Sappington Elementary School
April 3, 2023
- 4/4-Papa John's Night
4/4-Lindbergh Speaker Series: "K-12 Career Development" at 6:30 PM
- 4/5-SPTG General Meeting (7:00 PM, Sappington Library)
- 4/6-Family Movie Night-sponsored by SPTG
- 4/7-No school for students. Professional Learning Day for staff.
- 4/10-No School
- 4/11-4/25: Sappington Virtual Art Show
- 4/14-Lindbergh Leaders Banquet at 7:00 PM
- 4/20-1st grade music program at 6:00 PM; Sappington Singers music performance at 7:00 PM (LHS Auditorium)
- 4/24-4/28: Sappington Book Fair
- 4/25-Librarians' Appreciation Day
- 4/25-School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
- 4/26-Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day!
- 4/28-Spring Carnival
Final General SPTG meeting of the year! Wednesday, April 5th at 7 PM
Come meet other parents and teachers and hear about the fun events we are planning to round out this year. AND importantly, come and vote for the 2023-2024 SPTG Board representation!
Email email@example.com if you are interested in any of the positions. Nominations are due by Wed. 4/5 at noon.
Are you interested in getting more involved? Do you know someone who would like to join a fun group of parents? We have several positions that are up for election this cycle (more info on positions on our Facebook page). You DO NOT need to be available during the school days to be a valuable member of our board. Our positions vary to include those with more daytime or evening time duties to work with your schedule.
Have questions? We've got answers! Hit us up at our email.
Need free child watch during the meeting? Make sure you sign-up at sappingtonptg.ptboard.com
Movie Night Rescheduled for Thursday, Apr. 6
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!
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.
Sappington Title I Family Survey
We are asking each family to complete this brief survey to gather input for our schoolwide Title I partnership. One of our agreements with this model is to provide family involvement activities to all of our Sappington families. Your feedback will help us better serve the needs of our school community. We know students learn best when everyone works together to support education. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
Lindbergh Speaker Series: "K-12 Career Development" 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4
What do you want to be when you grow up? Join Lindbergh school counselors to learn about our career development curriculum for students that spans all the way from high school to kindergarten! Elementary, middle and high school counselors will share sample lessons and showcase the career exploration activities we use at all levels, to help prepare students for future success.
Medicaid Renewal: Important Update
MO HealthNet (Missouri Medicaid) is now requiring families to update their addresses and possibly their eligibility every year. Families that do not follow the steps below will be dropped from Medicaid and have to reapply, so it is important that families eligible for Medicaid coverage do the following:
Watch for a letter in the mail. Renewal letters should arrive between April 2023 and April 2024. You will need to follow the instructions on the letter you receive to complete the process.
For more information, please visit https://mydss.mo.gov/renew.
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!
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 www.workatfirst.com
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 go.lindberghschools.ws/summer.
Make sure to "like" and follow our Sappington Lost & Found page!
Lost items will be posted periodically. Claim it in the comments.
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)
Log in to the SIS Portal
Click “Send Email” in the left-hand menu
Select which teacher(s) you want to message by checking the box next to their name
On the next page, fill out the subject line and text of your message
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:
Log in to the SIS Portal
Your username is your email address. Please use the “Forgot your parent password?” link if you are unable to access the system.
You can view the “Meal Service Balance” on your student’s dashboard. Look for the blue icon with the apple.
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:
Click on the Technology square.
Click Add Student; enter your student’s 10-digit Student ID and Last Name.
Click on Optional Fees to add the device protection plan to your cart.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Parent Lecture series
Yes, I’d like to learn more about Parents as Teachers!
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 LBarrett@lindberghschools.ws 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.