Sappington Elementary School
April 23, 2023
- 4/3-4/28-3rd grade LEAP Service Learning Project
- 4/11-4/25: Sappington Virtual Art Show
- 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
- 8/1-Sappington Night at the Ballpark
Sappington Elementary Virtual Art Show-April 11, 2023 - April 25, 2023
We are excited to announce our Online Art Show which showcases the amazing artistic talent of our students! You can view the artwork by clicking the link, browsing the artwork, leaving a comment, and sharing with family and friends with just a click away! Here is the link:https://artomestore.com/collections/sappingtonelementary63126
This online show will be live for 2 weeks and will close on April 25th.
My personal goal is to have at least one comment on each artwork before April 17; that's when we will be viewing the art show during class. So, what are you waiting for? Join us today and let's make this a memorable experience for our students!
If you wish, all framed work can be purchased at the same link. Money raised during the online art show fundraiser will benefit our art program. Thank you for your continued support! High quality reproductions can also be purchased for extended families as an option. All students will receive their adorable artwork back no matter if a frame is purchased or not.
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.
Sappington Book Fair!
Shopping will be THIS WEEK during school hours for students and during our Spring Carnival for families! Thank you for supporting our Book Fair & the Sappington Library!
Spring Carnival is Friday, April 28!
Shifts are split so you can still have fun with your kiddos at the event! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4faaad28abfe3-spring#/
LEAP Students Service Learning Project
Collection boxes are located in the lobby of each elementary & there is a huge red bin outside of Sperreng.
Thanks for all your support!
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.
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 :)
Grades 3-5: MAP Testing
Your child’s teacher should have provided you with the specific dates for their testing schedule. If you have not received it, please reach out to the classroom teacher.
Your child will soon be participating in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade-Level Assessments and it will be administered online. We ask that you make every attempt to ensure that your child is present during their grade level testing dates/times and that they are prepared for testing.
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.
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.
2023 Board of Education Learning Report Update
Earlier this month, I was proud to share some of the highlights from this school year with our Lindbergh Schools Board of Education annual Learning Report. Some of the things I shared about our amazing teachers, students and staff include: social emotional learning, 4Cs (Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication), and personalized learning. You can watch our section of the Learning Report by clicking the link below. In addition, the second link includes presentations from all of our Lindbergh principals districtwide!
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!
Papa John's TEACHER APPRECIATION OFFER
- Buy Any Large Pizza for Regular Menu Price, Receive a FREE Large 1 Topping Pizza.
- Valid May 8th- 14th
Purchase your tickets for Sappington Night at the Ballpark! August 1
Lindbergh Lights the Way College KickStart Needs Your Help!
The Lindbergh Lights the Way 6th Annual College KickStart Program is now underway! 21 amazing students have worked hard through their years at Lindbergh and are now moving on to college, but they need assistance with the transition.
Sign-up to donate items here: http://bit.ly/collegekickstart23
Click here to donate monetarily: https://buff.ly/3JAxKxz
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 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.