Ms. Jessup's Class Newsletter

Feburary 3, 2014

Acuity Practice at Home

All fifth grade students are working on mastering fifth grade concepts in language arts and mathematics through the interactive digital resources on the site calledAcuity. Students can access this website at school and home. You can reach this site by going to "" Each evening as part of homework, it will be expected for students to tackle at least one concept in math and language arts. Your child will write down the topic and score in student planner. Your child should be asking you to initial next to the topics recorded in planner each evening. If your child has trouble logging in, please let me know. All students have utilized this program during school hours. Acuity Language Arts Study practice can be counted toward monthly reading minutes goal.

Book Fair Week

Monday, Feb. 3rd 2014 at 8:45am to Friday, Feb. 7th 2014 at 3:30pm

Line Creek Elementary Media Center

Hi Everyone!

Just a few reminders regarding the Book Fair - Monday February 3 - Friday, February 7

  • Students are welcome anytime throughout the day except during lunch from 12:00 – 12:40. **We will make exceptions during lunch if a child is with a visiting parent. ***
  • The cheapest item at the fair is .54 cents. All students will have a chance to browse the Fair during their scheduled class time.
  • Family Night is Wednesday, February 5 from 3:30 to 7:00 pm. Please mark your calendar!

Ms. Boshard

Library Media Specialist

Line Creek Elementary

Elementary Fitness Night

Tuesday, Feb. 4th 2014 at 5-7pm

6720 NW 64th St

Kansas City, MO

7th Annual Park Hill Elementary Fitness Night

Fitness is FUN

Dear Parents,

You are invited to join in all the festivities at the 7th Annual Fitness is FUN Family Fitness Night! This event will consist of a variety of FUN activities promoting a Healthy Well-Being. It is an open house format so come when you can and enjoy. This event is designed for families. Kids must have an adult chaperone attending with them.

Where: Lakeview Middle School

When: Tuesday, February 4th

Time: Open House 5:00pm to 6:30pm

What to Wear: Tennis shoes and comfortable clothing

What to Expect: A FREE Night filled with FUN and Fitness.

Some of the activities include: bowling, speed stacks, rock wall climbing, badminton, beach ball volleyball, Hop Sports, and much more…

Special Guests: Look forward to businesses and organizations to feature

local services and activities.

We hope to see you there,

Park Hill Elementary

Physical Education

Family Volunteering at District Clothing Center

The district PTA coordinates and runs the district Clothing Center located at 8009 N Atkins, just south of Congress Middle and the Gerner Family Early Education Center. The Clothing Center provides free, gently used clothing and new socks and underwear to any Park Hill student K-12.

February and March are our months for assisting the Park Hill District Clothing Center and we are looking for volunteers! Children are welcome to go with you on the sorting dates which are Thursdays Feb 13, 20 & 27 and March 6, 13, 27 from 9am-noon. The volunteer shifts to help shoppers are not open to children (adult volunteers only please) are Tuesdays Feb 4, 18 & Mar 4, 25 with two shift times to cover 10am-noon and 5pm-7pm. We need to be sure we have our sorting and volunteer shifts covered, please sign-up at LC PTA Clothing Center Sign-up. If you have any questions please contact Jen Johnson our committee lead at

Thank you,

Line Creek Elementary PTA

Yearbook Orders

Yearbook orders are being taken now. You won’t want to miss out on any memories captured in the 2013-2014 Line Creek Yearbook.

 Make checks payable to Line Creek PTA:

 Standard Yearbook: $11.00

 Personalized Yearbook: $16.00

 Current Events insert: add $2.00

 New Package options are available this year.

Yearbook orders are due on February 14, 2013.

Order forms can be returned to the student’s teachers or placed online at

If you have pictures you have taken at the school and would like to share them, send them to Karen Phillips at

Valentine's Day Party

Friday, Feb. 14th 2014 at 2-3pm

5801 NW Waukomis Dr

Kansas City, MO

We have 22 students in our classroom.






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Student Showcase

We are busy planning for our second annual Student Showcase (Student-Led Conference) on Thursday, February 20, 2014! Con-ferences will be held from 5:00-7:30pm.

If you haven’t scheduled your conference yet, please call the school office at 359.4320 to schedule one today.

You may be asking, “What does a student-led conference look like?” In a student-led conference, your child will do most of the talking. It will be a time for your child to review and explain his or her third quarter mid-term progress and data notebook. He or she may have samples of work to share or may have areas of the classroom to show you. Teachers will be in the classroom, but your child is expected to lead the conference.

Student Showcase Sign-Up

Has your family signed up for Student Showcase? (See below.)

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Father Daughter Dance for Park Hill South Feeder Schools

Saturday, March 1st 2014 at 6-9pm

4500 NW River Park Dr

Kansas City, MO

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Amanda Tillman and I am on the Park Hill South Student Council. On March 1st, 2014, we will be hosting our annual Father-Daughter Dance, with proceeds going to our Victory Bell Tower. In this fundraiser, we are hoping to raise enough money to finish payments for our Bell Tower that was recently constructed to honor students’ academic and athletic achievements here at Park Hill South. We are planning to carry out our traditional dance in a safe and enjoyable environment for students and parents to have a wonderful time that they will remember all their lives.

We are opening the dance to girls and their fathers in the Park Hill School District feeder elementary schools (the elementary schools that will feed into Park Hill South) grades K-12. The dance will be held on March 1st, 2014 at Park Hill South from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. There will be a DJ, a photographer, a variety of tasty treats and beverages, and even some fun activities for the students to participate in!

We would love for the girls and their fathers to attend, and we want to spread the word as much as possible. hank you so much for your time, and we so hope to see the daughters and their fathers at the dance!


Park Hill South High School Student Council

PTA Meeting

Monday, March 10th 2014 at 7pm

5801 NW Waukomis Dr

Kansas City, MO

Please consider joining PTA this year. Membership is only $10 and a great way to get involved at school. You can donate your time, money, or talents at various times throughout the year.

Park Hill Superintendent Dr. Springston will be the guest speaker. He will discuss the upcoming levy.

Father Daughter Dance for Park Hill High School Feeder Schools

Friday, March 28th 2014 at 6:30-9pm

7701 NW Barry Rd

Kansas City, MO

Park Hill High School is hosting the 9th annual Father Daughter Dance on March 28, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm. Please mark your calendars for this event. All girls at Park Hill Elementary schools that feed into Park Hill High School are invited to attend. This year’s theme is Candyland. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again this year.

Park Hill High School


We've finished Topic 7! Please see below for a review of the essential understandings.

7-1 Dividing Decimals by 10, 100, and 1,000

Place-value patterns can be used to mentally divide decimals by 10, 100, or 1,000.

7-2 Estimating Decimal Quotients

To divide decimals, use estimation and compatible numbers to make your math easier. (We learned how to use estimation and compatible numbers to correctly find the quotient.)

7-3 Number Sense: Decimal Division

The location of decimal points in decimal division calculations can sometimes be decided by reasoning about the relative size of the given numbers. (We learned how to use reasoning to correctly place the decimal point in a quotient.)

7-4 Dividing by a Whole Number

The standard division algorithm involving decimals is an extension of the standard algorithm for dividing whole numbers. (We learned how to divide decimals.)

7-5 Dividing a Whole Number by a Decimal

A number divided by a decimal can be represented as an equivalent calculation using place value to change the divisor to a whole number. (We learned how to divide a whole number by a decimal.)

7-6 Dividing a Decimal by a Decimal

A number divided by a decimal can be represented as an equivalent calculation using place value to change the divisor to a whole number. (We learned how to find the quotient of two decimals by multiplying the dividend and divisor by the least power of 10 that changes the divisor to a whole number, making the calculation easier.)

7-7 Problem Solving: Multiple-Step Problems

Some problems can be solved by first finding and solving a sub-problem(s) and then using that answer(s) to solve the original problem. (We learned how to solve a problem by breaking it down into smaller problems.)

Social Studies

Learning Goal:

  • Explain the differences and similarities between the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.

Overview: Pilgrims and Puritans in New England


1. The Pilgrims Arrive

2. The Pilgrims and Native Americans

3. Working and Celebrating Together

4. Life at Plymouth Plantation

5. The Massachusetts Bay Colony