Lee's Summit Parents as Teachers

Summer 2020

Great Beginnings Early Education Center

Parents as Teachers celebrates 35 years of building strong communities, thriving families and children that are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

Happy Summer to all!! Parents as Teachers staff is currently on summer break through August 19, 2020. If you are interested in enrolling in the Parents as Teachers Program, please click the link below, scroll to our home page and click on ‘Enroll Now in Parents as Teachers’.

If you are interested in scheduling a developmental screening for your 3, 4 or Pre-K age child, please scroll to ‘Developmental Screenings’ for more information and you will be re-directed to our Sign Up Genius links to sign up.

We hope you have a fantastic summer!

Share the Power of Parenting

We would like for every LSR7 family with a young child to be enrolled in our program. Please help us support our community by sharing information about Parents as Teachers. Referrals from friends and family are our biggest recruitment tools, we appreciate your support!

If you know of a family living in the Lee's Summit R7 school district, with a child prenatal to prekindergarten, please share this newsletter. They can enroll online at http://pat.lsr7.org/, see the information above.

Free Meals for your Family this summer

Starting June 1, our Nutrition Services team will provide meals on Mondays. (June 1, June 8, June 15 and June 22). June 22 is the last day for meals.

Meal information (PDF)

For the week, each student will receive:

  • Five breakfasts
  • Five lunches
  • One quart of milk

Lee’s Summit High School
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Lee’s Summit North, Prairie View and Trailridge
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mason Elementary
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Parents can drive up and request the number of meals they need.

Ashbrook, Knollbrook, Sage Crossing and Town Center
11-11:30 a.m.

Ridgeview/Swann Road, Oxford Place and Westvale Crossroads
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Parents and children should watch for the buses. Volunteers will be on the buses, ready to hand out the meals.

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Thank you for voting, your voice matters

Voters approved our no tax rate increase bond issue and elected three LSR7 Board of Education members: Megan Marshall, Kimberley “Kim” Fritchie and Kathryn “Kathy” Campbell. We are honored to have your support and trust, and we look forward to implementing projects that will support the success and well-being of our students and staff.

Thanks to voter support, projects include:

  • Additional safety and security upgrades at all schools
    • Surveillance cameras to ensure comparable coverage between school sites
    • Upgraded access control system
    • New keying
    • Uniform playground fencing
  • Fourth Middle School
    • Key component of LSR7’s board-approved sixth-grade-to-middle-school transition
    • 180,000 square-foot 6th-8th grade middle school to open before 2022-2023 school year
    • Incorporates future-ready design
  • Renovations for Three Current Middle Schools
    • Pleasant Lea Middle School: new entry, classroom additions, music and art addition
    • Bernard Campbell Middle School: music addition and minor interior renovation
    • Summit Lakes Middle School: music addition and minor interior renovation
  • Lee’s Summit High School Addition and Renovations
    • Demolish the 1952 classrooms located along the southern exterior of the building and create a new southern facade.
    • Renovate the western exterior of LSHS and provide a new western entrance near the current administrative offices.
    • Add 60,000 square feet of new construction, including a central connecting building with a new, centralized media center, as well as future-ready, collaboration and innovative learning environments
    • Provide light to heavy interior renovations for nearly all instructional and public spaces
    • New energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems for the entire building
    • Other proposed additions include a performing arts addition to make theater spaces more ADA accessible, industrial technology labs addition, a new science courtyard and staff collaboration space
  • Mason Elementary
    • Renovations and an addition to improve capacity and safety and make Mason Elementary a four-section elementary school prototype
    • New entryway, media center, administrative offices and future-ready classrooms
  • Early Education Center at Prairie View Elementary
    • Remodel north side of Prairie View Elementary to create a second early education center for the district’s youngest learners
  • High School Athletic/Activity Improvements
    • Stadium improvements for all high schools to address access and crowd control
    • Turf replacement, track resurfacing at all high schools for maintenance and safety
    • A Lee’s Summit High School baseball/softball complex to ensure consistency with other high schools
Many of you took advantage of Parents as Teachers visits virtually or by phone. This is a new and exciting way for us to continue to do visits during the stay at home order and social distancing. Thank you for working with your parent educator during this time and as we work through a new system.

We have learned a lot about the power of connecting with families, even when we can't do so in person. Our goal will always be an in-person visit in your home. Bad weather days when visits may have had to be rescheduled, will now take place virtually. We know that if you had a family member home sick, our Parent Educators may have rescheduled, but now parents may choose to go ahead with the visit virtually. This virtual option may make rescheduling a thing of the past.

We encourage all families to allow your parent educator to stay in contact with you virtually when in home visits are not available. If you have questions or comments about this, please feel free to contact our Principal.

Kerry Boehm, Principal



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There is a FREE program for your child aged 6 months to 1 year to receive a free eye exam by a doctor. Below is the link to locate doctors that participate in this program - just enter your zip code and they will share a list of doctors. Check with the doctor as some are extending the time due to the virus and stay at home order

Have a wonderful summer!

Looking for something to do this summer

Below are a few ideas, or just lay back in the grass and look up at those puffy clouds and decide what they look like together. Take it easy, enjoy your family and we will see you soon.