Ms. Domeny's 5th Grade News

March 7, 2014

5th Grade Field Trip

Today your child is bringing home a letter about our upcoming 5th grade field trip to 'the K' for the RSVP-Royals Scholastic Victory Program. On Tuesday, April 15th we will be traveling to Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals Scholastic Victory Program “hits a home run” with students with a unique learning experience in the Royals Hall of Fame at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals Scholastic Victory Program combines the game of baseball with school curriculum and hands-on activities. This trip correlates with our fifth grade learning goals and reporting topics.

Please return the attached permission slip and your money no later than Thursday, March 13th. Students are not allowed to attend this field trip without the signed permission slip.

Daylight Savings Begins on Sunday

PTA Math-a-thon

PTA is excited for our school Math-a-thon! This is the last PTA fundraiser of the year. Last week a pledge sheet and envelope came home with your child. On March 10th, students will take a math test for the Math-a-thon. The top 3 classrooms with the most funds raised will be recognized and rewarded! PTA will use the proceeds to fund next year's teacher grants for classroom supplies, classroom field trips and cultural arts assemblies!

All pledge sheets and donations must be turned in by Monday, March 10th. Remember that any amount you can give will be appreciated. If you have any questions, please email

March Book Orders

Today your child is bringing home Scholastic Book Orders for the month of March. Remember that you can order online by visiting and entering the class activation code: GMJWQ.

The deadline for ordering from March book orders is Thursday, March 13th!

A Message from the Social Worker

The Park Hill social workers are sharing information as part of their work to help students and families find community agencies. Click here to view the March Family Connections Newsletter. If you have any questions or would like additional support in finding a resource, please contact our Line Creek social worker, Ms. Marla Anderson.

A Closer Look at FLiP

In this video, hear directly from the teachers, students and parents who are experiencing FLiP, and find out why they are so passionate about it. See how we're changing our classrooms. Look for some familiar faces from Line Creek in the video!
A Closer Look at FLiP

Levy Would Benefit FLiP and Safety

A question on the April 8 ballot will ask voters for authorization to increase the levy by 32 cents to fund the Future Learner Project and safety improvements. The Board has the opportunity to only take half of that amount from 2014-2016, because the district will not need the full amount right away. The Board has a history of only taking what we need and no more. Park Hill’s levy is lower than most other districts in the area, ranking 11 out of 12.

Levy Answers and Resources:
The levy page on the district website has a one-page fact sheet as well as more in-depth documents with answers to frequently asked questions and data about the levy, FLiP and safety.

If you want quick answers to your questions about the levy on the April 8 ballot, watch the video below that summarizes the levy question and the projects it would fund.

Levy for FLiP and Safety

Incoming 6th Grade Parents

Plaza Middle School’s next PTA meeting will be held March 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the media center. Plaza PTA strongly encourages all incoming 6th grade parents to attend this very important meeting. This is an opportune time to meet the outgoing PTA parents and to find out pertinent information about upcoming PTA activities. There are several key positions that need to be filled and your participation is key to the PTA’s success. Plaza looks forward to seeing you!

Specials Next Week

  • Monday- C Day: PE
  • Tuesday- D Day: Art
  • Wednesday- A Day: Music
  • Thursday- B Day: Media
  • Friday- No School

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