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Raven Report: May 8, 2019
Summit Field Day: Raven Games 2019
The 2018-2019 school year will once again conclude with The Summit's annual Raven Games (aka Field Day). This year we will use the festivities to celebrate and bid farewell to Mr. Gronniger who will begin his next adventure as Head of School at Kansas City Academy.

An email will be sent to The Summit community with details regarding this year's Field Day. But here are some quick notes to get you ready:
  • Where: The Summit Prep's Backyard (if it's raining, we'll still have Field Day and just move our activities inside).
  • When: 8:45-11:30 a.m. (Note, there is NO before or after school Fun Zone). Students may be dropped off between 8:30-8:45 a.m. and picked up by 11:30 a.m. If this is an issue, please contact Amy Maas immediately.
  • What: All Summit students will be divided into seven different, multi-age group, teams from Beginners through High Schoolers. Each team will have designated Summit Employee team leaders. Teams will compete in activities reminiscent of Mr. G and his time at The Summit!
  • Attire: Summit Spirit wear and any shorts/pants (jeans, khaki, athletic). Tennis/running shoes required - we will be moving a lot.
  • Spectators: Parents, grandparents, etc. are encouraged to attend, especially our early learner and younger elementary student parents.
  • Things to bring: Labeled water bottle and a snack (disposable, easy to transport, and non-refrigerated).
  • Picnic Lunch: SPO Class Reps are organizing lunches for after Field Day. Please check your class email for more information.
  • Ice Cream Truck: We will have a visit from the ice cream truck around 11:45 a.m. on Field Day. Treats will cost between $1-4. Students should have cash if they would like to purchase a frozen treat.
Mrs. Anderson's Retirement Party
Please join us for a Backyard Bash Celebrating Mrs. Anderson's 41 years of teaching. Summit students and their families are invited to join us in the backyard on Thursday, May 9th from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  We'll celebrate with music, a special treat, and well wishes for Mrs. Anderson. The party continues for the adults from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Highland Springs.  Please click on the evite for additional details.
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
We are super excited to report that we reached our fundraising goal for the 2019 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund!! Thanks to so many generous members of our community, we have raised over $30,000 for this important campaign. Thank you so much!! 

But . . . We are not done yet! We still need to boost our community participation numbers. If you have not made a contribution to the Annual Campaign, it's not too late!!

Please click on the link below and pledge as little as $10 in your family's name to help us reach this important participation goal.

If you are not sure if your family has already donated, feel free to email me at, or call me at the school.

Thank you all for everything you do to make The Summit so amazing!

- Vince Currao, Development Officer
To Do List
Camp Raven 2019
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

Spend your summer at The Summit with Camp Raven. Camps are only $115 per weekly session and include a Camp Raven t-shirt. Camp space is limited, so sign up today!
Pre-Order Hot Lunch: Last Week of School
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. 

All lunch menus and pre-order forms for the rest of the school year are now available on The Summit website at
Camp Raven: Summer at The Summit
June 3-7 Afternoons, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Chess Camp
Beginners - Kindergartners  2019-2020

We will learn the tactics, opening principles, checkmates, and history of the royal game. On the last day we will have a blitz tournament to apply what we've learned.
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
End of School Activities
Several events are happening the last few weeks of school. Here is a breakdown of those events. Please contact Amy Maas if you have any questions.

Spring Scholastic Book Fair: now through Friday, May 10th
Wednesday: 3-4 p.m.
Thursday:  8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m.
Friday:  8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m.

Mrs. Anderson's Retirement Party: Thursday, May 9th
- Celebration with students from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Summit Backyard
- Adults are invited to a come and go cocktail hour at Highland Springs from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Cash bar and light snacks will be provided. Click here to RSVP on the evite.

All School Culture Day: Friday, May 10th
Organized by upper school students, the lower school students will simulate travel around different regions of Spain while taking part in various cultural experiences like authentic food samples (tapas), dance lessons, Picasso and Salvador Dali themed art activities, etc. Students are encouraged to wear their Spanish Spirit Week shirts, however, any Summit spirit wear is acceptable (as per normal Friday attire).

Raven Rally - Athletics Edition: Friday, May 10th at 3:00 p.m.
The entire Summit community is invited to join us at our final Raven Rally of the school year. On Friday afternoon we will celebrate our student athletes. Be there to help us cheer them on in our backyard!

Last Day of Classes: Wednesday, May 15th
This is our last full day of school for the 2018-2019 school year! Look for more information from your classroom teacher. We will also host our yearbook signing party outside starting at 3:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to join us in the backyard for the festivities.

Field Day & Mr. G's Farewell CelebrationThursday, May 16th
The Summit's annual all school Field Day begins at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. We'll be in The Summit backyard (we'll communicate rain day plans if needed). Parents are encouraged to attend this fun-filled day and cheer on our Summit teams as they compete in the Raven Games! This year, all activities will have a "Mr. G" twist as we celebrate Mr. G and wish him well on his next adventure in Kansas City! The ice cream truck will be on campus after field day. Please bring/send cash if you'd like to enjoy a cold treat. Each class will communicate post-field day lunch activities via their class rep.
Summit School Calendar 

May 2019
9: Mrs. Anderson's Retirement Party for Students, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at The Summit
9: Mrs. Anderson's Retirement Party for Adults, 4-6 p.m. at Highland Springs
10 : Culture Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
10: Raven Rally, 3:00 p.m.
13 : Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
15 : Yearbook Signing Party
16: Field Day/Last Day of School & Mr. G's Farewell Celebration  (End of LS: 3rd Trimester & US: 2nd Semester)
16: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m.

June 2019
3-7: First week of Camp Raven, Summer Camp at The Summit
In the Classroom
Upper School: Model United Nations

In Model United Nations, the final focus has been upon improving the local community. As such, students were given a creative prompt to design their own non-profit organization. Students could choose to work in a group or on their own, and their ideas have ranged from an animal shelter to a safe place for homeless LGBTQ+ teens. This final project was designed by Mrs. Maddox, who also arranged for a guest speaker to come in and share with students. Mrs. Shannon Porter, the CEO of Empower: Abilities (formerly known as Southwest Council for Independent Living) came in to share with students about her time spent working with and leading a non-profit organization in Springfield. Mrs. Porter was also able to bring in some of the exciting technology Empower: Abilities helps to distribute within the community.
4th Grade Field Trip to Crystal Bridges

Summit fourth graders took their final field trip of 2018-2019 last week. The class took The Summit shuttle to Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas. They enjoyed amazing art and even had an ice cream treat on the Bentonville square.
Things to Know

Summit Tennis Team Finishes with a Winning Season
The Summit/NCA Tennis Season came to an end yesterday. The team put up a tough fight against undefeated Forsyth, losing 4-5. The night came down to the final match, that went into an extra game in the third set to determine the winner. Summit/NCA ends the season with a winning 9-5 record.
The team competes in Individual Districts on Saturday, May 11th at Springfield Catholic High School. 

Summit Girl Scouts Blanket Making Party
The Summit Girl Scout Blanket Making Party was a big success! The scouts and guests (including parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, siblings) worked like crazy, while having an awesome time. They made 48 fleece blankets, in less than two hours, to give to children served by Springfield's Child Advocacy Center.

Questions about Girl Scouts? Contact  Shelley Beall.
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

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The next order for physical cards will not be placed until August 2019 for the new school year. The electronic cards can be ordered throughout the summer on the app. We have a variety of physical cards in the binder at school if you need one or two during the break. As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact  Phil Isley, Summit Scrip Coordinator.
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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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