Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Introducing the BUDDY BENCH!

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Fifth Grade Choir Promotes NEW Buddy Bench!

LEARN more about this special area by watching the fifth grade choir's BUDDY BENCH music video!

Buddy Bench Link:

A special THANK YOU to our student counselor leaders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mrs. Seely and our Recess Staff for developing this area for our eagles!

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What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School Next Week?

Monday, April 17, 2017:


Tuesday, April 18, 2017:

  • ELA MAP (Session 1 - 3rd Grade) - 9:00-10:20

Wednesday, April 19, 2017:

  • ELA MAP (Session 2 and Session 3 - 3rd Grade) - 9:00-10:40
  • ELA MAP (Session 1 - 5th Grade) - 10:30-11:50

Thursday, April 20, 2017:

  • ELA MAP (Session 1 - 4th Grade) - 9:00-10:20
  • 1st Grade Specials MAP Testing - 9:50-10:40
  • ELA MAP (Session 2 and Session 3 - 5th Grade) - 10:30-12:05
  • 4th Grade Special MAP Testing - 12:50-1:40
  • Maker Night at English Landing - 6:00-7:30pm

Friday, April 21, 2017:

  • Spring Career Share
  • ELA MAP (Session 2 and Session 3 - 4th Grade) - 9:00-10:40
  • 1st Grade Specials MAP Testing - 9:50-10:40
  • ELA MAP (Session 4: Writing Prompt - 5th Grade) - 10:00-12:00
  • 4th Grade Specials MAP Testing - 12:50-1:40
  • PTA Variety Show: Park Hill South High School 7:00pm

Standardized Testing Dates and Times

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Buddy Classrooms Create Testing Posters!

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Spring Career Share Classroom Visits Continue at English Landing

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Thank you to the following guests who spent time in their child's classroom last week for Career Share:

Watching a First Grade ART Lesson!

Would you like to watch the first grade art lesson this week?

Mrs. Davidson has been recording her weekly art lessons in each grade level to help students get caught up if they are absent from school and miss a day in art class.

This is another example of how we are trying to expand the learning beyond our school walls!

PLEASE learn more about Claude Monet and seascape projects by clicking on this video link below or ask a first grade eagle to teach you.


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NEW Fence ART Project on Display!

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Thanks to our Fifth Grade ART Helpers!

Mr. O’Connor's Class- Amariya Morrow, Gabby Johnson, Victoria Callison, Lillia Thomson, Ysa Olsen

Mrs. Kloeppel's Class- Chloe Redding, Kara Fitzpatrick, Natalie Roberson

Ms. Peters's Class- Madison Higgins , Jack Reinhold, Paige Mazeitis, Bella Holloway, Shane Smith

Ms. Davies's Class- Brendan Fox, Taylor Hild, Isaac Higard, Jack Arnold, Catie Quinn, Jadyn Shy, Hannah Wenzel

Kindergarten Music Program: Baby Beluga

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First Annual PTA English Landing Maker Night

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We need MORE empty Soda Carton Boxes for Maker Night. If you are able to donate, please bring to the English Landing Library by Wednesday! Thanks!

English Landing PTA Variety Show

The PTA invites you to participate on

Friday, April 21st

Park Hill South High School Auditorium


Annual Park Hill Employee Service Awards Banquet on May 4, 2017

The Park Hill Service Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

This year we will be recognizing the following Eagles from English Landing:

Mrs. Kitchell Schneider: 2016-2017 SPIRIT Award Winner!

Years of Service Awards:

25 Years of Service: Mrs. Beth Jensen

10 Years of Service: Kristin Davidson and Rachel Fullerton

5 Years of Service: Marrissa Mehwald, Amy Peeler, Leah Peters, Raelynne Winkelmann, and Rachel Tharp

Planning for English Landing Field Days in May

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Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade

Field Days are just around the corner for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. Hopefully the kids will have a great time participating in games and activities that demonstrate some of our key skills we have focused on in PE classes all year long! This day will not be possible without the much needed help from visiting adults. So mark the following dates on your calendars. All a.m. times are from 9:00-11:00 and p.m. times are from 1:00- 3:00.

May 1st – Second Grade a.m./Fourth Grade p.m. (Rainout date is May 8th)

May 2nd – Kindergarten (Rainout date is May 9th)

May 3rd – First Grade a.m./Third Grade p.m. (Rainout date is May 10th)

A few parents have already signed up to help out. If you have not signed up to shadow the kids yet, I need you! Please drop an email letting me know you can volunteer to help out on your child’s field day. You will be able to rotate right along with your child during the day as you help out. Remember to tell me your name, your child’s name, and the grade level they are in this year. I hope to complete my volunteer list in the next weeks by April 18th. My email is the following or my phone number is 359-5771. Thank you for your help.

Mrs. Lindsey

The Melody Gabel Track and Field Day: Fifth Grade Annual Event

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

All fifth grade students will travel to Park Hill School District Stadium Complex located at Park Hill High School for the Thirteenth Annual District-Wide Melody Gabel Track and Field Day. The meet will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 with a rain make-up date of May 22nd.

I would like for students to wear their blue English Landing t-shirt on the day of the track meet. Students will need to bring a sack lunch from home along with a water bottle. Please let me know by April 19th if you will need a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Students will not be permitted to leave the premises for lunch.

The buses will depart from English Landing at 9:00a.m. and return by 2:00p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email at or by phone at 359-5771.

Thank you,

Mrs. Lindsey

Repeat: Take Your Child to Work Day: Student Attendance

As families begin to make plans for Take Your Child To Work Day (April 27, 2017), I want to make sure you have accurate information regarding how student attendance will be documented on this day.

Up until last school year, a letter had been sent home with all Park Hill elementary students stating that they would be counted present at school if a signed form and Take Your Child to Work Day reflection activity was returned. As of last school year this was no longer the case since following this former practice violated the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines regarding student attendance.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education language regarding daily student attendance states: Students must be in attendance in an instructional capacity under the direct supervision of a certificated employee of the district to be counted for attendance purposes.Therefore, if students are absent, for part or all of the day, on Take Your Child To Work Day (Thursday, April 27th), they will be counted as absent for the time they are not in school.

In Park Hill at the elementary level, we do not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences. Therefore, when a student is absent, it is simply counted as an absence. At English Landing Elementary School, we do not recognize perfect (100%) attendance. We strive for student attendance to be at or above 95%.

I encourage you to make the decision that best meets the needs of your child/family when determining if your child will participate in Take Your Child To Work Day (April 27, 2017). Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding attendance procedures for Take Your Child to Work Day (April 27, 2017).


Dr. Kerry Roe

Looking for Future Kindergarten Students!

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Save the DATE! Kindergarten Roundup on May 1, 2017

Enroll Your Kindergartner Today, Then Mark Your Calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup Event

Families with children entering kindergarten in the Park Hill School District in August 2017 may enroll now by visiting English Landing Elementary School between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday on days when school is in session. Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

Parents will need to bring their children’s certified, state-issued birth certificate, immunization records and two proofs of residency to enroll. One proof of residency must be a current paid real estate tax receipt, a lease or mortgage agreement, or a new construction contract. The other should be an original and current gas, electric or water bill on which the name and address are provided.

After you enroll, mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup event at English Landing Elementary School on Monday, May 1. Our Kindergarten Roundup is an Open House format (5:30pm-7:00pm). Parents and students will get a sneak peak of our school, tour the building, ask questions and get to know the staff.

2016-2017 Elementary School Hours

8:20am First Bell Rings and Students Go To Grade Level Classroom

8:40am Tardy Bell Rings and School Officially Begins

3:30pm Evening Dismissal

Save the Dates: 2016-2017 Park Hill Elementary Early Release Dates

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Park Hill STAR Awards

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 Elementary School - Building School Improvement Focus Areas

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





English Landing 2016-2017 School Improvement Priority Goals

  • EL STAR testing results will display reading growth (on track or above) that increases from the current Park Hill MODERATE score (Yellow) to meeting the Park Hill GOAL score (Green) on the 2016-2017 English Landing Balanced Scorecard. (Indicator #7)

  • EL Students reporting through semester student surveys My Needs Are Being Met will increase fro 90.4% to 100%. (Indicator #17)

  • EL Families will report they are Involved in their Child's Education will increase from displaying the current Park Hill MODERATE score (Yellow) to meeting the Park Hill GOAL score (Green) on the 2016-2017 English Landing Balanced Scorecard. (Indicator #20)

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