Lee's Summit Parents As Teachers

November 2018

It is Fall!

Many people love this time of the year...the air is cooler, the leaves turn color and the holiday season is around the corner. Remember, your kiddo is adjusting to the change in the weather, the change or time (remember that we fall back on November 4th!) and may not understand the hustle and bustle of the season. Routines are an important part of your child's day and kids do best when they know what is coming.

Let them know ahead of time your plans and try to include them in planning. If you are making something to take to someone's home or for your home, let them be included. They can help in the kitchen, cleaning or making notes for those close to you! It doesn't have to be a 'chore' to be fun!

Happy Fall! Happy Parenting!

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Make sure you keep your information up to date with your parent educator. This includes email, phone and health or other information that affects the development of your child. If you are still waiting on your parent educator, please call our office if you have any changes from your enrollment.

CFMP -Why should you care?

The school district is working on the master plan for our buildings and boundary structure. You may think this isn't anything you need to worry about, but YOU should! They are working on developing a long term vision for the learning environments that will be available to all students and encourage future ready learning. It will guide district decision-making about current and potential future facilities and programs. Let your voices be heard as you are part of the Lee's Summit District with your enrollment in PAT and your student will be entering the district buildings very soon!

Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan - Update and Engagement Series III

Last week we hosted our second engagement series in the Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan (CFMP) process. We received important and valuable feedback around informal facilities and learning concepts as well as potential boundary ideas. The series format was interactive, with opportunities for small group dialogue. Exit survey feedback indicates that the format was appreciated and provided a forum for conversation, and we are committed to fostering that level of interaction throughout the rest of the CFMP process.

We’ve heard throughout this process that it might be appropriate to slow down to continue analyzing the community’s feedback through the fall. Because we agree that we want some additional time to look at our informal options and continue to shape and refine these based upon our community’s feedback, we are moving our Engagement Series III dates to the week of November 26. We are also condensing our series to three nights.

Engagement Series III

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 27 - Missouri Innovation Campus

Wednesday, November 28 - Missouri Innovation Campus

Thursday, November 29 - Lee’s Summit High School, Lecture Hall (due to MIC’s open house on this date)

It was important to us that we released informal solutions around facilities and learning as well as potential boundary options to our staff, families and community so that you could review them prior to attending the second engagement series. These informal solutions are starting points, which we will now refine based on our engagement efforts and further analysis.

We have posted our informal ideas for both facilities and learning and boundary options on our CFMP webpage: www.lsr7.org/cfmp.

On the webpage you will be able to see potential solutions and also offer direct comments on our feedback forms through Friday, October 19. We have also outlined objective criteria to guide decision making around boundary considerations. The CFMP team has been working diligently with the administration and planning partners to help develop these informal solutions and ideas.

Our “informal solutions” online survey is open through October 19. You can visit the survey by clicking here, or by copying and pasting the following link in your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSR7CFMP-2. Additionally, we will move our third survey to November 19-29; to coincide with our third engagement series.

We will post our second online survey results and our feedback from the second engagement series on our CFMP webpage as it’s ready next week.

We are listening and making decisions based on the feedback we’re receiving. Your input is valuable and we will continue to shape our process and ideas around our community’s feedback. Thank you for staying connected to this process!

Thanksgiving Ideas

Family time - whether with a large crowd, or just a few - take time to make some memories.

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Mark Your Calendar!

Don't forget about one of the best resources in Lee's Summit - our libraries!

Our libraries offer storytimes for specific ages and for families. They also offer a Sensory Friendly Storytime. Check out the link below for more information!
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