Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, March 30, 2018

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How do I donate a yearbook to a student who would not be able to purchase one?

MONDAY is the deadline if you would like to donate a 2017-2018 yearbook for a student who is not able to purchase one due to financial constraints. When you go to the Lifetouch website, you are able to enter a donation amount of $13.75 which is the cost of a yearbook. Right now we have had 8 yearbooks donated to students.

What's Happening at English Landing Elementary School?

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Monday, April 2, 2018

  • D Day: Specials' Rotation
  • LAST Day to Order a 2017-2018 English Landing Yearbook!
  • EL Charity Student Team: Can Food Drive

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

  • A Day: Specials' Rotation
  • School Store is OPEN (8:25-8:40am)
  • Fourth Grade Field Trip - Royals Stadium (9:00am-2:30pm)
  • EL Charity Student Team: Can Food Drive

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

  • B Day: Specials' Rotation
  • Performance Entry Sheets for Variety Show are DUE TODAY!
  • EL Charity Student Team: Can Food Drive

Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • C Day: Specials' Rotation
  • EL Charity Student Team: Can Food Drive

Friday, April 6, 2018

  • D Day: Specials' Rotation
  • English Landing Spirit Day (Wear jeans, school spirit wear or school colors (red, white & blue)
  • School Store is OPEN (8:25-8:40am)
  • EL Charity Student Team: Can Food Drive

EL Charity Student Team: Can Food Drive

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Flyer made by: Student Charity Leader, Peter Ensminger

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English Landing Families,

English Landing’s THIRD Quarter Report Cards became available to view online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 4:00pm. Your first step is to access Infinite Campus at

In order to access your parent portal you will need your specific GUID #. If you don’t have this information please email Mrs. Wood at to receive this number.

Follow the links below for specific directions regarding:

This is the link for instructions to view your student’s report card.

If you need additional assistance please call the English Landing Elementary School office at 816-359-4370.


The English Landing Staff

Congratulations to our English Landing Cafeteria Team!!!

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Congratulations to our English Landing Cafeteria Team! Earlier this week they were awarded the Food Safety Excellence Award from the Kansas City Health Department. Eagles always SOAR!

2017-2018 Class Pictures for Sale: $5.00

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2017-18 Class Pictures are now for sale in the English Landing School Office for $5.00. Please provide the exact amount if you are paying with cash. Thank you!

If you would like to write a check, please make checks payable to English Landing Elementary School and in the memo line include your child's name. Thank you!

2018 MAP TESTING DATES for Grades 3-4-5

English Landing Elementary School will administer the MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) GLA (Grade Level Assessments) in grades 3-4-5 on April 16, 2018 through April 25, 2018.

The English Landing third and fourth grade students will only need to test during the mornings, however, the fourth grade students will need to test on one day in the afternoon and on all other days test only in the mornings.

  • Third Grade Testing Days: April 17, 18, 24, 25
  • Fourth Grade Testing Days: April 16, 18, 19, 23, 25 (On April 25, Fourth Grade will also test in the afternoon.)
  • Fifth Grade Testing Days: April 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24

A special THANK YOU to the English Landing PTA for providing a small snack to our students during MAP testing.

Career Share April Classroom Visits

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Dear Families,

Parental involvement in your child’s classroom is one of the leading factors in raising self-esteem and academic achievement. This can go beyond attendance at Parent Teacher Conferences and family nights at English Landing. We want to see you at Career Share!

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 his/her family to his/her classmates. Career Share is an amazing opportunity for you to visit your student’s 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.

So far this school year, 169 families have volunteered for Career Share. Our goal is to have EVERY student have a member(s) of his/her family come share in his/her classroom about their job and careers.

It truly means the world to our Eagles. Please take a moment to sign up for a 20 minute time slot in your student’s classroom to share with their classroom.


Thank you!


The Eagles' Events Team


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Tuesday, May 1st*

First Grade 9:00-11: a.m. and Third Grade 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Rain Out Date is the following Tuesday on May 8th)

Wednesday, May 2nd*

Second Grade 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Fourth Grade 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Rain Out is the following Wednesday on May 9th)

Thursday, May 3rd*

Kindergarten 9:00-11:00 a.m. (Rain Out Date is the following Thursday on May 10th)

Wednesday, May 16th

Fifth Grade District Track Meet 9:30-2:00 at Park Hill High School’s Track and Field (Rain Out Date is Thursday, May 17th)

*All field days will be held next door at Lakeview Middle School’s Track and Field except for Fifth Graders

Take Your Child to Work Day: Student Attendance

Dear English Landing Parent(s),

As families begin to make plans for Take Your Child to Work Day (April 26, 2018), I want to make sure you have accurate information regarding how student attendance will be documented on this day.

Up until two years ago, a letter had been sent home with all Park Hill elementary students stating that they would be counted present at school if a signed form and Take Your Child to Work Day reflection activity was returned. As of two years ago this was no longer the case since following this former practice violated the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines regarding student attendance.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education language regarding daily student attendance states: Students must be in attendance in an instructional capacity under the direct supervision of a certificated employee of the district to be counted for attendance purposes.” Therefore, if students are absent, for part or all of the day, on Take Your Child to Work Day (Thursday, April 26th), they will be counted as absent for the time they are not in school.

In Park Hill at the elementary level, we do not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences. Therefore, when a student is absent, it is simply counted as an absence. At English Landing Elementary School, we do not recognize perfect (100%) attendance. We strive for student attendance to be at or above 95%.

I encourage you to make the decision that best meets the needs of your child/family when determining if your child will participate in Take Your Child to Work Day (April 26, 2018). Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding attendance procedures for Take Your Child to Work Day (April 26, 2018).


Dr. Kerry Roe


Looking for Future Kindergarten Students!

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Kindergarten Roundup on April 30, 2018

Enroll Your Kindergartner Today, Then Mark Your Calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup Event

Families with children entering kindergarten in the Park Hill School District in August 2018 may enroll today online! Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.

Enroll in Park Hill

After you enroll, mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup event at English Landing Elementary School on Monday, April 30th. Our Kindergarten Roundup is an Open House format (5:30pm-7:00pm). Parents and students will get a sneak peak of our school, tour the building, ask questions and get to know the staff.

PTA Variety Show: May 4th

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SUMMER SCHOOL: June 4 to July 3, 2018

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Save the Date: Sophie's Run

Sophie's Run will be on Saturday, May 5th at Lake Waukomis. English Landing Fifth Grade Choir will be teaming up with Line Creek's Fifth Grade Choir to sing the National Anthem schedule for 8:55am.
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School Store Hours (Front Lobby)

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Musical NEWS Found on Music Room Facebook Page!

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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 Office Contact Information

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SAVE THE DATE - Early Release Dates

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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. Melvin, 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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English Landing Eagles S-O-A-R! Each Eagle...Every Day!

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





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