Mark your calendars for State of The Summit on Thurs. 1/24.
Raven Report: Jan. 9, 2019
Join us at  the annual 
State of The Summit Presentation
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!

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.
Save the Date: Panera Dine Out on Tuesday 1/15
Join us at Panera on South Campbell (across from Alamo theater) for a Dine Out night benefiting the 2019 Summer Study Abroad Trip to Spain! 

Make sure you show the cashier the flyer when placing your order, and The Summit's 2019 Spanish Study Abroad group will receive 20% of the proceeds! 

You can still order online too! Just use the code " PRFUND" as your promo code when ordering online for rapid pick-up or delivery.

Everyone is invited! Tell your friends and make plans for dinner at Panera on Tuesday, January 15th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
The 2019 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund has begun!

Our goal for 2018-2019 is $30,000 and 100% family participation.
To Do List
Sign Up for After School Clubs: Session #3
Clubs start the week of January 14th. 
Questions? Contact Kristin Walker .

  • (FULL!) Art Club: Creative Science & Art Experiments with Mrs. Murphy
  • Sewing Club with Mrs. Maddox
  • Acting Club: Musical Theatre with Mrs. Murphy
  • Table Tennis Club with Mr. G
  • (FULL!) Seuss-a-palooza Club with Mrs. Bradley
Sliding Scale - FACTS Application
Questions? Contact Kristin Walker .

If your family is interested in Sliding Scale 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: January 2019
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
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
$2 Uniform Buy Out Day: Thursday, Jan. 17th
The Summit eighth graders are headed to Kansas City for their eighth grade trip. 

The group is hosting an all school $2 Uniform Buy Out Day, as one of their fundraisers. In honor of their trip, the buyout is a Kansas City themed buyout. 

Possible ideas include: KC Chiefs (or red/gold colors), KC Royals (or blue colors), Sporting KC (or blue/gray colors), BBQ, etc.

All students, faculty, and staff may pay $2 (cash) and dress out of uniform on Thursday, January 17th. There is no theme to the dress out. 

Questions about the Buy Out Day?  Contact Becky Breckner.
Summit School Calendar 

January 2019
15 : Panera Dine-Out, 4-8 p.m. (benefits Spanish Study Abroad Trip)
17: $2 Uniform Buy Out (benefits 8th Grade Class Trip)
21: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day
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 Film Fest: Watch Them Now!


Upper school students had another successful film fest during the last few days before the  holiday break. Students worked together in teams to plan, storyboard, script, film, and edit their  short films. Upper school teachers observed students problem solving, compromising, working  in teams, and communicating. On December 20th, 3rd through 11th grade gathered in the  music room to view the films. Afterward, students and teachers awarded trophies to the films  they voted best among Middle and High School. The films are shared on the Upper School blog in a YouTube playlist .
Destination Imagination: 5th-8th Graders

Destination Imagination is coming to The Summit!

Destination Imagination (DI) is a global educational nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem solvers.
At Destination Imagination, we believe that when an educational experience is hands-on, collaborative and fun, students are empowered to take their learning to the next level and are excited to do so. DI provides unique educational experiences across seven project-based Challenge types-Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning, and Early Learning.

New, open-ended Team Challenges are developed annually with the help of educators, subject matter experts and qualified volunteers to cover a wide range of student interests and align to current educational standards. Learn more about the Challenges DI participants are solving this season.

If you are interested in learning more about Destination Imagination or joining The Summit team, please contact Mrs. Rhonda Lersch or Mr. Rob Powers.
Things to Know
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 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

Earn Rebates for Your Growth Fund Account
Check out the website, , 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 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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