Principal e-Note

Sappington Elementary School

February 12, 2023

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Sappington Lost & Found

Calendar Dates

  • 2/17-Last Call for Best Wishes for Mr. Norton organized by SPTG
  • 2/17-No school for students. Records Day for staff.
  • 2/20-No School (Presidents' Day)
  • 2/24-Student Group Photos (Students may bring uniforms or shirts for their groups if they wish)
  • 2/24-Trivia Night sponsored by Dads Club. Doors open at 6 PM. Trivia starts at 7 PM.
  • 2/24-Sappington Spirit Store closes
  • 2/25-Yearbook Order DEADLINE
  • 2/27-3/10: Elementary Conferences

Trivia Night on February 24-sponsored by Sappington Dads Club

Join us on Friday, February 24th for Sappington's Trivia Night!

Doors open at 6 PM. Trivia starts at 7 PM.

Disney+ themed. Best dressed contest, games, prizes, silent auctions, and free beverages!

To register a table email, $200 for an 8 person table. The event will be held at the Crestwood Community Center at Whitecliff Park.

2023-24 Kindergarten Registration - Coming Soon!

It's almost time for incoming Sappington kindergarten students to register for the 2023-24 school year. Sappington will be registering students the week of March 13-17.

Additional information can be found at

Thank you, SPTG!

Huge kudos to our AMAZING SPTG for their planning and organization of last week's events.

Dr. Hamby, Director of Elementary Education, joined our general meeting to explain standards based learning. He also highlighted math and reading data that showed the growth of our Lindbergh elementary students! Thank you to those that were able to join and for asking great questions. Here is the direct link to our Priority Standards and Proficiency Scales that Dr. Hamby referenced during our dialogue.

We had such a wonderful time at our Family Dance! Thank you to those who were able to join and volunteer. You made it a huge success! Our students had so much fun! Don't think we didn't notice those dance moves from our adults either :)


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 :)

Recess Reminders

Please remember to dress for the weather and label coats with names.

K-1 Elementary Reading Screening Results

Results for the Winter 2022-23 FastBridge universal reading screening are now available for grades K-1 on the SIS Portal desktop version. This screening was administered to students in December. We will share additional communication soon, once the results for grades 2-5 are available.

To access scores on the SIS Portal, click “Assessments,” then “Reading Screening.” Note: This tab is not available on the SIS mobile app, but may be accessed through the web browser on your mobile device.

Sappington Student Group Photos-Friday, February 24

These student group photos will be featured in our yearbook. Students may bring uniforms or shirts for the groups if they wish. Pictures will be taken shortly after school begins.

Girls on the Run
Sappington Singers
Scouting troops (Daisies, Brownies, Cub Scouts, etc)

Morning Announcers

Sappington Book Battle Team

Sappington Spirit Store is Open!

It's a great day to be a FLYER! Show everyone that #SappKidsRock by sporting your Sappington spirit wear. We have some new designs for our friends and families in both youth and adult sizes, and have also brought back some old favorites, too. There is also a section for grade-level color t-shirts. Check out the store and place your order before it closes at midnight on February 24! Orders should be delivered in time for Spring Break, so order today!

Order Your Yearbook Today!

February is Yearbook Sales Month. If you forgot to order your copy in the Fall, here is your chance! Here's the link : (school code #16778). Or you can call the order center at 1-866-287-3096. The deadline to order is February 25, so order today! **Please note there is a $1.99 processing fee per order.

Yearbook Images Wanted!

The online portal to submit candid images for the yearbook is open! Please upload any images you may have of your kids showing just how much #SappKidsRock! Whether it's fun at the Back to School Social, enjoying the Trunk or Treat, participating in the Fun Run, or playing sports with Sappington friends, we'd love to see how your student is enjoying their school year. Images can be easily uploaded here or by visiting and using School Code #16778.

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.

LAST CALL for Best Wishes for Mr. Norton! Deadline 2/17

After several years of serving as the assistant principal at Sappington Elementary (and simultaneously at Crestwood Elementary School!), Mr. Norton has transitioned into the full-time role of Lead Principal at Crestwood Elementary School. The transition is bittersweet. We are thrilled about Mr. Norton's new chapter and we extend our biggest congratulations, and at the same time, his joyful and caring presence will be greatly missed at Sappington.

If your family has a special message or memory to share with Mr. Norton, please feel free to use the prompts below or create your own!

SPTG Sappington Parent Teacher Group (SPTG) will create a surprise compilation for Mr. Norton with the submissions.

Summer Camps and Activities Fair

What are your plans this summer? Join us for this free event to plan your child's summer activities with area exhibitors! The PEGS and LEAP parent group are sponsoring the 2023 Summer Camps and Activities Fair from 5-7 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Lindbergh High School cafeteria. Attendees can enter to win $50 for Lindbergh camps. Open to all St. Louis-area families. For additional information, please contact Teresa Wallace, PEGS Treasurer, at

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!


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.

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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.