Friday, May 10, 2019

Dear Spoede Families,

It is so hard to believe we have only 9 day of school remaining.  There are so many great events coming up: the Spoede Picnic on the 17, 4th Grade Celebration, Play Day for the students, etc.  I also wanted to let everyone know that Dr. Wipke, our new superintendent will be attending the SSA General Meeting next Tuesday at 7 in the Spoede Library.  The gym foyer door will be open that evening for entering.  Hope to see everyone there!!

Have a nice weekend,

Kim

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Principal's Update


Springing Forward to the 2019 – 2020 School Year
It’s hard to believe we here at Spoede are beginning to plan for the 2019– 2020 school year.  To highlight some of our efforts, we are beginning to order materials, develop schedules, review teacher assignments, plan transition activities for our fourth graders and create class lists.   You will be receiving a sheet to return to the office indicating whether or not your child (ren) will return to Spoede for next school year.  Please return this as soon as possible, as it gives us valuable information when planning for next year. 

During the next month we will begin creating class lists.  I can assure you that our goal is to place each student in a classroom where he/she will be successful.  The process that we use is very thorough and time intensive.  Each staff member participates in the process to ensure that we are looking at all aspects of a student’s education and personality.  We specifically consider each student’s achievement level, learning style, strengths/talents, special program needs, motivation level, and peer relationships.  Another one of our goals is to create balanced classrooms across grade levels that will enable staff to meet the needs of all students.

Parent input regarding class placement is welcomed but not required.  We acknowledge the important role parents have in their child’s education and the success of our entire Spoede Community.  Therefore, you are more than welcome to submit information you feel is relevant and unique about your child(ren).

Because I review teacher assignments each year, requests to have or not to have specific teachers cannot be accepted. Therefore, the most helpful information you can submit relates to your child’s learning style, strengths/talents, motivation level, adult personality traits he/she responds well to and peer relationships.  PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST A SPECIFIC TEACHER.  If you would like to submit information to assist in placing your child in a classroom, please send it in writing to the office or email me at kstallons@ladueschools.net by next FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 for it to be taken into consideration.   I will be sure to send one reminder email of the date, and information will not be accepted after 3:30 p.m. on April 5, 2019.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Principal's Update

Dear Spoede Families,

I hope everyone is doing well.  Don't forget our Passport Night is tomorrow from 5:30-8 p.m.  Due to several teacher retirements after this year, I have been busy interviewing candidates and am happy to report, as of now, we have filled all of our positions.  You will notice that some are current Spoede teachers and others are from outside the district.  These positions are for the 2019-2020 school year.

         Reading Specialist- Mrs. Jenny Weber
         Librarian- Ms. Jennifer Johnson
         PE- Mrs. Kathie Dolan
         Art- Mr. Clayton Noltkamper
                  Mr. Noltkamper is a Southeast Missouri State and University of Missouri graduate with                        his Master's Degree.   He was the State of Missouri Art Teacher of the Year for 2017 and                      is coming to us from the St. James School District.
          Gifted- Mr. Gregory Medlin
                   Mr. Medlin is a University of Missouri and Lindenwood University graduate with his                           Master's Degree.  He has also been an art teacher and is coming to us from the Jefferson                       City School District.  

I can't wait to see everyone at Passport Night!!

Stay warm,
Kim

Monday, February 4, 2019

Principal's Update

Dear Spoede Families,

I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend.  Just as a reminder, please remember that it is flu season. Luckily, so far, we have only have five cases of the flu.  Please remember not to send your child to school with a fever. 

Hopefully we can get through these next weeks without the bitter cold we all just survived and before we know it, March and parent conferences will be here. 

Stay warm,

Kim

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SSA Fundraiser/ Party

Dear Spoede Families,

Don't forget!!!  This Friday is our SSA Party and Auction at Forest Park Golf Club.  It is from 7-10 p.m.  You won't want to miss all of the great auction items!!  If you plan to attend, please contact Mary Price (mkprice105@gmail.com) or Allison Berger (agberger@hotmail.com).  Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Stay Warm,

Kim

Monday, October 29, 2018

Principal's Update

Dear Spoede Families,

It's here!!!!!  Our annual Halloween parade and parties are some of the most memorable events at Spoede.  As always, our tradition is that on Halloween teachers dress me, and my costume sets the theme for the entire faculty.  I have no idea what it is until that day!!!  I also just wanted send along a few reminders for the big day. 

We ask that students DO NOT WEAR masks, as this can be overly scary for our younger students.  The parade begins 2:00 pm, so parents will be allow to go to classrooms at 1:45 if they need to assist with costumes.  Parties then go from 2:15-3:15 pm.  There will be an announcement at 3:15 asking everyone to exit the building so that students can pack up, and we can prepare for carpool.

Lastly, we also ask that students not bring candy to school.  A small piece for dessert at lunch could be okay; however, we discourage it for snack. 

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather.

Kim

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Principal's Update

Dear Spoede Families,

I just wanted to send an update with some upcoming events and important reminders.  Please remember NOT to send any over the counter medications to school with your child.  This includes cough drops and throat lozenges.  Also, as the weather is getting cooler, please remind your child to wear or bring the appropriate outer wear for outside recess. 

Events:
October 19 6:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat
October 23 and 25 Parent Teacher Conferences
October 31 Halloween Parties and Parade 2:00
November 6 NO SCHOOL
November 13 4th Grade Musical 6:30
November 16 SSA Fundraiser- Forest Park Clubhouse
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Break

Below is a link to a survey from our food service provider, Chartwells.


Thanks again for such a smooth start to the school year!!  I look forward to seeing you all in the next few weeks.

Take care,

Kim