Raven Report: January 27, 2021
Big news! The Summit has purchased the adjacent property at 216 Walnut Lawn! This property will allow for future growth opportunities as we look ahead at our strategic goals for our students today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.

On behalf of The Summit community of students, families, faculty, administration, and staff, we want to say a big, heartfelt thank you to Youngblood Nissan Kia for their extremely generous donation and support to fund independent education in the Ozarks!
To Do List
Questions? Contact the Front Desk.
Pre-Order Hot Lunch
Lunch orders need to be placed by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday the week before to receive the $4.50 pre-order price.

All lunch menus and pre-order forms are available at thesummitprep.org/lunch.
Register for Fun Zone
Morning Fun Zone drop off begins at 7:30 a.m.

Afternoon Fun Zone pick up ends at 5:30 p.m.
Order Summit Face Masks
The cost of each face mask is $15.

Payment will be processed through your Summit family account.
Pre-Order 2020-2021 Yearbook
Yearbooks will be available in May 2021.
Reporting COVID-19 Exposure Procedure
If you or someone in your household is notified, or if you suspect, that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please email administration at frontdesk@thesummitprep.org. An administrator will contact you during school hours to discuss necessary precautions to follow before returning to the classroom and/or transitioning to Hybrid Learning.

Please stay home.

Administration will maintain communication with your family and notify the appropriate personnel and families if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19. This information is considered confidential, and your privacy will be maintained in all such communications.

Please contact your primary care provider or the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for more information on COVID-19 and for recommendations on testing and quarantine.

Questions? Contact Front Desk for an administrator.
Upcoming Events
January 2021
28: SPO meeting, 9am
30: Beginner/PreK Screening, 9am - 11am

February 2021
4: 100th Day of School/Global Day of Play
5: Chiefs Dress Out Day (Free)
11: $2 Uniform Buyout Day - Valentines Theme
12: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
12: Kindergarten Screening, 9am - 11am
15: NO SCHOOL - Presidents’ Day
17: Late Start at 9:30am
22: Board of Trustees meeting, 5:30pm
23: Panera Dine-Out Fundraiser, 4-8pm
25: SPO meeting, 9am
School Calendar 2021-2022
Next week marks our 100th day of school for the 2020-2021 academic year! It may seem hard to believe, but we are already planning ahead for 2021-2022. Click below to view our 2021-2022 school calendar!

Board of Trustees meetings, SPO meetings, and $2 Uniform Buyout days will be confirmed prior to the start of the academic year. Community events and fundraisers will be published as dates are known and in accordance with the COVID-19 policies of The Summit and the City of Springfield.
100th Day of School & Global Day of Play
We will be celebrating our 100th Day of School on Thursday, February 4th! Students will also be participating in the Global Day of Play this day. The Summit will join thousands of schools all over the globe by participating in an afternoon of unstructured, screen-free play for all students. Look for more information in an email from your classroom teacher!

Students will remain with their class groups, wash hands, and disinfect toys and games in accordance with our COVID-19 policies.
Chiefs Dress Out Day on Friday 2/5
In honor of the Kansas City Chiefs playing in the 2021 Super Bowl, The Summit will host a FREE Dress Out Day on Friday, February 5th (the Friday before the Super Bowl). Students, faculty, & staff may choose to wear KC Chiefs attire or colors on this day at no cost.

It is still a Spirit Wear day, so students who are cheering for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can still wear Summit spirit wear. Just kidding! If we have any Bucc fans, they can absolutely wear their gear or colors, too!
Class Blogs Update
Thank you to all for your patience as we continue to work through issues with the speed and functionality on The Summit website that has impacted our faculty's ability to post to the class blogs.

If you have not already done so, please check out www.thesummitprep.org for recent website improvements and look for more classroom updates by email and on the blog!
Join Our Annual Campaign!
The Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund is charging ahead! We are almost two thirds of the way to our fundraising goal and at about one third of our participation goal.

It is always a joy to see so many members of our Summit community step up to support our school.

Your participation means so much to this year's Small School, Big Heart campaign. Thank you for helping keep The Summit such an amazing place.

If you have already made a pledge or donation - thank you so much! 

If not, please make your pledge today! 

For any questions on annual giving, please contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.
Summit Parent Organization
SPO Meeting on Thursday 1/28
All Summit parents/guardians are invited to the next Summit Parent Organization (SPO) meeting on Thursday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m. at La Quinta Inn & Suites, located at 2535 S. Campbell (virtual option available).

If you plan on attending, please contact SPO Exec at spo@thesummitprep.org to RSVP and/or to receive the Zoom link.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
SPO Needs Your Loose Change!
One, two, three, four, we declare a coin war!

We are excited to announce our first annual coin drive! Please join us in our efforts to raise money for The Summit Parent Organization. SPO uses these funds to support your school in many different ways. Each class will be provided with a large container to store their coins. The coin drive will run through the month of January, giving you plenty of time to round up all of that loose change from your couch cushions! Classrooms will get a chance to have a friendly competition with one another, and the kids will love to watch their jars fill up!

The prize? A donut party and traveling trophy for the class with the most coins!

For questions, please contact spo@thesummitprep.org.
Register for Run for The Summit Today!
Kick off the new year with The Summit Preparatory School’s Great Pajama Race of 2021! With all of the complexity of 2020, The Summit Parent Organization (SPO) wants to help you and your family stay safe, have fun, and be healthy with a new twist on the annual Run for the Summit with a pajama race all throughout January. 

This year’s race will be a virtual race with two distance options to appeal to runners of all skill levels. Join in the 5k, or challenge yourself with the 10k distance, and enjoy exclusive race swag. All finishers will receive a custom Great Pajama Race t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and printable bib number. In addition, all participants will have the option to purchase exclusive Summit pajamas. 

Run in your jammies. Relax in them afterwards. Call into your next Zoom meeting in them. There’s no judgment here. It’s your race, on your terms, and in your choice of pants. 

Register the whole family, get outside, and have some fun. Join The Summit Preparatory School for this fun run with a new – and comfy – twist. We’ll see you in your jammies!

For questions, please contact spo@thesummitprep.org.
Ravens Read-A-Thon!
Get ready to read, Ravens! SPO is hosting a Read-A-Thon the whole month of February to gear up for Read Across America on March 2nd. Each student will gather pledges for the amount of time spent reading or being read to (Early Learners and Kindergarteners), and whichever class reads the most* will win a prize and have the traveling trophy in their classroom! More details to come!

*Time spent reading per class will be adjusted for fairness based on class size. 

For questions, please contact spo@thesummitprep.org.
Around Campus
LEGO Robotics Team Receives Innovation Award
Congratulations to The Summit's all-female LEGO Robotics team, the Rainbow Ravens, for winning the Innovation Project Award at Central Missouri FIRST LEGO League 36 Team Championship in Osage Beach last Saturday! This award is given to a team that "utilizes diverse resources for their Innovation Project to help them gain a comprehensive understanding of their problem, have a creative, well-researched solution, and effectively communicate their findings to judges and the community."

The Rainbow Ravens team is composed of Summit 7th graders (pictured top, left to right) Sydney W., Emily C., Cadence G., and Leah M. (and their LEGO robot: Petunia).

"I am so proud of [these] amazing young ladies! This team did an amazing job. I am happy to be a part of such a great team and community," said Rob Powers, Summit faculty and LEGO Robotics sponsor.

We agree, Mr. Powers! Congratulations, future STEM leaders!
Now Accepting Applications!
The Summit is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! We have virtual admissions options and screenings flexible for a variety of family schedules. If you know someone who would love to learn at The Summit, please contact Amy Maas, Admissions & Communications Officer.

Don't forget Family Referral Bonuses! Current Summit families who refer a new student to The Summit could receive up to $500 in Growth Fund credit! Email Amy for more details.
Family Business Directory
The Summit's Family Business Directory is a resource to build relationships within The Summit community by offering families with businesses the opportunity to list their business information. This directory allows our families to support one another through referrals and patronage. 

For additional questions or to be listed in the Family Business Directory, please contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.
Support The Summit
When you shop on smile.amazon.com, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% fo the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice, The Summit!

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!