Sappington Elementary School
February 26, 2023
School officially begins at 8:55 AM. This means your child must be in their classroom at 8:55 AM to be considered as arriving on time. We understand mornings can be full and hectic, but it is important that your child arrives at school on time so they are ready to begin their day, in their classroom, at our 8:55 AM start time. We appreciate your support! And remember, right turn only entering & exiting our parking lot :)
Please remember to dress for the weather and label coats with names.
Our upcoming Family Conferences will be held between February 27-March 10. You have received communication from your child's teacher about the schedule and your preferred format (in person or Zoom).
This is an opportunity to receive an update about your child’s celebrations and progress, as well as, set goals for the remainder of the school year.
Possible questions to ask your child’s teacher:
- In what areas are my child’s glows and grows?
- Does my child participate in class?
- Does my child seem happy at school and have quality friendships?
- Does my child seem rested, focused, and ready to learn?
- What can I do at home to help?
If you are interested in learning about upcoming board openings, please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next general meeting will be on April 5th.
Yearbook Images Wanted!
The online portal to submit candid images for the yearbook is open! Please upload any images you may have of your kids showing just how much #SappKidsRock! Whether it's fun at the Back to School Social, enjoying the Trunk or Treat, participating in the Fun Run, or playing sports with Sappington friends, we'd love to see how your student is enjoying their school year. Images can be easily uploaded here https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=16778 or by visiting https://hjeshare.com/ and using School Code #16778.
Nominate a Special Lindbergh Teacher for #TeacherProud Tuesday
Calling all students, parents, and community members: Lindbergh Schools wants your nominations for #TeacherProud Tuesday! Tell us about a teacher who works in our schools who has made a difference in your life, and they might be selected to be featured on social media as part of #TeacherProud Tuesday, a statewide social media initiative that is designed to recognize outstanding teachers and promote public education. On the second Tuesday of each month, Missouri school districts will recognize a #TeacherProud Tuesday honoree for going above and beyond, and making a difference in the lives of students.
2023-24 Kindergarten Registration - Coming Soon!
It's almost time for incoming Sappington kindergarten students to register for the 2023-24 school year. Sappington will be registering students the week of March 13-17.
Additional information can be found at https://go.lindberghschools.ws/register.
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 go.lindberghschools.ws/forum
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:
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 go.lindberghschools.ws/summer.
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.
Parents as Teachers Offers Free Services for Families
Parents as Teachers is a free program available through Lindbergh Schools, for families with children aged prenatally to kindergarten entry. The children in your household can be your birth child, an adopted child, a foster child or any other relative you are a guardian for.
Parents as Teachers offers the following services:
In-home visits with a Certified Parent Educator
Group connections for the entire family
Developmental screenings for children 4 months to 5 years of age
Parent Lecture series
Yes, I’d like to learn more about Parents as Teachers!
Make sure to "like" and follow our Sappington Lost & Found page!
Lost items will be posted periodically. Claim it in the comments.
Board Approves 2023-24 School Year Calendar
The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education voted in October to approve the 2023-24 school year calendar. The first day of school for students will be on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, and the last day will be on Friday, May 24, 2024. For more details, please click the link below.
How to Email Your Student’s Teacher
Communicating with your student’s teacher is easy to do, even if you don’t have their email address. This summer, Lindbergh Schools has removed teacher email addresses from the public-facing district website in response to security recommendations our district Technology Department received from the Department of Homeland Security, to help prevent malicious phishing attempts. However, teacher contact information is still available in the SIS Portal and Canvas, by following these directions:
SIS Portal (Grades PK-12)
Log in to the SIS Portal
Click “Send Email” in the left-hand menu
Select which teacher(s) you want to message by checking the box next to their name
On the next page, fill out the subject line and text of your message
Canvas (Grades 6-12, and some elementary)
Lindbergh teacher contact information is listed on each Canvas course homepage. This information includes e-mail address, phone extension and office hours. If your student’s teacher does not have their contact information listed, please let us know.
Meal Prices and Meal Account Balance Reminder
As a reminder, school meals are no longer free this year. Meal prices are as follows:
Breakfast is $1.65
Elementary student lunch is $3.15
Middle and high school student lunch is $3.30
Reduced lunch cost is $0.40
Beginning this fall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is no longer providing school breakfast and lunch free of charge, so it is essential that families check their student’s meal balance in the SIS Portal and make sure that funds are available for meal purchases.
How to check your balance:
Log in to the SIS Portal
Your username is your email address. Please use the “Forgot your parent password?” link if you are unable to access the system.
You can view the “Meal Service Balance” on your student’s dashboard. Look for the blue icon with the apple.
If you need to add funds, click on the “Meal Service Balance” button to add money or view students’ purchase activity
Free and Reduced-Price Meals
Families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals can fill out an application for the 2022-23 school year. The free and reduced-price meals application is available as an e-form this year, and can be found on the SIS Portal.
Device Protection Plan Reminder
As a reminder, all students in grades 4-12 who are not signed up for Lindbergh’s device protection plan will be fined the full cost of any damage, loss, or theft of their device and accessories.
To sign up online:
Click on the Technology square.
Click Add Student; enter your student’s 10-digit Student ID and Last Name.
Click on Optional Fees to add the device protection plan to your cart.
Follow steps to check out.
Families may also pay with cash or a check (made payable to Lindbergh Schools) at your student’s school office.
Contact email@example.com for further assistance.
Please note that intentional damage to the device or accessories is not covered by this protection plan.
A Message from Nurse Barrett
We will need a doctor's note, emergency action plan, or original prescription for every medication that is kept at school. This is required for every type of medication - Benadryl, epi-pens, topical creams, eye drops, Tylenol, etc.
Please make arrangements with Nurse Barrett at LBarrett@lindberghschools.ws or 314-729-2460 x6510.
Remember - students are not permitted to bring medication to and from school.
Thank you for your continued support while we strive to keep our school communities healthy and safe.