Principal e-Note

Concord Elementary School

January 3, 2023 : Week 19

A New Years Note from Mr. Moeckel

I know that I can speak for all the teachers at Concord, when I say we are so excited to welcome back our students. As the old dad joke goes, "I can't believe I haven't seen them since last year."

I sincerely hope that everyone had a wonderful winter break. The Moeckel family spent a ton of time with family. We celebrated birthdays, tried out some new recipes and learned a few new card games! We also ventured out of town to Nashville! We were able to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, too. My daughter loved the Taylor Swift exhibit, my son enjoyed seeing the Trans Am from Smokey and Bandit, and I came to the realization that I am a fan of country music. (I know, that is a strange place to have such a reckoning.)

Here are a few reminders as we return:

  • School Resumes on Thursday, January 5th

  • Have your children clean out backpacks, lunch boxes, and water bottles???? [We did this last night at my house. My kindergartener's lunch box looked more like a science experiment.]

We are all so excited to welcome all of our Concord Flyers back to school Thursday!

Mark Your Calendars

Important Dates

Jan 4 : Last Day of Winter Break

Jan 5 : Students Return

Jan 11 : Green and Gold Spirit Day

Jan 16 : No School

Jan 18 : My Girl & Me Dance (6-8 pm)

Jan 25 : My Guy & Me Dance (6-8 pm)

Jan 27 : When I Grow Up Day [Show us your dream job by dressing up to match!]

Jan 31 : Student IEP Information Night (District event - Details below)

Feb 10 : Adult Trivia Night (Save the Date : PTG Event)

Winter Party Update

Our unexpected snow day canceled our Winter Parties. As a district, the decision has been made that we are not rescheduling these parties. We are SO THANKFUL for all the amazing parents and caregivers that planned activities and crafts. Please feel free send in any thing that you would like the students to have. Teachers will either do them in class or send them home with students. Again, thank you for understanding.

Girls on the Run

We are gearing up for another great spring of running and community. If your daughter is interested in participating, check out the information below.

Save the Date: 2023 Spring Season of Girls On the Run begins at Concord on March 9!

Practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays, after school until 5pm

~ 5K: May 13 @ Forest Park

Participant Registration: opens January 17 (grades 3-5)

*Our team is looking for coaches - training provided*

Contact Annika Bartek at with questions, or if you are interested in coaching.

Student IEP Information Night Jan. 31

The Lindbergh Parent Advisory Council (LPAC) is presenting a series of informational nights to support families of students with an Individual Education Plan. You are invited to attend the second meeting in this series, from 6-7 p.m., Jan. 31, at Lindbergh Central Office, to learn about the Assistive Technology consultation process and to participate in demonstrations of universal tools available to all students who have an IEP. Examples will be provided for low- and high-tech Assistive Technology options that can be used in both the home and school environments.

PTG News and Notes

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Student Showcase : Sign Up Today

Concord Families,

We are excited to share that we will be featuring student collections in our Concord lobby display cases! Student collections can showcase anything from Lego figures, to books, to craft creations... the possibilities are endless! We hope this builds some community and fosters student belonging. If your child is interested, click the Student Showcase form for more details and to apply!

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Contact Information

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.