Starside's Comet

The Starside Communication - February 12, 2016

Starside Elementary

Our Starside Mission:

Through a collaborative learning community we will build a foundation upon which all students can develop essential academic and life skills.

A Message From Your Principal

Greetings, Starside Families!

Thank you to the many families and guardians who attended our Parent-Teacher Conferences. We love showing off our building and the student-led projects our teachers and students work hard to create. We are proud of the teamwork and collaboration taking place between our Starside staff, students, and the De Soto Community.

I would also like to thank our generous PTA for the delicious dinner spread provided for our teachers throughout conferences. The variety of warm soups, breads, and desserts made for a filling and wonderful dinner on Wednesday. Additionally, our teachers couldn't say enough great things about (or stop eating) the PTA-provided nacho bar during the day on Thursday! A huge "Thank you!" to our PTA parents, Amy Freeman and Erin Krehbiel, for organizing such delicious meals for us.

Now it is time for some well-deserved family time over the next several days. I hope you enjoy this time with your child(ren) and have some exciting adventures planned. We look forward to greeting our students with a smile when they return on Tuesday, February 16th.

Go Team Comets!

Kris Meyer

A reminder about morning drop-off times

Staff supervision is not available until 8:35am. After this time, your child can be dropped off and enter the building through the front doors. Breakfast eaters may enter through the cafe' door at 8:25am. However, only students eating breakfast may go in through the café' door. Please help us to keep morning drop-off safe for all Starside students.

Travel Changes

If your child has a travel change for the day, please let us know by 3:00 so we can make sure that your child and their teacher are well informed. Thank you so much for your help!

Bus Company - First Student

BUS INFORMATION- Starside has a contract with First Student for our busing. If you have an issue/question concerning the bus, please contact them directly at 422-8501. They will be able to answer any questions you may have.

PTA Information

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Jump Rope for Heart

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Counselor Crow's Community Service Day!

Thank you to all of the students, parents, and family members who helped to make the 2016 Community Service Day a success. Participants made snacks, blankets and cards for Ronald McDonald House, Project Linus, and Hillside Village of De Soto residents. They also wrote over 50 letters for active duty military personnel. Thanks again for all your hard work.

We will be having another community service day on Saturday, March 26th. Mark your calendars! More details to follow.

Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Drive Update-We are now at 12.6 pounds! Keep bringing in those tabs so we can reach our goal of 75 pounds

McKenzi Crow

Starside Elementary Counselor

De Soto High School Dance Coach

(913) 667-6270 ext. 4547

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The Health office hubbub

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Front Office Staff:

Kris Meyer


Susan Spear

School Improvement Specialist

Jackie Johnson

Lead Secretary (students records)

Tami Gothard

Building Secretary (attendance)

Tara Brown


McKenzi Crow