Sappington Elementary School
February 19, 2023
- 2/20-No School (Presidents' Day)
- 2/24-Deadline to opt out of SEL screening
- 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
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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
Scouting troops (Daisies, Brownies, Cub Scouts, etc)
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!
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 https://go.lindberghschools.ws/register.
New K-5 social and emotional screeners for 2022-23
In the fall, Lindbergh Schools administered a universal social-emotional learning (SEL) screening survey to all elementary school students. This March, we will administer the 2nd and final screening survey for the 22-23 school year.
The district is introducing new SEL screening tools for the 2022-23 school year that will serve two purposes:
They will help the district to evaluate the effectiveness of district-level mental health and social and emotional programming.
They will identify areas of strengths and needs for individual students in grades K-5.
SEL screening is not new to Lindbergh. In previous years, the district has administered anonymous surveys that provided administrators with an overall view of student experiences within our schools. With this new screening tool, parents will have access to individual students' results, and it will also equip teachers to better identify students who may be in need of additional support in the areas of academic, emotional, and social skills.
Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screening (SAEBRS)
There are two components to the K-5 SAEBRS tool:
Teacher observation risk-rating scale (referred to as SAEBRS)
Student-rater screening tool (referred to as mySAEBRS).
SAEBRS is a 19-item rating scale completed by the classroom teacher and based on teacher observations. It is used to help monitor student strengths and areas of concern. This will be completed by all teachers in grades K-5.
mySAEBRS is a 20-item student-rater screening tool. Students respond to computer-based questions aligned to social, academic, and emotional behaviors. This will be administered only in grades 3-5.
Both SAEBRS and mySAEBRS screen for strengths and areas of concern aligned to the following domains:
Social Development: Students’ ability to understand social norms, empathize, and understand the perspectives of others.
Academic Development: Skills necessary for students to be prepared for, participate in and benefit from academic instruction.
Emotional Development: Students’ ability to regulate internal states, adapt to change and respond to stressful or challenging events.
This document includes sample screening questions on the mySAEBRS and SAEBRs screening tools. SAEBRS Questions
For more information regarding the importance of SEL screening and how to opt out of SEL screening, click here. If you completed an opt out form in the fall, you will not need to complete one for the spring. If you are new to the district, the opt-out form is open until February 24th.
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 :)
Please remember to dress for the weather and label coats with names.
Grades 4 & 5 NWEA scores are now in SIS
The NWEA math and reading results are available in SIS. Use this guide for more information on NWEA and how to interpret results.
To access your student’s NWEA Math and Reading results:
Log on to the SIS Parent Portal with your username and password.
Note: Your username is your email address on file. If you have forgotten your password, please select “Forgot your parent password?” on the Parent tab.
Under Current Academics (left side menu) - select Assessments. Assessments can only be viewed in a web browser (mobile or desktop) and not the SIS app.
Select the title of the Assessment you want to view.
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 : http://www.yearbookordercenter.com (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 https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=16778 or by visiting https://hjeshare.com/ 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.
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.
Career and Technical Education Perceptions Survey
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of College and Career Readiness is seeking information from community members about general perceptions of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. CTE programs in Missouri schools encompass a variety of educational programs and pathways, including programs in Agriculture; Business and Marketing; Health Sciences; Family and Consumer Sciences; Skilled Technical Sciences (e.g. Automotive Repair, Collision Repair Computer Sciences, Construction, Law Enforcement, Machining, and Welding); and Project Lead the Way (PLTW).
This information is being collected by the DESE’s CTE Advisory Council and will be used to help guide the group in their decision making processes. Responses will be kept confidential and will be aggregated with other responses to help the council better understand how students, parents, business leaders, and educators see CTE in Missouri.
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!
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.
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.