Eagle Glen Parent Update

January 10, 2020

Mission and Vision

Vision: A future-focused community with a commitment to lifelong learning

Mission: All members of our school family are empowered to ensure kindness, embrace learning, contribute to a global community, and own their future.

January Conscious Discipline Family Discussions Questions:

Empathy means understanding what another person feels, and having insight into his or her thoughts and actions. How can you show others empathy? What makes this difficult?

Pretend you notice that your family member is feeling angry. What can you say and do?

Pretend you notice that your family member is feeling sad. What can you say and do?

January Counselor Newsletter

January 13 & 17: Vision Screenings

Students in grades 1,3 and 5 will receive a vision screening. If you have questions please call the school nurse at 892-1758.

January 14,15, 22 and 23: NWEA

Students will participate in the NWEA assessment. This assessment helps guide instruction in the classroom.

January 14: District Spelling Bee

The following students will be representing Eagle Glen in the district spelling bee to be held Tuesday evening, January 14 at 6:00 in the Eagle Glen gym.

Dane Hamberg

Kadyn Johnson

Charlotte Fobes

January 20 and 21-No School

There will be no school for students on January 20 and 21.

January 24-PTA Movie Night!

Doors will open at 5:30 with the movie beginning at 6:00. Concessions are available. More information to come soon-

February 26-Fifth Grade Students VISIT Middle School

Eagle Glen fifth grade students will take a bus to EMS on Tuesday, February 26 for a tour and informational meeting about middle school expectations. Students will leave Eagle Glen around 9:30 and return to Eagle Glen around 11:30. Look for a permission slip to come home soon. Information will be sent home soon about an upcoming evening parent meeting to be held at the middle school.


District uses many methods to notify about school cancellations

When necessary, the District may delay the start of school, cancel school, or release school early due to inclement weather. The decision to close school or delay the opening of school will be made as close to 5:30 a.m. as possible to allow time to communicate this decision before most students prepare for the school day.

In the event of a school cancellation, early release, or late start, the District will use all available media to communicate effectively:
  • We will use the SchoolMessenger service to send a telephone message to all employees and student families .
  • A text message will be sent via Textcaster. You can sign up here.
  • An email will be sent to all subscribers of RP Update, the district's electronic newsletter. You can subscribe by sending a message to rp.update@raypec.org.
  • Information will be shared on local TV stations (4, 5, 9, and 41).
  • An update will be available via the district information line at 816-892-3988.
  • The announcement will be posted on the district website, Facebook page, and via Twitter.
More information: Inclement weather procedures

LEAP Program

LEAP is an intervention program for gifted students in grades 2-8 who have been identified as gifted learners. Students must meet qualifying levels on identified assessments in order to participate in LEAP. The levels are prescribed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and have been adapted to the Ray-Pec LEAP program.

Nomination Period Now Open

Each year, parents or teachers may nominate students in grades 1-7 for candidacy to be evaluated for LEAP. The nomination period is from January 3 to 30, 2020. The nomination form link will be available on January 3, 2020, on the district webpage: http://www.raypec.k12.mo.us/889/LEAPGifted-program

Our school counselor, Mrs. Williams serves as our building LEAP coordinator. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email her or call her at 892-1762.

Four candidates file for School Board

As of Jan. 3, four people have filed to be candidates in the April 7, 2020 School Board election:

  • Ruth Johnson of Raymore
  • Kim York of Raymore
  • Paul Coffman of Peculiar
  • Precious Ali of Raymore

There are three positions available with three-year terms. The filing period continues through Jan. 21. If you are interested in running for a position on the Ray-Pec School Board, you may file at the Administrative Services Center, 21005 S. School Rd., during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Filing will not occur on days that the offices are closed due to inclement weather or on holidays when the district offices are closed. Please contact School Board Secretary Pam Steele at 816-892-1311 or at pam.steele@raypec.org with any questions.

Calendar Update

Due to snow days on Dec. 16 and 17, students will now attend school on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Monday, March 23. Both dates were designated as possible makeup days on the school calendar. Updated calendar