Sigler Elementary Monday Memo

March 21st

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”!


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...

Sigler Family Literacy teamed up with Plano Family Literacy and participated in building Little Free Libraries to be set up around the city of Plano. We are excited to receive a Little Free Library that will be set up at Sigler Elementary.

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

What I Learned from Twitter This Week...

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

Week of March 21st

(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

Scene 3 - The Return

Scene 4 - The Teaming Exchange

Scene 5 - The Glimpse

Scene 6 - Two Teachers Learning Together

Additional information to support this goal can be found here:

Monday, March 21st

  • Mr. Arend will be off campus today at Plano Leadership Visioning Institute
  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • Soccer Club - 3:00PM
  • New!!! World's of Wonder - 3:00PM - 4th Grade - Empty Room
  • PTA Board Meeting - 6PM

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

Tuesday, March 22nd

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

  • Sigler Store - Will be open today during recess
  • Group Pictures (Chess Club, STOMP, Coding, etc...) A list will be emailed to staff
  • Coding Club - 3:00PM - 4th Grade Empty Classroom
  • STOMP - 3:00PM
  • #PISDEDCHAT - 8:00PM

Wednesday, March 23rd

  • 3rd Grade - TELPAS Testing Today
  • Mr. Arend will be off campus today - Texas Principal Visioning Institute - Houston
  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • SMU Student Teacher Program - Conference Room 8-12
  • Soccer Club - 3:00PM
  • Sigler Chefs - 3:00PM - 3rd Grade Students

Thursday, March 24th

  • Thursday Twitter Task - Teachers have been conducting learning walks over the course of the 2nd semester. Tweet an image you captured during a learning walk or something you learned and include the hashtag #siglerlearns. Complete this and wear your jeans today!
  • 3rd Grade - TELPAS Testing Today
  • Report Cards Go Home Today - Grades 3rd - 5th
  • Mr. Arend will be off campus today - Texas Principal Visioning Institute - Houston
  • Mentoring resumes today
  • School Spirit Assembly - 1:30PM
  • Beach Club - 3PM - 4th Grade Hallway - Empty Classroom

Friday, March 25th

  • Student/Teacher Holiday - Classes Resume Monday, March 28th

Next Week at Sigler Elementary

Monday, March 28th

  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • LPAC Testing Decisions
  • Soccer Club - 3:00PM
  • World's of Wonder - 3:00PM - 4th Grade - Empty Room

Tuesday, March 29th

  • Sigler Store - Will reopen next week - Closed Today
  • STAAR Writing - 4th Grade - No Visitors During Lunch Today
  • STAAR Math - 5th Grade - No Visitors During Lunch Today
  • Coding Club - Library - 3PM
  • STOMP - 3:00PM

Wednesday, March 30th

  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • STAAR Reading - 5th Grade - No Visitors During Lunch Today
  • SMU Student Teacher Program - Conference Room 8-12

Thursday, March 31st

  • Mentoring for Students
  • Plano Rotary - Sigler Citizen of the Month Celebration - 2:00PM - Library
  • No Beach Club Today

Friday, April 1st

  • Spirit Day - Wear Your SIgler Spirit Wear
  • All Pro Dad's Morning - 7:15 - Gym
  • #NoOfficeDay - 5th Grade
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Check Out the Ways You Can Support Sigler Elementary...


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 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.

School Spirit Assembly - (Report Cards Go Home Today 3rd-5th)

Thursday, March 24th, 1:30pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Student/Teacher Holiday - Inclement Weather Make-up Day

Friday, March 25th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Classes Resume Monday, March 28th

STAAR Testing - 4th Grade Writing & 5th Grade Math

Tuesday, March 29th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

STAAR Testing - 5th Grade Reading

Wednesday, March 30th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Plano Rotary Citizen of the Month

Thursday, March 31st, 2pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

All Pro Dad's Morning

Friday, April 1st, 7am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Come join other dads and students to spend time eating breakfast with your children and participating in great conversation.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.