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Raven Report: Sept. 27, 2017

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
Mum Orders: Pick-Up This Friday at Car Line

If you ordered mums (forms were due at the beginning of September), your flowers will be ready for pick up this Friday, September 29th. Check in with a volunteer Friday afternoon. The flowers be on the grassy lawn by the lobby entrance (and the parking lot). Please stop by before carline to pick-up your flowers. Thanks for supporting The Summit!
Donuts with Dad: Next Friday, October 6th

Attention all Summit dads and father figures! The Summit's annual  Donuts  with  Dad  will be next 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!
2017 Summit Run a Tremendous Success!
The 11th annual Run for The Summit Super Hero 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run was a tremendous success! With 157 registered racers, SPO raised over $5,200, a portion of which will go to fund Professional Development for our teachers.

Due to an ordering error SPO has extra Run t-shirts available (mostly women's sizes) for $20 each. For details email Veronica Richardson, SPO President.
New Summit Guitar Club for Upper School Students

The Summit Guitar Club's goal is to give members, from absolute novice to advanced skill level, a platform to share their guitar-centric experiences while learning from others. Our club plans on meeting every Friday after school, for grades six through twelve. The club will be student-organized, having student ambassadors from high school and as well as an adult supervisor. Each week, we will share resources with each other, work on taming any nerves while playing, hold informal seminars with topics ranging from changing guitar strings to proper fundamentals, and we are currently looking into the possibility of having guest speakers come in to speak to the club.

If you're interested in joining The Summit Guitar Club, we have sent out a Google Form to every upper school student that they need to fill out to show their interest and background in guitar. After we analyze the results of that form, we will have more details available for those who have let us know they are interested in joining.

For more information contact Alan Ramsey, one of our ambassadors.

Thank you for your time,
The Summit Guitar Club Ambassadors
Box Top Class Winner: First Grade
Thank you to everyone who brought in Box Tops for our Box Top Frenzy Competition. 1st Grade won the Back to School Box Top Frenzy with 133 Box Tops collected. First graders will enjoy a Popsicle party!

Don't stop the collections! The Summit will continue to collect Box Tops (and Best Choice UPC Labels) all year long! Just drop them off in the box at the front desk throughout the year. Every label earns the school money! (PS - your neighbors and co-workers can collect for us too!)
Pre-Order Yearbooks & Save
Remember to order by this Saturday, September 30 to save 15% off your 2017-2018 Summit Yearbook(s). 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.

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 26, the
EARLY LEARNERS were in the lead with $70.04.  
5th grade is in 2nd with $55.42 raised.

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. $241.11 has been raised in the penny drive thus far.
Supplies Still Needed for Summit Science Closet
Still in need if you have any extra: 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

Upper School Movie Night: This Friday at The Summit
All Upper School Students (6th-12th grades) are invited to stay after school this Friday for the first official Upper School social event of the season. See image above for more information or contact Mrs. Smith, Upper School History Teacher.
Summit School Calendar 

September 2017
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 Oct. 2-6
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 2

Phil Isley, SPO Scrip Coordinator and VP of Lower School, will be placing a Scrip order on Monday, October 2nd 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.

FYI... Presto Pay is STILL FREE, but only until  Sept 29 (no $0.15 fee)!  So check out 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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