Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, April 27, 2018

Looking for Future Kindergarten Students!

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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 today online! Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.


Enroll in Park Hill


After you enroll, mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup event at English Landing Elementary School on Monday, April 30th. 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.

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School Next Week?

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Monday, April 30, 2018

  • B Day: Specials' Rotation
  • English Landing Spirit Day (Wear your school spirit wear or school colors and jeans)
  • Kindergarten Roundup (5:30-7:00pm) Open House Format to Meet/Greet Families

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • C Day: Specials' Rotation
  • School Store is OPEN (8:25-8:40am)
  • First Grade Field Day (9:00-11:00am) at Lakeview Track
  • Third Grade Field Day (1:00-3:00pm) at Lakeview Track


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

  • D Day: Specials' Rotation
  • Second Grade Field Day (9:00-11:00am) at Lakeview Track
  • Fourth Grade Field Day (1:00-3:00pm) at Lakeview Track


Thursday, May 3, 2018

  • A Day: Specials' Rotation
  • Kindergarten Field Day (9:00-11:00am) at Lakeview Track
  • PTA Variety Show Dress Rehearsal - Park Hill South Auditorium (4:00-6:00pm)


Friday, May 4, 2018

  • B Day: Specials' Rotation
  • English Landing Spirit Day (Wear your school spirit wear or school colors and jeans)
  • School Store is OPEN (8:25-8:40am)
  • Career Share Donut CELEBRATION - ALL Grade Levels {8:00am to 8:45am} A small thank you to our 2017-2018 Career Share Guests!
  • PTA Popcorn Friday!!
  • PTA Variety Show - Park Hill South Auditorium (7:00-9:00pm)
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Welcome Ms. Becker to Music!

We have hired Ms. Kamela Becker to be our music long term substitute during Mrs. Carney's absence for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. Ms. Becker is completing her student teaching in elementary music at Coleman Elementary School in St. Joseph this week will join us on Monday, April 30, 2018. Ms. Becker will be graduating from Missouri Western in May with a Bachelor’s of Music Education (K-12 Vocal).


On Monday, April 30, 2018 Ms. Duffy will assist Ms. Becker transition into this new role by remaining in music with her allowing time to review lesson plans, classroom procedures, and get to know our students.


Please help me in WELCOMING Ms. Becker to our English Landing School Family!


Sincerely,

Dr. Kerry Roe

English Landing Field Days: NEXT WEEK!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

First Grade 9:00-11: a.m. and Third Grade 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Rain Out Date is the following Tuesday on May 8th)


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Second Grade 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Fourth Grade 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Rain Out is the following Wednesday on May 9th)


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Kindergarten 9:00-11:00 a.m. (Rain Out Date is the following Thursday on May 10th)


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Fifth Grade District Track Meet 9:30-2:00 at Park Hill High School’s Track and Field (Rain Out Date is Thursday, May 17th)


*All field days will be held next door at Lakeview Middle School’s Track and Field except for fifth grade students. The fifth grade students participate in a Fifth Grade District Track Meet at the Park Hill District Stadium.

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Park Hill Student Council Family Field Day 2018

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Celebrating Mrs. Sanford and Mr. White

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Tuesday evening we honored two English Landing nominees Mr. White (head custodian) and Mrs. Sanford (fifth grade teacher) at the Northland Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Banquet.

Mrs. Sanford won an Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award at this banquet.

Eagles always SOAR!

English Landing Buddy Bench

The Buddy Bench is positively impacting most students. We surveyed students of all grade levels and 74% reported that they believe the Buddy Bench decreases exclusion and helps students make new friends.. This spring, we improved the Buddy Bench by decorating it with new rope in school colors. We also continued to promote it by working with student leaders to create a music video.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyrUtB_b5wE

Planning for the 2018-2019 School Year

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Mr. Codilla is Named New EL Art Teacher

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Mr. Codilla will join our staff in the fall as our art teacher. Mr. Codilla graduated from the KC Art Institute and has taught elementary art for 10 years starting his career in the Raymore-Peculiar School District. To learn more about Mr. Codilla, feel free to visit his art website: http://codillaart.weebly.com/

Come Watch: The Annual PTA Variety Show on May 4th at PHSouth

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Verify Residency NOW for the 2018-2019 School Year!

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SPECIAL Park Hill Events: Save the Dates!

Parenting Webinar: May 3, 2018

Parents today need a lot of support. This is why the Park Hill School District will host a parenting webinar with national experts Scott Poland and Richard Lieberman at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. You can find more information on the district website.


HOPEWELL Elementary Groundbreaking: May 22, 2018

You’re invited to the May 22 groundbreaking for our district’s new elementary school, Hopewell Elementary, which opens in August 2019. The event is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 68th Street and Waukomis Drive. Visit our district website to learn more about the new school and the other projects in our enrollment-based, long-range facilities plan.

SUMMER SCHOOL: June 4 to July 3, 2018

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Park Hill Summer School is a free, fun, caring place for your child to learn during the summer.


Students who will enter kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall will focus on a combination of academic and exploration classes. High school students can also enroll in summer school.


In response to parent feedback, Park Hill Summer School will once again offer a full day summer school program that includes transportation. Applications are due May 11 to make sure transportation is available. Summer school bus routes and stops may vary from those of the regular school year and will be assigned based on student enrollment received by noon on May 11. Enrollees after this date will be assigned to an existing bus stop. You can also purchase meals for your child during summer school, just as you can during the school year.


Please complete and return an enrollment form by noon on May 11 to your assigned Park Hill school or to the school your child plans to attend during summer school.


The dates for elementary and middle school students are June 4 to July 3. The first session for high school students is June 4-21, and the second session is June 22 to July 16, with no classes July 4-6. Enrollment opens April 2.


Return this form to your assigned Park Hill school or to the school your child plans to attend during summer school. The boundary locator tool can help you locate your assigned school.



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REPEAT: Save the Date: Sophie's Run

Sophie's Run will be on Saturday, May 5th at Lake Waukomis. English Landing Fifth Grade Choir will be teaming up with Line Creek's Fifth Grade Choir to sing the National Anthem schedule for 8:55am.
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FREE SPORT PHYSICALS

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School Store Hours (Front Lobby)

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Musical NEWS Found on Music Room Facebook Page!

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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

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SAVE THE DATE - Early Release Dates

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CELEBRATING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS AT ENGLISH LANDING

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. Melvin, 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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English Landing Eagles S-O-A-R! Each Eagle...Every Day!

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

Financial

Academic

Climate

Employee

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