Southeast Star

October 18, 2019

Southeast Elementary School

School Address: 5704 NW Northwood Road, Kansas City, MO 64151

School Hours: 8:40 AM - 3:30 PM

School Phone: (816)359-4360

Principal: Terri Deayon

Assistant Principal: Sarah Sieminski

Counselor: Mandy Frayer

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Updated Vision, Mission, and Values

Based on feedback from students, staff, and families, we have developed a new vision, mission, and values at Southeast! Please see the picture above (or our school website) to get an idea of the things that drive us! Thank you for partnering with us to help develop these grounding ideas for our school!

Upcoming Events

October 18th: First Quarter Report Cards Available

October 23rd: Student-Led Conferences, 5:00-8:00pm

October 24th: NO SCHOOL; Student-Led Conferences, 12:00-8:00pm

October 25th: NO SCHOOL

October 28th - November 1st: Red Ribbon Week (see below for spirit day details)

October 29th: PTA Trunk or Treat

October 31st: Fall Classroom Parties, 2:15-3:00pm

November 1st: PTA Skate Night from 5:30-7:30p

November 11th: PTA Meeting at 6:30pm

November 21st: Thanksgiving Meal in the Cafeteria

parent teacher conferences

Student-led conferences will be held on October 23 (5:00-8:00 PM) and October 24 (12:00-8:00 PM). Our goal is 100% attendance. Please contact your student's teacher or the school office to schedule your conference!

Also, if you are interested in helping our PTA host much appreciated meals for our hard-working teachers, please click here for a Sign-Up Genius. Thank you for everything you do to support our superstars!

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Southeast was Spotlighted Doing Porch Visits - Click the picture below, or check out a video on our Southeast Facebook page!

Southeast Spotlight 2019-2020

WEBINAR: Parenting in Challenging Times: What is conscious discipline, and why does it matter?

Join us for a webinar on Oct 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM CDT.

Used for classroom management and social-emotional learning, conscious discipline is based on current brain research, child development information and age-appropriate practices. This approach teaches self-regulation skills, focuses on children's voice and empowers them to achieve behavioral goals. Benefits include creating healthy connections, improving impulse control and encouraging cooperation. Conscious discipline is an opportunity for us to better understand and change behavior, allowing us to effectively serve students' needs. Audra Olson will explain conscious discipline, drawing on her 30 years of experience as an educator and counselor in our Park Hill schools. Retired from the classroom, Olson continues to serve our students. She studied with the creator of conscious discipline, and she is working with our staff to bring these skills to Park Hill.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Click HERE to register!

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Trunk or Treat

Due to the construction project on Northwood and our limited parking on premises, we will host our Trunk or Treat AT WALDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL, on October 29, from 6-7 PM. We are grateful that Walden has agreed to allow us to use their parking lot so that we don't have to cancel this event!
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Thanksgiving Meal - Payment Options

If you are planning to join us for this meal, please bring exact cash or add money to your child's account prior to the date of the event.

Social Worker Spotlight

From Ms. Hart, Southeast’s Social Worker

Some families may be facing hardships due to the United Auto Workers' (UAW) strike against General Motors. If your family’s employment is impacted by the strike, your family may be eligible for meal benefits. Please refer to our Parent Resources page here: for more information, or to apply for free or reduced meals. Once the strike is finalized and employees are back to work, families can then notify food services of this change.

Please fill out the Confidential Resource Checklist for further resources and assistance

October Curriculum Connections

October ELA Curriculum Connection

October Math Curriculum Connection

October Social Studies/ Science Curriculum Connection

Southeast PTA

Have you joined PTA? Support your Southeast Superstars! Click here to see the PTA section of the Southeast website for 2019-2020 information and this year's membership form!

2019-2020 PTA Board and Positions

Beri Edwards - PTA President

Sue Ann Adrade-Teacher Representative

Erica Sheer - Treasurer

Sara Meinhard - Correspondence Secretary

Jennifer Anthony - Recording Secretary

Stacy Mudd - Communications

Daryl Terwilleger - Membership

Sara Meinhard, Krystina Mannell, & Stephanie Butler - Hospitality

Julie Sola - Fundraising

Elizabeth McMahan & Emily Farrow - Yearbook

Cori Darr-Spirit Wear & Box Tops

Meredith Suarez - Cultural Arts

participate in pta reflections contest!

Click here for the PTA Reflections Contest Entry Form. If you need a printed copy, please stop by the Southeast front office. All submissions are due October 15th.

Early Release Dates

All elementary schools will have an early release, once a month, for our teachers to receive professional development focused on increasing student success. On early release dates, all elementary schools release at 1:30 PM. Below you will find the dates for the 2019-2020 school year. Early release transportation arrangements must be communicated with your child’s teacher. If transportation changes need to be made, throughout the year, please contact your child’s teacher or the Southeast Office.

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2019-2020 Southeast Staff

Click here to see our staff for the 2019-2020 school year!

Do You Know A Park Hill Star?

The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy.

The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:

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.

Southeast Communication

You will find several ways to stay up to date on school activities throughout the year on the Southeast website , Facebook, Twitter and newsletters from your child’s teacher. You will also occasionally get an automated email or voicemail message sent to you by the school with important information and reminders. We know two-way communication is best, so please feel free to call, email, or stop by the school with any questions you may have regarding your child’s education.

Terri Deayon



Sarah Sieminski

Assistant Principal


Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is arriving soon, and we are in need of volunteers! Please consider a 1 hour shift or more. You can sign up at this link.

Our book fair will be Wednesday, October 23rd through Thursday, October 24th during Parent/Teacher Conferences. (No need to send money with your child.)

October 23rd: 5:00-8:00 PM

October 24th: 12:00-8:00

This is a great time to stock up for the holiday season and give the gift of reading! Our fair will also be online at starting October 13th through October 25th. You can see the flyer, sign up to volunteer, and shop online at this site. Book Fair proceeds are used to purchase more books and materials for our library.