Lee's Summit R7 Parents As Teachers

May 2021

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Wow! What a whirlwind of a school year. There are lots of great things happening in the Lee's Summit R7 School District and especially within Parents As Teachers. We appreciate the support we receive from our great community and your parent educators are working hard while we finish out this school year.

We appreciate your flexibility as we transitioned to virtual visits this year and we have learned much! Thank you for your responses on our parent survey; they give us lots of information and ideas for new things!

Our last day of school is May 27th. Please make sure that you communicate with your parent educator any changes that take place over the summer to ensure smooth services for you and your family.

The question regarding visits for next year...as soon as we know, we will communicate the information we have with you. We are all anxious to return to our in-person visits, but want to ensure the safety of all. Thank you for your understanding as we wait to receive direction.

If your child is headed to kindergarten in the Fall, we wish you well.

From all of us at Lee's Summit R7 Parents as Teachers, THANK YOU

LSR7 District Information

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Calling all 2021-22 Kindergarteners

“Kindergarten Kick-off!” is now open.

Students are eligible to enter kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year if they turn 5 years old before August 1, 2021.

Welcome videos to help families and their students learn more information about their schools and meet elementary staff are now posted to each elementary school website. Those videos also include instructions to help families navigate our online enrollment process.

Use the first link below to find which elementary school your child will attend.

The second link is for registration.

Apply for the Head Start Program

The Head Start program at the Great Beginnings Early Education Center is now taking applications for the 2021-22 school year. Head Start promotes school readiness by helping students acquire the skills necessary to be successful in school. All areas of development, including cognitive, language, motor and social-emotional, are addressed.

Nutrition Services is looking for part time workers!

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Upcoming Events

SOS Mealtime Madness

Save the date: June 15th from 12 - 1 p.m.

Want more information on why children may struggle to eat, and how to help children eat better? Learn to identify struggles of the "picky eater" and challenges of the "problem feeder" as well as general strategies to help children learn to have a lifelong healthy relationship with food.

Check our website for the flyer - it will be coming soon!

Summer is coming!!!

Have you ever taken advantage of our local library and all it has to offer? If not, this is a great year to do it. The Show Me! summer reading program will begin June 1. The library not only has books, they are also having a virtual concert with Mr. Stinky Feet! Click the second link for more information about the concert!

Did you know....

Infant SEE

From birth, babies begin exploring the wonders in the world with their eyes. Eye and vision problems in infants can cause developmental delays. It is important to detect conditions early to ensure babies have the opportunity to develop the visual abilities they need to grow and learn. Under this program, participating doctors of optometry provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age free of charge regardless of family income or access to insurance coverage.

To check for providers in our area, click the link below.

...that there are 30 city parks in Lee's Summit!

The weather is beautiful out now - take advantage of getting outside and enjoying some of the amazing parks we have in Lee's Summit!

....that there is a FREE nature magazine available for kids?

The Missouri Department of Conversation offers a free on-line or print version of this magazine for kids.

Xplor reconnects kids to nature and helps them find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

It's Getting Warm Outside

Thank you for supporting Parents as Teachers

We are recruiting for our next school year - do you know of someone who has a child prenatal to prekindergarten age? Tell them about Parents as Teachers! or direct them to our website pat.lsr7.net

We offer visits, developmental screenings, group connections (which includes speakers or activities) and valuable information directed toward your family and your needs. We are available for ALL families that reside in the Lee's Summit R7 School District boundaries.

Please share our information with others, we appreciate it!