Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, November 18, 2016

Our Kitchen TEAM made a DELICIOUS Thanksgiving lunch yesterday! Thank you!

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Photo taken by Student SMORE Leader, Ashlyn Hines

Fourth Grade Music Program: Dress Rehearsal

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Photo taken by Student SMORE Leader, Eden Gilley

What's Happening at the NEST?

WE are COLLECTING New and Gently Used Hats, Gloves, and Mittens

for students to wear during the COLD weather!

Monday, November 21, 2016: English Landing SPIRIT Day!

{Wear English Landing colors or spirit wear}

Tuesday, November 22, 2016: Second Quarter Progress Reports

(Parents will receive an e-mail with their child's second quarter progress reports if their child is not making expected progress.)

Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27, 2016: No School! Thanksgiving Break!

Park Hill Academic Achievement Week!

Monday, November 28, 2016: Hat Day! Triumphant Toppers Theme Day
Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Sock Day! Successful Socks Theme Day
Wednesday, November 30, 2016: Eagles will come home with a special gift!
Thursday, December 1, 2016: School Popcorn Party! Perseverance POPS Theme Day!
Friday, December 2, 2016: Sweating Success! Exercise Clothing Theme Day!

Second Quarter Progress Reports and Report Card Timeline

During the 2016-2017 school year Elementary Progress Reports and Elementary Quarterly Report Cards will be sent home (electronically through e-mail) to families. If a family does not have an e-mail then a paper copy of this information will be sent home in back pack mail.

In the past school years, ALL English Landing students received a Progress Report or Midterm Report each quarter.

During the 2016-2017 school year Elementary Progress Reports or Midterm Reports will only be sent to families with students who are not making expected progress.

Second Quarter Progress Report Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Second Quarter Report Card Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Second Semester Student Leadership Applications.... COMING SOON!

The English Landing staff wants to expand leadership opportunities for our Eagles. During the 2016-2017 school year, student leadership opportunities will be available for Eagles! We had 382 students apply for jobs during the first semester.

Here is the timeline for the Second Semester Student Leadership Applications:

· Friday, December 2, 2016: Student Leadership Applications go home with every Eagle!

· Friday, December 9, 2016: Student Leadership Applications DUE back to the classroom teachers.

· The week of January 9-13, 2017: Students will be notified by their Staff Leader.

· The week of January 17-20, 2017: Orientation for Student Leaders.

· January 23, 2017: Student Leaders Begin! (Second Semester)

Thank you! We have almost reached our Parent and Teacher Conference GOAL: 100%

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English Landing Elementary School Achievement Celebrations!

The week following Thanksgiving, schools in Park Hill will be celebrating academic achievement.

Here are some English Landing Academic Celebrations

- Highest percentage of all students meeting the CCR index ever

- Highest percentage of subgroup students meeting the CCR index ever

- Top 15% of all schools in Missouri in 3rd grade English Language Arts

- Top 8% of all schools in Missouri in 3rd grade Math

- Highest MAP ELA scores in past 3 years

- Top 20% of all comparison area schools in 4th grade ELA

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Helpful Tip: Clip your student badge to your backpack loop!

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We are trying to reach a goal of 100% of our students having their student badge with them at school. We have not yet reached this goal during the first 67 days of the 2016-2017 school year. YIKES! While many classrooms have reached this goal, we are aiming for ALL classrooms to reach this which will take place when ALL 526 students bring their student badge to school! Can we do it? YES we can! We are the EAGLES! Eagles SOAR!


Clip your student ID badge/lanyard to the hook on your backpack.

Kingsley, first grade student, displays what she does each evening before leaving English Landing . Attaching her badge and lanyard to her backpack has worked for her!

The COLD Weather is COMING!

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We are collecting new and gently used hats, gloves, and mittens for our students to wear during outdoor recess. The collection bin is located in the school office. Thanks for supporting our English Landing Cub Scouts as they work to keep our eagles WARM this winter.

Collection Dates: November 9 through November 30, 2016

Looking for Shoe Boxes for Maker Space

Do you have any empty shoe boxes that need a new home?

The library needs your help! First grade is ready to begin their MakerSpace event following our Adopt a Pet research unit. First graders need shoe boxes…lots of shoe boxes! The vision, is for each student to have one shoebox to create a habitat for their researched pet. That means MakerSpace needs close to 100 boxes. We would love any donations! Thank you!

English Landing T-Shirt Sales! ($10.00)

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Career Share for the GUYS on Friday, December 2, 2016

Thanks to the following Guys for volunteering to spend time in their child's classroom next Friday:
  • Matt Oakley
  • Adam Lynch
  • Mike Gabrick
  • Shane Osterhaus
  • Bob Niehues
  • Dustin Lundberg
  • Luke McKinney
  • Andy Beck
  • Raleigh Strobel
  • Donavon Ginnings
  • Ken Paulakovich
  • Jay Felton
  • Chris Newman
  • Dave Affotter
  • Cliff McDonald
  • Jason Barzee
  • Travis Verdi
  • Aaron Ensminger
  • Ryan Vap
  • Mike Green
  • Brian Casey
  • Troy Majors
  • Doug Burgess

*Remember our Career Share for the GALS will take place next semester!

Remaining 2016-2017 Evening Grade Level Music Programs

Third Grade: Thursday, December 15, 2016: 7pm “When I Grow Up”

Second Grade: Thursday, February 16, 2017: 7pm “Hats”

First Grade: Thursday, March 9, 2017: 7pm “Squirm”

Kindergarten: Thursday, April 13, 2017: 7pm “Baby Beluga”

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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Park Hill STAR Awards

Park Hill Star Award

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 form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.

Please nominate a Park Hill Star today!

Park Hill Star nomination form

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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