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Raven Report: Oct. 3, 2019

Donuts with Grown-Ups is Tomorrow 10/4
Friday, October 4th is Donuts with Grown-Ups Day at The Summit Prep! All Summit students are encouraged to bring their grown-ups and enjoy a donut before school on Friday (parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, grandparents, whomever would like to be the student's special guest). SPO is hosting this wonderful community event from 8:00-8:45 a.m. in The Summit's backyard (as long as weather permits--otherwise we'll move inside).

You won't want to miss the donuts or the complimentary coffee provided by Springfield, MO's Scooter's Coffee!

Questions? Email Whitney Wiese or Amy Maas.
Uniform Buyout Day: Wednesday 10/9
The theme for next week's buyout is "Take a Break Before Fall Break!" All school-appropriate interpretations are welcome. 

Cost is $2 per student. Cash will be collected at the lobby door during morning drop off.  Uniform buyout is optional, and students are not required to participate. Any student may choose to wear their regular Summit uniform at no additional cost.

Questions? Contact Whitney Wiese or 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

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
Pre-K learned about oviporous animals, or animals that lay eggs, this week! This coincided with their study of the letter "E" for eggs and many other exciting endeavors! Students painted with eggs, explored a sensory STEM station of small manipulatives hidden in plastic eggs, and so many other excellent things too! 

STEM in the Community

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m. in the Library Station Frisco Room, Grades 1-6

At the Library Station, this month's topic is Fall for Science! We'll perform science experiments to find out why and how leaves change color in the fall, talk about leaf identification, and make leaf rubbings.
Upcoming Events
8th Grade Bake Sale Next Week

Summit 8th grade students will be hosting a bake sale next week (October 7th-9th) during lunch and afternoon carline. Baked goods will cost between $1-$5, cash only. 

All proceeds will benefit their 8th Grade Class Trip Fund.
Summit Gala: Auction Items Due Friday 10/4

Friday, October 18th, 2019
Gala starts at 6:00 p.m.
Sponsor Pre-Party at 5:30 p.m.
Darr Agricultural Center

Remember that if you plan on donating an item to the silent or live auction this year, items and descriptions are due tomorrow, Friday, October 4th. Use this Auction Form when turning in items or experiences. Questions? Email the Auction Committee, Ellen Chindlund and Annette Albert, at

The Gala silent auction will be done through mobile bidding again this year! Access to the silent auction, via the free Qtego site, will be available just prior to the gala. That means, you don't have to be present to win! But you should totally be present, because it's going to be a fabulous party that you won't want to miss! You haven't purchased tickets yet?!? Get on it! Use this link and get your tickets today!

Questions? Please contact Summit Development Officer  Vince Currao.
Summit School Calendar 

October 2019
4: Donuts with Grown Ups, 8-8:45 a.m.
9: $2 Uniform Buy-Out Day, benefiting Summit Gala Special Appeal
10-11: NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
14: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
18: Summit Gala
21: Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
31: SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

November 2019
4: Picture Day - Class Group Photo & Retakes
8: LS - End of 1st Trimester
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. Teed
Mrs. Teed leads a busy and fun life outside The Summit!
Get to know The Summit faculty with our Teacher Feature in the Raven Report!

What is your name? Kharj-Leah (nickname: Kharja) Teed

What do you teach at The Summit?  Physical Education

How long have you been working in education? Since the 2016-2017 year (Started teaching K-12th and college classes in 2012)

Where did you go to college and what was your major: Evangel University, Physical Education with a focus on Athletic Training and Personal Training

When you were in school, what was your favorite subject? Physics, Math, and of course P.E.

Now that you're a teacher, what is your favorite lesson to teach?  I have so many favorites... I can't choose

What is your favorite Summit event and why?  Our P.E. Bowling Field Trip and The Summit Run

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?   Two places: New Zealand to hike and kayak and London to see the finals for the World Cup

If you could be friends with any superhero, who would it be and why?  Wonder Woman! She shows beauty and her strength and intelligence.

What is your favorite thing about teaching at The Summit?  I love the kindness and respect the students show to one another and their teachers
Around Campus
They Came. They Ran. They Conquered!

The 13th Annual Run for The Summit was a success! A little rain didn't stop this year's participants from running and setting a few PRs! A special shout out to Matt Forir and family and the Missouri Institute of Natural Science for hosting this great event again!
Call for Substitutes, Shuttle Drivers, & Extra Maintenance Crew!
Do you know someone who may be interested in working on The Summit's staff? We are currently looking for additional:

- Substitute Teachers
- Shuttle Drivers (Summit will provide access to CDL training)
- Auxiliary Maintenance Crew Members (to assist Mr. Mike)

If you or someone you know is interested in one of these positions, please have them send a resume and letter of interest to Dr. Heet at
Ozarks Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 10/5

The Summit will once again host a booth at the annual Ozarks Mini Maker Faire. This year the event is on Saturday, October 5th at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC, Springfield Campus) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All are welcome to explore this wonderful event! There are lots of hands-on activities and very cool makers! Click here to register for your FREE tickets.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.  Glimpse the future and get inspired!

Chris Singleton, a former Chicago Cubs minor league player and inspirational speaker, is the guest at this year's Joseph H. George Distinguished Lecture. His public talk will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, October 14 at Clara Thompson Hall.
Chris Singleton travels the country delivering a message of love and forgiveness. His mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was one of the nine victims of the tragic shooting at Mother Emanuel AME church in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.
Singleton captivates his audiences by sharing of his personal stories and experiences of adversity. His message is summed up by his mantra, "Love is stronger than hate," and he has put that mantra into action by publicly forgiving the man who murdered his mother. Singleton has traveled the country and has spoken to tens of thousands of students and young adults. He has also spread his message through national media outlets such as ESPN's E:60, Sports Illustrated magazine, CNN, and USA Today.

For more information about this series, visit Drury University's website.
Summit Discount for Farmers Market's "Romance in the Garden" Event

Enjoy Romance in the Garden for 20% off, using the code SUMMIT when you buy your tickets online.

Join Farmers Market of the Ozarks and Friends Of The Garden at the Mizumoto  Japanese Stroll Garden for Romance in the Garden - a specially curated culinary  evening of market marry-ment and more.

It's a special taste of market highlighting the harmony of a garden to table marriage featuring all sorts of FMO specialties from freshly plucked produce to decadent desserts. Enjoy the garden at dusk as mood lighting and lanterns light the pathway.

Pea and Carrot are becoming one after much anticipation, so don't miss the wedding and celebration to follow. Each tasting ticket will include appetizers, a drink coupon, and chef curated treats from the beginning of the meal to the very end.

For tickets, click hereFor ages 17 and older.
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
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:

No Scrip Order During Fall Break, Physical Cards Available 

There will be no Scrip orders placed next week (10/7) due to Fall Break. If you need physical cards please check the Scrip Binder at Front Desk for numerous cards that are on hand. Electronic cards bought through presto pay will process as normal.The next physical card order will be placed on October 14th.

Check out the details out at,  and if you have any questions, please contact Phil Isley, Summit dad and 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, The Summit Prep. You must go through (not to log into your Amazon account for the benefits to work.

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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