Southeast Star

October 4, 2019

Southeast Elementary School

School Address: 5704 NW Northwood Road, Kansas City, MO 64151

School Hours: 8:40 AM - 3:30 PM

School Phone: (816)359-4360

Principal: Terri Deayon

Assistant Principal: Sarah Sieminski

Counselor: Mandy Frayer

Upcoming Events

October 4th: PTA Skate Night from 5:30-7:30p

October 7th - 11th: Book Drive Sponsored by Third Graders

October 11th: End of 1st Quarter

October 14th: NO SCHOOL

October 15th: PTA Reflections Contest - Submissions Due

October 18th: First Quarter Report Cards Available

October 21st-25th: Red Ribbon Week

October 23rd: Student-Led Conferences, 5:00-8:00pm

October 24th: NO SCHOOL; Student-Led Conferences, 12:00-8:00pm

October 25th: NO SCHOOL

October 29th: PTA Trunk or Treat

October 31st: Fall Classroom Parties, 2:15-3:15pm

November 1st: PTA Skate Night from 5:30-7:30p

November 11th: PTA Meeting at 6:30pm

Fall Pictures Have Arrived!

Picture Packages are coming home today- be sure to check your child’s backpack! If you haven't ordered, it's not too late. We're sending home slips printed with your child's picture and Order Code, so you can still order online.

Book Drive: October 7th - 11th

Did you know that our very own Park Hill Clothing Closet provides books as well as clothes? In order to give all families access to as many books as possible, Third Grade will be hosting a BOOK DRIVE this October.

Please send in new and gently used books for all ages during this week. Donation boxes will be located in each grade level hallway and will be donated back into our own district to help Park Hill families!

WEBINAR: Parenting in Challenging Times: What is conscious discipline, and why does it matter?

Join us for a webinar on Oct 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM CDT.

Used for classroom management and social-emotional learning, conscious discipline is based on current brain research, child development information and age-appropriate practices. This approach teaches self-regulation skills, focuses on children's voice and empowers them to achieve behavioral goals. Benefits include creating healthy connections, improving impulse control and encouraging cooperation. Conscious discipline is an opportunity for us to better understand and change behavior, allowing us to effectively serve students' needs. Audra Olson will explain conscious discipline, drawing on her 30 years of experience as an educator and counselor in our Park Hill schools. Retired from the classroom, Olson continues to serve our students. She studied with the creator of conscious discipline, and she is working with our staff to bring these skills to Park Hill.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Click HERE to register!

October Curriculum Connections

October ELA Curriculum Connection

October Math Curriculum Connection

October Social Studies/ Science Curriculum Connection

parent teacher conferences

It's time to sign up for Student-Led Conferences. These will be held on October 23 (5:00-8:00 PM) and October 24 (12:00-8:00 PM). Our goal is 100% attendance. Please contact your student's teacher or the school office to schedule your conference!

Family Feedback Survey

You should have received an invitation to participate in our annual Park Hill Parent/Guardian survey, which will be open until October 4th. The email from Panorama will have a unique link to access your survey. Panorama is a third party administrator that keeps all of the data from our survey strictly confidential.

If you do not have access to the email with the survey link, this link will take you to our school’s survey. The Southeast access code is: 3499804515

We will share the results with the public after the survey window closes. Thank you in advance for completing your parent/guardian survey as we use the results to monitor our strategic measures and continuously improve Park Hill.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mike Kimbrel.

Park Hill Community Education

Interested in getting more involved in the community? Check out the fun classes and opportunities offered by Park Hill Community Education! These classes are coming to Southeast: Cooking with Kids, Chess Club, Musical Theater, and Young Rembrandts.

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Southeast PTA

Have you joined PTA? Support your Southeast Superstars! Click here to see the PTA section of the Southeast website for 2019-2020 information and this year's membership form!

2019-2020 PTA Board and Positions

Beri Edwards - PTA President

Sue Ann Adrade-Teacher Representative

Erica Sheer - Treasurer

Sara Meinhard - Correspondence Secretary

Jennifer Anthony - Recording Secretary

Stacy Mudd - Communications

Daryl Terwilleger - Membership

Sara Meinhard, Krystina Mannell, & Stephanie Butler - Hospitality

Julie Sola - Fundraising

Elizabeth McMahan & Emily Farrow - Yearbook

Cori Darr-Spirit Wear & Box Tops

Meredith Suarez - Cultural Arts

participate in pta reflections contest!

Click here for the PTA Reflections Contest Entry Form. If you need a printed copy, please stop by the Southeast front office. All submissions are due October 15th.

Early Release Dates

All elementary schools will have an early release, once a month, for our teachers to receive professional development focused on increasing student success. On early release dates, all elementary schools release at 1:30 PM. Below you will find the dates for the 2019-2020 school year. Early release transportation arrangements must be communicated with your child’s teacher. If transportation changes need to be made, throughout the year, please contact your child’s teacher or the Southeast Office.

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2019-2020 Southeast Staff

Click here to see our staff for the 2019-2020 school year!

Do You Know A Park Hill Star?

The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy.

The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:

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.

Southeast Communication

You will find several ways to stay up to date on school activities throughout the year on the Southeast website , Facebook, Twitter and newsletters from your child’s teacher. You will also occasionally get an automated email or voicemail message sent to you by the school with important information and reminders. We know two-way communication is best, so please feel free to call, email, or stop by the school with any questions you may have regarding your child’s education.

Terri Deayon



Sarah Sieminski

Assistant Principal