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Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

Zoom Across America

The Greater Kansas City Links Chapter is partnering with school systems across the metro to host Zoom reading sessions for kindergarten - third grade students in honor of Read Across America Week, the nation’s largest celebration of reading.

KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

Newcomer Family and Community Engagement and Support

The Office of Newcomer Family and Community Engagement and Support promotes the educational success of ELs by facilitating inclusion, engagement and support of linguistically diverse students and families.

Our five Family and Community Liaisons act as cultural brokers between EL families and schools in addition to being interpreters and translators.  Services are provided in Somali, Spanish, Karen, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, French, Kirundi and Kinyamulenge. The Newcomer and Migrant Social Worker provides social-emotional support and wrap-around services to EL students and their families.  Services are primarily available to immigrant and refugee students who have lived in the US less than 5 years. 

Additionally, the Office:

  • Supports identification and enrollment of ELs
  • Collaborates with community partners
  • Provides crisis intervention and support
  • Manages Title 1c Migrant Education services 

Office Programs and Initiatives  

  • Voiance Language Line and other interpreter services
  • Newcomer Education Orientation
Board of Education

Jami Evans Arreola
Newcomer Community Coordinator
(816) 418-8916
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104

Anab Aden
Somali Family and Community Liaison
(816) 418-8938
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104

August Baw
Karen and Burmese Family and Community Liaison
(816) 418-8918
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104 

Silvia Rangel
Spanish-speaking Newcomer Family and Community Liaison
(816) 418-8921
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104 

Nteziryayo Kadomo
Congolese Family and Community Liaison
(816) 418-3467
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104 

Quman Jama
Somali Family and Community Liaison
(816) 418-3449
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104

Lindsey McLaughlin
Newcomer and Migrant Social Worker
(816) 418-5294
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104 

Natalia Rey
LSCE Office Manager
(816)418-3416
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104