Principal e-Note

Concord Elementary School

January 16, 2023 : Week 21

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A Note from Mr. Moeckel

Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in honor of his life and legacy. This holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is close to his birthday on January 15th. On this day, many people take time to remember and reflect on the work that Dr. King did to promote equality, civil rights, and nonviolence. The day is also an opportunity to remember the ongoing struggle for civil rights and to work towards creating a more just and equitable society.


Brian Moeckel

Mark Your Calendars

Jan 18 : My Girl & Me Dance (6-8 pm)

Jan 25 : My Guy & Me Dance (6-8 pm)

Jan 27 : Spirit Day -When I Grow Up Day [Show us your dream job by dressing up to match!]

Jan 31 : Student IEP Information Night (District event - Details below)

Feb 6-10 : National School Counselor Week

Feb 10 : Adult Trivia Night (Save the Date : PTG Event)

Feb 16 : End of Trimester Two

Feb 17 : No School Students (Records Day)

Feb 20 : No School (Students/Staff)

Feb 24 : Spirit Day - Sports Day (Support your favorite team!)

** Spring Conference Dates : February 28 and March 2 **

A La Carte Cart Items for Grades 3-5

Parents and Guardians,

USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and

beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The standards, required by the

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods to

children, while limiting junk food.

The health of today’s school environment continues to improve. Students across the country

are now offered healthier school lunches with more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The

Smart Snacks in School standards will build on those healthy advancements and ensure that

kids are only offered tasty and nutritious foods during the school day.

While our focus is on offering nutritious meals to your student on a daily basis, your SFE on-site management team, along with SFE’s team of culinary & nutrition experts, is excited to offer students new, healthier snack items this school year that meet these requirements. You can expect to see more nutrient dense snacks like fruit cups, baked chips, granola bars, and fewer empty calorie snacks. We encourage you to check out these new smarter snacking options in the cafeteria! In addition, the revenue for smart snacks sales helps pay for other programs within the district. Pricing for a la carte items can be found in your student’s school Nutrislice menu.

These new regulations will also affect fundraisers held during school days and school hours.

We encourage you to click the link here to learn more about the important legislation:

If you have any specific questions your school nutrition team can be reached at 314-729-2400 ext. 8873 or by e-mail at

If you are not interested in A La Carte items being purchased:

Parents can put a dollar amount limit on their child's account if spending is getting out of hand. For example, if you wanted your kiddo to get a breakfast ($1.65), lunch ($3.10), and an additional milk (.60), you could limit the daily amount on SIS to around $5.50. This way if the student tries to order outside of that, the cashier is alerted to not proceed with the sale.

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Counselor Corner

Week of Jan. 9-20

Our counselors have completed their first week of lessons in 2023! Prior to winter break, we completed our 3rd and final lesson within the Second Step Bullying Curriculum.

They are shifting topics and focusing on Conflict Resolution strategies. Students will be learning how to problem solve using the S.A.V.E the Day method, learning about tone of voice, “I” statements, and making “we” decisions in order to solve problems.

Summer Camps and Activities Fair

What are your plans this summer? Join us for this free event to plan your child's summer activities with area exhibitors! The PEGS and LEAP parent group are sponsoring the 2023 Summer Camps and Activities Fair from 5-7 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Lindbergh High School cafeteria. Attendees can enter to win $50 for Lindbergh camps. Open to all St. Louis-area families. For additional information, please contact Teresa Wallace, PEGS Treasurer, at

Lindbergh Speaker Series: “Ready, Set, Kindergarten!”

Lindbergh Speaker Series: “Ready, Set, Kindergarten!”
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17

How can you help your student get ready for kindergarten? Hear tips from Lindbergh kindergarten teachers and learn what to expect during your child’s first year of elementary school during this fun, informative webinar!

In addition, we invite you to share this link with friends, neighbors and family who have incoming Lindbergh kindergarten students.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! webinar link (Passcode: 666444)

2023-24 New Student Registration Opens on Feb. 6

Lindbergh Schools will open 2023-24 school year registration for new students on Monday, Feb. 6. This includes incoming kindergarten students and students in other grade levels who are transferring from another district.

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.

Please look for additional details coming soon, or visit

Student IEP Information Night Jan. 31

The Lindbergh Parent Advisory Council (LPAC) is presenting a series of informational nights to support families of students with an Individual Education Plan. You are invited to attend the second meeting in this series, from 6-7 p.m., Jan. 31, at Lindbergh Central Office, to learn about the Assistive Technology consultation process and to participate in demonstrations of universal tools available to all students who have an IEP. Examples will be provided for low- and high-tech Assistive Technology options that can be used in both the home and school environments.

PTG News and Notes

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This dance is for the Concord girls and any adult who would like to accompany them. Don’t miss the fun and sign-up here:
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This dance is for the Concord boys and any adult who would like to accompany them. Don’t miss the fun and sign-up here:
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Calling all adults! Reserve your table for Concord Adult Trivia Night at
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Student Showcase : Sign Up Today

Concord Families,

We are excited to share that we will be featuring student collections in our Concord lobby display cases! Student collections can showcase anything from Lego figures, to books, to craft creations... the possibilities are endless! We hope this builds some community and fosters student belonging. If your child is interested, click the Student Showcase form for more details and to apply!

Contact Information

Winter Weather Update for Families

As colder weather approaches, now is a good time to remind families and staff how we prepare for potential school closures that can result from snow, ice, or other severe weather events.

In the event of inclement weather, we will decide to close school based on a number of factors, including student safety, bus transportation, road conditions and wind chill temperature. When possible, the decision to close school is made by 10 p.m. the night before. However, if the decision cannot be made by 10 p.m., then a decision will be made between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. the next morning.

If the decision is made to cancel school, all families and staff will receive a phone call, text message and email notification.