Special Spirit Wear Day This Friday 10/2!
Raven Report: September 30, 2020
Students enjoyed showing off their creativity and favorite characters for our first Uniform Buyout Day on Thursday 9/24.

Mark your calendars for our FREE Dress Out Day coming up on 
Thursday 10/8 (the day before Fall Break)! The theme for that day will be Student Activities, what they do when they're not in school! Ie: sports teams, dance, music, karate, Scouts, Girl Scouts, drama club, etc.
To Do List
Lunch: Pre-Order Hot Lunches
Questions? Contact Casey Haskins, Lower School Hybrid Learning Coordinator & Receptionist.  

Lunch orders need to be placed the Thursday of the week before to receive the $4.50 pre-order price. 

Daily lunch orders, including additions or cancellations, must be received by the front desk no later than 9:00 a.m. 

All lunch menus and pre-order forms are available at www.thesummitprep.org/lunch.

Fun Zone: Register for Morning and/or Afternoon 
Questions: Contact Casey Haskins, Lower School Hybrid Learning Coordinator & Receptionist. 

To maintain appropriate physical distancing in the Fun Zone space, all families must pre-register for Fun Zone. 

Fun Zone Sign Up: 
SPO: Order Your Summit Face Mask 
Questions: Contact Shelley Beall, SPO VP of Upper School.

Face masks have arrived! The Summit Parent Organization (SPO) is still taking orders for Summit face masks. Quantities are limited. Gets yours while supplies last!

The cost of each mask is $15. All proceeds benefit SPO community projects and events for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Payment will be processed through Summit family accounts.
Pre-Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook
Questions: Contact Jordan Alexander, Upper School Language Arts Teacher. 

The school year has just begun, but we're already collecting memories! Our Upper School Photojournalism class will be designing our yearbook again for the 2020/2021 school year. 

Pre-order your copy TODAY to save 10%. Offer ends September 30th! 
Order Your Summit Logo Umbrella
Questions: Contact  Amy Maas, Admissions & Communications Officer. 

Use the link on the right to order your limited edition Summit logo umbrella! 

The cost of each umbrella is $30. Payment will be processed through Summit family accounts. 
SPO: Order Fall Mums 
Questions: Contact The Summit Parent Organization (SPO).

Use the link on the right to order your hearty fall mums from Wheeler Gardens. All proceeds benefit SPO community projects and events for the 2020-2021 school year. 

The last day to order is THIS Friday, October 2nd.
Cub Scouts: Order Popcorn 
Questions: Contact Melissa Gelner, Den Leader

Support Pack 239 by ordering popcorn from Cub Scouts today! Free shipping on orders $30 and up. 

Reporting COVID-19 Exposure Procedure
Questions? Contact Front Desk for an administrator. 

If you or someone in your household is notified, or if you suspect, that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please email Summit Administration at frontdesk@thesummitprep.org. An administrator will contact you during school hours to discuss necessary precautions to follow before returning to the classroom and/or transitioning to Hybrid Learning. Please stay home. 

Administration will maintain communication with your family and notify the appropriate personnel and families if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19. This information is considered confidential, and your privacy will be maintained in all such communications. 

Please contact your primary care physician or the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for more information on COVID-19 and for recommendations on testing and quarantine.

Upcoming Events
Summit School Calendar 

October 2020  
  2: CANCELLED - Donuts with Grown Ups  
  8: Free Dress Day, Out of Uniform Day
  9: NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
12: NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
19: Board of Trustees meeting
21: Late Start at 9:30am
23: Early Release at 1:00pm
29: SPO meeting
30: Fall Online Auction Night

November 2020
5-6: NO SCHOOL - ISACS Conference
 13: NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences
 16: Board of Trustees meeting
 18: Late Start at 9:30am
 19: $2 Uniform Buyout Day
 19: SPO meeting
23-27: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

To view the 2020-2021 Summit School Calendar use this link, or check out the website.
Save the Date: Fall Online Auction

The Summit Online Auction on Friday 10/30

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 30th, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. for The Summit's Online Auction!

Normally, at this time of year, The Summit Development Office is in full swing planning for our fall fundraising event, The Gala. This year, we're trying something different.

Starting on Friday, October 23rd, The Summit Fall Online Auction will open and run until the evening of October 30th. That night, we will host a livestream event as bidding times end for auction items. 

The auction will contain many of the fun items we have had in past Gala auctions, as well as some clever new twists. Details will be shared in the next few weeks as we ramp up to our launch date on Friday, October 23rd!

We are so grateful to have this opportunity to get together as a community, raise some important funds for the school, and try something new with all of you.

For questions, or to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.

Summit Parent Organization

SPO's Mum Fundraiser

Decorate for fall and help support The Summit! This year, SPO is partnering with a local greenhouse nursery for the annual fall mum fundraiser. Wheeler Gardens is family-owned and has been in business for over 30 years. 

To purchase mums: 
  1. Fill out the Google Form (linked below)
  2. Mum vouchers will be sent home in your child's backpack
  3. Take your voucher to either Wheeler Gardens location to redeem
Orders will be billed to your family account. Each mum voucher is $12.


How much are they?
Each mum voucher is $12 and is good for one 2-gallon jumbo size hardy mum.

Where do I get my mums?
Once you have received your printed vouchers, take them to either Wheeler Gardens locations during their regular business hours. Visit www.wheelergardens.com for more information. 

Where is Wheeler Gardens located?
They have two locations. One is located at 1925 S. Bedford Ave in Springfield; close to the east Sam's Club. The other is located at 454 State Highway EE in Ozark.

What colors do they have?
They have several shades of bronze, orange, white, purple, red, and yellow. All colors available at both locations.

How do I pay for the mums?
Once you place your order, your Summit family account will be billed for the total.

Can family members or friends buy too?
Yes! You can order vouchers for anyone. Just understand that your Summit account will be charged so you will need to collect their money on your own.

When are orders due?
You may order anytime, and as many times as you would like through October 2, 2020. 

Do the vouchers expire?
Yes, they expire on October 11, 2020. They can be redeemed anytime on or before that date. 

For questions, please contact SPO

Student Spotlight
7th graders Sydney W. (left) & Emily C. (right) with their winning designs.

Student Spotlight highlights the achievements of our Summit students. This week, we spoke with Sydney & Emily, winners of the CASA of Southwest Missouri Holiday Card Art Contest!

What are your names?
Sydney Walker and Emily Chindlund

What grade(s) are you in?
7th Grade

How long have you attending The Summit?
Sydney: I have been attending The Summit since 2nd grade.

Emily: I have attended The Summit since PreK. 

Tell us about the art contest. What inspired your designs?
Sydney: I thought it would be cool to zoom in on something that we see during winter, so I chose to paint a snowman for CASA this year. I also really wanted to add texture into my painting, so I used a splatter painting technique to look like snow. 

Emily: I have always loved the way a red barn looks during the winter, the white snow on top of the barn. I think it makes for a really nice scene that kind of captures the feeling of Christmas without being only about Christmas. 

How did you feel when you heard you were a winner?
Sydney: I was really excited and surprised when I found out!

Emily: I was super excited!

How has art influenced your life in other ways?
Sydney: Art has given me light into other arts, such as dance, which I love to do.

Emily: It has really helped me to discover who I am by expressing myself through dance and piano. 

What is your favorite art project you have created at The Summit?
Sydney: It is hard to choose just one, but projects I really like to do are the 3D art projects that we do every year for LAD Fair. 

Emily: If I had to pick one, I would choose the 3D art project we did in 3rd grade. It was really fun to make, and it was the first 3D art project we made. 

What other activities are you involved in at The Summit?
Sydney: I am in the STEM elective this year, which allows me to do competitions. We are working on preparing for LEGO Robotics right now. Last year, I participated in Destination Imagination and LEGO Robotics. 

Emily: I am also in the STEM elective, so I have participated in Destination Imagination and LEGO Robotics. I have also participated in math competitions. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Sydney: I would like to work in the medical field as a cardiologist. Or I would like to be a professional dancer on Broadway.

Emily: I want to be a marine biologist or a professional dancer.

If you could meet one famous artist, who would it be?
Sydney: If I could only meet one, I would choose to meet Pablo Picasso because I really like his abstract artwork.

Emily: If I had to choose one, I would choose Van Gogh because I love the "Starry Night" painting. 

To purchase Sydney & Emily's holiday card designs, CLICK HERE.

If you know of a student achievement that you would like to have featured in the Raven Report, email Ms. Whitney!
Around Campus

Cloud Artwork 

We have had some beautiful weather in the Ozarks, and our students have enjoyed taking many of their projects outside into the Big Backyard! After learning about the different cloud types and how they're formed, Mrs. Kowalczyk and the Kindergarten class headed outside with their sketchbooks to see what they could find in the sky! 

Check out the Art Blog to see what other creative projects are happening at The Summit!

Reminder: Layer Up for Fall Weather!

Fall is officially here, and with it comes cooler weather! We have been fortunate with many beautiful mild days this school year, and we plan to continue spending as much time as possible outside as weather permits. Please send jackets, hats, and gloves as appropriate for cooler weather with your children, so we can all stay bundled and warm while we learn and play outside. 
Help Needed: School Reviews

It's no secret that we love our school! At The Summit, we love to learn, create, explore, and grow together. As the only fully accredited independent school in Springfield, we offer a unique learning environment in the Ozarks, and we want to spread the word! To do that, we need your help. If you are a Summit parent, guardian, grandparent, student, or community supporter, please consider leaving a school review for us on Niche

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to progressive education in the Ozarks!
Now Accepting Applications!

The Summit is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! We have virtual admissions options and screenings flexible for a variety of family schedules. If you know someone who would love to learn at The Summit, please contact Amy Maas, Summit Admissions Officer.

Don't forget Family Referral Bonuses! Current Summit families who refer a new student to The Summit could receive up to $500 in Growth Fund credit! Email Amy for more details.
Family Business Directory

The Summit will be updating the Family Business Directory for the 2020-2021 school year. The Summit uses the Family Business Directory to build relationships within The Summit community by offering families with businesses the opportunity to list their business information. This directory allows our families to support one another through referrals and patronage. 

Participation is completely optional and free of charge. Teachers also use the directory as a reference for potential guest speakers in their classrooms and/or field trip opportunities. If you are interested in being listed in the Family Business Directory, please use this link to submit your information.

Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.

Support The Summit

Earn Rebates Towards Summit Growth Fund
Check out what is happening with Fall savings for Scrip!
As always, feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit parent and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
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.

Questions? Contact Kristin Walker, Finance & Operations Officer.
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!
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:
The Summit Preparatory School | 417.869.8077 | Fax: 417.986.3777