English Landing PTA News

September 2018

In this Issue:

  1. A Note from the PTA President
  2. Important Dates
  3. Volunteer Opportunities
  4. Donation Options
  5. Business Member Listing
  6. PTA Board and Committee Chair Contact Information

A Note from the PTA President

Please join us for our next PTA meeting this coming Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:30pm at Riverside Community Center (4498 NW High Dr, Riverside, MO 64150). This will be a meeting you won't want to miss as we have Park Hill School District Superintendent, Dr. Jeanette Cowherd, coming to speak with us. PTA will not providing babysitting for this meeting, but we welcome you to bring your children to attend the meeting alongside you.

If you're wondering how the PTA will be serving the students and staff of English Landing Elementary in the month of October, here are a few things that will keep us busy (and may even provide an opportunity for you to volunteer your time):

-PTA is honored to contribute memorabilia to the 25th Anniversary time capsule

-Field trips, funded by the PTA, are starting to get under way

-We are providing dinner to the staff as they prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences

-Popcorn Fridays will begin in October

-Halloween class parties (supported by PTA) will take place on October 31

-A pep rally to promote our FUN RUN will be taking place

-A student directory is in the works, provided to you by the PTA

-PTA works with Feed Northland Kids program on a weekly basis

-The district clothing center will be using volunteers from English Landing, a PTA supported endeavor

This just names a few of the things PTA can do because of YOU and YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS. Thank you!

Ginger Gimple

PTA President

Next PTA Meeting - Riverside Community Center

Monday, Oct. 1st, 5:30pm

4498 Northwest High Drive

Riverside, MO


Future PTA Meetings

January 7, 2019, 10:00 am - Flex Classroom

March 4, 2019, 6:30 pm - Media Center

May 6, 2019, 10:00 am - Flex Classroom

Fun Run

PTA is excited to announce that English Landing will be participating in a FUN RUN on November 9th. Mark your calendars now! More details to follow.


Celebrating a new volunteer!

Welcome to our new Reflections Chair, Laura Yates! PTA is excited to have Laura heading up this committee. Please be watching for information to come on this year's Reflections contest.

Popcorn Friday Volunteers

Popcorn Friday dates are set: October 5, November 2, January 11, March 29 and May 3. Volunteers needed! This is a fun and easy way to support the PTA and English Landing! Shifts are flexible and range between 8:30-11:00. You can stay for an hour or for the whole time.

Please contact Amy Moench if you are interested: amymoench@gmail.com or 913-708-0705. – Amy Moench

Yearbook Volunteers

Do you enjoy photography? Do you like being a part of your student's life at English Landing? Do you have basic computer skills? If you answered yes to any of those questions we want you! The English Landing yearbook advisors are looking for a few photographers to take grade level pictures to be included in the yearbook. We currently need photographers for grades kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.

What's required:

-a phone or camera that takes high resolution pictures (at least 300 dpi)

-a computer, tablet, or phone that can upload pictures

-availability to attend school functions to take pictures

-availability to create your grade's yearbook page

-potentially need volunteer clearance from Park Hill School District (depending on event you are photographing)

If you are interested we can set up a time to meet and review exactly how to upload and add pictures to the yearbook. Or if you just want more information on what's involved contact us for that too!


Anna Trower - PTA Yearbook chair

(816) 585-9561 or annatrower@yahoo.com

Teresa Dwyer - PTA Yearbook co-chair


Deadline to apply: October 15th

Party Planning and Room Parent Volunteers

Halloween parties will be here before we know it! Thank you to the many parents who signed up to host a party. Ms. Poarch and Ms. Wood in 3rd grade are still in need of a party host. Please sign up if you are able to help! Party plans will be available to help you plan the party.

The party will be October 31 from 2:00-3:00.

The following teachers still need party hosts for the Winter party on December 21 from 10:00 - 11:00: Jensen, Van Berkum, Beck, Wood, Dwyer, and Peters.

Friendship party hosts are needed in the following classrooms: Ottis, Pudenz, Van Berkum, DeMint, Dwyer, and Peters.

This is the first year that every classroom has a room parent! This is fabulous! Thank you to those of you willing to commit to this 'job'!

Kindergarten: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4eacad2dab9-kindergarten2

1st Grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4EACAD2DAB9-1stgrade2

2nd Grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4EACAD2DAB9-2ndgrade2

3rd Grade: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4eacad2dab9-3rdgrade3

4th Grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4EACAD2DAB9-4thgrade2

5th Grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4EACAD2DAB9-5thgrade2

Park Hill Clothing Center

October is our month to help provide volunteers at the PTA Clothing Center. There are 4 different times that the clothing center is open in October.

October 2 from 10-12 or 2:30-4:30

October 16 from 10-12 or 5-7

If you can't make it the full 2 hours just come for as long as you can. They also ask that if possible you show up 15 minutes prior to the start time so that you can get your assignment and learn what to do. Find a friend and come work together! You can just show up or you can sign up using the link below.


Contact Amy Anderson with any questions at amyanderson5@gmail.com.



Will you INVEST in your child?

Join the PTA in its primary fundraising initiative!

Donating to INVEST allows 100% of every donation to directly benefit your children and our school community.

Your tax deductible donation helps support programming and resources that wouldn't otherwise be possible, including:

*Field Trips

*Birthday Books

*Popcorn Friday

*Classroom Parties- Fall, Winter, Friendship


*School Directory

*Staff Appreciation

*Classroom Materials

*Assembly Folding Chairs and Dolly (300 of them!)

*Playground Shelter

*STEMScope Showcase

*Veterans' Day Breakfast

*Field Day Supplies

*Media Center Enhancements (Green Screen)

*Back to School Night

*Student T-Shirts

*Student Lanyards

Our 2018 - 2019 INVEST fundraising goal is $6,000, of which $3,900 has been raised so far.

Every little bit will help us achieve our goal - What can you contribute this year?

Please use this link to sign up for membership: https://tinyurl.com/ydh2r7c5.

Membership dues (just $8.00/family) can be sent via cash or check in an envelope to school indicating: Julie Durrant, PTA Treasurer INVEST Donation, or you can pay online with PayPal.

PayPal Instructions:

1. Go to PayPal.com

2. Log in to your account

3. Select ptaenglishlanding@gmail.com

4. Select send to friends and family to avoid fees!

5. Enter payment amount.

Please contact Lauren Jeppson, lpjeppson@gmail.com with any questions.

Do you shop on Amazon.com?

Do you shop on Amazon.com?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the English Landing PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the English Landing PTA. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com and choose PTA Missouri Congress English Landing PTA as your organization of choice.

For more information, contact Julie Durrant at Julie.Durrant@gmail.com

PTA Reimbursement Forms

Click here to find a copy of the PTA Check Request Form. Please include this form when submitting check requests. All requests must be accompanied by a receipt or invoice before payment will be made. If you have any questions, contact Julie Durrant at Julie.durrant@gmail.com

English Landing PTA Executive Board 2018-2019


Ginger Gimple, thegimples@hotmail.com

Vice-President Membership

Lauren Jeppson, lpjeppson@gmail.com

Vice-President Volunteers

Katie Burgess, katieeburgess@gmail.com

Vice-President Fundraising

Haley Stone, haleystonefitness@gmail.com


Julie Durrant, Julie.durrant@gmail.com


Maggie Parsley, Maggie_knapp@yahoo.com


Kerry Roe, roek@parkhill.k12.mo.us

Assistant Principal

Danny Todtfeld, todtfeldd@parkhill.k12.mo.us

PTA Committee Chairs/Leaders

Book Fair

Chris Albani, christinealbani@sbcglobal.net

Box Tops

Rashonda Mitchell, rashonda.mitchell@gmail.com

Clothing Center

Amy Anderson, amyanderson5@gmail.com


Tasha Olsen, natashaross@yahoo.com


Camille Murphy, camillemurphy226@yahoo.com

Popcorn Fridays

Stephanie Doss, stephanieldoss@gmail.com

Amy Moench, amymoench@gmail.com


Laura Yates, lbdyates@gmail.com

Room Parties

Susan Moore, susmoore28@gmail.com

School Supplies

Katie Burgess, katieeburgess@gmail.com

Shatto for Schools

Kelly Smith, kellymchughsmith@gmail.com

Staff Appreciation Week

Stacey Schmidt, slschmidt@cmh.edu

Kari Rush, karirush@gmail.com

Stemscope Showcase

Julie Durrant, julie.durrant@gmail.com

Lauren Jeppson, lpjeppson@gmail.com

Student Directory

Jenna Unruh, jennaunruh@gmail.com

Teacher Wish Tree

Angela Ensminger, angelaensminger@gmail.com

Variety Show

Sheri Thomson, sherithomson3@gmail.com


Anna Trower, annatrower@yahoo.com

Teresa Dwyer, dwyert@parkhill.k12.mo.us

If you are interested in leading an open committee please contact Katie Burgess at katieeburgess@gmail.com

For your convenience, links to previous PTA SMORE's: