$2 Uniform Buy-Out on Friday. Theme: Superheros!
Raven Report: Sept. 13, 2017
Friday: $2 Uniform Buy-Out Day in Superhero Theme
Friday is a $2 Uniform Buy Out Day. Students may dress in Superhero theme and pay $2 at the lobby door. All funds raised will go towards The Summit Teacher Professional Development Fund (the same beneficiary as the funds from the Run itself). Note that this is an optional dress out day, students are not required to dress out. They may wear Summit Spirit Wear or uniforms for no cost, like a typical Friday. Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

Super Hero Run

This Saturday, September 16th

Race Starts at 9:00 a.m.

The 11 th  annual Run for The Summit will be held on Saturday, September 16 and is a Super Hero 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Participants will run through the heart of beautiful Chesterfield Village, dressed in their favorite super hero costumes, starting and ending at The Summit.
Lace up your running shoes and get your superhero gear ready because THIS SATURDAY is the SUPER HERO RUN!! The Run begins at 9:00 a.m. so be sure to arrive early to warm up and get in prime running position. We have close to 150 runners registered, with more signing up every day!

Packet pickup is Friday, September 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in The Summit lobby. Stop by to get your t-shirt, timing gear, and bag of goodies from our sponsors!

Check out the Facebook Event, share it, and invite your friends to join!

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 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-party! The 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!
Raven Partners in Innovation
Thank you to our new 2017-2018  Raven Partners in Innovation

At The Summit, we believe that a good education is the foundation of a healthy community. As the only independent accredited school in the region, we have the unique honor of providing a top tier progressive education for students pre-K through high school. However, with that honor comes a responsibility for us to strive for greatness at all levels. 

Independent schools like The Summit are an essential component of a strong economy. Our community can build a strong foundation for economic success and shared prosperity by investing in innovative education.

Self-reliance lies at the heart of The Summit. Operating as a not for profit organization, we subsidize the education for 42% of our students in order to maintain an economically diverse student body. The Summit receives no state funding and relies exclusively on tuition or family and community support to recoup costs.

The Summit is growing! Enrollment across all grades is increasing and exciting changes are coming to campus soon. In just thirteen years, what started as a good idea by progressive parents and educators has grown into a premier facility for academic excellence.

You can be a part of this educational innovation by investing in The Summit and allowing us to offer an independent school curriculum to more students. P lease consider joining the sponsors below as founding members of our new Raven Partners in Innovation program.

News & Announcements
Looking for Classic Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew Books
October is Mystery Month, and Mrs. Yarnell and the 3rd grade class would like to add the classic Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books (blue and yellow covers) to their class library. If you (or someone you know) has copies they would like to donate, or sell at a decent price, please contact Mrs. Crystal Yarnell.
Are You Getting Summit Text Alerts?
Did you receive the text last night about Late Start?  We use text messaging to communicate important information to families (such as school closings or important event reminders). To join our text group text "Raven" to 25827 . You will receive an automated message back confirming your text. Standard texting and messaging rates may apply. Some may have a problem receiving these text messages because the settings on their phone currently "Block Short Code".  This occurs usually because a person has recently changed numbers or service providers. To fix this, you will need to change this setting in your phone. If you don't know how to do this please contact your cell phone provider.
Box Tops for Education Collection: September 15-21
SPO will be collecting Box Tops for Education labels in classrooms from  September 15 - September 21 as a contest between classes. The class with the most collected Box Tops during this time period (expired Box Tops will not count toward the totals) will receive a prize. SPO collects Box Tops at the front desk year-round and turns them in for cash to help pay for SPO activities and events. This will be the only Box Top competition this school year, so please plan to continue turning in your labels even after the contest. Every clip counts!
High School Service Learning: Pennies for Patients
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. To support this, the high school service learning class is fundraising for Pennies for Patients ( part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), from now until September 30. Pennies for Patients is an organization which raises money for Leukemia and Lymphoma patients. Each classroom has a box in which students can bring in change or bills to donate. The class that raises the most money wins a popsicle party!

You can also donate online through The Summit's Pennies for Patients Drive.

The High School Service Learning Class has set a goal of $750 by September 30. The August Buy-Out Day raised $170.30.
Professor Powers Science Symposium: Saturday STEAM Classes

Join The Summit's very own Upper School Science & STEAM Coordinator, Mr. Rob Powers, for more science fun on Saturdays this fall! Mr. Powers & his wife Kara love science so much that they established their own non-profit, Professor Powers Science Symposium. The classes are great hands-on opportunities to explore the world of science with Professor Powers:
  • September 30: Archaeology
  • October 7: Harry Potter Science 2
  • October 28: Gross Biology & Party
  • November 4: Biomechanics
  • December 9: Star Wars Science
All classes are held at The Summit and cost $15 per child. If you have any questions regarding the classes, camps, Professor Powers, or registration, please contact Kara Remington Powers at kara@professorpowers.com or (417) 848-2062.
Summit & Professor Powers at Cider Days this Weekend
The Summit Prep and Professor Powers Science Symposium will be at Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sept 16 & 17). We'll be under The Summit tent, so you can't miss us! Stop by and say hi, check out the fun activities we'll have going on, and share your Summit Spirit with the Ozarks!

Summit School Calendar 

September 2017
15 : $2 Dress Out Day: Superhero Day
22: NO SCHOOL - Teacher ISACS Work Day
27: Fall Pictures - Official Yearbook Pictures
28: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Office Suite

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.
19-23: NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
23: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
26: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m. in Office Suite
27: Halloween Carnival, 6-8 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
Hot Lunch: Order for Sept. 18-21
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

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.

SCRIP Orders Due Monday September 18

Phil Isley, SPO Scrip Coordinator and VP of Lower School, will be placing a Scrip order on  Monday September 18th at 9 am. Please have your order completed and payment turned into the front desk by that time. Orders will be ready to be picked up  on Thursday  afternoon.

Check out what specials are happening this week at  www.shopwithscrip.com.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Phil Isley or Ann Howard, Summit Scrip Coordinators.
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 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, ie: The Summit Prep. You must go through smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) to log into your amazon account for the benefits to work.

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