Celebrate your Raven Pride at Spirit Week next week!
Raven Report: March 5, 2020
Summit Spirit Week 2020

Next week is Summit Spirit Week! Show off your Raven pride in our special themed days! Dressing out is not required to have Summit spirit. Each day is an optional, no-cost dress out theme day. Clothing should always be school appropriate. Students may choose to wear their regular uniform as well.

Monday, March 9th: Specials Day - Celebrate Summit Specials Classes by dressing as a favorite musician, artist, or athlete... or anything that represents those specials classes!

Tuesday, March 10th: Spanish Day - We attend Spanish class everyday! Dress to attend a fiesta! Any Summit Spanish shirt, Hispanic flag colors, taco outfits, etc. Note: This is still a PE day, so be sure you can run around and move freely in your outfit. 
**TACO TUESDAY** We will host an all-school picnic on Tuesday! Parents are welcome to attend. Tinga Taco's food truck will be on campus for hot lunch! School lunches are available for $5 (pre-order or order morning of by 9:00 am, just like normal): 2 beef tacos, 2 chicken tacos, or a half order of nachos. The whole food truck menu will also be available for purchase with cash or card (for adults or upper school students).

Wednesday, March 11th: College & Career Day - At The Summit, we prepare our students for life! Dress for your future career or to support your favorite college/university!

Thursday, March 12th: Pajama Day - We love our 8:45 a.m. start time at The Summit! Dress comfy in your school appropriate pajamas. Remember that students should wear regular close-toed, close-heeled shoes for walking around the building and for PE class!

Friday, March 13th: Ravens Reach Out Day - Not only are Summit students intelligent, they're also good citizens! For the third year in a row, we are participating in our Raven Reach Out Day, when our entire school (Beginners through High School) volunteers at the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. Dress in Summit Spirit Wear, pants, and shoes appropriate for light yard work. Check your emails for more information.

Girls State Swim Meet Results

Congratulations Summit-NCA Swim Team on their 2020 State Swim Meet! Summit senior Faith G. finished 7th in the 100 Free and 8th in the 200 IM to earn All-State honors in both events. Faith's NCA teammate Maggie M. won both the 50 Free and 100 Backstroke and was named Class 1 Swimmer of the year. The 400 Free Relay (Faith G., Maggie M., Anna M., and Natalie H.) earned an honorable mention with a 12th place finish.
To Do List
Purchase Tickets to the STEM Celebration on Friday, March 27th
Questions? Contact Anne Mason or Brad Beall, STEM Summit Coordinators.

This adults-only event features a keynote presentation from Professor Patricia Reiff, Director of the Rice Space Institute at Rice University. All proceeds benefit STEM initiatives at The Summit Prep. Tickets start at $100 and sponsorships are available. This event is open to the entire Ozarks community, so please invite your friends to attend!
Register for the first annual STEM Summit for 4th-8th graders on Saturday, March 28th
Questions? Contact Anne Mason or Brad Beall, STEM Summit Coordinators.

Part Maker Faire, Part Science Symposium - An Exploration of What's Possible - A Celebration of Science, Ingenuity, Creativity, and Imagination

Attention all 4th-12th grader students in the Ozarks! You are invited to the first annual STEM Summit! Registration is now open to attend this first-of-its-kind event in the Springfield area!
Volunteers Needed for STEM Summit
Questions? Contact Anne Mason or Brad Beall, STEM Summit Coordinators.

Interested in volunteering on Saturday, March 28th at the first annual STEM Summit? We need your help! We'll need around 40 volunteers to help set-up, tear-down, check-in, and direct foot traffic on this day. Use the link to the right to volunteer.
Spend Your Summer at The Summit

Camp Raven is the summer program at The Summit for incoming Beginner through 5th grade students. These camps provide a fun and stimulating way for your child to continue learning over the summer break. Each camp is themed to a different topic and encompasses several subject areas, from science and art to music and history. Campers will have fun while learning and making new friends!
Donate to The Raven Fund
Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.

As you know, the 2020 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund is off and running! If you have questions, feel free to contact Vince Currao at The Summit, or consult with your financial advisor.
Lunch: Pre Order Hot Lunches
Questions? Contact Whitney Wiese, Administrative Assistant.

Lunch orders need to be placed the Thursday of the week before to receive the $4 pre-order price. 

All lunch menus and pre-order forms are available at www.thesummitprep.org/lunch.

Yearbooks 2019-2020
Deadline to order: March 27, 2020
Questions: Contact 
Amy Maas or Mrs. Smith.

It's time to order 2019-2020 Yearbooks! This year the yearbooks will be organized by Summit High Schoolers in the Photojournalism Elective. Yearbooks will be on campus for our Yearbook Signing Raven Rally on Friday, May 8th. 

Sign Up to Volunteer!
Questions? Contact Jamie Altrup, SPO VP of Communications.

The Summit is an amazing community, and we have an abundance of opportunities for you to become involved. We have numerous events throughout the year, and in order to make these events happen, we need your help! 
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund

2019-2020 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund

Goal: $30,000
Total Raised: $3,232

Family participation goal: 100%
Current Status: 14%

Contact Vince Currao for more information and questions.
STEM Connection

STEM Summit 2020
Saturday, March 28th
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Part Maker Faire, Part Science Symposium - An Exploration of What's Possible - A Celebration of Science, Ingenuity, Creativity, and Imagination

Attention all 4th-12th grader students in the Ozarks! You are invited to the first annual STEM Summit! Registration is now open to attend this first-of-its-kind event in the Springfield area!

The day includes:
  • STEM street faire featuring dozens of local STEM and Science organizations, hands-on demos, and activities for students
  • Keynote presentation by Dr. Patricia Reiff, founding Director of the Rice Space Institute at Rice University
  • Mini-workshops led by local science professionals, students will have the opportunity to choose two workshops from over 20 different presentations
Cost: $15 per student ($5 per adult*)
*Students must be accompanied by an adult
Includes admission to the street faire with dozens of STEM exhibitors, keynote presentation by Dr. Reiff, and two-40 minute, student-centered workshops

Visit the website for more details, and be sure to share the event on Facebook!

You are invited to the First Annual STEM Summit 2020

"Reaching for the Stratosphere" Keynote Presentation & Dinner

Friday, March 27, 2020
Highland Springfield Country Club

6:00 PM | VIP Reception 
6:30 PM | All Guest Cocktail Reception 
7:00 PM | Dinner 
7:30 PM | Keynote Presentation by Dr. Patricia Rieff

Dr. Reiff is a Professor at Rice University in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and was the founding Director of the Rice Space Institute at the University. Prof. Reiff has been involved in space plasma physics research for over 48 years and works with NASA to help train their astronauts.

Additional Special Guest: Commander Trish Beckman, a Navy Officer, Flight Navigator, Aircraft Dispatcher, and Aeronautical Engineer was the first woman ever to qualify as a crewmember in the F-15E and the first American woman to qualify as a crewmember in the F/A-18D. She is now a Boeing test pilot.

The VIP reception will provide an opportunity to mingle with guests of honor, Dr. Patricia Reiff and Commander Trish Beckman, and includes complimentary beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres. There are also a limited number of premiere tickets for seating at either Dr. Reiff or Cdr. Beckman's table during dinner.

General Admission Tickets: $100 per person
VIP Reception: Additional $50 per person
Premiere Tickets (only 12 left!): $200 per person (includes VIP Reception)

Table sponsorships (10 seats) are also available for $1,400. This includes admittance to the VIP Reception for everyone at the table as well as special recognition.

Visit the website for more information, and be sure to share with your friends on Facebook!

Proceeds raised from the event will benefit STEM initiatives and Innovation Lab space at The Summit
Upcoming Events
Summit School Calendar 

March 2020
6: NO SCHOOL - Student Led Conferences
9-13: Summit Spirit Week
12: SPO Meeting, 9:00 am
13: Ravens Reach Out Day
16-20: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
23: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
23: Board Meeting, 5:30 pm
27-28: STEM Summit at The Summit Prep

April 2020
6: Spring Picture Day & Free Dress Day
9: "Unofficial Summit Day" at Urban Air
10: NO SCHOOL - Home Stretch Holiday
17: Family Fiesta, 8-8:45 am
20: Board Meeting, 5:30 pm
20-24: Teacher Appreciation Week
23: SPO Meeting, 9 am
25: Singo Family Event, 5-9 pm
27: $2 Uniform Buy Out Day, Ravens Day
27-5/1: Spring Scholastic Book Fair
28: Grandparents Day at The Summit, EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 am
28: Spring Concert at the Gillioz, 6:30 pm
29: Late Start at 9:30 am

To view the 2020-2021 Summit School Calendar  use this link , or check out the  website .
Save the Date: Singo with SPO - Saturday 4/25

Be sure to mark your calendars now, and plan to be at The Summit's first Singo & Chili Supper Fundraiser, sponsored by SPO! Singo is the best combination of Bingo and Name That Tune, and a great event for all ages. Will you be crowned a SINGO winner?

Saturday, April 25th
Barn House Event Center
5484 W. Sunshine St.
Springfield, MO 65807
Doors Open at 5 p.m., Singo Begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person. Invite your friends to attend this fun event! Prizes will be awarded to winners each round.  More information coming soon.

Questions? Contact Ellen Chindlund, SPO Treasurer and SINGO Chair.
Around Campus
Job Opening: After School Fun Zone Leader

Do you know someone who would be a great after school Fun Zone leader at The Summit? If so, have them send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Heet! Click here for more information about this employment opportunity at The Summit.

(Don't worry, Ms. Haskins isn't leaving! She's still the Beginners Teacher Assistant!)
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 .

Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer. 
Support The Summit

Need Gift Cards to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day?

Employee Appreciation Day is Friday, March 6th. If you are an employer with amazing employees, considering giving gift cards this year! They get a great "thank you" and you get Scrip credit! Win-win!!

Check out  www.shopwithscrip.com for your shopping needs!

As always feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Dad and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
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, The Summit Prep. You must go through smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) to log into your Amazon account for the benefits to work.

Questions? Contact  Kristin Walker, Finance & Operations Officer.
New: Box Tops App! No more clipping!    
Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. Click here to learn more about the app.

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! 

Questions? Contact  Ellen Chindlund, SPO Treasurer. 

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