Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, September 16, 2016

What's Happening at the NEST?

PTA Fundraiser : September 12, 2016 to September 30, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016: Students Notified of First Semester Student Leadership Jobs!

Friday, September 16, 2016: PTA Popcorn Friday! (50 cents)

Week of September 19, 2016: Training for Student Leadership Jobs!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016: English Landing Bike Night! 6:00-7:00pm

(Playground/Bus Loop) Park between Lakeview Middle School and English Landing

Wednesday, September 21, 2016: English Landing SPIRIT Day!

(Wear EL Spirit Wear or Wear School Colors: Red, White, Blue)

Week of September 26, 2016: Student Leadership Jobs Officially Begin!

PTA Fundraiser Started This Week! Discount Card Sales

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Save the Date! Career Share for the Guys Recruitment Coming SOON!

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What is Career Share for the Guys?

What is Career Share for the Gals?

Throughout the school year we want to give parents the opportunity to visit their child's classroom during a prearranged date/time. We call these visits Career Share as we will ask you to share the relevance of education in their daily lives while you visit your child's classroom.

We invite the "Guy" family members to visit during the first semester and invite the "Gal" family members to visit during the second semester. On Friday, September 30, 2016 we will hold our annual morning kick off in the gym where the Guys will sign up for a time later in the semester to visit their child's (children's) classrooms. If you are unable to attend this Career Share for the Guys kick off event on Friday, September 30, 2016, you can still schedule a Career Share visit with the classroom teacher(s) directly. A special adult family member or family friend is welcome if a student's dad is unable to participate.

Again, we will hold a similar kick off event in January where we recruit the Gals!

Save the date.... January 13, 2017 from 8:00 to 8:30am!

What do I do when I return for a Career Share Classroom Visit?

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Fall Picture Day is COMING!

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School Fall Picture Day is on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Payment CHANGE: ALL Park Hill schools (elementary, middle schools and high schools) are transitioning to not collecting picture money at school on behalf of Lifetouch or another photographer. Beginning this fall, English Landing will not accept cash or check payments to Lifetouch school pictures. ALL picture orders will be completed online with an English Landing Picture Day ID: KM986005Q0.

If you would like to pay by check or money order to Lifetouch, please call Lifetouch

directly at (816)300-4022.

REPEAT: Park Hill Elementary Progress Report and Report Card Change of Practice

During the 2016-2017 school year Elementary Progress Reports and Elementary Quarterly Report Cards will be sent home (electronically through e-mail) to families. If a family does not have an e-mail then a paper copy of this information will be sent home in back pack mail.

In the past school years, ALL English Landing students received a Progress Report or Midterm Report each quarter. During the 2016-2017 school year Elementary Progress Reports or Midterm Reports will only be sent to families with students who are not making expected progress.

First Quarter Progress Report Date: Friday, September 9, 2016

First Quarter Report Card Date: Friday, October 21, 2016

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