Parents As Teachers

Lee's Summit R7 School District

May 2016 Newsletter

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner! We are in our last month of school and I hope you are gearing up for a fun and curious summer! This month we are talking about science, technology, engineering and math and the important role that plays in the development of our children's young minds! So let's be creative and do some exploring!

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Please help our program....

We need your help!

We are wanting input from YOU! The Lee's Summit Community is what drives our program and your input helps us to be a better fit for our community.

Please take a minute to fill out our Parent Satisfaction Survey below. We appreciate your help in this!

STEM: What is everyone talking about?

STEM Education Overview
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively.

Learning takes place in many different ways. Each day is filled with lots of opportunities for these moments! We want to help children to explore, observe, ask questions, predict and integrate their learning. Let's provide our children with lots of opportunities - Let's STEM!

Simple things parents can do at home:

  • Put measuring cups and spoons in the bathtub for play.
  • Use a growth chart or scale to measure a child’s height/weight.
  • Let a toddler put money in a piggy bank (good for fine motor skills, too).
  • Sort laundry together.
  • Sort toys into their correct containers.
  • Use recyclables or other items to build things.
  • Measure items around the house using string, popsicle sticks, straws, or lego blocks as measuring tools.
  • Put treasures in a container to explore.
  • Let them help in the kitchen.
  • Model using technology as a tool and set limits on it's use.
  • Listen, talk, and answer.

Book Ideas for May using STEM learning

Craft ideas for the above books:

Upcoming Activities

Infant Massage

Wednesday, May 4th, 10-11am

905 Bluestem

Lee's Summit, MO

This class is for babies who are not yet crawling. Class size is limited. To register, please select the link below:

Paradise Park Day for PAT/Great Beginnings Families

Wednesday, May 4th, 1-8pm

1021 Northeast Colbern Road

Lee's Summit, MO

This is for families currently enrolled in Parents As Teachers or those that attend Head Start, Great Beginnings Early Education Center and our satellite locations.

For information, please see the link below:

Internet Safety

Thursday, May 12th, 6:30-8:30pm

10 Northeast Tudor Road

Lee's Summit, MO


Great Beginnings Early Education Center


Internet Safety: Is Your Child SAFE?

Presented by

Lee’s Summit Police Department

Thursday, May 12, 2016

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Lee’s Summit Police Department Training Facility

10 NE Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit, MO

You will learn how to keep your child safe on the internet/online games, etc.

Your child is not too young for you to learn about this! NOW is the time to learn, set boundaries and keep your child safe!

There will be content that is NOT appropriate for children. Therefore, per the LS Police Department, absolutely NO CHILDREN are allowed whatsoever.

You will learn about:

  • Bullying

  • Predators

  • Sextortion

  • How to keep your child safe online

There will be three videos shown, some with harsh material, all in the effort to educate you to be proactive for the safety of your child.


Register at the link below: (or you may call 816-986-2497)

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age or any other characteristics protected by law in its programs, activities or employment.

Additional Resources:

Missouri Conservationist

You can receive a free copy of the Xplorer Magazine from the Missouri Conservationist. One subscription per household is free for Missouri residents. The link below is the website for children from the Missouri Conservation Department.

To receive the magazine, sign up below:

Let's Explore!

There are many parks and trails in our area - use the link below to revisit your favorite spot or discover somewhere new!

End of School

The last day of school this year is May 23rd. Classes for 2016-17 begin on August 17th! Make some memories and enjoy your summer!
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