English Landing PTA News

November 25, 2019

In this Issue:

  1. A Note from the PTA President
  2. Important Dates
  3. Announcements
  4. Volunteer Opportunities
  5. Donation Options
  6. Business Member Listing
  7. PTA Board and Committee Chair Contact Information
  8. Links to previous PTA SMOREs

A Note from the PTA President

With Thanksgiving upon us, I am so very thankful for our community that supports English Landing Elementary, her staff, and her students. If your family is seeking to give this season, please consider some of these ideas…..

-Volunteer or donate items to the Park Hill Clothing Center, a district PTA sponsored effort. They provide free clothing to district students and are always happy to have volunteers share in the effort of sorting and sharing. https://www.parkhill.k12.mo.us/parent_resources/pta_clothing_center

-Purchase Bombas socks. Really! Socks! Through their Giving Back program of one pair purchased equals one pair donated , Bombas socks has gifted over 25 millions pairs of socks. Park Hill Clothing Center has received and distributed some of the 175,000 pairs of socks that have been donated by Bombas in the Kansas City area.

- Make a donation to Feed Northland Kids, a unique organization focused on addressing weekend nutrition and hunger by providing healthy, kid-friendly foods for school-age children, living in the Northland of Kansas City, MO. Our PTA picks up and distributes those weekend meals to students within our school. You can support this program by making a donation of money or food that would support one of their food pantries located within the PHSD highschools. https://www.feednorthlandkids.org/how-we-work/food-for-thought/

-Write a note of thanks. You and your student could send an encouraging note. To anyone! Your note could go to an English Landing staff member, a neighbor across the street, a friend on the bus, or a loved one across the miles. No matter it’s destination, a note of encouragement will always brighten some else’s day.

Please mark your calendars for January 6, 2019. Come join us at 6:30pm in the media center for the next PTA meeting.

Ginger Gimple

PTA President

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Jan. 6th 2020 at 6:30pm

6500 Northwest Klamm Drive

Kansas City, MO


Winter Parties: December 20, 2019

PTA Meeting: January 6, 2020, 6:30 PM at English Landing in the Media Center

PTA Meeting: March 2, 2020, 6:30 PM at English Landing in the Media Center

Variety Show Rehearsal: April 9, 2020 at Park Hill South High School

Variety Show: April 10, 2020 at Park Hill South High School

PTA Meeting: May 11, 2020, 6:30 PM at English Landing in the Media Center

Calling all holiday shoppers!!!

While shopping for gifts this season, remember to support the English Landing PTA via AmazonSmile:

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 Julie Durrant at Julie.Durrant@gmail.com


Our NEW PTA WEBSITE is up and running! Visit https://englishlandingpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home to see everything your PTA has to offer this year. On our new site, you can see upcoming calendar events, buy memberships, view the student directory, sign up to volunteer and much, much more.

You can also access the directory and the calendar from your phone by downloading the Membership Toolkit app after you have created your account! For any questions, please contact Lauren Jeppson at lpjeppson@gmail.com.


Yearbook Photographers Needed!

Attention Parent Photographers! The yearbook is looking for volunteers to be grade level photographers for the English Landing yearbook for kindergarten and 1st grades. No skills are necessary just a phone or camera that can take high resolution pictures and your attendance at your child's grade level functions. No extra trips to school are necessary.

Your duties include taking pictures of all classes and students in your grade, uploading them to the yearbook website, and adding them to your grade's activities page. If you can add photos to photo sharing websites like Shutterfly then you can add photos for the yearbook!

If interested please contact Yearbook Chair Anna Trower at 816-585-9561 or email at annatrower@yahoo.com.


Box Tops

Box Tops has gone digital! You can help earn free money for English Landing by downloading the app and scanning your receipts within 14 days of purchase. The app will automatically grab the eligible items and credit the school. Download the app here: https://www.boxtops4education.com/ and follow these steps.

If you have traditional Box Tops clips at home, please send them with your child to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products.

The PTA is currently hosting a classroom competition to see which classroom will collect the most box tops. Please be sure to list the name of your child's teacher on all box top submissions until April 30,2020. The classroom with the most box tops will win a pizza party in May!

Shatto Milk Company's Bottle Cap Collection

English Landing PTA is collecting bottle caps from Shatto Milk Company glass bottles.

Shatto cap collecting is still on! We’ve made it to 1,000 - just 500 more needed for EL students to name a calf on Shatto Farms! Please send in your rinsed caps. The collection box is located in the lost and found room.


Do you want to INVEST in English Landing Elementary but are short on time?

Donate to our PTA INVEST Fundraiser

100% of your donation is INVESTed in our school community and you will receive a tax donation form.

To pay via PayPal

1. Go to PayPal.com

2. Log into your account.

3. Select ptaenglishlanding@gmail.com

4. Select send to friends and family to avoid fees.

5. Enter payment amount (you choose how much to INVEST)

Or send a check with your child to the office made out to English Landing PTA - INVEST Fundraiser

Our goal for the year is $3,000.

Thank you for your support!

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 Julie Durrant at Julie.durrant@gmail.com

English Landing PTA Executive Board 2018-2019


Ginger Gimple, thegimples@hotmail.com

Vice-President Membership

Lauren Jeppson, lpjeppson@gmail.com

Vice-President Volunteers

Brandy Colson, brandy@blcolson.com

Vice-President Fundraising

Haley Stone, haleystonefitness@gmail.com


Julie Durrant, Julie.durrant@gmail.com


Maggie Parsley, Maggie_knapp@yahoo.com


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

Assistant Principal

Angela Doss, dossa@parkhill.k12.mo.us

PTA Committee Chairs/Leaders

Book Fair

Chris Albani, christinealbani@sbcglobal.net

Kelly Smith, kellymchughsmith@gmail.com

Box Tops

Amber Kriegel, amber.kriegel@gmail.com

Clothing Center

Megan Amash, megan.amash@gmail.com


Tasha Olsen, natashaross@yahoo.com



Popcorn Fridays

Stephanie Doss, stephanieldoss@gmail.com

Lindsey Pickett, lindseypickett8@gmail.com


Laura Yates, lbdyates@gmail.com

Room Parties

Megan Bogener, megankms@gmail.com

School Supplies

Katie Burgess, katieeburgess@gmail.com

Shatto for Schools

Kelly Smith, kellymchughsmith@gmail.com

Staff Appreciation Week

Stacey Schmidt, slschmidt@cmh.edu

Kari Rush, karirush@gmail.com

Stemscope Showcase

Julie Durrant, julie.durrant@gmail.com

Lauren Jeppson, lpjeppson@gmail.com

Student Directory

Brooke Crosby, brooke.crosby@hotmail.com

Teacher Wish Tree

Angela Ensminger, angelaensminger@gmail.com

Variety Show

Sheri Thomson, sherithomson3@gmail.com

Haley Stone, haleystonefitness@gmail.com


Anna Trower, annatrower@yahoo.com

Teresa Dwyer, dwyert@parkhill.k12.mo.us

If you are interested in leading an open committee please contact Brandy Colson at Brandy@blcolson.com.

For your convenience, links to previous PTA SMOREs