Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, January 19, 2018

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

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Monday, January 22, 2018

  • A Day: Specials' Rotation

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

  • B Day: Specials' Rotation

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  • C Day: Specials' Rotation

Thursday, January 25, 2018

  • D Day: Specials' Rotation

Friday, January 26, 2018

  • A Day: Specials' Rotation
  • Popcorn Friday!

Park Hill School District Long-Range Facility Plan Update


Park Hill has started the process of choosing the first principal of the district’s new middle school and choosing a permanent principal at Lakeview Middle School, since it currently has an interim principal. This is our standard procedure for interim positions. We will assign the principals in June 2018 and the assistant principals in November 2018. We will name the principal for the new elementary in fall 2018. To see the next steps in our timeline for the long-range facility plan, see the district website,, under District Information at

Questions about Our Land:

As you might have heard, we are working with residents who started a petition to share their concerns about our purchase of almost 272 acres of land at 68th Street and Waukomis Drive.

As called for in our long-range facility plan, the land will house our next elementary school and a facility for our high-school students (this is also on our district webpage for the long-range facility plan). The elementary will open in 2019, and the LEAD Innovation Studio, which is operating in a leased office space, will move to the new high-school facility no sooner than 2020. The size of this land and the designs for the high-school facility will allow us to build onto it to make a full high school at this location if we have enough enrollment growth in the future. This plan helps us continue to be good financial stewards of taxpayer dollars.

We made plans for our new schools to take advantage of the natural beauty of the land and leave as much of the wooded area as possible. We are also working with the city of Kansas City, encouraging the city leaders to consider scaling back their plans for a full parkway through the property to make it a smaller roadway. The section of the Line Creek Trail that runs along the edge of our property belongs to the city of Kansas City, Missouri, and we are excited to have this public amenity so close to our new schools.

We spent years planning to accommodate all the new students moving into our district, and we did this with a great deal of community participation. We plan to be good neighbors to the people around this property, and we plan to be good stewards of this beautiful land, just as we continue to try to be good stewards of the taxpayer dollars that will build these schools for our community’s children.


There is a high rate of flu diagnoses in Platte County. To protect our students and families, here are some helpful guidelines from the CDC to follow.

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

  • Please call Mrs. Kimbrel, school nurse, at 359-4374 with any questions or concerns.


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REPEAT: Celebrating Student Birthdays at English Landing

Park Hill now offers catering to the classroom for parties, holiday events, birthdays, etc. The options are listed on the flier linked below with the price per student. Please fill out the coupon on the above mentioned flyer and send to the Park Hill Nutrition Services Department two weeks prior to the event. Payment is due at the time of order and can be taken out of your child’s lunch account or a check/cash can be sent with your order form (made payable to PH Nutrition Services).

REPEAT: Second Quarter Report Cards... Do you need help accessing this information?

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English Landing’s SECOND Quarter Report Cards are now ready to be viewed!

Your first step is to access Infinite Campus at:

In order to access your parent portal you will need your specific GUID #. If you don’t have this information please email Mrs. Wood at to receive this number.

Specific directions regarding:

If you need additional assistance please call the English Landing Elementary School office at 816-359-4370.

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Please Visit in JANUARY for a Career Share Classroom Visit!

If you would like to sign up for a JANUARY Career Share please see the below links for each grade level. We will continue to publish a Career Share calendar link each month to help meet the goal of EVERY eagle having at least one parent or family member visit for a Career Share during the 2017-2018 school year. Thanks!

REPEAT: Someone SPECIAL Dance: Park Hill South Student Council

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REPEAT: Sprigeo: Check Out the Link on our English Landing Website!

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Our English Landing website now has a link to Sprigeo.

Members of our school community will be able to use Sprigeo to report:

  • Safety threats, bulling, harassment or intimidation at school
  • Safety threats, bulling, harassment or intimidation outside of school
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Friends who talk about hurting themselves
  • Fights, weapons at school

Sprigeo was created so all members of a school community would feel safer at school. When someone in our school community really needs help, we hope you

will submit a report.

Here is a Webinar for Families to learn MORE about SPRIGEO...

Sprigeo System Webinar
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English Landing STOP, WALK, TALK Outline

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Do you have an English Landing PTA Cookbook filled with DELICIOUS recipes?

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We have PTA Cookbooks for sale in the English Landing Office for just $15.00 each. Stop by to purchase one today! Thanks!

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Remaining 2017-2018 Grade Level Musicals

Second Grade: Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 7:00pm: “School Daze”

First Grade: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 7:00pm: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”

Kindergarten: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 7:00pm: “The Little Red Hen”

Please Note New Date for Kindergarten Music Program

Musical NEWS Found on Music Room Facebook Page!

School Store Hours (Front Lobby)

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Park Hill Star Award

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.

Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.

Please nominate a Park Hill Star today!

Park Hill Star nomination form

English Landing Office Contact Information

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SAVE THE DATE - Early Release Dates

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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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