ENGLISH LANDING FAMILY NEWS
A Word from the Bird
A Word from the Bird
January 20, 2023
ENGLISH LANDING FAMILY NEWS
English Landing Elementary
School Hours: 9:03 to 3:53
The English Landing School office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the school year on days school is in session.
Principal: Angie Doss
Assistant Principal: Ryan Campbell
Counselor: Rachel Fullerton
Social Worker: Stephanie Richison
Nurse: Julie Brockman
We had an amazing week here at the NEST. Support for our KC Chiefs has been on full display during this spirit week. Students are getting ready for the Student Showcase coming up on February 16th. You'll be hearing more from your student's teacher(s) as it gets closer.
We hope you have an amazing weekend and GO CHIEFS!
Eagles Always SOAR!
Dr. Angie Doss & Mr. Ryan Campbell
English Landing Elementary
Important Dates in January
Save the dates!
January 20th- English Landing Parent Tech Safety Night 6:00 to 6:45 PM; EL Gym
January 26th- Board of Education Meeting @ 6:30 PM
January 27th - 100th Day of School!
February 1st - Early Release Day 1:53 PM
Friendship Party Volunteers Needed
Friendship Parties will be held Tuesday, February 14th. Volunteers are needed to help run the class party. Running the party requires you to arrive at 2:00 p.m. to set up for the party. Additionally, you will need to be present during the entire party duration of 2:25 pm - 3:25 pm. Party plans will be provided to you.
Thank you for your help!
PBIS Winners - January 3rd thru January 20th
On February 1st all elementary students will participate in a class meeting reviewing safe and unsafe behavior. Teachers and students will discuss what to do when unsafe behaviors are observed. The keywords for reporting unsafe behavior will be reviewed with students: recognize, report, and refuse. Our number one priority in the Park Hill school district is student and staff safety. This class meeting is an example of how we are working together to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students and staff.
LOST and FOUND
Looking for orphan gloves or missing hats?
Please check out the items that were turned into the Lost and Found in our VIRTUAL Lost and Found. See the link below. As you browse, please click the THAT'S MINE icon if you see an item that belongs to your student.
Preparing for Inclement Weather
AMI - What will a distance learning day look like for students?
- All students will have distance learning on an AMI day from 9 a.m. to 3:40 p.m., with a break from noon to 1 p.m.
- Students should check their online learning platform (Schoology or Seesaw) at 9 a.m. to see what teachers have planned for the day.
- The Adventure Club school-aged child care program will still be available for those who are already signed up, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2- Hour Delayed Start
We might announce a two-hour delayed start for students if there are dangerous weather, temperature or road conditions in the morning that are forecasted to improve later in the day.
If we announce a delayed start for students, school will start two hours after normal time at every school, and morning bus pick-up times will be two hours after the normal pick-up times. School will end at its normal time, and afternoon bus drop-off times will be the same as usual.
If a parent or guardian believes, based on personal circumstances, that conditions pose a safety concern for their child to get to or from school, they can call the school for an excused absence.
- No early drop-off: Students must be dropped off at school two hours later on delayed-start days.
- Adventure Club: Adventure Club will still be available at the regular times for those families who are already signed up to use Adventure Club every day. Since this is not a full snow day, Adventure Club will not be available for families who signed up to use it only on snow days.
- Bridges: The Bridges program will be canceled on delayed-start days.
- Nutrition: School meals will be available at all schools. Breakfast will be a grab-and-go option.
- Early release days: If we have a delayed start on a day scheduled for early release, there will be no early release that day.
IMPORTANT REMINDER from the School Nurse
A student should not be in attendance and will be sent home with any of the following:
- Temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater
- Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
- Painful sore throat
- Constant cough accompanied by other symptoms
Student may return to school when free of above symptom(s) for 24 hours without any fever-reducing medication or other medication to relievesymptom(s).
For more information, please see the Park Hill School District Handbook 2022-2023 (page 32).
The Weather is Changing - Please Be Prepared
Coats, Hats and Gloves
Please be sure to check the weather before sending your students to school and make sure they are dressed appropriately. Coats, hats and gloves will be helpful in keeping students comfortable during outdoor recess in the colder weather.
From the Park Hill School District 2022-2023 Handbook
Students are expected to go out for recess each day. Appropriate clothing and shoes should be worn for outside activities. On days when the temperature and/or wind chill is above 20 degrees Fahrenheit and the playground is cleared of snow and ice, there will be outdoor recess.
Mystery Guests Needed!
Need to Knows for EL Families- Looking ahead!
February 1st - Early Release - Dismissal @ 1:53 PM
February 14th - Friendship Parties 2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
- Student Showcase Night at EL 6:00 pm - 7:30 PM
- PTA Book Fair 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
February 17th - Park Hill South Band performance - 9:30 am - Grades 3, 4 and 5
Deadline for ordering yearbooks is March 28th!
All orders need to be placed online. Click button below to start the process.
A Word from our Specials Team
UPCOMING MUSICALS: Save the Dates!!!
Continuing our English Landing tradition, each grade level will present a musical this year. Please mark your calendars for these performances! Doors will open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 7:00pm.
2nd Grade: Thursday, February 9th, 2023 “Hats!”
1st Grade: Thursday, March 9th, 2023 “Squirm!”
Kindergarten: Thursday, April 13th, 2023 “Baby Beluga”
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Carney, Music Teacher.
English Landing PTA 22-23
PTA Teacher Wish List
If you are interested in supporting staff at EL, check out the Teacher Wish List. Click on the link below.
If you participate, please be sure to add your name to the "Parent Sign Up" column so that there won't be duplicate purchases.
English Landing PTA
President: Kelly Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
VP of Fundraising: Amanda Huffman Basham
VP of Membership: Katy Lovill
VP of Volunteers: Cassie Forsyth
Treasurer: Jayne McCabe
Secretary: Julie Hutchinson
Staff Appreciation Committee Chair: Kari Rush
Book Fair Committee Co-Chairs: Kim Bolch and Kelly Smith
Website Committee Chair: Aaron Bolch
Upcoming PTA Meeting Dates 2022-2023
Monday, March 6th
Monday, May 1st
*Each meeting is held from 6:30 to 7:30 in the English Landing Library Media Center
Unless notified of a location change
Nominate a Staff Member for the Park Hill STAR Award
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. Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.