Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Thanks for SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Parties on Wednesday! PTA always SOARS!

Friday, November 2, 2018

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

Monday, November 5, 2018

  • Spanish Club | 3:30-4:45pm ( Room 229)
  • Girls on the Run | 3:30-4:45pm

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

  • Beyond the Bell | 3:30-4:45pm

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

  • Choir Practice | 7:45-8:35 am Music Room
  • 4th Grade Dress Rehearsal | 9:50-10:30am
  • Eagles on the Run | 3:30-4:45pm
  • Bricks 4 Kidz | 3:30-4:45pm (room 229)
  • Young Rembrandts | 3:30-4:45pm (staff dining room)
  • Girls on the Run | 3:30-4:45pm

Thursday, November 8, 2018

  • EARLY RELEASE Day! School is dismissed at 1:30pm
  • Final Day to RSVP for Thanksgiving Lunch
  • Young Rembrandts| 1:30 - 3:30pm
  • 4th Grade Musical | 7:00 - 8:00pm

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • FUN Run Spirit Day! Wear Active Wear: Tennis Shoes, Sweats, Sweatshirts
  • PTA FUN RUN Fundraiser: Grade Levels will RUN during their specials' time!
  • Chess Club: 3:30-5:15pm

REMINDER: Joining us for the Thanksgiving Lunch? PLEASE RSVP before November 8, 2018 by calling 359-4370. The Thanksgiving Lunch will be served on November 15, 2018.

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PTA FUN RUN: Friday, November 9, 2018

We hope you are able to join us for our First Annual PTA FUN Run on Friday, November 9, 2018 to cheer our eagles on while they are running their laps! We predict that our students will average between 30-35 laps.

Our eagles will be running in the front parking lot during their specials' time. The front parking lot will be CLOSED following morning car rider arrival for the PTA FUN Run.

  • Fifth Grade FUN Run: 9:00 am
  • Fourth Grade FUN Run: 9:50 am {The Bridges Bus will leave following the FUN Run}
  • Third Grade FUN Run: 10:40 am
  • First Grade FUN Run: 12:50 pm
  • Kindergarten FUN Run: 1:40 pm
  • Second Grade FUN Run: 2:30 pm

This would be a GREAT day for eagles to wear active wear: tennis shoes, sweatshirts, and comfortable pants. Thanks!

**Please note, the front parking lot will be CLOSED until 3:20pm on Friday, November, 9, 2018! We will do our best to not delay evening dismissal in the car rider lane with this extra event. Please help us by not arriving before 3:20pm to wait in the car rider lane.

Thank you!

Mrs. Ottis Recognized with STAR Award

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CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Ottis! Mrs. Ottis was recognized with a STAR Award earlier this week from Dr. Cowherd, Park Hill Superintendent.

A family in Mrs. Ottis’s room nominated her for this STAR Award and wrote about how helpful she has been with their child’s transition to school.

"Like" English Landing on Facebook!

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Did YOU know that English Landing has a Facebook Page?!? Be sure to click the link below to follow us on Facebook. We frequently share updates and pictures throughout the week!

Save the Date: Thanksgiving Meal

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Join us for Thanksgiving Meal. Please remember you can pay the day of the event in exact change or take it from your child’s lunch account. Thank you.

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PTA 2018-2019 Membership Update

The 2018-2019 PTA membership drive kicked off at Back to School Night and is still underway. If you have not yet joined, please do. Your support enables us to provide exciting activities and upgrades for the school, including STEMScope Showcase, the Reflections art program, anniversary t-shirts, the playground sunshade, folding chairs (300 of them), field trips, birthday books, and much, much more. As of November 1, we are at 33% participation from English Landing families – will you help us get to 50% before the end of the year?

Please use this link to sign up for membership Membership dues (just $8.00/family) can be sent in an envelope to school to the PTA Treasurer or via Paypal to (and select the “send to friends and family” option!).

If you have not received a membership card and an English Landing Eagles car magnet, please email Lauren Jeppson at as all paid members through 10/31/18 should have received these now.

Thank you to these families, staff and businesses who have already pledged their support!

Maggie Affolter

Rhian Agnew

Chris & Justin Albani

Ashley Alcanter

Ali Abdu-Latif & Fardowsa Hussein

Megan & Michael Amash

Amy Anderson

Kate & Harry Anderson

Carolyn & Jeff Arnold

Jennifer Barchers

Amber Beasley

Elizabeth Beck

Tara & Bob Bennett

Katie Betts

Danielle Beyer

Nathan Beyer

Tracie & Oren Birks

Megan & James Bogener

Krysten Bowman

Alison & Kurk Broksas

Nichole & Ben Brouse

Katie & Doug Burgess

Kristi & Greg Canty

Caitlin Carney

Jennifer Chase

Ashley & Ryan Cline

Wil Codilla

Brandy & Bernie Colson

Chelsey Comer

Aubrey & Wade Cook

Marinda Cooper

Heather Costello

Emily & Steven Creal

Lisa & Brad Darnell

Tara Davis

Nikki DeMint

Rachel & Justin Derges

Athena & Andy Dickson

Julie & Michael Doane

Stephanie & Channing Doss

Kathleen Duffy

Julie Durrant & Kevin Hutchison

Terri Dwyer

Courtney East

Doni & Drew Edwards

Sarah Eisenmenger

Angela & Aaron Ensminger

Rositsa Esenberg

Deana & Justin Fajen

Mindy & Jeremy Flanagan

Jodi & Jeffrey Fox

Michael Gabrick

Ginger & Steve Gimple

Ashley Glass

Ann & Peter Gochee

Jeanne & Phil Goodin

Stephanie Gordon

Lori & James Gritter

Lilah & John Hall

Heather &Kym Haney

Alexis & Duane Hawkins

Beth & David Hazels

Mindy Hellbush

Julie & Brandon Hendrickson

Jennifer & Dan Hensel

Wendi & Mark Hines

Lakecia Holloway

Kathleen & John Hornaday

Ann & Ray Howel

Melissa Jennings

Beth Jensen

Lauren & Joe Jeppson

Melanie & Kevin Joseph

Katie & Kirby Karnes

Carissa & William Keen

Mette & Brent Kramer

Amber & Pete Kriegel

Juarez Lane

Kimbra Leatherbury

Tamorah & Steven Lewis

Siv Lindell

Jana Lindsey

Kimi & Andy Martinson

Julie & Jesse Masson

Lesley & Ryan Mathes

Amy & Owen McCauley

Stephanie & Randy McCleary

Jessica McDowell

Matthew McGinley

Sara & Patrick McGinnis

Rachel & Luke McKenney

Laura McKinney

Lindsay McLean

Cortney & Ryan McQueen

Nikki & Steve Mills

Rashonda & Donnie Mitchell

Amy Moench

Susan & Jason Moore

Camille & Michael Murphy

Rutila Nery

Tracey Niehues

Lori & Matt Oakley

Gwen & Jeremy O’Brien

Kevin O’Connor

Keri Oedenwaldt

Karen Oliver

Nastasha Olsen

Melanie & Shane Osterhaus

Mary Ottis

Amy & Todd Owens

Stephanie Park

Maggie & Doug Parsley

Amy Peeler

Gale Perkins

Ashlee Peterson

Lindsey Pickett

Kateri Poarch

Cortney Price

Megan Pudenz

Edna Quintana

Melanie & Mike Riley

Kerry Roe

Kari & Eric Rush

Codi Sanders

Stacey Schmidt & Guy Groves

Kitchell Schneider

Liz Seeley

Kelly & Brent Seymour

Amy Sheehan

Cheryl Silver

Kelly Smith

Sarita Smith

Jennifer & David Steele

Mary Steinle

Haley Stone

Lindsey Summers

Dawnae Summy

Natalie & Martin Teresk

Admassu Tessema

Abbey & Wade Thomas

Jennifer & Nathan Thomas

Kelley Thompson

Sheri Thomson

Danny Todfeld

Heidi & Robert Tolnai

Anna Trower

Aaron Truax

Abby Turnbull

Sarah Umscheid

Jenna & Derrick Unruh

Valissa Valdenpena

Gitta Van Berkum

Erika Villegas

Kim Walker

Anne Walton

Joan William

Danielle Williams

Courtney Willis

Amie Wilson

Miranda Wingett

Raelynn Winkelmann

Steve Wiser

Tori Wood

Laura Yates

Aubrey Ziller

Allison & Ryan Zupon

Business Members

Atronic Alarms

Dani Beyer Real Estate

DiPasquale Moore, LLC

Jeppson Law Office

Keen Wealth Advisors

Northland Independent Group

Platte Valley Bank


S&S Auto Service

Seventh Son Investments

Seymour Insights

The Dickson Law Firm

Water Street Family Counseling

Final Reminder: English Landing Staff Wish Tree Link

Park Hill Education Foundation: Major Saver Sales

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PH Major Saver Sales: Now Through November 13, 2018

The Park Hill School District Education Foundation is partnering with Major Saver in a campaign that by design will help us achieve our mission. Proceeds are divided between the individual schools and the Foundation. The Foundation funds are used to support our Classroom Grant program which benefits many of our children. Principals use the funds in a variety of ways to support their educational programs within their specific school. Examples include video & audio equipment, field trips, technology, etc.

Would you like to purchase a Major Saver Card? Click: Buy NOW

Picture Retakes - November 16, 2018

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Lifetouch will be here Friday, November 16th for picture retakes.

We expect the fall pictures to arrive next week!

The code previously given to us from Lifetouch was for purchase PRIOR to pictures. A new code and specific id to purchase your student's picture will come home with your child's proof soon.

If you are choosing to have your child take a picture retake, a new code will be provided with the reminder that comes home.

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Park Hill STAR Awards

The Park Hill School District has a STAR Award for employees. 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 Link below:

Eagles SOAR in Music Programs!

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Remaining 2018-2019 Evening Music Programs at English Landing

Fourth Grade: November 8, 2018

Third Grade: December 13, 2018

Second Grade: February 7, 2019

First Grade: March 5, 2019

Kindergarten: April 11, 2019

Reminder: Exterior Doors are LOCKED During the School Day

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Remaining Elementary Early Release Dates in 2018-2019

Mark your calendars for the Elementary Early Release Days throughout the 2018-2019 school year where elementary schools in Park Hill dismiss at 1:30 pm:

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019

Career Share: Schedule a Classroom Visit!

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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 and Teacher Conferences or attending family nights at English Landing. We want to see you at a Career Share Classroom Visit!

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 our 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.

Right now, this Career Share Sign Up is for classroom visits in October, November, and December. Second Semester Career Share Sign Up times will be shared in December. Your classroom teacher will be sending the link to sign up.

Our goal is to have EVERY student have a member(s) of their family come share in our classroom about their job and careers. It truly means the world to our Eagles.

Making a Transportation Change or Attendance Update?

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English Landing is an AVID School!

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Sprigeo was created so that people would feel safer at school. When a person really needs help we hope you will send in a report. You can also download the app from the App Store or Android Marketplace.

People use Sprigeo to report:

  • Safety threats, bullying, harassment or intimidation at school
  • Safety threats, bullying, harassment or intimidation outside of school
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Friends who talk about hurting themselves
  • Fights, weapons at school

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

For more information please go to Sprigeo Site for English Landing Elementary

English Landing Eagles Always SOAR!

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Celebrating Birthdays at English Landing!

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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. Scott, 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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Thanks for the SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Parties on Wednesday! PTA always SOARS!