Fall Break starts Thursday! See everyone back on Tuesday 10/24/17.
Raven Report: Oct. 17, 2017
After School Enrichment Clubs Begin Next Week
The second session of After School Clubs start after we return from Fall Break. Clubs last for 6 weeks, and meet once a week on their designated day from 3:30-4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Clubs are $75 per student and are open to both Summit students and non-Summit friends! *Please note, age registrations may apply for each club.
Mondays: Art Club
Instructor: Mrs. Murphy
Grades K-5th

Tuesdays: Sewing Club
Instructor: Mrs. Maddox
Grades: 3rd & up

Wednesdays: Acting/Musical Theater Club
Instructor: Mrs. Murphy
Grades: 4th-6th

Thursdays: Table Tennis Club (aka Ping Pong)
Instructor: Mr. G
Grades: 3rd-8th
*limited to 12 students

Thursdays: Spanish Club
Instructor: Senora Raven
Grades: PK-2nd
*limited to 10  students
Summit Shout Outs
Upper School Spanish Competition
The Ozarks Hispanic League hosted the first of three Spanish competitions last Saturday at Rogersville High School. Eight to ten area schools attended this event where students competed against one another in the areas of dance, singing, vocabulary, poetry, and culture bowl. The Summit has tripled its numbers this year with 15 students participating. They will be represented in the areas of singing, vocabulary, poetry, and culture bowl. Students have been working hard during lunch and before and after school to prepare for this event.
  • Team, Overall - 3rd Place
  • 1st Place, Poetry: Ava
  • 1st Place, Musical Performance: Charlotte & Darla
  • 2nd Place, Culture Bowl: McKenzie, Reid, Chloe, & Anna
  • 2nd Place, Vocab: Calla
  • 5th Place, Vocab: Levi S.
Math Competition: 4th-6th Grades
6th grader Chloe S. (pictured above) placed in all four categories at the MCTM Qualifying competition.
Twenty-four Summit students, consisting of 4th through 8th graders, chose to spend Saturday, October 7th, participating in a math contest held on the campus of SBU in Bolivar, Missouri. Close to 500 competitors from over 30 local schools participated at this event. The contest was a qualifier for the regional MCTM (Missouri Council of Mathematics) contest that will be held in the spring of 2018. Students competed through exams made up of four tests: Number Sense, Target, Sprint, and Team. Those placing in each category, 3 total Summit students, have qualified for the regional competition. Students are hoping to attend another qualifying contest in February at Republic. A special shout out to our Summit teachers for taking the extra time to work with and prepare our students for these competitions: Mrs. Anderson, Ms. Gentry, and Ms. Strickland. Results are included below:
  • 8th place, Number Sense: Cadence G. 4th grade
  • 5th place, Number Sense: Chloe S. 6th grader (80 computational math problems in 10 minutes)
  • 8th place, Sprint: Chloe S. & Darla B. 6th graders tied for 8th (40 multiple choice questions)
  • 6th place, Target: Chloe S. 6th grade (4 rounds of 2 critical thinking and problem solving questions)
  • 1st place, the 6th grade team
Newly appointed Upper School Student Body President senior Alan R. (on the right) and Vice President sophomore Evan M. pose with a portrait of George Washington.
Upper School: The Start of Student 

The Summit Upper School has formed a Student Council. They will define their own government and constitution, with guidelines from National Student Council. The group is sponsored by Mrs. Smith, Summit Upper School History Teacher. Please join us in congratulating the following students:

President: Alan R., senior
Vice President: Evan M., sophomore
High School Reps: Alexis W., freshman, Lexi W., freshman, & McKenzie B., sophomore
8th Grade Reps: Jada J. & Dani M.
7th Grade Reps: Luke S. & Gracie K.
6th Grade Reps: Reid B. & Chloe S.
News & Announcements
SAVE: Upper School Volunteer Event Sat., Nov. 4th
All Upper School students (6th-12th grades) are invited to attend the S.A.V.E. Event (Student Advocate Volunteer Event) on Saturday, November 4th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Summit Prep.

Cooperating with Community Partnership of the Ozarks, The Summit is hosting our second Volunteer Fair for all middle and high school students in the Springfield and surrounding areas. At this event, students (along with parents) may learn about volunteer opportunities and/or possible internship sites from various not-for-profit agencies in the Springfield area.

The Summit's high school service learning class has been very involved in planning the fair, and we would love to see as many smiling Summit faces that day as possible.

This is a come and go event, you do not have to stay the entire time.  Please help us spread the word to friends outside of The Summit and invite them . Questions? Contact Anne Mason or Mrs. Smith .
Art to Remember Order Forms Due Wed. Oct 18th
Art students' annual fundraising activity is called Art to Remember. The students created original artwork that was sent to the company last month, and now their images can be printed on a variety of objects. Parents have the opportunity to purchase their children's artwork on items such as mugs, cell phone cases, tote bags, greeting cards, etc. The proceeds will go towards art supplies for the school year. Art to Remember is an annual favorite of students as well as parents. It is empowering for the students to see their own artwork printed professionally on objects. Parents are able to purchase these items for themselves or give these items as presents to grandparents and relatives. These are truly special gifts that provide an opportunity to show off each child's artistic and creative talents.
High School Tennis Training Camp
The Summit will be hosting its second Tennis Training Camp for all high school students interested in tennis and participating on the High School Tennis Team. All high school students at all levels of play from beginner to advanced are welcome. You are not committed to trying out for the tennis team by attending the camp, but all students interested in playing on the team are encouraged to attend. 
The tennis training camp will be held at Highland Springs Country Club the week of  October 23rd as follows:

Monday, October 23rd from  5:30-7:00 p.m.
TuesdayOctober 24th from  5:30-7:00 p.m.
Thursday,  October 25th from  5:30-7:00 p.m.

The cost of the camp is $50 per participant.

To register or to ask questions, email coaches Scott and Anne Mason.
High School Service Learning: Pennies for Patients
September was Blood Cancer Awareness Month and the high school service learning class raised money for Pennies for Patients ( part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society). High School was astounded by the response to their fundraiser in the classes.  Calculations were still being made at time of publishing, but it appears that....

5th Grade won the Popsicle party for most money donated!
$796.08 was raised total! That's above and beyond the goal of $750!

Total raised from drive: $625.78 --- Buyout Day raised: $170.30
Don't Forget to Donate to Your Class Fund
It's not too late to make your donation to your classroom fund for the 2017-2018 school year. Class funds are used for a variety of classroom reasons throughout the year. From teacher gifts, to class supplies, to class projects, and more. Instead of asking parents to donate for every single project, a suggested donation of $50 per student (more or less is appreciated as well) covers the entire school year. You may drop off your class fund donation to the SPO Payment Box (by the trophy cases in the lobby) any time. Just make sure you note which classroom the money is to go towards. Questions? Contact your SPO Classroom Rep or Ellen Chindlund, SPO Treasurer.
Summit School Calendar 

October 2017
19-20 : NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
23: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
26: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Office Suite
31: $2 Dress Out Day

November 2017
1: 50th Day of School
3: LS: End of 1st Trimester
3: All School Picnic at lunch time
4: S.A.V.E. Volunteer Event for Upper Schoolers
6-14: Fall Book Fair
7: Fall Concert @ The Gillioz, 6:30 p.m.
8: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
9: $2 Dress Out Day: Veterans & Red/White/Blue
10: NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences
15: Official School Picture Retakes
20-24: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
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
Hot Lunch: Pre-Order November Lunches
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 

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. 

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 the link on the right.

Support The Summit
Scrip: Earn Rebates for Your Growth Fund Account

So check out  www.shopwithscrip.com  and earn money for your growth fund.

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.

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 Amazon.com. 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 smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) to log into your amazon account for the benefits to work.

Raven Partners in Innovation
Thank you to our new 2017-2018 Raven Partners in Innovation

The Workman Family
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