Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

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Friday, December 9, 2016

What's Happening at the NEST?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016: English Landing SPIRIT Day!

(Wear English Landing Spirit Wear or English Landing School Colors: Red, White, Blue)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016: Third Grade Music Program Daytime Dress Rehearsal

(10:40am to 11:30am) in the Gym

Please do not arrive too early for this event as we have gym classes until 10:40am.

Thursday, December 15, 2016: Third Grade Evening Music Program (7:00pm)

Third Grade students should arrive between 6:45pm and 6:55pm. Students may report in their third grade classroom starting at 6:45pm. Thank you!

Friday, December 16, 2016: Career Share Day in Classrooms

Elementary Early Release Training: Thursday

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Yesterday, English Landing staff received training from a MOREnet professional development staff trainer. What is MOREnet? MOREnet is the Missouri Research and Education Network which operates within the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

This MoreNet trainer came to English Landing and led a professional development iPad session with our staff. English Landing is fortunate that every certified staff has at least one iPad, so this training was an opportunity to discover new learning apps to enhance the learning experiences for our eagles.

One of the apps which created a lot of enthusiasm took pictures of post it notes and then made it possible for students to easily manipulate the photo of post it notes to create various groupings. The concept that one photo of post it notes could be utilized by many different students to create various groupings or clusters was amazing! Each week, during word work lessons, all of our students are manipulating words in different word sorts. Using technology to practice this skill created a lot of excitement with the teachers.

Final Career Share Day for the GUYS!

Thanks to the GUYS for visiting our classrooms during the first semester! We have our final Career Share Visits on Friday, December 16, 2016.

Thank you to the following GUYS for signing up to join us:

  • Jason Moore
  • Brad Darnell
  • Spencer Eisenmenger
  • Breck Zeyer
  • Scott Ziller
  • Nathan Beyer
  • Aaron Cochran
  • Brian Casey
  • Mitch Wurzer
  • Jason Nickell
  • Wade Thomas
  • Jay Felton
  • Jake Smith
  • Oren Birks
  • Nate Zehr
  • Lazaro Espinosa
  • Kip Crawford
  • Ken Paulakovich
  • Jim Fitzpatrick
  • Ryan Birchler
  • Grece Burns
  • Matt Wenzel
  • Matthew Casdello
  • Jason Barzee
  • Ken Gibson
  • Nathan Thomas
  • Matt Wilson

PLEASE Save the Date! We will be recruiting our Career Share for the GALS during the second semester. Our recruitment morning for these visits is on Friday, January 13, 2017.

Student Leadership Applications are due TODAY!

We are looking for Second Semester Student Leaders!

Here is the timeline for the Second Semester Student Leadership Applications:

· Friday, December 2, 2016: Student Leadership Applications go home with every Eagle!

· Friday, December 9, 2016: Student Leadership Applications DUE back to the classroom teachers.

· The week of January 9-13, 2017: Students will be notified by their Staff Leader.

· The week of January 17-20, 2017: Orientation for Student Leaders.

· January 23, 2017: Student Leaders Begin! (Second Semester)

Park Hill Spelling Bee News

Registration now open for Park Hill Spelling Bee

The Park Hill District spelling bee will be held Saturday, February 4th at PHSHS with the winner advancing directly to the Scripps National Spelling Bee held near Washington, DC., May 28-June3.

Awards will be presented to the top ten finishers. All current Park Hill 5th-8th graders are eligible, but students must sign up by January 15th.

Register thru the link below, or by going to the “Parent Resources” section of the district website.

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PTA Reflections Reception

Save the Date!

Our PTA Reflection coordinators will be hosting a Reflections Reception for students who participated in the PTA Reflections program.

Monday, December 12, 2016 (7:45am to 8:30am) in the English Landing Media Center

Hope to see you there!

Second Quarter Progress Reports and Report Card Timeline

During the 2016-2017 school year Elementary Progress Reports and Elementary Quarterly Report Cards will be sent home (electronically through e-mail) to families. If a family does not have an e-mail then a paper copy of this information will be sent home in back pack mail.

In the past school years, ALL English Landing students received a Progress Report or Midterm Report each quarter.

During the 2016-2017 school year Elementary Progress Reports or Midterm Reports will only be sent to families with students who are not making expected progress.

Second Quarter Progress Report Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Second Quarter Report Card Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Remaining 2016-2017 Evening Grade Level Music Programs

Third Grade: Thursday, December 15, 2016: 7pm “When I Grow Up”

Second Grade: Thursday, February 16, 2017: 7pm “Hats”

First Grade: Thursday, March 9, 2017: 7pm “Squirm”

Kindergarten: Thursday, April 13, 2017: 7pm “Baby Beluga”

2016-2017 Elementary School Hours

8:20am First Bell Rings and Students Go To Grade Level Classroom

8:40am Tardy Bell Rings and School Officially Begins

3:30pm Evening Dismissal

Save the Dates: 2016-2017 Park Hill Elementary Early Release Dates

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Park Hill STAR Awards

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 Elementary School - Building School Improvement Focus Areas

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





English Landing 2016-2017 School Improvement Priority Goals

  • EL STAR testing results will display reading growth (on track or above) that increases from the current Park Hill MODERATE score (Yellow) to meeting the Park Hill GOAL score (Green) on the 2016-2017 English Landing Balanced Scorecard. (Indicator #7)
  • EL Students reporting through semester student surveys My Needs Are Being Met will increase fro 90.4% to 100%. (Indicator #17)
  • EL Families will report they are Involved in their Child's Education will increase from displaying the current Park Hill MODERATE score (Yellow) to meeting the Park Hill GOAL score (Green) on the 2016-2017 English Landing Balanced Scorecard. (Indicator #20)
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