Principal e-Note

Concord Elementary School

February 26, 2023 : Week 27

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A Note from Mr. Moeckel

Our hallways were a bit more colorful than usual this past Friday. The spirit was strong across the board. Concord continues to be a place where smiling and laugher are common place. When children feel safe and have fun, we open the door to learning and engagement! If you ask me, laughing and learning go hand-in-hand.

Please take a look at the information below!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,


Mark Your Calendars

Feb 28 : Conference Night

Mar 2: Confernece Night

Mar 8 : Concord/Lindbergh Spirit Day

Mar 17 : No School

Mar 20-24 : Spring Break (No School)

Mar 31 : Themed Day - Dress up like your Hero

A few Notes

Student Arrival

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!

Recess Reminders

Please remember to dress for the weather and label coats with names.

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.

Conference Nights : Sign Up, Today

Conferences are right around the corner. If you've not scheduled your conference time yet, act fast. Time slots are filling up! Our goal is to have 100% contact with our families.

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?

Click Here to view conference sign-up dates and times.

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2023-24 New Student Registration - Now Open!

Concord Families: Our main registration week is behind us now, but FEAR NOT, you may register your son or daughter any time!

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
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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.

Library Notes

Hi Concord families! Concord library would love to share some of our awesome activities and upcoming events.

  • Read Across America Week - From March 2-6, our country celebrates the joy of reading and the positive impact reading has on our kiddos. During student library lessons this week, we will be participating in fun book related activities. If interested, students are welcome to participate in an at-home activity to take part in our Read Across America Potato Character Design Competition. Listen to this read aloud of the picture book Potato Pants by Laurie Keller. After listening to the book, check out this link on how students can participate in our Potato Character Competition!
  • Check out this link for details on a writing competition held by the St. Louis County Library. Third through fifth graders are eligible during the month of March. Join the creative fun!
  • If anyone has extra craft supplies or maker space items they wish to get rid of after some good spring cleaning, send them our way!
  • Thank you for your support! If you ever have any questions, you can reach me at or ext. 3640.

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

New K-5 social and emotional screeners for 2022-23

In the fall, Lindbergh Schools administered a universal social-emotional learning (SEL) screening survey to all elementary school students. This March, we will administer the 2nd and final screening survey for the 22-23 school year.

The district is introducing new SEL screening tools for the 2022-23 school year that will serve two purposes:

  1. They will help the district to evaluate the effectiveness of district-level mental health and social and emotional programming.

  2. They will identify areas of strengths and needs for individual students in grades K-5.

SEL screening is not new to Lindbergh. In previous years, the district has administered anonymous surveys that provided administrators with an overall view of student experiences within our schools. With this new screening tool, parents will have access to individual students' results, and it will also equip teachers to better identify students who may be in need of additional support in the areas of academic, emotional, and social skills.

Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screening (SAEBRS)

There are two components to the K-5 SAEBRS tool:

  1. Teacher observation risk-rating scale (referred to as SAEBRS)

  2. Student-rater screening tool (referred to as mySAEBRS).

SAEBRS is a 19-item rating scale completed by the classroom teacher and based on teacher observations. It is used to help monitor student strengths and areas of concern. This will be completed by all teachers in grades K-5.

mySAEBRS is a 20-item student-rater screening tool. Students respond to computer-based questions aligned to social, academic, and emotional behaviors. This will be administered only in grades 3-5.

Both SAEBRS and mySAEBRS screen for strengths and areas of concern aligned to the following domains:

  • Social Development: Students’ ability to understand social norms, empathize, and understand the perspectives of others.

  • Academic Development: Skills necessary for students to be prepared for, participate in and benefit from academic instruction.

  • Emotional Development: Students’ ability to regulate internal states, adapt to change and respond to stressful or challenging events.

This document includes sample screening questions on the mySAEBRS and SAEBRs screening tools.

SAEBRS Questions

For more information regarding the importance of SEL screening and how to opt out of SEL screening, click here. If you completed an opt out form in the fall, you will not need to complete one for the spring. If you are new to the district, the opt-out form is open until February 24th.

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Career and Technical Education Perceptions Survey

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of College and Career Readiness is seeking information from community members about general perceptions of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. CTE programs in Missouri schools encompass a variety of educational programs and pathways, including programs in Agriculture; Business and Marketing; Health Sciences; Family and Consumer Sciences; Skilled Technical Sciences (e.g. Automotive Repair, Collision Repair Computer Sciences, Construction, Law Enforcement, Machining, and Welding); and Project Lead the Way (PLTW).

This information is being collected by the DESE’s CTE Advisory Council and will be used to help guide the group in their decision making processes. Responses will be kept confidential and will be aggregated with other responses to help the council better understand how students, parents, business leaders, and educators see CTE in Missouri.

PTG News and Notes

Order Your Yearbook Today: Price increase coming March 1st.

Now is the best time to order your Concord yearbook. Prices are the lowest they'll ever be! Capture the moments by reserving your copy today. Purchase your yearbook before prices increase on March 1st! Enter Code: 14904

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