Don't Forget Late Start Next Week on Wednesday, 11/20!
Raven Report: Nov. 13, 2019

No School Friday: Parent Teacher Conferences
Remember, there is no school this Friday, November 15th because of parent/teacher conferences. Check with your classroom teacher on scheduling.

The Scholastic Bookfair will be open all day on Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). Be sure to stop by and check out the teacher wish lists!
Buyout Day Thursday, 11/14: "Arctic Friends" Themed

 In honor of the Scholastic Bookfair, Thursday, November 14th is a $2 Uniform Buyout day! The theme for buyout is "Arctic Friends" the same theme as the bookfair!

All proceeds of this uniform buyout will go towards student competitions at The Summit (ie: Lego Robotics, Math Competitions, Destination Imagination, etc).

Open Houses at The Summit: Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

The Summit is hosting open houses for curious parents who want to learn more about Springfield's Premiere Independent School. Open houses will be on Tuesdays (11/19, 12/3, 12/10, and 12/17) at 10:00 a.m. 

Invite your friends who are interested in finding the best educational opportunities for their children! Check our the Facebook event for more information.

Questions? Contact Amy Maas.
To Do List
Lunch: Pre-Order Hot Lunch
Questions? Contact Whitney Wiese.

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

Order Cheesecake & Coffee from Barnes & Noble
Questions? Contact Ellen Chindlund.

As part of The Summit's Barnes & Noble Bookfair, we are selling Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes & Starbucks ground coffee at discounted prices! Order forms are due on Wednesday, December 11th. Use the form on the right to preorder your favorites, ready in time for the holidays!

Cheesecakes and coffee will be ready for pick-up the week of December 16th (the last week of school before Winter Break).
Summit Spirit Wear: Athletics Edition
Questions? Contact Kele Guyer.

Use the link on the right to order your 2019-2020 Summit Spirit Wear: Athletics Edition! There are long sleeves, hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and more! 

Orders are due by Friday, November 15th and will be ready for pick up November 22nd, the Friday before Thanksgiving Break.
RSVP to the Spanish Study Abroad Meeting
Questions? Contact Señora Leighninger.

The Summit is headed to Peru in June of 2021. Do you want to know about about the next study abroad trip? Join the informational meeting on Thursday, November 21st at 5:00 p.m. Use the link on the right to RSVP.
Sign Up to Volunteer!

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! 
STEM Connection

4th graders are hard at work transforming their classroom into a walk-through aquarium adventure! This trimester, students have been learning all about oceanography and even had the chance to learn about marine life and scuba diving basics first-hand at Diventures training center. 

In the classroom, students are researching all different aspects of the ocean, from stingrays to tide pools, in order to craft the elements for their aquarium from your generous donations of recyclable materials.

Please drop by the 4th grade classroom during their Trimester Celebration on Thursday, November 14th from 2:45-3:30 p.m. for the final reveal! Our student tour guides ask that all aquarium tourists please bring a cell phone or mobile device with them to access all the cool ocean facts available via QR codes. No download necessary!

Upcoming Events
Fall Concert at The Gillioz Theatre on Tuesday, 11/19

It's almost here! Kindergarten through high school students have been working very hard all year with Mr. Keech on the Fall Concert! The concert will be held on Tuesday, November 19th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springfield. 

Just a few reminders to help us make the concert run smoothly for parents and performers:
  • Please arrive early in order to check in your student and find your seat (general admission) before the program begins.
  • When dropping off your student with their class inside the theater, please check in with your student's teacher before finding your seat.
  • Thank you for supporting all of our Summit students during the performance by remaining seated until the conclusion of the program!
Questions? Contact Mr. Keech
Barnes & Noble In-Store Bookfair: Saturday 12/7

Mark your calendars and plan to stop by Barnes and Noble on Saturday, December 7th for The Summit's In-Store Bookfair! We'll have events all day long (a complete schedule will be shared prior to the bookfair), special drinks in the cafe, and a chance to support The Summit classrooms with wish list items! A portion of all bookfair sales will go to The Summit!

We also have pre-orders for Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes and Starbucks ground coffee! Down the order form here. Orders are due December 11th and will be ready for pick up the week of December 16th. 

Whole Cheesecake Factory cheesecake flavors include:
  • Hershey's cheesecake
  • Pumpkin cheesecake
  • Oreo cheesecake
  • Original plain cheesecake
  • White chocolate cheesecake
  • Blueberries and cream cheesecake (Not listed on order form. Write it in!)
More information coming soon, but save the date!

Questions? Contact Ellen Chindlund

Study Abroad 2021: Peru - Informational Meeting 11/21

**New Informational Meeting on Thursday, November 21st at 5:00 p.m., adjusted due to weather**

Guess what?! We're going to Peru!

As you may know, we have started offering international experiential learning opportunities for our students. The first trip just returned from Spain this past summer, and now it is time to announce the next adventure. In the summer of 2021, we are heading to Peru!

Our goals are to learn more about the local culture, history, geography and language, as well as develop our students into global scholars. Please RSVP for our informational meeting.

Here's what we'll cover during the meeting:
● Where and when we're going
● What we'll see and do
● Travel logistics
● How your child can earn academic credit
● Flexible payment options that keep the tour affordable

At the meeting, Señora Leighninger and Amy Maas will share details about how to sign up (space is limited!) and answer any questions you might have. We can't wait to see you there!

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Leighninger or Amy Maas.
Summit School Calendar 

November 2019
11-15 : Fall Scholastic Book Fair
14: $2 Uniform Buyout Day
15: NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences
18: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
19: Fall Concert at the Gillioz, 6:30 p.m.
20: Late Start at 9:30 a.m.
21: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
25-29: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

December 2019
7: Barnes & Noble In-Store Bookfair
11: Late Start at 9:30 a.m.
12: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
16: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
19: US - End of 1st Semester
19: Class Winter Parties at 10:30 a.m. & EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m. (no after school Fun Zone)
19: $2 Uniform Buyout Day
20-31: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Around Campus
Summit Spirit Wear: Athletic Edition

As the seasons change, it's time for new Summit spirit wear! Use this link to order your 2019-2020 Summit Spirit Wear: Athletic edition! Anyone and everyone can purchase these spirit wear items! The design includes images of all Summit MSHSAA sports that our Upper School students currently participate in during the school year. What a great way to show off your Raven Pride!

T here are long sleeves, short sleeves, and several sweatshirt options. All orders need to be made online and are due by Friday, November 15th. Spirit wear will be ready for pick up November 22nd, the Friday before Thanksgiving Break.

All proceeds from this spirit wear sale will go towards supporting The Summit Ravens, our student athletes at The Summit.

Questions? Contact Kele Guyer, SPO President.
Summit Student Signs with Midland University 

The Summit is proud to announce that our very own Faith Guyer, Summit senior, has signed with Midland University's athletics department to compete in swimming when she begins college in Fall 2020!

A signing ceremony was held at The Summit's campus on Wednesday, November 13th. There was a great turnout to celebrate Faith as she was surrounded by her parents, grandparents, many Summit students and community members, representatives from Midland University, and her coaches!

Let's all congratulate Faith and wish her good luck on this exciting and important next step in her journey! 

Scholastic Fall Book Fair This Week 11/11-11/15

The Scholastic Book Fair is open! This year's very apt theme is "Our Arctic Friends."

Due to our unexpected snow day on Tuesday, the book fair will now be open ALL DAY (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Wednesday and Thursday! The book fair will also be open during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Friday, November 15th from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Be sure to stop by the book fair to see the selection, purchase items off your student's wish list, and purchase items off your classroom wish lists!

Questions? Contact Liliana Swinney or Venicea Wroten
Shoebox for Soldiers: Collections through 11/15

The Summit fourth graders are excited to be participating in a program called Shoeboxes for Soldiers, where they will be decorating and filling shoeboxes with care items and cards to send to soldiers. If families are interested in collecting supplies, please use this list of suggested items. All donations will be collected from now through November 15th. Fourth graders will be filling the boxes during their Gratitude Celebration on November 22nd.

Questions? Contact Ms. Thompson, 4th Grade Teacher.
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 Towards Summit Growth Fund

There is a lot happening this holiday season, check it out!

Low denomination ($5-$10) Scrip cards available until December 23rd, great for stocking stuffers!
Another ThankScriping Day is coming up on November 21st, earn the biggest rebates of the season on dozens of eGift cards and reloads for this one day only.

Holiday bonuses: November 30th-December 13th, two weeks of bonuses on top brands.

Two Days of Gifting: December 5th-6th, stock up on PHYSICAL gift cards to use as gifts during these two days of bonuses on PHYSICAL cards only.

Last order before Thanksgiving Break is November 18th. Check out for more information on all these earning opportunities!

As always feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Dad and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
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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! 

Purchase Mabel's Labels Sale 
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