Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, January 4, 2019

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

Monday, January 7, 2019

  • PTA Meeting | 10:00 to 11:00am

Flexible Space Classroom: Room at Top of Library Stairs

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

  • Beyond the Bell in Riverside | 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday, January 10, 2019

  • Elementary Early Release Day: School is Dismissed at 1:30pm

Friday, January 11, 2019

  • PTA Popcorn Friday!

Mental Health Training for EL Staff on January 2, 2019

Activty Photos: The BRAIN Architecture Game

The English Landing teachers returned to school on Wednesday and participated in a staff development training. Mrs. Gwen O'Brien, Director of Advocacy and Prevention for Synergy Services (EL Parent too), faciliated the first portion of our training. The staff watched the movie, Resilence: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope. This documentary explores what researchers have discovered is a dangerous health correlation between siginificant health conditions adults face and the link to childhood abuse and neglect. The higher the ACE score (Adverse Childhood Experiences), the more likely a child will face these significant health conditions as an adult. As educators we know an ACE score isn't a crystal ball becuase it doesn't account for the positive experiences and protective factors that build resilience and protect children from the affects of trauma.

Following this presentation and discussion, Mrs. Fullerton, Mrs. Seely, and Mrs. Davis, English Landing counselors/school social workers, continued the conversation with additional training on mental health topics including: ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences); Self Care; Trauma Senstitive Teaching; and Suicide Prevention.

Did you know? The amount spent on phones and social media has a DIRECT CORRELATION with the rise of anxiety, depression, and suicide? Have you heard of the MOMENT app? Track you and your family's time spent on the phone through a resource such as this one.

Water Bottle TIPS to KEEP Backpacks DRY

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Have you signed up for a Career Share Visit?

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Mr. Wade Thomas visited Mrs. Sanford's fourth grade classroom for a Career Share Visit just before Winter Break. His son, Jack, is a student in this classroom. The fourth grade students assisted Mr. Thomas counting how many alarms were in a building by highlighting blue prints.

Eagles always SOAR!

Career Share: Schedule a Classroom Visit for SECOND Semester!

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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.

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.

Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher to set up a time for a Career Share Classroom Visit.

Final Reminder: Speed Stack Ordering Information

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Repeat: Park Hill Spelling Bee Update

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Registration now open for Park Hill Spelling Bee

The Park Hill District spelling bee will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Park Hill South High School with the winner advancing directly to the Scripps National Spelling Bee held near Washington, DC., May 26-May 31, 2019.

Awards will be presented to the top ten finishers. All current Park Hill 5th-8th graders are eligible, but students must sign up by February 1, 2019. Register through the link below, or by going to the “Parent Resources” section of the district website. You may also contact your school office for assistance.

PTA: Shatto Milk Cap Collection

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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!
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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

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, January 10, 2019
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019

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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