Principal e-Note

Lindbergh Early Childhood Education

August 1, 2023

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ECE School Safety Updates

Our students’ safety is our first priority at ECE Center and ECE West. As school safety practices continue to evolve, we are changing our practice of issuing access cards to families, and all current access cards will be deactivated by the end of the day on Aug. 4. This change will allow us to protect students by more closely controlling the individuals who enter our buildings. We appreciate your patience and assistance with this important improvement to our overall school safety.

Please take note of the entry and exit process for each building, which will begin on Aug. 7 for ECE Center, and Aug. 22 at ECE West.

  1. Everyone will be ID'd at a single entry/exit point. Retractable barriers will direct families to the reception desk in each building.

  1. At ECE Center, families will be able to wash their hands or use the restroom with their student before entering the hallways. Parents should wait until their student is ready to go down the hallway, and is with them, to have their ID scanned.

  2. ECE staff must scan a driver’s license or state issued ID in Badge Pass to approve entry for all adults who enter the building. Please note that this is a districtwide requirement in every Lindbergh school, even for parents and adults who we recognize. Badge Pass approval takes fewer than 6 seconds for any person who is previously registered.

  3. Badge Pass keeps our students safe by scanning for specific safety-related risks associated with each individual. This includes, but is not limited to, the Missouri sexual offender registry, child custody alerts, local safety alerts, individuals who are not permitted on Lindbergh campuses, and other circumstances as needed.

  4. When you are ready to exit the building, the front desk staff will disable the alarm so that you may exit.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we work to keep students safe at all times and provide a secure learning environment for all ECE children.

2023-2024 School Day

There are slight changes to the school hours for the 2023-2024 school day for ECE. The changes are aligned with the district wide changes in school hours.

ECE School Day Hours are:

  • Full day - *8:05-2:55

  • Part day hours are 8:30-11:45 and 12:15-3:30

*Before/after school care hours for full day students are 7:00-8:05 and 2:55-5:30.

Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher Night is on August 17, from 5:00-6:00. You will also be able to meet the indispensable Facilitators and Paraprofessionals that work beside the teachers each day. Again this year, there will be 15 minute segments of time where you and your child will come into the classroom to meet your classroom staff members. It is a small group, and just designed for meeting the staff and seeing the classroom.

Meet the Teacher starts at 5:00 pm in order to accommodate families who have siblings in elementary schools, (where Meet the Teacher starts later). Please follow the schedule below. If you have a conflict, please let your teacher know and come at a different time slot.

Students with Last Names Starting with the Letters A-G: 5:00-5:15

Students with Last Names Starting with the Letters H-O: 5:20-5:35

Students with Last Names Starting with the Letters P-Z: 5:40-5:55

Welcome our Faculty

With retirements at the end of the school year, we have some new faces and names. You will see the teachers in each room listed below:

1 - Pony - Early Years Lead Facilitator - Ashley Powell

2 - Dragonfly - Early Years Lead Facilitator - Tracy Austin

3 - Elephant - Early Years Lead Facilitator - Nikki Agrusa

4 - Fish - Rheanna Glon

5 - Turtle - Colleen Kubiak

6 - Giraffe - Jorgi Henry

7 - Lion - Lisa Janis

8 - Kangaroo - Anita Antal

9 - Monkey - Katie Therina

10 - Gator - Gabby Dierker

11 - Duck - Jessica Werkmeister

12 - Penguin - Emily Ulrich

12 - Penguin - Not Yet Final

13 - Hippo - Janice Schultz

14 - Piglet - Susan Brand

502 - Dolphin - Katie Schuller

504 - Bumblebee - Becky Kaletka

505 - Butterfly - Early Years Lead Facilitator - Jessica Musgrave

506 - Caterpillar - Teresa Darr

507 - Frog - Lauren Jenkerson

508 - Bluebird - Kathryn Menke

508 - Bluebird - Jennifer Wilhelm

510 - Bear - Kara Rose

Infinite Campus

On, or around, August 1 families will be able to see their child's classroom placement. While your child's spot at ECE is finalized at this time, the classroom placement is not considered final, and may have changes until the start of the school year.

If you are having a difficult time with registering in Infinite Campus, there is some information below from the district level. We appreciate your patience, and please know that your child's spot at ECE is already held for you, enrollment in Infinite Campus is required, but your child will not lose their spot as a result of registration difficulties.

2023-24 Annual Verification of Student Information

Completing your student’s required paperwork through the Annual Verification process each summer helps us prepare for a successful start to the school year. Each year, our district requires Annual Verification of information to be completed for all new and returning students. This helps us guarantee bus transportation, confirm contact information, assign teachers and create student schedules, learn about your student’s health needs, and make sure meal accounts are set up and ready to go.

We appreciate your patience as we transition to our new student information system, Infinite Campus. Infinite Campus is replacing the SIS Portal that has been used in previous years, and we are working hard behind the scenes to make sure everything is ready for the new school year.

If you have received your link and have been able to register, please complete the Annual Verification process on the Infinite Campus Portal.

If you have not received a link or your registration is not allowing you access, please email We ask for your patience as we work to respond to each email as quickly as possible.

How to Access Infinite Campus

To access Infinite Campus, parents and guardians must first create a new user account. This can be done by clicking the link in the Infinite Campus email that is automatically being sent to families each week. It is essential to follow the step-by-step directions in this auto-generated email, in order to ensure access to the verification process.

Helpful tips for creating an account in Infinite Campus:

  1. Use Google Chrome.

  2. Do not exit the Infinite Campus portal until your account security has been verified. Account security can happen in two ways after you create your username and password:

    1. Go to your email inbox and click the auto-generated link to verify, OR

    2. In Infinite Campus, select the person icon, then click “settings,” “account settings,” and “account security email” to enter your email address.

  3. Bookmark the Infinite Campus link in your web browser.

  4. Record your username and password for future reference.

What Should Your Child Bring to School?

We do not ask that any family bring school supplies. Your child's classroom will have all of the supplies needed. If you would like to bring a box of facial tissues you may do so. During the cold and flu season, we usually put out a request for tissues at some point in each room.

Security item - Child are sometimes more easily able to adapt to the change in routine or separation from their family with an item that gives them security. This includes items like a small blanket, small stuffed animal, or a picture of the family. You can personalize this to your child, but please make sure that the item is not disruptive, such a toy or something large.

Quiet time item - If your child has a nap period, or rest time, please bring a crib or twin sheet, travel size pillow and a throw size (or smaller) blanket for rest time. This will keep your child comfortable and feeling secure during rest time. These items will be sent home for cleaning weekly in their backpack or bag. The items used for nap need to fit into the backpack, there is limited storage space in their classroom cubby.

Spare clothes - Accidents happen at preschool. It could be a bathroom accident or an accidental spill that has your child needing a fresh change or clothes and/or shoes. Remember to keep these updated seasonally, and by size, as time goes by.

Book bag/Backpack - Your child may bring a bag of some type to carry home art work or other items that they acquire during their day. Please make sure the the backpack is not too large for your child to manage independently, and please no bags with wheels. The wheels damage many items that they come into contact with.