Scott Elementary

Mini Pack Update 10/16/2015

Book Fair is Next Week!

We need volunteers! If you are interested in working a shift, please email It is great fun to see all the students excited about new books and reading, and we would love your help!
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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 are featuring a series we call "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 4: Goals

"Make your life a mission-not an intermission."

-Arnold H. Glasgow

What are goals? Goals are the end points toward which all one's efforts are directed. Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. Develop a plan with specific action steps that reflect these components. Then actively follow your plan towards achievement of your goal.

What does goal setting look like in our school setting? All of our classroom teachers are leading our students in setting attainable goals, noting progress, and teaching them to reflect and set new goals. This is a life skill that we all can use. We want our Scott students to understand the importance of setting goals as well as gauging their progress towards achieving those academic goals. Ask your child, "What goal have you set at school?" or "What progress are you making on your goal?"

To reinforce these skills, create a family goal and discuss how you will achieve it together.

"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose-somehow we win out." -Ronald Reagan


Paige & Leanne

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5th Grade Pine Cove Preview!!!

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Making Memories at the Heritage High School Football Game!

Special Shout Outs

  • Shout OUT to PTA for helping our teachers feel so special this week. PTA brought in various teas, fruit water, and apple cider to quench our thirst. So sweet and appreciated!! Y'all rock!
  • A HUGE shout out to Tammy, Amber Cruse's mom, she heard our plea for carpool help and she came out to volunteer! We appreciate your help.
  • Shout out to all the students and families who were able to cheer on the Heritage High School football team Friday night. Howwwwl!
  • Big Holler to our 5th graders who were at Pine Cove this week. We know you had a great time, but we missed you!
  • A big shout out to our 4th graders who attended the Lonestar Storytelling Festival. We hope you were inspired to tell your own stories.

4th Grade Storytelling Festival

Look at the Readers in First Grade!

Scott Students Hard at Work!

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A HUGE Shout Out to Allie Crow! She showed her heifer at the State Fair of Texas! She got 2nd place in her class at the junior show and 5th at the open show! Allie is a 4th grader in Miss. Clemens' class. Woo! Hoo!!

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Ben Casebolt playing baseball!

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Safety Reminder

Student safety is our top priority. Please make sure you are obeying all traffic laws including, but not limited to: 10 mph on school grounds, stopping in front of crossing guard regardless of how late you are, and refraining from texting or talking on phone during school drop off and pick up. Not only are these the law, but this helps keep all of our bikers/walkers, parents and staff safe. We appreciate your help to keep each person in our Scott family safe.
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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.

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 bikeor 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.

Healthy Lifestyles News and Tidbits

  • "Harvest of the Month" features apples. Check this link out for more information on the nutritional benefits of apples and discover some delicious recipes.
  • Additional nutritional resources can be found here

GROW Produce Project

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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 22: 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.

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.