Principal e-Note

Concord Elementary School

Nov 27, 2022 : Week 15

A Note from Mr. Moeckel

Concord Families,

Concord continues to be a place that I am thankful for, as it is made of a wonderful group of students, families, and staff. I look forward to returning back to school on Monday. I have some exciting news to share with students as well! Over the weekend, one of our former Concord Flyers, Dylan, finished his Eagle Scout project! He and his troop finished up the finishing touches and our new Gaga Ball Pit is ready for action!

In closing, the kids met their October reading goal by reading over 700 books. Much to their excitement, the principals were duct taped to the wall. I was really great seeing the students smiling and dancing as part of the celebration! As you continue to read, enjoy a few pictures and read about some updates.

Yours in Education,


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Mark Your Calendars

Important Dates

Dec 7 : Grinch Day- Wear Green and Do a Random Act of Kindness for someone

Dec 7-10 : Book Fair in the Library

Dec 10 : Winter Festival (Save the Date : PTG Event)

Dec 14 : Spirit Day - Rock the Green and Gold for Concord/Lindbergh

Dec 21 : We Slept in Day - Wear PJs to school

Dec 22 : Winter Parties

Dec 22 : Half Day

Dec 23 : Winter Break Begins

Jan 4 : Last Day of Winter Break

Jan 5 : Students Return

Feb 10 : Adult Trivia Night (Save the Date : PTG Event)

Library Notes

Happy holidays Concord families! The Concord library would love to share some of our happenings and get you informed on our upcoming Scholastic book fair - one of the highlights of the year for the kids!

  • Interact Club - Each month, several Concord students are partnering with a group of Sperreng students, during their after school club, to foster a love for reading and enjoy activities that make connections to books.
  • MASL Reader/Selector Committee - After sending in an application and being accepted, Concord library, with the help of our third grade students, were chosen to read and vote for their favorite picture books to become potential 23/24 award nominees for the Missouri Association of School Librarians.
  • Scholastic Book Fair - Concord's book fair will run from Wednesday 12/7 to Saturday 12/10 during the Winter Festival. Each classroom teacher will bring their class for a visit. Students are welcome to come as walk-in shoppers throughout this time frame as well. Again, this year, we ask that every student shopper sets up a Scholastic e-wallet. To do this, please visit our Scholastic Book Fair webpage. In the coming week, we will be sending home a paper flyer with instructions as well.
  • In preparation for several upcoming library activities, we are asking if anyone has spare plastic grocery bags and/or kid friendly magazines to send into the library. Thanks in advance!

Counselor Corner

Introducing a Parent Resource Library from the Counseling Office!

Thank you PTG for providing the resources for Concord's first ever Parent Resource Library! We have a few books available for parents to check out for 3 weeks. We can send them home in your child's backpack. There is one copy each of the following titles:

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety by Tamar Chansky

Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking by Tamar Chansky

Freeing Your Child from OCD by Tamar Chansky

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud

Atomic Habits by James Clear

10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawn and Wendy Holden

We are so glad to be on Team Concord Parents!


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It's a holiday Spirit Wear Popup Sale!!!

Dates: November 17th - December 4th

School delivery only....we are not allowing for shipping for this sale

Delivery to Concord: 12/21 or 12/22

Staying Healthy During Flu Season

The holiday season means an increased risk for respiratory illness, but there are steps we can take to stay healthy.

  • Stay home when you are sick. This is the most important way to keep our friends and coworkers safe and protected.

  • Testing is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19, along with getting vaccinated and boosted.

    • Learn when and how to take an at-home COVID-19 test here.

  • The CDC recommends that children age 6 months and older should get a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC also recommends boosters for children age 5 and up, at least 5 months after their second shot.

  • The CDC estimates that between 6,000 and 26,000 children younger than 5 are hospitalized each year in the United States due to influenza. The flu vaccine is safe and helps protect children from flu.

  • Did you know? Improving ventilation in your home can help you reduce virus particles and prevent respiratory viruses from spreading.

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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.

Senior Citizens are Invited to Celebrate the Holidays!

Lindbergh Schools will host a holiday Senior Associates event at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Lindbergh High School Auditorium (5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63126). Enjoy entertainment from featured performers, The Mads show choir. Senior Associates is a free community program open to all senior citizens in the Lindbergh School District. RSVP to Spencer Michelson or ‭(314) 729-2400 ext. 4607‬.

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.

Lindbergh Lights Up the Holidays

There are many ways to help the families in our Lindbergh community this holiday season:

  1. Sponsor a family through the Giving Tree Program

  2. Make a monetary donation to the Giving Tree Program

  3. Make a monetary donation to the Utility Program

  4. Visit Liliana's Italian Kitchen at 11836 Tesson Ferry Rd. on Dec. 19. All proceeds will go to Lindbergh Lights up the Holidays.

  5. Visit the Dougherty family holiday lights display at 788 Spring Crest Court, Fenton, Mo. Use the drop box in the front yard -- all donations will be matched!

Student Showcase : Sign Up Today

Concord Families,

We are excited to share that we will be featuring student collections in our Concord lobby display cases! Student collections can showcase anything from Lego figures, to books, to craft creations... the possibilities are endless! We hope this builds some community and fosters student belonging. If your child is interested, click the Student Showcase form for more details and to apply!

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