March 16th-March 20th, 2020

Welcome to the weekly parent newsletter!

Each Friday during the school year, you will receive updates, information, and highlights from the family at Chinn Elementary! This newsletter will be sent out to all parent email addresses as well as the Chinn Facebook page...make sure you go and like the page for all the pictures and updates!

For the most up to date information from the district please visit the Park Hill website

Upcoming Events for this week:

March 14th-March 22nd: SPRING BREAK

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Upcoming PTA events cancelled

The upcoming Chick-Fil-A night and Mercury Gym night are both canceled. We will let you know if they are rescheduled.

Student College Readiness and Career Day at Chinn!

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Field Day Volunteer Sign Up

When: Thursday, May 28th We need your help! Please click the link and fill out the form for when you can volunteer

If you are interested in helping put this amazing event on, please use the following sign-up genius to sign-up!

Shape your Future in Park Hill

You'll soon have the opportunity to make sure you're counted in the 2020 Census! As the U.S. Constitution requires every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau will count every person living in our country. Starting in mid-March, every home will receive a questionnaire, which asks about the people living in the home, including their names and demographic information, such as age, sex and race. You can respond online, on the phone or through the mail.

It is important for all of us to take 10 minutes to participate because the results impact everyone in our schools. The data determines how the government spends more than $675 billion across the nation, including funding for school lunches, services and support for low-income families, education grants, community classes and more. In addition, the census determines how we are represented on the state and federal levels.

The 2020 census records will be confidential until 2092.

For more information, please visit

Request for Clothing from our Nurse!

If you have the ability, we are needing pants and shorts size 5 and up for both boys and girls. These can be in gently used condition.

Additionally, we could use some undies, size small-large for both boys and girls, these need to be new, please!

Thank you so much!

Summer School is Coming!

You will be able to learn more about our upcoming summer school programming at our Student-Led conferences in March...stay tuned!
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Mr. Richard's Newsletter

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Enroll in Kindergarten and Attend the Kindergarten Roundup

Starting April 1, families with children entering kindergarten in Park Hill in August 2020 can enroll their children in their assigned school.

Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. After you enroll, mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup event at Chinn Elementary School on May 4 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Last Day Update!

Due to snow days, our last day currently is May 29th and it will be a half day. Any additional days missed due to snow or other events may alter this date.

District Smartphone App

Download our district smartphone app today in Apple's App Store or Google Play! In addition to receiving district text alerts, you can find links to menus, calendars, the Parent Portal and more useful information. Allow push notifications to receive the alerts, and choose your schools for a personalized experience. Follow Chinn’s Loud Library on Facebook to see what students are working on, what we are reading & stay up to date on our newest adventures. Like this page to see all the latest and greatest creations and happenings in your child’s Art class! Like this page to see all of the wonderful activities, kinesthetic learning opportunities, and games that your students are learning.

Take some time and nominate your favorite staff member for our district Star Award

From the School Health Room

Missouri Department of Health Guidelines are used to determine the length of time a child should be absent for specific diseases (i.e. chickenpox). For other illnesses (i.e. colds, flu, etc.), the child should be FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS before returning to school, WITHOUT the use of FEVER-REDUCING MEDICATION, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Children sent home for VOMITING, DIARRHEA, or other stomach ailments must be symptom-free for 24 HOURS before returning to school. Please do not send your child to school sick.

Any child determined to be sick at school will be sent home.

If you have any questions, please contact our nurse, Connie Smith RN at 359-4334

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

WATCH a father involvement initiative to provide positive male role models for students and to enhance school security. Chinn Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles and other father-figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities, as assigned by the school principal or other administrators.


The office would like a 48-hour notice prior to your visit so that an individualized schedule can be created for you. Make sure to put your child's first name only on the comment line so that we can have you visit your child's classroom. Thank you for your understanding and for taking time out of your day to spend with our Panthers.

To sign up for WATCH D.O.G.S., click here!

Please be sure to complete the volunteer screening form at least two weeks prior to your scheduled date. More information on the volunteer screening process.

2019-2020 Special Event Flyer

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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

This year, Chinn will be using a collection of resources that assist with students' writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. We are adopting AVID to continue to build what we call "High trust, low stress" environments, which research shows improves not only mental and behavioral health but also increases student academic learning. You will receive updates from the parent P.R.I.D.E newsletter, individual teachers, at parent orientation, and throughout the year through your students.

Please reach out if you have any questions about this program and its benefits!

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