Manchester Park Updates

MP Families - Week of 5-21-23


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Please Share with Former Timberwolves Who Are Graduating

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Senior Graduation Walk

We will be hosting a Graduation Walk for our former Timberwolves who are graduating this year! Please see the details on the picture above. This is the same date and time of most ONW elementary feeder schools.

Please note:

- No arrival to MP before 1:45 PM

- We won't be able to accommodate visits to any classrooms

- Grads must have photo ID to enter the building

Due to space and security, we will not be able to allow parents into the building for his event. You may wait outside to greet them as they leave.

Excited to celebrate the success of these Timberwolves!!

Wednesday Student Dismissal

Wednesday is a half day for students with dismissal at noon.

Fit and Fun Day a Success!!

The 2023 MP Fit and Fun Day was a full day of fun! Rain can't keep Timberwolves down! Great thanks to PE teacher, Julie Dunnaway, for creating events that could were successful both outside and inside.

2023-24 School Supply List

To avoid over puchasing for families, MP will provide a building supply list by grade level for the 2023-24 school year. I will send this out to all MP families in June.

No Lunch Visits This Week

Due to the excitement of these last few days of the school year, we will not be inviting families to join students for lunch this week.

Front Office Closed Wednesday PM

Due to staff meetings, the MP front office will be closed Wednesday afternoon starting at 12:30 PM.

Items from Nurse Bev

As we wrap up another school year, please make sure to view the items from Nurse Bev at the link below.

PTO Update

The quote by Gretchen Rubin, "The days are long but the years are short" could not be more true. Another year is in the books and we all sit here wondering where time went! As we reflect on the year at MP, we have so much to be thankful for. One of the goals of the PTO is to make your family's time in elementary school memorable, filled with parties, dances, and events for everyone. We couldn't meet this goal without all the help of the MP families both monetarily and voluntarily. Everyone has played a role in some way or another. Donating your time in planning an event or volunteering at an event, making a monetary donation, donating staff lounge snacks, teacher gifts, helping the students and teachers in the classroom and so much more.

Thank you for all you do and your help in making the MP community so unique! It takes a village and the MP village is strong! We hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing, and joyous summer!

With Gratitude,


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Please See End-Of-Year Notes From Nurse Bev

Olathe District Summer Connections

Want your child to stay connected academically this summer? Take advantage of the following resources provided by the Olathe Public Schools:

  • Utilize the Summer Connections calendar! The PK-8 grade level calendars include 30 do-at-home activities. Students who complete 24 of the 30 activities may turn the calendar in to their school in August and will receive a prize! Students should use the grade level calendar for the grade they will be entering in fall 2023. To access the calendars, click here:
  • Check out the Level Up Your Learning website! This website is chock full of enriching activities in the areas of reading, math, science, social studies, fitness, and fine arts. Activities are “leveled.” Information about the levels may be found on the adult information page. To access both student and adult sites, click here:

Student Kansas Assessment Scores

Beginning this year, KAP scores (state assessments) will be available through the Kite Parent Portal. The easiest way to access is by downloading the free Olathe Schools app from your

Apple or android app store. Inside the Olathe app, select Kite which will take you directly to the Kite Parent Portal.

Please click here for Kite Parent Portal directions – English

Please click here for Kite Parent Portal directions - Spanish

Parents are able to view their student’s historical records for KAP. Results will be available for parents to view in the Parent Portal next Thursday (May 18).

FastBridge Screener

Below are letters to parents to guide you through FastBridge Assessment results. Please keep in mind that FastBridge is simply a screener to guide teachers in further analysis of student needs. These scores do not represent a full assessment of your child's performance.

Olathe District Summer Opportunities

Student iPads and Accessories

All students will be checking in district iPads at the end of this school year. On Friday, May 19, all student iPads must be at MP.

This includes:

- iPad

- iPad case

- Apple charger block

- Apple charger cord

See the picture below of items that need to be returned.

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Summer Reading- Olathe Public Library

Olathe Public Library Summer Reading Program!

May 22, 2023 – August 4, 2023

For more details, please visit:

Fifth Grade Parents

Plans are well underway for the final half-day for our 5th graders, and parent volunteers are needed to make it all work.

Please go to the link below if you are able to help out.

Sign up genius link:

Not Returning to MP Next Year?

If your children are not returning to MP next year, please contact the front office at 913-780-7540. It's important for us to track enrollment numbers to ensure sufficient staffing.

Thank you

Fifth Grade End Of Year Events (Updated)

Below are a couple of the events planned to celebrate our 5th graders.

Visit to PRT: May 4, AM

Fifth Grade Recognition: Thursday, May 18, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Fifth Grade Field Trip: May 23

Fifth Grade Clap-Out: Wednesday, May 24, 11:45 AM

- Parents will meet their fifth graders outside after the clap-out

More information to come on these events, but wanted you to get them on your calendars.

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2022-23 will be a year of confidence At The Park!