English Landing PTA News

October 30, 2019

In this Issue:

  1. A Note from the PTA President
  2. Important Dates
  3. Announcements
  4. Volunteer Opportunities
  5. Donation Options
  6. Business Member Listing
  7. PTA Board and Committee Chair Contact Information
  8. Links to previous PTA SMOREs

A Note from the PTA President

Entering the 2nd quarter of the academic year brings about a season of thanksgiving. And I’m so very thankful for our English Landing families. THANK YOU for your time, giving, and support of the PTA.

We have many immediate opportunities to support English Landing:

-Support the Halloween party by hosting, donating towards, or sharing in the fun with your student on Oct. 31

-Support the Fun Run fundraiser by promoting, donating towards, and attending the event during your child’s specials time on Nov.1

-Encourage the English Landing staff by surprising them with an item from the Wish Tree

-Clip and/or scan those box tops!

-Send in your Shatto milk caps. Help the kids work towards the goal of naming a calf!

Mark your calendars for Monday, January 6 at 6:30pm. This will be our next meeting in the Media Center at English Landing.

Thank you!

Ginger Gimple

PTA President

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Jan. 6th 2020 at 6:30pm

6500 Northwest Klamm Drive

Kansas City, MO


Halloween Parties: October 31, 2019

FUN RUN: November 1, 2019

PTA Meeting: January 6, 2020, 6:30 PM at English Landing in the Media Center

PTA Meeting: March 2, 2020, 6:30 PM at English Landing in the Media Center

Variety Show Rehearsal: April 9, 2020 at Park Hill South High School

Variety Show: April 10, 2020 at Park Hill South High School

PTA Meeting: May 11, 2020, 6:30 PM at English Landing in the Media Center



The 2019-2020 Student Directory is now available ONLINE!

Our NEW PTA WEBSITE is up and running! Visit https://englishlandingpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home to see everything your PTA has to offer this year. On our new site, you can see upcoming calendar events, buy memberships, view the student directory, sign up to volunteer and much, much more.

You can also access the directory and the calendar from your phone by downloading the Membership Toolkit app after you have created your account! For any questions, please contact Lauren Jeppson at lpjeppson@gmail.com.


English Landing Families,

The Fun Run is so close! This is our major fundraiser of the year, and our goal is to raise $10,000 for Field trips and PTA-funded projects.

Here’s how you can help:

- Register your student on FUNRUN.COM

- Create a Student Star Video by uploading your student’s picture and sharing it on Facebook, through email, or textfor a fun, easy way to ask for a pledge from friends, family, or even local businesses!

- Come cheer on your student at the Fun Run this Friday,November 1. Every student is invited to run/walk!



Teacher Wish Tree

Dear English Landing Families,

As the 2nd quarter begins, the English Landing PTA is asking our Eagle families to help make a difference in your child's classroom by stocking it with essential items needed by their teachers throughout the school year.

Participation is easy! EL teachers and staff members have created personalized wish lists with the items they need the most here:


We encourage you to remember not only your child's grade-level teacher but also the specials teachers, reading interventionists, counselors, recess teachers and other EL family who take such good care of your Eagles all year long.

The Wish Tree drive period runs from Friday, 10/18 - Friday 11/1. Items can be brought in by your child, delivered to classrooms during conferences or dropped off in the office during school hours. Please be sure to bundle and label items with the intended teachers' names.

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.

Angela Ensminger, PTA Wish Tree Chairperson,

Mom of Henry (4th)


Box Tops

Box Tops has gone digital! You can still help earn free money for English Landing by downloading the app and scanning your receipts. The app will automatically grab the eligible items and credit the school. Download the app here: https://www.boxtops4education.com and follow these steps to begin earning money for our school!

If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products.

Shatto Milk Company's Bottle Cap Collection

English Landing PTA is collecting bottle caps from Shatto Milk Company glass bottles.

Shatto cap collecting is still on! We’ve made it to 1,000 - just 500 more needed for EL students to name a calf on Shatto Farms! Please send in your rinsed caps. The collection box is located in the lost and found room.


Do you want to INVEST in English Landing Elementary but are short on time?

Donate to our PTA INVEST Fundraiser

100% of your donation is INVESTed in our school community and you will receive a tax donation form.

To pay via PayPal

1. Go to PayPal.com

2. Log into your account.

3. Select ptaenglishlanding@gmail.com

4. Select send to friends and family to avoid fees.

5. Enter payment amount (you choose how much to INVEST)

Or send a check with your child to the office made out to English Landing PTA - INVEST Fundraiser

Our goal for the year is $3,000.

Thank you for your support!

Do you shop on Amazon.com?

Do you shop on Amazon.com?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the English Landing PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the English Landing PTA. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com and choose PTA Missouri Congress English Landing PTA as your organization of choice.

For more information, contact Julie Durrant at Julie.Durrant@gmail.com

PTA Reimbursement Forms

Click here to find a copy of the PTA Check Request Form. Please include this form when submitting check requests. All requests must be accompanied by a receipt or invoice before payment will be made. If you have any questions, contact Julie Durrant at Julie.durrant@gmail.com

English Landing PTA Executive Board 2018-2019


Ginger Gimple, thegimples@hotmail.com

Vice-President Membership

Lauren Jeppson, lpjeppson@gmail.com

Vice-President Volunteers

Brandy Colson, brandy@blcolson.com

Vice-President Fundraising

Haley Stone, haleystonefitness@gmail.com


Julie Durrant, Julie.durrant@gmail.com


Maggie Parsley, Maggie_knapp@yahoo.com


Kerry Roe, roek@parkhill.k12.mo.us

Assistant Principal

Angela Doss, dossa@parkhill.k12.mo.us

PTA Committee Chairs/Leaders

Book Fair

Chris Albani, christinealbani@sbcglobal.net

Kelly Smith, kellymchughsmith@gmail.com

Box Tops

Amber Kriegel, amber.kriegel@gmail.com

Clothing Center

Megan Amash, megan.amash@gmail.com


Tasha Olsen, natashaross@yahoo.com



Popcorn Fridays

Stephanie Doss, stephanieldoss@gmail.com

Lindsey Pickett, lindseypickett8@gmail.com


Laura Yates, lbdyates@gmail.com

Room Parties

Megan Bogener, megankms@gmail.com

School Supplies

Katie Burgess, katieeburgess@gmail.com

Shatto for Schools

Kelly Smith, kellymchughsmith@gmail.com

Staff Appreciation Week

Stacey Schmidt, slschmidt@cmh.edu

Kari Rush, karirush@gmail.com

Stemscope Showcase

Julie Durrant, julie.durrant@gmail.com

Lauren Jeppson, lpjeppson@gmail.com

Student Directory

Brooke Crosby, brooke.crosby@hotmail.com

Teacher Wish Tree

Angela Ensminger, angelaensminger@gmail.com

Variety Show

Sheri Thomson, sherithomson3@gmail.com

Haley Stone, haleystonefitness@gmail.com


Anna Trower, annatrower@yahoo.com

Teresa Dwyer, dwyert@parkhill.k12.mo.us

If you are interested in leading an open committee please contact Brandy Colson at Brandy@blcolson.com.

For your convenience, links to previous PTA SMOREs