October 11, 2019
October 11th: End of 1st Quarter
October 14th: NO SCHOOL
October 15th: PTA Reflections Contest - Submissions Due
October 18th: First Quarter Report Cards Available
October 21st-25th: Red Ribbon Week
October 23rd: Student-Led Conferences, 5:00-8:00pm
October 24th: NO SCHOOL; Student-Led Conferences, 12:00-8:00pm
October 25th: NO SCHOOL
October 29th: PTA Trunk or Treat
October 31st: Fall Classroom Parties, 2:15-3:15pm
November 1st: PTA Skate Night from 5:30-7:30p
November 11th: PTA Meeting at 6:30pm
WEBINAR: Parenting in Challenging Times: What is conscious discipline, and why does it matter?
Join us for a webinar on Oct 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM CDT.
Used for classroom management and social-emotional learning, conscious discipline is based on current brain research, child development information and age-appropriate practices. This approach teaches self-regulation skills, focuses on children's voice and empowers them to achieve behavioral goals. Benefits include creating healthy connections, improving impulse control and encouraging cooperation. Conscious discipline is an opportunity for us to better understand and change behavior, allowing us to effectively serve students' needs. Audra Olson will explain conscious discipline, drawing on her 30 years of experience as an educator and counselor in our Park Hill schools. Retired from the classroom, Olson continues to serve our students. She studied with the creator of conscious discipline, and she is working with our staff to bring these skills to Park Hill.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Click HERE to register!
Scholastic Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair is arriving soon, and we are in need of volunteers! Please consider a 1 hour shift or more. You can sign up at this link.
Our book fair will be Wednesday, October 23rd through Thursday, October 24th during Parent/Teacher Conferences. (No need to send money with your child.)
October 23rd: 5:00-8:00 PM
October 24th: 12:00-8:00
This is a great time to stock up for the holiday season and give the gift of reading! Our fair will also be online at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/southeastelem starting October 13th through October 25th. You can see the flyer, sign up to volunteer, and shop online at this site. Book Fair proceeds are used to purchase more books and materials for our library.
Social Worker Spotlight
From Ms. Hart, Southeast’s Social Worker
Some families may be facing hardships due to the United Auto Workers' (UAW) strike against General Motors. If your family’s employment is impacted by the strike, your family may be eligible for meal benefits. Please refer to our Parent Resources page here: https://www.parkhill.k12.mo.us/parent_resources/menus_and_nutrition for more information, or to apply for free or reduced meals. Once the strike is finalized and employees are back to work, families can then notify food services of this change.Please fill out the Confidential Resource Checklist for further resources and assistance
parent teacher conferences
Also, if you are interested in helping our PTA host much appreciated meals for our hard-working teachers, please click here for a Sign-Up Genius. Thank you for everything you do to support our superstars!
Interested in getting more involved in the community? Check out the fun classes and opportunities offered by Park Hill Community Education! These classes are coming to Southeast: Cooking with Kids, Chess Club, Musical Theater, and Young Rembrandts.
Have you joined PTA? Support your Southeast Superstars! Click here to see the PTA section of the Southeast website for 2019-2020 information and this year's membership form!
2019-2020 PTA Board and Positions
Beri Edwards - PTA President
Sue Ann Adrade-Teacher Representative
Erica Sheer - Treasurer
Sara Meinhard - Correspondence Secretary
Jennifer Anthony - Recording Secretary
Stacy Mudd - Communications
Daryl Terwilleger - Membership
Sara Meinhard, Krystina Mannell, & Stephanie Butler - Hospitality
Julie Sola - Fundraising
Elizabeth McMahan & Emily Farrow - Yearbook
Cori Darr-Spirit Wear & Box Tops
Meredith Suarez - Cultural Arts
Click here for the PTA Reflections Contest Entry Form. If you need a printed copy, please stop by the Southeast front office. All submissions are due October 15th.
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. If transportation changes need to be made, throughout the year, please contact your child’s teacher or the Southeast Office.
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.
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.