Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Thursday, April 12, 2018

2017-2018 Class Pictures: $5.00

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2017-18 Class Pictures are now for sale in the English Landing School Office for $5.00. Please provide the exact amount if you are paying with cash. Thank you!

If you would like to write a check, please make checks payable to English Landing Elementary School and in the memo line include your child's name. Thank you!

Please note: Ms. Turnbull's fourth grade class pictures have not yet arrived. We expect to have them by April 20, 2018

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

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Monday, April 16, 2018

  • D Day: Specials' Rotation
  • Fourth Grade MAP Testing
  • PTA Variety Show Preview - Cafeteria (1:30-3:00pm) {During afternoon recess} Students participating in the PTA Variety Show need to be prepared to perform their act. Please bring show attire! Thank you!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • A Day: Specials' Rotation
  • School Store is OPEN (8:25-8:40am)
  • Third and Fifth Grade MAP Testing

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • B Day: Specials' Rotation
  • Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade MAP Testing

Thursday, April 19, 2018

  • C Day: Specials' Rotation
  • Fourth and Fifth Grade MAP Testing
  • PTA Maker Night and STEMScope Showcase Evening (6:00-7:30pm)

Friday, April 20, 2018

  • D Day: Specials' Rotation

2018 MAP TESTING DATES for Grades 3-4-5 Begins Next Week!

English Landing Elementary School will administer the MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) GLA (Grade Level Assessments) in grades 3-4-5 on April 16, 2018 through April 25, 2018.

The English Landing third and fourth grade students will only need to test during the mornings, however, the fourth grade students will need to test on one day in the afternoon and on all other days test only in the mornings.

  • Third Grade Testing Days: April 17, 18, 24, 25
  • Fourth Grade Testing Days: April 16, 18, 19, 23, 25 (On April 25, Fourth Grade will also test in the afternoon.)
  • Fifth Grade Testing Days: April 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24

A special THANK YOU to the English Landing PTA for providing a small snack to our students during MAP testing.

Family STEMSCOPE SHOWCASE Night: Thursday!

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A Special Thank you to our PTA President, Mrs. Albani!

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A special THANK YOU to Mrs. Albani for serving as the English Landing PTA President during the 2016-2017 school year and the 2017-2018 school year! There are so many PTA and school events that Mrs. Albani has planned and volunteered for during the past two school years serving as the English Landing PTA President. The English Landing staff THANKS Mrs. Albani for donating this time and positive energy to our school.

Eagles always SOAR! Mrs. Albani will always be considered an English Landing Eagle!

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The Albani Family: Dr. Albani, Caleigh, Graham, and Mrs. Albani

PTA Spring 2018 Wish Tree

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As we complete the fourth quarter, the English Landing PTA is asking each of our Eagle families to help make a difference in your child's classroom by helping to stock it with essential items needed by their teachers during this last part of the school year.

Participation is easy! EL staff members have created personalized wish lists with the items they need the most. We encourage you to remember not only your child's grade-level teacher but also the specials teachers, reading interventionists, counselors, office staff and all of the rest of the EL family who take such good care of our Eagles all year long.

The Wish Tree drive period runs from Friday, 3/30 - Friday 4/20. Items can be brought in by your child or labeled and dropped off by families in the office during school hours.

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!

Angela Ensminger, PTA Wish Tree Chairperson

Mom of Peter (4th) and Henry (2nd)

REPEAT: Take Your Child to Work Day: Student Attendance

Dear English Landing Parent(s),

As families begin to make plans for Take Your Child to Work Day (April 26, 2018), I want to make sure you have accurate information regarding how student attendance will be documented on this day.

Up until two years ago, a letter had been sent home with all Park Hill elementary students stating that they would be counted present at school if a signed form and Take Your Child to Work Day reflection activity was returned. As of two years ago this was no longer the case since following this former practice violated the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines regarding student attendance.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education language regarding daily student attendance states: Students must be in attendance in an instructional capacity under the direct supervision of a certificated employee of the district to be counted for attendance purposes.” Therefore, if students are absent, for part or all of the day, on Take Your Child to Work Day (Thursday, April 26th), they will be counted as absent for the time they are not in school.

In Park Hill at the elementary level, we do not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences. Therefore, when a student is absent, it is simply counted as an absence. At English Landing Elementary School, we do not recognize perfect (100%) attendance. We strive for student attendance to be at or above 95%.

I encourage you to make the decision that best meets the needs of your child/family when determining if your child will participate in Take Your Child to Work Day (April 26, 2018). Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding attendance procedures for Take Your Child to Work Day (April 26, 2018).


Dr. Kerry Roe


Planning for the 2018-2019 School Year

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Looking for Future Kindergarten Students!

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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.

REPEAT: PTA Variety Show: May 4th

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SUMMER SCHOOL: June 4 to July 3, 2018

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Park Hill Summer School is a free, fun, caring place for your child to learn during the summer.

Students who will enter kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall will focus on a combination of academic and exploration classes. High school students can also enroll in summer school.

In response to parent feedback, Park Hill Summer School will once again offer a full day summer school program that includes transportation. Applications are due May 11 to make sure transportation is available. Summer school bus routes and stops may vary from those of the regular school year and will be assigned based on student enrollment received by noon on May 11. Enrollees after this date will be assigned to an existing bus stop. You can also purchase meals for your child during summer school, just as you can during the school year.

Please complete and return an enrollment form by noon on May 11 to your assigned Park Hill school or to the school your child plans to attend during summer school.

The dates for elementary and middle school students are June 4 to July 3. The first session for high school students is June 4-21, and the second session is June 22 to July 16, with no classes July 4-6. Enrollment opens April 2.

Return this form to your assigned Park Hill school or to the school your child plans to attend during summer school. The boundary locator tool can help you locate your assigned school.

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Career Share April Classroom Visits

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Dear Families,

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 his/her family to his/her 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 his/her family come share in his/her 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.


Thank you!


The Eagles' Events Team


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

First Grade 9:00-11: a.m. and Third Grade 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Rain Out Date is the following Tuesday on May 8th)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Second Grade 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Fourth Grade 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Rain Out is the following Wednesday on May 9th)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Kindergarten 9:00-11:00 a.m. (Rain Out Date is the following Thursday on May 10th)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Fifth Grade District Track Meet 9:30-2:00 at Park Hill High School’s Track and Field (Rain Out Date is Thursday, May 17th)

*All field days will be held next door at Lakeview Middle School’s Track and Field except for fifth grade students. The fifth grade students participate in a Fifth Grade District Track Meet at the Park Hill District Stadium.

REPEAT: Save the Date: Sophie's Run

Sophie's Run will be on Saturday, May 5th at Lake Waukomis. English Landing Fifth Grade Choir will be teaming up with Line Creek's Fifth Grade Choir to sing the National Anthem schedule for 8:55am.
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School Store Hours (Front Lobby)

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Musical NEWS Found on Music Room Facebook Page!

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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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