Lee's Summit Parents as Teachers

April 2021

Happy Spring

Spring is here, the weather is getting warmer and it's time to get outside! Lots of great parks and places to go around town to enjoy this wonderful time of the year.

It's a great time to make some memories!

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The Week of The Young Child

The Week of the Young Child is marking its 50th anniversary in 2021. This national celebration is an annual thumbs-up to early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities.

Week of the Young Child Ideas

Music Monday

Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills—All while having fun and being active!

Music Monday is more than singing and dancing, it’s a way to encourage children to be active while developing their early literacy skills and having fun with friends and family!

Tasty Tuesday

Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more while encouraging healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom.

Tasty Tuesday isn’t just about eating your favorite snacks together. It’s also about cooking together and connecting math with literacy skills and science while introducing ways to incorporate healthy habits into children’s lifestyles.

Work Together Wednesday

When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills.

When children build together they experience teamwork and develop their social and early literacy skills. Grab some materials and create!

Artsy Thursday

Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands.

Set up a gallery to share your art creations.

Family Friday

Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. NAEYC applauds family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers.

Parents and families are children’s first teachers. Family Friday focuses on engaging families to support our youngest learners.

Have an amazing week celebrating your child!

April 3rd: National Find a Rainbow Day OR make your own!


April 4 - 10, 2021

In early April, National Library Week recognizes the enormous value we receive from our libraries every day.

Not only do libraries provide us with books to read, but they are valuable tools and resources. They are continually changing to meet the demands of today’s technology and ever-expanding volumes of knowledge. Libraries and those who coordinate the effort to keep them up to date have been challenged to provide a wide range of media, and they have met the need.

They offer all types of classes for adults as well as storytimes and other activities for children. Make sure and visit our local libraries - they have lots of great things to share!

April 10th: National Siblings Day

Another reason to celebrate each other!

It is observed each year on April 10 to honor the bonds between brothers and sisters.

Claudia Evart created Siblings Day in 1995 after losing her brother and sister. She realized what important role siblings have in our lives, and to celebrate and honor the memory of her siblings she chose April 10, her late sister Lisette's birthday, as Siblings Day.

April 22nd: Earth Day

Kindergarten Information from LSR7 School District

Mar 24, 2021, 4:18 PM

Dear LSR7 Parents and Staff:

A friendly reminder that our virtual Kindergarten Kick-off! registration events open tomorrow. Students are eligible to enter kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year if they turn 5 years old before August 1, 2021.

Welcome videos to help families and their students learn more information about their schools and meet elementary staff will be posted to each elementary school website by tomorrow, March 25, 2021. Those videos will also include instructions to help families navigate our online enrollment process, which will also open on March 25.

Need language assistance or translations? Please contact Ryan Rumpf at ryan.rumpf@lsr7.net or 816-986-1006. Evento Inicial de Kinder 2021 (PDF)

Don’t know what elementary school is in your attendance area? Use our ‘2020-21 School Finder.’

Need directions for kindergarten registration? You can also learn more at lsr7.org.

Due to our March 25 AMI Day to support our vaccine clinics, not all staff will be available tomorrow. Please be patience if you are contacting a staff member with questions or contact your school on Friday, March 26 if you require assistance. We invite you to spread the word to parents or guardians not already part of LSR7 who may be planning on enrolling their student in kindergarten.

Thank you, and have a pleasant evening.

Katy Bergen

Executive Director of Public Relations

Lee's Summit CARES will present two free webinars and a parenting class this spring

The first webinar, "Win or Lose, How Parents Can Help Develop Champions for Life," will help kids develop their potential through sports and other activities, while teaching lifelong character traits.

Tuesday, March 16 at 4 pm.

The second webinar will focus on how to help children manage anxiety, engage socially and develop meaningful relationships. "Helping Your Children Overcome Social Anxiety,"

Tuesday, April 20 at 4 pm.

The class, Parenting the Love and Logic Way will be offered on Thursdays, beginning April 15 through May 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm.

Love and Logic provides parents with practical parenting strategies that focus on relationship and practical discipline strategies.

All webinars and classes are offered through an engaging Zoom format.

Register at http://www.lscares.org/.

Parent Survey

Please make sure you have filled out the 2020-21 Parent Survey. This is your opportunity to be heard and to make any comments or suggestions about our programming. The link for the survey closes on Monday morning, April 12th at 8:00 a.m.

Thank you!

Thank You!

We appreciate your continued support for the Lee's Summit Parents as Teachers Program. We are working hard to meet the needs of our community and keep everyone safe. Please know that as we get updates from the State and our district, we will share information with you as soon as possible about next year and whether our visits will be in the home or continued virtually.

If you have any comments, please feel free to share them with our Lead PE Tracy Halphin. You can reach her at tracy.halphin@lsr7.net

Thank you!