No School Friday - Teacher Work Day!
Raven Report: Feb. 6, 2019
No School On Friday, 2/8: Teacher Work Day 
Remember, there is no school this Friday, February 8th. But, we do have several other things happening on that day!

Mom/Son Bowling : Join us from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Andy B's for our annual Mom/Son Bowling Extravaganza. Feel free to arrive early for lunch in their new restaurant!

Kindergarten Visit Day We have only a few openings in our Kindergarten 2019-2020 class. If you know a family who is interested in joining us at that grade level, please have them contact Amy Maas, Admissions Officer, as soon as possible to RSVP for our Kindergarten Visit Day. Questions or know someone who may be interested? Contact Amy Maas.
$2 Uniform Buy Out Day: Thursday, February 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! (There is still time to sign up! Final registration date is February 20th.)

The group is hosting an all school $2 Uniform Buy Out Day as one of their fundraisers. This Buy Out Day, February 7th, is in honor of the seasonal Carnavals held in Spain. The Spanish Carnavals (carnivals) have a huge cultural significance to Spain and other Latin countries and take place between February and March, annually.

All students, faculty, and staff may pay $2 (cash) and dress out of uniform tomorrow Thursday, February 7th. 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.

ISACS Visiting Team: Open Parent Meeting
The ISACS Visiting Team members will be available from 9:00-9:50 a.m. on Monday, February 11th for an open parent meeting. All are welcome to attend. If you have questions please contact Sarah Leighninger, ISACS Steering Committee Chair.
9:30 a.m. Late Start: Wednesday, February 13th
Each month The Summit will have a 9:30 a.m. late start Wednesday morning. 
The next late start day is Wednesday, February  13th.  

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.
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
To Do List
Parent's Night Out: Valentine's Night

On Valentine's Day (Thursday 2/14), The Summit Upper School Student Council will be be providing childcare after school from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. The night will include food, a movie, games, and more. The cost is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child of the same family. (More information below.)
SPO Volunteer Sign-Up
Questions? Contact Veronica Richardson .

The Summit Parent Organization (SPO) supports The Summit and our community through a variety of events and fundraisers. All of SPO's success is contributed to the efforts of our parent volunteers, and we couldn't do it without you! It is asked that families volunteer a minimum of four times per year (see The Summit Handbook, p. 24). Please take a look at the following volunteer options and choose the ones that best suit your interests and skill set.
We appreciate all the time and energy you put into making our school the amazing place we all love!
Sliding Scale Reduced Tuition - FACTS Application
Questions? Contact Kristin Walker .

If your family is interested in reduced tuition for 2019-2020, please take the time to begin your FACTS application today.
Summit Texting Service
Questions? Contact Amy Maas .

Summit has a new texting service. If you haven't done so already, please join  The Summit's  text  alert system by  texting  RAVEN to 64600.
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. 
Raven Partners in Learning
Thank you to our 2018-2019 Raven Partners in Learning. For more information  contact  Vince Currao, Summit Development Officer .
Upcoming Events
Parent's Night Out on Valentine's Day
On Valentine's Day (Thursday, February 14th), The Summit Upper School Student Council, along with Mrs. Emma Smith and Ms. Amy Maas, will be be providing childcare after school from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. The Student Council Team and adult chaperones will take over as soon as Fun Zone ends. So, if your child is already in Fun Zone there is no need to pick him/her up. Otherwise, you may drop your child(ren) off at 5:30 p.m. or anytime thereafter. The night will include food, a movie, games, and more.

The cost is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child of the same family. This money will go to the Upper School Student Council and will be applied towards additional furniture for the Upper School commons area.

This fundraiser is limited to children of Summit families, ages 3 and up.

RSVPs are due by the end of the day Monday, February 11th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email them to Evan Mason, Student Council President, at evanm1@thesummitprep.org.
Summit School Calendar 

February 2019
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.
10-13: ISACS Accreditation Visit
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

March 2019
1: NO SCHOOL - Student Led Conferences
4: Spirit Week - Día de Bufanda y Gorro (Wear your hats & scarves with Summit Spirit Wear)
5: Spirit Week - Cuando sea grande.. .   (College & Career Day)
6: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
6: Spirit Week - Día de  turista   (Dress like a Tourist Day)
7: Spirit Week - Día de pijama (Pajama Day)
8: #Espanoltodoslosd ías (Red Spirit Week Shirts)
11-15: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
18: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
18: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
20-29: SPO Spring Service Drive
22: Ravens Reach Out Day - All School Service Day
28: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
In the Classroom
Upper School: American History

Students in the high school will start the new year examining the ideas of manifest destiny in the 1850s, conflicting American views on slavery, sectional crisis, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. The spring semester will see students choosing research projects to understand aspects of modern America using the context of what they learned during the fall semester.

After wrapping up a study on the Bill of Rights, students in middle school history courses will begin the new year by working on an essay for the 2019 SMBA Law Day theme: "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society." This theme ties well to curriculum for the Middle School before students move on to themes in the early republic. The history and language arts teachers are collaborating on this project, planning field trips and guest speakers, to enable students to have the best experience and build useful skills in research and writing.

Things to Know
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  • Individual attention via small classes
  • excellent teachers that know each student personally
  • engaging & independent curriculum breaks cycle of classroom boredom
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  • STEAM focus
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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

Place Your Scrip Card Order on Monday 2/4
Next Scrip order will be placed Monday, Feb. 4th. Growth Fund statements will be coming out soon and Scrip is a great easy way to help pay for that. 

Check out  www.shopwithscrip.com to see what they have to offer.  
If you have any questions please feel free to get ahold   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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