Mustang News

September 2020

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Message From the Principal, Dr. Todd

Happy Sunday Duello Family,

I can’t tell you how happy I am to have kiddos back in the building! The sound of the pitter patter of their little feet (and not so little in our C Hall) brings my heart so much joy! Even under the circumstances, it’s a beautiful thing and things have been going GREAT!

Friday, we had our first PD day and our focus with staff continues to be on doing Whatever It Takes for kiddos! We are here for YOU! Please reach out with any concerns or worries you have! We appreciate your partnership as we navigate through this 1st quarter. We have entered our first assessment window: Letter From the District

For our kiddos attending school virtually, we are still problem solving how to make sure we stay connected! Mrs. Hooton and I have created a schedule so that we can hopefully begin to attend some of your class meetings! We want to see, talk, and love on you! You are missed!


Dr. Todd

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  • September 2 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM
  • September 2 - Virtual Academy Library Book Pick Up 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • September 3 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM
  • September 4 - No School
  • September 7 - Labor Day No School
  • September 16 - PTA Meeting 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • September 17 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM
  • September 28 - 30 PTA Duello Read-A-Thon
School Counselor's Back-to-School Survey

Parents, please take this survey! When you are finished, have your student(s) click on the form and complete the survey if they would like.

Thank you! We are here to serve you in any way we can. Please save this link to our webpage with our contact information as well as resources that may be helpful.

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PTA Connection

Welcome back to another school year! We know this year is different for everyone. Our goal as the PTA is to keep everyone connected as one Duello family throughout the year. We are excited and hope that everyone has a wonderful school year!

First up is our annual PTA fundraiser! This year we chose a fundraiser that all of our Duello families can participate in especially since we can not all be together. We will be participating in a Read-a-thon! It will begin on September 28 and run through October 9. The funds raised go directly to Duello PTA and are used for teacher grants, family fun nights, and other school needs. Last year, we raised over 19,000, which funded the completion of the outdoor classroom, a gaga ball pit, and many other school needs.

We hope the kids are just as excited for the Read-A-Thon as we are. Keep an eye on the PTA Facebook page and your email for information.

Please join us at our next meeting. It is September 16, at 6:30 PM, via Zoom. You can keep up to date on PTA meetings and events on our Facebook page. It is called Duello Elementary PTA.

Thank you for your support,

Duello PTA Board

Duello Spirit Wear is For Sale!

If you would like to visit the Duello online Spirit Wear store click on the link below. We have many styles to choose from. The deadline to order is Thursday, September 10.

Mask Clarification Information

In all areas masks are required for staff and students (grades 3-6) who are less than six feet apart. We encourage opportunities for recess and outside activities that allow for social distancing to accommodate mask breaks.
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Virtual Academy Library Book Pick Up

Virtual Academy library book pick up for Mrs. Stillman's and Mrs. Swinney's classes is the first Wednesday of every month from 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Pick up is outside the main entrance of Duello Elementary. We are located at 1814 Duello Road, Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367. Please use this link to select your books.
Virtual Academy Book Request

Back to School Poem

by Sara Holbrook
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Duello Elementary School

Dr. Danielle Todd Principal

Mrs. Alicia Hooton Assistant Principal