English Landing PTA News

September 2017

Chris's Corner

Chris's Corner

Greetings, English Landing Families! Thank you for all who being a part of the August PTA meeting - we had several families new to English Landing attend, as well as many returning families. What a great way to start the year! We hope you found the meeting helpful and informative, and that it gave you a chance to catch a glimpse of what our PTA does at English Landing. We have many volunteer opportunities available and are confident that there is a place for everyone. Please don't hesitate to contact me or anyone on our Executive Board with any questions or comments.

Our goal is to offer meeting times that everyone can attend. Unfortunately, due to work schedules, kids' sports schedules, and general life we have not found that perfect time for everyone. So, we have decided to offer two different times, evening and daytime, in the hope that everyone could attend at least one meeting. We started off the year with an evening meeting and will again in the evening in March at 6:30pm in the Media Center at English Landing. For our meetings in January and May we will offer daytime meetings at 11am in the Flexible Classroom space. Our next meeting, October 2nd, will be held at the Riverside Community Center at 5:30pm. Please note the earlier time.

If you are unable to make a meeting, know that the information presented at the meeting will be shared with you in a few ways. Our PTA SMORE is packed full of monthly information and opportunities available that are coordinated by PTA. You will also hear about PTA events from your child(ren)'s teachers and in the weekly SMORE that comes from English Landing. Important reminders and sign ups will also come by email from the English Landing Office. We hope that you will take advantage of these information sources.

Coming in October will be Room Parties, a Hospitality opportunity during Parent Teacher Conferences, and the conclusion of our Fall Fundraiser, English Landing's own Cookbook! Also you can look forward to a presentation by Dr. Jeanette Cowherd, our Distict's Superintendent at our October 2nd meeting. We hope to see you there!

Chris Albani

English Landing PTA President 2017-2018

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Oct. 2nd, 5:30pm

4498 Northwest High Drive

Riverside, MO

PTA Membership Drive

  • The PTA membership drive kicked off at Back to School Night and is still underway. If

    you have not yet joined, please do. Your support enables us to provide exciting

    activities and upgrades for the school including the Reflections art program, the Science

    Fair, the playground sunshade, folding chairs (300 of them), field trips, birthday books,

    and much,much more. Please use this link to sign up for membership:

    http://tinyurl.com/yd55k6ew . Membership dues (just $8.00/family) can be sent in an

    envelope to school to the PTA Treasurer.

    Thank you to these families and businesses who have already pledged their support!

    Chris Albani & Justin Albani

    Megan Amash

    Amy Anderson

    Sarah Andrews

    Carolyn Arnold & Jeff Arnold

    Susan Bartlett

    Tara Bennett & Bob Bennett

    Tracie Birks & Oren Birks

    Krysten Bowman

    Ashley Bracken

    Katie Burgess & Doug Burgess

    Brandy Colson & Bernie Colson

    Chelsey Comer

    Brooke Crosby & Dan Crosby

    Lisa Darnell

    Athena Dickson

    Julie Doane & Michael Doane

    Stephanie Doss & Channing Doss

    Kathleen Duffy

    Julie Durrant & Kevin Hutchison

    Doni Edwards

    Sarah Eisenmenger

    Angela Ensminger

    Deana Fajen

    Amy Felton

    Mindy Flanagan

    Ginger Gimple

    Heather Ginnings

    Jeanne Goodin & Phil Goodin

    Ieasha Green & Lee Hambrick Sr.

    Lori Gritter & James Gritter

    Beth Hazels

    Julie Hendrickson & Brandon


    Jennifer Hensel & Dan Hensel

    Wendi Hines

    Katy Hornaday & John Hornaday

    Ann Howel

    Justine Jackson

    Jessica Rose Johnson

    Melanie Joseph & Kevin Joseph

    Shannon Justice

    Katie Karnes & Kirby Karnes

    Jill Kimbrel & Mike Kimbrel

    Laurie Lust & Brian Lust

    Julie Masson

    Stephanie McCleary & Randy McCleary

    Amy McCowley

    Jessica McDowell

    Jennifer McGonigle

    Laura McKinney

    Lindsay McLean

    Courtney McQueen

    Amy Moench

    Susan Moore & Jason Moore

    Michelle Morgan

    Camille Murphy & Mike Murphy

    Cassidy Nelson

    Stacey Nickell

    Tracey Niehues

    Gwen O'Brien & Jeremy O'Brien

    Marie O'Quinn

    Keri Oedewaldt & Seth Oedewaldt

    Tasha Olsen

    Amy Owens

    Maggie Parsley & William Parsley

    Gale Perkins

    Teresa Reinking & Jeff Hilzinger

    Kerry Roe

    Kari Rush & Eric Rush

    Kimberly Ryan

    Stacey Schmidt & Guy Groves

  • Kirsten Schoster

    Amy Sheehan & Kerry Sheehan

    Megan Shields

    Christy Smith & Brian Smith

    Wendy Smith

    Jane Stanley & Ryan Stanley

    Paula Starr

    Ryan Steitz & Shanna Steitz

    Haley Stone

    Anna Strobel

    Sarah Stuart

    Lindsey Summers

    Christina Taylor & Todd Taylor

    Jennifer Thomas & Nathan Thomas

    Abbey Thomas

    Stephanie Thompson

    Sheri Thomson & Rob Thomson

    Heidi Tolnai & Robert Tolnai

    Kylie Toomey

    Anna Trower & Robert Trower

    Jenna Unruh & Derrick Unruh

    Andrea Wenzel

    Drew Whitney

    Amie Wilson & Matt Wilson

    Miranda Wingett

    Katherine Wurzer & Mitch Wurzer

    Aubrey Ziller

    Atronic Alarms

    DiPasquale Moore, LLC

    Platte Valley Bank


    Water Street Family Counseling

Contact Brandy Colson at brandy@blcolson.com or Lisa Darnell at darnellx3@yahoo.com for more information.

Popcorn Friday

Popcorn Friday is back! Our first date is September 22nd, the prepaid order form is going home with students on September 1st and will be due on September 14th. Please let Amy Moench (amymoench@gmail.com) know if you are interested in volunteering for this fun and popular event - it's a quick and easy way to be involved!

Calling all Chefs!

The first piece of communication has gone out regarding our fall fundraiser. We are so excited that we have begun to receive recipes – and look forward to many more! Separate flyers will be sent home in the following weeks to outline some more details on the artist raffle, as well as the recipes. Don’t forget to send in a picture of your little chef or finished product, if you’d like!

We will be sending out a sign-up genius soon looking for volunteers to sell raffle tickets for a short period of time (8:15AM-8:40AM) on 4 designated days. Thanks in advance for your support!

Contact Brooke Crosby at brooke.crosby@hotmail.com for more information.

Teacher Wish Tree

We will be having our annual Teacher Wish Tree, a PTA-sponsored classroom supply drive, during the Fall conferences. All English Landing families are encouraged to check their grade level teachers' lists and donate items to keep their classrooms stocked! Further information will be coming via Sign-Up genius as the date approaches. Thank you!

Contact Angela Ensminger at angelaensminger@gmail.com for more information.

Room Parties

Thank you to all the parents who have already signed up to be room parents or host a classroom party. Many party hosts for the Fall Festival party on October 20 from 2:00-3:00 are still needed. Classrooms that still need hosts for this first party are Mehwald, Beck, Betts, Turnball, Davies, O'Connor, Peters. There are quite a few classrooms that don't yet have a room parent either. These classrooms are in need of a room parent: Mehwald, East, Pudenz, Willis, Beck, Wood, Betts, Dwyer, Turnball, and Sanders. Thank you in advance for your help!

Room Parent: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4EACAD2DAB9-english1

Kindergarten: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4EACAD2DAB9-kindergarten1

1st grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4EACAD2DAB9-1stgrade1

2nd grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4EACAD2DAB9-2ndgrade1

3rd grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4EACAD2DAB9-3rdgrade2

4th grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4eacad2dab9-4thgrade1

5th grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4EACAD2DAB9-5thgrade1

If you have any questions, email Susan Moore at susmoore28@gmail.com

BoxTops for Education

Keep clipping those BoxTops! We are always collecting BoxTops, which can be turned into funds for our school. Did you know about the Box Tops for Education Bonus App? You can find more information about the bonus app here: http://boxtops4education.com/bonusapp

Contact Rashonda Mitchell at rashonda.mitchell@gmail.com for more information.

PTA committee highlight of the month - Box Tops

Have you ever wondered what is that committee on the EL PTA? Each month we will highlight a PTA committee to let you know more.

This month is: Box Tops!!

Box Tops for Education is a coupon program established by the cereal company General Mills in 1996. General Mills products contain a Box Top coupon that can be redeemed by schools for cash. Each coupon is worth $.10. The time commitment for the coordinator is around 2 hours per month. The coordinator would print Box Tops forms for students and distribute the forms the forms to the classrooms. They also collect the forms, mail collected Box Tops to Box Tops for Education for reimbursement, communicate to the PTA the status of reimbursement, and award the class each month that brings in the most Box Tops.

For more information, contact Rashonda Mitchell at rashonda.mitchell@gmail.com.

Thanks Rashonda for helping EL PTA with the Box Top program!

Do you shop on Amazon.com?

Do you shop on Amazon.com?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the English Landing PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the English Landing PTA. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com and choose PTA Missouri Congress English Landing PTA as your organization of choice.

For more information, contact Ginger Gimple at thegimples@hotmail.com.

PTA Reimbursement Forms

Click here to find a copy of the PTA Check Request Form. Please include this form when submitting check requests. All requests must be accompanied by a receipt or invoice before payment will be made. If you have any questions, contact Ginger Gimple at thegimples@hotmail.com.

English Landing PTA Executive Board 2017-2018


Chris Albani - christinealbani@sbcglobal.net

Vice-President Membership

Brandy Colson - brandy@blcolson.com

Lisa Darnell - darnellx3@yahoo.com

Vice-President Volunteers

Katie Burgess - katieeburgess@gmail.com

Vice-President Fundraising

Brooke Crosby - brooke.crosby@hotmail.com


Ginger Gimple - thegimples@hotmail.com

Recording/Corresponding Secretary

Carolyn Arnold - tigergrad00@yahoo.com


Kerry Roe - roek@parkhill.k12.mo.us

PTA Committee Chairs/Leaders

Book Fair:

Brooke Crosby - brooke.crosby@hotmail.com

Box Tops:

Rashonda Mitchell - rashonda.mitchell@gmail.com

Clothing Center:

Amy Anderson - amyanderson5@gmail.com

Family Fun Night:

Lauren Jeppson - lpjeppson@gmail.com

Julie Durant - julie.durrant@gmail.com


Sarah Andrews - sandrews9@mac.com


Camille Murphy - camillemurphy226@yahoo.com

Popcorn Friday:

Stephanie Doss - stephanieldoss@gmail.com

Amy Moench - amymoench@gmail.com


Jessica Johnson - jessi.rose.johnson@gmail.com

Room Parties:

Susan Moore - susmoore28@gmail.com

School Supplies:

Katie Burgess - katieeburgess@gmail.com

Science Showcase Co-Chairs:

Jeanne Goodin - avocadonose@hotmail.com

Susan Moore - susmoore28@gmail.com

Maggie Parsley - maggie_knapp@yahoo.com

Staff Appreciation Week:

Haley Stone - haleystonefitness@gmail.com

Stacey Schmidt - slschmidt@cmh.edu

Student Directory:

Stacey Schmidt - slschmidt@cmh.edu

Teacher Wish Tree:

Angela Ensminger - angelaensminger@gmail.com

Variety Show:

Sheri Thomson - sherithomson3@gmail.co


Anna Trowe - annatrower@yahoo.com

If you are interested in leading an open committee please contact Chris Albani at christinealbani@sbcglobal.net or Katie Burgess at katieeburgess@gmail.com

Repeated Information

We Love Our Business Members

Atronic Alarms

DiPasquale Moore, LLC

Platte Valley Bank


Water Street Family Counseling