Lee's Summit R7 Parents As Teachers

April 2018

Hello Spring!

Welcome to warmer weather and sunny days! Wait - where is the warmer weather??? With warmer weather on the way, we always want to think of safety when it comes to playgrounds, sun and just being outside. Free play and activities at the playground help children grow in motor, cognitive, and social and emotional development. Teaching children how to play safe rather than just setting up rules helps them to learn ways to prevent injuries. Remember, your kids are watching you, so model safe behavior!

Did you know there are 29 parks in Lee's Summit alone? Click the link below to find information about the parks we have. Don't forget that you can come play at our playground on days we do not have school in session.

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Free Stuff for Families - Cathy Campbell link

APRIL is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Below are links to information about abuse, prevention and resources.

Please feel free to call Great Beginnings Social Workers, (Mary Beth Panek and Jill Smith)

or talk to your Parent Educator if you would like additional information.

Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Number: 1-800-392-3738

On-line reporting: https://dss.mo.gov/cd/keeping-kids-safe/can.htm

Missouri Children’s Trust Fund: https://ctf4kids.org/

Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA): http://capacares.org/(Information

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA): Mocsa.org

STEAM Night was a huge success!

Did you know???

Did you know that Parents as Teachers is an international program whose curriculum is based on the latest neuroscience and child development information?


  1. Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices
  2. Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  3. Prevent child abuse and neglect
  4. Increase children’s school readiness and success

From Our Librarian

April (rain)

The Rain Came Down - David Shannon

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Judi Barrett

Little Cloud - Eric Carle

In the Rain with Baby Duck - Amy Hest

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring - Kin Eagle

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Will you tell us your story about student success?
Looking for good news to share about LS R-7

Do you have a story about your child that you'd like to share focusing on his or her success in school? As part of "The Story Project," Lee's Summit R-7 features personal stories about our students and their accomplishments in school.

We are looking for stories about a specific incident or an individual school staff member making a positive difference for your child. The stories may be about children from birth through high school and may be submitted by parents and guardians of both past and present students. To read recently published stories and view directions on how to submit stories, visit our website.

April Activities

May Activities

Family Day at Paradise Park

Friday, May 4th, 1-8pm

1021 Northeast Colbern Road

Lee's Summit, MO

Open to families currently enrolled in the LSR-7 Parents as Teachers, attending LSR-7 Head Start or attending GBEEC preschool.

Join us for a day of fun and play in the Discovery Play Center at Paradise Park!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Elementary Summer Learning

Families with a student headed to kindergarten can sign up for the Elementary Summer Learning opportunity. Please click the link below to to find out additional information!