Southeast Star

August 16, 2019

Southeast Elementary School

School Address: 5704 NW Northwood Road, Kansas City, MO 64151

School Hours: 8:40 AM - 3:30 PM

School Phone: (816)359-4360

Principal: Terri Deayon

Assistant Principal: Sarah Sieminski

Counselor: Mandy Frayer

Upcoming Events

August 22nd: Parent Orientation, 5:30-6:30p

September 2nd: No School, Labor Day

September 6th: River Roll Skate Party 5:30-7:30p

September 12th: Early Release, Dismissal at 1:30p

September 13th: Fall Picture Day

September 16th: PTA Meeting at 6:30p

September 24th: Donuts with Dads 7:30-8:30a

2019-2020 Southeast Staff

Click here to see our staff for the 2019-2020 school year!

Contact Information

Please make sure the Southeast office has up-to-date contact information, throughout the school year. In addition to parents/guardians, we should always have at least two current emergency contacts on file.

Student Badges

Like last year, students will be issued a student ID badge. The ID badge supports our safe and caring environment by providing proper identification and improved processes for lunch, media checkout, and more. Your child should wear his/her ID badge to and from school each day on a school provided lanyard. No other lanyards may be used and no alterations may be made to the provided lanyard. Please ensure your child wears his/her badge every day.

This year, teachers will keep track of students without badges.

  • If a student does not have their badge for a third day, the student will be sent to the office at the beginning of their recess.
  • Students will call their parents to make a plan to have a badge the following day.
  • If they do not have their badge (or $5.00 for a replacement) the following day, students will return to the office at the beginning of their recess. This will continue until an appropriate plan has been made and implemented.
  • Students will be provided one replacement badge, if needed, free of charge. After the first free replacement badge, there will be a $5.00 fee for each additional badge issued.

School Start Times

Based on overwhelming feedback from our Park Hill parents, staff members, students and community members, we decided not to change our start times for the 2019-2020 school year. However, we still have challenges due to the nationwide shortage of bus drivers. In addition, while costs for transportation increased sharply over the last few years, state funding for transportation has not kept up. Because we have some money in our reserves, this gap in funding is not an immediate crisis, but we cannot keep taking money from the reserves indefinitely for this and other costs.

The district has an advisory committee, which will take the findings from our Sleep and Start Times work group and make some recommendations to the district and the Board. We will also ask for more public feedback to inform the Board as it makes its decision. In addition to an in-person public feedback meeting, we will continue to get your feedback using our public engagement web site, Park Hill Listens. To get the latest information and give us your feedback, go to


Attendance is one of the most important factors in academic achievement and we would like your help regarding attendance and punctuality. When students arrive late or leave early consistently, they miss important instructional time. Missouri guidelines require 90% of our students to be in attendance 90% of the time. To help meet this goal, Park Hill has established expectations for attendance and letters will be sent to families if the following attendance percentages are not met.

Level 1: Attendance rate of 90%

Level 2: Attendance rate between 85% and 90%

Level 3: Attendance rate is below 80%

Ms. Hart, our School Social Worker, will be working with students and families to make sure we meet the 90/90 goal at Southeast Please help us by making being at school a priority for your family.

If your child does have to be absent, please call the school office (359-4360) to report the student's absence. If the school does not receive a call when a student is absent, we will attempt to contact you to check on the student.

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Parent Orientation

Orientation for 1st-5th grade parents will be held on Thursday, August 22. This night is specifically for parents to have time with the teacher and hear about the expectations in your child’s classroom. Classroom teachers will offer two sessions to accommodate families with more than one child.

Session One: 5:30-5:55 PM Session Two: 6:00-6:25 PM

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Southeast School Hours

8:20 AM First Bell Rings

8:40 AM Tardy Bell Rings and School Officially Begins

3:30 PM Dismissal

Supervision of students begins at 8:20 AM. Please do not drop off students before 8:20. Students eating breakfast should report to the cafeteria between 8:20-8:40 AM.

Car riders should be dropped off and picked up on the side of the building. A staff member will open car doors between 8:20-8:40 AM. Please do not allow your child to exit your car without a staff escort. Car riders will be dismissed between 3:30-3:40 PM. A staff member will escort students to cars and open their doors, so please help encourage them to remain with a staff member until safely loaded.

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Southeast PTA

Have you joined PTA? Support your Southeast Superstars!

2019-2020 PTA Board and Positions

Beri Edwards - PTA President (new to position)

Sue Ann Adrade-Teacher Representative

Erica Sheer - Treasurer

Sara Meinhard - Correspondence Secretary

Jennifer Anthony - Recording Secretary

Stacy Mudd - Communications (new to position)

Daryl Terwilleger - Membership

Sara Meinhard, Krystina Mannell, & Stephanie Butler - Hospitality

Julie Sola - Fundraising

Elizabeth McMahan & Emily Farrow - Yearbook

Cori Darr-Spirit Wear & Box Tops

Parent Portal - Infinite Campus

Park Hill School District uses Infinite Campus as our student information system. You can

access your child’s essential school information and district information quickly!

This includes Attendance, Grades, Schedule, Bus Information, Technology Fees and School Communications.

To be able to access your child’s information, you must set up an account. You will need to log-in and enter the GUID code, followed by setting up your own username and password.

Infinite Campus organizes students by household, so you can access your family in just one account. If you have questions, need technical support, or have misplace your unique access key code, feel free to call us at 816-359-4360.

Food Services: Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are served daily. Breakfast starts at 8:20 AM. Please refer to the monthly menu for specific meal selections. Menus are available here.

Park Hill offers automated prepayments to a child’s meal account via telephone or internet. Money can be applied to a child’s food service account so children will not need to carry cash to school. If you do not have your child’s meal pay number, please contact the office. Adults using this system may also view a child’s purchases, account activity and set up e-mail notifications for low account balances. Please note: A $2 service fee is charged per transaction regardless of the amount being added to the account. However, money can be applied to multiple student accounts for a single transaction fee. If that is not your preference, payment envelopes are available in the cafeteria. Parents who would like to set up a School Café Account can go to You must have your student’s school, ID number, and birthdate to establish a School Café account.

An application of free/reduced meal pricing is available in the school office or on the School; Cafe online system. We encourage everyone who qualifies to complete an application.

Student Breakfast $1.50

Student Lunch $2.40

Milk $.60

Juice $.40

Adult Breakfast $2.00

Adult Lunch without milk $3.50

2019-2020 KidGuard Insurance Enrollment Form

Click on the link above for optional insurance coverage information.

Early Release Dates

All elementary schools will have an early release, once a month, for our teachers to receive professional development focused on increasing student success. On early release dates, all elementary schools release at 1:30 PM. Below you will find the dates for the 2019-2020 school year. Early release transportation arrangements must be communicated with your child’s teacher. At Back to School Night forms will be available, for parents to complete, regarding after school and early release transportation arrangements. If transportation changes need to be made, throughout the year, please contact your child’s teacher or the Southeast Office.

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Grade Level Musicals

Each grade-level will work with the music teacher to prepare a performance. Students will share their performance with you on the evenings listed below.
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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.

Southeast Communication

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

Terri Deayon



Sarah Sieminski

Assistant Principal