Lee's Summit Parents As Teachers

April 2019

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin

To schedule a developmental screening for your 3 to pre-k student, please call 816-986-2486.
March brought us Science,Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math learning in lots of fun ways at our STEAM Night group connection! Here are some pictures from our fun event!
Summer Learning Institute

For those entering kindergarten and above - LSR7 is offering Summer Learning Institute. See the flyer for more information.

LSR7 Portrait of a Graduate Project

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District has collaborated with students, parents, community members and internal stakeholders to create our Portrait of a Graduate project. Led by Dr. David Sharp, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, and Dr. Jennifer Kephart, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, the group agreed upon competencies that we want our students to have. These characteristics that our schools will help instill in our students are essential skills needed to be ready for future successful endeavors upon graduation. All contributing to our #R7FutureReady atmosphere.

The group created these five competencies that contribute to a Portrait of a Graduate: Contributes Globally, Thinks Innovatively, Builds Positive Relationships, Practices Resilience, Pursues Life Balance. A new section of our website details the characteristics that encompass these competencies. On the website, you can see the characteristics, practical applications and research that contributes to the whole portrait of what we want our graduates to leave us with.

As our leaders and staff members begin to engage with these competencies in our schools, we will be continuing to connect with our students to incorporate these traits into our work.

Technology and your kiddo

We've got a great resource of information from one of our doctor's office right here in Lee's Summit. Lee's Summit Physicians has graciously allowed us to share their article regarding technology and screen time. We know there are a lot of great things on the web and in using technology, but we all must protect our children's developing brains during this crucial time. Take a minute and read their thoughts! It's pretty amazing.

Are you on our waiting list?

Make sure you take advantage of the opportunities Parents as Teachers has for you while you are on our waiting list. There are four main components to Parents as Teachers; the home visit, a developmental screening, resources and group connections (which are our activities that we offer to all families). You are encouraged to attend any group connection we offer (see them below) and we offer developmental screening days throughout the school year for our 3-5 year olds.

Parents as Teachers recommends one developmental screening per school year for your child. If you are on our waiting list, we will offer you the availability to have a developmental screening. If your child is 3 or older, we ask you call 816-986-2486 to schedule a DIAL screening. If your child is under 3, please call 816-986-2471 to discuss scheduling an ASQ screening for your child. The DIAL is done throughout the year and we are offering the ASQ on April 23 an 24.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 986-2480.

Save The Date

We are planning something fun for your family in collaboration with Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation.

Make sure you mark your calendars for Friday, September 20th at 6:30...

More details to come soon!

Calling all PAT families past and present:

We would like to share testimonials of how PARENTS AS TEACHERS has positively impacted YOUR child/parenting/family.

We will share these impact statements with our local legislators who make critical decision on Missouri Parents as Teachers funding each year. You can tell your long story or just send us a quick statement, we will be thrilled to share on your behalf.

You can send your story to tracy.halphin@lsr7.net

Thank you!