Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, October 6, 2017

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SAVE THE DATE - Early Release Dates

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What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

Monday, October 9, 2017

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • English Landing SPIRIT Day! - Wear jeans and school spirit wear or school colors (red, white and blue)
  • Bricks 4 Kidz - Staff Dining Room (3:30-4:45)
  • Beyond the Bell - Riverside Community Center (3:45-4:45)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • 5th Grade Field Trip - Radical Challenge
  • Adventure Club Reading - Room 229 (3:30-6:00)
  • Girls on the Run - Library/Media Center (3:30-5:00)
  • Young Rembrandts - Staff Dining Room (3:30-4:30)
  • Mathletics - Mrs. Betts' and Ms. Peter's Room (3:30-4:30)

Thursday, October 12, 2017: PAJAMA JAM DAY!

  • School Wide: Pajama Jam Day! (Wear school appropriate pajamas to school today. No Slippers Please!)
  • Elementary Early Release Day - 1:30 Dismissal
  • Chess Club - Room 229 (1:30-3:30)

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • NO SCHOOL! Teacher Work Day!

2017 Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

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English Landing is excited to host Fall Parent and Teacher Conferences on Wednesday October 25 and Thursday October 26. We look forward to spend time with you sharing academic learning updates during this first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

Please CLICK HERE to schedule your child's parent/teacher conference on the English Landing Fall Conference Sign-Up Genius!

It is our school's goal to reach 100% parent participation in these upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences!

If needed, we are happy to complete home visits or help arrange transportation in order to be able to meet with ALL EL families.

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!

EAGLES SOAR in Student Leadership Jobs

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Morning Attendance Leaders

Picture taken by Aniyah Martinez

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Recess Leaders

Picture taken by Aniyah Martinez

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Recess Leaders

Picture taken by Aniyah Martinez

STEM Challenge = High ENGAGEMENT!

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Photo taken by Lucy Darnell
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Photo taken by Lucy Darnell

September Home Learning Results

Each month we CELEBRATE the grade level who has the highest percent of student participation in completing HOME LEARNING activities.

Congratulations to our First Grade Eagles for WINNING in September.

Way to go!

Which grade level will we CELEBRATE in October?

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Picture taken by Ava Welcher

PTA Meeting in Riverside

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On Monday, we held a PTA meeting at the Riverside Community Center. Mrs. Walker, Reading Interventionist, presented on Title 1 Reading.

Photo taken by Ms. East

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


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.

Annual Park Hill Parent Survey

All parents are invited to share their feedback through the annual Park Hill Parent Survey!

Please fill out a survey for each child that you have enrolled in Park Hill. October 20, 2017 is the deadline to provide your feedback on this parent survey.

2017-2018 Grade Level Musicals

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5th Grade: Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 7:00pm: “The Hundred-Year Snooze”

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!

Save the DATE! PTA Fall Festival Parties - October 20, 2017

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Thanksgiving Meal - Thursday, November 16th

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School Store Hours (Front Lobby)

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English Landing Office Contact Information

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Park Hill School District Volunteer Process


Volunteers are important to the success of thePark 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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