The Siegrist Star
Week of December 4 , 2023
The City of Platte City Snow Plow Drivers were celebrated and appreciated for all the hard work they do keeping our streets clean, safe and ready for us each day. The Siegrist Student Lighthouse and Yearbook teams hosted this with doughnuts and muffins (thank you Price Chopper), played some rounds of corn hole, had some Q and A time, and then went outside for some hands-on time with the equipment they use – honking the horns was a hit! They were sent off with Snow Survival Kits the students had prepared packed full of snacks, lotion, lip balm and waters. Thank you Platte City Snow Drivers! Be safe this winter!
Distributive Doctor Day
Some third grade leaders stepped into doctor uniforms to perform surgery on multiplication problems during LEAD Day. They perfected “cutting” large multiplication equations into two smaller equations to make them easier to solve. Our doctors are amazing mathematicians!!
Force and Motion
2nd Grade learned about force and motion by completing a roll, slide, and spin experiment. My class’ favorite was spin. Students decorated a spinner then attached a string to it. The spinner did not move unless we forced it to by moving the string. Students learned that an object at rest stays at rest unless an outside force acts on it.
Former Siegrist student, Aiden Assel was a 5th grader when he was selected out of about 450 elementary students auditioning from across the state for the inaugural All-State Children's Choir and performed at the MMEA convention.
Aiden who is currently in 9th grade at PCHS was invited to our Student Led Assembly to preform with our Show Biz Kids.
He is pictured with his Elementary Music teacher, Mrs. Anna Burnett! So Proud!
Upcoming Siegrist Events
DEC 12 - 5th Grade & Siegrist Choir Music Program @ Wilson Center 6:00pm
DEC 18 - PTA Winter Party
DEC 20 - 3 Hour Early Dismissal - 1:35pm
DEC 21 - JAN 2 - WINTER BREAK
JAN 3 - School Resumes
JAN 8 - PTA Meeting at 6pm
JAN 12 - NO SCHOOL- PLD Day
JAN 15 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Day
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!
🗯️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!
Welcome to our Second Edition of the Siegrist Student Star Newspaper
Click on the link to view the November 2023 newspaper. This student-led newspaper not only fosters a sense of community within the school but also provides valuable experience for the students involved in writing, editing, and publishing.
Hello Pirate Families!
It was decided that emails from the school nurses would no longer be encrypted, so you will not need a passcode to see the emails. Instead, visits should come as an attachment to one email that you can click on and view. If your emails are still indicating a passcode is necessary, please let me know so we can correct that. Sorry for the confusion!!
Almost all communication from the health room is done electronically (email). Phone calls will be made for emergent situations or if a student needs to be picked up due to illness. Make sure your emails are correct to ensure there are no delays in communication.
Please remember to send an extra change of clothes with your student in the event they need them. The health room closet is running very low on popular sizes. If your student needs a change of clothes for any reason, and I have nothing on hand, I will have to call the parent to bring something in.
Also, a reminder that the health room does not stock cough drops for students, and if you wish your student to have cough drops, please bring a bag in for your student so they can be kept in the health room for when they need them.
I will be out of the office from November 27 to December 1st, and returning on December 4th, but there will be a nurse filling in. I will not be able to answer emails until I return. The number to the health room is 816-858-1405 in the event you need to reach the nurse for anything.
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and I look forward to seeing everyone in December!
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