Join us at State of The Summit on 1/23!
Raven Report: Jan. 22, 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. Plus, be the first to buy tickets for the Saturday, March 27th "Adults Only" STEM Event!

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 for Summit students as well.

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.
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

5th Grade is incorporating STEM into their English studies this week! Students are writing science fiction stories. As part of the assignment, they must construct an element from their story using various building materials.

Students are creating everything from time machines to futuristic cars to robots! There's even an escape pod (pictured left) a character must use to evacuate his spaceship after he realizes his suit has a leak!
Upcoming Events
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
23: State of The Summit Meeting, 6 p.m.
24: Summit Beginners & PreK Screenings for 2020-2021
31: Free Dress Day, Super Bowl Theme
31: Upper School Social - Ice Skating at Jordan Valley Park, 7-8:30 pm (led by Student Council)

February 2020
5: Day of Play
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
Global School Day of Play on 2/5

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 is the Global School Day of Play! TheSummit will join thousands of schools all over the globe by participating in a day dedicated to unstructured, screen-free play for all students. At The Summit, we celebrate learning on a daily basis, but we are excited to help spread the word that play is more than just fun.

Student may wear their Summit uniform or dress out in Spirit Wear and jeans at no charge. Our catered lunch that day will be a sack lunch (see February lunch menu for details). 

Want to learn more about the importance of play? Check out these great resources: 

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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