Manchester Park Updates

MP Families - Week of 9-20-21

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MP Picture Day

Picture day for all students and staff is Monday, September 20. Excited to capture those smiling Timberwolf faces!

Parents of 4th and 5th Graders

Hello Manchester Park families!

I’m thrilled to announce that we will be having 4th and 5th grade Special Chorus this year! I am so excited to be able to make music with your children this year, especially since we were unable to do choir last year. This year, 4th grade rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 7:45-8:15 am, 5th grade rehearsals will be on Thursdays from 7:45-8:15 am, and combined 4th and 5th grade rehearsals will be on Fridays from 7:45-8:15 am. More details are included on the registration form.

If your child is interested in signing up for special chorus, please use this link to fill out a registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTVamTAuJpZKEzKqHxMxDxhvyzuKfv5PfosC652a9JaunRUg/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you have any questions about attendance, rehearsal or performance dates, or anything else, feel free to reach out to me at pmnicholson@olatheschools.org

Please complete registration by 4 pm on Thursday Sept. 24th. Since I only do one t-shirt order for the whole year, I will not be able to accept mid-year registrations.

Again, I am SO excited to start singing with these awesome students!

Paige Nicholson

Music Teacher

Manchester Park Elementary School

pmnicholson@olatheschools.org

Crossing Guards Needed

All City Management Services is in need of Crossing Guards at the home of the Timberwolves!! Help us “Keep Children Safe” and get to know your neighbors. Let’s continue to keep Manchester Park Elementary the best school in Lenexa!!


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Seeking Substitute Teachers and Support Staff

Olathe Public Schools is actively recruiting substitute teachers for the 2021-22 school year. Know someone who is interested in working in the field of education and looking for a flexible schedule? Share the flyer below with information about the district's substitute positions!

Fun Run 2021

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A note from your PTO:

It takes a village and the Manchester Park Village is strong! The PTO can not thank you enough for all of your support and generosity. The Fun Run was a huge success on so many levels! Not only did we well surpass the goal of $25,000, reaching $33,690.62 but the Fun Run on Friday was amazing. The day was filled with parents, volunteers, popsicles, enthusiasm, dancing, and a lot of running by the hardworking students. A special thank you to Mrs. Steele and the MP teachers and staff for all their support in coordinating this event. Another shout out to the Fun Run Committee who worked for months getting business sponsors, prize donations, and planning the entire day, Natalie Hughes, Bri Harris, Gina Babb, Krystal Hager-Cowick. Manchester Park is full of rockstars. Thank you to everyone! It took each and every one of you to make this happen.

UPCOMING PTO EVENTS:


SEPT. 22nd: Papa Murphy's Fundraising Night

Make it a pizza night and MP gets 20% of sales back.

SEPT. 27th: Community Service Club Meeting 3:40

If you have signed up for CSC please join us for the first meeting of 2021.


SEPT. 27th-29th: Book Fair

SEPT. 28th: Family Night at the Book Fair 6pm-8pm

OCT. 2nd: Family/Special Guest Day at Smiley's Golf Complex 9am-7pm

Join us for our First Annual Family/Special Guest Day at Smiley's Golf Complex. Bring your Grandparents, special guests, family, or friends! Come and go as you please. Purchase your tickets at the door & be sure to mention Manchester Park. So many options for your golfing entertainment at any skill level! 2 Mini-Golf Courses, a Driving Range, and a 9 hole course. RSVP is not required but appreciated. https://tinyurl.com/FamilySpecialGuestDaySignup2

OCT. 7th: Son +1 Date Night 6pm-8pm

Mark your calendars and have your MP son grab that special lady in their life (Mom, Aunt, Grandma) and join us at Manchester Park for a fun-filled night of memories and good times. Get ready for a night of Laser Tag, Inflatable Obstacle Course, sports, games, and more! Tickets are $6.00 and only need to be purchased for the MP sons attending. The special dates do not a ticket. Due to covid restrictions, we will not be able to serve dinner or snacks. Weather permitting the event will be held outdoors. We will move inside if needed.

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Lunch Menu Changes

Due to supply chain, factory employee shortages, and delayed deliveries the lunch menus can and will change daily.

Below are options to help you keep up with daily changes:

  1. Parents can check the website before coming to school.

*** https://www.olatheschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=21282&dataid=40705&FileName=September%202021%20Elementary%20Lunch.pdf

2. Discard all printed menus, as they are most likely not correct.

Student Arrival and Dismissal

AM Arrival

Please remember to take all safety precautions when bringing students to school. This includes directing your children to cross ONLY at safe locations, at intersections or where crossing guards are present. Never in the middle of a block.


PM Dismissal

Help teach your children their car number so they can listen and be ready for pick-up once their car number is announced. This will help keep the car line moving. We discourage you from using a separate location to meet your child, but if this does occur, remember to instruct them to a safe crossing location. We need to be good neighbors to nearby residents and not block their driveways and mailboxes.


If you require extra time to buckle up safety seats or converse with a staff member, please park your car in the annex parking lot (by the playground) and walk up to meet your child. Do not park in the main parking lot, as that requires student crossing in car traffic.


We're welcoming and dismissing nearly 600 children each day, and this takes time to complete in a manner that keeps everyone safe.

New Approach to Spelling Instruction

Please follow the link below for details on the district's new approach to spelling instruction.


https://olatheschoolsorg-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/jlsteele_olatheschools_org/ETdneo9pu_FHizzv2aCG2q4BFQ0Gk_HWhMfRaeUoEiHJtQ?e=2CEs8y

MP Community Service Club

Community Service Club is back in business for the 2021-22 school year! Have great fun while helping our community. Membership is open to all students in 2nd – 5th grades. Students in KG and 1st grade may also attend if a parent joins them as a volunteer. Meetings will be one Monday each month after school and will generally last until 4:30. Our first meeting is September 27. Click the link below to sign up by September 10!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAEAB2FAAFDC25-20212022

Guest Bus Riders

With full bus rosters, we will not be allowing guest bus riders to and/or from school.

Yearbooks

It's time to order your 2021-22 Manchester Park Yearbooks.

A few things to keep in mind:


- Deadline to order is February 19, 2022

- No late orders will be taken

- All orders go through Josten's

- Cost, including tax, should be around $23

- Orders are not taken through the MP office

- We DO NOT receive additional copies to sell

- Link below has full information


https://olatheschoolsorg-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/jlsteele_olatheschools_org/EQ78pYBmi5BBrWJaqkoK4tcBbUlhut_CyUxv71NiPFAxLw?e=kdng0R

Reporting Student Absences

If your student will be absent, please call the MP front office at 913-780-7540 prior to 9:00 AM.

- Include the reason for the absence

- If the absence is due to illness, please include symptoms so our school nurse may track illnesses within the building

2021-22 will be an outstanding year At The Park!!