Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal
Posted on 01/22/2021

Blades Family,

As we finish up our first week of having 100% of our students on campus, I’d like to thank everyone for their patience during parent drop off in the morning.  Since more families are driving their students to school we’ve seen an increase in vehicles. We open the doors and start drop off at 7:45am and are trying to get all the students in the building as soon as possible.  We will continue to monitor this process to find ways to measure its effectiveness and make changes if needed.  

Here are some ways you could help us keep the process running as efficient and safe as possible:

  • Please have your child’s mask on when they exit the vehicle.  It does slow down the process when a Blades staff member needs to help them put it on.  It is an expectation that students already have their mask on when interacting with other staff and students.  

  • Please pull up as far as possible in the drop off line so we can get as many cars on the parking lot and off Patterson Rd. to avoid traffic congestion.

  • Having your child exit the vehicle on the building side is not only quicker, but much safer since vehicles will drive around the left side of the line to leave the parking lot.

  • If you are able to arrive on the parking lot around 7:55am that would help with alleviating so many cars waiting. 

  • PLEASE make sure that you drive slowly when entering and exiting our parking lot.  We’ve had a number of reports of some families driving too fast.  This is a huge safety concern and we appreciate your help with this matter. 

Tidbits and Reminders:

  1. There has been a calendar update regarding half days for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will no longer have once a month half days on the last Wednesday of the month.  Here is a link to the school district calendar: 2020-2021 School District Calendar

  2. Mehlville School District is hosting a Virtual Escape Room on Tuesday, January 26 from 5:30-6:30pm for all Elementary students in the district. Here is a link to the PDF flyer:  Virtual Escape Room Flyer.  It contains the link for you to attend this awesome event!

  3. Game Time!!  Make sure to order from Papa Murphy’s Feb. 3-7 for your Super Bowl Weekend Fun!!  If you use the code SUPPORT 33% of the purchase is donated to Blades!!  Here is the flyer outlining the event: Blades Papa Murphy Flyer

  4. Come work with us! Having enough substitute teachers is vital to our ability to provide students with more days of in-person learning. Learn more and apply.  In addition to substitute teachers, the district also has openings for bus driversSchool Food and Nutrition Services Technicians and custodians. Both full- and part-time positions are available. Visit our website to view all current openings

Upcoming Events and Dates:

  • 5th Grade End of Year Celebration Planning Mtg Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm.  An email with Zoom details will be sent prior to the meeting

  • Oberweis Night for Blades is on Wednesday, January 27!  

  • Friday, January 29, is “Dress Like You Favorite Book/Comic Book Character”! We are celebrating positive behavior these last few weeks!  

  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 is Papa John’s Night.  Use the code: SSB009

  • SAVE THE DATE ALERT!!  Blades Trivia Night is Friday, March 5! It will be a Zoom event where you play at home with your “bubble” of family and/or friends!  More information to come regarding registration!!

Have a wonderful week Bobcats and Stay Safe!!

See ya soon,

Dr. Booker

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