Remember: 9:30 a.m. Late Start Next Wednesday 1/10/18
Raven Report: Jan. 3, 2018

All School Field Trip to Wonders of Wildlife: Wed. Jan 24
As many of you may have heard, Johnny Morris recently opened the spectacular Wonders of Wildlife Museum right here in Springfield, MO!

We are excited to announce that The Summit Prep will be taking an ALL SCHOOL Field Trip to the Wonders of Wildlife Museum on Wednesday, January 24th. The trip will cost approximately $20 per student (less if you have a WOW Season Pass) and includes lunch. More details will be coming early next week.

To aid in the planning process, please fill out this form (one for each student).  Questions?    Contact Amy Maas.
Late Start at 9:30 am on Wednesday, January 10th
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, January 10. 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.
After School Clubs: Session 3 Sign Up
Enrichment clubs begin the week of January 16th and will run for six weeks. Clubs meet once a week, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., on the days listed below. Feel free to invite your non-Summit friends to join as well!

PLEASE NOTE - age restrictions may apply for each club. Clubs may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met.
Mondays: Art Club - Sculptures, 3D Designs (K-5th)
Instructor: Mrs. Murphy

Students will use a variety of materials to create three-dimensional animal sculptures. They will be able to choose from plaster gauze, clay, paper mache, etc. to create their real animals or imaginary creatures. 
Tuesdays: Sewing Club (3rd Grade & up)
Instructor: Mrs. Maddox

*Please note - club ends at 4:45 pm and space is limited to 8 students.* Students will have the opportunity to create with fabric and other notions, working to complete hand and/or machine sewn projects. This class can accommodate all skill levels. Students should bring the equivalent of one yard of cotton fabric. That can be one continuous yard, two half-yard cuts, four pre-cut fat quarters, etc. (Mrs. Maddox is glad to field questions.) All other notions will be covered in the enrollment cost.
Tuesdays: Chess Club (K-12th)
Instructor: Adam Whitaker, President of the Drury Chess Club

Chess Club is here at The Summit! How to, casual, and tournament play will be covered. There is no fee for this club and no experience necessary. Registration is open to students Kindergarten-12th grade.

Meeting times are on Tuesdays from 4:20-5:30 p.m.

(different from session 3 after school club sign up.)
Wednesdays: Acting/Musical Theatre Club (2nd-6th)
Instructor: Mrs. Murphy

Students will be working with the basic musical theatre techniques to create a production number. They will learn musical theatre terminology with a focus on set design, costumes, and choreography.
Wednesdays: Winter Wonderland Club (Beginners-1st)
Instructor: Mrs. Bradley

*Space limited to 12 students* Join Mrs. Bradley to explore the frigid winter and complete fun winter-themed enrichment projects. We'll read stories, play games, learn facts, make snow, build an igloo, create snowflakes, and more!
Thursdays: Table Tenis aka Ping Pong Club (3rd-8th)
Instructor: Mr. G

*Space limited to 12 students* This is a great opportunity for participants to learn the basics of table tennis and improve their skills in "friendly match play". If you are already a pretty good player, you will have a chance to put your skills to the test in tournament play. Participants will learn and play according to International Table Tennis Federation rules.
Thursdays: Spanish Club (PreK-2nd)
Instructor: Se ñ ora Raven

*Space limited to 10 students* Students will learn about a famous Latin American painter and try to replicate their own version of a drawing or painting done by the artist of the week.
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
Calling all 2018-2019 Beginners & Pre-Kindergarteners!
Do you know someone who will be 3 or 4 years old this Fall and ready to start school? Tell us about them, because we have just a few openings left for our Summit Beginners & PreK classes of 2018-2019.

The Summit offers the only fully accredited 3 year old program in the area and provides all our early learners with Music & Art classes and daily Spanish class! But space is limited. We only accept 12 Beginners, and only 18 PreK students.

Know someone who might be interested? Talk to Amy Maas, Summit's Admissions Officer, asap!

Remember, we offer referral credits up to $500 if you introduce a new family to The Summit and they sign a contract! Ask  Amy Maas or  Kristin Walker for more details.
Start your FACTS application NOW!
It's a new year and that means it's time to start your 2018 FACTS application! 

For those unfamiliar with FACTS, it is the online system The Summit uses for families wishing to apply for reduced tuition. The  application must be submitted every year along with the required tax forms.  You  do not  have to have 2017 taxes completed to apply - 2016 taxes can be used instead along with 2017 W2's. Y ou will also need your personal property tax receipt.  

Even if you were placed on the sliding-scale last year, you still must reapply for 2018-2019. There is a limited amount of reduced tuition available each year, with priority given to returning students. 

The deadline for current families to have a completed and  VERIFIED FACTS application is  March 31, 2018. If your family's application is not completed by that date, we will open the available reduced tuition to new families.  *Please note: FACTS can take up to two weeks to verify an application. Thus, applications will need to be completed prior to March 31st if they are to be verified by the deadline. 

Questions? Email Kristin Walker or Amy Maas.
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 2018 Winter Social Events
There's a lot of fun stuff happening at The Summit in the next month! Make sure you've RSVP to our Winter Social Events!
Daddy/Daughter Dance
Friday, January 19, 2018
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Ballroom World (1911 Glenstone Ave)
Cost: $40 for a Daddy/Daughter Pair, additional $10 for each additional daughter or daddy figure.

An evening to be shared with Dads (or other father figure/special person) and their daughters, Summit beginners-5th graders. Feel free to bring multiple "Dad's" (step-dad, grandpa, uncle, family friend, etc.). Every daughter will receive a wrist corsage to wear that night at the dance! There will also be light snacks to enjoy, a photo booth, and DJ!
Upper School Mixer
Friday, January 19, 2018
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Ballroom World (1911 Glenstone Ave)
Cost: $15 per student & $15 per guest.

This mixer will follow the Daddy/Daughter Dance and is only for students in 6th-12th grade. Feel free to invite your non-Summit friends as well! They will just need to have a guest form filled out and turned in to Mr. Gronniger by  Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

Mom/Son Bowling
Friday, February 2, 2018
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Andy B's (1127 E Battlefield Rd)
Cost: $30 for a Mom/Son Pair, plus $15 for each additional son or mom.

This event is sure to be a lot of fun for all ages of gentlemen and their moms (or grandmother, aunt, etc.). The Summit has reserved the VIB space at Andy B's and all bowlers will get up to 2 games of bowling, special parking, free shoes, and even dedicated wait staff so you can order all the snacks you want! (Snacks have additional cost, but are quite delicious!) Each attendee will receive a $10 game card and Andy B's will make sure that every bowler will get a chance to play glow laser tag! 
Things to Know
Summit School Calendar 

January 2018
10 : Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
15: NO SCHOOL -  Martin Luther King Jr Day
18: State of the School Meeting, 6 p.m.
19: Daddy Daughter Dance, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
19: Upper School Mixer, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
25: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room
31 : $2 Dress Out Day: 100th Day of School* *tentative: based on snow days

February 2018
2: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
2: Mom/Son Bowling @ Andy B's, 1-3 p.m.
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

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

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

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

SCRIP gift cards are a great way to help yourself prepare for the upcoming holidays! So get your holiday cards now! Check out 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.
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:
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 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, ie: The Summit Prep. You must go through (not to log into your amazon account for the benefits to work.

147 Days Until We Move!
*as of Wed. 1/3/18*

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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