The Siegrist Star
Week of November 20 , 2023
Hands on Learning!
Students in Mrs. McCutcheon’s class had a special visitor come to their room! A pilgrim! Some say she looks a lot like Mrs. McCutcheon’s mom, but some wonder if she just got off the Mayflower ship. The students learned about pilgrim life, their brave voyage to America, and the first Thanksgiving. She also brought yummy items that the students made into a fun turkey snack.
PCR-3 Student Selected for All-State Children's Choir
Easton Bankey from Siegrist was selected for the 4th Annual All-State Children's Choir. His voice was selected to join 120 others from across the state out of more than 1,500 Missouri 4th and 5th graders who sent in auditions. They will perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention on January 24, in Osage Beach, Missouri. CONGRATULATIONS EASTON!
Order your yearbook today!
Yearbook order forms were sent home with students on Monday, November 13. Yearbooks cost $25 each. Please fill out the envelope information and place your payment of cash or check payable to Platte County School District and have your child return it to the office. Deadline to order is March 29, 2024.
Our yearbook student team is doing an amazing job putting together this year's yearbook. It is full of pictures and quotes! There will be no online orders taken.
☸ ELEMENTARY PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOKS
The 2023-24 Elementary Parent/Student Handbook has been published and can be found on the PCR3 District Website. Please click the receipt of student/parent handbook & student code of conduct 2023-24 button at the bottom. This will take you to your signature page that both parents and the student states that you are aware of where to find the handbook and that all families and students are responsible for adhering to procedures and expectations. This will need to be as soon as possible!
TODAY, NOVEMBER 17 IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER
🗯️WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Please Complete the Parent Survey by Dec. 3
Platte County School District is conducting its parent survey to gather feedback on strengths of the District, as well as areas to consider for growth. Your input is important and will be considered when making future decisions.
Instead of a full parent survey conducted once in the fall of each year, we will be dividing our survey into cycles and asking for your feedback more often.
- For this first cycle, you'll start with up to 20 quick parent survey questions regarding your student's academics, special services, and sense of belonging.
- Then you'll be asked to share feedback (thoughts) on these specific topics (academics, special services, and sense of belonging). The next cycle will focus on other topics.
During Parent/Teacher conferences, we will encourage parents to take this survey. You can complete the survey by clicking on the link below or using the QR code. Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Counselors utilize the Missouri Counseling standards to guide their instruction, as well as supplemental materials such as the MindUP Curriculum. MindUp curriculum focuses on mindful attention centering on conscious awareness of the present moment. By focusing our attention and controlling our breath, we can learn to reduce stress and optimize the learning capacity of the brain. The use of these practices in MindUP is informed by leading-edge research in the fields of developmental cognitive neuroscience, mindfulness training, social and emotional learning and positive psychology. As students learn about mindfulness practices throughout November, December and January, here are some questions you might ask your child(ren):
What have you learned about the brain?
What’s your favorite coping strategy?
What is mindfulness?
Mrs. Julia Burrows & Dr. Lori Mann
❄️SWEATER WEATHER COMING!🥶
Winter Weather Information
🧣Click here for information on school cancellations/modifications due to inclement weather, how the District will notify parents, as well as information on recess, Y Club, and Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days. As a reminder, PCR-3 will implement traditional inclement weather days (no school and no virtual learning), until we reach a threshold that would push the school year past Memorial Day. We will make those days up per our academic calendar, and if we go past our planned make up days for inclement weather, we will implement our Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days.
Have You Opted In to Receive Text Notifications from PCR-3?
School Messenger is our automated phone calling and text notification system. We use this system to notify parents quickly for sudden changes in schedules due to emergencies, school cancellations, or just important school announcements.
If you aren't receiving the District's text reminders and notifications and would like to opt in to receive these, simply text "YES" to 67587. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Highway 92 Recruiting Event - December 9 at T-Shotz
There’s a place for you in education! Three exceptional school districts along the Highway 92 corridor are coming together for a special recruitment event, and we want YOU to be a part of it! Platte County, Smithville, and Kearney School District are all actively seeking passionate individuals to join our teams. We’re accepting applications for teaching openings for the upcoming school year. Paraprofessional, substitute, custodian, and maintenance roles are available now.
Connect with representatives, learn about their unique cultures, and explore the wonderful opportunities that await you. Take your first step towards shaping the future of our students.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ( Mrs. Johna Sutton, Principal) or email@example.com (Mr. Michael Powers, Assistant Principal)
Location: 1701 Branch Street, Platte City, MO, United States