ENGLISH LANDING FAMILY NEWS
A Word from the Bird
A Word from the Bird
ENGLISH LANDING FAMILY NEWS
April 28, 2023
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
Office Staff: Kasi Stevens & Kathleen Duffy
Nurse: Julie Brockman
Dear Eagle Families,
Third graders had great time visiting Missouri Town and 5th graders tested their problem solving skills during their field trip to Radical Challenge. More fun to come with field trips for Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades on the calendar in May.
MAP testing in 3rd-5th grades begins next week. Please make sure your students eat a good breakfast and get a good night's rest.
May is a busy month with lots going on. Please be sure to review the list of important dates below.
Eagles Always SOAR!
Dr. Angie Doss & Mr. Ryan Campbell
English Landing Elementary
Important Dates in May
May 1 - Last PTA Meeting for the year - 6:30 PM to 7:30 in the English Landing Library Media Center
May 2 - Last Eagles on the Run for spring
May 3 - Early Release Day - Dismissal at 1:53 PM
May 4 - Kindergarten Kick Off 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
- For students who will be in Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.
- Beyond the Bell end of season picnic- Renner Brenner park 5:30-7:00
- PTA Popsicles in the Park - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at English Landing Park
Saturday, May 13th - Sophie's Run
May 16 - 5th Grade Track Meet @ PHHS Stadium 9:45 AM - 2:45 PM
May 22 - 5th Grade Choir Concert Performance @ PHHS Auditorium 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
May 24 - Yearbook Signing in the Gym
May 25 - Field Day
May 26 - Last day of school - 1/2 day - 12:41 PM Dismissal - lunch will be served.
New Attendance Feature on Campus Parent
Starting May 1st, parent/guardians can submit full day absences and late arrival requests in Campus Parent from their phone or computer. This user-friendly tool can be used to report day-of and future absences. Prior day absences will still need to be reported to the school via phone call or email. To use this new feature, simply log into Campus Parent on your phone, click on MORE, and click on Absence Request to get started. FOr more information, a video and detailed instructions can be found here. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.
Reminder for all families....
The annual Residence Verification process for the 2023-2024 school year has begun and Summer School 2023 registration is open. If you have a kindergartener who will be joining us in the fall, please go through the Residency Verification process first for your current students. It's during this process that you can simply ADD your student to the rest of your household. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Ms. Duffy in the front office for assistance.
For more information about Summer School go to:
English Landing Staff: You Lift Us Up
PTA is sponsoring activities May 1 - May 5, 2023 for Staff Appreciation Week
- Monday: Start UP.....the week with the Parkville Coffee Bar. Served in the Staff Lounge from 8:15 to 9:30. Come enjoy a beverage from our favorite local coffee shop.
- Tuesday: Carb UP! Lunch catered by Dominic's in the Staff Lounge.
- Wednesday: Drink UP! Snacks in the breakroom with drinks delivered around 11.
- Thursday: Pop UP! Join Pink Dinosaur in the Staff Lounge for a Pop Up sale on their custom clothing. Available from 11-2.
- Friday: Pick UP. Stop in the office for a special treat and coffee. Provided by Carribou Coffee.
If you would still like to help out, please check out the Sign Up Genius below or contact Kari Rush, Staff Appreciation Week Chair.
FIELD DAY - Volunteers Needed
Field Day is Thursday, May 25th and English Landing would like to have volunteers help run field day stations. Please select your choice carefully on this Volunteer Form. You will be responsible for your station the entire time slot. Don't worry, they are easy games to play and student groups rotate every six minutes. Please sign up for the AM or PM slot or you can do both and stay with us the entire day. Grade levels for each time slot are assigned on the form. You do not need to be a screened adult since you will not be alone with students and certified staff accompany each group. Please meet Coach McGinley at the EL front doors at the beginning of your time slot to check in and get your assigned station!
IMPORTANT : Please park in the back parking lot and walk to the front doors. The front parking lot will be closed on this day.
Be sure to wear appropriate clothing for the weather, wear tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle. Thank you for joining us and making Field Day a success!
*If Field Day is a rainout, we will not need parent volunteers. THX!
English Landing Elementary
Leading up to MAP Growth: 20 tips for families
MAP Testing is right around the corner. Students will begin testing in May. What can you do to help? This article has some insights.
From Mrs. Fullerton, School Counselor
Effective comprehensive school counseling programs are vital to Park Hill and a critical element in the development of academic, social/emotional, and career ready individuals. English Landing’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program aims to have a positive impact on students, parents, families, and communities. We want to ensure that English Landing continues to develop and provide counseling services that address our students’ needs.
Please complete this survey to help us gather valuable information about what students may require within the counseling program/curriculum. I greatly appreciate your time!
Lost and Found is OVERFLOWING!
With the ever changing weather, kids are taking coats/jackets on and off during recess. Many of them end up abandoned on the playground. Please take a moment to check out our Virtual Lost and Found. Thank you!
This is a fun, caring place for your children to continue learning during the summer and it's a free program. We will be located AT SOUTHEAST this summer.
You can register online for summer school at the same time you verify your enrollment and residency. Find more information here.
No summer school on June 19th
PHS Soccer Co-ed Youth Camp
For student grades K - 8th in school year 2023-2024
Location: Park Hill South Soccer Stadium
Dates: May 30th, 31st & June 1st
Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Cost: $50 (cash payable on 1st day of camp)
What to Wear/Bring:
- Sport-appropriate clothing
- Cleats & Shin guards
- Soccer ball
- Water bottle/jug
Click on the link below to register. If you have any questions, email Coach Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Hill Clothing Center CLEANOUT
Only 2 shopping days left!
The Park Hill Clothing Center needs students to take our clothes. In May everything will be pulled from the racks and re-donated so we can start new for next Fall.
- May 2nd 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- May 16th 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Last shopping day of the school year.)
Must show proof of PHSD enrollment (student id, report card)
Kindergarten for 2023-2024 School Year
Attention incoming Kindergarten students for the 2023-2024 school year....
Join us for Kindergarten Kick Off! Please use the Sign Up Genius to hold your place for this event.
Signupgenius Kindergarten Kick Off
Students must turn 5 years old before August 1, 2023 in order to attend Kindergarten this fall. Their birthday must fall between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.
Registration for summer school and the 2023-2024 school year will open the first week of April 2023. More information to come soon.
Sophie's Run 2023
Saturday, May 13 at Lake Waukomis
Sophie's Run raises funds to provide students with special needs the technology that helps them communicate. Join the annual 5K-ish fun run at beautiful Lake Waukomis, MO on Saturday, May 13, 2023 or join virtually.
Price increases after April 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST
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).
Need to Knows for EL Families- Looking ahead!
June 2 - First Day of Summer School
June 19 - NO Summer School - Closed for Juneteenth
June 30 - Last Day of Summer School
August 17 - Back to School Night - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
August 21 - First Day of School
A Word from our Specials Team
English Landing PTA 22-23
President: Kelly Smith (email@example.com)
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
Last Meeting of the School Year - 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.
English Landing Website and Social Media
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