Family Information

Ackerman Family Organization (AFO)

The Ackerman Family Organization (AFO) is comprised of Ackerman families working together to support one another with the help of the school. We encourage all families to get involved! The main functions of the group are to host informal monthly meetings for families, provide resources to families in need and support the school in identifying the needs of our families. For more information about AFO or about the monthly events, please contact Teri McCoubrie, Ackerman parent, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please also refer to the “Partners for Student Success” document that will be coming home with your child in August. 

Partners for Success

The Partners for Success booklet was designed to assist in the creation of authentic, meaningful, and effective partnerships between families and school staff members in order to support the success of their student. Research on effective schools shows a strong relationship between parent and family engagement and student achievement. The goal of SSD’s Partners for Success is to promote, facilitate, and enhance parent, student, and community collaboration in order to meet the needs of all students.

Educating Missouri's Homeless Children

The McKinney-Vento Act guarantees homeless children and youth an education equal to what they would receive if not homeless. Resources are available for children and youth who are homeless. Click here for details.

Daily Learning Planner

Daily Learning Planner is a monthly activity planner with a new home learning suggestion for every day of the month. Most of the activities are free, easy to do, and will help your child acquire new skills.

Helping Children Learn and Helping Students Learn

Helping Children Learn and Helping Students Learn are two-page family newsletters packed with proven, ready-to-use school success ideas.

Family Cultural Activities

Click here for a list of free (or nearly free) places to visit in the St. Louis area.

Family Video Series

Looking for resources to use at home to help your child learn? SSD has a great video series for families looking to do just that. From selecting “just right” books to mastering fractions, these videos make learning fun.

Click here to view the entire collection.