Late Start at 9:30 a.m. next Wed. Feb 14th & $2 Uniform Buy Out Day!
Raven Report: Feb. 7, 2018
Late Start Wednesday, February 14th
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-accreditation process through  ISACS

The next late start day is Wednesday, February 14. 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.
$2 Uniform Buyout Wednesday: Valentine's Theme

In honor of Valentine's Day, The Summit will host a $2 uniform buyout day Wednesday 2/14. The theme is Valentine's Day. Students may dress out of uniform and in theme for $2 (cash at lobby door). As always, this is not a required activity. Students may dress in uniform at no cost.

Questions? Contact   Amy Maas.
2018 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
How The Raven Fund is Used and Why it Matters
The Summit, like other independent schools, must raise funds every year to help meet operating costs, since tuition alone never covers the full cost of an independent school education. Through this support, The Summit is able to:
  • Attract and retain the most talented faculty
  • Provide classroom and learning resources to afford students best-practice learning opportunities
  • Maintain an attractive, welcoming, and safe environment
  • Enhance art, music, physical education, Spanish language, and sports programs
For questions or ways to donate  contact Vince Currao, Summit's Development Officer.

Moving Towards Our Goals
Goal: $40,000
Total Pledged/Received to Date:  $14,637.48
All that's left: $25,362.52

Goal: 100% Family Participation
Participation to Date: 16%
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 .
News & Announcements
Summit Parent Satisfaction Survey 2018  
At this mid-year point, The Board of Trustees asks that all Summit parents take the time to complete our annual  Summit Parent Satisfaction Survey . We ask that each family complete the survey. Both parents/guardians are welcome to complete the survey, or one per household. This anonymous survey should take only 3 minutes and will help as we begin planning for the 2018-2019 school year.

The survey will close on  Monday, February 12th

If you have any questions, please contact  Summit Board President Alison Bauer.
Summit Spirit Week 2018: March 5th-9th
It's time to start planning for our 2018 Summit Spirit Week, aka the best week of the year! More information to come in the weeks ahead, but we wanted to give you some time to start prepping your outfits for our Spirit Week. Please note, there is no cost to dress out in the themed days during Spirit Week and it is also not required to dress in theme... it's just way more fun! 

Questions? Email Amy Maas.
Monday: "We're Outta This World" (dress theme: space, aliens, astronauts, star wars, star trek, eclipse shirts, etc)
Tuesday: "When I Grow Up I Wanna Be..." (dress theme: dress for your future career)
Wednesday: "Futuristic Day" (dress theme: wacky Wednesday - crazy hair, crazy sock, backwards clothes, etc)
Thursday: "Back to the Future" (dress theme: throwback Thursday... throw it back as far as you want! pioneer days, 1980s, or whenever)
Friday: "My Future's so Bright, I've Gotta Wear Shades"  (dress: Summit themed shirt, Order your Spirit Week Shirt here! *sample sizes in the lobby to try on.)
Video Links for 2018 State of The Summit Presentation
The Board of Trustees would like to thank all who were able to attend the January 18th State of the Summit meeting at our new home on Walnut Lawn. 

If you were unable to attend, you can still watch the presentation online.  Please click this link to view YouTube videos of the meeting.
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:
Support the Summit Girl Scouts: Cookies for Sale!
'Tis the season for your favorite cookies: Thin Mints, S'mores, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-A-Lot, and all the others! Support our local Summit Prep girl scout troops with your purchase this year. Each package is only $5, so order lots!

Just use the order form located at the front desk (next to the sign in folder) to pre-order all your cookies. Delivery is set for Saturday, February 19th.

Please Save Your Old/Used CDs for an Art Project
Mrs. Murphy is working on a big art project having to do with old/used CDs or DVDs. If you have old/used/scratched/no-longer using discs please bring them in for our art classes.

Summit Shout Outs
4th Graders Dominate Math Competition in Republic

This weekend 4th graders spent their Saturday at a math contest in Republic, and they didn't hesitate to participate in the same test as the 5th and 6th graders.

The Results: 
  • Number Sense: 2nd Place - Grayson & 5th Place - Tristan
  • Sprint: 1st Place - Leah, 3rd Place - Tristan, & 5th Place - Sydney
  • 4th Grade Overall: 2nd Place - Leah, 3rd Place - Grayson, & 4th Place - Tristan
Leah, Grayson, Tristan, & Sydney qualified for the next level contest and will be joining Cadence (who qualified at an earlier contest) at SBU on Saturday, March 10th.
Summit Freshman Places Again at Speech and Debate Tournament

Summit Freshman Lexi W. placed fifth in original oratory at the Clever High School IE Tournament on Saturday, February 3rd. There were 24 entries from schools including Thomas Jefferson from Joplin and Pacific High School from Pacific, MO just south of St. Louis.
Summit/NCA Swim Team Advances to State Meet

Congratulations to The Summit-NCA swim team for their 4th place finish at the SWMO championships on Saturday, Feb. 3rd! Faith G. finished first in the 200 free and third in the 100 free, Alexis W. finished second in the 500 free and fifth in the 200 free, Molly M. set pool and meet records with her first place finishes in the 50 free and 100 back and led off on the 400 free relay, Eden C. finished fifth in the 100 free and 10th in the 50 free. Our 200 free relay and 400 free relay finished first to end an incredible day by a team of only four swimmers. 

They are all off to the State Meet in St. Peters, MO February 15-16th.
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Things to Know
2018-2019 Summit School Calendar

The 2018-2019 Official Summit School Calendar has been approved! Make sure you add all our events to your personal calendars!


You can also subscribe to our google calendar to automatically have all our Summit events on your phone or personal device.  Use this helpful YouTube video from the University of Wyoming Extension  to subscribe to The Summit's Official School Calendar. (Note: You will need to be logged on a desktop computer to subscribe.)
Summit School Calendar 

February 2018
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 - Presentation by Michael Wiseman, Edward Jones, about changes to MO's 529 Plans.

March 2018
1: $2 Dress Out Day: Dr. Seuss Day
2: NO SCHOOL - Student Led Conferences
5-9: Summit Spirit Week
7: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
12-19: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
19: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
21-30: SPO Spring Service Drive
23: All School Day of Service
29: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room

April 2018
6: $2 Dress Out Day
7: Summit's Mini Golf Tournament
11: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
13: Muffins with Mom, 8-8:45 a.m.
20: NO SCHOOL - Home Stretch Holiday
30-May 4: Spring Book Fair
23: All School Picnic at lunch time
26: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room

May 2018
1: Grandparents' Day, 9:15-11 a.m.
1: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m.
1: Spring Concert @ the Gillioz, 6:30 pm
2: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
9: $2 Dress Out Day, College Shirts
17: Field Day/Last Day of School (End of LS: 3rd Trimester & US: 2nd Semester)
17: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m.
18: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
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  http://www.thesummitprep.org/family/.

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

Check out www.shopwithscrip.com 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.
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
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.

Mon., Feb. 6th was the 100th Day of School!
Summit Kindergartners celebrated in their hats with 100 "things"!
112 Days Until We Move!
*as of Wed. 2/7/18*

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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