Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, April 7, 2017

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What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School Next Week?

Monday, April 10, 2017:

  • BIKE Night (6:00-7:00pm) Bus Loop and Playground Blacktop

Tuesday, April 11, 2017:

  • Terra Nova (1st and 2nd Grades) - 9:00-11:00

Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

  • Terra Nova (1st and 2nd Grades) - 9:00-11:00
  • Kindergarten Dress Rehearsal for Music Program: 1:40pm

Thursday, April 13, 2017:

  • Terra Nova (1st and 2nd Grades) - 9:00-11:00
  • Park Hill Elementary Early Release Day: School Dismissed at 1:30pm
  • Kindergarten Music Program 7:00pm

Standardized Testing Dates and Times

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Hannah SOARS at the Park Hill Spelling Bee!

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Hannah Wenzel, English Landing fifth grade student, and the other top 10 winners of the Park Hill Spelling Bee were recognized at last week’s Park Hill School Board Meeting.

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Eagles Attend 1:1 Conference in Iowa

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Six English Landing teachers (Ms. Ryan, Ms. Davies, Mr. O’Connor, Mrs. Betts, Mrs. Schneider, and Ms. Peters) traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday to attend the 2017 Iowa 1:1 Institute. This annual institute is geared to Midwest educators learn from each other. Session topics included: Providing Better Feedback Using Digital Tools; 50 Trendy Tech Tools, Bending, Flipping, and Developing an Online Presence for 1:1; Digital Citizenship; Digital Resources to Support Creativity and Innovation; Strong Cybersecurity Awareness; Student Personalized Learning for Differentiating your Classroom, and many more!

2017 PTA Science Fair Results: Best in Show and Honorable Mention Recognitions

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PTA Science Fair Pictures

A special THANK YOU to our PTA Science Fair Chairs: Mrs. Mazeitis and Mrs. Goodin. What a FUN way to spend this week of learning sharing science fair projects. Eagles followed the scientific method when creating their projects: create a Testable Question; formulate a Hypothesis; develop the Procedure; gather the data and Materials; review the Results; and develop Conclusions.
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Photos taken by Anthony Harrell
Photos taken by Isaac Kirby
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Photos taken by Macy Strobel
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Photos taken by Mary Howel

English Landing Bike Night - Rescheduled

English Landing Bike Night is rescheduled for Monday, April 10th from 6:00 to 7:00pm
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Annual Park Hill Service Banquet

The Park Hill Annual Service Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

This year we will be recognizing the following Eagles from English Landing:

Mrs. Kitchell Schneider: 2016-2017 SPIRIT Award Winner!

25 Years of Service: Mrs. Beth Jensen

10 Years of Service: Kristin Davidson and Rachel Fullerton

5 Years of Service: Marrissa Mehwald, Amy Peeler, Leah Peters, Raelynne Winkelmann, and Rachel Tharp

March Home Learning CELEBRATION!

Congratulations to third grade for winning the March Home Learning Challenge!
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Planning for English Landing Field Days in May WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Field Days are just around the corner for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. Hopefully the kids will have a great time participating in games and activities that demonstrate some of our key skills we have focused on in PE classes all year long! This day will not be possible without the much needed help from visiting adults. So mark the following dates on your calendars. All a.m. times are from 9:00-11:00 and p.m. times are from 1:00- 3:00.

May 1st – Second Grade a.m./Fourth Grade p.m. (Rainout date is May 8th)

May 2nd – Kindergarten (Rainout date is May 9th)

May 3rd – First Grade a.m./Third Grade p.m. (Rainout date is May 10th)

A few parents have already signed up to help out. If you have not signed up to shadow the kids yet, I need you! Please drop an email letting me know you can volunteer to help out on your child’s field day. You will be able to rotate right along with your child during the day as you help out. Remember to tell me your name, your child’s name, and the grade level they are in this year. I hope to complete my volunteer list in the next weeks by April 18th. My email is the following or my phone number is 3595771. Thank you for your help.

Mrs. Lindsey

English Landing PTA Variety Show

The PTA invites you to participate on

Friday, April 21st

Park Hill South High School Auditorium


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Save the Date!

First Annual English Landing Maker Night

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The English Landing PTA and staff are excited to invite you to the first annual Maker Night, Thursday April 20th from 6-7:30 p.m.! This is a FREE family fun event! See the attached flier for more information. To make the night a success, the PTA is asking for donations of supplies, please visit the Sign Up Genius link here:

Donations should be dropped off at school by Thursday, April 13th.

As this is the first year for this family event, we are asking families to RSVP so that we are better able to plan and have the appropriate amount of supplies. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated! Please note a ticket is NOT required to attend!

Repeat: Take Your Child to Work Day: Student Attendance

As families begin to make plans for Take Your Child To Work Day (April 27, 2017), I want to make sure you have accurate information regarding how student attendance will be documented on this day.

Up until last school year, a letter had been sent home with all Park Hill elementary students stating that they would be counted present at school if a signed form and Take Your Child to Work Day reflection activity was returned. As of last school year this was no longer the case since following this former practice violated the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines regarding student attendance.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education language regarding daily student attendance states: Students must be in attendance in an instructional capacity under the direct supervision of a certificated employee of the district to be counted for attendance purposes.Therefore, if students are absent, for part or all of the day, on Take Your Child To Work Day (Thursday, April 27th), they will be counted as absent for the time they are not in school.

In Park Hill at the elementary level, we do not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences. Therefore, when a student is absent, it is simply counted as an absence. At English Landing Elementary School, we do not recognize perfect (100%) attendance. We strive for student attendance to be at or above 95%.

I encourage you to make the decision that best meets the needs of your child/family when determining if your child will participate in Take Your Child To Work Day (April 27, 2017). Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding attendance procedures for Take Your Child to Work Day (April 27, 2017).


Dr. Kerry Roe

Looking for Future Kindergarten Students!

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Save the DATE! Kindergarten Roundup on May 1, 2017

Enroll Your Kindergartner Today, Then Mark Your Calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup Event

Families with children entering kindergarten in the Park Hill School District in August 2017 may enroll now by visiting English Landing Elementary School between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday on days when school is in session. Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

Parents will need to bring their children’s certified, state-issued birth certificate, immunization records and two proofs of residency to enroll. One proof of residency must be a current paid real estate tax receipt, a lease or mortgage agreement, or a new construction contract. The other should be an original and current gas, electric or water bill on which the name and address are provided.

After you enroll, mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup event at English Landing Elementary School on Monday, May 1. Our Kindergarten Roundup is an Open House format (5:30pm-7:00pm). Parents and students will get a sneak peak of our school, tour the building, ask questions and get to know the staff.

Remaining 2016-2017 Evening Grade Level Music Programs

Kindergarten: Thursday, April 13, 2017: 7pm “Baby Beluga”

2016-2017 Elementary School Hours

8:20am First Bell Rings and Students Go To Grade Level Classroom

8:40am Tardy Bell Rings and School Officially Begins

3:30pm Evening Dismissal

Save the Dates: 2016-2017 Park Hill Elementary Early Release Dates

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Park Hill STAR Awards

Park Hill Star Award

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.

Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.

Please nominate a Park Hill Star today!

Park Hill Star nomination form

English Landing Elementary School - Building School Improvement Focus Areas

District Vision

Building Successful Futures - Each Student - Every Day

English Landing Vision

Our vision is that all English Landing students will meet grade level expectations and demonstrate responsible citizenship.

English Landing Values

1. We will embrace a welcoming climate.

2. Safety will be a priority.

3. Students and staff will strive for excellence.

4. We will promote collaboration and community involvement.

5. Our school will model life skills.

6. Diverse cultures will be respected.

7. We will practice positive communication.

8. Our school will encourage leadership.

English Landing Strategic Focus Areas





English Landing 2016-2017 School Improvement Priority Goals

  • EL STAR testing results will display reading growth (on track or above) that increases from the current Park Hill MODERATE score (Yellow) to meeting the Park Hill GOAL score (Green) on the 2016-2017 English Landing Balanced Scorecard. (Indicator #7)

  • EL Students reporting through semester student surveys My Needs Are Being Met will increase fro 90.4% to 100%. (Indicator #17)

  • EL Families will report they are Involved in their Child's Education will increase from displaying the current Park Hill MODERATE score (Yellow) to meeting the Park Hill GOAL score (Green) on the 2016-2017 English Landing Balanced Scorecard. (Indicator #20)

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