Six months until we move into our new building!
Raven Report: Nov. 29, 2017
Mark Your Calendars: The Summit Prep Packing and Moving Week is May 21-25, 2018

The countdown is on! On Friday we will have 180 days left until we're officially moved out of our current building (Chesterfield Village) and in our new building (Walnut Lawn). That's roughly six months!

As we look ahead, we'd like to share our packing/moving week dates with our community. We will be packing/moving smaller items the week of May 21-25. We'll be sending out more specific information and volunteer sign ups as we get closer to the end of the school year. But if you haven't made plans and would like to help out, we'd appreciate any assistance that week in the packing and moving process. We have hired a professional moving company to move the larger items, but they are not responsible for boxing up all our supplies. 

Thank you all for your help! We're thankful you are part of our Summit Community! 
News & Announcements
SPO Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 30 at 9:00 a.m.
Reminder, tomorrow 11/30 is the monthly SPO (Summit Parent Organization) Meeting. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Suite at The Summit Prep. All meetings are open to the entire parent community to attend. Each class also has a representative who attends meetings and sends minutes out to their parent group.

Intramural Basketball for Pre-K through 6th grade
New Covenant Academy is offering Intramural basketball for all pre-k through 6th grade students at both The Summit and NCA. Deadline for sign up for this intramural sport is Tuesday,  December 19 and the start date is Monday,  January 8! Click here to view NCA's flyer for more information.

Scholastic Book Fair Report: Another Success
The Summit's Fall Book Fair sold over $4,000 worth of books! We're happy to share that The Summit teachers received every single book from their wishlists (Thank you for shopping teacher wish lists!). Additionally, we had over 220 visits to our online book fair's homepage which impressed our representative at Scholastic. Thank you to everyone who shopped The Summit's Fall Book Fair. 

The Spring Book Fair will be April 30th-May 4th.

In case anyone was wondering, there were 537 beans in the "Guess How Many" jar.  The winners, closest to the correct number, were:
Pre-K - Julius
K - Solace
1st - Easton
2nd - Ben
3rd - Ayden
4th - Will
5th - Quinton
6th - Reid
Professor Powers Science Symposium: Star Wars Science Class on Saturday, December 9th

Join Summit Science Teacher, Professor Powers, on Saturday, December 9th for Star Wars Science!! 

Use the force to levitate orbs, compete in a Star Wars ship race, learn about Star Wars-centric sound effects, and how to create your own!

Two classes dependent on age: ages 5-11 at 1 p.m. and ages 10-15 at 2:15 p.m. Cost is only $15 per child and all classes are held at The Summit Prep. Classes are open to both Summit and non-Summit students, so be sure you invite your friends. Space is limited, sign up now!

If you have any questions regarding the classes, camps, Professor Powers, or registration, please contact Kara at or (417) 848-2062.
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.
Summit Shout Outs
Summit Representatives for American Revolution Poster Contest

Three Summit students have advanced to the regional Sons of The American Revolution Americanism Poster Contest. Fourth graders Sydney W. and Cadence G. along with fifth grader Judy S. secured their advancement from a pool of third, fourth, and fifth grade contestants. Their posters, pictured above, representing a "Revolutionary War Event."
Freshman Lexi Wins Big at Varsity Speech Tournament

At the prompting of her coach, Summit freshman Lexi Weatherman entered the varsity original oratory category at the Gloria Deo Academy Tournament held on the MSU campus. She placed FIRST overall out of nearly forty entries from over 30 area schools, including Central High School and Kickapoo High School.
Summit Chess Club: Fall 2017 Awards

This week, The Summit Chess Club held their Fall 2017 Awards Ceremony and students were presented with medals based on their tournament achievements. Fourth grader Leah M. was named The Summit Chess Club Champion for Fall 2017 and her name was added to the plaque that is on display in The Summit's lobby.

Don't forget that all Summit students are invited to join in the free Summit Chess Club. Chess Club meets Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at The Summit Prep. Use this link to sign up.
Things to Know
Summit School Calendar 

November 2017
30 : SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Office Suite

December 2017
13: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
20: $2 Dress Out Day
20: Class Winter Parties, 10:30 a.m. (US: End of 1st Semester)
20: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m.
21-31: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 2018
1-2: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
2: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
3: Students Return to Class
10: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
15: NO SCHOOL -  Martin Luther King Jr Day
18: State of the School Meeting, 6 p.m.
19: Daddy Daughter Dance, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
19: Upper School Mixer, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
25: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Community Room
29-Feb 2: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
31: $2 Dress Out Day: 100th Day of School* *tentative: based on snow days
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

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

SCRIP gift cards are a great way to help yourself prepare for the upcoming holidays! So get your holiday cards now! Check out and see what special rebates they have and earn money towards your growth fund!

The FINAL Summit Scrip order of 2017 will be place on Monday morning, December 4th - So get your cards for the holidays NOW. Please have your payments at the front desk. Orders will be ready for pick-up later that same week. (Orders will start back up again in January 2018 after winter break.)

As always if you have any questions feel free to reach out to Phil Isley or Ann Howard, Summit Scrip Coordinators.

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 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.

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