Scholastic Book Fair starts next week!
Raven Report: Nov. 6th, 2019
Break Down of Next Week: November 11-14
There is a lot happening at The Summit next week! Please note the following events on your calendars:

Monday 11/11
  • Scholastic Book Fair: 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Study Abroad: Peru 2021 Informational Meeting at 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday 11/12
  • Scholastic Book Fair: 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11/13
  • Dr. Heet's birthday!
  • Scholastic Book Fair: 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Summit Senior Faith Guyer's College Signing Ceremony (more details TBA)
Thursday 11/14
  • Scholastic Book Fair8:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • $2 Uniform Buyout Day: "Our Arctic Friends" theme
Friday 11/15
  • No School! Parent-Teacher Conference Day (check your email to sign up)
  • Scholastic Book Fair: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Athletic Spirit Wear orders due (online ordering only)
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

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 Monday, November 11th at 5:15 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

Kindergarten students have performed several science investigations in the classroom over the last week! They began by exploring science tools including magnifying glasses, measuring cups and spoons, thermometers, flashlights, magnets, and pipettes/eye droppers. 

Using their learning journals, students recorded their findings to the following questions:
  • How many drops of water will fit on a coin?
  • How many scoops of rice will fit in a cup?
  • Will a chosen object sink or float?
  • What colors can I create by mixing two colors?

With each of these experiments, students have practiced forming a prediction, following directions to complete the needed steps, maintaining personal safety while taking care of the materials used, recording the found data, and revisiting their prediction to see if they were correct. 

Upcoming Events
Scholastic Fall Book Fair Next Week 11/11-11/15

Next week is the Scholastic Book Fair at The Summit! This year's theme is "Our Arctic Friends."

Hours for the book fair will be Monday through Thursday from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m. 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
Fall Concert at The Gillioz Theatre on 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
Summit Student Qualifies for State Championship

The Summit is proud to announce that Alexis Workman, Summit senior and superstar student athlete, will be competing at the MSHSAA Cross Country State Championship this weekend!

Alexis has proudly represented The Summit Ravens in Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, and Track and Field during her high school career. Last weekend, she finished in first place at the District Championship meet! 

Let's all congratulate Alexis and wish her good luck as she travels on to the State Championship meet this weekend!

Way to go, Alexis!!

Study Abroad 2021: Peru - Informational Meeting 11/11

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
8 : LS - End of 1st Trimester
11: Study Abroad 2021 Info Meeting, 5:15 p.m.
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
Teacher Feature: Mrs. Bradley
Mrs. Bradley with her daughter, Lottie.   

Get to know The Summit faculty with our Teacher Feature in the Raven Report!

What is your name? 
Marissa Bradley 

What do you teach at The Summit? 

How long have you been teaching at The Summit?
This is my 5th year!

How long have you been working in education? 
Also my 5th year!

Where did you go to college and what was your major: 
Missouri State University (Honors College), Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology

When you were in school, what was your favorite subject? 
In elementary school, I loved any activity that involved using tempera paint. I still get a special feeling when I smell the aroma! In high school, I loved science courses because they were the most challenging and interesting to me.

Now that you're a teacher, what is your favorite subject to teach? 
I really enjoy working with small groups during Literacy Centers. Supporting and teaching students as they learn how to read is so exciting. We get to celebrate growth every day.

What is your favorite Summit event and why?
Trimester celebrations are special to me because the students get to demonstrate their learning and invite their most favorite people in the world to join them in the classroom.

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? 
I would take my class on a field trip to try many different modes of transportation to support our learning during that unit. Hot air balloon? Sure! Yacht? Ok! Submarine? Let's do it!

In an idyllic world, what is your favorite lunch?
Hmm, anything my mom makes - surrounded by friends and family!

If you could be friends with any superhero, who would it be and why?
Batman. He seems like a really smart fellow.

What is one of your favorite books you have read?
Brene Brown's Daring Greatly. I think I underlined the whole thing.

What is your favorite thing about teaching at The Summit? 
Staying connected with students and families even after they've "graduated" from Kindergarten. We have the special privilege here of watching students grow up. 
Around Campus
Reminder: Lunch Orders Must Be Received by 9:00 a.m. 

Remember that lunch orders must be received by 9:00 a.m. on the day your child needs lunch. This includes any changes to a lunch order, such as cancelling a pre-ordered lunch. Infused Catering depends on accurate numbers in a timely manner each day in order to make the correct amount of food so that all students receive a lunch and also so no lunch goes to waste. 

Questions? Contact Whitney Wiese
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.
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.
New Summit Board Member: Charlie Rosenbury

Please help us extend a warm welcome to The Summit's newest Board Member, Charlie Rosenbury!

Charlie Rosenbury is the founder of Self Interactive - an interactive development studio in Springfield at the efactory. He develops custom business software in the form of virtual and augmented reality experiences, web sites, applications, and mobile apps. He graduated from Missouri State University, Springfield in 2010 with a B.S. degree in Electronic Arts and a minor in Computer Science. With a passion for youth development, culture, and community, Charlie has served in various capacities with many organizations: Springfield Creatives, the American Youth Foundation, Springfield Devs, and Downtown Springfield CID. He was recognized in 2018 as one of Biz417's 10 for the Next 10.

To view a list of all Summit Board Members, please click here.
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.
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, The Summit Prep. You must go through (not to log into your Amazon account for the benefits to work.

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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