English Landing PTA News

September 26, 2019

In this Issue:

  1. A Note from the PTA President
  2. Important Dates
  3. Announcements
  4. Volunteer Opportunities
  5. Donation Options
  6. Business Member Listing
  7. PTA Board and Committee Chair Contact Information
  8. Links to previous PTA SMOREs

A Note from the PTA President

Please join us for our next PTA meeting coming up on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:30pm at Riverside Community Center (4498 NW High Dr, Riverside, MO 64150). PTA will not providing babysitting for this meeting, but we welcome you to bring your children to attend the meeting alongside you.

If you're wondering how the PTA will be serving the students and staff of English Landing Elementary in the month of October, here are a few things that will keep us busy (and may even provide an opportunity for you to volunteer your time):

-Each student will be receiving a free English Landing Spirit Wear t-shirt, compliments of PTA

-Field trips, funded by the PTA, are starting to get under way

-We are providing dinner to the staff as they prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences

-Another Popcorn Friday will take place in October

-Halloween class parties (supported by PTA) will take place on October 31

-A pep rally to promote our FUN RUN will be taking place

-A student directory is in the works, provided to you by the PTA

-PTA works with Feed Northland Kids program on a weekly basis

This just names a few of the things PTA can do because of YOU and YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.

Thank you!

Ginger Gimple

PTA President

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Oct. 7th, 5:30pm

4498 Northwest High Drive

Riverside, MO


PTA Meeting: October 7, 2019, 5:30 PM at the Riverside Community Center

FUN RUN: November 1, 2019

PTA Meeting: January 6, 2020, 6:30 PM at English Landing in the Media Center

PTA Meeting: March 2, 2020, 6:30 PM at English Landing in the Media Center

Variety Show Rehearsal: April 9, 2020 at Park Hill South High School

Variety Show: April 10, 2020 at Park Hill South High School

PTA Meeting: May 11, 2020, 6:30 PM at English Landing in the Media Center



Attention Parents!

Our new PTA website is up and running! Visit www.englishlandingpta.membershiptoolkit.com to see everything the PTA has to offer this year. On our NEW site, you can see upcoming calendar events, buy memberships, sign up to volunteer, find previous copies of the PTA SMORE, Sign Up Genius links, view the school directory and so much more!

We will be sending out more information about how to access your account information and log in for the first time. Stay tuned and get excited!!!

Directory Update

We are currently awaiting the information needed for the directory. We hope to have it out in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!


Parents and Families—this year’s main fundraiser is the 2nd Annual English Landing Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Monday, October 21. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs(30-35 laps) at the Fun Run, which will happen on Friday, November 1. This year our goal is to raise $6,000 for field trips and PTA-funded programs, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD WEST! Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Donations will go toward field trips and PTA-funded projects and the entire two-week experience. So please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Fun Run on November 1. We will be posting each grade level's run time, so you can plan ahead. .Thanks so much for your support!



Box Tops

Box Tops has gone digital! You can still help earn free money for English Landing by downloading the app and scanning your receipts. The app will automatically grab the eligible items and credit the school. Download the app here: https://www.boxtops4education.com and follow these steps to begin earning money for our school!

Shatto Milk Company's Bottle Cap Collection

English Landing PTA is collecting bottle caps from Shatto Milk Company glass bottles.

Bring your clean, washed caps to school to earn $$ for the school.

When English Landing collects 1,500 caps -- a calf at Shatto Farms will be named by EL students!

Collection box is located in the lost & found room.


Do you want to INVEST in English Landing Elementary but are short on time?

Donate to our PTA INVEST Fundraiser

100% of your donation is INVESTed in our school community and you will receive a tax donation form.

To pay via PayPal

1. Go to PayPal.com

2. Log into your account.

3. Select ptaenglishlanding@gmail.com

4. Select send to friends and family to avoid fees.

5. Enter payment amount (you choose how much to INVEST)

Or send a check with your child to the office made out to English Landing PTA - INVEST Fundraiser

Our goal for the year is $3,000.

Thank you for your support!

Do you shop on Amazon.com?

Do you shop on Amazon.com?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the English Landing PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the English Landing PTA. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com and choose PTA Missouri Congress English Landing PTA as your organization of choice.

For more information, contact Julie Durrant at Julie.Durrant@gmail.com

PTA Reimbursement Forms

Click here to find a copy of the PTA Check Request Form. Please include this form when submitting check requests. All requests must be accompanied by a receipt or invoice before payment will be made. If you have any questions, contact Julie Durrant at Julie.durrant@gmail.com

English Landing PTA Executive Board 2018-2019


Ginger Gimple, thegimples@hotmail.com

Vice-President Membership

Lauren Jeppson, lpjeppson@gmail.com

Vice-President Volunteers

Brandy Colson, brandy@blcolson.com

Vice-President Fundraising

Haley Stone, haleystonefitness@gmail.com


Julie Durrant, Julie.durrant@gmail.com


Maggie Parsley, Maggie_knapp@yahoo.com


Kerry Roe, roek@parkhill.k12.mo.us

Assistant Principal

Angela Doss, dossa@parkhill.k12.mo.us

PTA Committee Chairs/Leaders

Book Fair

Chris Albani, christinealbani@sbcglobal.net

Kelly Smith, kellymchughsmith@gmail.com

Box Tops

Amber Kriegel, amber.kriegel@gmail.com

Clothing Center

Megan Amash, megan.amash@gmail.com


Tasha Olsen, natashaross@yahoo.com



Popcorn Fridays

Stephanie Doss, stephanieldoss@gmail.com

Lindsey Pickett, lindseypickett8@gmail.com


Laura Yates, lbdyates@gmail.com

Room Parties

Megan Bogener, megankms@gmail.com

School Supplies

Katie Burgess, katieeburgess@gmail.com

Shatto for Schools

Kelly Smith, kellymchughsmith@gmail.com

Staff Appreciation Week

Stacey Schmidt, slschmidt@cmh.edu

Kari Rush, karirush@gmail.com

Stemscope Showcase

Julie Durrant, julie.durrant@gmail.com

Lauren Jeppson, lpjeppson@gmail.com

Student Directory

Brooke Crosby, brooke.crosby@hotmail.com

Teacher Wish Tree

Angela Ensminger, angelaensminger@gmail.com

Variety Show

Sheri Thomson, sherithomson3@gmail.com

Haley Stone, haleystonefitness@gmail.com


Anna Trower, annatrower@yahoo.com

Teresa Dwyer, dwyert@parkhill.k12.mo.us

If you are interested in leading an open committee please contact Brandy Colson at Brandy@blcolson.com.

For your convenience, links to previous PTA SMOREs