Principal e-Note

Dressel Elementary School

Friday, February 24, 2023

Winter Family/Teacher Conferences

Dressel Families,

You are invited to participate in our Fall Family Conferences from February 27 - March 10th. Conferences will be held either in-person or through Zoom. This is a time for you, the classroom teacher, and other support staff to discuss your child's academic growth, social/emotional needs, and other celebrations or needs. We look for 100% participation from our community and encourage you to work with your child's teacher to schedule a time to reflect on the 1st trimester together.

Below, you will find links to your child's classroom teacher, along with other support staff. Each teacher has one time slot available per student. We kindly ask that no matter how your family looks, each student has one time slot. This is important so all caretakers can hear and discuss topics together.

We look forward to a great Family Conference season!

Spring Pictures & Yearbook

Mark your calendar - Spring Pictures are Friday, March 3rd

This will be for new students or families that want additional photos. Only students that request a picture will be sent.

Paper order forms are due 3/3 and online orders are due by 3/13. If a student/parent wants a personalized name on their copy, the order must be done online.

Dressel Yearbooks for the 2022-2023 school year are on sale now! Ordering online is super simple and our deadline is March 13th, so be sure to order yours soon!

Cash and Check Orders Are Due By: Friday, March 03, 2023
Return envelope with cash, check, or money order payable to: Dressel PTO

Online Ordering Available Until: Tuesday, March 13, 2023

Read Across America

March 2nd, is Read Across America Day, we will be celebrating Read Across America Week next week at Dressel! This is a time to not only to continue to foster a love of reading and learning in our Flyers, but to celebrate our students as part of a nation of diverse readers. The Student Leadership Team has chosen a theme for each day to help students support Read Across America week and invite everyone to participate. There is also a Read Across America Bingo that students can participate in next week. The bingo sheets will be going home February 24th.
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2023-24 Kindergarten Registration - Coming Soon!

It's almost time for incoming Dressel kindergarten students to register for the 2023-24 school year. Dressel will be registering students the week of March 6th -10th

Additional information can be found at

Fishing Club News

Dressel Fishing Club sign ups are still underway. If you are interested in joining please use the link below or pick up an application outside of the art room. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023. Get those applications in soon. We still have a lot of space available.

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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run registration is open! This program is for girls in 3rd-5th grade. Please see the attached flyer for sign up instructions and additional information on practice dates/times. Participant registration ends February 26th.

Girls on the Run Volunteers...we are also looking for parent volunteers to help with the program. If interested in hearing more information please contact Jamie Haberberger,

DESIGN LAB NEWS MRS. LEMBECK has been added to student Ipads in grades 3, 4, & 5. We will be using this platform in our Design Lab. We are constantly searching for engaging and fun ways to work with our students in the areas of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. It is my belief that Minecraft Education Edition offers an effective way to practice these concepts within several curriculum areas, especially computer science (coding). Since introducing this game, students have really caught on and love using this. I have reviewed MINECRAFT expectations with students. Students are to ask permission before spending time on the platform. These same expectations can apply at home so that screen time and any/all collaboration with other students can be monitored, if families wish! Please ask your student about these expectations!

I agree with this quote from the website that shares many benefits of this gaming platform... "As far as non-violent, educational games go, Minecraft is arguably one of the best. It can teach kids the fundamentals of programming skills, teamwork, problem-solving, project management, and offers a fantastic environment to foster creativity and “out of the box” thinking."

Morning Drop Off Reminders:

  • Walkers: If your student walks, please know they can not enter the building until 8:40. Please do not drop your student off alone to play on the playground or stand outside the building. This is a safety concern as there are no staff members outside to monitor students.
  • Car Riders: Before your student exits the car, please make sure you have pulled your car as far as you can down the side of the building. This ensures a faster drop off line for everyone! There are plenty of staff members who will ensure your student gets safely into the building.
  • Musick Road: Please do not drop your student off directly on Musick Road in front of the crosswalk. This is a huge safety concern for all!

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Save the date for Tuesday, February 28th from 4pm to 8pm for Dressel PTO’s Chick-fil-A Night! This will be at the Sunset Hills location.


You do not want to miss this!! Dressel’s Carnival is NEXT FRIDAY March 3rd from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets are on sale for $5 until March 1 at noon. Tickets sold at the door will be $8. This event includes REAL carnival games, prizes, snacks, roaming entertainment from CIRCUS KAPUT, photo opportunities, and KONA ICE available for purchase! You don't want to miss out on this, it will be an event to remember! Grab your tickets below

Want a way to help? Check out these volunteer opportunities to make this event go smoothly. We could not pull this off without the help of our Dressel Community!


SALE ENDS MONDAY!! Dressel has launched an official online spirit wear store. Choose from hundreds of designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days! To celebrate the grand opening, use code SPIRIT227 to receive 25% off and get free shipping on orders over $75. Use the link below to order.


Spring Picture Day is Friday, March 3rd. We are in need of a couple volunteers to make the day run smoothly. Please use link below to sign up if you are able to help.


Friday, March 10th is Ability Awareness Day for Dressel’s 3rd-5th graders. We are in need of some volunteers to help with this event from 8:45am-11:30am. You will help presenters with any needs they may have during their presentations. Use the link below if you can help!


Nominations are still open for the 2023-24 Dressel PTO Executive Board and extended board committees. You can nominate yourself or a friend for any position, but we specifically need a Dressel Cares Coordinator (helping families in need) and an Activities co-director (planning all of the awesome Dressel PTO events!). Please fill out this form by March 10 if you or someone you know is interested in joining our #ExtraDressel group of volunteers!

Electronic ballots will go out March 31, and the new board will be announced at the April PTO General meeting. Executive board positions attend monthly executive board meetings (meetings are typically on the 2nd Thursday of each month), participate in discussions and decision making, attend general meetings after the board meeting, attend PTO events, help where needed, and generally have a lot of fun.


Dressel Yearbooks for the 2022-2023 school year are on sale now! Ordering online is super simple and our deadline is March 13th, so be sure to order yours soon!


Grab your Motorola Razr to call your MySpace Top 8 - Dressel’s “Bring Back The 2000’s” Trivia Night is on Saturday, April 1st and tickets are on sale NOW! That is SO fetch!

Our Trivia Night is our biggest fundraiser of the year and proceeds from this event help fund things like teacher grants, teacher supply reimbursements, Dressel families in need, Dressel PTO events, and future Dressel projects.

Come out and show your support while having a great time! There will be a silent auction, raffles, 50/50 tickets, and more!

Register your standard 8 person or VIP table now -

Make sure to check out your child’s teacher’s weekly email for links to help with grade level silent auction baskets! We would really appreciate your support!

Save the date for the next Dad’s Club meeting on Tuesday, March 14t. Location is still TBD. Come hang out and get to know other dads and find out how you can get more involved in Dressel. We are looking for fresh ideas for Fundraising and Service to the school.

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District News

Board of Education Candidate Forum is March 13

The League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis will host a candidate forum for Lindbergh Schools Board of Education candidates on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at Central Office.

This event is open to the public, and will also be streamed live and uploaded to the district's YouTube channel. The forum can be viewed by visiting

Five candidates have filed for three 3-year terms on the Lindbergh Schools Board of Education. Their names will appear on the April 4 ballot as follows:

  • Matt Alonzo

  • Christy Watz

  • Andrew Lawson

  • Paul Leinweber

  • David Randelman

Residents are invited to submit questions electronically or in person at the forum.

In addition, all five candidates completed a Q&A for district residents that is available on the district website.

Start Planning Your Summer With Us!

Join us at Lindbergh this summer for fun, friends and a variety of learning opportunities designed to keep your kids active, engaged and entertained.

Lindbergh Schools recognizes the importance of supporting student learning during the summer months. This includes academic remediation for specific content areas, as well as specialized programs for early childhood education, enrichment, music, school-age child care and youth sports.

To learn more, please visit

2023-24 New Student Registration Opens on Feb. 6

It's almost time for incoming kindergarten students to register for the 2023-24 school year! Elementary schools will be registering students beginning the week of Feb. 6.

It is very important that new families do not begin the registration process before Feb. 6, because the district is moving to a new student information system and will not be using the current SIS Portal for new families.

For more information, please visit

Registration Dates

  • Feb. 6-10: Concord

  • Feb. 13-17: Long

  • Feb. 21-24: Crestwood

  • Feb. 27-March 3: Kennerly

  • March 6-10: Dressel

  • March 13-17: Sappington

Important Links

Dressel Breakfast/Lunch Menu

Past e-Notes & Peachjar

  • February 27 - In-person Conference Night
  • February 28 - PTO Close the Kitchen
  • March 2 - In-person Conference Night
  • March 3 - PTO Family Fun Night