English Landing PTA News

August 29, 2019

In this Issue:

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

A Note from the PTA President

Welcome back to school, Eagles!

I’m honored to serve English Landing as the PTA President for the 2019-2020 school year. In my time with the PTA, I’ve had the privilege of meeting and working along-side the staff and teachers of English Landing, helping the PTA to provide awesome activites (field trips, StemScope night, and Staff Appreciation week just to name a few) and I’ve met amazing families that have given of their time and efforts to serve our school and our students.

I now invite you to join our PTA family (if you haven’t already signed up) to support English Landing’s students and staff for a most amazing year.

If you were not able to attend our 1st PTA meeting on August 26, please plan to join us for our next meeting on October 7 at 5:30pm at the Riverside Community Center.

In the meantime, please check out these ways to be involved with your EL PTA.

Ten easy ways to support PTA

1. Join! Insert online membership link. Visit https://forms.gle/tTa5VJYi2qJ9dGsz5 to join.

2. Donate to INVEST.

3. Attend a meeting! Our next one is October 7.

4. Volunteer to help. Sign up to volunteer by using this link https://forms.gle/tTa5VJYi2qJ9dGsz5

5. Read the SMORE. It’s our digital monthly newsletter delivered directly to your inbox.

6. Save the date! November 1 will be our annual Fall Fundraiser…a school-wide Fun Run.

7. Collect BoxTops. Send them to school with your student. The school gets $0.10 for each Box Top! And scan receipts by using the Box Tops app.

8. Shop on AmazonSmile. It’s Amazon, but better! Shop at smile.amazon.com, choose PTA Missouri Congress English Landing PTA, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to PTA.

9. Sign up to be a room parent or classroom party host/hostess.

10. Contact us! We’re here to answer your questions. Please contact Ginger Gimple, PTA President, 2019-2020 at thegimples@hotmail.com .

-Ginger Gimple

English Landing PTA President, 2019-2020

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Oct. 7th, 5:30pm

4498 Northwest High Drive

Riverside, MO


PTA Meeting: October 7, 2019, 5:30 PM at the Riverside Community Center

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

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


Save the Date for the 2nd Annual School-wide Fun Run! Last year each grade level had the opportunity to run with their class in the whackiest of fun runs. Complete with a live DJ, glow lights, awesome tunnel, and a family cheering section, the FUNdraiser was a tremendous success. We've decided to go for it again this year. We invite families to cheer on the students on Friday, November 1, 2019. Class run times will be released on October 21, so you can plan ahead. We look forward another super fun experience this year!

If you are interested in helping with the Fun Run, email haleystonefitness@gmail.com (daytime help needed 8:30a-9:30a Oct 21 - Nov 1).


It’s often said that it takes a village to raise a child. I’m so grateful that our English Landing community is such a strong village with so much support for our children. As August got going, but before any of our kids had stepped into the building, volunteers were chipping in to support school staff and Back to School night. Additionally, families were signing up as PTA members and offering up their time to help. Our school community is so great and the willingness of so many individuals to volunteer is part of the reason this is true. Huge thanks to each PTA volunteer listed below for getting the year off to a great start and to the many, many of you who have already offered to help throughout the school year. (If I have left anybody’s name off, please let me know at brandy@blcolson.com.)

Anna Trower

Melanie Joseph

Tasha Olsen

Maggie Parsley

Chris Albani

Lindsay McLean

Gwen O’Brien

Jennifer Thomas

Maggie Affolter

Jeanne Goodin

Anne Walton

Megan Amash

Kimi Martinson

Ginger Gimple

Rhian Moyer

Athena Dickson

Lori Gritter

Tracie Birks

Tasha Olsen

Kelly Smith

Lauren Jeppson

Julie Durrant

Molly O’Hara

Brady O’Hara

Katie Burgess

Laura Yates

Amy Owens

Ann Howel

Maggie Parsley

Brandy Colson

Jeanne Goodin

Camille Murphy

Haley Stone

Kari Rush

There are two PTA committee chairs that are open. If you are interested in leading the Box Top (hot tip – it has all gone electronic and turned this role into a marketing blitz to get the word out on how to submit Box Tops), or the Hospitality committee please let us know.


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!

Shatto Milk Company's Bottle Cap Collection

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

Bring your clean, washed caps to school to earn $$ for the school. The collection box is located by the Lost & Found.

We are currently at 968 caps collected. When English Landing collects 1,000 caps -- a calf at Shatto Farms will be named by EL students!


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


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

OPEN, Co-Chair


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.