Class group pictures tomorrow: Thursday 11/1
Raven Report: Oct. 31, 2018
Retakes & Class Photos: Thursday, November 2nd
Retakes & class pictures for The Summit are tomorrow (Thursday, November 1st). Class pictures are only $10 per picture, and order forms are available at the front desk or at All students should dress in their Summit uniforms for pictures.

Questions? Contact Amy Maas.
Coco Watch Party: Friday, November 2nd
As a fun end to the Day of the Dead celebration and field trip to MSU, Senoras Leighninger and Raven are hosting a watch party for the Disney movie Coco. The party is this Friday, November 2nd from 3:30-5:15 p.m. The movie will begin immediately after school in the Music room. The movie is 1 hour and 45 minutes in length and is rated PG. 

Fun Zone is still available after school. If your student(s) will be in Fun Zone, but you do not want them to watch the movie, please contact Ashton Tyson, Fun Zone Leader.

Parents should plan to meet their students in the lobby at 5:15 p.m. for pick up.  All Summit students are invited. There will be popcorn for a snack. Please RSVP here so we know how many students to anticipate.  Muchas Gracias!
Call for One Male Coach: Let Me Run, Boys Running Program

We need one more male coach to start up the Let Me Run boys running program at The Summit Prep. 

Let Me Run is similar to the Girls on the Run program and is for boys in 4th-8th grade. We are looking for at least two volunteer male coaches to help get this program started at The Summit. 

Let Me Run is much more than a running program for boys.
Our trained coaches combine exercise with fun activities and lessons to help boys learn teamwork, build relationship skills, create friendships, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle. We nurture and celebrate every aspect of what it really means to be a boy, and we let them run.
After every season, family, friends, and teachers are astounded by the transformation each boy makes. Let Me Run boys leave the program with a sense of accomplishment, a deeper belief in self, and a greater appreciation for their peers.

If you are interested in more information or the opportunity to coach Summit students through the Let Me Run program, please contact Brad Beall, Summit dad.
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 to Coco Viewing
Questions? Contact Senora Leighninger .

If your Summit student is interested in watching Coco with Senoras Leighninger and Raven this Friday from 3:30-5:15 p.m. please use the link to the right to RSVP. This is not required. If your student is attending Fun Zone after school Friday but you do not want them to watch Coco, please contact Ashton Tyson.
Order Retakes & Class Photos
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

Retakes & class pictures for The Summit are tomorrow (Thursday, November 1st). Class pictures are only $10 per picture and order forms are available at the front desk or at All students should dress in their Summit uniforms for pictures.
Order Art to Remember by Wed 10/31
Questions? Contact Lisa Murphy .

Several parents contacted Mrs. Murphy and were still interested in ordering items from Art to Remember. She has not mailed the orders yet, so it is not too late. Please use your child's personal identification code on the back of your order form to order online.  

Thank you for supporting the arts!!!
Pre-Order Hot Lunch: Nov. & Dec.
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
Scholastic Book Fair: November 5th-9th
Next week is The Summit's Scholastic Fall Book Fair. Be sure to stop by and check out the great selection of books available. Every purchase benefits SPO and our classrooms at The Summit.

Book Fair Hours:
Monday-Thursday  from 8:00-9:00 a.m. & 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Friday  (Parent/Teacher Conference Day) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Summit School Calendar 

November 2018
1 : Official School Picture Retakes & Class Photos
2 : Lower School - End of 1st Trimester
5-9 : Fall Scholastic Book Fair
9 : NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences
13 : Fall Concert @ the Gillioz, 6:30 p.m.
14 : Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
15 : Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
19-23 : NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
29 : SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

December 2018
10: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
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: Global Read Aloud Project

Fourth grade is participating in the Global Read Aloud project. What is the GRA and what is its purpose? These words are from the website: The premise is simple; pick a book to read aloud to students during a set 6-week period and during that time try to make as many global connections as possible. Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and
how involved they would like to be. Global collaboration is necessary to show students that they are part of something bigger than them. That the world needs to be protected and that we need to care for all people. The book for this year's GRA is A Boy Called Bat. Last week, Mrs.

Anderson read the first four chapters of the book and then asked students what they noticed about Bat. Their responses included:
● He likes animals
● He yells when he wants something
● When excited, he flaps his hands
● He likes his room organized a certain way
● He doesn't like change
● He wants the same routines
● He doesn't like loud noises and some textures
● He acts like a brat

Mrs. Anderson didn't give students any additional information about the main character, but she  did invite a special guest to visit the fourth grade classroom. Crystal Hedrix is with an  organization called Rock the Spectrum. Fourth grade shared the above list with her, and then  Mrs. Anderson revealed to students that Bat is autistic. Miss Crystal talked to students about the  autism spectrum and explained that many people with autism have sensory issues. Sometimes
those issues are dealt with by wearing sunglasses, headphones, or using an ipad to communicate. Mrs. Anderson is hopeful that the book will help students be more understanding of differences in people as well as having empathy for others. Fourth grade has a school to
connect with, but Mrs. Anderson hasn't revealed its location to students because she's hoping the class will be able to do a Mystery Skype.
SBU Math Competition Results
Congratulations to all our Summit 4th, 5th, & Upper School students who participated in Saturday's Math Competition at Bolivar. Six fifth grade team members, two fourth grade team members, and a 7th & 8th grader qualified for the regional competition to be held April 6, 2019 at SBU.

"I'm so proud of the time and energy that these students give," said Ms. Gentry, Summit 5th Grade teacher. "I am even more proud of the behavior of everyone who attended. They represented The Summit well."
High School Takes PSAT

Twelve Summit High School students completed the PSAT on October 10th. This test is traditionally for
juniors, however the Summit encourages 9th and 10th grade students to take advantage of the opportunity to practice taking standardized tests, as they prepare for college admissions exams
in the upcoming years. The College Board will have student scores available in December.
Things to Know
Field Trip: Day of Dead Festival at MSU
Senoras Leighninger and Raven organized Field Trip to MSU's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead Festival) for all Kindergarten through High School students today. The groups celebrated Mexican culture by decorating sugar skulls, making papel picado and Mexican cempazuchitl flowers, watching mariachi performers, and so much more! Check out more pictures on our Facebook page.
Amazon Smile - Increased Donation Thru November 2nd
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There are over a million charities you can support including schools and PTAs, pet shelters, religious and cultural organizations, hospitals and medical research organizations, and more. You can  select a new charity at any time.

Thank you for choosing to make a difference by shopping at
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
Check out the website,, to see what is happening and start earning money towards your Summit Growth Fund account.

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