Principal e-Note

Dressel Elementary School

Friday, March 3, 2023

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Winter Family/Teacher Conferences

Dressel Families,

Thank you to everyone who has attended conferences so far. If you haven't signed up, please do so using the pdf below or contact your teacher. As a reminder, these are being held through Zoom or in-person. We are looking for 100% for our Dressel Families.


Dressel Night at the Cardinals

Dressel Families,

Save the date for Tuesday, April 18th at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals take on the Diamondbacks at 6:45. Our Dresseltastics will be performing in the Ford Plaza. We also have 4 pre-game on-field experience tickets to give away. For every game ticket purchased by a household, you will get one chance in a drawing for these pre-game tickets. We also have some great Cardinals swag that we will be raffling off based on the number of tickets purchased.

Tickets will go live on Monday, March 6th

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Spring Celebration

We are excited for our upcoming Spring Celebration on Thursday, March 16th, from 2:10 - 3:10.

In order to follow safety procedures all visitors will need to have a badge. We would like to print badges ahead of time, so you can quickly get to the fun parties! Please complete this RSVP so we can get your badge printed. Also, if you have not had your ID scanned in the past year, you may do this in advance of the party by visiting the Dressel office. ALL visitors must complete this step in order to attend the party.

Note from Dressel Counselors

Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) Presentaions

provided by Jewish Family Services (JFS)

JFS’ trained specialists partner with more than 150 schools across St. Louis to teach children, teachers and parents about body safety, the warning signs of child abuse and safe internet skills, using developmentally-appropriate and empowering activities. Though the primary goal of the CAPP program is prevention, presentations also teach children who have seen or experienced abuse the importance of reporting the incident to a trusted adult, leading to treatment and healing.

Paper copies of the below forms will be coming home with your student today.

K-1 Information & Opt Out Form

2-3 Information & Opt Out Form

4-5 Information

Spring Pictures & Yearbook

Families that are wanting to order their student's spring picture can go the this website Yearbook Entry - Shop ( and enter the code: 73271P

As a reminder, only new students and those that requested pictures had pictures taken.

2023-24 Dressel Kindergarten Registration

Dressel Kindergarten Registration is March 6-10

It’s time for incoming kindergarten students to register for the 2023-24 school year! Dressel Elementary School will be registering students the week of March 6-10.

For more information, please visit

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Morning Drop Off Reminders:

  • Walkers: If your student walks, please know they can not enter the building until 8:40. Please do not drop your student off alone to play on the playground or stand outside the building. This is a safety concern as there are no staff members outside to monitor students.
  • Car Riders: Before your student exits the car, please make sure you have pulled your car as far as you can down the side of the building. This ensures a faster drop off line for everyone! There are plenty of staff members who will ensure your student gets safely into the building.
  • Musick Road: Please do not drop your student off directly on Musick Road in front of the crosswalk. This is a huge safety concern for all!

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Nominations are still open for the 2023-24 Dressel PTO Executive Board and extended board committees. You can nominate yourself or a friend for any position, but we specifically need a Dressel Cares Coordinator (helping families in need) and an Activities co-director (planning all of the awesome Dressel PTO events!). Please fill out this form by March 10 if you or someone you know is interested in joining our #ExtraDressel group of volunteers!

Electronic ballots will go out March 31, and the new board will be announced at the April PTO General meeting. Executive board positions attend monthly executive board meetings (meetings are typically on the 2nd Thursday of each month), participate in discussions and decision making, attend general meetings after the board meeting, attend PTO events, help where needed, and generally have a lot of fun.


Save the date for Wednesday, March 15th from 4pm to 8pm for Dressel PTO’s P’sghetti’s Night!


Only a few tables remain! Grab your Motorola Razr to call your MySpace Top 8 - Dressel’s “Bring Back The 2000’s” Trivia Night is on Saturday, April 1st and tickets are on sale NOW! That is SO fetch!

Our Trivia Night is our biggest fundraiser of the year and proceeds from this event help fund things like teacher grants, teacher supply reimbursements, Dressel families in need, Dressel PTO events, and future Dressel projects.

Come out and show your support while having a great time! There will be a silent auction, raffles, 50/50 tickets, and more!

Register your standard 8 person or VIP table now -


Dressel's Trivia Night is on April 1st and each year, we collect items for a grade level basket that will be in our silent auction.

Each grade level has a different theme and to make it easier for parents this year and to avoid duplicate items, we have an Amazon Wish List you can shop from. You can purchase an item or partner with another family to buy a higher dollar item and it will be shipped directly to the PTO. 5th grade items can be sent to the classroom in an envelope marked Dressel PTO. We are asking that any items be purchased by March 27th.

Note that when you purchase from Amazon, you will have to change the shipping address from your default address to Dressel PTO.

Please email with any questions! We could not do this event without your support!

Kindergarten -

1st Grade -

2nd Grade -

3rd Grade -

4th Grade -

5th Grade - send in scratch off lottery tickets to your classroom teacher


SALE ENDS MONDAY!! Dressel has launched an official online spirit wear store. Choose from hundreds of designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days! To celebrate the grand opening, use code SPIRIT227 to receive 25% off and get free shipping on orders over $75. Use the link below to order.


Dressel Yearbooks for the 2022-2023 school year are on sale now! Ordering online is super simple and our deadline is March 13th, so be sure to order yours soon!

Save the date for the next Dad’s Club meeting on Tuesday, March 14t. Location is still TBD. Come hang out and get to know other dads and find out how you can get more involved in Dressel. We are looking for fresh ideas for Fundraising and Service to the school.

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District News

Board of Education Candidate Forum is March 13

The League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis will host a candidate forum for Lindbergh Schools Board of Education candidates on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at Central Office.

This event is open to the public, and will also be streamed live and uploaded to the district's YouTube channel. The forum can be viewed by visiting

Five candidates have filed for three 3-year terms on the Lindbergh Schools Board of Education. Their names will appear on the April 4 ballot as follows:

  • Matt Alonzo

  • Christy Watz

  • Andrew Lawson

  • Paul Leinweber

  • David Randelman

Residents are invited to submit questions electronically or in person at the forum.

In addition, all five candidates completed a Q&A for district residents that is available on the district website.

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

2023-24 New Student Registration Opens on Feb. 6

It's almost time for incoming kindergarten students to register for the 2023-24 school year! Elementary schools will be registering students beginning the week of Feb. 6.

It is very important that new families do not begin the registration process before Feb. 6, because the district is moving to a new student information system and will not be using the current SIS Portal for new families.

For more information, please visit

Registration Dates

  • Feb. 6-10: Concord

  • Feb. 13-17: Long

  • Feb. 21-24: Crestwood

  • Feb. 27-March 3: Kennerly

  • March 6-10: Dressel

  • March 13-17: Sappington

Congratulations, 2023 Lindbergh Leaders

Congratulations to this year’s class of Lindbergh Leaders! These deserving individuals will be honored during a banquet on April 14, at Royale Orleans. The Lindbergh Leader Award is the district's highest honor in recognition of leadership and service, and we are proud to celebrate these outstanding individuals.

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Calling All Musicians! LHS Musicthon Seeks Performers

The Lindbergh High School Band program is hosting its annual Musicthon event, a 36-hour-long concert with the goal of raising money to fight pediatric cancer, and they need all the help they can get! If you are a musician interested in sharing your talents for a good cause, please consider participating. This year, the event will be held in the LHS Commons, from 7 a.m., March 31 until 7 p.m. April 1, and all money donated benefits Alex's Lemonade Stand, To perform at this event, please fill out the signup form below. Thank you!

Learn About School Employment Opportunities for 2023-24

If you or someone you know are interested in working in St. Louis area public schools, please register for the Missouri Association of School Personnel Administrators job fair from 5-7 p.m. on March 9. This event is for any certified teacher or administrator looking to network with St. Louis area local school districts. Recent graduates and experienced certified staff are all welcome.

Important Links

Dressel Breakfast/Lunch Menu

Past e-Notes & Peachjar

  • March 3 - PTO Family Fun Night
  • March 14 - Intruder Drill
  • March 15 - PTO Close the Kitchen - P'sghetti's
  • March 16 - Spring Party
  • March 17 - 26 - Spring Break