Next Wednesday 12/13 is a 9:30 a.m. Late Start Day!
Raven Report: Dec. 6, 2017
Winter Weather: Snow Days & Delayed Start Policies 

Dear Summit Community,
With winter approaching, I would like to provide you with information regarding school closing and/or late start due to inclement weather. A decision to close school or delay the start of the school day will be made as early in the morning as possible, and no later than  6:45 a.m. Please note that, in accordance with current school policy, consideration may be given to starting the school day at  10:00 a.m., when feasible.
Closing or a delayed start will be communicated through TV and radio media, posted on The Summit website and Facebook page, and communicated through email, text message, and voice message on the school phone. Teachers will provide information regarding "at home" activities through their respective class blogs. In the event of "back-to-back" or extended cancellations, teachers will update the activities information each morning by  8:45 a.m
In the event of inclement weather that is NOT deemed serious enough to cancel school but creates a situation where it may not be possible for you to safely make it to school, perhaps due to the location of your home, use your parental good judgment. Absences or late arrivals due to difficult road conditions will be considered "excused". DRIVE SAFELY!
Rest assured that I will exercise good judgment when considering a school closing or delayed start to the school day, always keeping in mind, first and foremost, the well-being of our Summit community members.

Robert E. Gronniger
Head of School
News & Announcements
Late Start at 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 13th
Each month The Summit will have a 9:30 a.m. late start Wednesday morning. During these late start mornings, Summit faculty and staff will continue to devote time to curriculum review and finalizing the self-study portion of our re-accredition process through  ISACS

The next late start day is Wednesday, December 13. 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.
Chess Club Invites Everyone to the Santa Claus Open

Summit Chess Club members will be at the Santa Claus Open this Thursday December 7 from 4-6 p.m. The Open is held at Drury University's Reed Auditorium and everyone under the age of 18 is welcome to attend, even if you are not a current chess club member. Entry is free but t-shirts cost $7

Contact Summit Chess Club Coach Adam Whitaker for more information to to enter the Santa Claus Open at Drury University.
Needed: Small & Medium Boxes for Summit Move
The countdown is on! As of Wednesday, December 6th we have 175 days left until we're officially moved out of our current building (Chesterfield Village) and in our new building (Walnut Lawn).

As the holiday season rolls around, please consider keeping your small and medium sized boxes. (Note: not REALLY BIG boxes... we'll be packing up lots of books and such.) We will start collecting boxes in January 2018, with a drop off date/time to be announced. Please contact Kristin Walker if you have any questions.

Don't forget to mark May 21-25 on your calendar as Summit Moving Week! We'd love all the volunteer support to help us move into our new building. More details to come!
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
Spanish Competition Results

Summit students participated in the second area Spanish Competition of the year, this time at Purdy High School. Upper School students showed off their Spanish skills and walked away with the following awards this weekend:

1st place in Vocab. - Calla, 8th grade
2nd in Poetry- Ava, 9th grade
2nd in Singing - Charlotte & Darla, 7th & 6th graders
4th in Culture Bowl- McKenzie, Anna, Chloe, & Reid, sophomore & 6th graders
Freshman Lexi Places at Monett Speech & Debate Tournament

Summit freshman Lexi W. placed 4th in original oratory at the Monett Varsity Speech and Debate Tournament last weekend. There were approximately 40 students from several area high schools at this prestigious competition.
Summit Math Teacher Presents at MCTM Conference

Ms. Molly Strickland, Summit Upper School Math Teacher, presented at the MCTM (Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Math Conference in Columbia, Missouri last weekend. Ms. Strickland presentation was titled, "Guiding Mathematical Conversation."
Things to Know
Summit School Calendar 

December 2017
13: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
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.
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

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 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 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, ie: The Summit Prep. You must go through (not to log into your amazon account for the benefits to work.

175 Days Until We Move!
*as of Wed. 12/6/17*

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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