Principal e-Note

Sappington Elementary School

April 16, 2023

Sappington Virtual Backpack

Click here to view past e-Notes and Peachjar fliers online.

Calendar Dates

  • 4/3-4/28-3rd grade LEAP Service Learning Project
  • 4/11-4/25: Sappington Virtual Art Show
  • 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
  • 8/1-Sappington Night at the Ballpark
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Welcome Mr. Hadfield!

We are pleased to introduce Mr. Tom Hadfield, who has been hired for the position of full-time assistant principal at Sappington Elementary School, for the 2023-24 school year.

Mr. Hadfield comes to Lindbergh from the Ladue School DIstrict, where he has worked since 2004 as a classroom teacher in grades 3 and 5, and currently a physical education teacher at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center. A fun fact about Mr. Hadfield is that the “Live With Regis and Kelly” show named him one of only five “Top Teacher Award” winners nationwide in 2010!

Mr. Hadfield’s areas of expertise include teacher mentorship; character education; professional learning; behavior management; restorative practices; diversity, equity and inclusion; and school safety. In addition to pursuing his doctorate, Mr. Hadfield holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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:

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.

Spring Carnival is Coming!

We need a number of volunteers to help the Spring Carnival run smoothly. Sign up below to help our kiddos have a fun evening. Shifts are split so you can still have fun with your kiddos at the event!
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Many Volunteers Needed! Scholastic Book Fair.

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Purchase your tickets for Sappington Night at the Ballpark! August 1

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Congratulations to Mrs. Ahmed!

She received the Art Education Leadership Award for her demonstration of outstanding leadership and innovation within the art education community. This award honors fifteen leaders in the art education community who continually inspire their peers through their online school gallery on Artsonia. #SappStaffRocks #WhyWeFly #artsonia


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 :)


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!

Sapp Cafe' Menu Changes


  • Choice 1: Turkey Hot Dog
  • Choice 2: Berry Parfait


  • Choice 1: Sweet+Sour Chicken w/ Rice
  • Choice 2: Grilled Cheese

LEAP Students Service Learning Project

Third grade LEAP (Lindbergh Eager Achievers Program) students are studying the UN Global Goals this year. We are currently learning about Global Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 16 in a unit on Poverty. Several speakers have visited us in the last few weeks. We want to make a difference for some of their organizations. We want to collect food for the Affton Food Pantry and diapers and pull-ups for the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank.

We have placed 2 collection boxes in the lobby of Sappington to collect donations from April 3-April 28. We appreciate your support!

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.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 22

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects a commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded, unwanted and expired medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction.

Local drop-off locations include:

  • Crestwood Police Department

  • Sunset Hills Police Department

  • City of Green Park City Hall

  • Grantwood Village City Hall

  • St. Louis County Police South County precinct

  • St. Louis County Police Fenton precinct (in municipal building)

  • Or click HERE to find a collection site near you.

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:

Click here to donate monetarily:

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:

  1. Update your address if you have moved. This can be done online, by visiting a local resource center, or by calling 855-373-4636.

  2. 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

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!

Click Here to Apply

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

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

Make sure to "like" and follow our Sappington Lost & Found page!

Lost items will be posted periodically. Claim it in the comments.

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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.

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!

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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.