Sigler Elementary Monday Memo

Week of March 23rd


Our theme at Sigler Elementary this year is "connecting". Each week we will capture images of our Sigler Community connecting in four vital areas; curriculum, community, students and staff. We will showcase the images below for all to enjoy and remind ourselves of the power of a connectivity!

What are People Saying about the Staff and Students at Sigler Elementary

As the Principal at Sigler Elementary, folks are always commenting on how great our staff and students are and I wanted to share those statements with you!

"There are so many amazing teachers here at Sigler!! We had good discussions with former teachers of students adding anecdotes, etc. to help us make informed decisions."

"I love how the staff is so willing to share their creative ideas. Sharing is definitely caring, and you can tell that the Sigler staff cares about ALL students, not just the ones at Sigler."

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Sigler Parents - Join REMIND & never miss announcements from Sigler Elementary

Sigler Elementary Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Initiative

Sigler Elementary BYOD Initiative - Bring Your Own Device

#SiglerRAD - "Going Places" By Peter and Paul Reynolds

Going Places - #SiglerRAD

Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Gina Frederiksen - Special Education Teacher

Each week, staff members at Sigler Elementary have opportunity to be in the "spotlight" and share a little bit about themselves with our readers.

Get to Know Mrs. Frederiksen - Special Education Teacher

I was born and raised in Temple, Texas. After graduating from high school, I attended Southern Methodist University and received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I then went on to obtain my master’s degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. I am married with two children, a 9 year-old bookworm and 7 year-old sports enthusiast, and our ferocious poodle, Peruna.

Working with children has always been my calling. Before becoming a Special Education teacher, I worked as a Child Life Specialist in a Pediatric ICU and as a case manager at a domestic violence shelter. I began my teaching career in Plano ISD and have never left. I feel so fortunate to work for a school district that is committed to the education of every child. This is my first year at Sigler Elementary and I am continually amazed at the innovation and collaboration that occurs at this campus on a daily basis.

I’m a huge fan of books, beaches, and anything Disney. On the weekends, you can find me listening to my kids extol on the virtues of Minecraft (and why they should be able to play it all day long), cheering on my beloved Mustangs with my dad, and enjoying a yoga class. #Nameste

Join Us for #GoogleEduOnAir

Join us for #GoogleEduOnAir - A free online conference and learn with other educators.

May 8th & 9th

Click here to register - #GoogleEduOnAir

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

Each week we are going to highlight an AVID strategy that you can incorporate into your routine in the classroom or parents can discuss with students at home.

Embedded within AVID is the mindset that all students will have the opportunity to attend college. They will be prepared for a post secondary education upon graduation from Plano ISD.

The cost of college can be overwhelming, but we do not want the cost of college to be the reason a student is not able to attend.

You are invited to attend an informational session: College Savings and Funding Strategies on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30PM.

Dinner and childcare will be available.

For more information about AVID, staff can find the AVID folder on the shared drive: Sigler: AVID
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Week of March 23rd - Reminders

Monday, March 23rd

  • Rosetta Stone/Computer Class - Sigler Elementary - 10AM
  • 3 o'clock rocks today - Students need to be picked up at 4PM
  • Rosetta Stone Night - The Oaks of Collin Creek - 6PM

Tuesday, March 24th - Future's Day/College Day - Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirt with jeans or dress up for the future they want to have every Tuesday at Sigler Elementary.

Group Pictures will be taken today - STOMP, Coding Club, Chess Club, etc...

  • Sigler Store is Open Today During Recess
  • STAAR Training 4th Grade - 10:40 - 4th Grade Hallway
  • Future's Day - Guest Speaker - 2PM (Grades 3rd-5th)
  • STAAR A Training 4th Grade - 3PM - Mrs. Blanton's Office
  • Coding Club Today - Students need to be picked up at 4PM
  • Soccer Club Today - Students need to be picked up at 4PM

Wednesday, March 25th - Sigler PTA Spring Fundraiser Begins - Coupon Books - $20

  • SMU Teacher Preparations Classes - Conference Room - 8AM-12PM
  • STAAR Training - 5th grade - 8AM - 5th Grade Hallway
  • TELPAS Testing - 3rd Grade
  • Team Planning Following Dismissal
  • STAAR A Training - 5th Grade - 3PM - Mrs. Blanton's Office
  • Soccer Club Today - Students need to be picked up at 4PM

Thursday, March 26th

  • Thursday Twitter Task - STAAR Testing is Next Week for Students in 4th and 5th Grade. Tweet an inspirational message this week letting students know they can "Pass the STAAR". Be sure to include the hashtag #siglerlearns
  • Sigler Citizen of the Month Celebration - Library - 2PM
  • STOMP - Students need to be picked up at 4PM
  • Texas A&M Commerce Student Teacher Selection - 3:30PM - Library/Music Room/Art Room

Friday, March 27th

  • Wear Sigler Spirit Wear - Show Your School Spirit
  • All Pro Dad's Day - Library - 7:15AM
  • 3rd Nine Weeks School Assembly - 8:30AM - Gym
  • Report Cards Go Home Today - Grades 3rd-5th
  • Kindergarten Round Up - Begins at 9AM - Gym
  • Chess Club - Students need to be picked up at 4PM

Next Week at Sigler Elementary:

Monday, March 30th

Rosetta Stone/Computer Class - 10AM

STAAR Testing - 4th Grade Writing Day 1

Tuesday, March 31st

STAAR Testing - 4th Grade Writing Day 2

STAAR Testing - 5th Grade Reading

Wednesday, April 1st

Sigler PTA Spring Fundraiser Continues - Coupon Books - $20

Thursday, April 2nd

Sigler PTA - Inclusion Awareness Simulation - National Autism Day - Wear Blue

Friday, April 3rd

Student/Teacher Holiday - No School

All Pro Dad's Day

Friday, March 27th, 7:15am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Come and enjoy breakfast with your son/daughter along with other families while spending time sharing how proud you are of your child or children.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Kindergarten Round Up

Friday, March 27th, 9am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

To register your child for kindergarten in a Plano ISD school, please be sure that your child meets the following age requirements, and please bring the documents listed below to your child's school to register for kindergarten. If you are unsure which elementary campus your child will attend, you may access the school finder program on our website and enter your address to find out your home campus.

Kindergarten age requirements

  • Children must be five years old on or before September 1 to be admitted to kindergarten.
  • Follow this link for information about kindergarten placement for students turning six on or before September 1: Guidelines and Form
  • Follow this link for information about kindergarten acceleration for students who are interested in testing for placement in first grade: Kindergarten Acceleration

Please bring to registration

  • Original Birth Certificate (or certified copy with certificate number issued by the State)
  • Immunization Records -
  • Social Security Card for the child, if available
  • Proof of Residency in Plano ISD (gas, electric bill or a lease)
  • Parent's Drivers License

STAAR Testing - 4th Grade Writing

Monday, March 30th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

STAAR Testing - 4th Grade Writing Day 2/5th Grade Reading

Tuesday, March 31st, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Sigler PTA - Inclusion Awareness Day

Thursday, April 2nd, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Students will have an altered specials schedule to participate in this simulation.

Wear Blue - National Autism Awareness Day

Multicultural Night - 1st Grade Music Performance

Thursday, May 7th, 6pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Sigler Elementary - Celebrating 50 Years

Thursday, May 28th, 6pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Come join the staff of Sigler Elementary as we host a reception circa 1964-1965 to celebrate the memories created over the last 50 years.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.