Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, January 11, 2019

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Eagles HELPING Eagles

Each week our third grade students work with kindergarten students from their assigned buddy classroom. Today one small group of student tutors worked with their kindergarten buddy in the third grade alcove area. Some of these students were practicing Jolly Phonic sounds together while other students were practicing reading kindergarten sight words together and reviewing basic math facts.

Eagles always SOAR when we are HELPING each other!

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

Monday, January 14, 2019

  • First Grade Girl Scouts | 3:30-4:45pm in the Staff Dining Room
  • Spanish Clubs | 3:30-4:45pm in the Flexible Classroom

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Beyond the Bell in Riverside | 3:30-4:30pm
  • Mad Science | 3:30-4:30pm in the Staff Dining Room
  • Fourth and Fifth Grade Mathletics Club | 3:30-4:30pm

Friday, January 18, 2019

  • EL SPIRIT Day! Show EL Spirit: Wear EL School Colors or EL Shirt!
  • Second Grade Scouts | 3:30-4:30pm in the Staff Dining Room

Monday, January 21, 2019 No School!

  • School is not in session: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Checkerboard Coming SOON to Playground!

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Once an EAGLE...always an EAGLE! Jackson Minor, Senior at Park Hill South High School, is working on completing his Eagle Scout Project. Jackson is creating a life-sized checkerboard for our students on the playground. Eagles always SOAR!
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Jackson Minor, Fifth Grade Yearbook Photo, now a senior at Park Hill South High School.

Student Interest Groups Begin on January 10, 2019

As you likely remember, the English Landing staff was PROUD to launch Interest Groups on each Elementary Early Release Day during the second semester. Yesterday, on January 10, we kicked off meeting in these Interest Groups.

__Origami | Mrs. Van Berkum and Mrs. Jensen

__Typing Club | Ms. Hellbusch

__Inspirational Signage | Mrs. Winkelmann and Dr. Roe

__Cursive Writing Club | Mrs. Ottis

__Board Games | Mrs. Dugan

__Creative Coloring Club | Mrs. Pudenz and Mrs. Willis

__Babysitting Club | Mrs. Dwyer and Mrs. Betts

__Book Club for 3-5th Grades | Mrs. Seymour and Mrs. Schneider

__ “I LOVE to MOVE!” | Mrs. Beck and Ms. Poarch

__Calligraphy/Brush Lettering | Mrs. Sanford

__Run/Exercise Club | Mr. McGninley

__Sports Sampler, “I’ve always wanted to try that!” |Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Silver

__Sewing Club | Ms. Peters and Mrs. Kimbrel

__Around the World | Mrs. DeMint and Ms. Wood

__Yarn Crafts | Ms. East and Mrs. Thompson

__Kids for Kindness Video Making Club |Mrs. Seely and Mrs. Weidmaier

__Beautifying English Landing | Ms. Duffy

__ Scrabble & Scrabble Jr | Mr. Sanders

__Service Group | Ms. Turnbull and Mrs. Peeler

__Animation Club | Mr. Codilla

__School Store Operations | Mrs. Steele

__Traveling Eagles | Mrs. Douglas and Mrs. Lindell

__Domino Trains (Ages 8+) | Mrs. Carney

__Crossword Puzzles | Mrs. Walker

__Yard Games | Mr. O'Connor

Early Release Day Professional Development Training

We know that Early Release Days create a change in our students and families' schedules.... THANK YOU for supporting our need for monthly professional development. Yesterday, the EL Staff participated in an AVID Training on the topic of Inquiry. AVID Teacher Leaders: Kitchell Schneider (Media Specialist); Jennifer Steele (SPED Teacher); Amy Peeler (First Grade Teacher); and Elizabeth Beck (Third Grade Teacher) led this training.

What is Inquiry? Inquiry is the foundation of learning. It is "the question" that moves the learner to action, whether that be an explicit question or a set of implicit questions that drive the process of working through ideas to form a solution(s). We as educators know that our students have this natural ability and will enhance these skills when we INTENTIONALLY push our questioning to higher levels.

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Reminder: 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.

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.


We are excited to announce the opportunity for you to attend spelling bee study sessions at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at Park Hill School District Office. The study sessions will be Wednesdays January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, February 13th and 20th and Thursday ,February 7th. There is no sign-up necessary, just drop by if you are available. You can stay for five minutes or the whole time, whatever fits into your schedule and you can come to one or all sessions. If you’re not already signed up for the district spelling bee, you have until February 1, 2019 to sign up on the district website.

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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