Mesnier Primary

School Newsletter- August 28, 2018

Mesnier School Expectations

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At Mesnier we use the Comprehensive, Integrated Three-Tiered (Ci3T) model as our framework to promote and maximize academic, behavioral and social development. It is a school-wide strategy for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students will excel in learning.


As part of the Ci3T framework, we have established clear rules for the behaviors we expect in all areas of our school. Students were taught these expectations last week as part of our leadership training. Our staff will verbally acknowledge students’ appropriate behaviors by giving them a Cougar Paw Ticket. Students are given an opportunity weekly to turn in these tickets for classroom rewards.


The expectations for all student behaviors will be clear throughout our classrooms, playground, lunchroom, gym, bathrooms, and hallways. Our expectations will provide a school environment where more time is spent instructing and less time spent disciplining. By teaching the expected behaviors in a positive way, we are providing a common language for everyone in our building, including students, teachers, and staff. We believe that by helping students practice good behavior, we will build a school community where all students can learn. 

Parents Right to Know

Our district is required to inform you of information that you, according to the Every Students Succeeds Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-95), have the right to know.

Upon your request, our district is required to provide to you in a timely manner, the following information:

  • Whether your student’s teacher has met State qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

  • Whether your student’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State’s qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

  • Whether your student’s teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.

  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

In addition to the information that parents may request, a building receiving Title I. A funds must provide to each individual parent:

  • Information on the level of achievement and academic growth of your student, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments required under Title I.A.

  • Timely notice that your student has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who has not met applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

Free and Reduced Meals

The Affton School District participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This allows families the opportunity to apply for Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits. Please note that parents need to fill out a new application every year.


Click here for the application and more information

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Picture day at Mesnier will be Thursday, September 13th.

To order online please visit and use the order code: 29834MB

Affton Parents' Club

The Mesnier Affton Parents Club delegates are Melanie Philips and Laura Watson.


The first APC meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6th, 7pm at Affton Early Childhood Center.

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Mark Your Calendar


3- Labor Day-No School

4- Professional Development Day-No School

5- St. Louis Cardinal's Spirit Day

10-14- Bus Safety Week

13- Bring Your Parents to School Night 6:00-7:00 pm

13- Fall School Picture Day

13- Papa John’s Pizza Night

21- Wear Start Strong Shirt



4- Hearing Screening- Grades K & 1

11- End of 1st Quarter

11- Papa John’s Pizza Night

12- Professional Development Day-No School

16-18- Mesnier Fall Book Fair Evening Sales October 17

17- Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00 pm

18- Early Release Day-11:10 am dismissal & Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00-7:45 pm 19- No School

22- 26- Red Ribbon Week

24- Trick or Treat Street 4:30-7:30 pm Affton High School

26- Fall Classroom Parties Parties begin 1:30 - 2:30 pm

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The St. Louis Cardinals are proud to partner with Mesnier to bring Fredbird & Friends Elementary School Program to our school on Wednesday, September 5th!


In partnership with FOX Sports Midwest, we will help the school community think about the question, “What makes a good teammate?” A member of the Cardinals organization will accompany our beloved Fredbird to your school’s assembly to promote the program’s key messages: Be Active! Be Responsible! and Be Yourself!


Fredbird & Friends was designed to be a fun, interactive way for students to better understand how they can be successful at school, at home, and in life.

This includes:


  • Being physically active and participating in extracurricular activities and clubs; 
  • Valuing what makes them unique as well as the contributions of others; 
  • Working together with peers, teachers, and family members; and seeking out help from the adults in their lives who can help them achieve their goals.

Spirit and Pride Order Now

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After School Spanish Club

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