Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, October 12, 2018

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Spanish Club | Park Hill Community Ed 3:30-4:45
  • Girls on the Run | 3:30-4:45
  • Girl Scouts | 3:30-4:45

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Beyond the Bell | 3:30-4:45

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • EL Spirit DAY! Favorite College Team Day!
  • 5th Grade Musical Morning Dress Rehearsal | 9:00
  • 4th Grade Field Trip
  • Eagles on the Run Club | 3:30 to 4:45 (Lakeview Middle School Track)
  • Young Rembrandts | 3:30-4:45
  • Girls on the Run | 3:30-4:45

Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • Beyond the Bell | 3:30-4:45
  • Mad Science | 3:30-4:30
  • Mathletics | 4:15-5:15 (Prairie Point)
  • 5th Grade Musical Evening Performance | 7:00-8:00

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Chess Club | 3:30-4:30 ( room 229)
  • 2nd grade Scouts | 3:30-4:30 (Staff Dining)

Reminder: Exterior Doors are LOCKED During the School Day

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Coming SOON! Parent and Teacher Conferences

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The English Landing staff is excited to host Fall Parent and Teacher Conferences on Wednesday October 24 and Thursday October 25.

We look forward to sharing with you progress that your child(ren) has(have) made during this first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

To sign up for Fall Parent and Teacher Conferences, please click on this link:

It is our goal to reach 100% family participation in these upcoming Parent and Teacher Conferences!

If needed, we are happy to complete home visits or help arrange transportation in order to be able to meet with ALL English Landing families.

Spring 2018 Missouri MAP Scores

The timeline for Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to release the Spring 2018 Missouri MAP student scores has been further delayed. Last spring, the new ELA and Mathematics assessments were administered. As this was the first year of administration of the new assessments, the standard-setting process was expected to be completed during the summer. Unfortunately , this process was not completed creating a delay. Once this process is complete, performance-level cut scores for assessments will be proposed to the State Board of Education. Following State Board of Education approval of performance levels, school districts and charter schools will receive assessment results. It is now expected this process will be completed soon with scores being released in November.

PTA Halloween Parties

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On October 31, 2018, the English Landing PTA will be hosting a Halloween Party in grade level classrooms from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. English Landing students will be allowed to wear a costume to school all day. We want to encourage students to wear a costume or a simplified version of their costume to school on this day instead of bringing a costume to school as changing into a costume isn’t included into our plans on this day.

For the safety of our eagles, we do need to follow Park Hill School Board Policy JFCA in the selection of this costume.

Here are some key points:

  • Disruptive or offensive costumes are not allowed. (Example: No Gore and No Blood)
  • Costume masks and face paint are prohibited.
  • Shoes must be worn.
  • Accessories such as a toy weapon, pretend weapon, or prop should not be sent with your child’s costume.

All costumes worn need to model what Dr. Roe would consider a G Rating so please be careful in your selection. We want this day to allow our eagles to show their creativity while remembering we are still in a school setting. If you are joining us for the PTA Halloween Party, please do not arrive to English Landing before 1:45pm. This FUN day is a day of learning for us. We will wait until just before the party begins to wrap up teaching and learning. The back parking lot is available for parking since the front parking lot is so small. The exterior door at the end of the fourth grade hallway will be available for building entrance between 1:45pm and 2:45pm.

Reminder: The KCMO Public Works Department has designated Klamm Drive directly in front of English Landing as a no-parking zone, and the KCMO Police Department and Platte County Sherriff’s Department closely patrol this area.


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REMINDER: Park Hill: Webinar Series

Our next webinar in our Parenting in Challenging Times webinar series is on October 16 from 6-7 p.m. Dr. Jill Rosbrugh, child and adolescent psychiatrist from Parkville, will unpack the different faces of childhood worry, talk about the major causes of stress, and share how to develop healthy and effective skills for handling these normal stressors.

You might have heard your child say, “I am so stressed out." You might have seen them overwhelmed, anxious, moody and exhausted. You are likely experiencing your own stress and anxiety about raising a child.

We frequently use the terms "stress" and "anxiety" interchangeably, but children’s stress and anxiety disorders are not one and the same. It is important to understand the difference and to learn the tools that you and your child can use to decrease stress and to manage anxiety. You will also learn what signs are red flags for an anxiety disorder and what steps you can take with your child to get help.

If you can't watch it live, you can watch it online afterward — just register either way.

Register for webinar

REMINDER: Veterans Day

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English Landing would like to honor our Veterans in a different manner this year. During the month of November we would like to invite our family members who have served or are currently serving to participate in the career share visits within the classroom.

Thank you for your service! We hope to see our Veterans and those currently serving during Career Share Visit.

Remaining Elementary Early Release Dates in 2018-2019

Mark your calendars for the Elementary Early Release Days throughout the 2018-2019 school year where elementary schools in Park Hill dismiss at 1:30 pm:

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019

Career Share: Schedule a Classroom Visit!

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Parental involvement in your child’s classroom is one of the leading factors in raising self-esteem and academic achievement. This can go beyond attendance at Parent and Teacher Conferences or attending family nights at English Landing. We want to see you at a Career Share Classroom Visit!

Each of our English Landing families are unique ---with their own talents. Career Share is an opportunity for every child at English Landing to showcase THEIR family to their classmates. Career Share is an amazing opportunity for you to visit our classroom. Your involvement will not only make their day, but provide another opportunity for you to partner with English Landing and your child’s education.

Right now, this Career Share Sign Up is for classroom visits in October, November, and December. Second Semester Career Share Sign Up times will be shared in December. Your classroom teacher will be sending the link to sign up.

Our goal is to have EVERY student have a member(s) of their family come share in our classroom about their job and careers. It truly means the world to our Eagles.

Making a Transportation Change or Attendance Update?

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English Landing is an AVID School!

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Park Hill Redistricting Overview

Redistricting Overview

In preparation for the opening of Hopewell Elementary and Walden Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year, and in order to balance our very different high school enrollments, we will be redistricting all of our attendance boundaries, from elementary through high school. Redistricting will help us continue to be one of the best districts around by protecting our low class sizes and making sure we can balance our resources.

The redistricting committee meetings will be open to the public, if you want to observe them. We will also host public input meetings and provide an online feedback tool to get your thoughts on the committee's ideas before the Board sets the new attendance areas. Watch for more information about those opportunities later in the fall. The Board plans to make its decision in December.

More info on redistricting, including updates

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Have YOU joined our English Landing PTA? Please consider doing this for the 2018-2019 school year. A PTA membership is $8.00 or a Business membership is $50.00.

To join the English Landing PTA, please click here to complete the PTA Membership Form.

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Sprigeo was created so that people would feel safer at school. When a person really needs help we hope you will send in a report. You can also download the app from the App Store or Android Marketplace.

People use Sprigeo to report:

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

For more information please go to Sprigeo Site for English Landing Elementary

English Landing Eagles Always SOAR!

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Celebrating Birthdays at English Landing!

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Celebrating Student Birthdays: (Park Hill Parent/Student Handbook pages 37-38):

We are happy to celebrate student birthdays and half birthdays (if your child has a summer birthday) at English Landing! To protect the health and safety of our students, families may bring pre-packaged treats to school to share with classmates. In order to address any known allergy concerns, a label listing ingredients should be affixed to the package. Due to allergies and other food intolerances, please consult with your classroom teacher before the pre-packaged treats are brought to school. As a healthier alternative, Park Hill Food Service offers a variety of nutritious treats that may be purchased.

At English Landing we need your HELP! Many birthday treats arrive at the beginning of the school day which provides us time to review the class list regarding food allergies or food intolerances, however, many other birthday treats arrive during lunch and often right at the same time the treat needs to be distributed to students. PLEASE plan on arriving earlier for lunch (at least 15 minutes) to give us time to check the pre-packaged treat ingredients with the students in the classroom who have food allergies or food intolerances. Our school nurse, Mrs. Kimbrel, and office staff, Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Wood, or Mrs. Scott, will help with this process so when the lunchroom staff teachers distribute the treat in the cafeteria, additional steps have been taken to ensure we are protecting the health and safety of our eagles.

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