Donuts with Dad this Friday from 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Raven Report: Oct. 4, 2017
Donuts with Dad: This  Friday, October 6th

Attention all Summit dads and father figures! The Summit's annual  Donuts  with  Dad  will be this Friday, October 6 from 8:00-8:45 a.m. on the first floor of The Summit Prep. We hope to see you all here to enjoy  donuts  and time with your Summit scholars!
Wild West Uniform Buyout Day: Friday, October 6th

In honor of the Lucky 13: Auction & Gala we are celebrating this Friday with Summit students! Friday, October 6th is a $2 uniform buyout day. The theme is Wild West, cowboy/cowgirl, western style (ie: jeans, cowboy hats, boots, bandanas, sheriff badges, etc). Toy guys, or other weapons, will not be allowed on campus.

The buyout is optional. Student who do not wish to buyout/dress in western/cowboy attire may wear Summit uniforms or Summit Spirit Wear at no cost.

Please note: The Lucky 13: Auction & Gala is not until NEXT FRIDAY, October 13th. We are celebrating with students a week early so we can use pictures from the buyout day as decor at the event.

Questions? Contact Amy Maas.
Late Start at 9:30 am on Wednesday, October 11th
Each month The Summit will have a 9:30 a.m. late start Wednesday morning. During these late start mornings, Summit faculty and staff will continue to devote time to curriculum review and finalizing the self-study portion of our re-accredition process through  ISACS

The next late start day is Wednesday, October 11. Fun Zone will maintain the normal starting time of 7:30 a.m. and will be extended to 9:15 a.m., at which time students will join their teachers to begin their daily class routines. The official start time for the school day is 9:30 a.m. You are encouraged to drop off your child(ren) between 9:15-9:30 a.m. just prior to the start of classes. However, families who need to use Fun Zone from 8:30-9:15 a.m. may do so at no cost. Questions?  Contact Amy Maas.

You're invited to the

Lucky 13 Annual Auction & Gala

Friday, October 13th at Darr Agricultural Center

Grab your boots and get ready to party 'til the cows come home! This year's Annual Auction &  Gala is an old west saloon style party complete with open bar (beer, wine, & soda. Cash bar for mixed drinks.), gaming, music, appetizers, raffles, and silent and live auctions. 

Tickets are $100 per person ( sponsorships are still available) and guests can belly up to the open bar, boot scoot to the music, or try their luck at the gaming tables.

The party begins at 7:00 p.m. at Darr Agricultural Center. 

Sponsors, don't forget to arrive early for the 6:00 p.m. sponsors only pre-partyThe Leaky Roof Meadery will be serving samples of their delicious mead and Mr. Powers' Band The Mudflaps will be performing, for sponsors only, so make sure you're there!
Teacher Experiences: Up for Grabs on the Silent Auction

Some of the most coveted auction items at the annual auction & gala are the Summit Teacher Experiences. There is no doubt this year's experiences will again be the most anticipated items. Here's a quick preview, more details coming next week:
  • Beginners Teacher for a Day, with Mrs. Kimmons
  • Zoo Trip with Ms. Rozean
  • Discovery Center with Mrs. Michaliszyn
  • Bowling with Mrs. Wallace
  • Painting Party at Mrs. Bradley's House
  • Ice Skating with Mrs. Heet
  • Bowling Party with Mrs. Collins
  • A Nature Hike & Picnic with Mrs. Collins
  • Lunch in the Village with Mrs. Yarnell
  • Zoo-Tacular Experience with Mrs. Anderson
  • Pizza and Skate Night with Mrs. Gentry
  • History Museum with Mrs. Smith
  • Andy B's with Mrs. Smith
  • Off-campus Lunch with Ms. Strickland
  • A Birthday Party with Professor Powers
  • Household Chemical Fun with Mr. Powers
  • Sewing Day with Mrs. Maddox
  • Ice Skating with Mrs. Maddox
  • Class Fiesta with Senora Leighniger
  • Disney/Pixar's Coco Movie with Senora Raven
  • Enjoy the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai with Mrs. Murphy
But wait, there's more! These items will be available on the LIVE auction, you'll need to be present at the gala to bid... unless you want to have someone proxy bid for you! Contact Veronica Richardson or Amy Maas to place a proxy bid!
  • Head of School for the Day, with Mr. Gronniger & Admin Staff
  • Lock-In (It's back! But only available for grades 3rd & up. This is the buzz of the school, so start planning your class strategy!)
News & Announcements
Help Needed: Painting Book Shelves
Painting help needed ASAP! The Durr Family has generously built and donated 8 bookshelves for the Early Learner's library. They need to be primed and painted. The paint, primer, and a few brushes are available, we just need some parents to come paint. Right now the bookshelves are taking up valuable space in the 3rd floor Community Room, so the sooner we can get them painted and ready for books the better. Contact Veronica Richardson, SPO President, if you are able to help.

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!
And the group's goal of $750 has been achieved!

Specific numbers will be announced next week. Thank you to everyone who donated!
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.
Upper School Hosts Halloween Carnival, Saturday 10/28
The 2017 Summit Halloween Carnival will be on Saturday, October 28th from 5-7 p.m. here at The Summit Prep. This is an annual event hosted by the Upper School students for all Summit students and community members. Students are welcome to dress in costume and enjoy the games and activities throughout the school. Parents encouraged to stay with students for the event. More details coming soon, but be sure to mark your calendars for an evening of Summit fun!
Summit School Calendar 

October 2017
6: Donuts with Dad, 8-8:45 a.m.
6: $2 Dress Out Day: Western Wear
11: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
19-20: NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
23: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
26: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Office Suite
28: Halloween Carnival, 5-7 p.m.
31: $2 Dress Out Day: 50th Day of School

November 2017
3: LS: End of 1st Trimester
3: All School Picnic at lunch time
4: SAVE 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: Order for Oct. 9-13
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

SCRIP Orders Due Monday, October 9th

Phil Isley, SPO Scrip Coordinator and VP of Lower School, will be placing a Scrip order on  Monday, October 9 at 9 a.m. Please have your order completed and payment turned into the front desk by that time.  Orders will be ready to be picked up on either  Thursday  or  Friday .

So check out 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 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 (not 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

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