Skaggs Elementary Newsletter

October 21, 2021


Skaggs Families,

We have a full week of exciting things happening during Red Ribbon Week next week, so get ready!

Monday-Friday - Dress Up Days (details in newsletter)

Monday - Spirit Night at Chipotle 4:00-8:00pm

Tuesday - Donuts with the Principals for 1st Nine Weeks Principal Award recipients (during school)

Wednesday - Fire Station Awards Night at Plano City Hall - Congratulations to 1st grader Shlok G. for winning Second Place in the Primary Division of the Fire Prevention Poster Contest at the City Level!

Friday - Dress like a Book Character day; Red Ribbon Week Assemblies (sponsored by the Skaggs PTA)

Saturday - Trunk or Treat 5:00-6:30pm

Please read our entire newsletter here:

Thank you,

Karen Lee

Important Dates

October 25-29 - Red Ribbon Week (see dress up days, below)

October 25 - PTA Spirit Night @ Chipotle 4:00-8:00pm

October 27 - pumpkins for Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest entries due

October 30 - PTA Trunk or Treat 5:00-6:30pm

November 1 - PTA Yearbook Cover Contest entries due

November 5 - Virtual Parenting Workshop: Student Success Without Stress/popsicles on the playground

November 8-12 - Book Fair

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Dismissal Changes

In order to ensure student safety we would like to review the procedure for change in dismissal.

Please ensure anyone who picks up your child is listed as an authorized contact for pick up. This can be viewed and edited via Parent Portal (

Please maintain a consistent dismissal plan with as few changes as possible. When a change is required, it must be submitted in writing before 1:00pm.

If a change is required:

  • Please send an email to your child’s teacher by 1:00pm and copy Mrs. Bradford in the front office (;
  • Any changes after 1:00 pm should only be due to an emergency situation (flat tire, broken garage door, car wouldn’t start, etc). In that case, please send the email to your child’s teacher, copy Mrs. Bradford, AND call the front office at (469) 752-3302 to ensure the message is received in time.

A student telling their teacher that they were told to go home a different way, or the student showing the teacher a text or email from their parent with a change, is not sufficient and will result in a delay in dismissal while staff attempts to contact parents to verify how the student should go home.

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Family Concerts

The Plano Symphony Orchestra will host Family Concerts on Sunday, October 25th and and Sunday, October 31st. Former Skaggs Star, Steven Lu will be performing on his violin. Click here to purchase tickets.
Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to our 1st Nine Weeks winners!

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Entries due Oct. 27th. Sponsored by Skaggs Library.

Yearbook Cover Contest

Due November 1st.

Student Success Without the Stress

Virtual Parent Workshop on 11/5 from 10-11am


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We are one week away from the event and we are still looking for trunkers and volunteers. In order for this event to be successful, we need you!

Sign up below to decorate your trunk or to volunteer in another way. If you have any questions, please contact Landy Dykes at

Trunkers sign up: I want to be a "Trunker"

Volunteers sign up: I want to Volunteer

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Official rules and entry form:

October 25th from 4:00-8:00pm


October 26th from 11:00am - 9:00pm

Skaggs Elementary School

3201 Russell Creek, Plano, TX 75025 Phone 469-752-3300|Fax 469-752-3301