Sigler Elementary Monday Memo

Happy New Year - Jan. 18th

Own It

Our theme at Sigler Elementary this year is “OWN IT”. These two simple words set the stage for the 2015-2016 school year and serve as a reminder for students, staff and families that regardless of the circumstances, we must “OWN IT”. There can be no excuses. Each student, teacher and family that walks through our doors has a story to share and obstacles to overcome. Our goal is to empower our students, teachers and families to meet these obstacles head on, overcome them, regardless of their size and “OWN IT”!

NO EXCUSES - "Own It"

#NoOfficeDay - 2nd Grade

Sigler Family Literacy

Sigler Family Literacy, partnering with Plano Family Literacy shares the belief that the parent is the child's first teacher in life. Our mission is to build healthy families by working with the entire family unit developing life skills, literacy skills, and a strong commitment to family wholeness.


There are 5 components that make up Sigler Family Literacy


  • Adult Education - Multi faceted literacy training that leads to economic self-sufficiency and assisting children in life-long learning and school success
  • Early Childhood Education - An age-appropriate education to prepare children for success in school and life experiences
  • Parent Education - Training and support for parents on how to be the primary teacher for their children. This component teaches parents how to be full partners in the education of their child
  • Integrated Literacy - Interactive literacy activities between parents and their children designed as a partnership in teaching
  • Home Visits - Personal visits to participants’ homes by staff members to teach collaboration of school and home learning


Sigler Family Literacy meets at Sigler Elementary each Monday and Wednesday from 8AM - 11AM and on Thursday at the Bird Family Literacy Center.


For more information please contact Dellmy Cabrera or Matt Arend at Sigler Elementary.

What's Happening at Sigler Family Literacy...

Let Us "REMIND" You about What is Happening at Sigler Elementary

A Goal for 2016...Learning Walks - A Six Part Series...

What I Learned from Twitter This Week...

Do You Follow Sigler Elementary on Twitter? You Should Be!

Week of January 18th

(Items in Bold - Student Opportunities)


As a staff, we identified peer classroom visits or learning walks as an area we wanted to grow in. Our goal for 2016 is for each staff member to complete three visits or learning walks. These can happen on your time (planning, lunch, counselor, library or while another staff member covers your classroom). If we make it important enough, it will make us better. Read here: Stepping Into Each Other's Classrooms.


Need some help getting started:

Scene 1 - Animated Learning Walks Model: “The First Step”

Scene 2 - The Exchange


Additional information to support this goal can be found here: https://www.smore.com/y8xxm


Monday, January 18th


  • Martin Luther King Jr., Day - Student/Teacher Holiday


#CelebrateMonday - Each Monday Tweet One Thing Worth Celebrating - Use the Hashtag #CelebrateMonday


Tuesday, January 19th


Future's Day - Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirt with jeans every Tuesday at Sigler Elementary.


  • LPAC - Conference Room
  • Sigler Store - Open During Recess
  • Soccer Club - 3:00PM - Resumes in February
  • #PISDEDCHAT - 8:00PM


Wednesday, January 20th


  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • 1st Grade Field Trip - Outdoor Learning Center
  • SMU Student Teacher Program - Conference Room 8-12
  • Mr. Arend & Mrs. Hempstead will be off campus - Principal Meeting - Sockwell
  • Soccer Club - 3:00PM - Resumes in February


Thursday, January 21st


  • Thursday Twitter Task - The 30 Day "Happy Teacher" Challenge - Find an inspirational quote that you connect with, write it on a sticky note, place it on your desk and tweet it using the hashtag #siglerlearns
  • Mentoring Today for Students
  • Office Manager Meetings - 8AM
  • Plano Rotary - Sigler Citizen of the Month - 2PM - Library
  • STEAM Team Meeting - 3PM - Library
  • Beach Club - 3:00PM - Library - Resumes Jan. 28th


Friday, January 22nd


  • Wear Your Sigler Spirit Wear
  • Parent Learning - Are We Born that Way - Understanding Temperament - 8AM
  • Chess Club - 3:00PM - Library


Next Week at Sigler Elementary


Monday, Jan. 25th


  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • Galaxy Academy - 3PM - Library
  • SBIC Meeting #2 - 5:30PM - Library


Tuesday, Jan. 26th


  • Sigler Store - Open During Recess
  • Future's Day Guest Speaker - 9AM - Library (Boys) & 4th Grade Classroom (Girls)
  • Mr. Arend will be off campus 1/2 Day - PM


Wednesday, Jan. 27th


  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • Mr. Arend will be off campus - Principal Visioning Institute
  • SMU Student Teacher Program - Conference Room 8-12


Thursday, Jan. 28th

  • Mentoring for Students
  • Mr. Arend will be off campus - Principal Visioning Institute
  • Beach Club - 3PM - Library - Resumes Today


Friday, Jan. 29th

  • AVID Tour - 10AM

Want to be a Happy Teacher...Complete the Happy Teacher Challenge

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Check Out the Ways You Can Support Sigler Elementary...

Shoparoo

This year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!


Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!


Get started today:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!

3. The first 20 supporters at our school will earn an extra $1 donation from Shoparoo for their first receipt!

4. Earn even more Roo Points, or cash donations, by inviting others to join using your personal referral code

5. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!


There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!


Thank you for your support!


Interested in Being a Mentor at Sigler Elementary? Fill out the Mentor Form Below to Get Started.

First Grade Field Trip - Outdoor Learning Center

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 9am

3401 East Spring Creek Parkway

Plano, TX

Plano Rotary - Sigler Elementary Citizen of the Month

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 2pm

Sigler Elementary

Parent Learning Opportunity - Are We Born That Way

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Come join other parents in learning more about children and how we can better understand the temperament of our children.

Site Based Improvement Committee - Meeting #2

Monday, Jan. 25th, 5:30pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX