Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, May 5, 2017

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

Monday, May 8, 2017:

  • 2nd Grade Field Day - 9:00 - 11:00 (Rainout Date)
  • 4th Grade Field Day - 1:00 - 3:00 (Rainout Date)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017:

  • EL Spirit Day
  • 1st Grade Field Day - 9:00 - 11:00 (Rainout Date)
  • 3rd Grade Field Day - 1:00 - 3:00 (Rainout Date)

Thursday, May 11, 2017:

  • Early Release - 1:30 PM

Riverside Board of Aldermen Meeting: Beyond the Bell

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On Tuesday, May 2nd, fifth grade students Dayana Cisneros and Natalie Roberson presented to the Riverside Board of Aldermen on the impact Beyond the Bell has had on them during their careers as Eagles. Mayor Rose and the Board of Aldermen commented on how impressed they were with their ability to address the Board of Aldermen and share their experiences. We are so proud of Dayana and Natalie!

May STAR Award Recipient

Mrs. Milby-Palma was selected as the MAY Park Hill STAR Award Recipient! Congratulations! We are so very fortunate to have her working with our eagles in the Recovery Room each day.

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April Home Learning Challenge

Congratulations to Kindergarten for winning the April Home Learning Challenge!

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Message from Dr. Wachel

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English Landing T-Shirts

Look cool and keep cool this summer in an English Landing t-shirt. We are trying to clean out our inventory so stop by the office to get yours today for only $10.

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Sophie's Run at Lake Waukomis

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Sophie's Run at Lake Waukomis is this Saturday, May 6th, are you signed up? The weather looks perfect, 75 degrees and sunny!

As of Saturday morning the number of racers per building were as follows;

District Office 4, Park Hill HS 4, Park Hill South HS 11, Lakeview 6, Congress 2, Plaza 4, Chinn 20, Graden 1, Hawthorn 34, Prairie Point 19, Renner 6, Southeast 4 and Gerner EC 15.

Sophie's Run will have two contests this year, do you have enough racers to win?

1. Coins for Communication; bring your change to add to your schools water jug. The school with the most donations will receive a $150 donation to their school PTA. There are also additional race teams included in this competition. (Coins add / $$ subtract - so you can sabotage your opponents jar!)

2. Lowest over-all average time; A traveling trophy will be awarded to the group with the lowest overall team average. Last year Chinn won the trophy, will your school be next?

**Join us on Saturday for a beautiful morning of fun, all to benefit students with disabilities in the Park Hill School District. National Anthem is at 8:55 am followed by the start of the race.

Online registration is still open, OR you can register the day of the race.


Facebook: Sophie's Run at Lake Waukomis

  • Same Day registration from 7 - 8:30 a.m.

  • Kids Dash for 10 and under at 8:30 on the dam.

  • National Anthem begins at 8:55 am.

  • 5k-ish -- Start & Finish on the Dam this year!

  • PARKING IS LIMITED - PLEASE PLAN TO CARPOOL! Russell Jones will serve as overflow parking should the lake parking fill up. Get here early!

2017 Park Hill Summer School

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Park Hill Summer School starts on May 31! Full-day 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.

Please complete and return the application form to your school office by May 12 to make sure your elementary or middle-school student will have transportation. Bus routes and stops may vary from those of the regular school year and will be assigned based on student enrollment turned in by May 12. 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.

For more information and the application, please visit

The Melody Gabel Track and Field Day: Fifth Grade Annual Event (repeat)

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

All fifth grade students will travel to Park Hill School District Stadium Complex located at Park Hill High School for the Thirteenth Annual District-Wide Melody Gabel Track and Field Day. The meet will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 with a rain make-up date of May 22nd.

I would like for students to wear their blue English Landing t-shirt on the day of the track meet. Students will need to bring a sack lunch from home along with a water bottle. Please let me know by April 19th if you will need a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Students will not be permitted to leave the premises for lunch.

The buses will depart from English Landing at 9:00a.m. and return by 2:00p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email at or by phone at 359-5771.

Thank you,

Mrs. Lindsey

2017/2018 School Supply Lists

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Mid-Continent Public Library to Offer Coding Classes this Summer

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Buddy Bench (repeat)

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A big thanks to Rachel Fullerton, Thomas Sao, Emma Braymer, Shane Smith, Audrey Vapp, Tatumn Crawford, Emma Braymer, Jake Bats Bella Holyfield, Brady O'Hara and Aidan Seymour who helped with the implementation of the Buddy Bench.

Girls who Innovate competition (repeat)

Our world’s population is growing and every day there are more of us on Earth. We need to make sure that we produce enough food for everyone, and also that we find ways of producing and consuming food that don’t destroy our planet. This is where YOU come in! New technologies and inventions are being created every day – now it’s your turn to think of ways that we can improve the future of food.

How can technology help the way we produce food and reduce world hunger?

To enter EIA: Girls Who Innovate 2017, create a submission to answer the above question with:

  • Visual representation of your idea/concept – this can be a photo, sketch, mock-up, model, video (up to 2 minutes) or other visual element to help bring your idea to life
  • 250 words description of your idea/concept
  • Consent/parental consent (if you are a minor)

The winners will receive –

  • Amazon Echo Dot – AI Device
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Opportunity to write a blog on Ericsson Careers
  • Ericsson mentor to assist with blog submissions

MU Senior Year On-Site Program Begins at English Landing in 2017-2018 (repeat)

For the 2017-18 school year, English Landing and Line Creek Elementary will be collaborating with the University of Missouri as a Senior Year On-Site Program (SYOSP). The Senior Year On-Site Program is part of the University of Missouri’s Educator Preparation Program. All MU elementary education majors participate in a full year on-site experience during their senior year in a partner school, such as English Landing. The first semester of the SYOSP is designed to immerse these elementary education majors into the life and culture of our English Landing school community. Their work begins with back-to-school meetings with teachers and assisting with classroom setup. SYOSP interns are regarded as full-time faculty members and participate in all school events such as teacher workdays, professional learning communities and data team meetings. The SYOSP interns will spend a minimum of three days per week at English Landing during the first semester and complete course work that complements the internship. During the second semester, the internship extends to five days a week in a single classroom where the SYOSP intern completes the student-teaching experience. We are excited for English Landing to partner with the University of Missouri and provide rich experiences for our Eagles and the SYOSP interns.

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

Save the Dates: 2016-2017 Park Hill Elementary Early Release Dates

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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





English Landing 2016-2017 School Improvement Priority Goals

  • EL STAR testing results will display reading growth (on track or above) that increases from the current Park Hill MODERATE score (Yellow) to meeting the Park Hill GOAL score (Green) on the 2016-2017 English Landing Balanced Scorecard. (Indicator #7)

  • EL Students reporting through semester student surveys My Needs Are Being Met will increase fro 90.4% to 100%. (Indicator #17)

  • EL Families will report they are Involved in their Child's Education will increase from displaying the current Park Hill MODERATE score (Yellow) to meeting the Park Hill GOAL score (Green) on the 2016-2017 English Landing Balanced Scorecard. (Indicator #20)

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