A newsletter for the Walden Community
September 5- No School- Labor Day
September 6- Musical Auditions
September 6, 8, 9- NWEA first round testing
September 7- Early Release 1:05 PM
September 20- PTA Meeting
Transportation- new info about buses
Bus Riders: BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR INFINITE CAMPUS AND STAY TUNED FOR A MESSAGE FROM FIRST STUDENT ABOUT YOUR BUS TIME AND BUS NUMBER!
Bus routes have been updated to allow for new students, alleviate overcrowding and maximize the use of our resources.
Car Riders/Walkers/Bike Riders: Please do not arrive at Walden prior to 7:55. Student supervision does not begin until this time and students will not be admitted to the building.
Students should not be dropped off or picked up in the parking lot. This is unsafe.
Dismissal: If you are one of the first to arrive please pull up to the end of the sidewalk to make room for other vehicles. As you wait please turn off your vehicle.
September Character Strong Character Champions and Model
School Lunch and Breakfast
Also, while we love to have guests at school, our cafeteria is extremely crowded. Should you want to have lunch with your student, you must call us at least 24 hours in advance so we may reserve a place outside of the cafeteria for you to eat.
Get your student involved at Walden!
First Early Release Restaurant Night- September 7th
Park Hill South Football Game Reminder
Intramurals are coming!
We wanted to take a moment to share some information regarding our intramural program. We know intramurals are a great way for students to get involved, especially at the 6th-grade level and we are committed to providing this opportunity for our students and families. However, as you are aware, the district is experiencing bus driver shortages and working through transportation efficiencies. With this information, we will not be able to provide transportation home from intramurals for the first quarter. We will be monitoring how this goes and we will re-evaluate this plan at the end of the quarter. From there, we will provide communication about the plan for the second quarter.
While we know this could be disappointing to some, we are exhausting all of our resources to assist. And we will support any student and family who has specific transportation needs. One way we will be doing this is by providing the opportunity for ride-sharing in the district. On the attached permission form, you will find additional information. On the intramural permission form, you will find a spot for you to offer to transport another child or to select if you'd like to be connected with another family to transport your child. Stay tuned!
Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls
Student IDs are also used to scan for lunch. Our lunch lines move faster when students can scan and don't have to put in their student numbers. Those who do not have their ID at lunch will have to be at the end of the line to allow those that remembered their ID to move expeditiously through the line. Students who don't have IDs cannot get up once they are seated to get items from the JAG. These are incentives for students to wear their IDs!
Copies, library book checkout, and the PBIS rewards system are also tied to the student IDs.
If a student loses their ID we will replace it once at no cost. Beyond that, each replacement ID is $5. Should they also lose their ID and lanyard it will be an additional $2.50. Students may not bring a lanyard from home to wear as our lanyards are color specific to their team. IDs must also stay free of stickers and other items that block the student's photo.
Please reinforce with your student the importance of wearing their ID. We appreciate your help!
Park Hill Education Foundation Fun Run
Join us for the 2nd annual
Park Hill Education Foundation Fun Run
Saturday, September 24th 8:00 a.m.
English Landing Park in Parkville.
Packets will be available 2:30-6:00 pm on Friday, September 23rd at the Park Hill District Office. 7703 NW Barry Rd.
Proceeds from the Fun Run will benefit the educational programs the Foundation supports.
5K Registration begins at 7:15 am. Race begins at 8:00.
1K Check-in begins at 8:30 am. Fun/Run begins at 9:00.
Honor Roll sponsors who donate $200 will receive two race registrations and their names prominently featured on the
Fun Run T-shirt.
Scholar sponsors who donate $100 will have their names featured on our Fun Run T-shirt.
Join Our Team
Are you or someone you know looking for a well-paying job that allows you to make a difference for students? If so, join our team of dedicated Park Hill School District staff members. We have full-time and part-time support staff positions open, including nutrition services, childcare, teacher assistants and substitute teacher positions.
We recently increased the pay for these positions to . . .
- Lunchroom and playground supervisor: $15.29
- Adventure Club associate teacher: $15.29 plus a $1-an-hour bonus, paid twice a year
- Nutrition services assistant: $15.90 plus a $1-an-hour bonus, paid twice a year
- Teacher assistant: $16.54
- Adventure Club site manager: $17.20 plus a $1-an-hour bonus, paid twice a year
- Specialized teacher assistant: $17.89
- Custodian: $18.61
If you know of someone who would make a great addition to our Park Hill School District family, please let them know about these opportunities.
Park Hill Star Awards
Parents can purchase additional insurance protection for accidents that occur during school classes, while students are away from school, at home, during the weekends, and vacation periods, including summer months. The cost of this insurance is a one-time payment of $40.00. For information regarding this optional coverage, contact KidGuard Insurance at 1-800-432-6915 or email a request for information to email@example.com.