Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

Monday, October 29, 2018

  • Spanish Club | 3:30-4:45pm ( Room 229)
  • Girls on the Run | 3:30-4:45pm
  • Park Hill Redistricting Meeting #6: Plaza Middle School 4:30-7:00pm

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

  • Beyond the Bell | 3:30-4:45pm

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Students are allowed to wear a costume to school all day!

Not allowed:

  • Disruptive or offensive costumes
  • Any clothing that violates School Board Policy JFCA
  • Costume masks and face paint
  • Accessories such as a toy weapon, pretend weapon or prop should not be included with your child's costume!

  • PTA Halloween Party: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Classroom Volunteers and Helpers may report to classrooms at 1:45pm for the PTA Party to set up. Thank you for not arriving too early! This remains a day of learning.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Beyond the Bell | 3:30-4:45pm
  • Fifth Grade Only Mathletics: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Mad Science Club: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Girls on the Run: 3:30-4:30pm

Friday, November 2, 2018

PTA Teacher Wish Tree Items Due Today! Thanks for supporting our teachers!


  • English Landing SPIRIT Day: Look Alike Day!
  • Look Alike Day – Students/staff can pair up and dress alike for a day.
  • Chess Club: 3:30-5:15pm
  • Second Grade Girl Scouts: 3:30-4:30pm

REMINDER: Joining us for the Thanksgiving Lunch? PLEASE RSVP before November 8, 2018 by calling 359-4370. The Thanksgiving Lunch will be served on November 15, 2018.

Wednesday: PTA Halloween Party

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On October 31, 2018, the English Landing PTA will be hosting a Halloween Party in grade level classrooms from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. English Landing students will be allowed to wear a costume to school all day. We want to encourage students to wear a costume or a simplified version of their costume to school on this day instead of bringing a costume to school as changing into a costume isn’t included into our plans on this day.

For the safety of our eagles, we do need to follow Park Hill School Board Policy JFCA in the selection of this costume.

Here are some key points:

  • Disruptive or offensive costumes are not allowed. (Example: No Gore and No Blood)
  • Costume masks and face paint are prohibited.
  • Shoes must be worn.
  • Accessories such as a toy weapon, pretend weapon, or prop should not be included with your child’s costume.

All costumes worn need to model what Dr. Roe would consider a G Rating so please be careful in your selection. We want this day to allow our eagles to show their creativity while remembering we are still in a school setting.

If you are joining us for the PTA Halloween Party, please do not arrive to English Landing before 1:45pm. This FUN day is a day of learning for us. We will wait until just before the party begins to wrap up teaching and learning. The back parking lot is available for parking since the front parking lot is so small. The exterior door at the end of the fourth grade hallway will be available for building entrance between 1:45pm and 2:45pm.

Reminder: The KCMO Public Works Department has designated Klamm Drive directly in front of English Landing as a no-parking zone, and the KCMO Police Department and Platte County Sherriff’s Department closely patrol this area.

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"Like" English Landing on Facebook!

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Did YOU know that English Landing has a Facebook Page?!? Be sure to click the link below to follow us on Facebook. We frequently share updates and pictures throughout the week!

An Annual PTA Tradition: English Landing Staff Wish Tree

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REMINDER: English Landing Staff Wish Tree Link

Dear English Landing Families,

With Fall conferences coming up, the English Landing PTA is asking our Eagles families to help make a difference in your child's classroom, specials areas and more this school year by helping stock them with essential items needed throughout the year.

Participation is easy! Each grade-level classroom, specials teacher and other EL staff have created wish lists with the items they most need. Just scroll down through the list below until you find your child's teacher. You can sign up right next to the items you would like to donate in the sign up genius list. Items can be brought to the classroom directly either by your child or during your parent/teacher conference or can be brought to the office labeled for the teacher they are intended for at any time during the drive period.

We are asking that all items be donated by Friday, November 2nd.

Don't forget to check out the lists from the specials teachers, counselors, recess staff, office staff and other important EL members that your child sees every week. There is also a category for supplies for students in need.

Let's show our Eagles teachers and staff some love this Fall and make sure we help keep their classrooms well-stocked! Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.

Angela Ensminger,

PTA Wish Tree Chairperson

Save the Date: Thanksgiving Meal

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A NEAT Idea: Second Grade

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Students in Mrs. Van Berkum's second grade class made an anchor chart with Mrs. VanBerkum showing a visual of what the inside of your desk should look like!

Wonderful Organization Tool!

{Maybe they'll make one for Dr. Roe's desk too!}

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Park Hill STAR Awards

The Park Hill School District has a STAR Award for employees. 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 Link below:

Eagles SOAR in Music Programs!

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Remaining 2018-2019 Evening Music Programs at English Landing

Fourth Grade: November 8, 2018

Third Grade: December 13, 2018

Second Grade: February 7, 2019

First Grade: March 5, 2019

Kindergarten: April 11, 2019

Reminder: Exterior Doors are LOCKED During the School Day

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Remaining Elementary Early Release Dates in 2018-2019

Mark your calendars for the Elementary Early Release Days throughout the 2018-2019 school year where elementary schools in Park Hill dismiss at 1:30 pm:

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019

Career Share: Schedule a Classroom Visit!

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Parental involvement in your child’s classroom is one of the leading factors in raising self-esteem and academic achievement. This can go beyond attendance at Parent and Teacher Conferences or attending family nights at English Landing. We want to see you at a Career Share Classroom Visit!

Each of our English Landing families are unique ---with their own talents. Career Share is an opportunity for every child at English Landing to showcase THEIR family to their classmates. Career Share is an amazing opportunity for you to visit our classroom. Your involvement will not only make their day, but provide another opportunity for you to partner with English Landing and your child’s education.

Right now, this Career Share Sign Up is for classroom visits in October, November, and December. Second Semester Career Share Sign Up times will be shared in December. Your classroom teacher will be sending the link to sign up.

Our goal is to have EVERY student have a member(s) of their family come share in our classroom about their job and careers. It truly means the world to our Eagles.

Making a Transportation Change or Attendance Update?

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English Landing is an AVID School!

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Sprigeo was created so that people would feel safer at school. When a person really needs help we hope you will send in a report. You can also download the app from the App Store or Android Marketplace.

People use Sprigeo to report:

  • Safety threats, bullying, harassment or intimidation at school
  • Safety threats, bullying, harassment or intimidation outside of school
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Friends who talk about hurting themselves
  • Fights, weapons at school

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

For more information please go to Sprigeo Site for English Landing Elementary

English Landing Eagles Always SOAR!

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Celebrating Birthdays at English Landing!

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Celebrating Student Birthdays: (Park Hill Parent/Student Handbook pages 37-38):

We are happy to celebrate student birthdays and half birthdays (if your child has a summer birthday) at English Landing! To protect the health and safety of our students, families may bring pre-packaged treats to school to share with classmates. In order to address any known allergy concerns, a label listing ingredients should be affixed to the package. Due to allergies and other food intolerances, please consult with your classroom teacher before the pre-packaged treats are brought to school. As a healthier alternative, Park Hill Food Service offers a variety of nutritious treats that may be purchased.

At English Landing we need your HELP! Many birthday treats arrive at the beginning of the school day which provides us time to review the class list regarding food allergies or food intolerances, however, many other birthday treats arrive during lunch and often right at the same time the treat needs to be distributed to students. PLEASE plan on arriving earlier for lunch (at least 15 minutes) to give us time to check the pre-packaged treat ingredients with the students in the classroom who have food allergies or food intolerances. Our school nurse, Mrs. Kimbrel, and office staff, Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Wood, or Mrs. Scott, will help with this process so when the lunchroom staff teachers distribute the treat in the cafeteria, additional steps have been taken to ensure we are protecting the health and safety of our eagles.

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