Fall Break! Classes resume on Tuesday 10/15!
Raven Report: Oct. 9, 2019
Fall Break: Classes Resume on Tuesday, October 15th

There's a crispness in the air, and the first frost is scheduled for Friday. Sounds like a perfect time to enjoy a Fall Break! There are no classes Thursday 10/10 through Monday 10/14. Office hours Thursday and Friday are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Teachers return to campus on Monday for a Teacher Work Day. We'll see students again on Tuesday 10/15 for a normal school day.

If you have questions or need anything over Fall Break, please contact Whitney Wiese or Amy Maas.
To Do List
Summit Gala: Friday, October 18th
Questions? Contact Vince Currao.

Don't miss the party of the year: The Summit Gala! Make sure to purchase your Gala tickets today!
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.

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

Third graders conducted an experiment to simulate how caves are formed using sugar cubes, caulking, and water. This was a great way to show how dissolution occurs and speleothems form. They were able to create sinkholes and cave formations through this experiment. Want to know more? Ask a Summit third grader to explain the experiment!

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
Summit Gala: Live Auction Preview!

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

Are you feeling lucky? The Summit's Gala is 10 days away! Did you see yesterday's email with a sneak peak of the Live Auction Items?!

Yes, it's the year of the Lock-In ! One lucky class (that's right people, one
w e're getting too old for two lock-ins in a year) will win an experience of a lifetime: 12 hours of fun with Ms. Amy & Mrs. Smith (plus appearances by their favorite Summit faculty and staff) at The Summit's Lock-in! This experience is only for 3rd grade and up. Each middle school grade counts as one class, and all of high school counts as one class. Can't make it to the Gala? No worries! We are taking proxy bids for all LIVE auction items. Just contact Vince Currao or Anne Mason before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday 10/17.

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

October 2019
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. Brown, aka "Mrs. B"
Mrs. B kayaking with her dog Indie.
Get to know The Summit faculty with our Teacher Feature in the Raven Report!

What is your name? Michelle Brown

What do you teach at The Summit?  Upper School Mathematics and Computer Science

How long have you been working in education? This is my first year [at The Summit]! 7 years in education.

Where did you go to college and what was your major: Missouri State University: B.S. in Mathematics, M.A. in Teaching Middle and Secondary Math, Specialists degree in Teacher Leadership (in progress)

When you were in school, what was your favorite subject? Math and Spanish were my favorite classes.

Now that you're a teacher, what is your favorite lesson to teach?  I love teaching students about exponential growth and decay.

What is your favorite Summit event and why?  So far, my favorite Summit experience was when the Upper School participated in Leadership Ranch.

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?  I would take my class to the Pyramids of Giza so they could witness the magnitude of the mathematical and engineering challenges the Egyptians faced when building the pyramids.

If you could be friends with any superhero, who would it be and why?  I would be friends with Batman so I could stop having to dress up as Batman at my kids' birthday parties. I'd be able to have the real deal!

What is your favorite lunch?  My favorite lunch spot is a waterfront restaurant in Clearwater Beach called The Columbia, home of the famous 1905 Salad.

What is one of your favorite books you have read?  One of my favorite books I recently read is called Infinite Powers by Steven Strogatz.

What is your favorite thing about teaching at The Summit?  Developing relationships with the faculty and students has been the most rewarding thing about teaching at The Summit.
Around Campus
Socktober: New Sock Drive
The Summit's Student Council is organizing a sock drive for Socktober! All socks will be donated to the Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO) for distribution across our community.

Each class is encouraged to bring in NEW socks: athletic or stylish (not thin dress socks), ankle or tall socks, plain or patterned, for kids or adults. Any new sock is welcome. The class that collects the most socks between October 15th-25th will receive a prize of their choice: a Free Dress Day, a Pajama Day, or a treat provided by Student Council (prize must be approved by their classroom teacher).

Strategic Plan Task Force Update
The Strategic Plan task force has been busy working since early summer on the 2020 Strategic Plan for the School. Incorporating input gained during the ISACS accreditation process, the task force brought diverse perspectives and a generous amount of creative brain power to weigh strategic pillars, generate new ideas, and rank priorities to create the framework for the eventual plan. Over the next 2-3 months, small writing teams are working to generate the more specific and tactical list of activities that will guide the organization for the next 2-3 years. The team will publish the plan in January 2020 and present at the January 23rd Summit State of the School community meeting.
2018-2019 Yearbooks Arrived!
The Summit's 2018-2019 yearbooks arrived last week. Everyone who purchased a yearbook should have received it via their classroom teachers on Friday.

If you did not order a 2018-2019 yearbook, but would like one, we have a few left. Check with Ms. Whitney at the front desk for more information. Yearbooks are $25 each.

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 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

Check out the details out at  www.shopwithscrip.com ,  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 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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