Sigler Elementary Monday Memo

Week 15

CONNECTING

Our theme at Sigler Elementary this year is "connecting". Each week we will capture images of our Sigler Community connecting in four vital areas; curriculum, community, students and staff. We will showcase the images below for all to enjoy and remind ourselves of the power of a connectivity!

The Sigler Staff connected over a friendly game of Kahoot to conclude a staff meeting.

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AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

Each week we are going to highlight an AVID strategy that you can incorporate into your routine in the classroom or parents can discuss with students at home.


Family Connections - How to Help Your Student Succeed


We are half way through the school year (almost) and parent involvement is as important today as it was when school began.


By doing the following, parents can help their children succeed:


  • Check your student's agenda/planner every evening to see what homework needs to be completed
  • Share the details with your student of how you use time management in your everyday life: keeping appointments, being on time for work, etc..
  • Use the agenda/planner as a communication tool between home and school
  • Talk with your student about what he or she is learning in school; use the agenda/planner to guide the discussion
  • Ask to see your student's assignments and discuss how your child is organizing materials. Check your child's organizational tool each week to see if your child is staying organized. (This is your child's backpack or binder)
  • Help your student find a place at home to do homework
  • Help your student decide on a specific time each evening to do homework
  • Even if your student has no homework, encourage him or her to do something educational during homework time: review notes, read a book, play a math game, write a story, etc...
  • Listen to your student's speeches for class during their study time
  • Celebrate your student's successes in school: hang up papers that are well done, make a folder to keep exceptional work, decorate that folder together, etc...
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences and keep records in a folder or file...
  • Share the details with your student of how use use the AVID Elementary skills in your everyday life: Planning Your Time, Collaborating with Others, Listening, Organizing, etc...
  • Visit your student at school as often as possible



For more information about this lesson, staff can find the AVID folder on the shared drive: Sigler: AVID

Week 15 Reminders

Monday, December 8th - Science Fair Countdown - 7 Weeks to Go


MAP Math Testing - Dec. 1st - Dec. 10th - 3rd-5th Grades

MAP Reading Testing - Dec. 8th - 16th - 1st - 5th Grades

MAP LA Testing - Dec. 8th - 16th - 3rd - 5th Grades

MAP Science Testing - Dec. 8th - 16th - 5th Grade Only


  • 3 O'Clock Rocks Today After School - Parents must pick up students at 4PM


Tuesday, December 9th - Future's Day/College Day - Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirt with jeans or dress up for the future they want to have every Tuesday at Sigler Elementary.


  • Parent Information Meeting - CogAT - 8AM - Please check in, in the front office
  • Sigler Soccer Club Today After School - Parents must pick students up at 4PM
  • Coding Club Today After School - Library - Parents must pick students up at 4PM
  • Holiday Dreams - Parents must bring confirmation letter - 6:30PM


Wednesday, December 10th - Team Planning following Dismissal


  • Sigler Soccer Club Today After School - Parents must pick students up at 4PM


Thursday, December 11th


  • Thursday Twitter Task - 10 Days of Twitter Challenge - Click Here


Friday, December 12th - Wear Sigler Spirit Wear Today


  • All Pro Dad's Day - Library 7:15AM
  • #NoOfficeDay - 3rd Grade
  • Chess Club Today After School - Parents must pick students up at 4PM
  • Staff Celebration - See email from Mrs. Caldwell for details


Coming Up Next Week:

Dec. 15th - Off Site PTA Board Meeting - 6PM

Dec. 16th - Junior/Senior Self Manager Party - 2PM

Dec. 18th - Class Parties - 2PM (3rd grade at 1PM)

Dec. 18th - PLC Meetings - 3PM

Dec. 19th - Report Cards Go Home - 3rd-5th Grade

Early Release - Noon Dismissal

Spirit Assembly - 8:30AM


December 22nd - January 5th - Student Holiday - No School

All Pro Dad's Day

Friday, Dec. 12th, 7:15am

1400 Janwood Dr

Plano, TX

Come and enjoy breakfast with your son/daughter along with other families while spending time sharing how proud you are of your child or children. This will be our last All Pro Dad's day in 2014 so come and be a part of it and continue the momentum towards 2015.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Holiday Parties

Thursday, Dec. 18th, 1:45pm

1400 Janwood Dr

Plano, TX

Come and celebrate the holiday season with your son or daughter's classmates and the staff at Sigler Elementary.


3rd Grade - Class Party begins at 1:00PM

Sigler Spirit Assembly

Friday, Dec. 19th, 8:30am

1400 Janwood Dr

Plano, TX

Come and celebrate the end of the 2nd nine weeks and show your Sigler spirit at our Spirit Assembly.

All Pro Dad's Day

Friday, Jan. 30th 2015 at 7:15am

1400 Janwood Dr

Plano, TX

Come and enjoy breakfast with your son/daughter along with other families while spending time sharing how proud you are of your child or children. Help us kick off 2015 in style with our first All Pro Dad's Day of the year.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.