Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, October 20, 2017

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The Hundred-Year Snooze - 5th Grade Music Program

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What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

Monday, October 23, 2017

  • Girls on the Run - Media Room/Library (3:30-5:00)
  • Spanish Club - Room 229 (3:30-4:45)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  • 2nd Grade Field Trip - Kauffman Performing Arts Center (9:00-11:45)
  • 5th Grade Girl Scouts - Staff Dining Room (3:30-5:00)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • Adventure Club Reading - Room 229 (3:30-6:00)
  • Girls on the Run - Library/Media Center (3:30-5:00)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (5:00-8:00)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

  • No School!
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (1:00-8:00)

Friday, October 27, 2017

  • No School!

Viewing English Landing's First Quarter Report Cards: TODAY!

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English Landing’s First Quarter Report Cards will be available to view online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal TODAY, Friday, October 20, 2017 after 4:00pm.

Your first step is to access Infinite Campus at:

In order to access your parent portal you will need your specific GUID #. If you don’t have this information please email Mrs. Wood at to receive this number.

Specific directions regarding:

If you need additional assistance please call the English Landing Elementary School office at 816-359-4370.

PTA Cookbook Sales: Next Week!

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Our Eagle Events Team has finalized the details of our Career Share focus for the 2017-2018 school year. Career Share classroom visits allow our eagles to learn more about the jobs that adults have in our English Landing community and introduces them to careers they might not even know exist.

This year we would like to have EVERY student have at least ONE parent or family member spend time in his/her classroom in a Career Share visit. We started the Guys and Gals approach years ago and feel that it isn't about the gender separation but instead about EVERY student having a parent or family member visit the classroom sometime during the school day.

If you would like to sign up for a November Career Share please see the below links for each grade level. We will continue to publish a Career Share calendar link each month to help meet the goal of EVERY eagle having at least one parent or family member visit for a Career Share during the 2017-2018 school year. Thanks!

At the end of the school year, we will host a DONUT celebration because we know for some eagles (young and old) the DONUT treat was a key component to our Career Share program in past school years as it gave us all a chance to spend some additional time together before the school day started. Instead of having this DONUT celebration in the gym, we will host this in every grade level hallway so ALL eagles will receive a morning treat. Family members will be encouraged to join us in this Career Share Celebration in May.

Fall PTA Teacher Wish Tree: An Annual Tradition

Picture Retakes:November 9, 2017

Picture retakes will be on Thursday, November 9th. Our school's Picture Day ID is KM987005Q1. Please go to for more information. Thanks.

Veterans Day: November 10, 2017

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English Landing Family Volunteer Opportunity - Girls on the Run 5K

Socktober Collection: Lakeview Middle School Promotion

Our names are Lucas Crane and Ella Sias. Lucas was a previous student there, in English Landing. We are now students at Lakeview Middle School. We are collaborating with a nonprofit organization, Uncover KC, to help make positive change in our city through our reading and writing and we need YOU and YOUR STUDENTS to help us out!

We are going to help UncoverKC lead Socktober this year and be the catalyst for teens inspiring other teens/kids to make a change, too. We believe that kids can make this world an amazing place if we all work together! Our goal is to have Lakeview students each get 1-2 schools/businesses to participate in Socktober and to receive more socks for the Socktober drive than ever before for the homeless community in KC.

Donated socks can be new or gently used and sent to the donation bins we have decorated in Miss Mehwald’s Kindergarten Room, Room 224.

Where can I find more information about the nonprofit organization we are collaborating with? Where can I find more information about Socktober?

English Landing Social Worker Update

Hello Eagle Parents/Guardians!!

My name is Debbie Landis and I am the new Social Worker at English Landing. I just want to reach out to you to remind you that I am here to support your family/child at school and with home needs. If you are interested in receiving back snack, resources to utilities, Park Hill PTA Clothing Center Referral or community resources please feel free to call me at 816-359-6784 or email me at

Repeat: Staying SAFE! Car Rider Line Reminders

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Repeat: Media Center Needs Your Help!

The media center needs your help! We are asking for volunteers throughout the months of October and November to update our 8,000 library books! We are working to replace the green dots that designate reading levels with new and improved labeling that meets our 21st century learning goals and current classroom practices. Please contact Kitchell Schneider ( if you are interested in helping.

Thank you!

Repeat:MISSING Student Badge Process

Dear English Landing Families,

Once again students are utilizing student badges to be used daily at English Landing to access each student’s breakfast and lunch account, check out library books, and monitor daily student bus transportation. Because of all the components involved with the student’s badge, each student is required to wear his/her student badge to and from school each day.

English Landing students will be issued two badges free of charge; however, if a student misplaces or loses his/her badge after receiving the first two free badges, there will be a fee of $5.00 for each additional badge issued. If a student misplaces or loses this second badge, a $5.00 fee will be charged for each additional badge issued. We will automatically replace a student’s badge as this is needed each day, however, the badge will remain at school until the replacement fee is received.

Each English Landing student also received an English Landing “break away” lanyard (provided with PTA funds) when issued his/her student badge. Students will not be permitted to trade this English Landing lanyard for another lanyard.

Please let your child’s classroom teacher or me know if you have any additional questions.


Dr. Kerry Roe


Repeat: 2017-2018 PTA School Directory Order Form

The English Landing Elementary School Directory will be distributed to all families electronically this year. If you would like to order a printed copy, please complete the following form and return to school by Monday, October 23rd.

REMINDER: As shared in previous SMORE communication and Back to School News, the English Landing PTA is finalizing a 2017-2018 English Landing School Directory. This directory will include family contact information (student name, parent name(s), address, phone number, e-mail) unless a family completes a 2017-2018 Park Hill School District Image/Contact Information Opt-Out Form. *Form available on the English Landing School website under Parent Resources.
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Repeat: 2017 Major Saver Campaign: Coming SOON!

The 2017 Major Saver campaign is just a few weeks away! Proceeds raised from the 2017 Major Saver campaign goes to the Park Hill Education Foundation.

The Park Hill Education Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to support educational programs that benefit the students, staff, and patrons of the Park Hill School District.

Major Saver Campaign Kickoff: The week of October 30, 2017

  • Sales packets will be delivered and distributed.

Major Saver Sales: November 6, 2017 to November 13, 2017

  • A Major Saver staff member will handle daily money collections and card distribution at each school office

Repeat: Thanksgiving Meal - Thursday, November 16th

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School Store Hours (Front Lobby)

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2017-2018 Grade Level Musicals

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4th Grade: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 7:00pm: “Who Pushed Humpty?”

3rd Grade: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 7:00pm: “How to Be a Pirate”

2nd Grade: Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 7:00pm: “School Daze”

1st Grade: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 7:00pm: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”

Kindergarten: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 7:00pm: “The Little Red Hen”

Musical NEWS Found on Music Room Facebook Page!

English Landing Office Contact Information

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SAVE THE DATE - Early Release Dates

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Park Hill School District Volunteer Process


Volunteers are important to the success of the Park Hill School District, and we appreciate their service to ourschools. In order to keep our children safe, all volunteers who might ever be around students without an employee present must be screened, starting in August 2014.

Volunteers who have passed the screening process will be re-screened three years from their screening date.

If you have questions about the volunteer screenings, contact Cindy Small, (816) 359-6817.


  • If a volunteer will be alone with students in order to facilitate smaller groups on a field trip or in the school, that volunteer must be screened.

  • If an unscreened volunteer will be on a field trip, that volunteer must stay with a district employee.

  • Sitting with a student outside the classroom is unsupervised volunteering, even though staff members might walk through regularly. These volunteers must be screened.

  • Unless the volunteer who works with students will stay with an employee at all times, the volunteer must be screened.

  • Screened volunteers may not supervise unscreened volunteers. Unscreened volunteers must stay with a district employee.

  • District employees have the right to refuse the services from any volunteer.


  1. The screening forms are available on this page, under the volunteer forms section.

  2. The volunteer will fill out a screening form for us to submit for a request for child abuse or criminal neglect records from the Missouri Department of Social Services.

  3. The volunteer will sign a form indicating that he or she agrees to all our volunteer rules and agrees to be rescreened every three years.

  4. The school will send the forms to the Communication Services department at the district office.

  5. The Communication Services department will submit the request for child abuse or criminal neglect records to the Missouri Department of Social Services and check to make sure the volunteer is not on the sex offender registry.

  6. The Communication Services department will notify the building of the results when the screening is complete. It can take up to two weeks for the screening to go through.

*If the volunteer or a building staff member isuncomfortable submitting the screening form, which includes thevolunteer’s social security number, through the district interofficemail, the volunteer may bring the form to the district office and turn it in directly to the Communication Services staff. We will keep allforms in a secure location.


Volunteer Screening Packet (PDF)

Volunteer Rules (PDF)

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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