Family News from the Nest

BOOK FAIR THANK YOU!!!!

English Landing Family!

Thank you so much for your participation in our Spring Scholastic Book Fair. We surpassed our goal of \$4,000 with total sales of \$6,555! This equates to 1,311 books sold and 235,980 reading minutes. How amazing! Thank you to the family members, students, and English Landing staff who made this possible. All of our proceeds will go to support the Media Center.

Chris Albani

PTA President

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

Monday, February 26, 2018

• B Day: Specials' Rotation
• English Landing SPIRIT Day (Wear school spirit wear, school colors (red, white & blue) and jeans)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

• D Day: Specials' Rotation

Thursday, March 1, 2018

• A Day: Specials' Rotation
• Spring Picture Day
• CogAT Testing for First Grade Students (9:45-10:45am)

Friday, March 2, 2018

• B Day: Specials' Rotation
• English Landing SPIRIT Day (Wear school spirit wear, school colors (red, white & blue) and jeans)
• School Store is OPEN! (8:25-8:40am)

Monday, March 5, 2018

• C Day: Specials' Rotation
• PTA Meeting at 6:30pm in the Media Center!

SPRING PICTURE DAY IS COMING

Mark your calendars! Picture Day is coming Thursday, March 1st. Look for more information on your child's Picture Day Flyer which will be coming home soon. Orders will be ON-LINE ONLY. Visit mylifetouch.com for clothing suggestions, online payment details and more. Our school’s Picture Day ID is KM487004Q0.

Multiply and Divide

Make it fun. Practice using toys or food. If your child collects toy animals, you might ask, “How many legs do 4 horses have?” He/She can “skip count” the legs by 4s (4, 8, 12, 16) to see that 4 x 4 = 16. If he/she has 17 pretzels and wants to give 3 friends an equal amount, he/she can “deal them out.” He’ll/She’ll see that each person gets 5, and there are 2 left over. (17 ÷ 3 = 5, remainder 2)

Use what you know. Encourage your youngster to look for clues to help him/her solve problems. For 8 x 7, he/she could consider other facts he/she knows. “I know 4 groups of 7 = 28. I need 8 groups so I can double that answer. If 28 + 28 = 56, then 8 x 7 = 56.” For 30 ÷ 5, he/she might say, “I know 10 ÷ 5 = 2. There are three 10s in 30, and 3 x 2 = 6. So 30 ÷ 5 must be 6.”

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

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

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!

We are getting ready for our eleventh annual English Landing Staff and Student Basketball Game on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Lakeview Middle School gym!

A FAN FAVORITE each year is the WONDERFUL Theme Baskets which will be WON at the conclusion of this basketball game! Every English Landing student will receive one ticket (FREE) for a chance to win one of the theme baskets.

Additional tickets may be purchased by students each day before school in their grade level halls. Each additional ticket costs \$1.00.

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.

Final Call: Restocking Valentine Supply and Composition Notebooks

If you would like to donate to our English Landing Valentine card supply so we are prepared for the 2018-2019 school year, please click on the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B44ACA729A3FC1-valentine

We are also in need of a few more composition notebooks for our school supply store. Thanks!

The English Landing Staff

Do you have an English Landing PTA Cookbook filled with DELICIOUS recipes?

We have PTA Cookbooks for sale in the English Landing Office for just \$15.00 each. Stop by to purchase one today! Thanks!

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

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 now by visiting English Landing Elementary School between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday on days when school is in session. Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.

Parents will need to bring their children’s certified, state-issued birth certificate, immunization records and two proofs of residency to enroll. One proof of residency must be a current paid real estate tax receipt, a lease or mortgage agreement, or a new construction contract. The other should be an original and current gas, electric or water bill on which the name and address are provided.

After you enroll, mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup event at English Landing Elementary School on Monday, April 30. 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.

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

CELEBRATING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS AT ENGLISH LANDING

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.

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

Financial