Southeast Star

September 27, 2019

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

Upcoming Events

October 3rd: Early Release, Dismissal at 1:30p

October 4th: PTA Skate Night from 5:30-7:30p

October 7th - 11th: Book Drive Sponsored by Third Graders

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

Book Drive: October 7th-11th

Did you know that our very own Park Hill Clothing Closet provides books as well as clothes? In order to give all families access to as many books as possible, Third Grade will be hosting a BOOK DRIVE this October.

Please send in new and gently used books for all ages during this week. Donation boxes will be located in each grade level hallway and will be donated back into our own district to help Park Hill families!

Watch D.O.G.S.

What is it?
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a program that encourages dads and other father figures to volunteer at our school.

What would I be doing?
You would spend time with small groups of students helping them practice math facts, read stories, or play games.

Want to learn more about Watch D.O.G.S.?

Click here: Watch D.O.G.S. Information

Ready to sign-up?

If you have submitted your volunteer screening, use the link below to choose dates you are available to volunteer at Southeast Elementary as a Watch D.O.G.S. You will receive a date confirmation and schedule at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.
Click here: Watch D.O.G.S. Sign Up

Need More Information About Volunteering?

Click here: Park Hill Volunteer Screening

Click here: Volunteer Rules


See the Southeast Website ( > About our School > Watch D.O.G.S. Program)

Ccontact Sarah Sieminski (


Volunteers are important to the success of the Park Hill School District, and we appreciate their service to our schools. In order to keep our children safe, all volunteers who might ever be around students without an employee present must be screened. The screening packet can be accessed HERE.

Family Feedback Survey

You should have received an invitation to participate in our annual Park Hill Parent/Guardian survey, which will be open until October 4th. The email from Panorama will have a unique link to access your survey. Panorama is a third party administrator that keeps all of the data from our survey strictly confidential.

If you do not have access to the email with the survey link, this link will take you to our school’s survey. The Southeast access code is: 3499804515

We will share the results with the public after the survey window closes. Thank you in advance for completing your parent/guardian survey as we use the results to monitor our strategic measures and continuously improve Park Hill.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mike Kimbrel.

Parent Teacher Conferences

It's time to sign up for Student-Led Conferences. These will be held on October 23 (5:00-8:00 PM) and October 24 (12:00-8:00 PM). Our goal is 100% attendance. Please contact your student's teacher or the school office to schedule your conference!

Back Snack Program

The Park Hill School District continues to collaborate with Harvesters, the Community Food Network, in order to bring their BackSnack Program to Southeast again this year.

Each week, if you choose to participate, your student(s) will bring home a sack full of kid-friendly food in their back pack. The sacks will be sent home on Friday or on the last day of school for that week. If you are interested in your child participating in BackSnack, please call or email Ms. Hart with your child’s name. There are no income qualifications; all students are welcome to participate.

Ellie Hart, School Social Worker- 816.359.5733


Attendance is one of the most important factors in academic achievement and we would like your help regarding attendance and punctuality. When students arrive late or leave early consistently, they miss important instructional time. Missouri guidelines require 90% of our students to be in attendance 90% of the time. To help meet this goal, Park Hill has established expectations for attendance and letters will be sent to families if the following attendance percentages are not met.

Level 1: Attendance rate of 90%

Level 2: Attendance rate between 85% and 90%

Level 3: Attendance rate is below 80%

Ms. Hart, our School Social Worker, will be working with students and families to make sure we meet the 90/90 goal at Southeast Please help us by making being at school a priority for your family.

If your child does have to be absent, please call the school office (359-4360) to report the student's absence. If the school does not receive a call when a student is absent, we will attempt to contact you to check on the student.

Social Worker Spotlight

Thank you for taking the time to read my tips and facts about attendance over the last several weeks! Please know that you can reach out to me anytime for help with attendance. Here you’ll find my last Tip of the Week—

  • Tip of the week— To help ensure positive attendance, aim for consistency in your child’s bedtime. Make a commitment that your child will always be in bed at a certain time, with the alarm set for the next day. Consistency is KEY in ensuring successful mornings and on-time arrivals. Talk to your child about why you are making a commitment to positive attendance, so that they know school is important to you, too.
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Southeast PTA

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

Box Top Popsicle Party Contest

The contest submission dates September 18 - October 2. The class that collects the most Box Tops will have a popsicle party!

Box Tops is running a special promotion, and families can earn DOUBLE POINTS on purchases made prior to September 22 and scanned within 14 days.

You might be thinking, "Scanned?" Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip them and send them to school. Every valid Box Tops is worth $0.10 for our school. Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.

Eventually, the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. If you see the label pictured, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth $0.10 for our school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online.

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Participate in PTA Reflections Contest!

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. 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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2019-2020 Southeast Staff

Click here to see our staff for the 2019-2020 school year!

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