Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, August 19, 2016

What's Happening at the NEST?

Thursday, August 25, 2016: English Landing Spirit Day!

Wear EL school colors (red, white, blue) or wear EL Spirit Wear

Monday, August 29, 2016: English Landing PTA Meeting (6:30-7:30pm) in Media Center

English Landing Office Staff

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Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Melvin (Left to Right)

Reporting Your Child's Absence

We need your help!

Please call the English Landing Office at 359-4370 (Attendance Line-Press 2) or e-mail Mrs. Harrison at when you know your child will not be attending school that day.

At 9:30am we will send parents/families a school messenger voice mail of students who are absent if we haven't received a prior notification from a parent. Thank you for your help!

2016-2017 Park Hill Elementary Early Release Dates

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Miles of Smiles COMING SOON!

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SOARing into Eagle Excellence

We want to recognize our Eagles who continue to demonstrate our SOAR expectations (Safety first, Own your actions, Attitude matters, and Respect everyone). When our Eagles are noticed demonstrating these SOAR expectations, they will receive a card that will be displayed on the SOAR bulletin board by the cafeteria entrance. Additionally, our Eagles will be recognized on the morning announcements. We can't wait to see our Eagles receiving these awards!
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Raptor - Visitor Management System

This year, we have a new visitor management system called Raptor. With this new system, we have a few changes. If you want to enter the building further than the school office or need to check out a student, you must register once at each building you visit by presenting a valid, state-issued ID to the school’s office staff. Any visit after you register the first time will only require you to check in at a kiosk.

Registration takes just a few minutes but does require an office staff member to complete the process, so it might take a little longer than usual to check in for a visit or check out a student the first time you register.

Feel free to contact the office if you have specific questions about Raptor. Thank you for your support of our efforts to keep all of our Eagles safe!

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PTA Shade Structure

Our English Landing PTA purchased this shade structure for our playground. This week, our Eagles LOVED having a shaded area on the playground.
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Park Hill STAR Awards

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

2016-2017 Elementary School Hours

8:20am First Bell Rings and Students Go To Grade Level Classroom

8:40am Tardy Bell Rings and School Officially Begins

3:30pm Evening Dismissal

Image & Contact Opt Out Process

We recently shared in the English Landing Back to School Family Newsletter the steps families need to take if you want your child to be included on the Image and Contact Information Opt Out List.

Park Hill Parent/Student Handbook Reference:

Throughout the school year, the Park Hill School District and/or English Landing might take pictures or video and release personal information about students for promotion.

Examples might include but are not limited to:

· A special event or program at a school might be covered by a newspaper or television station, resulting in student interviews and pictures.

· Award-winning students might have their names and photos published in a local newspaper, a school newsletter, the districts “First Hand” e-newsletter, the districts “Park Hill Connection” newsletter or on Park Hill TV-Channel 18.

· The district or school might post pictures of school activities on webpages and social media.

If you do not want your child’s image or information used, please contact the English Landing office at 359-4370 to complete a 2016-2017 Denial to Release Information Form.

English Landing Elementary School - Building School Improvement Focus Areas

District Vision

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