Mark your calendars for our upcoming events!
Raven Report: Nov. 29, 2018
Science & STEAM Task Force: Call for Contributors
Thank you to the many families who contributed to this year's gala special appeal aimed at enhancing science and STEAM offerings and facilities at The Summit. We are eager to take the next step in science education, and to do so, we are developing a committee to explore current needs and future development. Summit educators will play an integral role as we discuss curriculum and program offerings related to science, STEAM, makerspace, and technology. We would also like to invite parents who have a vested interest in science or expertise in a science related field to serve on this task force. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Heet at
Be Prepared for Winter Weather: School Closings & Late Starts

With winter approaching, we would like to provide you with information regarding potential school closings and/or late starts due to inclement weather. A decision to close school or delay the start of the school day will be made as early as possible, and no later than 6:30 a.m. Please note that, in accordance with current school policy, consideration may be given to starting the school day at 10:00 a.m., when feasible.

Closing or a delayed start will be communicated through TV and radio media, posted on The Summit web-site and facebook page, and communicated through email, text message, and voice message on the school phone. Teachers will provide information regarding "at home" activities through their respective class blogs. In the event of "back-to-back" or extended cancellations, teachers will update the activities information each morning by 8:45 a.m.

In the event of inclement weather that is NOT deemed serious enough to cancel school but creates a situation where it may not be possible for you to safely make it to school, perhaps due to the location of your home, use your parental good judgment. Absences or late arrivals due to difficult road conditions will be considered "excused." DRIVE SAFELY!

Rest assured that we will exercise good judgment when considering a school closing or delayed start to the school day, always keeping in mind, first and foremost, the well-being of our Summit community members.

Rob Gronniger
Raven Partners in Learning
Thank you to our 2018-2019 Raven Partners in Learning. For more information  contact  Vince Currao, Summit Development Officer .
To Do List
RSVP for Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Questions? Contact Ellen Chindlund .

The Summit is hosting its first Barnes & Noble Bookfair on Tuesday, December 4th. Join them at the store from 4:00-8:00 p.m. for story time with Summit faculty and staff and a few other surprises! Check out the Facebook event and be sure to invite your friends!
Pre-Order Hot Lunch
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.
Upcoming Events
Barnes & Noble Book Fair: Tuesday, December 4th
Need to do some holiday shopping? Or just need a few more books (or games, or toys, or DVDs, or cafe items, or whatnot) to add to your collection? 

Then, mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 4th and plan to shop at Barnes & Noble to support The Summit Preparatory School!

Be sure to invite all of your friends, family, and neighbors because a percentage of every purchase (both in store and online) using our Book Fair Code (12462966) benefit The Summit Prep. So, even if you're NOT in the Ozarks, you can still shop for The Summit online at  (12462966).

Cafe purchases are included! We'll have two special Summit drinks that night: the Dr. Heet Latte and the Mr. Mike Cocoa (so be sure to stop by the B&N Cafe and try one, or both)! 

Be sure to check your Friday Folders for a complete schedule of events on Tuesday, December 4th. There will be special story times featuring Summit faculty and staff and even a small concert by our middle school band and The Summit All-Stars.

$2 Uniform Buy Out Day: Thursday, Dec. 6th
The Summit Upper School is headed to Spain! In June of 2019, The Summit will be taking a group of students (and parents) to Espa ñ a for an 11 day travel abroad experience! 

The group is hosting an all school $2 Uniform Buy Out Day, as one of their fundraisers. This day, December 6th, was chosen in honor of Spain's Constitution Day. 

The Spanish Constitution was approved by the Spanish parliament on October 31st, 1978. The Spanish people then voted in referendum on December 6, 2018.  Click here to read the Spanish Constitution.

All students, faculty, and staff may pay $2 (cash) and dress out of uniform on Thursday, December 6th. There is no theme to the dress out. 

Questions about the Buy Out Day? Contact Amy Maas.

Questions about the travel abroad experience, and future experiences at The Summit? Contact Señora Leighninger.

Chipotle Dine Out: Tuesday, December 11th from 4-8 p.m.
Join us at Chipotle on South Campbell (across from The Summit Prep's campus) for a Dine Out night benefiting the 2019 Summer Study Abroad Trip to Spain!

Make sure you tell the cashier you're supporting our cause (or show them the flyer), and The Summit's 2019 Spanish Study Abroad group will receive 33% of the proceeds!

Everyone is invited! Tell your friends and make plans for dinner at Chipotle on Tuesday, December 11th!

Summit School Calendar 

November 2018
29 : SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

December 2018
4: Barnes and Noble Bookfair
6: $2 Dress Out Day (Benefits Spanish Study Abroad Trip)
10: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
11: Chipotle Dine-Out (Benefits Spanish Study Abroad Trip)
12: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
20: Upper School - End of 1st Semester
20: Class Winter Parties
20: EARLY RELEASE @ 11:30 a.m.
21-31: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
In the Classroom
4th Grade Visits George Washington Carver Museum

The George Washington Carver Art and Essay Contest celebrates Black History Month while encouraging students' creativity through essay writing and creating original artwork. Fourth graders will participate in this contest next February so the class traveled to George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Missouri, to learn about this amazing scientist and inventor. 

Students read about GWC before their visit but still learned new information. They listened to a recording of a poem in Dr. Carver's own voice that was read during a commencement address in 1942 at Selma University. The poem, called Equipment, was written by Edgar A. Guest. The guided tour fourth grade took along the trail included the footprint of the cabin where George was born, the 1881 home of Moses Carter, and the cemetery where many members of the Moses Carver family are buried. Inside the museum students made peanut milk in the science lab, had a scavenger hunt in the interactive exhibits, and shopped in the museum gift store.
Summit Wins Big at First Spanish Competition of the Year
Once students at The Summit enter Middle School, they have the opportunity to participate in the OHSL (Ozark Hispanic Studies League). This group hosts 3 events a year, allowing students to compete against other schools in the areas of vocabulary, poetry, singing, dancing,
and culture bowl. The Spanish teachers recently took 10 Summit students to Bolivar High School to compete in the 1st competition of the year. Summit students walked away with an impressive performance:
● Vocabulary 1: 4th place (Will S.)
● Vocabulary 2: 1st place (Calla)
● Poetry Heritage Speaker: 1st place (Isabella)
● Culture Bowl: 2nd place (McKenzie, Jacob T., Chloe, Luke S.)
● Singing: 1st place (Darla and Charlotte)

The next competition is set for Saturday, December 8th at Greenwood in Springfield, Missouri.
Things to Know
Summit Coat Drive: 11/26 - 12/14
Third through fifth graders are hosting the second quarter service project. The group has chosen to support a coat drive at The Summit. We will be collecting coats of all sizes, beginning the week after Thanksgiving. These will be cleaned and distributed to needy people in our community.

Please bring your unwanted coats, and place them in the box in the lobby between November 26th and December 14th, 2018.



Lands' End is now accepting applications! Up to seven scholarships will be awarded to eligible students in grades 6 - 12 who display exceptional leadership skills and show a passion for learning and education.
Students must be enrolled in a Lands' End Preferred School during the 2018-2019 school year. (The Summit is a Lands' End Preferred School.)
It is limited to just 3,000 applicants. So don't wait - apply now!
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

Shop with Scrip and Earn Rebates Towards Growth Fund
No SCRIP orders next week due to Thanksgiving Break. Check out what's happening with this new Scrip Holiday Gift Guide.

If you have any questions please reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Scrip Coordinator.
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.

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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