Principal e-Note

Dressel Elementary School

Reminder: No School Monday, February 20th

Sunday, February 19, 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!

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

Happening this Week!

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Dressel Fishing Club News - Mr. George

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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."

Shout Out!

Let's show some love for our Dressel teachers and staff this February! Please fill out this form and your response will be shared with the teacher or staff member. Ideas include what about the teacher or staff member you love, something amazing they have done, a thank you, etc.


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!

Spring Pictures & Yearbook

Mark your calendar - Spring Pictures March 3rd

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

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Don't forget to buy your tickets to our CARNIVAL! Tickets 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!


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.


We have partnered with STL BootCamp for a fun BOY BAND BootCamp Workout on February 25th. Even better, it's a private class JUST for the Dressel community! "Rock your body" for a good cause - all proceeds will benefit the Dressel PTO! $10 a person, adults only. Spaces are limited so make sure to grab your spot


Interested in helping with Dressel’s biggest fundraiser of the year? We need your help!

We are looking for families or businesses to help us with our silent auction and our raffles for our Trivia Night on April 1st!

We would love donations for some hot ticket items! Some items include, but not limited to: Sporting event tickets, Blackstone grill, Nintendo Switch, Yeti cooler and more! Monetary donations to help us purchase some of these items would also be very much appreciated!

Our annual trivia night typically makes $11,000 and is one of our biggest fundraisers. It helps to fund teacher grants, classroom needs and so much more!

We appreciate our amazing community so much - thank you helping!

If interested, please reach out to


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 -


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.


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!


Nominations are now open for the 2023-24 Dressel PTO Executive Board and extended board committees. 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


Next Meeting is Thursday February 23rd at the Crossroads Sports Bar at 7pm. 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

SEL Screener Information

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.

NWEA Math and Reading Results are Available in SIS

The NWEA math and reading results are available in SIS. Use this guide for more information on NWEA and how to interpret results.

To access your student’s NWEA Math and Reading results:

  1. Log on to the SIS Parent Portal with your username and password.

    1. Note: Your username is your email address on file. If you have forgotten your password, please select “Forgot your parent password?” on the Parent tab.

  2. Under Current Academics (left side menu) - select Assessments. Assessments can only be viewed in a web browser (mobile or desktop) and not the SIS app.

  3. Select the title of the Assessment you want to view

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

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.

Important Links

Dressel Breakfast/Lunch Menu

Past e-Notes & Peachjar

  • February 17 - No School
  • February 20 - No School
  • February 23 - Dressel Dad's Club Meeting
  • February 27 - In-person Conference Night
  • February 28 - PTO Close the Kitchen
  • March 2 - In-person Conference Night
  • March 3 - PTO Family Fun Night