Dressel Elementary School
Friday, April 28th, 2023
Dressel Book Fair - Volunteer Opportunity
Dressel’s Scholastic Book Fair is fast approaching. Students will be able to preview the fair and make their wish lists on May 4-5. They will then be able to shop during the week of May 8-12. There will be a special shopping opportunity during Color Run and Spring Festival on May 6th from 9:30am-1pm.. If you would rather not send your student with cash, Scholastic offers an easy way for your kids to purchase their books with eWallet. Here is the link to load your child’s eWallet. All they will need to do is give their name at checkout. bit.ly/DresselReadsSpring2023
If you are looking for a way to be involved and volunteer, working at the bookfair is a perfect way to get started. Here is the link to sign up to volunteer…
Color Run Volunteers
Teacher Appreciation Week needs
Color Run Dad's Club Grilling
Earth Day News by Dressel Students
Hello Dressel families,
Today we will talk about the pros and cons with plastic bags versus reusable bags.
First thing’s first, we will start off with the bad things about plastic bags. One bad thing about plastic bags is the litter. Have you ever looked out of the window of your car on the highway and seen plastic bags drifting in the wind? Plastic bags are found in places like this almost every day of your life. A way to prevent this is by using reusable bags.
Another thing with plastic bags is you only use it once, and according to the Earth Policy Institute, “Currently 100 billion plastic bags pass through the hands of U.S. consumers every year--almost one bag per person each day. Laid end-to-end, they could circle the equator 1,330 times.”
Another con about plastic bags is that they are not recyclable. If they were, the world would be a better place. Plastic bags are also not biodegradable. Biodegradable means if you left it to rot in the sun it wouldn't decompose like a fruit or veggie would.
Now here is a reason why plastic bags are not good for the environment. For one thing, plastic bags release greenhouse gasses during production and when exposed to the elements. This is not good because greenhouse gasses are gasses in the earth's atmosphere that trap heat, which leads to global warming.
Now here are some reasons why reusable bags are good for the environment. First it's not a one and done thing. Reusable bags are called reusable for a reason. The thing with reusable bags is you can reuse them multiple times. For example, if stores started selling reusable bags instead of plastic ones it would be better for the environment. Also, reusable bags tend to be bigger than plastic bags.
Some cons with reusable bags are that reusable bags can carry germs. According to bagtheban.com “Reusable bags can harbor bacteria and viruses. Harmful bacteria can thrive in reusable bags unless users clean them properly after each use with soapy water.”
In conclusion they both have pros and cons, and it's hard to decide which ones are better for the environment. So I'll let you decide. Which one do you choose?
Written By : Emma Wright, Environmental Team
Contributor: Carter Hausman, Environmental Team
Bike Riders and Lost & Found
Also, as the year wraps up, all items in the Lost & Found will be donated at the end of the day on Friday, May 19th.
Nurse Stacey Health Notes
Our kindergarten, 1st and 3rd graders were screened by UMSL this year for vision. Your child/ren will be bringing home their screening results today. They will bring home 1 of 3 forms described below-
1. UMSL results stating that your child passed vision screening. There is nothing for you to do.
2. UMSL results stating that your child failed vision screening AND a Lindbergh Vision Referral Form. This means your child failed visual acuity, which is what Lindbergh typically screens for. We recommend that your child see an eye specialist.
3. UMSL results stating that your child failed vision screening. This means your child failed something other than visual acuity and is something UMSL screens and Lindbergh does not. This is provided as a courtesy; feel free to contact your child's eye care provider if you have concerns.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Stacy Hartley RN, BSN
Dressel School Nurse
Lindbergh School District
phone 314 729 2490
fax 314 729 2486
Change Wars are Coming to Dressel!
Elementary School Hula Hoop Contest - May 5
Lindbergh High School Student Council invites all elementary school students to attend the “Play for Q” event on Friday, May 5 and participate in a special hula hoop contest to raise money for a student scholarship through the Lindbergh Schools Foundation.
Quintyn Lewis, better known as “Q” to his friends, was a LHS student who passed away earlier this school year. All proceeds from this event will go toward the Foundation’s “Live Like Q” scholarship fund.
Admission is $2, and all are welcome to attend! The hula hoop contest begins at 7 p.m., followed by a LHS student vs. staff volleyball game at 7:15 p.m.
Even though Color Run registration is over, Spring Festival bracelets are still available! The festival is May 6th from 11am-1pm. This year we will bring back the foam party and dunk tank, but we also adding a petting zoo, pony rides, and so much more! Bracelets are $5 and anyone over the age of 2 needs a bracelet for entry! Use the link below to sign up!
We are looking for some help to make our event a success. If you are interested in volunteering during the Color Run and Spring Festival, please use this link to sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094AAAA62CABF58-20232
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner! May 1st-5th! If you would like to sign up for a food item or donate a gift card please see the attached sign up genius and sign up for a slot. There are also options to donate gift cards as well.
Save the date for the next Dad’s Club meeting on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm with the location TBD. Come 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.
We are looking for some Dads to help with grilling during the Color Run and Spring Festival. If you are able to help, please use the link below to sign up.
2023-24 School Calendar
The Board of Education approved a change to the 2023-24 school year calendar that will allow Lindbergh High School students and families to celebrate graduation before Memorial Day. Next year’s LHS graduation has been moved to May 22, 2024.
You can also mark your calendar for the first day of school, which will be Tuesday, Aug. 22! To view the complete 2023-24 district calendar, please click the link below.
Foundation Online Auction to Support Innovation Grants
It’s almost time! The Lindbergh Schools Foundation Online Summer Auction will begin at 7 a.m. on May 4 and run through 7 p.m. on May 5. Visit bit.ly/SummerAuction23 to register for the auction, and to place your bids! More packages will be added each day, so check back often!
New Student Information System Launching Soon
We are excited to announce the launch of a new student information system, Infinite Campus, which will replace Tyler SIS beginning in the 2023-24 school year. With Infinite Campus, you will be able to check your student’s grades, attendance records, and other important information from your phone, tablet, or computer. You will also be able to communicate with your student’s teachers and stay up-to-date on assignments and events.
While parents will continue to have access to the SIS Portal for the remainder of this school year, Annual Online Verification for the 2023-24 school year will begin in May, using Infinite Campus. Please look for more information coming soon.
Lindbergh staff have been training regularly to ensure a smooth transition for district families. In fact, our new kindergarten families used Infinite Campus for new student registration this Spring, and their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We are confident that Infinite Campus will be a great improvement for Lindbergh students and families throughout the school year, and we cannot wait to show you all the great features it has to offer!
Be on the lookout soon for login information and helpful tips!
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 go.lindberghschools.ws/summer.
2023-24 New Student Registration - Now Open!
Do you have an incoming kindergarten student in your family, or do you know someone who will be new to the district next year? Lindbergh Schools is now registering new students in grades K-12 for the 2023-24 school year!
Additional information can be found at https://go.lindberghschools.ws/register.