Principal e-Note

Sappington Elementary School

March 26, 2023

Sappington Virtual Backpack

Click here to view past e-Notes and Peachjar fliers online.

Calendar Dates

  • 3/27-School Resumes
  • 3/30-Wear your Cardinals gear or red to celebrate the home opener!
  • 3/31-Spring Picture Day
  • 3/31-Family Movie Night-sponsored by SPTG
  • 4/1-Golf Tournament hosted by Sappington Dads Club
  • 4/7-No school for students. Professional Learning Day for staff.
  • 4/11-4/25: Sappington Virtual Art Show
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Sappington Elementary Dads Club hosts Golf Tournament

Join us at Forest Park on April 1, 2023. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 pm.

Register by sending an email to:

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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! And remember, right turn only entering & exiting our parking lot :)


We are mindful that some of our students will be participating in the month-long observation of Ramadan. If your child will be fasting during this time, we will provide the option of an alternate space during lunchtime. Please communicate this request to your child's teacher. Thank you!

Spring Pictures-March 31

Order your picture package by Picture Day and receive free shipping to Sappington.

Order online:

Order code: 76584KA

Please contact Mrs. Narzinski if you have any questions.

2023-24 Enrollment Projections
If you know your child(ren) will not attend Sappington next year, please send an email to Dr. Parker as soon as possible. Thank you.

2023-24 Class Placement Considerations

Families of current K-4 students-
The creation of well-balanced classes is a critical piece of our overall school planning. Our goal is to establish supportive, achieving classes where all students will learn and grow. Sappington staff are committed to meeting the educational needs of all students. A great deal of thought, planning, and time goes into placing children into classes each year.
Your child’s classroom teacher and other staff members (interventionists, resource teachers, counselors, administrators, etc) engage in many placement discussions to create equitable classroom environments that allow teachers to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of every student. We also discuss the talents and interests of each student. We work hard to ensure that each class has an equitable distribution of:

  • Gender balance
  • Academic peers
  • Personality and learning styles
  • Peer relationships
  • Class size

This is a comprehensive process and we take this task seriously. Every effort is made to place each child in a learning environment that is happy, productive, and successful.

As a parent, you have pertinent information about your child that you would like considered in the placement process. You have the opportunity to complete this form about considerations to Dr. Parker by April 2, 2023. Submitting this form is completely optional. *Do not submit for incoming kindergarten students. There is a separate process to collect input for these students.*

Please do not request a specific teacher. Such requests will not be considered in the placement process. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of this process and be assured we are committed to ensuring the thoughtful placement of each child. Final class placements will be sent in August.

SPTG General Meeting-April 5

Join us at our upcoming General Meeting on April 5 at 7:00 PM in our Sappington Library!

To sign-up for child watch during the meeting or for more Sappington Parent Teacher Group information and events, visit

Or you can reach them at

Sappington Elementary Art Show

Virtual Art Show dates will be April 11, 2023 - April 25, 2023. You can purchase your child's framed art piece for $25.00 (plus sales tax & $1.00 processing fee). Online credit/debit only. You can purchase your Sappington art here.

Board Approves New School Start Times for 2023-24 School Year

The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education has approved new school day hours for the 2023-24 school year that support more instructional time in the morning for elementary students, reduce traffic and improve safety on the high school campus by eliminating middle school shuttles, and add five minutes of morning time for secondary students who ride the bus. These changes were recommended by the School Start Times Task Force in response to feedback from parents, staff and students.

2023-24 School Start Times

  • Elementary school: 8:45 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

  • Middle school: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • High school: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Over the last few years, the district has researched and implemented new school start and end times to better meet the developmental and learning needs of students. A summary of the task force’s work and recommendation was discussed at the January Board of Education Workshop.

While Lindbergh Early Childhood Education’s hours of operation will not change, they are reviewing options surrounding instructional time to reduce congestion on the high school campus. More information will be available at a later date.

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.

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Congratulations to our 2023 Sappington Lindbergh Leaders!

Celebrate Lindbergh Leaders at Banquet on April 14

Congratulations to this year’s class of Lindbergh Leaders! These deserving individuals will be honored during a banquet on April 14, at Royale Orleans, and all members of the Lindbergh community are invited to attend. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased by clicking the link below.

The Lindbergh Leader Award is the district's highest honor in recognition of leadership and service, and we are proud to celebrate these outstanding individuals.

Now Hiring! Custodians

Lindbergh Schools Maintenance and Facilities Department is seeking to fill Custodial positions to help clean and maintain our schools. We offer competitive pay rates and benefits. Apply today to become a part of our Lindbergh community!

Click Here to Apply

Now Hiring! First Student Bus Drivers

LIndbergh’s transportation provider, First Student, is looking for qualified applicants to serve our community as bus drivers. At First Student, our Bus Drivers are an integral part of the communities they serve. They are committed to safety and customer service, and have genuine, caring attitudes for children. We are your friends, family and neighbors!

We are proud to offer:

  • Starting Wage: $19 /HR; or more, depending on experience

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training

  • No nights or weekends

  • To apply, go to

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

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Lost items will be posted periodically. Claim it in the comments.

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2022-23 School Year Calendar (updated August 2022)

Board Approves 2023-24 School Year Calendar

The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education voted in October to approve the 2023-24 school year calendar. The first day of school for students will be on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, and the last day will be on Friday, May 24, 2024. For more details, please click the link below.

How to Email Your Student’s Teacher

Communicating with your student’s teacher is easy to do, even if you don’t have their email address. This summer, Lindbergh Schools has removed teacher email addresses from the public-facing district website in response to security recommendations our district Technology Department received from the Department of Homeland Security, to help prevent malicious phishing attempts. However, teacher contact information is still available in the SIS Portal and Canvas, by following these directions:

SIS Portal (Grades PK-12)

  1. Log in to the SIS Portal

  2. Click “Send Email” in the left-hand menu

  3. Select which teacher(s) you want to message by checking the box next to their name

  4. Click “Ok”

  5. On the next page, fill out the subject line and text of your message

  6. Click “Send”

Canvas (Grades 6-12, and some elementary)

Lindbergh teacher contact information is listed on each Canvas course homepage. This information includes e-mail address, phone extension and office hours. If your student’s teacher does not have their contact information listed, please let us know.

Meal Prices and Meal Account Balance Reminder

As a reminder, school meals are no longer free this year. Meal prices are as follows:

  • Breakfast is $1.65

  • Elementary student lunch is $3.15

  • Middle and high school student lunch is $3.30

  • Reduced lunch cost is $0.40

Beginning this fall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is no longer providing school breakfast and lunch free of charge, so it is essential that families check their student’s meal balance in the SIS Portal and make sure that funds are available for meal purchases.

How to check your balance:

  1. Log in to the SIS Portal

  2. Your username is your email address. Please use the “Forgot your parent password?” link if you are unable to access the system.

  3. You can view the “Meal Service Balance” on your student’s dashboard. Look for the blue icon with the apple.

  4. If you need to add funds, click on the “Meal Service Balance” button to add money or view students’ purchase activity

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals can fill out an application for the 2022-23 school year. The free and reduced-price meals application is available as an e-form this year, and can be found on the SIS Portal.

Device Protection Plan Reminder

As a reminder, all students in grades 4-12 who are not signed up for Lindbergh’s device protection plan will be fined the full cost of any damage, loss, or theft of their device and accessories.

To sign up online:

  1. Go to

  2. Click on the Technology square.

  3. Click Add Student; enter your student’s 10-digit Student ID and Last Name.

  4. Click on Optional Fees to add the device protection plan to your cart.

  5. Follow steps to check out.

Families may also pay with cash or a check (made payable to Lindbergh Schools) at your student’s school office.

Contact for further assistance.

Please note that intentional damage to the device or accessories is not covered by this protection plan.

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.

Parents as Teachers Offers Free Services for Families

Parents as Teachers is a free program available through Lindbergh Schools, for families with children aged prenatally to kindergarten entry. The children in your household can be your birth child, an adopted child, a foster child or any other relative you are a guardian for.

Parents as Teachers offers the following services:

  • In-home visits with a Certified Parent Educator

  • Group connections for the entire family

  • Developmental screenings for children 4 months to 5 years of age

  • Resource network

  • Parent Lecture series

Yes, I’d like to learn more about Parents as Teachers!

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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for Sappington Elementary 2021-2022

A Message from Nurse Barrett

We will need a doctor's note, emergency action plan, or original prescription for every medication that is kept at school. This is required for every type of medication - Benadryl, epi-pens, topical creams, eye drops, Tylenol, etc.

Please make arrangements with Nurse Barrett at or 314-729-2460 x6510.

Remember - students are not permitted to bring medication to and from school.

Thank you for your continued support while we strive to keep our school communities healthy and safe.