Sappington Elementary School
May 7, 2023
- 5/8-5/12: Teacher Appreciation Week!
- 5/9-Family Tech Talk supported by SPTG
- 5/10-National School Nurse Day!
- 5/12-Wear your Green & Gold as we celebrate our LHS c/o '23 Grads!
- 5/18-Field Day
- 5/19-Dr. Wuch's last day at Sappington
- 5/26-Last Day of School! (Half day/Student dismissal at 12:00 PM. Lunch will not be served)
- 8/1-Sappington Night at the Ballpark
Sappington Students-Join us this week as we celebrate our staff for Teacher Appreciation Week!
Congratulations to our Sappington Book Battle Team! We are so proud of your commitment to your morning meetings and hard work during the competition! #SappKidsRock
Family Tech Talk
Sappington PTG is happy to offer parents a FREE, virtual event about online safety. As summertime is upon us, our hope is to give parents more tools and knowledge about managing screen time, gaming and social media best practices, app settings for age-appropriate content, and more.
Join this virtual event at: https://trendmicro.zoom.us/j/98182279221pwd=QzAxSnJYZ1JlYWUxcmw5M3IzelN4Zz09
Thank you Farmer’s Market!
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 :)
Lost and Found
As we are entering our final weeks of school, please have your child check our lost and found. You can also preview and claim items on our Lost & Found Facebook page. Our final collection will be at the end of the school year. All items left behind will be donated.
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.
Last Day of School is Friday, May 26
As a reminder for all families, the last day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be on Friday, May 26. This will be a half day for all students in grades PK-12. School dismissal will be at 12:00 PM, and lunch will not be served.
2023-24 New Student Registration - Now Open!
Do you have an incoming kindergarten student in your family, or do you know someone who will be new to the district next year? Lindbergh Schools is now registering new students in grades K-12 for the 2023-24 school year!
Additional information can be found at https://go.lindberghschools.ws/register.
Check out our April Library Stats!
As a reminder...
Students will never be charged late fees for books. However, if books become lost or damaged, a fine will be charged. Fines may be paid via cash or check, made out to Sappington Elementary. Keep searching for lost books as the year comes to a close! Printed copies of overdue notices will be coming home with your student throughout the month of May. Emailed copies will also be sent out. Thank you for your help returning all our special Sappington library books!
How Do I Know If My Student is Making Progress on Their IEP Goals?
Lindbergh families are invited to attend a virtual presentation on May 11 featuring Presenter Scott Crooks, a school psychologist who works for the Special School District coaching staff. During this presentation hosted by the Lindbergh Parent Advisory Council (LPAC), Crooks will discuss how to measure IEP goal progress and problem solve to improve instruction.
When: 6 p.m., May 11
Topic: Lindbergh LPAC Virtual Presentation
How to Join: Please click this link to join the webinar
New Student Information System Launching Soon
We are excited to announce the launch of a new student information system, Infinite Campus, which will replace Tyler SIS beginning in the 2023-24 school year. With Infinite Campus, you will be able to check your student’s grades, attendance records, and other important information from your phone, tablet, or computer. You will also be able to communicate with your student’s teachers and stay up-to-date on assignments and events.
While parents will continue to have access to the SIS Portal for the remainder of this school year, Annual Online Verification for the 2023-24 school year will begin in May, using Infinite Campus. Please look for more information coming soon.
Lindbergh staff have been training regularly to ensure a smooth transition for district families. In fact, our new kindergarten families used Infinite Campus for new student registration this Spring, and their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We are confident that Infinite Campus will be a great improvement for Lindbergh students and families throughout the school year, and we cannot wait to show you all the great features it has to offer!
Be on the lookout soon for login information and helpful tips!
Purchase your tickets for Sappington Night at the Ballpark! August 1
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.