prior to the start of classes. However, families who need to use Fun Zone from 8:30-9:15 a.m. may do so at no cost.  

Questions? Contact Amy Maas. 
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
Volunteer for BN Gift Wrapping on Saturday 12/8
Questions? Contact Ellen Chindlund .

Let's get ready to wrap! SPO is in need of volunteers to staff our gift wrap booth as part of The Summit Barnes & Noble Bookfair. We have 2-hour shifts available on Saturday, December 8th. Children able to independently wrap gifts are welcome to join their parents during their shift. All supplies are provided.
Turn in BN Cheesecake & Coffee Order Forms by Thursday 12/6
Questions? Contact Ellen Chindlund .

As part of our Barnes and Noble Bookfair, The Summit is selling Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes and Starbucks Coffee. Just in time for the holidays, both are great for gifting and entertaining! Orders must be deposited in the SPO drop box in The Summit lobby by Thursday, December 6th at 5:30 p.m. Make checks payable to The Summit.
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.
Upcoming Events
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
Barnes & Noble Bookfair: Good Through Monday 12/10
We had a wonderful turn out for our first in-store bookfair at Barnes and Noble. If you weren't able to make it, there are still time to support The Summit! 

Our book fair code is valid through Monday, December 10th. Just be sure to share the code  12462966  (or click here to see the voucher) when you check out in store or online at www.bn.com.

There's still more opportunities to support The Summit's Bookfair:
  1. Keep making purchases (in store and online) with our code 12462966.
  2. Sign up to volunteer at our in-store gift wrapping booth.
  3. Turn in your Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake & Starbucks Coffee order forms.
Chipotle Dine Out: Tuesday, December 11th from 4-8 p.m.
Join us at Chipotle on South Campbell (across from The Summit Prep's campus) for a Dine Out night benefiting the 2019 Summer Study Abroad Trip to Spain!

Make sure you tell the cashier you're supporting our cause (or show them the flyer), and The Summit's 2019 Spanish Study Abroad group will receive 33% of the proceeds!

Everyone is invited! Tell your friends and make plans for dinner at Chipotle on Tuesday, December 11th!

Summit School Calendar 

December 2018
6 : $2 Dress Out Day (Benefits Spanish Study Abroad Trip)
10: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
11: Chipotle Dine-Out (Benefits Spanish Study Abroad Trip)
12: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
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 Screening (contact Admissions Office for more information)
31: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

February 2018
1: Daddy/Daughter Dance, 6:30-8:00 p.m. & US Mixer, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
7: $2 Uniform Buy Out (benefits Spain 2019 Travel Abroad Trip)
8: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
8: Kindergarten 19/20 Screenings (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
Kindergarten: Force & Motion
Kindergarten students are excited to dive into a new unit on Force and Motion as they enter 2nd trimester. Students will complete many hands-on investigations as they seek to explore and define many new content vocabulary words, including: force, motion, push, pull, friction, speed, gravity and more. Many kindergarten students are also starting to read for the very first time! With a solid grasp on letters and letter sounds, beginning readers are venturing into phonetic decodable books and starting to discover the joy of reading on their own.
6th Grade: Women's Suffrage & DAR Essay Contest
Students in 6th grade social studies took a few weeks away from the 18th century and jumped ahead to the 20th to study the 19th Amendment and the fight for women's suffrage, which was the subject of the annual essay contest led by the Daughters of the American Revolution. After working on these essays, students feel better prepared looking forward to Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association's Law Day in the spring. Sixth grade students will now focus on the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights to close out the semester.
Things to Know
Summit Coat Drive: Collections Due December 14th
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 November 26th and December 14th, 2018.
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

Shop with Scrip and Earn Rebates Towards Growth Fund
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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