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PARK HILL CLOTHING CENTERUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
8009 N. ATKINS, KCMO  64153
All students in Park Hill schools are eligible to receive free socks and underwear once each school year. The Park Hill Clothing Center will hold a special event on Tuesday, August 5 from 3:00 to 7:00 at which students may register for the Clothing Center for the 2014-15 school year and receive their socks and underwear.
Also, representatives from Restore Community Church will be on hand to distribute school supplies and backpacks. There will be a limited number of backpacks and supplies, and they will be distributed to students on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no guarantee that all students will receive backpacks and school supplies.
Please read the important pieces of information below.
Important: Please bring some documentation that shows that your student is enrolled in a Park Hill school. This can range from enrollment papers to a card that shows your student's school bus service information. Anyone without such documentation may experience a long delay in being served or may not be served at all.
Important: The Clothing Center will NOT be open for regular shopping on August 5. Only socks and underwear will be available. The Clothing Center will begin its regular shopping schedule on Tuesday, August 19, when it will be open from 10:00 to noon and 5:00 to 7:00.
Important: You do not need to attend this event to register for the Clothing Center or to receive socks and underwear. You may do these things on any regular shopping day throughout the school year. The schedule for shopping days may be found on the Park Hill website, but the Center is normally open on the first and third Tuesday of each month with few exceptions.
Important: August 5 is the only day that Restore Community Church will be distributing backpacks and supplies at the Clothing Center.
Summer ReadingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Looking Forward To Next YearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Looking Forward To Next Year
Creating class rosters each school year is a cooperative effort at Chinn between the classroom teachers, special education teachers, parents and administration. Our detailed process begins with every classroom teacher filling out a “student information” sheet about each student in their class. Each student form includes information regarding the student’s academic performance along with other related information. Once the forms are completed, Mrs. Brooks and I meet with both grade level teachers and resource teachers to divide the students into initial class rosters. During this step, Mrs. Brooks and I try to balance each class lists so criteria such as boy/girl ratios and such are kept in mind. We then review every “Parent Feedback Sheet”, to help us in the placement of the best learning environment for every student. With all the information above, Mrs. Brooks and I then assign classroom teachers to each individual list.
One of the many great things about Chinn is the quality of staff we have at our school. Knowing we have such a great staff makes our job easier, however we do know each teacher has their own unique characteristics and that is why we value your input. Please know the Parent Feedback Sheet is not a form to request a specific teacher but rather an opportunity to provide valuable feedback for what is best for your child. If you choose to fill out a Parent Feedback Sheet, please return it to your child’s teacher or the front office by Friday, May 9th. As always, please do not hesitate to ask any questions.
New Volunteer Policy: Get Screened Before FallUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Board recently passed a new volunteer policy, IICC, and reviewed a new volunteer regulation, IICC-R, that will affect you and your school.

Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, all volunteers who will be around students unsupervised must be screened. In addition, the regulation includes a list of volunteer rules that every volunteer, whether supervised or unsupervised, must read.

We worked with several district teachers, principals, program sponsors and parents to try to minimize the disruptions this will cause to our schools while making sure we protect our students.

For more information contact Amy Haynes at (816) 359-6930 or
ImmunizationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Immunizations Required Entering Kindergarten

Platte County Health Department offers FREE immunizations for the following:
•Uninsured children and adolescents
•Children and adolescents who have Medicaid plans
•Children and adolescents who have private insurance that does not cover immunizations
•Native Alaskan children and adolescents
•American Indian children and adolescents

Your child can be immunized for kindergarten as soon as he/she turn four years old. Please call with any questions. Bring child's shot record with you.
Families with children entering Park Hill School District kindergarten in August 2014 may enroll now by visiting their local elementary schools between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.  Parents will need to bring their children’s certified, state-issued birth certificate, immunization records and two proofs of residency to enroll. One proof of residency must be a lease or mortgage agreement. The other should be an original and current gas, electric or water bill on which the name and address are provided.
If you do not know which school your child will attend, please check the district website at or go to the Park Hill district office, 7703 NW Barry Road, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to get the enrollment packet and locate your school. Feel free to call us at (816) 359-4000.
After you enroll, mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Roundup event at your elementary school on Monday, May 5 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Parents and students will get a sneak peak of the school, tour the building, ask questions and get to know the staff.
Chinn Olweus Bully Prevention Program Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Chinn uses the Olweus Bullying Prevention program to teach children how to combat bullying in our school.
“Bullying is when someone does mean or hurtful things on purpose and repeatedly to others who have a hard time defending themselves.”

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8/11/2014 5:30 PM   Back to School NightNew 
8/13/2014 12:00 AM   First Day Of SchoolNew 
8/26/2014 6:00 PM   Watch Dog Kick OffNew 
Hot dogs will be served
8/29/2014 9:00 AM   PTA Walk-a-thonNew 
9/1/2014 12:00 AM   Labor Day - No SchoolNew 
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 7100 NW Chatham Rd - Kansas City, MO 64151 - (816) 359-4330