Picture Re-Take Day is Monday 11/4! Get your smiles ready!
Raven Report: Oct. 31st, 2019
Picture Retakes and Class Group Photos on Monday
Pearce Photo will be on campus Monday, November 4th for official school picture retakes and class group photos. 

Students interested in retakes should bring in their old photo packages on Monday. Information for purchasing class group photos will be sent out after pictures are taken.

Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

Socktober Results: Kindergarten Collected the Most Socks!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Socktober! After careful calculations and recounting, Student Council is pleased to announce that as a school, The Summit collected 2,724 pairs of socks to donate to Community Partnership of the Ozarks and our local community!  Kindergarteners brought in the most pairs of socks with 604 pairs donated and will receive their prize from Student Council. 

Here are the top five classes that contributed to Socktober:
Kindergarten - 604 pairs
4th Grade - 525 pairs
7th Grade - 484 pairs
Beginners - 362 pairs
2nd Grade - 177 pairs
Gala 2019: Official Update

Another thank you to all our sponsors, guests, and especially to our co-chairs of The Summit's 2019 Gala!

The Gala raised over $82,000 including Special Appeal funding for upgrading our backyard's wifi, adding playground equipment, and fixing the track.
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 www.thesummitprep.org/lunch.

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

In honor of National Candy Corn Day (October 30th), The Summit fourth graders partook in a STEM challenge using only 100 toothpicks and one cup of candy corn. The goal was to create the tallest free-standing structure in 15 minutes using only the materials provided. The challenge was more difficult than they first imagined! The class soon found out that candy corn is not a stable building material. After much trial and error, the class succeeded in building several creative candy corn towers!

Upcoming Events

Spanish Field Trip for Día de los Muertos!

Happy Día de los Muertos! Students had a great trip to MSU for the Day of the Dead Festival held on campus. Check out The Summit's Facebook page for more pictures from today's field trip. A special shout out to all our drivers and parent chaperones, and a big thank you to Señoras Leighninger and Raven for organizing such an amazing trip for our Summit students!

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
4: Picture Day - Class Group Photo & Retakes
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: Ms. Brown
Ms. Brown at Mount Muscoco in Colorado.  

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

What is your name? 
Courtney Brown 

What do you teach at The Summit? 
Upper School Language Arts

How long have you been teaching at The Summit?
This is my first year teaching at The Summit. 

How long have you been working in education? 
I have been working in education for 7 years.

Where did you go to college and what was your major: 
College of the Ozarks, Bachelor's in English Education, and I am currently doing graduate work at Missouri State University.

When you were in school, what was your favorite subject? 
Agriculture, actually.

Now that you're a teacher, what is your favorite subject to teach? 
I love facilitating academic research and discussion of current social issues.

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? 
We'd backpack to Havasupai, Arizona, which is a waterfall paradise in the Grand Canyon. It's the most beautiful place I've ever been.

In an idyllic world, what is your favorite lunch?
Kayne Steakhouse in Nashville delivered the best dining experience I've ever had. The Waygu beef was exceptional. I'm vegetarian now, but I'll always have this memory.

What is one of your favorite books you have read?
Toni Morrison's Paradise is my favorite book. It's also the basis for my degree paper.

What is your favorite thing about teaching at The Summit? 
It feels like home. The community here is unlike any I've ever experienced. 
Around Campus
Reminder: Morning Fun Zone Begins at 7:30 a.m.
Remember that Morning Fun Zone begins at 7:30 a.m. Please stay with your child until that time when they can check be checked in by an adult in Fun Zone or with a club leader if they are participating in before school activities.

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.
4th Grade Needs Your Recyclables

Students will be transforming the classroom into an aquarium to share what they have been learning about oceanography this trimester!

Donations are needed for this aquarium transformation: cardboard boxes of all sizes, streamers, blue or black tissue paper, clear or blue cellophane, yarn, ribbon, small plastic ocean animals/fish/trinkets that could be used in an aquarium, masking tape, hot glue gun and glue sticks, any recyclable items such as water bottles, empty food containers, toilet paper rolls, fishing line, shower caps, plastic bags, or anything else they can use for the aquarium.

Questions? Contact Ms. Thompson, 4th Grade Teacher.
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.
Lands' End Sale: 40% Off Entire Order

Pin: 2019 
Valid: 10/30/19-11/7/19

With Lands' End's Friends & Family event, school families can save  40% on all Lands' End School uniform and dress code apparel as well as hundreds of styles from Lands' End for the entire family, from outerwear to home goods.

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:

Earn Rebates Towards Summit Growth Fund

The holidays are quickly approaching, and SCRIP gift cards are the perfect way to pay for those holiday items and earn money for your growth fund. 
Next SCRIP order for physical cards will be placed on Monday, October 28th.
The last order before Thanksgiving break will be Monday, November 18th.
Visit  www.shopwithscrip.com for your shopping needs.

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 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, The Summit Prep. You must go through smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) 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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