Dressel Elementary School
Friday, September 8th, 2023
We have had a great start of the school year! Students have been working hard getting into the routines in and around school, digging into their learning, and continuing to build relationships. If you are looking for ways to continue to support your student(s), here are just a few ideas:
- Ask them about particular questions about their day (you can use your teacher's weekly communication to ask questions about their learning focus in each subject)
- Discuss peer relationships - Are they making new friends, How might they be solving problems
- Do your best to stay on a morning and evening schedule, especially getting enough sleep.
- Talk to them about the school-wide expectations.
- Help them practice their lunch pin number
A few additional reminders:
- If you are in the car rider line at the end of the day and need an extra car tag, please email Karen Kennedy
- If you are driving around our campus, please drive with extreme amount of caution and be a role model for our young children as you interact with other adults.
- Please label all belongings, especially as the weather is changing. This helps get items back to heir owner.
- Sunday, September 10 - Dad's Club Fishing 2pm - 4pm
- Tuesday, September 12 - PTO McDonald's Night
- Friday, September 15 - PTO Movie Night
- Wednesday, September 27 - Picture Day
- Friday, September 29 - NO SCHOOL
Enjoy your weekend!
Dr. Schoenekase & Dr. Albers
Dressel uses the free PikMyKid platform to improve the safety and efficiency of our pick-up process. Families will need to download the PikMyKid app on their cell phones. This free app can be found in the app store and will allow you to notify the school of pick-up changes, authorize others to pick-up your child from school, alert you when your child has been picked up or sent home on the bus, as well as help organize the car line during pick-up.
The registration process is easy. If you have not done so already, we ask that all families register with the phone application as soon as possible. Please make sure you register with your personal current mobile phone number or the app will not allow you to access your child’s information for security reasons.
If you do not think the school has your mobile number on file or if your child does not appear on your app’s home page, contact email@example.com after registration, with your child’s name, school, grade, and updated contact information for you.
Anyone who will be picking up your child should also register themselves with the application. Their screen will be blank and they will not have any authorization until you allow it within the app.
PTO Meeting Change
PTO is excited to welcome Dr. Tony Lake to Dressel for his annual Listening and Learning presentation on October 12th at 7 PM in the Dressel cafeteria. During the presentation, you will learn about the District's strategic planning process, our participation in the Missouri Success-Ready Students Network, and our upcoming priorities for facility improvements.
To align with Dr. Lake's presentation, we will be changing the time of our first PTO meeting of the year from September 14th to October 12th. The PTO meeting will directly follow Dr. Lake's presentation.
Class Party Volunteers Needed
There is still time to volunteer to be on the classroom party planning committee for your child’s grade! There is also still an opportunity to volunteers as the room parent for the following classes: Eads and Thurmond. The room parent will serve on the grade level committee and be responsible for communicating party plans with the teacher and ensuring the parties run smoothly on the day of. Sign ups end Friday, September 15 so that the committees can begin planning! Use this link to sign up: https://gforms.app/RORjCMr
5th Grade Class Fundraiser - Car Wash
Support the 5th Grade Class Party and get your car washed at the same time! Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. All proceeds will be used to help fund the party!
Fishing with Dad's Club
Join Dressel Dad's Club on September 10 at 2:00 PM for fishing at Watson Trails Park!
No need to cook dinner on Tuesday, September 12th! Dressel's popular McDonald's Night will be back from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. There will be some special guests too!
We are also looking for volunteers to greet customers, help clear tables, and run food to tables or vehicles during McDonald’s Night. Use this link to sign up: McDonald's Night SignUpGenius
Outdoor Movie Night
The students have voted and our annual Movie Night on September 15 will feature Disney’s Elemental! Admission is free! Kona Ice, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase. Please bring your own chairs and blankets. The movie will start at 7:45 PM!
Lindbergh District News
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.
LPAC Speaker Series: Promoting Equity in Special Education 6-7 p.m., Sept. 20
Please join us for LPAC's first virtual presentation of the year, featuring guest speakers Dr. Sheriah Mason, director of inclusion, equity and diversity for Lindbergh Schools; and Dr. Michael Maclin, executive director of equity for Special School District. LPAC is the Lindbergh Parent Advisory Council for special education.
Your Voice Matters: Strategic Plan Community Events
Lindbergh Schools invites all parents, staff and Lindbergh community members to participate in one of four community engagement events during the week of Sept. 11. Feedback collected during these events will inform the development of the district's next five-year strategic plan.
We want to hear from as many members of the community as possible, so please share this invitation and make every effort to attend one of the following events during the week of Sept. 11. We appreciate your feedback and support!
What: Lindbergh Strategic Planning Community Engagement Events
When: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12
Location: Truman Middle School cafeteria, 12225 Eddie and Park Road
When: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14
Location: Sperreng Middle School cafeteria, 12111 Tesson Ferry Road
Gifted Association of Missouri Virtual Speaker Series: Parenting Gifted Children 7-8 p.m., Sept. 18
Gifted Association of Missouri Virtual Speaker Series: Parenting Gifted Children
7-8 p.m., Sept. 18
Please join us as Aisha Hasan speaks on the topic of “Parenting Gifted Children.” Parenting is hard, and parenting a gifted child has unique challenges. Learn about the important role parents play, the unexpected traits that can make parenting gifted children easier (empathy, gratitude, and mindset), and how to create a support network to enhance and empower your parenting skills.
Lindbergh Distinguished Awards Banquet 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept 27
The Lindbergh community is invited to join the Lindbergh High School Alumni Association for a special evening, as we celebrate this year’s Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Educators, and Hall of Fame Athletes!
Lindbergh Schools Foundation Community Breakfast Sponsorships
The Lindbergh Schools Foundation will host its fourth annual Community Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 27, and they are looking for businesses and families who would like to sponsor this community event! All proceeds benefit Lindbergh students and staff.