Don't forget to order your NEW Summit Spirit Wear!
Raven Report: Jan. 15, 2020
Join us at the annual 
State of The Summit Presentation
Thursday, January 23rd
at The Summit Prep

The Summit Board of Trustees and Head of  School invite you to participate in our annual " State of The Summit" presentation.

This presentation includes new information on our strategic plan, tuition for 2020-2021, student recognition, and more "don't miss" Summit news.

Please join The Summit's Board for a social mingle from 5:30-6:00 p.m. (optional). The presentation will be from 6:00-7:15 p.m. There is free childcare available on campus as well.

New Summit Spirit Wear Now Available to Order!

A new year and new Summit Spirit Wear! This collection features a design created by Summit 6th grader Hudson M. Items for sale include shirts, sweatshirts, sherpas, hats, and coolers! Orders are due Monday, January 20th.

Questions? Contact Whitney Wiese, Administrative Assistant.
No School Monday: MLK Jr. Day

Remember that there is no school on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Summit Offices will also be closed. See everyone on Tuesday!

Questions? Contact Whitney Wiese, Administrative Assistant.
To Do List
Donate to The Raven Fund
Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.

As you know, the 2020 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund is off and running! If you have questions, feel free to contact Vince Currao at The Summit, or consult with your financial advisor.
Winter 2020 Summit Spirit Wear
Questions? Contact Whitney Wiese, Administrative Assistant.

Order your Winter 2020 Summit Spirit Wear, designed by Summit 6th grader Hudson H. Items include shirts, sweatshirts, sherpas, hats, and coolers! Orders are due Monday, January 20th.

Marketing Survey for Current Parents
Questions? Contact Amy Maas, Communications Officer.

The Summit Marketing Committee is conducting a brief survey of current families. This anonymous survey will aid us as we focus marketing strategies and refine our current tactics moving into the new year. Your input is valuable to our initiatives. Thank you for your time and honesty.
Lunch: January Hot Lunches
Questions? Contact Whitney Wiese, Administrative Assistant.

Lunch orders need to be placed the Thursday of the week before to receive the $4 pre-order price. 

All lunch menus and pre-order forms are available at

Yearbooks 2019-2020

It's time to order 2019-2020 Yearbooks! This year the yearbooks will be organized by Summit High Schoolers in the Photojournalism Elective. Yearbooks will be on campus for our Yearbook Signing Raven Rally on Friday, May 8th. 
Questions: Contact Amy Maas or Mrs. Smith.
Lower School Dance, Beginners - 5th Grade
Thursday, February 13th
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Discovery Center |  438 E St Louis St.
**Note: There is no school on Friday 2/14.
Questions? Contact  Amy Maas

NEW this year, ALL lower school students (Beginners through 5th grade) are invited to attend The Summit's Lower School Dance! Each student (boys and girls) is invited to attend with an adult (ie: father/daughter(s), mother/son(s), etc). This is a "formal" occasion, and attendees are encouraged to "dress up" for the dance (whether in their Sunday best or a fun party outfit). A DJ, photo booth, light snacks, and party favors provided.
Upper School Mixer, Middle & High School
Thursday, February 13th
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Discovery Center |  438 E St Louis St.
**Note: There is no school on Friday 2/14.
Questions? Contact Amy Maas
The Upper School Mixer will follow the Lower School Dance. It is for students in 6th-12th grade.  Students are encouraged to invite their non-Summit friends to this event. They will need to have a guest form filled out and turned in to Dr. Heet by Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Click here to download  the dance guest form.
Sign Up to Volunteer!
Questions? Contact Jamie Altrup, SPO VP of Communications.

The Summit is an amazing community, and we have an abundance of opportunities for you to become involved. We have numerous events throughout the year, and in order to make these events happen, we need your help! 
STEM Connection

STEM is incorporated into all subjects at The Summit, including Art! Students in Eighth Grade and High School are creating Opt Art using measurements and progressive patterns to create unique and colorful paintings. 

8th Graders will be able to submit their artwork to a Math Art competition later this spring!

Upcoming Events
High School Informational Meeting for Parents

On Thursday, January 16th, The Summit will be hosting an informational meeting for parents of prospective high school students. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and will cover current course offerings, high school expectations, college prep, and more.
Upper School Ice Skating Social - Friday 1/31

Summit Upper School Student Council is hosting a student social on Friday, January 31st from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Upper School students are invited to attend Open Skate at the ice park with their fellow classmates. Cost is $6 to skate + $3 to rent skates. Questions? Contact StuCo President Evan Mason or Mrs. Smith, StuCo Advisor.
Summit School Calendar 

January 2020
16 : SPO Meeting, 9 a.m.
16: High School Information Meeting for 8th Grade Parents, 5:30 p.m.
20: NO SCHOOL -  Martin Luther King Jr Day
23: State of The Summit Meeting, 6 p.m.
24: Summit Beginners & PreK Screenings for 2020-2021
31: Upper School Social - Ice Skating at Jordan Valley Park, 7-8:30 pm (led by Student Council)

February 2020
12: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
13: Lower School Dance, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
13: Upper School Mixer, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
13: $2 Uniform Buy Out Day
14: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day/Conferences
14: Summit Kindergarten Screenings 2020-2021
17: NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
18: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
20: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m.
28: LS: End of 2nd Trimester
Around Campus
Needed: Playing Cards for Destination Imagination Use

Summit students participating in Destination Imagination need your help! If you have any un-needed playing cards laying around, please send them to 5th grade!

The team will have to build a load-bearing bridge out of playing cards and duct tape live during their competition. We anticipate needing MANY cards for practice purposes! Older cards work better for construction than new cards, but the team will gladly accept any playing cards.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Lersch, 5th Grade Teacher.
Seeking SPO Assistant Treasurer 

Looking for a way to get involved with the Summit Parent Organization? SPO is currently seeking an individual interested in serving as the Assistant Treasurer for the second half of this school year. This would serve as a training period before then moving into the Vice President of Finance position for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.

Please contact SPO Treasurer Ellen Chindlund for more information.
Needed: Microwaves for Classroom Use

We are in need of at least three new or in-good-condition microwaves for classroom/lunch use. If you have a spare you'd like to donate to The Summit, or know someone else who might, please contact Mr. Mike for more information.
Summit Family Business Directory: Available to View Family Businesses

Use the link at the right, or visit

If you are interested in being listed in the Business Directory, please use this link to submit your information .

Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer. 
Support The Summit

Earn Rebates Towards Summit Growth Fund

Check out for your shopping needs!

As always feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Dad and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
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, The Summit Prep. You must go through (not to log into your Amazon account for the benefits to work.

Questions? Contact  Kristin Walker, Finance & Operations Officer.
New: Box Tops App! No more clipping!    
Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. Click here to learn more about the app.

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! 

Questions? Contact Ellen Chindlund, SPO Treasurer. 
Purchase Mabel's Labels Sale 
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