Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, February 8, 2019

Student-led Conferences: Reserve your slot!

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Click here to access the sign-up!

Use this link to sign-up for a Student-led conference slot with your child's teacher.

Student-led Conference Informational Letter

Use this link to download a new copy of the letter that was sent home with students outlining the NEW process to sign up for a conference slot at English Landing.

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

Monday, February 11, 2019

  • Spanish Club | 3:30-4:30pm in the Flex Classroom
  • Girl Scouts | 3:30-4:30pm in the Staff Dining Room
  • Third Quarter Midterm Reports Go HOME!
  • Second Grade Evening Music Program: 7:00pm in the Gym

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • PTA Book Fair OPEN (8:00-8:40am AND 3:30-7:00pm)
  • Student Led Conferences BEFORE School and AFTER School
  • NO Beyond the Bell in Riverside | 3:30-4:30pm

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • PTA Book Fair OPEN 8:00-8:40am
  • Young Rembrandts in Staff Dining Room | 3:30-4:30pm
  • Mathletics| Fourth and Fifth Grade | 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • English Landing Spirit Day: Celebrating Friendships! (Wear pink or red!)
  • PTA Book Fair OPEN 8:00-8:40am AND 3:00-4:00pm
  • PTA Friendship Parties 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Beyond the Bell in Riverside | 3:30-4:30pm
  • Mad Science in Staff Dining Room | 3:30-4:30pm

Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Kindergarten Scouts | 3:30-4:30pm in the Staff Dining Room
  • Chess Club | 3:30-4:30pm in the Flex Classroom
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Stomp! Chomp! Here comes the Book Fair! February 12-13-14

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates and shopping hours:

  • February 12 – 8am-8:40am, 3:30pm-7:00pm
  • February 13 – 8am – 8:40am
  • February 14 – 8am-8:40am, 3pm-4pm

If you are unable to attend the Book Fair in person, we invite you to visit our homepage at There you may access our online Book Fair starting February 5. Our Online Fair is available from February 5 to February 15. Books ordered through our online fair will be delivered to your student for no charge at English Landing.

First Grade Eagles always SOAR!

A glimpse into first grade learning earlier this week!

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Mr. McGinley's Room: Students have been working to reach their third quarter SMART goal by engaging with books with great reader’s focus for 30 minutes during reader’s workshop time!

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Mrs. Scarlett's Room: Students are working on their Me on the Map book as part of their Maps and Globes unit. Students learned about the difference between maps and globes and different purposes and types of maps. They also created maps using the information they knew about cardinal directions and a maps characteristics.

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Mrs. Peeler's Room: First graders, in Mrs. Peeler’s classroom, learned about AVID WICOR strategies with their fourth grade buddies! They learned about the tools firefighters use to fight wildfires and then selected the one tool they believed to be the most important.

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Mrs. Thompson's Room: Giselle and Brooklyn are working during Reader’s Workshop on recording how a character’s feelings can change throughout a story.

Have you signed up for a Career Share Visit?

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Dr. Stephen Gimple visited Mrs. Sanford's fourth grade classroom for a Career Share Visit on Wednesday. He focused his presentation on how to maintain a healthy heart. You need to eat healthy foods, exercise daily, have regular checkups with your doctor, and avoid smoking!

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Mrs. Angela Ensminger visited Mr. O'Connor's Fifth Grade Classroom on Wednesday and discussed the design process at Hallmark Cards.

Career Share: Schedule a Classroom Visit for SECOND Semester!

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Parental involvement in your child’s classroom is one of the leading factors in raising self-esteem and academic achievement. We want to see you at a Career Share Classroom Visit!

Each of our English Landing families are unique ---with their own talents. Career Share is an opportunity for every child at English Landing to showcase THEIR family to their classmates. Career Share is an amazing opportunity for you to visit our classroom. Your involvement will not only make their day, but provide another opportunity for you to partner with English Landing and your child’s education.

Our goal is to have EVERY student have a member(s) of their family come share in our classroom about their job and careers. It truly means the world to our Eagles.

Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher to set up a time for a Career Share Classroom Visit.

Someone SPECIAL Dance at Park Hill South High School

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Register for Girls on the Run!

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Girls on the Run is a youth development program that teaches girls about confidence, positive self-image, and physical activity through interactive lessons, games, and running. Girls get to learn about themselves while forming strong friendships and having fun! Participants will celebrate completion of the program with the Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday, May 4 at Children’s Mercy Park. Register today at!

Ages: 8-11
Fee: $165, payment plans and financial assistance available
Duration: 10 weeks (February 25- May 10)
Practice times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45 (transportation is not provided)

Contact: Abbie Sanford

12th Annual Student & Staff Basketball Game and Festivities

Save the Date: March 14, 2019

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COMING SOON: Silent Auction

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2019 Silent Auction Information

Each year, we hold an online Silent Auction as one of the fundraising components associated with our Student and Staff Basketball Game on March 14, 2019. The English Landing staff donates fun and exciting experiences for YOU. In addition some regular favorites are available including: Reserved Parking in the Front Parking Lot, Reserved Seating at Grade Level Music Programs, and many more!

Who ? English Landing staff has donated fun and exciting experiences for you!

Grades 1, 2, 4, 5, and some support teachers will have flat bid items.

When ? Our online auction will begin at 7:00am on Friday February 22nd, 2019 and end at 7:00pm on Monday March 11th, 2019. For grade levels that are offering flat bid items, sign-up will be available during our Student and Staff Basketball Game on March 14th, 2019 or you may contact your child’s teacher.

Where ? Our online auction website:

Why ? The proceeds raised will go to enhance our Eagles’ learning environment.

How ? Winning payments will be collected beginning Tuesday March 12th, 2019 and will be due by Tuesday March 26th, 2019. Payments can be sent with your child to the office or will be accepted during our Student and Staff Basketball Game. If payment is sent to English Landing, please mark your envelope "Silent Auction Payment". Please include your payment with a description of the item you have won.

2019 Flat Bid Items

“Ice Cream Sundaes with the 1st Grade Teachers”

This event is only open to first grade students. Students will enjoy ice cream sundaes, with the 1st grade teachers, on April 10th, 2019 during 2nd recess. Cost is $10 per student.

“Picnic and Popsicles with the 2nd Grade Teachers”

This event is only open to second grade students. Students will enjoy popsicles, with the 2nd grade teachers, on April 12th, 2019 during their lunch/recess time. Cost is $5 per student.

“Donuts and Chalk with 3rd Grade Teachers”

This event is only open to third grade students. Students will enjoy donuts and chalk drawing, with the 3rd grade teachers, on April 5th during their 2nd recess time. Cost is $5 per student.

“Ice Cream Sundaes with the 4th Grade Teachers”

This event is only open to fourth grade students. Students will enjoy ice cream sundaes, with the 4th grade teachers, on April 4th, 2019 during their lunch/recess time. Cost is $10 per student.

“Dodge Ball with the 5th Grade Teachers”

This event is only open to fifth grade students. Students will get to participate in an after-school dodge ball game, with the 5th grade teachers, on April 10th, 2019 from 3:30-4:30. Cost is $5 per student.

“Popcorn Party with Mrs. Silver, Mrs. Steele, and Mrs. Douglas”

This event is open to K-5 students. Students will get to eat popcorn and play games with Mrs. Silver, Mrs. Steele, and Mrs. Douglas on April 12th, 2019 from 2:30-3:15. Cost is $5 per student.

“Games and Snacks with Mrs. Lindell”

This event is open to K-5 students. Students will get to play games and have a snack with Mrs. Lindell. Student may bring a friend. Date TBD. Cost is $2 per student

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Thinking about the 2019-2020 School Year

Kindergarten 2019-2020 Dates to Know

Starting April 1, 2019 Park Hill families with children entering kindergarten in Park Hill in August 2019 can enroll their children in their assigned elementary school.

Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible to attend kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.

After you enroll your child, please mark your calendar for Kindergarten Roundup at English Landing Elementary School on Monday, April 29 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Reminder: Water Bottle TIPS to KEEP Backpacks DRY

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PTA: Shatto Milk Cap Collection

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"Like" English Landing on Facebook!

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Did YOU know that English Landing has a Facebook Page?!? Be sure to click the link below to follow us on Facebook. We frequently share updates and pictures throughout the week!
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Park Hill STAR Awards

The Park Hill School District has a STAR Award for employees. 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 Link below:

Eagles SOAR in Music Programs!

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Remaining 2018-2019 Evening Music Programs at English Landing

NEW DATE: Second Grade: February 11, 2019

First Grade: March 5, 2019

Kindergarten: April 11, 2019

Reminder: Exterior Doors are LOCKED During the School Day

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Remaining Elementary Early Release Dates in 2018-2019

Mark your calendars for the Elementary Early Release Days throughout the 2018-2019 school year where elementary schools in Park Hill dismiss at 1:30 pm:

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019

Making a Transportation Change or Attendance Update?

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English Landing is an AVID School!

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Sprigeo was created so that people would feel safer at school. When a person really needs help we hope you will send in a report. You can also download the app from the App Store or Android Marketplace.

People use Sprigeo to report:

  • Safety threats, bullying, harassment or intimidation at school
  • Safety threats, bullying, harassment or intimidation outside of school
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Friends who talk about hurting themselves
  • Fights, weapons at school

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

For more information please go to Sprigeo Site for English Landing Elementary

English Landing Eagles Always SOAR!

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Celebrating Birthdays at English Landing!

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Celebrating Student Birthdays: (Park Hill Parent/Student Handbook pages 37-38):

We are happy to celebrate student birthdays and half birthdays (if your child has a summer birthday) at English Landing! To protect the health and safety of our students, families may bring pre-packaged treats to school to share with classmates. In order to address any known allergy concerns, a label listing ingredients should be affixed to the package. Due to allergies and other food intolerances, please consult with your classroom teacher before the pre-packaged treats are brought to school. As a healthier alternative, Park Hill Food Service offers a variety of nutritious treats that may be purchased.

At English Landing we need your HELP! Many birthday treats arrive at the beginning of the school day which provides us time to review the class list regarding food allergies or food intolerances, however, many other birthday treats arrive during lunch and often right at the same time the treat needs to be distributed to students. PLEASE plan on arriving earlier for lunch (at least 15 minutes) to give us time to check the pre-packaged treat ingredients with the students in the classroom who have food allergies or food intolerances. Our school nurse, Mrs. Kimbrel, and office staff, Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Wood, or Mrs. Scott, will help with this process so when the lunchroom staff teachers distribute the treat in the cafeteria, additional steps have been taken to ensure we are protecting the health and safety of our eagles.

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