English Landing PTA News

October 2017

Chris's Corner

Chris's Corner

It's October, and that means a busy month for PTA at English Landing! There are a lot of opportunities for you to get involved with this month. First of all, let me extend our gratitude for all who participated in our fundraising efforts so far this year! We couldn't do it without you. Between INVEST, our Fall Fundraiser Cookbook, Box Tops, and Popcorn Friday, we are looking forward to funding as many activities and programs for our students as we can.

What is going on this month? Fall Classroom parties are in just a few weeks and there is always room to help. Talk to your classroom party coordinators for more information. Also, our Fall Fundraiser Cookbook Sale is taking place during Parent Teacher conferences. Don't forget to pick up your copy and a few for your friends. There is a hospitality opportunity during conferences when the PTA will provide a meal for all our hardworking staff. We will have a sign up out soon for this. Looking for more? There are two sale days at the Park Hill Clothing Center this month, see below for the sign up if you would like to help. And finally, look for our school directory to be published soon! All in all, a great month. Hope to see you at one of these events!

Chris Albani
PTA President

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Oct. 2nd, 5:30pm

4498 Northwest High Drive

Riverside, MO

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PTA Membership

  • 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.

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

Room Parties

Parents who are hosting Fall Festival parties on October 20th from 2:00 - 3:00 should have received an email recently with planning information. Thank you for donating your time and expertise!

If you would like to host a future classroom party or be a room parent for your child's class, there are still some available spots. You can sign up at the following links:

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

PTA committee highlight of the month - Park Hill Clothing Center

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: Park Hill Clothing Center!!

The Clothing Center provides all students in the Park Hill School District, kindergarten through high school, with new and gently used clothing at no cost. The PHSD is supported and managed with donations and PHSD PTA volunteers. As the EL PTA coordinator, the coordinator acts a liaison between English Landing and the district clothing center.

For more information, contact Amy Anderson at amyanderson5@gmail.com

Thanks Amy for helping EL PTA with the Park Hill Clothing Center program!

Park Hill Clothing Center

The clothing center will be open Tuesday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 17th. Volunteer hours will be 9:45am to 12:00pm and 4:45pm to 7:00pm.

You can sign up at:http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=0CC6CBD7F4CDFD62&cs=09B0BAD98FBF8B627B0B64735BB29BCC

For more information, please contact Amy Anderson at amyanderson5@gmail.com

BoxTops for Education

English Landing Eagles – You ROCK!

Thank you for turning in your boxtops! In just 2 ½ weeks, we have already

collected 2,444 boxtops! What an amazing display of support for our school! Our

September boxtops will earn us $244.40, nearly 10% of our $2,500.00 goal!

Let’s keep it going and try to collect twice as many boxtops during the month of October. Remember EVERY

clip counts & earns us $ .10 for our school. Bonus boxtops can earn anywhere from $ .30 to $2.00 each.

Boxtops can be found on many of the products you already buy so look for them in your cabinets at home as well as in the grocery store while shopping! Find them on brands such as General Mills Cereals, Ziploc, Pilsbury, Old El Paso, Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, Hefty and many more!

If you have questions, feel free to contact our Volunteer coordinator, Rashonda Mitchell at rashonda.mitchell@gmail.com.

Be sure to label your baggies or collection sheets with the name of your

student’s teacher so their class can receive credit!

We encourage you to turn in your boxtops as you get them clipped but our next

submission deadline is Monday, October 30th.

Happy Clipping Eagles!

Congratulations to our September Boxtops Winners!

Our winning class with 406 boxtops is Mr. Sanders’s 5th Grade Class!

The runner ups were Mrs. Van Berkum’s 2nd Grade Class with 396 boxtops & Mrs.

Demint’s 3rd Grade Class with 335 boxtops!

Mr. Sanders’s class has earned an extra recess and the traveling trophy for the next


Be sure to put your teacher’s name on your collection sheet or baggies so that your class gets credit for your boxtops!

Congratulations to our winners & runner ups! Let’s keep clipping

Contact Rashonda Mitchell at rashonda.mitchell@gmail.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.

Repeated Information

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

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