Plaza Pride Newsletter

December 21, 2018

Plaza Middle School

6501 NW 72nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64151
816.359.4210 Main Line
816.359.4211 Attendance Line


Week at a Glance

January 2nd

Teacher Work Day

January 3rd - Purple Day

Students Return to School

January 4th - Red Day

January 7th - Purple Day

Student Council Meeting, 3:00-4:00PM

Green Team Group 2, 3:00-4:00PM

PTA Meeting, 6:30PM

January 8th - Red Day

January 9th - Purple Day

Student Store Open

January 10th - Red Day

January 11th - Purple Day

Fun Fabulous Friday

**Team T-Shirts are now on $5! We have team t-shirts (sizes vary) on hand if you didn't have a chance to purchase one. Just bring $5 to the office to get yours today!

Lunch Menu



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Registration now open for Park Hill Spelling Bee

The Park Hill District spelling bee will be held Saturday, February 23rd at PHSHS with the winner advancing directly to the Scripps National Spelling Bee held near Washington, DC., May 26-May 31. Awards will be presented to the top ten finishers. All current Park Hill 5th-8th graders are eligible, but students must sign up by February 1st. Register thru the link below, or by going to the “Parent Resources” section of the district website. You may also contact your school office for assistance.

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Teacher Work Day

January 2nd

Students Return from Winter Break

January 3rd

Q3 Intramurals

January 29th, stay tuned for sign-up information

Park Hill's District Calendar has all the information you will need for when school is in/out of session.


Mr. Mo and his crew have been hard at work. Don't miss out!

Yearbooks are now on sale for 6th grade students at Plaza Middle School. You can order online at where you will be allowed to personalize if you wish. The deadline to order online and to personalize is January 17th! You can also order for $15 through the office with cash or check made payable to Plaza Middle School.

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NWEA Testing will December 11th-14th

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December 11-14, 2018, your student will be taking the NWEA assessments which includes a math assessment. It is important that you know that we use scores from this assessment as criteria for math placement for the 19-20 school year. Please encourage your student to do their best on this assessment. Thank you!

December 11th - Math

December 12th - Language Usage

December 13th - Reading

December 14th - Science

Testing will take place during the following times:

Block 1 (8:28-9:51 AM)





Block 2 (9:54-11:17AM)





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Plaza recognizes a student male and female student each month that demonstrates one of the 7 habits:

Be Proactive

Begin with the End of Mind

Put First Things First

Think Win-Win

Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood


Sharpen the Saw

Congratulations to the November Student of the Month Recipients!

Heroes: Mahtab H. and Brandon H.

Incredibles: Katie E. and Alex M.

Knights: Kiera E. and Connor M.

Legends: Ethan W. and Taylor Q.

Olympians: Alli G. and Gavin O.

Phoenix: Meadow B. and Noah S.

Thunderbirds: Norah Z. and Aaron W.


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PTA Clothing Center Info & Dates

The PTA of the Park Hill School District runs a clothing center that provides free, gently used clothing and new socks and underwear to district students. The PTA Clothing Center serves all Park Hill School District students from kindergarten through 12th grade, and the PTA asks you to bring some proof that you are enrolled in a Park Hill school. This could be a student ID, bus pass, dated letter from a principal or social worker, class schedule or enrollment form.

Donations are welcomed at the Clothing Center, which is at 8009 N Atkins, just south of the Gerner Family Early Education Center. Please make sure your donations are clean, in good condition and bagged in kitchen-sized bags that the volunteers can lift. The PTA needs student and adult volunteers for sorting donations and adult volunteers to staff the center on shopping days. Contact Sara Monsees at to sign up for notifications about when we need volunteers .For additional information, please contact one of the PTA Clothing Center team members:

Jada Rawlings
(816) 876-6534

Maria Acosta


Dec. 18: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

Jan. 8: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Jan. 22: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 5: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 19: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
March 5: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.
March 26: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
April 2: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.
April 16: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
May 7: 4-7 p.m. End of School Event


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.

Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.

Please nominate a Park Hill Star today!

Park Hill Star nomination form

Plaza Middle School PTA

If you haven't had a chance to join PTA, it's not too late! Please find more information by going to Plaza Middle School PTA (link) or you can use the Online Membership & Payment option.

Staff vs. Student Basketball Game - Teachers Win!

The Student vs Staff basketball game was a HUGE success! We would like to thank all of the staff who worked so hard to make this a fun evening. Also, thank you to all the parents and students who attended - it was the largest crowd we have ever had for this event! During the assembly at school today, we presented Feed Northland Kids with a $1500 check. Thank you again for your support!
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Stay Connected to What’s Happening at Plaza

Plaza Pride Weekly Newsletter

This newsletter is emailed out every Friday afternoon.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

The Parent Portal gives parents and guardians immediate access to important student information such as grades, schedules, and attendance. It also allows parents/guardians to view their household contact information and student emergency contacts, and they can request updates to this information directly from the Portal. Click here if you need more information on how to set-up an account.

Infinite Campus App

The free Infinite Campus Portal App connects you with your student's information and enables you to receive notifications on your smartphone or tablet.

1. Download the Campus Portal app from your preferred store.

2. Enter the District Name as Park Hill and select Missouri from the state options, then click search.

3. Select Park Hill, and enter your username and password (the same used to access the online Parent Portal)

4. Be sure to enable push notifications in the settings menu to receive alerts.

Plaza Website (link)

School Messenger

School Messenger is the automated phone and email messaging service we utilize for special announcements.

Social Media

Twitter - @PlazaTigers

Instagram - OfficialPlazaTigers

Facebook - Plaza Middle School

First Hand Email Newsletter

Be one of the first to know what is going on in Park Hill. Sign up for the First Hand e-mail newsletter at to get the most current Park Hill news.

First Hand Mobile:

“First Hand Mobile” sends text message alerts about weather closings, emergency information or important news alerts directly to your text-messaging enabled mobile phone. This service is provided at no cost to the district, thanks to the sponsorship of the Platte Valley Bank. To sign up, go to the district website at

Parent-Student Handbook

The parent-student handbook has been written to provide important information concerning specific rules, policies, and procedures related to the safety and operation of our schools. In order for schools to operate safely and efficiently, you and your student(s) must be familiar with and abide by the expectations, procedures and rules outlined in this handbook.

The student handbook summarizes district policy and contains general guidelines and information.

Parent-Student Handbook

Replacement Fees

At the beginning of the school year, Plaza provides every student with the following supplies; lanyard, case holder, ZPass (student ID card), binder, planner and page protectors. If your student needs to replace any of these items due to them being lost or damaged, they can do so in the office.

Lanyards - $2

Binders - $1

Planners - $1

Case Holders - $.50

Page Protectors - $.25

ID (ZPass) - The district will provide the first and second ZPass free of charge. Any additional requests for a lost ZPass will cost $5 each time. We ask that you give it at least 48 hours after the ID cannot be found before requesting a new one. Many times they are found and a new ID is not needed.

Deliveries made to Plaza Students

Please read the following from the Park Hill School District Parent/Student Handbook regarding deliveries made to students:

Delivery of flowers, balloons or other gift items to school is discouraged due to student
allergies, limited storage and disruption to the education environment. All items will be held in the office until the end of the day, or parents/guardians may be contacted to pick them up if deemed appropriate. Personal items needed during the school day must be dropped off by a parent/guardian, adult household member or person authorized by the parent/guardian. Deliveries of commercially prepared food by individuals other than a parent/guardian or person authorized by the parent/guardian are not permitted. If commercially prepared food is delivered to a student by the parent/guardian or person authorized by the parent/guardian, the student will consume the food in an area designated by a building administrator or designee.


There are many different ways we stay connected with our Plaza families! We have an online newsletter that is updated weekly and you can view at anytime. Also, be sure to visit the Park Hill District Website to sign up for all district alerts, First Hand Mobile Alerts and First Hand Email Alerts.