The Siegrist Star

Week of November 25, 2019

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Upcoming Siegrist Events

NOV 27-29 Thanksgiving Break

DEC 4 - Dollar Bill Banking Day 8:30-8:50am
DEC 5 - 3rd, 5th & Choir Concert at Wilson Center - Time TBD
DEC 11 - PLC Day - Early Release at 1:35pm
DEC 12 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Nutcracker 9-2pm
DEC 18 - Dollar Bill Banking Day 8:30-8:50am
DEC 20 - Winter Parties

DEC 24-JAN 3 - Winter Break

Click here to view the full Siegrist Elementary calendar on our website.


Students deepen their knowledge of mindful awareness by focusing and listening. By prompting them to stay with their observations we give children an opportunity to be fully engaged in what they are doing and to reflect upon their experiences, which bolsters their sense of self-awareness and self-control. Here are some questions you might ask your child(ren):

  1. Describe a situation where you had to see someone else’s perspective?

  2. How can you avoid a reactive way of thinking?

  3. Tell a kind act you did for someone today or tell a kind act you will do for someone else tomorrow.

Holiday Gift Shoppe for Kids

The holidays are near and the PCMS PTO is holding its Annual Holiday Mart on December 7, 2019 at PCMS from 9-2. Children will have the opportunity to pick out their own inexpensive gifts for family and friends in a safe, child-centered environment. See flier below for more information.

New Front Door Video Intercom System at Siegrist Elementary

The Platte County R-3 School District Safety and Security Master Plan calls for the installation of a front entry video intercom system in all schools. These video intercoms have recently been installed at Siegrist Elementary. The purpose of the video intercom is to enhance school safety through controlled building access, entryway identification, and visitor monitoring. The new system requires a slightly different approach to entering our schools during school hours. The process for any visitor requesting entry during the school day will be as follows:

1. When you approach the front doors of the school, press the button on the video intercom doorbell nearby (see picture).2. Our building front office staff will come across the intercom to welcome you and ask for the reason you are requesting school entry.3. Please state your reason for requesting school access such as:
  • "I have an appointment with the principal."
  • "I need to check out my child from school."
  • "I would like to visit with a school counselor about my child's schedule."
  • "I am dropping off my child's lunch."
4. Our front office staff will provide you with some basic instructions as to what to do upon entering the building and release the front door as appropriate.

We recognize this process will take a few extra minutes when visiting our schools, but hope you value the improved security it provides for our students and staff. Thank you for your support and patience as we implement this new visitor management protocol.

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Please Complete the Parent Survey By December 1

The Platte County School District is conducting its annual 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.

If you have not already completed the survey during Parent/Teacher conferences, we ask that you complete the survey by clicking on the link below. If you have more than one student, please be sure to answer those questions for each building. The survey should take approximately fifteen minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Parent Survey Link

Leader in Me - The Importance of Goals

Research has shown that the simple act of writing a goal greatly increases the chances of accomplishing the goal. If the goal is broken down into action steps and the action steps are tracked, goals have an even greater percentage of success.

At school, your child may write his or her academic and personal goals in a Leadership Notebook. You will gain a lot of information on how your child is doing if you ask your child to tell you about his or her goals. The goals chosen are meaningful to your child so be sure to practice Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood.

The Leadership Notebook idea can also be used in your home. Create goals such as reading together, eating dinner at the table, or doing an activity together. Involve everyone in the family in choosing a meaningful goal and action steps. Post the goal and the action steps in a visible place and be sure to track and celebrate progress!

Resource: The Leader in Me Family Newsletter by Dr. John & Joan Covey

Upcoming Community Events & 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.
K12 Payment Center for Lunch Accounts

Click here to pay on your child's lunch account

Lunch Schedules

Siegrist lunch schedules for all classes

Siegrist Lunch and Breakfast Menu

Siegrist Lunch and Breakfast Menu

Watch DOG Sign up Link

Male family members are encouraged to volunteer to serve our school 1 day a year. Sign up here.

After School Club Information

Click here for after school clubs and enrollment information Young Rembrants and Bricks 4 Kids - Enroll Today!

Pirate Parent Podcast

A great thing to listen to in the CAR RIDER LINE!

Pirates ROCK Business Partners

Helpful Links- Click on the pictures to link to local supporters of Siegrist