September 13, 2019
September 16th: PTA Meeting at 6:30p
September 18th: PTA Spirit Wear Online Store closes
September 24th: Donuts with Dads has been POSTPONED'
October 3rd: Early Release, Dismissal at 1:30p
October 4th: PTA Skate Night from 5:30-7:30p
October 15th: PTA Reflections Contest - Submissions Due
October 23rd & 24th: Student-Led Conferences
October 29th: PTA Trunk or Treat
November 1st: PTA Skate Night from 5:30-7:30p
November 11th: PTA Meeting at 6:30p
1st Grade Service Project: Camp Quality
Thanks in advance for your help supporting these first graders in their efforts to make a difference!
What is it?
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a program that encourages dads and other father figures to volunteer at our school.
What would I be doing?
You would spend time with small groups of students helping them practice math facts, read stories, or play games.
Want to learn more about Watch D.O.G.S.?
Click here: Watch D.O.G.S. Information
Ready to sign-up?
If you have submitted your volunteer screening, use the link below to choose dates you are available to volunteer at Southeast Elementary as a Watch D.O.G.S. You will receive a date confirmation and schedule at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.
Click here: Watch D.O.G.S. Sign Up
Need More Information About Volunteering?
Click here: Park Hill Volunteer ScreeningClick here: Volunteer Rules
Ccontact Sarah Sieminski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Family Feedback Survey
You should have received an invitation to participate in our annual Park Hill Parent/Guardian survey, which will be open until October 4th. The email from Panorama will have a unique link to access your survey. Panorama is a third party administrator that keeps all of the data from our survey strictly confidential.
If you do not have access to the email with the survey link, this link will take you to our school’s survey. The Southeast access code is: 3499804515
We will share the results with the public after the survey window closes. Thank you in advance for completing your parent/guardian survey as we use the results to monitor our strategic measures and continuously improve Park Hill.
If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mike Kimbrel.
A Note from Ms. Frayer, Our School Counselor
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and there are fun, informative events being hosted all over Kansas City. The Briarcliff Life Fest will focus on suicide prevention but it will also have wellness activities and free therapy services throughout the day. If you’re in the market for a therapist or you're looking to get more information on mental health for personal or professional reasons, this may be a good event to attend. Click the link below for more info.
Building Resilience Webinar
Level 1: Attendance rate of 90%
Level 2: Attendance rate between 85% and 90%
Level 3: Attendance rate is below 80%
Ms. Hart, our School Social Worker, will be working with students and families to make sure we meet the 90/90 goal at Southeast Please help us by making being at school a priority for your family.
If your child does have to be absent, please call the school office (359-4360) to report the student's absence. If the school does not receive a call when a student is absent, we will attempt to contact you to check on the student.
Social Worker Spotlight
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing tips and facts to help improve attendance—
Fact of the week— A study out of California looked at the way in which attendance was related to third grade readiness. In this group of students, the researchers found that only 17% of students with chronic absenteeism in the early grades were performing at grade level in third grade, as opposed to 64% of their peers without attendance issues. In addition, it was determined that students who have chronic absenteeism in kindergarten and first grade may erase many of the benefits of entering kindergarten with a high level of readiness skills. Please know I am here to help address your attendance concerns and help support your family with positive attendance.
Have you joined PTA? Support your Southeast Superstars! Click here to see the PTA section of the Southeast website for 2019-2020 information and this year's membership form!
2019-2020 PTA Board and Positions
Beri Edwards - PTA President (new to position)
Sue Ann Adrade-Teacher Representative
Erica Sheer - Treasurer
Sara Meinhard - Correspondence Secretary
Jennifer Anthony - Recording Secretary
Stacy Mudd - Communications (new to position)
Daryl Terwilleger - Membership
Sara Meinhard, Krystina Mannell, & Stephanie Butler - Hospitality
Julie Sola - Fundraising
Elizabeth McMahan & Emily Farrow - Yearbook
Cori Darr-Spirit Wear & Box Tops
Participate in PTA Reflections Contest!
Early Release Dates
All elementary schools will have an early release, once a month, for our teachers to receive professional development focused on increasing student success. On early release dates, all elementary schools release at 1:30 PM. Below you will find the dates for the 2019-2020 school year. Early release transportation arrangements must be communicated with your child’s teacher. At Back to School Night forms will be available, for parents to complete, regarding after school and early release transportation arrangements. If transportation changes need to be made, throughout the year, please contact your child’s teacher or the Southeast Office.
Grade Level Musicals
Do You Know A Park Hill Star?
The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy.
The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:
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.
You will find several ways to stay up to date on school activities throughout the year on the Southeast website , Facebook, Twitter and newsletters from your child’s teacher. You will also occasionally get an automated email or voicemail message sent to you by the school with important information and reminders. We know two-way communication is best, so please feel free to call, email, or stop by the school with any questions you may have regarding your child’s education.