Deadline Extended: Last Day to Order Spirit Week Shirts is Friday!
Raven Report: Jan. 31, 2019
Swimmers Compete at Weekend Meet to Qualify for State
It's time to cheer on our Girls Swim Team as they make their way towards the State Meet.  This weekend Summit swimmers, junior Faith G. and sophomore Alexis W., will participate at Southwest Missouri (SWMO) Championships meet held at the Springfield Natatorium ( 654 N. Eastgate Ave)

The meet begins Friday at 2:00 p.m. with preliminaries and finals are scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 p.m. This will be a big meet for our Summit Ravens as they try to improve their times to qualify for the State Meet or move up in the standings if they have already qualified.

Faith will be swimming the 200 IM and 100 free style, Alexis will be swimming the 200 free style and the 500 free style. Both ladies will be on the 200 free style relay and the 400 free style relay.

We hope to see you at the Natatorium this weekend in your blue & yellow to cheer on our Swim Team!

Questions about Summit Athletics? Contact Angie Workman, Summit Athletic Director.
Summit Spirit Week 2019: Deadline Extended to Order Spirit Week Shirts
Due to our #polarvortex snow day, we have decided to extend the orders for Spirit Week shirts. Over 100 shirts have been ordered, so don't miss out!

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 Friday, February 1st.
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
To Do List
Order 2019 Spirit Week Shirt
Questions? Contact Amy Maas .

Order deadline has been extended to Friday, February 1st.
SPO Volunteer Sign-Up
Questions? Contact Veronica Richardson .

The Summit Parent Organization (SPO) supports The Summit and our community through a variety of events and fundraisers. All of SPO's success is contributed to the efforts of our parent volunteers, and we couldn't do it without you! It is asked that families volunteer a minimum of four times per year (see The Summit Handbook, p. 24). Please take a look at the following volunteer options and choose the ones that best suit your interests and skill set.
We appreciate all the time and energy you put into making our school the amazing place we all love!
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.
Parent's Night Out: Valentine's Night

On Valentine's Day (Thursday 2/14), The Summit Upper School Student Council will be be providing childcare after school from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. The night will include food, a movie, games, and more. The cost is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child of the same family. (More information below.)
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 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.
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.
2019-2020 Kindergarten Screening: Friday, Feb. 8th
We have only a few openings in our Kindergarten 2019-2020 class. If you know a family who is interested in joining us at that grade level, please have them contact Amy Maas, Admissions Officer, as soon as possible to RSVP for our Kindergarten Visit Day. The Summit's Kindergarten Visit Day is scheduled for Friday, February 8th from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Questions or know someone who may be interested? Contact Amy Maas.
Parent's Night Out on Valentine's Day
On Valentine's Day (Thursday, February 14th), The Summit Upper School Student Council, along with Mrs. Emma Smith and Ms. Amy Maas, will be be providing childcare after school from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. The Student Council Team and adult chaperones will take over as soon as Fun Zone ends. So, if your child is already in Fun Zone there is no need to pick him/her up. Otherwise, you may drop your child(ren) off at 5:30 p.m. or anytime thereafter. The night will include food, a movie, games, and more.

The cost is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child of the same family. This money will go to the Upper School Student Council and will be applied towards additional furniture for the Upper School commons area.

This fundraiser is limited to children of Summit families, ages 3 and up.

RSVPs are due by the end of the day Monday, February 11th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email them to Evan Mason, Student Council President, at
2019-2020 Calendar of Pertinent Dates
The 2019-2020 Summit School Calendar is now available on our website and as a pdf by clicking here.

The Summit also uses a Google based, public calendar and it can be synced with your own electronic calendar if you choose. To subscribe to (and thereby sync) this calendar please refer to this helpful YouTube video from the University of Wyoming Extension Office . Note, it is easiest to subscribe to a calendar on a desktop computer instead of your mobile device.
Summit School Calendar 

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
Art Displays at The Summit

Next time you are on campus, be sure to check out our student art on display. Mrs. Murphy, Summit's Art Teacher, has a full list of displays on her Art Blog. Here are a few of the collections:

Kindergarten: Check out the paintings inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night. They used mixed media techniques of watercolor, tempera, and printing to create these images. They have been learning how to mix colors,  and use pattern and texture to create movement in their art.

1st Grade: To reinforce their studies in the classroom, the 1st grade art students created Dream Catchers. These mixed media paintings are on display at the end of the art hallway by the double doors leading to the music room.

2nd Grade: In the art room there is a display of radial patterns with 2nd graders weavings in the center. They were very interested in learning how to create circular patterns with lines, colors, and shapes. The end results are very impressive visually. They are currently working on paintings for an endangered species poster contest.

3rd Grade: They have been studying animals in their natural habitats and creating detailed drawings of Animals in Missouri. They will also be printing footprints for the animal tracks to frame each piece.

4th Grade and 5th Grade: These art students did research and learned about a famous American from the Revolutionary War, Nathanael Greene.They used graphic design techniques, lettering and illustration and included their historical research for the Sons of the American Revolution poster contest.
Things to Know
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Focus areas to consider:
  • Individual attention via small classes
  • excellent teachers that know each student personally
  • engaging & independent curriculum breaks cycle of classroom boredom
  • daily Spanish
  • STEAM focus
  • personal stories about your Summit experience.

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 .

Support The Summit

Place Your Scrip Card Order on Monday 2/4
Next Scrip order will be placed Monday, Feb. 4th. Growth Fund statements will be coming out soon and Scrip is a great easy way to help pay for that. 

Check out to see what they have to offer.  
If you have any questions please feel free to get ahold   Phil Isley, Summit Scrip Coordinator .
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.

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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