Raven Report: February 24, 2021
Happy Valentine's Day!

The warmth in our hearts has melted the winter snows, and students were able to celebrate their return to school with a belated Valentine's exchange and a special carline treat from SPO!

We love our Summit family, and we're so happy to be back together in school!
To Do List
Questions? Contact the Front Desk.
Pre-Order Hot Lunch
Lunch orders need to be placed by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday the week before to receive the $4.50 pre-order price.

All lunch menus and pre-order forms are available at thesummitprep.org/lunch.
Register for Fun Zone
Morning Fun Zone drop off begins at 7:30 a.m.

Afternoon Fun Zone pick up ends at 5:30 p.m.
Order Girl Scout Cookies
Meet the Cookies and contact Shelley Beall, Girl Scout Troop Leader, to order yours today!

Cookies are $5 per box.
Register for Camp Raven
Spend your summer at The Summit with Camp Raven! These weekly camps provide a fun, safe, and stimulating way to continue learning over the summer break.

For more information, please visit our website.
Pre-Order 2020-2021 Yearbook
Yearbooks will be available in May 2021.
Reporting COVID-19 Exposure Procedure
If you or someone in your household is notified, or if you suspect, that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please email administration at frontdesk@thesummitprep.org. An administrator will contact you during school hours to discuss necessary precautions to follow before returning to the classroom and/or transitioning to Hybrid Learning.

Please stay home.

Administration will maintain communication with your family and notify the appropriate personnel and families if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19. This information is considered confidential, and your privacy will be maintained in all such communications.

Please contact your primary care provider or the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for more information on COVID-19 and for recommendations on testing and quarantine.

Questions? Contact Front Desk for an administrator.
Upcoming Events
February 2021
25: SPO meeting, 9am

March 2021
5: NO SCHOOL - Student Led Conferences
8-12: Summit Spirit Week
15-19: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
22: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
24: Give Ozarks Day (more information coming soon!)
25: SPO meeting, 9am
 29: Board of Trustees meeting, 5:30pm
ISACS Virtual Parent Education Series
Join other independent school parents for 4 evening sessions to help you support your children in these challenging circumstances. Hear from leading experts about your child’s social/emotional, executive function and other learning needs while also learning how to speak with your children about race. 

For more information or to register for the live webinar sessions, please CLICK HERE.

We would love to hear from you! If you view the webinar series, please email us your feedback at info@thesummitprep.org or let us know what suggestions you have for other topics in parent education you would like to see in the future.

**A recorded version (password protected) of each Parent Series webinar will be available to view until May 31, 2021. You do NOT need to pre-register to view the recorded webinar. A link of the recording will be shared with families when available.
The recording for the first webinar, “The Importance of Executive Function: Helping Them Show What They Know” with Steven Guy & William Benninger, is now available.

Follow these easy steps to access the recording of this webinar:

  • Visit www.isacs.org/webinars and select “Recorded Webinars” in the left hand column.
  • Scroll towards the bottom of the page and click on “Password Protected Recorded Webinars.”
  • Select “Parent Series Webinars” to reveal the current Parent Series webinars available for viewing.
  • Select 2/17/21 “The Importance of Executive Function: Helping Them Show What They Know” with Steven Guy & William Benninger.
  • Password: This recording is available via Zoom which requires you to enter the following password to view the recorded webinar: function$2021 (all lowercase).
  • Click here to view the presentation slides.

The recording will be available until May 31, 2021.
Summit Parent Organization
SPO Meeting on Thursday 2/25
All Summit parents/guardians are invited to the next Summit Parent Organization (SPO) meeting tomorrow, February 25th at 9:00 a.m. at La Quinta Inn & Suites, located at 2535 S. Campbell (virtual option available).

If you plan on attending, please contact SPO Exec at spo@thesummitprep.org to RSVP and/or to receive the Zoom link.
Ravens Read-A-Thon
Get ready to read, Ravens! SPO is hosting a Read-A-Thon the whole month of February to gear up for Read Across America on March 2nd. Each student will gather pledges for the amount of time spent reading or being read to (Early Learners and Kindergarteners), and whichever class reads the most* will win an extra recess and have the traveling trophy in their classroom!

Download the Pledge Form Here, and start reading!

*Time spent reading per class will be adjusted for fairness based on class size. 

For questions, please contact spo@thesummitprep.org.
Around Campus
Summit Swim Team Competes at State!
Summit freshman Maren B. along with her relay teammates Anna, Maggie, and Emerson made waves in the St. Peter’s pool at the State Meet last Saturday!

The 4x200 Free Relay Team finished 13th, and the Summit/NCA team finished 15th overall. We are so proud of all these ladies, and congratulations to Maren for a PHENOMENAL freshman season!
It's Coming... Spirit Week!
We've got spirit, yes we do! Every year, we celebrate our Summit Pride in the week leading up to Spring Break with a special theme each day. This year, we are celebrating all the wonderful things about 2020 (hear us out!). 

Monday, March 8th: Blue and Gold Day
Kicking off our school spirit with a classic: Blue and Gold Day! Wear your Summit Pride on your sleeve in our school colors, Summit spirit wear, Summit athletics gear - show the world why you’re proud to be a Raven! We’re in this together, and these colors never go out of style! 

Tuesday, March 9th: Zoom Day
You knew we had to do it. Zoom Day! If 2020 could be summed up in a word, it’s Zoom. We’re taking back the best part of Zooming by dressing in your professional best on top and dressing for comfort (as long as it’s school appropriate) on bottom. Go crazy! The world will never know! Except on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 10th: Wacky Wednesday
But we didn’t always dress to impress… Sometimes things got a little… wacky. Wacky outfit, wacky hair, don’t care! We hope you didn’t get around to organizing all your closets! Embrace quarantine fashion and let your creativity shine on this day! 

Thursday, March 11th: Throwback Thursday
Did you remember that 2020 was the start of a new decade? Of course not! Who had time to celebrate? Well, we are now! Thursday will be a throwback day to dress in the style of your favorite decade. Fedora, flapper dress, poodle skirt, bell-bottoms, grunge plaid (hey, it was a style), you name it! Take us back to pre-pandemic times with your savvy sartorial sense. 

Friday, March 12th: Furry Friends Friday
If there was one great thing about 2020, it was how much time we got to spend with our pets. Today, celebrate your furry friend by dressing up as your favorite animal, wearing shirts or caps or denim vests emblazoned with your favorite dog or cat breed, or if you happen to have your actual pet’s face on a shirt, now is your time! Bring a picture of your pet for a mini “pet parade” to share with your friends! Also, don’t forget about Dogs of Carline… who will bring the first cat?!

We can’t wait to see all the unique interpretations of these themes during Spirit Week! Get creative. Do some research. And most importantly, have fun. It’s what being a Raven is all about!
Now Accepting Applications for Next Year!
The Summit is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! We have virtual admissions options and screenings flexible for a variety of family schedules. If you know someone who would love to learn at The Summit, please contact Amy Maas, Admissions & Communications Officer.

Don't forget Family Referral Bonuses! Current Summit families who refer a new student to The Summit could receive up to $500 in Growth Fund credit! Email Amy for more details.
Family Business Directory
The Summit's Family Business Directory is a resource to build relationships within The Summit community by offering families with businesses the opportunity to list their business information. This directory allows our families to support one another through referrals and patronage. 

For additional questions or to be listed in the Family Business Directory, please contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.
Support The Summit
Shop with Scrip

CLICK HERE to check out what is happening this week!

If you are looking for a fairly easy volunteer opportunity, please let me know as we are looking for a new Scrip Coordinator. This position requires about 1-2 hours per week at school. For the 2021-22 school year, you would work along side me to learn the system.

As always, feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Parent and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
When you shop on smile.amazon.com, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% fo the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice, The Summit!

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!