January 2020 Indian Beat


January 2020 School Newsletter

Important Dates

December 20 Dismissal at 11:50 am.  Happy Holidays!

January 1 Welcome to 2020

January 6 Classes Resume

January 10 PBIS $1 Bubble Gum Day

                   Report Cards go home with students for Quarter 2 

                   SES Fun Spot Skate night 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

January 15 Chick Fil A night Fundraiser by PTO

                   Read, Right and Run begins for grades 3 to 5 after school

January 17 Winter Festival at SES during the school day

January 20 No School - Martin Luther King Day

January 21 2nd Semester Tutoring begins - before and after school

                    Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm

January 22 Read Right & Run  3:25-4:15

January 28 Garden Club at 3:30 

January 29 Read Right & Run 3:25-4:15

January 30 PTO Meeting at SES at 3:40 in the Cafeteria

January 31 Student of the Month Breakfast 7:45 am; Spirit Day, wear purple

February 7 Daughter Dance at 6:00-7:30 pm

                   Career Day at SES - Students dress up what they wish to be when they grow up

February 13 Mid Term for Quarter 3 - Parents check grades online

                     Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 to 8:00 pm for new families and invite only

                     Mid America Air Force Band visits SES

February 28 Dental Safari at SES


A Note From the Principal

Ms. Riechmann

Following the tradition when beginning a new year, we offer to you our 2020 New Year’s resolutions here at SES:

  • We resolve to continue to make our students well-being a priority

  • We resolve through our instruction to provide our students’ opportunity for growth

  • We resolve to nurture and find excitement in our students’ successes

  • We resolve to strive for open lines of communication with our students and parents

We make these resolutions with a determination to persevere and with your students have a powerful second half of the school year, equipping them with the tools to learn more than they could ever imagine.

Impact Aide 

Now available in Skyward Family Access is a tile for the annual Impact Aid form. Impact Aid is revenue from the Federal Government that is provided to our District based on the number of students who are federally connected. It is very important to keep all family guardians in mind when completing this form as they could meet the qualifications for Impact Aid even if you do not. You will need to complete this form for only one child in your family even though it appears under each child’s profile in Skyward.

 A 100% completion will help ensure that Mascoutah School District receives the funding necessary to continue providing our students with the best opportunities available to them. Please assist our community in completing the brief form.

For more information visit the Mascoutah School District Impact Aid page under Scott AFB & MSD19 at msd19.org. #19EveryStudent  

Daughter 2020 Dance - Join Us For a Sock Hop!

This year’s SES Daughter Dance will be a Sock Hop.  We hope you and your daughter can join us on February 7, from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Cost will be $5 per person with a limit of $20 per family. Due to space availability, we ask that only one chaperone per family attend please.  Watch for invitations/flyers in January 2020 in the digital backpack for January or you can click on this link for “Sock Hop Tickets”. 

RSVPs will need to be made by January 31 to ensure we have enough items ordered for every guest.

Parking Lot Courtesy Reminders

With the colder weather upon us, more parents and cars are in the parking lot for arrival and dismissal times each day.  We would like to take the opportunity to remind all parents of the following:

  • Do not block crosswalks

  • When parking and coming to meet your child outside the building, use the crosswalks - do not cut between cars and/or buses

  • Do not leave your car parked in the pick up/drop off zones

  • Do not use cellphones in school zones

  • During inclement weather dismissal, please have your car tag visible for staff members on your rearview mirror

Dress For The Weather Students will be going out to recess if the wind chill is 20 degrees or higher.  Please dress your children accordingly.  All students will be expected to go outside.

Garden Club

The Garden Club is a unique club for parents and children of Scott Elementary. While our other clubs are students only, this club promotes parent/child interaction through a variety of plant and seasonal related activities.

The Garden Dates for the 2019/ 2020 School year are:

Tuesday Jan 28

Tuesday Feb 25

Tuesday  Mar 31


Go! St Louis Read, Right & Run marathon 


Scott Elementary is participating in the GO! St. Louis Read, Right, & Run Marathon program for the 2019-2020 school year.  Go! St. Louis, a local non-profit organization, encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle year round.


The GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon is a fully integrated marathon program for children in grades K-8 that focuses on literacy, fitness, and character development.  Students are challenged to READ 26 books, RIGHT the community with 26 good deeds and learn to set goals to RUN the necessary miles in preparation for the final race. After weeks of hard work, the program culminates each year when the students complete their race day goals at the GO! St. Louis Family Fitness Day in Forest Park on March 28, 2020.


Be a Germ Stopper Healthy habits keep you well: Cover your cough Wash your hands Eat Nutritious Foods Drink plenty of fluids Get plenty of rest

Guidelines for Illness:

As stated in the handbook.

Keep students home when:

~Fever is 100* or above.  Student must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of  fever reducing medication ~Vomiting and/or Diarrhea.  No further incidence for 24 hours ~Strep Throat:  24 hours after the first dose of antibiotic ~Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Antibiotic treatment for 24 hours and no drainage from the eye ~Lice:  Appropriate treatment must be completed.  No live lice and proof of treatment must be provided to the nurse ~If any concerns of contagious illness, please contact your healthcare provider for further guidance before returning to school

If it’s determined that your child needs to go home due to illness or injury, guardian will be notified and shall provide or arrange immediate transportation.  Guardian will ensure that the school office has current phone contacts. Parents may update their Skyward account at anytime using their parent login information.


Inclement Weather

Has your family discussed an inclement weather plan for school dismissal?  If you have not received your car tag for pick up, please contact your child’s teacher to have one sent home, or stop in the school office to pick one up.  

Per the student handbook, the office cannot take changes for after school dismissal plans during the day.  Please send a note or email to the teacher in the morning. 

In the event of school closing or late start day, Mascoutah School District will send out a phone message, email message, posts will be made on the website, and area TV & Radio  stations will announce closings. Mascoutah School District 19, includes Scott Elementary, Mascoutah High School, Mascoutah Middle School, Wingate Elementary and Mascoutah Elementary schools. When we have a late start day, there are no Pre-K sessions for AM or PM.  


Congratulations to our Outstanding Students 

Students of the Month - December 2019

Popsicles With The Principals 

December 2019 - Character Word for December was ‘Service’