Woerner Elementary


    State and National School of Character

    6131 Leona Ave; St. Louis, Mo 63116

    Phone: 314.481.8585 Cell: 314 934-6018  Fax: 314 244-1935

    Kathy Matthews, Principal


    August 12, 2022

    Hello Woerner Families! 

    Welcome to Woerner Elementary 2022-2023 school year.  I am excited to be the new principal at Woerner this year. My focus is to ensure your child is getting the best education possible while under our care. We take academics very seriously, and I welcome the task of supporting your child on their educational path. Woerner is a great place for kids and we are excited you are on this academic and character education journey with us.

    We are looking forward to welcoming students back.  The first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year begins on Monday, August 22nd. Although we continue to experience unprecedented times, I can assure you that safety and focused instruction will remain our top priorities.

    Very shortly, your child’s teacher will be making contact with you.    

    Meet our new members joining our staff:

    Jordan Dunn, 4th grade teacher/Room 202

    Brittany Cox, 3rd grade teacher/Room 210

    Elizabeth Buehler, Kg/1st grade teacher/Room 110 

    Kimberly Naeger, 3rd grade teacher/Room 211

    Dana Ashley, Cross Cat teacher/Room 001

    Chelsea Bass will be the new Speech teacher/Room 204


    These educators bring a wealth of knowledge to our school and we look forward to welcoming them to our family. The students will be excited when they meet these amazing teachers.


    School starts at 9:10 AM. Breakfast is served from 8:45 AM– 9:10 AM.

                      **Students SHOULD NOT arrive at school before 8:45 AM.

    For the safety of our children, NO CARS will be allowed on the school playground.  This includes rainy/snowy days.  Students should be dropped off at any of the entrances (gates) to the playground.

    Morning Drop Off:

    Walkers/Car Riders:  Students will enter the building through door #6 (north back door).  

    Note: The back door will be locked at 9:10AM.  Any student arriving after 9:15 must enter through the front door, sign the tardy book, and get a tardy slip.  

    Bus Riders:  Students will enter the building through door #2 (south gym door). 


    School ends at 4:07 PM.

    Early Dismissal:

    There will be NO Early Dismissals.

    Students will only be released to their parents for early dismissal for doctor’s appointments or emergencies.  Parents should report to the main office upon arrival at school.  The secretary will call the student down to the office for early dismissal.  The parent must sign the student out.  All time missed will count against the student’s attendance.


    Exiting Procedures:

    Woerner students are dismissed out of all four doors.  Students in grades Kg., 1, and 2 will be dismissed out the northwest door in the rear of the school.  They will exit the school yard through the north gate. 

    Students in grade 3 will be dismissed out the southeast door in the front of the school.  

    Students in grades 4 and 5 will be dismissed out the northeast door in the front of the school.  Older students should meet up with parents and younger siblings by walking out the front doors, and around to the back schoolyard. 

    Parents should park their cars around the perimeter of the school in parking spots.  Please park your car on the street nearest your child’s dismissal door.  NO CARS SHOULD STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET TO PICK UP THEIR CHILD. 

    Please park in a parking spot and wait for your child on the sidewalk in front of the school.

    Open House

    Open House is Friday, August 19th,  from 1-3pm.  The building is looking amazing in preparation for the first day. We hope to see you there.

    With your support, your child's learning experiences will be productive and we thank you in advance for your support. 

    If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher immediately via email or feel free to call these numbers,  school (314) 481-8585, or my work number at (314) 934-6018. 

    Again, I welcome you and look forward to working with you this year! 


    Kathy Matthews


Last Modified on August 13, 2022