Join us at our Groundbreaking Ceremony tomorrow (Thurs) at 4:00 p.m.
Raven Report: March 21, 2018
Spring Pictures Monday 3/26, Free Dress Day
Inter-State Studio will be on campus Monday, March 26th for Spring Portraits. All students will get their picture taken on Monday, therefore Mr. Gronniger has declared it a FREE free dress day (no cost and no theme). Students do not have to wear their Summit uniforms or Summit Spirit Wear. Students should dress in school appropriate (and picture appropriate) clothing.

More information about Spring Portraits will be sent home in Friday folders this week.
Groundbreaking Tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. at New Building
Please join us at a groundbreaking ceremony for The Summit Prep at 202 E. Walnut Lawn Street on Thursday, March 22 from 4-4:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin at 4:15 p.m. with a sweet treat for students immediately following.

Questions? Call us at (417) 869-8077.
All School Service Day, Friday March 23rd

The Summit will have our All School Day of Service (Ravens Reach Out Day) this Friday, March 23rd. This year our school is supporting the Watershed Center. All parents should have received an email from Amy Maas detailing their class specific information about Friday's Service Day.

Friday will be a free dress day. Students do NOT need to wear Summit Spirit Wear or Summit Uniforms (there is no cost to dress out). We would highly encourage students (or anyone planning to volunteer with us this day) to wear clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty and/or muddy. 

If you have any questions please call the school or email Amy Maas directly.
2018 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
We've passed the halfway point!

Moving Towards Our Goals
Goal: $40,000
Total Pledged/Received to Date:  $20,375.00
All that's left: $19,625.00

Goal: 100% Family Participation
Participation to Date: 22%

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.
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 .
Miniature Golf Tournament Presented by Base Construction Management
The Summit Miniature Golf Tournament
Presented by Base Construction Management

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Shotgun Start at 10:00 a.m.
160 Grand Prix,  521 Guin Road,  Nixa, MO 65714
The Summit Parent Organization is hosting the second annual Miniature Golf Tournament! Teams of four will compete in this family friendly event. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams and raffle prizes will be available throughout the event. Ticket includes one round of mini-golf, lunch, and t-shirt (which is considered Summit Spirit Wear). Tickets must be purchased by April 13th to guarantee a t-shirt.

Plan to stay after your round of golf for lunch and music provided by the Summit All-Stars.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Base Construction Management!
Sponsorships are still available for $500 or $250. Click here to download a sponsor form or email Greg Walker or Kristin Walker, SPO Mini Golf Chairs, for more information.
News & Announcements
Summit Yearbook Orders Due Wed. 4/4
Did you know that you can design a personalized page for your child in their yearbook? Are you having trouble getting logged in or navigating the app/website? If you are looking for help, we have the answer. 

The high school yearbook and journalism class is offering two more help sessions. Mrs. Maddox and the yearbook students will be available next  Monday, March 26th from 2:40 to 3:30 and  Wednesday, March 28th from 11:00 to 12:00 to assist you in figuring out how to load pictures, add captions, change the backgrounds, and more! 

The students will bring their know-how and you will want to bring a device with pictures loaded to it. If you are bringing a tablet, please take time to load the TreeRing app before you come. If you are bringing a laptop, we can help you load Adobe Flash to get rolling. 

Let us help you get started! We are happy to help.

To order a Summit Yearbook go to  www.TreeRing.com/validate  and enter our school's passcode:  1014120028714957 . Orders (& personalized pages) are due on Wednesday, April 4th.
Spring Spirit Wear Orders Due 3/30
The warmer weather is on it's way (fingers crossed), so that means we're doing another Summit Spirit Wear Order! Check out the fresh new designs and make sure you've got plenty to wear on Fridays this spring!

Orders are due on Friday, March 30th by 5:00 p.m.
Class contest for SPO Service Drive Until March 30th
Summit students are giving hope and help through a Pantry Donation Drive for the Victory Mission and Ministry. The class that donates the highest volume of pantry items (listed below) per student ( based on the point system on this flyer), will win the SPO Spring Service Drive! The winning class will be awarded the traveling trophy to display in their classroom until next year's Service Drive contest. Collections bins for pantry items are now up and ready for donations in the Summit lobby.

Items needed:
  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  • Canned soups
  • Canned meals
  • Boxed macaroni & cheese
  • Ready Rice
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Individual Packaged Cereal & Oatmeal

Volunteer Training on Tuesday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m.
We will be hosting another volunteer training session Tuesday March 27th at 3:00 p.m. with Summit Guidance Counselor Becky Breckner. Meet in the lobby to get started.
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 Math Students are Headed to State!
Eight Summit 4th-6th graders, who qualified at either October or March rounds, competed at the Regional MCTM Math Competition on Saturday, March 10th. Two students are now headed for the State Competition: Fourth grader Grayson S. placed 4th on the Sprint test, and also placed 4th overall out of all participating 4th graders. Middle Schooler Chloe S. placed 2nd on the Target test, and also placed 4th overall out of all participating 6th graders.

The team consisting of Chloe S, Darla B, Cadence G, and Leah M placed 6th overall, and while only the top four teams automatically qualify, depending on the results of all regional competitions (April 14th), their sweepstakes score could potentially still qualify them for State. Over 211 students around the region competed at the regional competition.
Summit Freshman Finishes Fifth at Speech & Debate Districts

Summit Freshman Lexi W. finished fifth out of 60 high school competitors at the Ozark NSDA District Tournament on Saturday, March 10th. Lexi made it to the final round of Districts in Original Oratory. The district tournament lasted three days.
Things to Know
Summit School Calendar 

March 2018
21-30 : SPO Spring Service Drive
23: Ravens Reach Out Day: All School Day of Service at Watershed
26: Spring Portraits Day, Free Dress Day
27: Volunteer Training, 3 p.m.
29: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room

April 2018
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
27: Culture Day at The Summit, $2 Dress Out Day
28: Summit's Mini Golf Tournament

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
21-25: Moving & Packing Week @ The Summit!
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  http://www.thesummitprep.org/family/.

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 www.shopwithscrip.com 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.

Next order will be placed on Monday, March 26 Check out today's special and also look at what else Scrip has to offer!

Celebrate National Fragrance Day and earn a 7% bonus when you order Bath & Body Works scrip today only - March 21! For 24 hours, ending at  11:59 p.m. Eastern  tonight, customers who purchase Bath & Body Works physical gift cards, ScripNow, or ReloadNow will receive a 20% contribution instead of the standard 13%. 

Let them choose! Give a Gift Card and let them pick their perfect gift. With gifts for body, hand and home, they are sure to find something they love at Bath & Body Works!  Find a store near you, and  order your Bath & Body Works scrip today!

Please note: Bonus rebates will be applied to all ShopWithScrip® family, proxy and SCRIPWAREâ„¢ orders placed during the promotion period, regardless of when they are rolled up and placed by the organization. Bulk orders placed by the organization must be rolled up into a purchase order and submitted to GLSC during the promotional period in order to receive the additional bonus rebate. The bonus rebate will not apply to special orders.

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
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. 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 smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) to log into your amazon account for the benefits to work.

70 Days Until We Move!
*as of Wed. 3/21/18*

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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