Southeast Star

September 18th, 2020

School Hours

Office Hours: 8:00a-5:00p

Arrival: 8:50-9:10a

Dismissal: 4:00

Contact Information

School Phone: 816-359-4360

Technology Support: 816-359-5000

Principal: Terri Deayon

Assistant Principal: Sarah Sieminski

Counselor: Mandy Frayer

Social Worker: Ellie Logan

Office Staff: Dianna Kernel and Liz Daniels

Nurse: Cassie Grantham

Free Food for Families

Park Hill has once again partnered with Feed Northland Kids for FREE community food kits. These kits will be available for pick-up each Wednesday at the Support Services Center.

If you are interested in a voucher for free food, you must sign up HERE.

If you sign up for the community food kit, you are agreeing that you will be able to pick it up.

WHERE: Park Hill Support Services Center at 9501 N. Seymore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64153. For directions: Click here.

TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every week on Wednesdays starting September 23, 2020.

A limited number of families will be selected. It is first come, first served to those who have filled out the form in its entirety. Slots will go to those who can pick up the food.

  • Once you sign up, we will email out the voucher.
  • Show the paper voucher or a digital copy on your cell phone upon arrival.
  • You will use the same voucher for weekly visits.
  • This voucher is good for 1 Community Food Kit.
  • If you have other students at other schools, only sign up for one voucher per family.

Please fill out the google form to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Ellie Logan. Thank you!

Southeast SPIRIT: New T-Shirts

Our AMAZING PTA has provided t-shirts for all students and staff (online and in-person)!!!

Online teachers will distribute these to students as their families come to pick-up library books or other supplies.

Plan to wear these shirts next Friday (Sept. 25th) for a school-wide Southeast spirit day!

Lost and Found: Please label all items with names!

Please label all lunch boxes, coats, hats, gloves, etc with first and last name. Due to health restrictions, we will not be able to house lost and found as we have in the past, so any unclaimed items will be bagged up and sent to the Park Hill clothing center. With names, we are easily able to return found items to your children.

Park Hill Clothing Center

The Park Hill Clothing Center would like to thank all of the families who have contributed to our facility. For anyone not familiar with the clothing center there is more information on the Park Hill Clothing Center Website.

There have been some changes due to COVID-19. The biggest change is that we must limit the number of people in the building. Therefore if you need to “shop” (the clothes are free) please sign up for a time slot using the link above.

Volunteers are greatly needed! We have been fortunate to have received numerous donations, however we’ve had a difficult time hanging up all of the incoming clothes with very few volunteers. If anyone has 1-2 hours to contribute we would greatly appreciate it. The above link also has a link for volunteers. New dates are periodically added so keep checking back.

If you have any questions about this resource or others, please contact our school social worker Ellie Logan (816-359-5733).

Virtual Community Clubs (Without Southeast Sponsors)

Several options for community clubs are available virtually. See the links below for more details and registration information:

Chess Club

Mad Scientist's Club

Spanish Club

Young Rembrandt's Club

Fall Clubs (With Southeast Sponsors)

Due to current health and safety protocols, our Fall Clubs have gone virtual!

Application Process

Please see below for information about the virtual clubs we will be offerring at Southeast this fall. In-person students also brought home a flyer with this information today.

On Monday, September 21st (at 6am) check your email for a SignUp Genius link to sign-up. Students may sign-up for clubs they are interested in online until they are full or until September 24th when our sign-up closes.

If you are unable to sign-up online please contact Mrs. Sieminski by email ( or phone (816-359-6818). Depending on the slots available, she will either complete the Sign-Up Genius for you or place your name on a waiting list.

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All students (both in person and online) will be taking the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress Assessments in the next few weeks. These assessments are used to help teachers identify specific student learning needs to guide the instruction provided to students. These diagnostic assessment will determine each child's learning level in Reading and Math. Your teachers will be letting you know in their newsletters the day that your children will be taking the assessments. Our online learners will be receiving an email with more details on the assessment process. Children do their best in school when they are well rested and have had a healthy breakfast. This is especially important on an assessment day!

Curriculum Connections

Check out the linked Curriculum Connections below to see what Park Hill students are learning! We want to share the learning topics at all of the grade levels so that you can ask your child about their learning this month. Your child's teacher is always happy to provide more details should you have questions!

Social Studies and Science Curriculum Connections

Math Curriculum Connections

ELA Curriculum Connections

Join PTA!

Joining the PTA is one of the best ways you can support your child, the school, and its teachers!


PTA also works with the school and its teachers directly to make purchases that have a huge positive impact towards our kids learning and development. Below are just a few examples of purchases made by your PTA last school year:

  • Snacks and drinks on the monthly Friday PTA Spirit Cart
  • $1750 For Teacher Appreciation Gifts During Distance Learning
  • $505 for a new Bike Rack for our Track Area
  • $300 to be used by the Southeast Care Team
  • Supported numerous parties and fun events for the kids!

Donation Drive

These are challenging times and given that we don't know exactly what the school year looks like, there will be no official fundraisers for the PTA this year. In lieu of fundraisers, we are going to combine a 1 time donation request with the membership drive this year. Your donation will be put to good use throughout the year in various and creative ways:
  • Helping Families in Need Through the Southeast Cares Team
  • Social Distancing Friendly Ways To Support and Feed Our Great Teachers and Staff
  • Continue To Work Directly With Teachers To Identify and Purchase Items To Help in Classrooms
  • Organize Funds for Future Improvements To Our Track and Outdoor Areas
  • Build Community and Celebrate All Students Both Online and In Person
  • Fingers Crossed, All Sorts of In Person Activities During Second Semester!

Southeast PTA

Have you joined PTA? Join PTA NOW!

2020-2021 PTA Board and Positions

President – Beri Edwards

VP of Communications – Stacy Mudd

VP of Membership – Daryl Terwilleger

VP of Fundraising – Julie Sola

Treasurer – Dan McCabe

Recording Secretary – Jenn Anthony

Family Events Coordinator – Emily Farrow

Staff Appreciation Coordinator – Erin Rau

Classroom Events Coordinator – Jessi Corriston

Teacher Liaison – Sue Ann Andrade

Southeast Prevention Plans

Click to see how we have used the 5 Pillars of Prevention to make plans to keep people at Southeast safe.

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.

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Southeast Communication

You will find several ways to stay up to date on school activities on the Southeast website , Facebook, 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 or email with any questions you may have regarding your child’s education.

Terri Deayon



Sarah Sieminski

Assistant Principal