Southeast Star

September 13, 2019

Southeast Elementary School

School Address: 5704 NW Northwood Road, Kansas City, MO 64151

School Hours: 8:40 AM - 3:30 PM

School Phone: (816)359-4360

Principal: Terri Deayon

Assistant Principal: Sarah Sieminski

Counselor: Mandy Frayer

Upcoming Events

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

At Southeast we believe that Change Starts with Us! First grade is doing a service project for kids with cancer. Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship at no cost while helping them to develop their full potential. To support Kids with Cancer, bring a donation of a $1.00 (or more). Everyone may wear pajamas to school on Thursday, September 26th.

Thanks in advance for your help supporting these first graders in their efforts to make a difference!

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POSTPONED: Donuts with Dad

Due to the safety concerns and parking lot logistics created by the Northwood construction project, we have decided to postpone Donuts with Dad, which was set for Sept. 24th. We will set a new date for later in the year. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Watch D.O.G.S.

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 Screening

Click here: Volunteer Rules


See the Southeast Website ( > About our School > Watch D.O.G.S. Program)

Ccontact Sarah Sieminski (


Volunteers are important to the success of the Park Hill School District, and we appreciate their service to our schools. In order to keep our children safe, all volunteers who might ever be around students without an employee present must be screened. The screening packet can be accessed HERE.

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.
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Building Resilience Webinar

Register today for our Sept. 26 webinar on building resilience in students! Everyone faces tough moments in life, but experiencing trauma in childhood can lead to a lifetime of consequences. Building resilience in students is an important part of our goal to prepare students for college, career and life. Licensed professional counselor Angie Winkler will help us understand the science of adverse childhood experiences.

Registration for the Building Resilience Webinar - Click Here


Attendance is one of the most important factors in academic achievement and we would like your help regarding attendance and punctuality. When students arrive late or leave early consistently, they miss important instructional time. Missouri guidelines require 90% of our students to be in attendance 90% of the time. To help meet this goal, Park Hill has established expectations for attendance and letters will be sent to families if the following attendance percentages are not met.

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.

Link to the full report:

Southeast PTA

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

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Participate in PTA Reflections Contest!

Click here for the PTA Reflections Contest Entry Form. If you need a printed copy, please stop by the Southeast front office. All submissions are due October 15th.

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.

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Grade Level Musicals

Each grade-level will work with the music teacher to prepare a performance. Students will share their performance with you on the evenings listed below.
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2019-2020 Southeast Staff

Click here to see our staff for the 2019-2020 school year!

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.

Southeast Communication

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.

Terri Deayon



Sarah Sieminski

Assistant Principal