Group Connections and Events

Mindful Yoga

Mindful  Child Yoga

2021-22 Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers and PTA Family Group Connections

Shawnee Mission Parent as Teachers has centered our events around parents' topic of interest.   As we continue to plan activities, please be aware all in-person activities will require the attendance numbers to be limited, social distancing, and masks required. 

To view each event in detail, click on the event's name in the first column, you can view the event flyer for more information.  The PTA events are current waiting to announce times for their events.  As soon as we know the times, they will be published below. 

Group Connection

Date & Time


PTA Learn n’ Play

Saturday, 9/11 • 9:30 – 11:30am

EC Play Center

Infant Massage & Yoga

Tuesday, 9/14 • 6:30 pm

EC Play Center

PTA Touch a Truck

Friday, 10/8 • 9 & 10 am

OP Location

Fall Scavenger Hunt

Friday, 10/15 • start 9 am

Saturday, 10/16 • end 5 pm


North side

Toilet Learning Class

Thursday, 10/21 • 6:30 - 8 pm

CAA 2043

PTA Movin’ & Groovin’

Saturday, 11/6 • 9 & 9:45 am

SM North

PAT Discipline Class

Wed, 11/10 • 6:30 – 8 pm

CAA 2043

PTA Holiday Workshop

Saturday, 12/4 • 9 am & 10 am

SM North

Saturday Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest

Saturday, 12/11 • 9:30 – 11:30 am

ECEC Play Center

PTA Little Gym

Sunday, 1/9/2022 • 

Prairie Village*

Sleep Behavior Class   

Thursday, 1/13 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm

CAA 2041

Saturday Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest

Saturday, 1/22 • 9:30 – 11:30 am

ECEC Play Center

Feeling the Feelings

Tuesday, 1/25 • 6:30 – 8 pm

CAA 2041

PTA Messy Morning

Saturday, 2/5 • TBD

SM North

Mindful Yoga

Friday, 2/11 • 9 & 10 am


Saturday Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest

Saturday, 2/26 • 9:30 – 11:30 am

ECEC Play Center


Empower Your Child

Thursday, 3/10 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm

CAA 2041

PTA Explore w/Animals

Saturday, 3/12 • TBD

SM North

Taste of Toddlerhood/Nutrition

Thursday, 3/24 • 5 – 7 pm


Parent & Baby Sign

(2-week class)

Friday, 4/1• 9 & 10:15

Friday, 4/8 • 9 & 10:15


Toilet Learning Class

Wednesday, 4/ 6 • 6:30 – 8 pm

CAA 2041

PTA Walk n’ Read

Saturday, 4/9 • TBD

Antioch Park

Tough Topics

Wednesday, 5/4 • 6:30 – 8 pm

CAA 2041

PTA Emergency Vehicles Touch-a Truck

Saturday, 5/7 • TBD


Transition to Pre-school/SMSD

Monday, 5/16 • 6:30 to 8 pm

CAA  2041

Sleep Behavior Class

Thursday, 6/9 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm

CAA 2041L  

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                                               

*Shawnee Mission North (SM North):     7401 Johnson Drive, O. P., KS 66202

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 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:  Parents please bring a mask.  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 many events.  We will continue to offer small group sessions with health and safety guidelines in place:

  • Parents & children over age 2 will wear masks 
  • Appropriate social distancing will be maintained
  • School employees will wear masks
  • Wash hands often and use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol


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

I can fit!

What's in there?

How do I look?

Vroom Vroom

Look what I found!

I found all these!

PAT Scavenger Hunt
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