Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, May 4, 2018

May the Fourth be with YOU!

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Thanks to our Field Day Parent Volunteers!

We were able to complete four grade level Field Days this week at the Lakeview Middle School Track!

Thanks to our Parent Volunteers in First Grade!

Thanks to our Parent Volunteers in Second Grade!

Thanks to our Parent Volunteers in Third Grade!

Thanks to our Parent Volunteers in Fourth Grade!

A special thanks also goes to Mrs. Jana Lindsey, English Landing PE teacher, for offering individual grade level field days. We appreciate the time Mrs. Lindsey spends planning, preparing, and setting up for these special grade level days.

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

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Monday, May 7, 2018

  • C Day: Specials' Rotation
  • PTA Meeting - Flex Room (11:30-12:30pm)
  • Parent Orientation at PLAZA for 2018-2019 Sixth Grade Eagles! 6:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • D Day: Specials' Rotation
  • School Store is OPEN (8:25-8:40am)
  • First Grade Field Trip - Union Station (9:00-12:00pm)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

  • A Day: Specials' Rotation
  • English Landing Spirit Day (Wear your school spirit wear or school colors and jeans)
  • Student Tours at PLAZA for 2018-2019 Sixth Grade Eagles! 5:00-6:30pm

Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • Kindergarten Field Day (Make Up Date) 9:00am to 11:00am at the Lakeview Track
  • Elementary Early Release Day: School is dismissed at 1:30pm

Friday, May 11, 2018

  • B Day: Specials' Rotation
  • Volunteer Breakfast (8:45am to 9:30am) in Meda Center
  • School Store is OPEN (8:25-8:40am)
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Preparing for 2018-2019 at Plaza Middle School

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Elementary Lunch Ala Carte Option Update

A focus group of district patrons (“Park Hill Partners”) was conducted on the topic of Elementary Ala Carte in March, 2018. The input from the focus group of parents, along with other information provided from staff, parents and students, have provided us with valuable feedback that we have used to make adjustments to our ala carte program.

Ala carte food sales will continue at the Elementary School level. The ala carte program offers a variety and choice to our students. We will offer only healthy options that comply with the Smart Snack guidelines established by Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Information in support of these nutritional guidelines can be found at One category of snacks that conforms with the Smart Snack guidelines are frozen dairy or fruit- based treats.

As a result of our focus group and other data, the district will offer a frozen dairy or fruit-based treat once a week on Tuesdays as the ala carte option for that day. Frozen dairy or fruit-based treats will not be offered as an ala carte option on any other day of the week. In addition, we will limit this option to grades 2 through 5. By limiting this choice to Tuesdays, parents who do not want their students to access the frozen dairy or fruit-based treat can use the School Café program to exclude ala carte items on all Tuesdays (

Frozen dairy or fruit-based treat sales will resume on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at all Elementary Schools and on the remaining Tuesdays throughout the school year.

This information will be shared on the Park Hill School District Nutrition Services website ( ) so parents may easily access the information and make decisions that are right for their child.

Information that we gather from the remainder of the year will help guide future ala carte offerings.

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Preparing for the 2018-2019 School Year

Enroll Your 2018-2019 Kindergartner Today!

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

Kindergarten Round Up Memories from Monday

We rounded up 67 incoming kindergarten eagles on Monday evening! A special thanks to our English Landing PTA for attending this event with us.

Many future eagles posed for a picture next to the I Am A SOARING Eagle display. If you have a photo of your future eagle that you would like to share with us for our school website or school Facebook page, please send it to Dr. Roe at


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2018-2019 Staffing Updates

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FOOD Donations for Harvesters

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Thank you for the canned food donations!

Student Leaders serving on the English Landing Student Leader Charity Team have been collecting canned food and toiletries for those in need. Today students serving on this team loaded up the donations to deliver them to Harvesters!


Special Surprise for Dr. Roe on Thursday

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Thursday morning the EL Staff SURPRISED Dr. Roe before school started to celebrate her selection as the English Landing 2018 SPIRIT Award Winner! The EL Staff purchased t-shirts displaying favorite sayings that Dr. Roe is often heard saying including an all time favorite, Wowzers! It was a very special day for her!

Dr. Roe earned her doctorate degree with Dr. Lezlee Ivy (Plaza Middle School Principal) and Dr. LuAnn Halverstadt (Graden Elementary School Principal) and they attended this SURPRISE before school too along with Park Hill Superintendent, Dr. Jeanette Cowherd!

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Verify Residency NOW for the 2018-2019 School Year!

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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.

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: (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





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