No School on Friday - Enjoy the 3-day Weekend!
Raven Report: Sept. 20, 2017
No School on Friday, Sept. 22: Teacher Work Day

Just a reminder that there is no school this Friday (September 22). Summit teachers and staff will be working on our ISACS Self-Study as part of our reaccreditation process. See everyone on Monday!

Note: Since there is no school on Friday, tomorrow (Thursday 9/21) is a Summit Spirit Wear day!
The Summit is Moving: 2018-2019 School Year
With excitement and enthusiasm for the bright future of The Summit Preparatory School, we are pleased to share some additional details regarding the relocation of our school campus for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Monday night at the Springfield City Council meeting, the required rezoning request was approved for the property at 202 E. Walnut Lawn (near the Campbell Ave. intersection). The building was last occupied by Mercy Fitness and was last owned by Youngblood Automotive. The City Council approval enables The Summit to take the final steps to complete the sale of the building. The sale is scheduled to close by October 1, 2017.

At just under 39,000 sq ft, the space will provide room for the continued growth of our population of Summit learners as well as enhanced spaces for our innovative, independent education model to be more fully realized. In addition, the 6-acre plot offers a serene park-like green space to accommodate play and learning inside and outside of the classroom walls.

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!
Donate to the Gala's Teacher Ticket Fund

We love our Summit Faculty & Staff! Show them the love by making a donation to the Teacher Ticket Fund. This will allow our faculty and staff to attend the Lucky 13 Annual Auction & Gala at little to no cost. Use this link and select "Sponsor a Teacher Ticket or Table" to make your donation today!

Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Summit Development Officer.
News & Announcements
Photo credit: Robert Flottmann
Summit Run: Superhero Success
Thank you to all who came out to run/walk, and especially volunteer, at last Saturday's Summit Run: Superhero Run! SPO is still tabulating numbers and will report soon on the full amount raised to the Summit Professional Development Fund. But in the meantime, we couldn't resist sharing this picture of the Flottmann Family. Tucker (Summit Beginner) and his family won the costume trophy for best costumes! Check out our Facebook Page for more pictures from the event.
PreOrder the 2017-2018 Yearbook & Save
We're one month into school and we're already talking about yearbooks! The Summit High School Journalism class will once again be organizing The Summit 2017-2018 Yearbook through TreeRing (same company as in previous years). If you order by Saturday, September 30 you will save 15%. Yearbooks regularly cost $24.99, so order early and save! Note: you have the option to customize two pages in the yearbook for your student(s). These customized pages do not need to be completed until April 4th, even if you preorder your yearbook. 

Go to and enter our school's passcode: 1014120028714957.

School Picture Day: Wednesday, September 27
Mark your calendars and start thinking about what colored polo you're going to wear for School Picture Day! Photographers will be on campus next Wednesday, September 27th to take individual and class photos. All students, faculty, and staff will need their picture taken even if they are not purchasing a picture package. Retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, November 15. Questions? Contact Amy Maas, Communications Officer.
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!

As of Tuesday, September 19, the
EARLY LEARNERS were in the lead with $61.61.  

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

The High School Service Learning Class has set a goal to raise $750 by September 30.
Supplies Needed for Summit Science Closet
Project-based learning is what we do here at The Summit. And because of that we are in constant need of small materials for a variety of projects, including STEAM projects. If you happen to have any extra lying around, or want to purchase a few materials at your next Target run, we are in need of:
  • toothpicks
  • rubber bands
  • baking soda
  • containers of salt
  • clear cocktail size cups
  • boxes of straws
  • boxes of cornstarch
  • 1-5 lb bag of flour
  • 1 bottle of vinegar
Summit School Calendar 

September 2017
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. 25-29
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
Box Tops for Education Collection: Due Thursday 9/21
SPO is collecting Box Tops for Education labels in classrooms from until tomorrow (Thursday 9/21) 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!
Scrip: Earn Rebates for Your Growth Fund Account

Phil Isley, SPO Scrip Coordinator and VP of Lower School, will be placing a Scrip order on Monday September 25th 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 Thursday  afternoon. 

Also... Presto Pay is free from Sept 23-29 (no $0.15 fee)! So check out www.shopwithscrip.c
om and earn money for your growth fund!

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.

Check out what specials are happening this week at

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 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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