The Siegrist Star
Week of September 26, 2016
The Leader in Me at Siegrist Elementary School
Siegrist Elementary School is studying The Leader in Me program (based on Stephen Covey’s work The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) as an introduction to personal leadership. We believe all students have the capacity to lead in their own lives and affect those around them by making positive choices. This leadership opportunity helps students learn practical character and life skills that will lead to those positive choices. As we embark on this journey, we understand the importance of sharing this work with our families. Each month, we will be introducing one of the 7 Habits in our parent newsletter as well as activities and discussions our families can practice at home.
One of the ways all of our students are gaining leadership experience this year is through our Student Innovation Teams. Students meet every PLC day with their teams to discuss and plan ways to improve their school community. Our first product from one of these innovation teams was the development of a school mission statement. This was created by our Siegrist students and is said every day together at the beginning of the school day:
We the students of Siegrist will work together to become leaders
by showing good character traits and practicing the 7 Habits.
We will have fun, work hard, and do our best to reach our goals
and change the world into a better place.
Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Reminder
The Watch D.O.G.S. program is beginning at Siegrist!
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) are fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other male figures who volunteer for one school day or a half-day to be a positive male role model for our students. Their presence helps to provide a safe and caring environment at Siegrist Elementary and we cannot wait to have them join us!
Beginning in mid-September, WatchDOG volunteers will be serving in our building. The WatchDOG of the day will be announced in the morning, take a picture with their child to be displayed on our watchdogs bulletin board (in the gym hallway), and receive their schedule for the day. This schedule will also be emailed to staff members prior to their arrival. To sign up to volunteer for a half day or full day, please use the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F44A9AA2CA57-siegrist
Siegrist's First Watch Dog Dad - Mr. Messina with his sons Jack and James.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS AND 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!
Highway 92 Showdown T-Shirt Orders - Due September 30
Platte County Parks & Rec Youth Basketball (Grades 3-6) - Sign up by October 4
Platte County Wrestling Club Open Gyms - Sundays Starting September 11 until November
Pedal For Platte Benefiting Shop with a Cop - October 15