Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, April 28, 2017

Looking for Future Kindergarten Students!

Monday, May 1, 2017: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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annual volunteer recognition event

We would like to personally invite you to our school volunteer recognition event on Thursday, May 4th 2017 from 8:45-9:30 a.m. in the media center. Your generosity and love for English Landing is evident in everything you do. Please be sure to park in the back parking lot for this event. We will have sign-in sheets in the media center.

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What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School Next Week?

Monday, May 1, 2017:

  • 2nd Grade Field Day - 9:00 - 11:00
  • 5th Grade Science MAP Testing (Sessions 1 & 2) - 10:00-11:30
  • 4th Grade Field Day - 1:00 - 3:00
  • Kindergarten Roundup - 5:30-7:00

Tuesday, May 2, 2017:

  • Kindergarten Field Day - 9:00 - 11:00

Wednesday, May 3, 2017:

  • 1st Grade Field Day - 9:00 - 11:00
  • 5th Grade Science MAP Testing (Session 3) - 10:00 - 11:00
  • 3rd Grade Field Day- 1:00-3:00

PTA Meeting - May 1, 2017: 11:30AM

NEW MEETING TIME: The final PTA meeting of the 2016-2017 school year is scheduled for May 1, 2017 in the Flex Classroom. This meeting will now begin at 11:30am and NOT 11:00am to accommodate families who attend the second grade field day.


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CONGRATULATIONS to Grace! Dr. Cowherd visited English Landing Friday at the end of the school day to recognize Grace Camachu Munoz with a STAR Award. Grace was nominated for this award by staff member at English Landing. What an excellent way to end the week!

Buddy Bench

A big thanks to Rachel Fullerton, Thomas Sao, Emma Braymer, Shane Smith, Audrey Vapp, Tatumn Crawford, Emma Braymer, Jake Bats Bella Holyfield, Brady O'Hara and Aidan Seymour who helped with the implementation of the Buddy Bench.

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Northland Chamber Excellence in Education Banquet

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CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Carney and Mrs. Harrison for serving as our nominees at the Northland Chamber Excellence in Education Banquet on Wednesday evening. Both Mrs. Carney and Mrs. Harrison were nominated for these awards by the English Landing Staff. Mrs. Carney was nominated for the Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award and Mrs. Harrison was nominated for the Excellence in Service to Education Award.

Spring Career Share Classroom Visits Continue at English Landing

Thank you to the following guests who spent time in their child's classroom last week for Career Share:

Brooke Davidson

Athena Dickson

Katie Karnes

Dedra Berg

Danielle Biggins

Anna Strobel

Amber Manning

Maira Martinez

Tara Yager

Doni Edwards

Amy Felton

Shawna Mazeitis

Brenda Perrea

Susan Green

Ccristina Burns

Kristi Canty

Anne Gibson

Kali Nelson

Girls who Innovate competition

Our world’s population is growing and every day there are more of us on Earth. We need to make sure that we produce enough food for everyone, and also that we find ways of producing and consuming food that don’t destroy our planet. This is where YOU come in! New technologies and inventions are being created every day – now it’s your turn to think of ways that we can improve the future of food.

How can technology help the way we produce food and reduce world hunger?

To enter EIA: Girls Who Innovate 2017, create a submission to answer the above question with:

  • Visual representation of your idea/concept – this can be a photo, sketch, mock-up, model, video (up to 2 minutes) or other visual element to help bring your idea to life
  • 250 words description of your idea/concept
  • Consent/parental consent (if you are a minor)

The winners will receive –

  • Amazon Echo Dot – AI Device
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Opportunity to write a blog on Ericsson Careers
  • Ericsson mentor to assist with blog submissions

Kindergarten Field Trip

On Wednesday the Kindergarteners went on a field trip to Paradise Park (spring planting) in Lee's Summit.

First Grade Field Trip

On Thursday the first graders went on a field trip to Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary in Liberty, Missouri.

Standardized Testing Dates and Times (Eagles SOAR!)

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Planning for English Landing Field Days in May

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Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade

Field Days are just around the corner for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. Hopefully the kids will have a great time participating in games and activities that demonstrate some of our key skills we have focused on in PE classes all year long! This day will not be possible without the much needed help from visiting adults. So mark the following dates on your calendars. All a.m. times are from 9:00-11:00 and p.m. times are from 1:00- 3:00.

PLEASE make sure your child is wearing sunscreen, has a water bottle with his/her name on it, and is wearing tennis shoes! Thanks!

May 1st – Second Grade a.m./Fourth Grade p.m. (Rainout date is May 8th)

May 2nd – Kindergarten (Rainout date is May 9th)

May 3rd – First Grade a.m./Third Grade p.m. (Rainout date is May 10th)

A few parents have already signed up to help out. If you have not signed up to shadow the kids yet, I need you! Please drop an email letting me know you can volunteer to help out on your child’s field day. You will be able to rotate right along with your child during the day as you help out. Remember to tell me your name, your child’s name, and the grade level they are in this year. I hope to complete my volunteer list in the next weeks by April 18th. My email is the following or my phone number is 359-5771. Thank you for your help.

Mrs. Lindsey

The Melody Gabel Track and Field Day: Fifth Grade Annual Event

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

All fifth grade students will travel to Park Hill School District Stadium Complex located at Park Hill High School for the Thirteenth Annual District-Wide Melody Gabel Track and Field Day. The meet will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 with a rain make-up date of May 22nd.

I would like for students to wear their blue English Landing t-shirt on the day of the track meet. Students will need to bring a sack lunch from home along with a water bottle. Please let me know by April 19th if you will need a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Students will not be permitted to leave the premises for lunch.

The buses will depart from English Landing at 9:00a.m. and return by 2:00p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email at or by phone at 359-5771.

Thank you,

Mrs. Lindsey

MU Senior Year On-Site Program Begins at English Landing in 2017-2018

For the 2017-18 school year, English Landing and Line Creek Elementary will be collaborating with the University of Missouri as a Senior Year On-Site Program (SYOSP). The Senior Year On-Site Program is part of the University of Missouri’s Educator Preparation Program. All MU elementary education majors participate in a full year on-site experience during their senior year in a partner school, such as English Landing. The first semester of the SYOSP is designed to immerse these elementary education majors into the life and culture of our English Landing school community. Their work begins with back-to-school meetings with teachers and assisting with classroom setup. SYOSP interns are regarded as full-time faculty members and participate in all school events such as teacher workdays, professional learning communities and data team meetings. The SYOSP interns will spend a minimum of three days per week at English Landing during the first semester and complete course work that complements the internship. During the second semester, the internship extends to five days a week in a single classroom where the SYOSP intern completes the student-teaching experience. We are excited for English Landing to partner with the University of Missouri and provide rich experiences for our Eagles and the SYOSP interns.

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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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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