Southeast Star

August 2, 2019

Welcome Back, Superstars!

Southeast Elementary School

School Address: 5704 NW Northwood Road, Kansas City, MO 64151

School Hours: 8:40 AM - 3:30 PM

School Phone: (816)359-4360

Principal: Terri Deayon

Assistant Principal: Sarah Sieminski

Counselor: Mandy Frayer

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 14th.

A Letter From Our Principal

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you have had a fun and restful summer with family and friends and are ready to embark upon a new school year. The first day of the new school year, Wednesday, August 14, is quickly approaching! The Southeast staff has been steadily preparing for the beginning of school and are anxiously anticipating the opportunity to meet students and families.

For those new to Southeast, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Terri Deayon and I’m the proud principal of Southeast. The 2019-2020 school year marks my 19th year in education. I was born and raised in St. Joseph, MO. Prior to becoming a principal, the majority of my teaching experience was as a 6th grade teacher. I served as the principal at Edison Elementary School, in St. Joseph, for five years prior to transitioning to the Park Hill School District. This upcoming year will be my second year as he principal at Southeast.

Southeast Elementary School is a great place to learn. Our goal is to challenge your children intellectually, grow them socially, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. We will encourage students to demonstrate their best effort, attitude, and behavior every moment of every day, as they make positive contributions to Southeast Elementary. Every parent is an important member of the Southeast community and can do their part

in helping to create a successful school experience. Please join us in partnering together to support your child’s educational educational journey.

I am looking forward to meeting our new Southeast students and families. Education is a team effort between parents/guardians and the school. I am fortunate to work alongside such fantastic staff members, students, and families! Let’s make 2019-2020 a school year to remember!

Your partner in education,

Terri Deayon

New Assistant Principal

Sarah Sieminski is joining the Southeast family this school year as our full-time assistant principal! She has been part of the Park Hill School District since she began her education back in kindergarten! Sarah was born and raised in the Park Hill School District and attended Prairie Point, Plaza, Congress, and Park Hill. Prior to becoming the assistant principal at Line Creek in 2018, Sarah taught 4th grade, 3rd grade, and kindergarten. While in the classroom, Sarah wrote curriculum for our district and served on several building and district-level leadership teams. She received the Park Hill Star Award in 2017.

Did You Know?

If your family has completed the annual residency verification process, you should have received placement information with this publication.

All Park Hill families are required to complete the online residency verification process before student enrollment is finalized and a class placement is made. We are unable to send classroom placement information to households who have not verified residency.

If you did not receive class placement information, please call the school office at 816-359-4360 to verify residency within the Park Hill School District. All Park Hill families must provide a copy of your lease or mortgage statement and one utility bill. Students will not be permitted to begin the 2018-2019 school year without having this verification of residency.

Contact Information

Please make sure the Southeast office has up-to-date contact information, throughout the school year. In addition to parents/guardians, we should always have at least two current emergency contacts on file.

Student Badges

Like last year, students will be issued a student ID badge. The ID badge supports our safe and caring environment by providing proper identification and improved processes for lunch, media checkout, and more. Your child should wear his/her ID badge to and from school each day on a school provided lanyard. No other lanyards may be used and no alterations may be made to the provided lanyard. Please ensure your child wears his/her badge every day.

This year, teachers will keep track of students without badges. If a student does not have their badge for a third day, the student will be sent to the office during their recess. Students will call their parents to make a plan to have a badge the following day. If they do not have their badge (or $5.00 for a replacement) the following day, students will return to the office during their recess. This will continue until an appropriate plan has been made and implemented. Students will be provided one replacement badge, if needed, free of charge. After the first free replacement badge, there will be a $5.00 fee for each additional badge issued.

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Southeast School Hours

8:20 AM First Bell Rings

8:40 AM Tardy Bell Rings and School Officially Begins

3:30 PM Dismissal

Supervision of students begins at 8:20 AM. Please do not drop off students before 8:20. Students eating breakfast should report to the cafeteria between 8:20-8:40 AM.

Car riders should be dropped off and picked up on the side of the building. A staff member will greet students entering this way from 8:20-8:40 AM and 3:30-3:40 PM.

NW Northwood Road Construction

As you know, there is an extensive road construction project in progress on NW Northwood Road. Within the next week or so, our entry way into the Southeast parking lot, will be greatly impacted. This will be temporary, but will indeed affect us. We have been working with District Operations Director, the city construction crew, and the bus company to alter some of our arrival and dismissal procedures on school grounds, to help accommodate for this work.

Stay tuned for more information regarding temporary changes in our bus loop and car rider line. We are encouraging as many students as possible to ride the bus in order to ensure student safety and help eliminate any additional traffic congestion.

We apologize for any temporary inconvenience this may cause, but thank you, in advance, for your patience and understanding. We are grateful for your willingness to do your part to keep things running smoothly during this time.

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Southeast PTA

Have you joined PTA? Stop by their table at Back to School Night to support your Southeast Superstars!

2019-2020 PTA Board and Positions

Beri Edwards - PTA President (new to position)

Sue Ann Adrade-Teacher Representative

Erica Sheer - Treasurer

Sara Meinhard - Correspondence Secretary

Jennifer Anthony - Recording Secretary

Stacy Mudd - Communications (new to position)

Daryl Terwilleger - Membership

Sara Meinhard, Krystina Mannell, & Stephanie Butler - Hospitality

Julie Sola - Fundraising

Elizabeth McMahan & Emily Farrow - Yearbook

Cori Darr-Spirit Wear & Box Tops

Food Services: Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are served daily. Breakfast starts at 8:20 AM. Please refer to the monthly menu for specific meal selections. August menus will be available in classrooms at Back to School Night. Menus are also available here.

Park Hill offers automated prepayments to a child’s meal account via telephone or internet. Money can be applied to a child’s food service account so children will not need to carry cash to school. If you do not have your child’s meal pay number, please contact the office. Adults using this system may also view a child’s purchases, account activity and set up e-mail notifications for low account balances. Please note: A $2 service fee is charged per transaction regardless of the amount being added to the account. However, money can be applied to multiple student accounts for a single transaction fee. If that is not your preference, payment envelopes are available in the cafeteria. Parents who would like to set up a School Café Account can go to You must have your student’s school, ID number, and birthdate to establish a School Café account.

An application of free/reduced meal pricing is available in the school office or on the School; Cafe online system. We encourage everyone who qualifies to complete an application.

Student Breakfast $1.50

Student Lunch $2.40

Milk $.60

Juice $.40

Adult Breakfast $2.00

Adult Lunch without milk $3.50

2019-2020 KidGuard Insurance Enrollment Form

Click on the link above for optional insurance coverage information.

Early Release Dates

All elementary schools will have an early release, once a month, for our teachers to receive professional development focused on increasing student success. On early release dates, all elementary schools release at 1:30 PM. Below you will find the dates for the 2019-2020 school year. Early release transportation arrangements must be communicated with your child’s teacher. At Back to School Night forms will be available, for parents to complete, regarding after school and early release transportation arrangements. If transportation changes need to be made, throughout the year, please contact your child’s teacher or the Southeast Office.

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Grade Level Musicals

Each grade-level will work with the music teacher to prepare a performance. Students will share their performance with you on the evenings listed below.
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Do You Know A Park Hill Star?

The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy.

The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:

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.

Southeast Communication

You will find several ways to stay up to date on school activities throughout the year on the Southeast website , Facebook, Twitter and newsletters from your child’s teacher. You will also occasionally get an automated email or voicemail message sent to you by the school with important information and reminders. We know two-way communication is best, so please feel free to call, email, or stop by the school with any questions you may have regarding your child’s education.

Terri Deayon



Sarah Sieminski

Assistant Principal