Scott Elementary

Mini Pack Update 12/4/2015

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Principal's Pen

Dear Scott Family,

We have had a successful and very busy week as you can see below from all the pictures. We have two Scott artists who will be displaying their art at Frisco Arts in the Square. Go check it out. Second grade went on a study trip and experienced theater at Roach Middle School. Our campus showed amazing generosity as we collected clothing and toys to help Frisco children experience a memorable Christmas holiday.


We hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving break and we look forward to the next two weeks of school in 2015.


Sincerely,

Paige & Leanne

The only way to survive a human sundae...

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Scott Students Competing in the Frisco Arts in the Square Poster Contest

A BIG Shout OUT to Priyal Narang from 2nd grade and Quaid Pines from 5th grade. They are two of the eighty students competing at Frisco Arts in the Square! If their artwork is chosen, they will win $100 and their art will be displayed on the advertisement posters for the show this spring.
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Third Grade's Poetry Cafe

Second Grade's Visit to Elf!

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SCOTT PTA UPDATES

Helping Hands Wanted

We're giving thanks to all those who have volunteered and are asking for some helping hands to fill up our volunteer calendar throughout the school year. If your hands are full, don't forget about the teacher workroom where faculty projects can even be fulfilled at home. Learn how to sign up here.


GET GROWing

Pick up your produce with you pick up your kiddo. Order fresh goods from GROW and they'll deliver your produce to Scott and save you a trip. learn more about GROW here.


Wanted: Box Tops and Labels for Education

We're far from the end of the month, but with the holiday's just around the corner, don't forget to bring in those Box Tops and Labels. Learn more and see which products qualify: Scott Box Tops and Labels


We Need You!
Looking for ways to get more involved? There's a slot for everyone and every busy schedule. Scott PTA Volunteers


Scott Spirit Store

Show your Scott Pride. Purchase Scott spirit items here. Scott hoodies will be on sale soon! Be watching for them - you won't want to miss it!


Link your Kroger and Target Card to Scott

Yes...it's free and it supports our school and students. Find out how to do this.


Stay Connected to Scott

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Special Shout Outs


  • Shout OUT to 2nd grade! They attended a field trip this week to see Elf, the musical! They each represented Scott well! Proud of you all!
  • A BIG Shout Out to all our Scott families that donated angel gifts! There will be so many blessed recipients!
  • Big Thank You to Elizabeth Pittman for bringing donuts to the school for the staff!
  • A HUGE shout out our Scott parents! Drop off has been going so much better as parents are adhering to the carpool rules!
  • Shout out to the parents that decorated the classroom doors! We appreciate all you've done to make the building beautiful and cheery for the holidays!
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Our Hallways are Filled with Art!

Updates and Reminders

Morning Drop-off: Please DO NOT drop off your children in the middle of Millbend Drive. The only drop-off allowed in the mornings is around the back of the school in the FIRST carpool lane. We have had numerous parents allowing their children to hop out of the car on Millbend and run across the street. This is extremely dangerous and can't happen; your children's safety is our #1 concern.


Parking on Campus: Please do not park in the fire lanes at anytime including lunch or Celebrate Scott.


Texting/Calls: Please refrain from texting in/around the school. We are responsible for getting 650 students safely to and from school. Please help by keeping your eyes on the road and not looking at your phone.


Bikes on Campus: Parents, please talk to your child about not riding his/her bike or scooter on campus grounds. We also will be talking to all our students. We have had some near misses with student safety because of bike riders nearly running into other students or failing to stop at the crosswalk. Again, your child's safety is always our #1 concern.

These Frisco Students Need Your VOTE!! They are in the FINALS!

SAP & AdVenture Capital sponsored a Social Innovation Series contest across the country for young entrepreneurs to develop and pitch their BIG ideas to IMPROVE HEALTH & WELLNESS in their SCHOOLS! The top 2 winners get an all expense paid trip to the Super Bowl 50 and an additional $10,000 in grants for their ideas! Frisco (says Dallas on there, but it's FISD students) has 2 in the TOP 10, YAY!


1.) Lamia – Dallas, TX "Select N' Smoothies "

Vote here - https://adcapyouth.wishpond.com/social-innovation/entries/64207265

Select N' Smoothies is a mobile application that will allow students to virtually create their own smoothies that target their particular nutritional needs and fulfill their gustatory desires. With a running calorie count embedded within the app, students can choose from various fruits and vegetables to build their smoothie entirely from scratch, or make a selection from suggested drinks that contain specific nutrients to help combat fatigue, sickness, and loss of electrolytes. I am extremely passionate about this innovative project because, as a varsity tennis athlete, I am personally aware of the desire and health benefits of creating a drink that holds the power of healing one's body both mentally and physically.


2.) Jackson – Dallas, TX "Stand Up Desks"

Vote here - https://adcapyouth.wishpond.com/social-innovation/entries/64201160

Sitting is the new smoking. An unhealthy evil that has become convenient due to our ever increasing sedentary lifestyles. Our solution will allow students to have the option to sit or stand--boosting energy, improving posture, increasing blood flow, ramping up metabolism, and enhancing overall cognitive function.

All FISD Community Workshops are held at the FISD Administration Building.


February 16: Strategies for Raising a Healthy Child

  • 6:00-7:00 pm
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Reminders

Elementary students may only bring items for distribution to classmates on the three party days: Winter Party, Valentine’s Day and end of year celebration.


In addition, students issuing invitations to individual birthday parties or other celebrations may only do so at school if all students in the homeroom class are invited. These birthday invitations must be passed out at the end of the day with permission from the teacher.

Shine Time Poem from Mrs. Pennington's 3rd grade class

Gratitude for our Scott Community

We are grateful for Scott Elementary in so many ways,

There isn't a better place to spend our day.

Every single one of you decided every child, every day,

and you do whatever it takes.

Mrs. Brewer and Mrs. Crane, you are the leaders of our school,

your enthusiasm gives us fuel.

You help create a learning community,

from the bottom of our hearts we say thank you, truly.

We love Mrs. Coalson because of her big heart,

always smiling when our day starts.

She teaches us how to stay away from drugs,

and when near a bully, don't just shrug.

Mrs. Coalson taught us be a friend to all,

just like she loves us all.

Mrs. Holbrook, you are simply fantastic,

teaching the teachers is part of your magic.

We love seeing you in our classes and in the halls,

your support helps us all.

There are so many that work behind the scenes,

to help make Scott run like a machine.

Mrs. McCracken, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Mann, our lovely office staff,

Can we please have your autograph?

Nurse L, Nurse L, Nurse L,

You are tremendously swell.

From scuffed up knees

to feeling sick with disease,

We know we can depend on you, Nurse L.

We can't forget our volunteers,

You spend hours upon hours helping our community atmosphere.

PTA, Watchdogs, and classroom parents,

Our gratitude to you is so apparent.

Our Thanks to you is truly sincere,

your generosity helps make it a great year.

The library is a magical place to be,

filled with stories to make our imagination race freely.

Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. P, you hold the magic key,

When we are in your library, our thoughts are so carefree.

Specials teachers, we are so thankful for you everyday,

we can hardly wait to reach your doorway.

You teach us in an engaging way,

your activities make us want to stay.

Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Stroud,

How could this much fun be allowed?

Our work with technology has just begun,

we will know more about Ipads, apps, and chromebooks

when this year is done.

Custodial staff, you are greatly appreciated,

for how much you are dedicated.

All day and into the late night hours you work,

to free our classrooms of germs that lurk.

Everyday is a fresh start because of your teamwork.

Nutritional staff, one of our favorite parts of the day.

is reaching for our lunch tray

to see what has been graciously prepared for the day.

Thank you for filling us up on powerful foods,

that put us in our learning moods.

At Scott, we are a community,

That makes up one big family.

Where each person is recognized and celebrated,

because we were all individually created.


Mrs. Pennington's Class

November 2015