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2022-23 Shawnee Mission PTA Parents as Teachers Family Group Connections.

Shawnee Mission Parent as Teachers has centered our events around parents' topic of interest.  Group connections are an opportunity for parents to increase social connections, discover new ideas for addressing the day-to-day challenges of parenting and share information about child development.

As soon as the details of each event are published, you can click on the event's name (highlighted in BOLD) in the first column.  The event flyer will show you more information about that particular Group Connection.   Some PTA events are TBD waiting to announce times/place for their events.  As soon as we know the place and times, they will be published below.   

Group Connection Date Time Location*
PTA Walk N' Read Event Saturday, Aug. 27 - Sept 5  9- 10:30 am Antioch Park*
Adult Yoga Class Saturday, Sept. 10  9 - 10am ECEC MPR
PTA Learn N' Play Event Saturday, Sep. 17  9 - 11:30am    ECEC Play Center
CPR Infant/Toddler Class (no certificate) Thursday, Sept. 22  6:30 - 8pm CAA 2078
Infant/Toddler Sleep Presentation Thursday, Oct. 6  6:30 - 8:30pm CAA 2041
PTA Touch-a-Truck Friday, Oct. 7 9 - 11am Project Blue Eagle
Fun Fall Scavenger Hunt Saturday, Oct. 22  9:30am - 5pm CAA N. Side Trail
PTA Movin' N' Groovin' - Happy Feet Saturday, Nov. 5  2:30 pm Happy Feet Merriam
Supporting BIG Emotions Class Thursday, Nov.  10 5:30 - 7pm CAA 2041
Child Yoga Class Wednesday, Nov. 16  5:30 - 6:30 CAA 2041
PTA Holiday Take N' Make Fri. & Sat. Dec. 2 & 3  9 - 10am  ECEC
Toilet Learning Class Wednesday, Dec.  14  6:30 - 8:30pm CAA 2041
Sat. Play Center w/Mini BLOCK Fest Saturday, Dec.  17  9:30 - 11:30am     ECEC Play Center
 PTA Little Gym - Full                       (2023) Sunday, Jan. 15 TBD Little Gym* PV
Solving Behaviors Before They Happen Thursday, Jan. 19  6:30 - 8pm CAA 2014
Sat, Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest Saturday, Jan, 21 9:30 - 11:30am ECEC Play Center
Bistro Nutrition Night Thursday, Jan. 26 6:30 - 8pm CAA Bistro
Adult Yoga Class Thursday, Feb.  1 5 - 6pm ECEC
PTA Valentine Cookie Decorating Friday, Feb., 10 TBD CAA Bistro
Sat. Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest Saturday, Feb. 25 9:30 - 11:30am ECEC Play Center
Sleep Training Class Thursday, March 2 6:30 - 8:30pm CAA 2014
PTA Fire Station Tour Thursday, March 4 9 - 11am Lenexa Fire 1
All about Safety Tour Wednesday, March 29 10-11 am & 6-7pm Charlie's House
Feel The Feelings Tuesday, April 4  6:30 - 8pm CAA 2041
Child Yoga Saturday, April 22 8:30 - 9:30am Tomahawk Gym
PTA Explore with Nature Saturday, April 22 9 - 10:30am CAA North Side
PTA Sensory Saturday Event Saturday, May 6 9 - 10:30am TBD
Infant Massage Tuesday, May 9 10 - noon CAA 2041
Toilet Learning Class Wednesday, May 10  6:30 - 8:30pm CAA 2041


Event locations above are as follows:

*Center for Academic Achievement (CAA):     8200 W. 71st Street, O.P., KS  66204

*Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC):    6701 W. 83rd Street, O.P., KS  66204

*Little Gym:     6931 Tomahawk Road. PV, KS 66206     

*Antioch Park:      6501 Antioch Rd, Merriam, KS  66202   

*Charlie's House    2425 Campbell Street, Kansas City, MO  64108

*Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead:  13800 Switzer Rd,, Overland Park, KS  66221

*HappyFeet Kansas City Soccer:  9701 W. 67th Street, Merriam, KS  66203                                 

Tomahawk Elementary School:       6301 W. 78th Street, OP, KS  66204 (Gym) Yoga Class )see below

SM Career & Tech Center:     11475 W. 93rd St, O,P. KS  66214

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2022 SUMMER OF FUN PASSPORT

Look for flyers to help guide you and your family through the SUMMER OF FUN activities!  Please mark your calendar and come to our KICKOFF event on Wednesday, June 8 from 9-10 (see full schedule below).

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Shawnee Mission PAT PTA Walk N' Read Event - Saturday, August 27 - 9 - 10:30 

Inclement Weather/Health   Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers follows the Shawnee Mission School District schedule.  When severe weather (snow, ice, extreme cold, tornado, severe thunderstorms) is present, please listen to your local TV/Radio or visit our web site www.smsd.org for school closing.  If school closing are announced for the Shawnee Mission School District, then the PAT home visits, play center, and group connections will also be cancelled.  This includes classes, group connections (above), activities, and PTA events.  If a home visit has been scheduled, it will automatically be cancelled and your parent educator will call to reschedule that home visits.

Please Note:  If you or your child has a fever or has come in contact with someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19, there are more events in the futures to attend.  To keep within the district's mitigation plan, families will need to register for some of our events.  We will continue to offer small group sessions with health and safety guidelines in place:

PAT PTA Public Works Tour - Touch a Truck

PAT PTA Public Works Tour - Touch a Truck

PAT PTA Public Works Tour 2019/Scavenger Hunt 2020

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