The Siegrist Star
Week of March 20, 2017
ENJOY YOUR BREAK! MARCH 20-24
Be sure to check the Siegrist monthly calendar for other upcoming events
Practice makes perfect- emergency drills
Severe Weather - What We Do to Prepare
Each semester we conduct a severe weather drill with our staff and students and this past week we participated in a tornado drill on March 9 - very timely after Monday's severe weather in our area. Staff members take our students to designated safe areas in the building and have them assume a crouched positions, covering their heads with their hands. We take roll and await further instructions from our building principals until an "all clear" is given. In the event of an actual severe weather situation during the school day, the District would call and text all parent/guardian numbers listed in our database via our School Messenger system to provide timely updates on the emergency situation.
Parent Advisory Group- Members Needed
On April 18, 5:30-7:30pm our district will host our annual Stakeholder Feedback Evening. This evening is designed to provide parents with information about topics relevant to their child's education, and also to engage in rich dialogue regarding ways that we can improve our school.
The format for the night will include two sessions: 1) District Strategic Focus Area Innovations Highlights (presentation), and 2) Focus Groups at Tables (tables will be arranged by building and will be facilitated by an administrator).
I would really like to secure 20 parents to attend that evening. If you are available please send me and email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Siegrist has a great reputation for participating in school improvement practices and I would like to maintain this great tradition. We will even feed you dinner :)
Summer School Kindergarten-8th Grade
Don't forget to pay for your Spring Portaits
If you do not wish to purchase your Spring Portaits or certain photo sheets, please have your child return them to school.
WatchDOGS at Siegrist
Here is some more information about the Watchdogs program if you are interested in serving as a Watchdog: Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) are fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other male figures who volunteer for a whole or half day and serve as a positive male role model at Siegrist. Their presence helps to provide a safe and caring environment for our students. The WatchDOG of the day is announced in the morning, they take a picture with their child to be displayed on our watchdogs bulletin board (in the gym hallway), and receive their schedule for the day. This schedule will also be emailed to staff members prior to their arrival. To sign up to volunteer for a half day or full day, please use the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F44A9AA2CA57-siegrist
- Always wears a WatchDOGS badge while they are on Watch DOG duty
- ENCOURAGES STUDENTS! (with lots of smiles and high fives, etc.)
- Helps with traffic flow of vehicles and students at arrival and dismissal times
- Monitors hallways and entrances
- Assists at lunch and eats lunch with students
- Assists at recess and referees or plays on the playground
- Reads with classes or tutors small groups of students
- Works with flash cards and/or educational games
- Actively and positively engages with their student and others
- Supports special classes such as art, music, library & P.E.
- Smiles and is a hero for the day!
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS AND FLYERS
Make sure you check out the “Community” tab on the Platte County RIII School District webpage. There you will find an option called “Community Event/Activity Flyers” where you can access flyers with information regarding various events and opportunities within our community! Below are a few your elementary schooler(s) might be interested in, but check the website for more!
- Great Beginnings Preschool Tuition and Peer Programs - Now Enrolling
- PC Parks & Rec Spring Soccer/Baseball - Sign up by Feb. 22/Mar. 26, 2017
- Pirate Track Club - Registration Begins March 1, 2017
Treasure Chest Open to Families
Watch D.O.G.S. Program
To sign up to volunteer for a half day or full day, please use the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F44A9AA2CA57-siegrist
Siegrist Elementary Contacts
Siegrist Mission Statement
We the students of Siegrist will work together to become leaders
by showing good character traits and practicing the 7 Habits.
We will have fun, work hard, and do our best to reach our goals
and change the world into a better place.