November 12, 2015

Dear 1st Grade Star Parents,

We all eagerly await the return of our former Miss D'Argo and new Mrs. Mason on Monday!!

A few notes:

  • Book Fair closes at 1:00 on November 13th.
  • Pioneer Day on Friday, Nov. 20th- First Grade will have a fun morning of activities that will finish with a Thanksgiving lunch "feast" in our hallway. This means students need to bring their own lunch from home that day. We will not have room for parent lunch guests that day.
  • Genre Reading Challenge: Each Friday (11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18) please send your child's white sheet titled 40 Books in 40 Days/Genre Reading Challenge to school. Every Friday, each class will count the number of books read which will be displayed on the library windows.
  • Canned Food Drive: During November, Student Council will be helping the Plano Santas collect non-perishable foods to provide assistance to needy families in the Plano area during the holidays. Students are asked to bring in food items and place them in the box outside the classroom. Thank you for your help in this worthy project.


  • Math- We are learning a variety of ways to add numbers and how to write equations that answer story problem questions.
  • Language Arts/Social Studies- We are practicing retelling stories and comparing maps with globes.
  • Science- We are practicing being mechanical engineers by exploring materials and shapes that could be used for sails on a sailboat.


Dear Parents,

Skaggs Elementary is in need of a crossing guard. We have a substitute provided by the city of Plano is filling in until the end of November. Unless we find someone we will not have a crossing guard starting in December. If you or anyone you know is interested please see the information regarding the position here . Thank you for helping to keep our Skaggs Stars safe!

Important Dates

  • November 13 BOOK FAIR closes at 1 p.m.!
  • November 23-27: Thanksgiving Holiday (no school)
  • November 30-December 4: Math MAP testing
  • December 7-11: Reading MAP testing
  • December 18th: Early Release at noon
  • December 21-January 4: Winter Break

View our first grade website by clicking the following link:


Mrs. Cordell

Twitter: @MrsCordell1

Mrs. Mason, Team Leader

Twitter: @SkaggsMissDArgo

Mrs. Beattie

Twitter: @SkaggsMsBeattie