Sigler Elementary Monday Memo

May 16th

Own It

Our theme at Sigler Elementary this year is “OWN IT”. These two simple words set the stage for the 2015-2016 school year and serve as a reminder for students, staff and families that regardless of the circumstances, we must “OWN IT”. There can be no excuses. Each student, teacher and family that walks through our doors has a story to share and obstacles to overcome. Our goal is to empower our students, teachers and families to meet these obstacles head on, overcome them, regardless of their size and “OWN IT”!


Sigler Family Literacy - End of Year Event

The moms who have attended Sigler Family Literacy have worked so hard this year and we would like to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments. Join our Sigler Family Literacy participants, members of Plano ISD and staff from the National Center of Family Learning at the celebratory event on May 19th at Mendenhall Elementary, beginning at 6PM.

Let Us "REMIND" You about What is Happening at Sigler Elementary

What I Learned from Twitter This Week...

Do You Follow Sigler Elementary on Twitter? You Should Be!

Finish Strong!

While it may seem like we have several weeks of school remaining, the truth is, we are down to the final eight weeks.

With the school year being compared to a marathon, knowing we must go slow to fast, we must also be able to finish strong. Now is not the time to be folding up our tents and looking forward to next year. Rather, we must expect more now than ever out of ourselves and our students. Our campus goal of language acquisition remains a focus and over the next eight weeks, we can continue to develop language among our students.

Our LIFT team and support staff will be bringing a book with them to planning for the remainder of the year, titled "7 Steps to a Language Rich Interactive Classroom". This book, by John Seidlitz, is full of strategies that can be incorporated tomorrow, many of which you may already be using.

Step #5 focuses on the one thing we know is a challenge for students. Developing vocabulary, recalling vocabulary and using the vocabulary acquired accurately. Visuals and Vocabulary will engage students and increase their vocabulary development. Check out step six - Structured Conversations

May is Wellness Month at Sigler Elementary

With the school year winding down, it is important now, more than ever to take care of our mind, body and soul. The month of May is Wellness Month at Sigler Elementary. Each week we will have a new challenge for you to participate in. Teachers, students and parents are encouraged to participate. Share your participation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #siglerwellness and #siglerlearns.

Week 3 - Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be defined as the gentle effort of being present in the moment. Practicing mindfulness or setting your brain for the day has many benefits. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety, increase focus and memory, boost creativity and increase emotional stability. We will start students and staff off with a 1-3 minute mediation exercise each morning this week.

Week of May 16th

(Items in Bold - Student Opportunities)

As a staff, we identified peer classroom visits or learning walks as an area we wanted to grow in. Our goal for 2016 is for each staff member to complete three visits or learning walks. These can happen on your time (planning, lunch, counselor, library or while another staff member covers your classroom). If we make it important enough, it will make us better. Read here: Stepping Into Each Other's Classrooms.

Need some help getting started:

Scene 1 - Animated Learning Walks Model: “The First Step”

Scene 2 - The Exchange

Scene 3 - The Return

Scene 4 - The Teaming Exchange

Scene 5 - The Glimpse

Scene 6 - Two Teachers Learning Together

Additional information to support this goal can be found here:

Monday, May 16th - #CelebrateMonday

  • Penny Wars -Final Week - We have raised almost $1,000 in just two weeks!
  • Dress Rehearsal for 1st Grade Music Performance - All Grades in Gym - 1:45PM
  • World's of Wonder - 3:00PM - 4th Grade - Empty Room

#CelebrateMonday - Each Monday Tweet One Thing Worth Celebrating - Use the Hashtag #CelebrateMonday

Tuesday, May 17th

Future's Day - Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirt with jeans every Tuesday at Sigler Elementary.

  • Penny Wars Continues
  • Sigler Store - Open During Recess Today
  • Kids Count Players - Grades Kindergarten & 1st - 8:15AM & 2nd Grade - 9AM - Sigler Gym
  • STOMP - 3:00PM
  • Multicultural Night & 1st Grade Music Performance - 6:00PM
  • School Board Meeting - 7PM

Wednesday, May 18th

  • Mr. Arend & Mrs. Hempstead will be off campus today - Principal Meeting - Sockwell
  • 3rd Grade Guest Speaker - Outdoor Learning Center - 1:30PM - 3rd Grade Open Room
  • Sigler Senior Reunion - 4:00PM - Library

Thursday, May 19th

  • Thursday Twitter Task - Reflect on your school year, if you have not shared your favorite memory, share one. If you have, I bet you have anther one. What has been your favorite memory? Share your best moments and be sure to include the hashtag #siglerlearns. Teachers who tweet can enjoy jeans today.
  • Mentoring for Students
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip - Perot Museum
  • Plano Rotary Citizen of the Month - 2PM - Library
  • PACE Teachers One Hour Update - Following Dismissal
  • Family Literacy - End of Year Celebration - Mendenhall Elementary - 6PM

Friday, May 20th

  • Wear Your Sigler Spirit Wear Today
  • FIELD DAY 2016!!!!!!!
  • End of Year Staff Gathering - See Email from Mrs. Caldwell
  • Chess Club - 3:00PM

Next Week at Sigler Elementary

Monday, May 23rd

  • End of Year LPAC Meetings Today
  • World's of Wonder - 3:00PM - 4th Grade - Empty Room

Tuesday, May 24th

  • End of Year LPAC Meetings Today
  • Sigler Store - Final Shopping Day of the Year
  • STOMP - 3:00PM

Wednesday, May 25th

  • End of Year CMITs Today - Grades KN-2nd - Hempstead will send schedule

Thursday, May 26th

  • Mentoring for Students
  • End of Year CMITs Today - Grades KN-2nd - Hempstead will send schedule

Friday, May 27th

  • Student Holiday - Teacher Workday
  • EdcampSigler

Monday, May 30th

  • Student/Teacher Holiday - Classes Resume Tuesday, May 31st

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Multicultural Night/1st Grade Performance

Tuesday, May 17th, 6pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Come join other Sigler Elementary families at what has become a traditional event. Our Multicultural Night, celebrates the diverse students and families that attend Sigler Elementary and showcases our 1st grade students through a music performance.

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Plano Rotary Citizen of the Month

Thursday, May 19th, 2pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Field Day

Friday, May 20th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

AVID Parent Night - Transitions

Tuesday, May 24th, 5:30pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. We will discussing transitions and what happens next with AVID and students at Sigler Elementary. Mrs. Kimrey from Wilson Middle School will be joining us to discuss the transition for our 5th graders to Wilson.

Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night

Thursday, May 26th, 5:30pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Incoming Kindergarten students and families are invited to meet our KN teachers, learn how they can support their children at home as they transition to KN and receive some materials to use over the summer to prepare their children.

Student Holiday - Friday, May 27th & Monday, May 30th

Friday, May 27th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Classes Resume Tuesday, May 31st

End of Year - Kindergarten Song Celebration

Wednesday, June 1st, 1:45pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

End of Year - 5th Grade Dance Party

Wednesday, June 1st, 3pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Class Parties

Thursday, June 2nd, 1:30pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Kindergarten's class party begins at 12:30PM

5th Grade Celebration

Thursday, June 2nd, 6pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Last Day of School - School Assembly - Early Release - Noon Dismissal

Friday, June 3rd, 8:30am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX