Family News from the Nest
English Landing Elementary School
Friday, February 16, 2018
What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?
Monday, February 19, 2018
- Presidents' Day - No School!
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
- D Day: Specials' Rotation
- English Landing Basketball Game Themed Basket Sales and Player, Cheerleader and Announcer Raffle Ticket Sales Begin - $1 per ticket (Each child will receive one free ticket to a raffle basket of his/her choice.)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
- A Day: Specials' Rotation
Thursday, February 22, 2018
- B Day: Specials' Rotation
Friday, February 23, 2018
- C Day: Specials' Rotation
- PTA Popcorn Friday Day!
Scholastic Book Fair Winners - Sarafina Albert and Quinn Church
SECOND GRADE MUSICAL: School Daze
Thank you for attending Student-Led Conferences!
Thank you for attending Student-Led Conferences! We appreciate your participation in Student-Led Conferences. It is important for students to be able to share their learning and academic goals with YOU! The FLU Season has definitely hit English Landing so if your family wasn't able to attend, it isn't too late to reach out to your child's teacher to set up a time before or after school sometime in the upcoming week(s).
GRADE LEVEL PERCENTAGES
Kindergarten - 83%
First Grade - 92%
Second Grade - 90%
Third Grade - 92%
Fourth Grade - 90%
Fifth Grade - 92%
Reinforcing a KEY Reading Strategy: Read Between the Lines
Learning to infer, or “read between the lines,” is one key to good reading comprehension. Consider these tips for helping your youngster make references.
Describe the setting. Pick a book, and read a few sentences to your child (without him/her looking). Leave out words that name the setting. Example: “Sand stretched in all directions… cacti dotted the landscape.” Can he/she infer where they story is set? If he/she isn’t sure, give him/her a hint. (“Where do you see lots of sand and cacti?”)
Look for lessons. Fables are great for reading between the lines. Read one by Aesop, and help your youngster figure out the lesson. For instance, The Tortoise and the Hare teaches that even if you’re slow, you can win if you just keep going. Have your child point out parts that he/she used to make his/her inference. (“The tortoise never stopped, and he/she took one good step after another.”)
Use prompts. Questions that start with “Why do you think…?” or “How do you know…?” can encourage your youngster to infer. You might ask why he/she thinks a character behaved the way he/she did or how he/she knows it’s going to snow. Together, look for clues in the book that may help him/her answer the questions.
WASH YOUR HANDS…
It’s been a busy week in the health room! Our top priority is keeping our Eagles healthy so I wanted to update you on the conditions we’re seeing and the best ways to contain germs. J
- Vomiting/Diarrhea – Students must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school. If a child is sent home for vomiting and/or diarrhea, they may not return the following school day.
- Influenza – We have had confirmed cases in the school. In following the guidance of the CDC, please stay home until your child is fever-free for at least 24-hours without medication. There are lingering symptoms that are associated with influenza. Please keep your child home (even if they are fever-free) for uncontrolled coughing or other symptoms that would distract your student, classmates, and teachers from the learning process.
- Strep – A student should not return to school until 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins and the student is fever-free.
In general, use good judgement with your student. If they are contagious, please don’t send them to school. We will get through this cold and flu season! Thank you for working with us to help keep our kiddos healthy!
PLEASE VISIT IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH FOR A CAREER SHARE CLASSROOM VISIT!
If you would like to sign up for a FEBRUARY Career Share please see the below links for each grade level. We will continue to publish a Career Share calendar link each month to help meet the goal of EVERY eagle having at least one parent or family member visit for a Career Share during the 2017-2018 school year. Thanks!
SAVE THE DATE! STUDENT AND STAFF BASKETBALL GAME
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018
The English Landing STAFF is READY to entertain you once again with the Eleventh Annual Student and Staff Basketball Game Fundraiser.
BASKETBALL GAME THEME BASKET TICKET SALES!
We are getting ready for our eleventh annual English Landing Staff and Student Basketball Game on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Lakeview Middle School gym!
A FAN FAVORITE each year are the WONDERFUL Theme Baskets which will be WON at the conclusion of this basketball game! Every English Landing student will receive one ticket (FREE) for a chance to win one of the theme baskets.
Additional tickets may be purchased by students each day before school in their grade level halls. Each additional ticket costs $1.00.
THANK you for your generous donations for the Theme Baskets!
BASKETBALL GAME SILENT AUCTION
English Landing Silent Auction
WOULD you like to sit in the front row at your child's next musical? LOOK HERE!
WOULD you like to park in the RESERVED PARKING SPOT for one month? LOOK HERE!
MORE options like these can be found by clicking the above Silent Auction Link!
VALENTINE CARDS NEEDED
Help Needed to Restock Valentine Supply and Composition Notebooks
If you would like to donate to our English Landing Valentine card supply so we are prepared for the 2018-2019 school year, please click on the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B44ACA729A3FC1-valentine
We are also in need of a few more composition notebooks for our school supply store. Thanks!
Thank you for your support!
The English Landing Staff
SPRING PICTURE DAY IS COMING
Mark your calendars! Picture Day is coming Thursday, March 1st. Look for more information on your child's Picture Day Flyer which will be coming home soon. Orders will be ON-LINE ONLY. Visit mylifetouch.com for clothing suggestions, online payment details and more. Our school’s Picture Day ID is KM487004Q0.
SAVE THE DATE - SUMMER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
PARK HILL HIGH SCHOOL'S FAMILY DANCE EVENT
Do you have an English Landing PTA Cookbook filled with DELICIOUS recipes?
We have PTA Cookbooks for sale in the English Landing Office for just $15.00 each. Stop by to purchase one today! Thanks!
Remaining 2017-2018 Grade Level Musicals
First Grade: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 7:00pm: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”
Kindergarten: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 7:00pm: “The Little Red Hen”
Please Note New Date for Kindergarten Music Program
Musical NEWS Found on Music Room Facebook Page!
Looking for Future Kindergarten Students!
Save the Date! Kindergarten Roundup on April 30, 2018
Enroll Your Kindergartner Today, Then Mark Your Calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup Event
Families with children entering kindergarten in the Park Hill School District in August 2018 may enroll now by visiting English Landing Elementary School between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday on days when school is in session. Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.
Parents will need to bring their children’s certified, state-issued birth certificate, immunization records and two proofs of residency to enroll. One proof of residency must be a current paid real estate tax receipt, a lease or mortgage agreement, or a new construction contract. The other should be an original and current gas, electric or water bill on which the name and address are provided.
After you enroll, mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup event at English Landing Elementary School on Monday, April 30. Our Kindergarten Roundup is an Open House format (5:30pm-7:00pm). Parents and students will get a sneak peak of our school, tour the building, ask questions and get to know the staff.
School Store Hours (Front Lobby)
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.
Please nominate a Park Hill Star today!
Park Hill Star nomination form
English Landing Office Contact Information
SAVE THE DATE - Early Release Dates
English Landing Eagles S-O-A-R! Each Eagle...Every Day!
Building Successful Futures - Each Student - Every Day
English Landing Vision
Our vision is that all English Landing students will meet grade level expectations and demonstrate responsible citizenship.
English Landing Values
1. We will embrace a welcoming climate.
2. Safety will be a priority.
3. Students and staff will strive for excellence.
4. We will promote collaboration and community involvement.
5. Our school will model life skills.
6. Diverse cultures will be respected.
7. We will practice positive communication.
8. Our school will encourage leadership.
English Landing Strategic Focus Areas