No School on Friday 2/2, Teacher Work Day & Mom/Son Bowling @ Andy B's!!
Raven Report: Jan. 31, 2018
No School This Friday: Teacher Work Day

This Friday, February 2nd there will be NO SCHOOL because our Summit teachers will be working on ISACS Re-Accreditation and other classroom projects.

Therefore, Thursday, February 1st will be a SUMMIT SPIRIT WEAR DAY (just like normal Friday Summit Spirit Wear attire with jeans - at no cost - but on a Thursday instead).
Mom/Son Bowling THIS Friday at Andy B's

This Friday (Feb. 2nd) is also our annual Mother/Son Bowling Extravaganza at Andy B's ( 1127 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807 ). Moms & sons should arrive between 12:30-12:45 p.m. at Andy B's to check in with Amy Maas, get your bowling shoes, pick out your bowling ball, and get situated.

Questions? Ask Amy Maas.
100th Day of School on Monday, Feb. 5th

Monday, February 5th is the 100th Day of School at The Summit Prep! To celebrate we are having a $2 Dress Out Day! Students, faculty, and staff may pay $2 that morning to dress out of Summit Uniform. This is not required. Check with your classroom teacher for any specific celebrations, attire, or items to bring in for the day!
2018 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
How The Raven Fund is Used and Why it Matters
The Summit, like other independent schools, must raise funds every year to help meet operating costs, since tuition alone never covers the full cost of an independent school education. Through this support, The Summit is able to:
  • Attract and retain the most talented faculty
  • Provide classroom and learning resources to afford students best-practice learning opportunities
  • Maintain an attractive, welcoming, and safe environment
  • Enhance art, music, physical education, Spanish language, and sports programs
For questions or ways to donate  contact Vince Currao, Summit's Development Officer.

Moving Towards Our Goals
Goal: $40,000
Total Pledged/Received to Date:  $10,672.00
All that's left: $29,328.00

Goal: 100% Family Participation
Participation to Date: 14%
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
Changes to Missouri's 529 Plans Can Benefit Summit Parents

Did you see KY3's story about the changes in Missouri's MOST 529 Plans? The Summit Prep's Board Treasurer, Mark Sharp with 
BKD CPAs & Advisors , was interviewed and commented: "The Summit Preparatory School in Springfield called this a "no-brainer" for their students' parents. Mark Sharp is also Summit's treasurer with the board of trustees. Sharp tried to paint a picture of what tax deductions would look like for the average tuition payer in Missouri where the state tax rate is six-percent. 'Let's say you pay $7,00 0 in tuition, full tuition, you would save at six-percent of that, $420 on your tax bill.'"

Still have questions? Join  former Summit Board Member and Edward Jones - Financial Advisor Michael R. Wiseman  at The Summit Prep on Thursday, February 22 at 9:00 a.m. as he presents to Summit Parents about the impact of the 529 changes. This meeting will take place during the SPO (Summit Parent Organization) Meeting.

Please check with your financial advisor for more information on how this change can affect your family.
Summit Spirit Week 2018: March 5-9
It's time to start planning for our 2018 Summit Spirit Week, aka the best week of the year! More information to come in the weeks ahead, but we wanted to give you some time to start prepping your outfits for our Spirit Week. Please note, there is no cost to dress out in the themed days during Spirit Week and it is also not required to dress in theme... it's just way more fun! 

Questions? Email Amy Maas.
Monday: "We're Outta This World" (dress theme: space, aliens, astronauts, star wars, star trek, eclipse shirts, etc)
Tuesday: "When I Grow Up I Wanna Be..." (dress theme: dress for your future career)
Wednesday: "Futuristic Day" (dress theme: wacky Wednesday - crazy hair, crazy sock, backwards clothes, etc)
Thursday: "Back to the Future" (dress theme: throwback Thursday... throw it back as far as you want! pioneer days, 1980s, or whenever)
Friday: "My Future's so Bright, I've Gotta Wear Shades"  (dress: Summit themed shirt - for sale through the school, more details coming soon! - and sunglasses... neon colors)
Winterscape at Drury University: Sat., Feb. 24
Drury University's Pre-College Programs is again offering their Winterscape for 2018. Winterscape is a Saturday class for Gifted Learners.

Students in Grades PK-6th are invited to sign up for this fun-filled event. Cost is only $60, includes lunch and a free parent workshop starting at 9:15 a.m.

The Summit's own Upper School Science Teacher, Mr. Rob Powers, will be teaching one of the classes at Winterscape:

Exploring Newton's Laws of Motion
Do you like to move?  We will do a variety of activities to become familiar with Newton's Laws of Motion.  You will use what you learn to build a variety of projects including rockets, egg drop contraptions, gravity cars, and many more.  This will be a STEAM exploration, integrating science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math in a hands on way, giving You the opportunity to learn about the profound nature and universality of these simple laws of motion.  Come move into Winterscape!
Instructor:  Robert Powers,  Summit Preparatory School

Support the Summit Girl Scouts: Cookies for Sale!
'Tis the season for your favorite cookies: Thin Mints, S'mores, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-A-Lot, and all the others! Support our local Summit Prep girl scout troops with your purchase this year. Each package is only $5, so order lots!

Just use the order form located at the front desk (next to the sign in folder) to pre-order all your cookies. Delivery is set for Saturday, February 19th.

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 Shout Outs
Summit Freshman Places Third at Speech & Debate Tournament

Congrats to Summit Freshman Lexi Weatherman for placing third in Original Oratory at the Marion C. Early IE Invitational in Morrisville Missouri on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Swim & Dive Meet: Friday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m.
Congratulations to the Summit-NCA Swim team for finishing 7th out of 24 teams this weekend at the Springfield Invitational. Over 420 swimmers competed in the meet. Top ten finishers: Alexis Workman - 6th 200 Freestyle, Faith Guyer 3rd 200IM and 7th 100 Freestyle, Molly Moore 1st 50 Freestyle and 100 backstroke. 400 Freestyle Relay 2nd and 200 Medley Relay 9th.

The team's final local meet is the SWMO Championships this Friday, February 2nd at 1:00 p.m. (prelims) and Saturday, February 3rd at 1:00 p.m. (finals) at the Natatorium. Come out and cheer our team on!
Math Competitions this Weekend at Republic Middle School

The Summit's 4th-6th graders are headed to Republic Middle School this Saturday, February 3rd for another Math Competition. Chloe S. and Darla B. will be representing the sixth grade this weekend. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and the entire Summit community is invited to attend and cheer on our mathletes!
Things to Know
2018-2019 Summit School Calendar

The 2018-2019 Official Summit School Calendar has been approved! Make sure you add all our events to your personal calendars!

You can also subscribe to our google calendar to automatically have all our Summit events on your phone or personal device.  Use this helpful YouTube video from the University of Wyoming Extension  to subscribe to The Summit's Official School Calendar. (Note: You will need to be logged on a desktop computer to subscribe.)
Summit School Calendar 

February 2018
2: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
2: Mom/Son Bowling @ Andy B's, 1-3 p.m.
5: $2 Dress Out Day: 100th Day of School*  *tentative: based on snow days
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 - Presentation by Michael Wiseman, Edward Jones, about changes to MO's 529 Plans.

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

April 2018
6: $2 Dress Out Day
7: Summit's Mini Golf Tournament
11: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
13: Muffins with Mom, 8-8:45 a.m.
20: NO SCHOOL - Home Stretch Holiday
30-May 4: Spring Book Fair
23: All School Picnic at lunch time
26: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room

May 2018
1: Grandparents' Day, 9:15-11 a.m.
1: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m.
1: Spring Concert @ the Gillioz, 6:30 pm
2: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
9: $2 Dress Out Day, College Shirts
17: Field Day/Last Day of School (End of LS: 3rd Trimester & US: 2nd Semester)
17: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m.
18: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
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

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.

119 Days Until We Move!
*as of Wed. 1/31/18*

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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