Do your best on the test!

Next week the upper grades will begin MAP testing. It is important students are at school each day and on time! Please ensure your child is well rested and eats a good breakfast.


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Sophie’s Run is a not for profit organization that supports students ONLY in the Park Hill School District. To date we have 50 students utilizing a communication devices that were purchased from the proceeds of this race. Additionally, Sophie’s Run has started our assistive technology loan library with over $5,000 worth of equipment, added to 2 large screen touch screens to our special education classroom, and purchased equipment for students who are visually impaired.

Here’s a link to our most current video

Without the race this would not be possible! Consider joining us to raise funds for more assistive technology.

Changes for this year:


  • Fun Run is an approximate 5k. Course is not certified.

  • Personal Item Check-in is provided Race Day at South Park

  • Arrive Early!! Shuttles & Same Day Registration END at 8:30 a.m. Be in the Chinn parking lot by 8:15 a.m. to ensure you arrive on time.

  • Handicap Parking - arrive before 8:00 a.m. and let parking attendants know you need assisted parking. We will have reserved parking at South Park.

  • Overflow Parking is available at Park Hill's Day School which is located just North of the Lake Waukomis entrance, however, you may have to walk to South Park (about 1/4 mile) so please leave plenty of time prior to 8:30 a.m.

  • Miscellaneous - Strollers welcome. NO PETS at the Race Event unless needed for Service.

  • T-shirts pre-ordered for pre-registrants / sizes & quantities not guaranteed for Same Day Registrants.


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Repeat Information

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Chinn Color Fusion Run!



FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

(Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Color Run begins at 6:00 p.m.)

Admission is FREE for Chinn students. Adults and non-Chinn students are $5 each.

This PTA fundraiser will raise money to pay for field trips, R.I.F. books, cultural arts assemblies, classroom supplies and so much more! Please donate!

Corporate and family sponsorship opportunities are available.

Please contact: Laurie Price at

Please click on the link below to sign up to help volunteer, donate an item, or sponsor a color station. The Color Station sponsoring is new this year, so make sure to click below to read more about it.

Color Run Sign Up

Student and Adult sized T-shirts are available for $8.00

Student Career Day at Chinn

We are planning our sixth fun-filled Career Day for Chinn Elementary on Thursday, April 26th. This is the same day as Take Your Child to Work Day. We are looking for guest speakers from the community (parents, family members, and friends) to come and speak to our students about their careers, while relating it to what they learn in elementary school today. What training did you need? Why did you choose your career? What are the favorite parts of your job? You can sign up for the morning session (9:00–10:3oam), the afternoon session (1:30-3:00pm), or both sessions. Your presentation should last about 20 minutes: 4 classes will be rotated through each session.

If you are interested in being a speaker, please complete the bottom portion of this form and return it to Mrs. Bidwell-Child as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact her at or 816.359.6229.

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Summer School Reading Support

Chinn students who need extra reading support and will be entering grades 2-3-4-5 for the 2018-2019 school year and attending SUMMER school at Chinn have the opportunity to participate in a 90 minute reading intervention support during SUMMER School (June 3 to July 4, 2018). Additionally, some small groups of Kindergarten and first grade students who need extra reading support will be seen for 10-20 minutes as the SUMMER school schedule allows.

Our SUMMER School reading interventionist will work with Chinn students who ended the 2017-2018 school year receiving a level of Tier 2 or Tier 3 support. Feel free to contact Mrs. Dye if you have questions about Reading Support for Summer School.

What will my child be doing during the reading intervention program? The reading intervention program follows a structured curriculum including shared reading and writing opportunities, guided reading, word study, and fluency and comprehension practice. Class sizes will be kept small with 12-15 students in each intervention block allowing small group and one-on-one instruction to occur daily.

Will my child miss specials/exploratory classes during the summer school day? No, your child will participate in the reading intervention program during his/her grade level’s English Language Arts block. He/She will spend the remainder of the day with his/her assigned summer school classroom.

Can my child participate in the reading intervention program but not attend full day summer school? Yes, but parent transportation to and from school will need to be provided if this is the case. The 90 minute intervention period for each grade level will be determined after summer school building schedules have been created. For attendance tracking, all students must be enrolled in summer school and assigned to a classroom, even if your child plans to attend the reading intervention program only.

We need your help. PLEASE enroll your child today for SUMMER School!

Summer School Enrollment Link:

Summer Day Camp (Adventure Club)

Registration Dates

Registration for the 2018 Summer Day Camp and Pre-K Summer Adventures will begin on April 2nd for all families. Registration must be done on a computer or tablet, you will not be able to register on a phone.

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year Adventure Club and Prime Time will open on April 10th for current families and April 17th for new families.

Pre-K summer Adventure

New this year, we will be offering pre-kindergarten summer care before and after summer school. This program will run during summer school only, May 30-June 29(dates may change due to inclement weather dates), and will provide care before summer school starting at 6:30 a.m. and after school care until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information on Pre-K Summer Adventure

2018-19 School supply List

Families here is the link for the School Supply list for next year.

2018 Buzz Book

Click the link below to access the 2018 Buzz Book.

2017-2018 Chinn Buzz Book (PDF)

Click to Sign-up as a Watch D.O.G.S. Father-figure

Navigate to About Our School" then on to "Chinn Watch DOGS"

Upcoming Events

April 17-27 -State MAP Testing

April 20–PTA Color Run 5:30-7:00 p.m.

April 30th– Kindergarten Round-up 5:30-7:00 p.m.

April 26- Career Day

May 7– Kindergarten Field Trip

May 10- Early Release Day 1:30pm

May 11 PTA Polynesia Assembly & Spring Luau

May 15th– 5th Grade Track Meet 9:00 a.m- 2:30p.m.

Thomas B. Chinn Elementary

Principal: Mr. Lee Heinerikson

Assistant Principal: Dr. Gina Montalbano

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