Ready, Set, Go! The Summit Run is Saturday!
Raven Report: Sept. 25, 2019

Packet Pick Up Friday & Race on Saturday
The Run for The Summit is this Saturday, September 28th. The Race begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science (2327 W. Farm Rd. 190, Springfield, MO 65810), so be sure you're there early to warm  up.

Race Packet Pickup is Friday, September 27th, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at The Summit Prep.
  • Breakfast: All racers are invited to stay and enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast. All-you-can-eat pancakes are only $5 for attendees not running.
  • Awards ceremony: Stay until 10:15 a.m. for the announcement of the top racers!
For more information visit the website:

Volunteers still needed! If you are interested in volunteering on Saturday, please email Rachel Rothwell.
SPO Meeting & 529 Plan Presentation This Thursday 9/26

The Summit Parent Organization (SPO) is holding their monthly meeting tomorrow (Thursday, September 26th) at 9:00 a.m. at The Summit. All Summit parents, guardians, and grandparents are invited to attend these monthly meetings. 

In addition, this month there will be a special presentation by Edward Jones Financial Advisor and f ormer Summit Board member, Michael Wiseman, regarding Missouri's 529 Plans. These plans are now available for parents to use for their private elementary, middle, and high school tuition. Everyone is invited to hear Michael's presentation. Be sure to check with your personal financial advisor regarding your family's tuition options.
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

Order School Pictures Online
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

Families should have received a printed picture order form, but if you did not, or if it was misplaced, please use the link at the right to order your school pictures online. Click here to review instructions for ordering online. Online ordering is only available for a short time! Avoid the late fee, and order today.
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

This week, Kindergarten has had some very special guest speakers as they learn about different Community Helpers. On Tuesday they learned about a STEM-based career from Mrs. Vrinda Nandan, an Electrical and Computer Engineer. Mrs. Nandan talked about her favorite part of her job: problem-solving! She shared with students several different ways that engineers solve problems. 

Upcoming Events
Summit Gala: Teacher Tickets

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

Summit teachers love what they do: teaching! They're experts in their fields and they create phenomenal classroom experiences for our students! But did you know that Summit teachers also like to have a good time? Help us show our Summit teachers how amazing we think they are by purchasing a Teacher Ticket (or three) to the Gala, so they can attend the party for free!

Use the link below to purchase a ticket (or a table) for a Summit teacher! And don't forget to get your own tickets for the best party of the year!

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

September 2019
26 : SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
26: Presentation on 529 Plans for education, 10 a.m.
28: Run for The Summit

October 2019
4: Donuts with Grown Ups, 8-8:45 a.m.
9: $2 Uniform Buy-Out Day, benefiting Summit Gala Special Appeal
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: Miss Pulliam
Miss Pulliam bottle feeding a calf!
Get to know The Summit faculty with our Teacher Feature in the Raven Report!

What is your name? Sarah Pulliam

What do you teach at The Summit?  1st grade

How long have you been working in Education? 4th year

Where did you go to college and what was your major: Missouri State University - Go Bears! Early Childhood Education

When you were in school, what was your favorite subject? P.E. for sure

Now that you're a teacher, what is your favorite lesson to teach?  I love teaching about our world biomes. (Specifically turning our classroom into a rainforest!!!)

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?   I would pick the City Museum in St. Louis because it is seriously the greatest place. I would love to get to go and have the best time with my 1st grade kiddos!

If you had to pick, would you rather be a bird, a fish, or a lizard?  A fish who lives in a tropical ocean. (It's what I imagine I am when I'm scuba diving. Ha ha!)

What is one of your favorite books you have read?  One of my favorite books is The Book with No Pictures!  I LOVE reading this to my kiddos. It always leaves them rolling on the floor laughing. :)

What is your favorite thing about teaching at The Summit?  My favorite thing about teaching at The Summit is our huge backyard!!!!

What is your favorite Summit event and why?  I love grandparents day because it's a wonderful chance to get to meet family members outside of the ones who we see frequently!

Around Campus
Ozarks Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 10/5

The Summit will once again host a booth at the annual Ozarks Mini Maker Faire. This year the event is on Saturday, October 5th at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC, Springfield Campus) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All are welcome to explore this wonderful event! There are lots of hands-on activities and very cool makers! The event is FREE is your register before ( click here to register).

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.  Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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 Discount for Farmers Market's "Romance in the Garden" Event

Enjoy Romance in the Garden for 20% off, using the code SUMMIT when you buy your tickets online.

Join Farmers Market of the Ozarks and Friends Of The Garden at the Mizumoto  Japanese Stroll Garden for Romance in the Garden - a specially curated culinary  evening of market marry-ment and more.

It's a special taste of market highlighting the harmony of a garden to table marriage featuring all sorts of FMO specialties from freshly plucked produce to decadent desserts. Enjoy the garden at dusk as mood lighting and lanterns light the pathway.

Pea and Carrot are becoming one after much anticipation, so don't miss the wedding and celebration to follow. Each tasting ticket will include appetizers, a drink coupon, and chef curated treats from the beginning of the meal to the very end.

For tickets, click hereFor ages 17 and older.
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 Your Growth Fund
Credit cards can now be used in your Presto Pay to pay for cards (a fee will apply). 

Check out the details out at,  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 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 (not 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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