October Update

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PTA Members,

September was a great start at Southeast and in October we have even more exciting things planned. There are many upcoming events listed below where we will need quite a bit of support through both donations and volunteers.

Thank you to everyone that has supported the PTA and school over the last month. Here is a list of just some of the great things we did...

1. 26 people attended the 1st PTA Meeting! (meeting minutes are available for download below)

2. The Amazon wishlist for SE special interest clubs was completely fulfilled ... in just a couple of days!!!

3. The art classroom has a full set of aprons to (hopefully) help keeps the kid's clothes cleaner.

4. The library is currently caught up on "decommissioning" of old books. They might have more work opportunities in the future.

5. We completed the spirit wear drive. A lot more Southeast-spirited kids will be roaming the halls soon!

Don't forget that the Park Hill Clothing Center is always open for donations (clothing size 3T and up) & always looking for volunteers. This service is run by the Park Hill School District PTA and is a huge support for our families They need help on sorting/organizing days AND shopping days

PTA Meeting Minutes

PTA Business Sponsorship Highlight

Tonya and Thomas Durden are both realtors for Platinum Realty and parents of a Kindergartner at Southeast. Thank you so much for your support of the Southeast PTA! Please contact them with any of your home buying and selling needs!

p.s. If you would like to upgrade YOUR membership to business and be highlighted here and on FB, please contact us!

Upcoming Events


The current boxtop drive ends on October 2nd. Please turn them in to your classroom teacher by THIS WEDNESDAY

Early Release

October 3rd

I will live-stream the morning assembly around 9 am on the SE Elementary PTA FB page.

Students will be released at 1:30 pm.

October Skate Night

Theme: Chiefs Red, hosted by 2nd-gradee Teachers

October 4th, 2019


River Roll Skate Center
4720 NW Gateway

Riverside, MO 64150

Reflections Contest

October 15th

The Reflections submissions are due on 10/15/19! There are forms in the office or more information is available here.

Parenting in Challenging Times: What is conscious discipline, and why does it matter?

October 22nd


Free webinar for Park Hill families

register now!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 23rd-24th, 2019

PTA will be providing meals for the staff during conferences. Please, consider helping or donating: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ca4a82ca3fd0-parentteacher

The scholastic book fair will be open in the media center during conferences as well (evening of 10/23/19 and all day 10/24/19). Please consider signing up to help. It is easy and fun to see the kids get new books! https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/signup/m2NoCKsho

Trunk or Treat

October 29th, 2019

6 - 7 pm

Due to the road/parking construction, this event will be held at...


4701 NW 56th Street, Kansas City MO, 64151

We need people to host trunks for this event. Contact Stacy Mudd (s.mudd@hotmail.com) if you are able to commit to a trunk. Candy donations can be made to the front office. Last year we handed out about 10,000 pieces of candy!

November Skate Night

Theme: Super Heroes

November 1st, 2019


River Roll Skate Center
4720 NW Gateway

Riverside, MO 64150

PTA Meeting

November 11th, 2019

6:30-8:00 pm

Southeast Media Center

Childcare provided for kids ages 2+

Cookies with Santa

December 5th, 2019

More details to follow

December Skate Night

Theme: Winter

December 6th, 2019


River Roll Skate Center
4720 NW Gateway

Riverside, MO 64150

Breakfast for Staff

December 20th, 2019

Sign-ups will come out closer to this event.

How can you get involved?

Attend a meeting! Childcare is provided (ages 2+)! This is the best way to know about decisions being made and let your voice be heard.

We have a lot of committee chairpersons that would love some support or a team of people to contact when planning events. If any of the committees listed below interest you, reach out to southeastelementarypta@gmail.com and you can be connected to a chairperson. If you expressed interest in a committee when signing up for PTA, your information will be shared.

There will be numerous needs for donated food and time requested throughout the year. Sign-ups will be sent out throughout the year with these requests. We provide many meals for the teachers and it is always a big hit!

Amazon Smile is an extremely easy way to donate to our PTA. Visit the website https://smile.amazon.com/ and designate Southeast Elementary PTA as your chosen charity. A percentage of your purchase will be donated back to the PTA. You must shop through the website listed above for contributions to be made. The app and amazon.com do not automatically generate income for us.

Save BOXTOPS! This is an easy way to support our school. The boxtop program will be changing soon. We will continue to run classroom boxtop drives during this transition. It is moving to an app-based program for scanning receipts instead of clipping from boxes. More information here: https://www.boxtops4education.com/

Executive Board & Committee Chairpersons

PTA Executive Board Members:

President - Beri Edwards

Co-President/Teacher Liaison - Sue Ann Andrade

VP of Fundraising - Julie Sola

VP of Membership - Daryl Terwilleger

VP of Communications - Stacy Mudd

Treasurer - Erica Sheer

Recording Secretary - Jennifer Anthony

Correspondence Secretary - Sara Meinhard

Committee Chairpersons:

Reflections- Jessi Corriston & Ginger Weseloh

Hospitality - Sara Meinhard, Krystina Mannell, & Stephanie Butler

Yearbook - Elizabeth McMahan & Emily Farrow

Spirit wear - Cori Darr

Trunk or Treat- Stacy Mudd

Box Tops - Cori Darr

5th Grade Celebration- Jessica Lea

Clothing Center- Kathleen McCabe

Spring SE Family Fun Night- Emily Farrow

Cultural Arts - Meredith Suarez