The Siegrist Star
Week of September 18, 2023
TODAY IS NATIONAL DOT DAY
Today, Siegrist Elementary celebrated DOT DAY. This special day is based on a book written by Peter H. Reynolds titled The Dot. His purpose for writing this book was to remind readers that creativity lies within each of us. This power allows us to enrich ourselves and everyone around us. More pictures on our Facebook page.
Welcome to a new school year! We are so happy to have you at Siegrist. This year both Mrs. Burrows and Dr. Mann are at Siegrist full time! The comprehensive counseling program has many roles and responsibilities, thus we are sharing roles and responsibilities to meet all 605 student needs! (CLICK HERE for role division chart). The school counseling annual calendar overview can be viewed HERE. Lastly, our counselor lessons have been embedded into the Siegrist Specials rotation, meaning your child(ren) will receive a counselor lesson for 50 minutes every 6 days. While one counselor is always teaching the other is meeting individual needs, small group needs, system support or responsive services.
Additionally, this will be our 3rd year with an advisory council solely focused on the school counseling program. The advisory meets two times a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. The advisory is made up of school administrators, a school board member, parents, teachers, and this year we’d like to invite a few 5th graders to join us for student input.
Need to contact a counselor? The best way to reach us is via email. Please don’t hesitate to contact either of us if you are needing anything. Our contact information is:
Julia Burrows: 816-858-5977, ext. 1407 or email@example.com
Dr. Mann: 816-858-5977, ext. 1406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Platte County Education Foundation Fundraiser, September 6-19
Please support the Platte County Education Foundation by purchasing a Major Saver card from a PCR-3 K-8 student! Did you know that more than $120,000 has been earned for PCR-3 and our schools with the Major Saver program? The Platte County Education Foundation uses the funds to provide Teacher Grants & Scholarships to benefit all the schools in Platte County School District. Visit www.majorsaver.com/cards/ to purchase yours!
Bike Unit volunteer information
The PE coaches need a few parent volunteers to help our 3rd-5th graders during our Bike lessons on the following days. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. If you want to come when your child will be participating we've outlined the schedule below.. Thank you! Please click on the link below:
- September 19 Letter Day A- Phillips, Blum, VanWinkle
- September 20 Letter Day B-Schmidt, Jeffries, Renick
- September 21 Letter Day C-McCarthy, Anderson
- September 22 Letter Day D-Schmidt, Blum, VanWinkle
- September 25 Letter Day E-Phillips, Anderson
- September 26 Letter Day F-McCarthy, Jeffries, Renick
- September 27-Letter Day A-Villarreal, Hall, Riechers
- September 28-Letter Day B-Marrs, Napravnik, Bogart
- September 29-Letter Day C-LaHue
- October 2-Letter D-Villarreal, Napravnik, Bogart
- October 3 - Letter E-Hall, Riechers
- October 4 - Letter F-Marrs, LaHue
All Volunteers need to check in at Siegrist and meet us in the gym before walking over to the bus parking lot at the PC Middle School. If it is raining, the bike program will be in Siegrist gym this day.
PCR-3 Community Advisory: Apply by September 25
Platte County School District recognizes the importance of community input to help set the future direction of our schools. We will be kicking off another year of the PCR-3 Community Advisory by gathering volunteers who will have an ongoing role to review the District’s progress toward its Comprehensive Strategic Improvement Plan goals, as well as to provide input regarding the District's general operation and specific issues impacting education activities and programs. Any District resident, employee, or student may participate in the ongoing work of this group.
We have reached out to existing members about continuing their participation and are now opening membership up to new members. If interested in serving on this advisory, please complete the application linked here by September 25. The first General Membership meeting will be held October 3.
Trunk or Treat - Sign up to Host a Trunk
Siegrist Elementary is hosting our annual Trunk or Treat for our Siegrist families. This event will be held on October 18th from 5:00-6:30pm at the parking lot behind Paxton. Please scan the QR code or click on this link https://forms.gle/KA2yXMfQYLrmo2H28 to sign up to host a trunk. We will be collecting candy donations until 10/18.
PowerSchool Parent Portal
Parents can use Parent Portal (www.plattecountyschooldistrict.com/parents/parent_portal) to keep up to date on grades and assignments (for students in grades 6-12), attendance, and we will soon have active links to meal payments and fees. Parents who did not receive their new PowerSchool Access ID and Password at registration days or back-to-school nights or may have questions can call our office at 816-858-5977.
Siegrist School Attendance:
School attendance is very important! Our school attendance goal is: 90% of students in attendance 90% or higher of the time. Each day daily student attendance is posted outside the office door before you enter, take a look the next time you are at school at our daily attendance rate. Siegrist does have an attendance committee that meets monthly to review individual student attendance. It is our goal to work alongside parents to ensure a high attendance rate for every student. Below is a graph of last year’s average student daily attendance:
The 22-23 yearly average student attendance rate was 92.88%. This is a wonderful attendance rate and we hope to keep attendance high. Thank you for making school a priority and partnering with us to ensure your child is at school. If your student will not be here please call the front office at 816-858-5977.
Open Positions at PCR-3
Come join our community, our team, our family, our tradition! We have several current opportunities available and are now accepting applications for teaching positions for the 2023-24 school year. Check out this video from our staff, sharing what makes Platte County School District special and what a new staff member will love about PCR-3, then visit ➡️
www.plattecountyschooldistrict.com/careers/currentopenings to apply! #PCR3Proud 🧡🖤
Upcoming Community Events & Flyers
Here are some opportunities our families might be interested in!
Siegrist Elementary Contacts
You can always contact us at anytime by phone or Email. If you have a specific question for administration, please email us at email@example.com ( Mrs. Johna Sutton, Principal) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Mr. Michael Powers, Assistant Principal)
Location: 1701 Branch Street, Platte City, MO, United States