Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, March 2, 2018

District Mathletics Competition

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Yesterday after school our fourth and fifth grade Mathletic Eagles participated in the Park Hill District Mathletics Competition at Lakeview Middle School.

One of our fourth grade teams placed second in this district wide competition: Peter Ensminger, Kyle Oakley and Nevaeh Bailey. Congratulations to all of our Eagles

who participated!

Eagles always SOAR!

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

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Monday, March 5, 2018

  • C Day: Specials' Rotation
  • First Grade Dress Rehearsal - Gym (12:50-1:20pm)
  • PTA Meeting - Media Center (6:30pm)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

  • D Day: Specials' Rotation
  • School Store is OPEN! (8:25-8:40am)
  • First Grade Musical - Gym (7:00pm)
  • First Grade Families: First Grade Students need to report to their classroom between 6:45pm and 6:55pm. If you arrive to English Landing earlier than 6:45pm, please have your child sit with you in the GYM until it is time to walk to the classroom. Thank you!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

  • A Day: Specials' Rotation

English Landing Student and Staff Basketball Game Spirit Week Begins!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Superhero Day: Dress like your favorite superhero. (No props please!)

  • Elementary Early Release - 1:30pm School is Dismissed

Friday, March 9, 2018

KC Sports Day: Dress to support a KC Sports Team: KC Chiefs, KC Royals, or Sporting KC OR wear the KC Sports Team Colors: Red, Royal Blue, or Light Blue

  • B Day: Specials' Rotation
  • School Store is OPEN! (8:25-8:40am)

2018 English Landing Student and Staff Basketball Game Spirit Week!

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Mrs. Riley: Park Hill Support Staff Finalist

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Park Hill announced the finalists for the

2017-2018 Support Staff of the Year Award this week!

Charlene Frerking, Administrative Assistant to the Principal – Tiffany Ridge Elementary

Sheila Rechenberger, Teacher Assistant – Park Hill South High School

Janet Riley, Certified Recess Supervisor – English Landing Elementary

Susan Sadler, Administrative Assistant for Attendance - Union Chapel Elementary

Ryan Stewart, Head Custodian – Chinn Elementary

A special CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Jan Riley for being recognized for this award. Each finalist will now undergo a personal interview with the selection committee to determine the final outcome. The selection committee is composed of

awardees from previous years.

We are so very proud to have Mrs. Riley on our English Landing team!

Eagles always SOAR!

English Landing 2017-2018 Yearbook Picture Request!

Mrs. Anna Trower, our English Landing PTA yearbook chairperson, is working on the 2017-2018 Yearbook. If you have taken any photos (likely of your own child) throughout this school year during school events and would like to share them with Mrs. Trower, please do so right away. Just send these pictures to Mrs. Trower at Please include in the subject line the grade level of the student(s) in the photo. {High resolution pictures needed please!} Thank you!

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Parental involvement in your child’s classroom is one of the leading factors in raising self-esteem and academic achievement. This can go beyond attendance at Parent Teacher Conferences and family nights at English Landing.

We want to see you at Career Share!

Each of our English Landing families are unique ---with their own talents. Career Share is an opportunity for every child at English Landing to showcase THEIR family to their classmates. Career Share is an amazing opportunity for you to visit your student’s classroom. Your involvement will not only make their day, but provide another opportunity for you to partner with English Landing and your child’s education.

Our goal is to have EVERY student have a member(s) of their family come share in their classroom about their job and careers.

It truly means the world to our Eagles. Please take a moment to sign up for a 20 minute time slot in your student’s classroom to share with their classroom.



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The proceeds from this student and staff basketball game will be used to purchase: Red Take Home Folders; Annual Classroom Subscriptions for Brain Pop Software; Tasty Donuts for Career Share; STEM Challenge Materials; Flexible Seating Furniture Options for ALL Classrooms; SOAR Student Incentives.


English Landing Silent Auction

Silent Auction Link:

WOULD you like to sit in the front row at your child's next musical? LOOK HERE!

WOULD you like to park in the RESERVED PARKING SPOT for one month? LOOK HERE!

MORE options like these can be found by clicking the above Silent Auction Link!

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Elementary Device Expansion

Technology Enhancements for the 2018-2019 School Year!

It is no surprise that we are already planning for the 2018-2019 school year! The Park Hill Department of Technology and Instructional Technology completed an exploration process for expanding devices at the elementary level. During this process, one common piece of feedback that was overwhelmingly clear was the need for more devices in Kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms. Based on this feedback, teacher interviews and extensive research, the Park Hill Department of Technology and Instructional Technology announced earlier this week that we would be expanding the devices available in all Kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, students in third through fifth grade will have one-to-one laptop access and students in Kindergarten through second grade will have two-to-one laptop access.

Kindergarten through second grade teachers also expressed a need for even more than a two-to-one level of access overall and Kindergarten through first grade teachers shared a desire to consider iPads as an alternative device type. Therefore, we will be piloting one-to-one laptops in select Kindergarten through second grade classrooms and one-to-one iPads in select Kindergarten and first grade classrooms. The one-to-one pilots will help us determine future actions regarding ideal device types and ratios at each of these levels.

We are excited that this expansion will provide students with the technology access needed to support Park Hill curriculum and 21st century learning goals.


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Park Hill School District News: Hopewell Elementary and Walden Middle School

Park Hill’s newest schools finally have names! Our Board of Education named them Hopewell Elementary and Walden Middle School, choosing from the recommendations of our naming committees. The two committees, made up of students, parents, staff and community members, sorted through 744 school name suggestions from students and the public that ranged from the silly to the serious.

Near the site of Hopewell Elementary, archeologists found artifacts from an ancient network of Native Americans known today as the Hopewell culture, which was spread across most of North America from 200 BC to 500 AD and connected by trade routes. Walden Middle School’s name comes from the old township, Parkdale Walden, where we are building the new school.

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Remaining 2017-2018 Grade Level Musicals

First Grade: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 7:00pm: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”

Kindergarten: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 7:00pm: “The Little Red Hen”

Please Note New Date for Kindergarten Music Program

Musical NEWS Found on Music Room Facebook Page!

Looking for Future Kindergarten Students!

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Kindergarten Roundup on April 30, 2018

Enroll Your Kindergartner Today, Then Mark Your Calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup Event

Families with children entering kindergarten in the Park Hill School District in August 2018 may enroll today online! Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.

Enroll in Park Hill

After you enroll, mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup event at English Landing Elementary School on Monday, April 30th. Our Kindergarten Roundup is an Open House format (5:30pm-7:00pm). Parents and students will get a sneak peak of our school, tour the building, ask questions and get to know the staff.

Save the Date: Sophie's Run

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School Store Hours (Front Lobby)

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Park Hill Star Award

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.

That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.

Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.

Please nominate a Park Hill Star today!

Park Hill Star nomination form

English Landing Office Contact Information

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SAVE THE DATE - Early Release Dates

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Celebrating Student Birthdays: (Park Hill Parent/Student Handbook pages 37-38):

We are happy to celebrate student birthdays and half birthdays (if your child has a summer birthday) at English Landing! To protect the health and safety of our students, families may bring pre-packaged treats to school to share with classmates. In order to address any known allergy concerns, a label listing ingredients should be affixed to the package. Due to allergies and other food intolerances, please consult with your classroom teacher before the pre-packaged treats are brought to school. As a healthier alternative, Park Hill Food Service offers a variety of nutritious treats that may be purchased.

At English Landing we need your HELP! Many birthday treats arrive at the beginning of the school day which provides us time to review the class list regarding food allergies or food intolerances, however, many other birthday treats arrive during lunch and often right at the same time the treat needs to be distributed to students. PLEASE plan on arriving earlier for lunch (at least 15 minutes) to give us time to check the pre-packaged treat ingredients with the students in the classroom who have food allergies or food intolerances. Our school nurse, Mrs. Kimbrel, and office staff, Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Wood, or Mrs. Melvin, will help with this process so when the lunchroom staff teachers distribute the treat in the cafeteria, additional steps have been taken to ensure we are protecting the health and safety of our eagles.

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English Landing Eagles S-O-A-R! Each Eagle...Every Day!

District Vision

Building Successful Futures - Each Student - Every Day

English Landing Vision

Our vision is that all English Landing students will meet grade level expectations and demonstrate responsible citizenship.

English Landing Values

1. We will embrace a welcoming climate.

2. Safety will be a priority.

3. Students and staff will strive for excellence.

4. We will promote collaboration and community involvement.

5. Our school will model life skills.

6. Diverse cultures will be respected.

7. We will practice positive communication.

8. Our school will encourage leadership.

English Landing Strategic Focus Areas





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