State of The Summit Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Raven Report: Jan. 23, 2019
Join us at  the annual 
State of The Summit Presentation
on
Thursday, January 24th at 6:00 p.m.
at The  Summit Prep (202 E. Walnut Lawn Street)

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

Please join us Thursday, January 24th at 6:00 pm at The Summit Prep (202 E. Walnut Lawn) for this "Don't Miss" event! Topics covered Thursday night include:
  • Summit Successes (Spanish Program, Global Studies, Service Learning)
  • Future Plans (STEM Science Update)
  • Panel Questions and Answers
Free child care is available. Parents/guardians attending The State of The Summit may bring their children with them to the presentation for free, on site childcare.
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
The 2019 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund is underway! This year's goal is 100% family participation and $30,000 raised. Next week, the very exciting "Tracking Board" will be up in the lobby. We are off to a great start and thank you to everyone who has already contributed or pledged!
To Do List
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: Most Loved School
Questions? Contact Amy Maas .

HulaFrog, a website that connects parents to local events and businesses, has opened voting for their Most Loved in Springfield, MO. The Summit is up for the title under Private Schools. Please take a moment to vote for The Summit, and encourage your family and friends to vote as well! Voting is open from now to February 1st.
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.
Register for Daddy/Daughter Dance
Questions? Contact Amy Maas .

Friday, February 1, 2019 from  6:30-8:00 p.m. at  Ballroom World (1911 Glenstone Ave).

An evening to be shared with daddy's (or other father figure/special person) and their daughters. Feel free to bring multiple "dads" (step-dad, grandpa, uncle, family friend, etc.). Tickets are $40 for one daddy and one daughter. Each additional individual ticket is $10.
Register for Upper School Winter Mixer
Questions? Contact Amy Maas .

Friday, February 1, 2019 from  8:30 - 10:30 p.m. at  Ballroom World (1911 Glenstone Ave).
Tickets are $15 per student. All student/guest tickets will be billed to your Summit Family Account.

Click here to view the guest form (due Wed. 1/30/19).
Register for Mom/Son Bowling
Questions? Contact Amy Maas .

Friday, February 8, 2019 (no school on this day) from  1:00-3:00 p.m. (come early for lunch if you'd like) at  Andy B's.

This event is sure to be fun for all ages of gentlemen and their moms (or grandmother, aunt, family friend, etc.). Each mom/son duo costs $30 (and includes a $10 game card) and additional guests are $15 each. All charges will be billed to your family account.
Order 2019 Spirit Week Shirt
Questions? Contact Amy Maas .

On Friday, March 8th (the final day of Summit's Spirit Week) everyone is invited to wear their 2019 Spirit Week Shirt created by our very own Kindergarten teacher, and design expert, Mrs. Bradley! This shirt is also considered Summit Spirit Wear and may be worn during any Spirit Wear day at The Summit. Shirts are only $15.  Click here to order your 2019 Summit Spirit Week Shirt.  Order deadline is Wednesday, January 30th.
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
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.
Early Learners 2019-2020
Do you know someone who would be a great fit for our Summit Early Learners Program? We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Beginners, PreK, and Kindergarten classes. Space is limited, so encourage your friends to apply now!

Upcoming Early Learner Visit Dates
Families must register for these events with the Admissions Office. Please have them contact Amy Maas for more information.
Beginners: Saturday, January 26, 2019
PreK: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Kindergarten: Friday, February 8, 2019
Summit Spirit Week 2019
The Summit Prep's 2019 Spirit Week is March 4th-8th!  This year we're celebrating our Spanish Program. Each day has a different Spanish theme. (There is no cost to dress in theme during Spirit Week. All themes are optional. Students may choose to wear The Summit uniform any/every day instead.)

Monday 3/4: Día de Bufanda y Gorro (Wear your hats & scarves with Summit Spirit Wear)

Tuesday 3/5: Cuando sea grande... (College & Career Day - Dress in your favorite college shirts and/or colors, or like what you want to be when you grown up)

Wednesday 3/6: Día de turista (Dress like a Tourist Day)

Thursday 3/7: Día de pijama (Pajama Day)

Friday 3/8: #Españoltodoslosdías (Summit Spirit Wear - Red Spirit Week Shirt)

On Friday, March 8th (the final day of Summit's Spirit Week) everyone is invited to wear their 2019 Spirit Week Shirt created by our very own Kindergarten teacher, and design expert, Mrs. Bradley! This shirt is also considered Summit Spirit Wear and may be worn during any Spirit Wear day at The Summit. Shirts are only $15. Click here to order your 2019 Summit Spirit Week Shirt. Order deadline is Wednesday, January 30th.

*Note: Thursday, February 28th is Read Across America Day & will be a $2 Uniform Buyout Day - Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character
Summit School Calendar 

January 2019
24 : State of The Summit Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
26: Beginners & PreK 19/20 Visit Day (contact Admissions Office for more information)
31: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

February 2019
1: Daddy/Daughter Dance, 6:30-8:00 pm, & US Mixer, 8:30-10:30 pm
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
4-8: Spirit Week
6: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
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 Student Council 2018-2019
After voting on their 2018-2019 Student Council Officers, upper school students elected representatives from each group (middle and high). Student Council meets regularly with their advisor, Mrs. Smith. Be on the lookout for fundraisers and events sponsored by Student Council.
Things to Know
Exciting Camp Raven Opportunity for Summit Parents
As hard as it may be to believe, we've already begun planning for our summer camp program. This year, we would like to invite our parents to participate by offering an activity during one or more sessions of Camp Raven 2019 (while also earning significant growth fund credit!). We are looking for talented, energetic individuals who would like to join in the fun by leading a camp activity....or two!. 

Camps are offered to students entering grades 1 through 8 in 2019-2020. As the camp leader, you would define your session's grade range. K-1-2....3-6.....6-8, etc. Camp themes are wide open! You define your own! What's your interest or area of expertise? Sports, outdoor activities, art, music, drama, science, games, nature or just plain exploring the world around us. The possibilities are endless! Please give some consideration to offering a session....or more. 

Each session is comprised of Monday through Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m. Remuneration is $400 growth fund credit per session (15 hours). Camp dates are indicated below. 

Please give some thought to joining us in creating a great summer experience. For more information, call Mr. G at 869-8077 or email at  rgronniger@thesummitprep.org.

Morning sessions 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Afternoon sessions 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Session 1:    June 3-7
Session 2:    June 10-14
Session 3:    June 17-21
Session 4:    June 24-28
(No camps during the week of July 4th)
Session 5:    July 8-12
Session 6:    July 15-19
Session 7:    July 22-26
SPO's Barnes & Noble Fundraiser: Grand Total!
Thank you to everyone who supported The Summit at our Barnes & Noble Bookfair on December 4, 2018. Through the event we were able to raise $266.45 for more classroom books!
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

Earn Rebates for Your Growth Fund Account
Check out the website,  www.shopwithscrip.com , to see what is happening and start earning money towards your Summit Growth Fund account.

If you have any questions please reach out to 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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