Scott Elementary

Mini Pack Update 9/25/2015

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Principal's Pen

Dear Scott Family,

What another great week at Scott! Our students are learning and growing daily while having fun! We have decided to spotlight a series we are calling "Mastering the Mind" adapted from a short motivational book written by Mentoring Minds. This series will provide a quick spotlight on how our mind and thoughts impact our behavior, emotions and success.

Topic 1: ABILITY

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz

" Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there." - John Wooden

Ability is the quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment. The most important lesson we can learn is to use our ability to do what we need to do in a timely manner. The first step to unlocking our potential is our continuous dedication to a task or solving a problem as well as our confidence. We are working daily to build each student's confidence in themselves! Confidence will help them in all that they do. We want our children to understand that we are not limited by our abilities but rather by our vision and the inability to laugh at ourselves. We want students to have the desire to dust themselves off and try again. Our hope is that students will begin to measure themselves by their effort to a given task and how they worked through the process. Success is reflected through the ability to grow, change, and adapt.

Enjoy your weekend and the cooler weather.


Paige & Leanne


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Mrs. Ward's First Grade Class

Special Shout Outs

  • Shout OUT to the Scott neighborhood for helping Mrs. Coalson get back into the building on Saturday when she got locked out! We appreciate you all helping out!
  • A big MINI PACK SHOUT OUT to Ms. Maynard's 4th grade class! They did an EXCELLENT job in music!
  • Shout out to PTA for giving the Scott staff and students a "Scott Pride" spirit stick! Thank you! We love you!
  • Big Holler to PTA for purchasing our new rain gear. We are excited to wear these and stay dry during carpool.
  • Shout OUT to all the families who attended the Healthy Lifestyles Fair Thursday night. It was so much fun! If you missed it, be on the look out for the next one this Spring.
  • Big Holler to PTA and Lindsey Hendrix for all their hard work and preparation in organizing the Healthy Lifestyles Fair.
  • A BIG mini pack shout out to all the students who participated in College Week. They are off to great start on their future!
  • Big Holler to our campus staff and students for completing their first Scott Fire Drill this week. One kindergartner commented, "We just did a fire drill. That was AWESOME " We were out of the building in under 3 minutes!

HUGE Shout OUT to Tammy Elliott and PTA for our Healthy Lifestyles Night!

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What a fun night!

Link to More Photos

Fall Health Fair Photos
Thank you to the vendors and Scott families who helped make Thursday's Fall Into Healthy Choices Fair a success. We jumped, danced, bounced and learned the importance of healthy habits. See photos at

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Mrs. Holden's Second Grade Class

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A Big MINI Pack shout out to Coach Hendrix and crew!

Scott's running club is off to a great start! We appreciate everyone's help!
Ms. Maynards Class in Music Sept 23, 2015
Ms Maynard's 4th grade class starting music.
Ask your child to show you the song and dance they do as they begin their music class each week. Makes me want to be in music class. How fun!

Updates and Reminders

Morning Drop-off: Please DO NOT drop off your children in the middle of Millbend Dr.. The only drop-off allowed in the mornings is around the back of the school in the 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.

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 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.

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Flu Shots are coming to school. Check out the flyer below.

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Walk to School Day

Friday, Oct. 9th, 7:15am

The Reserves Amenity Center

Students and Parents,

Walk to school with your teachers!

Heritage High School Scott Night Football Game

Friday, Oct. 9th, 7pm

6927 Stadium Lane

Frisco, TX

Come and show your Scott Spirit at the Heritage High School Football Game. We will all be there. Students, wear your Scott Tshirt and get in FREE.

By your tickets in advance and adults only pay $5.00. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $7.00. See you there!

Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Monday, Oct. 12th, 10am-6pm

10550 Millbend Drive

McKinney, TX

5th Grade Pine Cove

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 16th, 2pm

Pine Cove

Movie Night

Friday, Oct. 16th, 6:30-8pm

10550 Millbend Drive

McKinney, TX

Fall Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 19th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 23rd, 2pm

Scott Library

Tuesday - Oct 20: 6:30-7:30 AM - Muffins with Mom (K-2)

Wednesday - Oct 21: Lunch with Grandparents

Thursday - Oct 21: 6:30-7:10 AM Donuts with Dad (3-5)

PTA Meeting & 5th Grade Musical

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 6-6:45pm

Scott Cafe

Scott Trot

Friday, Oct. 30th, 8am

10550 Millbend Drive

McKinney, TX

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

October 6: Sex, Drugs and the Cell Phone
  • 5:45 pm - Parents of Boys
  • 7:00 pm - Parents of Girls

October 7: FISD New to Frisco Parent Orientation

  • 7:00 pm

February 16: Strategies for Raising a Healthy Child

  • 6:00-7:00 pm
Scott Spirit Nights

October 21: Chick-fil-a, 4:00-9:00 pm 8700 State Highway 121, McKinney, TX 75070

Scott PTA

Find out more about your Scott PTA. Join. Volunteer. Shop the Spirit Store.