Southeast Star

August 30, 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

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

Park Hill "Reading Cafe"

See the link below to our Park Hill first quarter "Reading Cafe" newsletter! This newsletter is full of helpful ideas and resources to support and assist parents with encouraging reading at home! See helpful tips and some research on WHY reading at home is so beneficial for your child(ren)!

Park Hill Reading Cafe Newsletter

Counselor Corner

Mrs. Frayer, the School Counselor, visited classrooms this week to teach students about Southeast’s anti-bullying rules and reporting procedures. Check your student’s backpack for information on some of the topics that were addressed. See below for an electronic version.

Growing Greatness

This year we are so excited to continue GROWING GREATNESS at Southeast! By welcoming new superstars from across the district due to redistricting and gaining 22 new staff members, we are certainly GROWING! With our new outdoor track, we are looking forward to establishing a GREAT place filled with beautiful spaces for learning and celebrating our GREAT community.


Volunteers are important to the success of the Park Hill School District, and we appreciate their service to our schools. In order to keep our children safe, all volunteers who might ever be around students without an employee present must be screened. The screening packet can be accessed HERE.

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.


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.

Social Worker Spotlight

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing tips and facts to help improve attendance.

Fact of the week-- It is so important that we start the year STRONG with positive attendance, because research shows that students who miss more school in September are significantly more likely to become chronically absent later in the year. The good news? Students who miss fewer than two days in September typically have good attendance rates for the entire year! Please help your Southeast Superstars start the year strong by getting to school on time each day in September.

Southeast PTA

Have you joined PTA? Support your Southeast Superstars! Click here to see the PTA section of the Southeast website for 2019-2020 information and this year's membership form!

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

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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2019-2020 Southeast Staff

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

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.

2019-2020 KidGuard Insurance Enrollment Form

Click on the link above for optional insurance coverage information.

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