Sigler Elementary Monday Memo

February 1st

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”!

NO EXCUSES - "Own It"

February is Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, Sigler Elementary is celebrating Black History Month, through the voices of the Sigler Community. Teachers, staff, parents and/or community members who are interested in answering the question, "Why is Black History Month Important to You?" are encouraged to sign up for a time slot, by clicking here to share your answer with students at Sigler Elementary on morning announcements. If you are interested in submitting a video response, please submit the response to matt.arend@pisd.edu.

SIGLERLAND THEME PARK - OPENING MARCH 2016

Students and staff at Sigler Elementary are excited to announce the opening of SiglerLand. This March, SiglerLand will host its grand opening on Thursday, March 3rd at 6:00PM, which just happens to be our Sigler Elementary Open House.


Students will be working to solve a problem designed around a question. Questions will reflect grade level science TEKS, specifically focused around Energy. The students solutions to the problems will be on display at Open House on March 3rd.


In preparation for the our opening, we are needing the following materials:


Cardboard Rolls (Paper Towels or Toilet Paper)

Assortment of Balls

Masking Tape

Duct Tape

Assortment of Cups

Cardboard Boxes

Pipe Cleaners

Rubber Bands

Straws

Popsicle Sticks


Donations will be accepted at Sigler Elementary. Bins will be inside the entry way. Thank you for your contribution to making SiglerLand a HUGE success!

Sigler Family Literacy

Sigler Family Literacy, partnering with Plano Family Literacy shares the belief that the parent is the child's first teacher in life. Our mission is to build healthy families by working with the entire family unit developing life skills, literacy skills, and a strong commitment to family wholeness.


There are 5 components that make up Sigler Family Literacy


  • Adult Education - Multi faceted literacy training that leads to economic self-sufficiency and assisting children in life-long learning and school success
  • Early Childhood Education - An age-appropriate education to prepare children for success in school and life experiences
  • Parent Education - Training and support for parents on how to be the primary teacher for their children. This component teaches parents how to be full partners in the education of their child
  • Integrated Literacy - Interactive literacy activities between parents and their children designed as a partnership in teaching
  • Home Visits - Personal visits to participants’ homes by staff members to teach collaboration of school and home learning


Sigler Family Literacy meets at Sigler Elementary each Monday and Wednesday from 8AM - 11AM and on Thursday at the Bird Family Literacy Center.


For more information please contact Dellmy Cabrera or Matt Arend at Sigler Elementary.

What's Happening at Sigler Family Literacy...

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

A Goal for 2016...Learning Walks - A Six Part Series...

What I Learned from Twitter This Week...

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

Week of February 1st

(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


Additional information to support this goal can be found here: https://www.smore.com/y8xxm


Monday, February 1st

Check out 4th grade students' writing on the Writing Wall throughout the month of February


  • Mr. Arend will be off campus at #TCEA16 - Check out the hashtag for all of the learning
  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • Galaxy Academy - 3PM - Library
  • PTA Board Meeting - 6PM - Library


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


Tuesday, February 2nd


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


  • Mr. Arend will be off campus at #TCEA16 - Check out the hashtag for all of the learning
  • Sigler Store - Open During Recess
  • Soccer Club - 3:00PM - Resumes Feb. 8th
  • Coding Club - 3:00PM - Library
  • Region10 is hosting a chat on Formative Assessment - Awesome opportunity to support a Sigler Site Based Improvement Committee Goal - #R10Chat - 7:30PM
  • #PISDEDCHAT - 8:00PM


Wednesday, February 3rd - Global School Play Day - #GSPD16 tweet your play!


  • Mr. Arend will be off campus at #TCEA16 - Check out the hashtag for all of the learning
  • Mrs. Hempstead will be off campus - iLead Meeting
  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • SMU Student Teacher Program - Conference Room 8-12
  • Soccer Club - 3:00PM - Resumes Feb. 8th


Thursday, February 4th - 100th Day of School


  • Thursday Twitter Task - Celebrate the 100th Day of School. Whether it's in your grade level or visiting another, tweet a picture of the celebration and use the hashtag #siglerlearns
  • Mentoring Today for Students
  • Mr. Arend will be off campus - Texas Principal Visioning Institute
  • Beach Club - 3:00PM - Library


Friday, February 5th


  • Wear Your Sigler Spirit Wear
  • LPAC in Conference Room KN-2nd Grade LEP Students
  • Chess Club - 3:00PM - Library


Next Week at Sigler Elementary


National School Counseling Week - Feb. 8th - Feb. 12th

Friendship Week


CMIT Meetings are scheduled Feb. 8th - Feb. 12th - We will be focusing on KidTalks, Tier III students and students with grades below 70 on progress reports for the 3rd Nine Weeks.


Progress Reports for 3rd Nine Weeks - Go Home on Friday, Feb. 12th.


Monday, Feb. 8th


  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • Galaxy Academy - 3PM - Library


Tuesday, Feb. 9th


  • Sigler Store - Open During Recess
  • Coding Club - 3:00PM - Library
  • AVID Parent Night - College Readiness - 5:30PM


Wednesday, Feb. 10th


  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • SMU Student Teacher Program - Conference Room 8-12
  • Toyota Financial - Delivering Teacher Gifts - 3:45PM


Thursday, Feb. 11th


  • Mentoring for Students
  • Leadership Meeting - 3PM - Bring an example of Formative Assessment you have been using
  • Beach Club - 3PM - Library


Friday, Feb. 12th



  • Progress Reports Go Home Today - Students in Grades 3rd-5th
  • All Pro Dad Morning - 7:15 - New Location - Gym (Morning arrival will take place in library)
  • Wilson Theater Performance - Gym - 8AM
  • Valentine's Parties - 12:30 - KN & 1:30 1st-5th Grades



Monday, Feb. 15th - Student Holiday - Teacher Professional Learning Day

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Want to be a Happy Teacher...Complete the Happy Teacher Challenge

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Check Out the Ways You Can Support Sigler Elementary...

Shoparoo

This year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!


Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!


Get started today:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!

3. The first 20 supporters at our school will earn an extra $1 donation from Shoparoo for their first receipt!

4. Earn even more Roo Points, or cash donations, by inviting others to join using your personal referral code

5. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!


There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!


Thank you for your support!


Interested in Being a Mentor at Sigler Elementary? Fill out the Mentor Form Below to Get Started.

February - Black History Month

Monday, Feb. 1st, 7:45am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Throughout the month of February, Sigler Elementary is celebrating Black History Month, through the voices of the Sigler Community. Teachers, staff, parents and/or community members who are interested in answering the question, "Why is Black History Month Important to You?" are encouraged to sign up for a time slot, by clicking hereto share your answer with students at Sigler Elementary on morning announcements. If you are interested in submitting a video response, please submit the response to matt.arend@pisd.edu.

National School Counseling Week - Feb. 8th - Feb. 12th

Monday, Feb. 8th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Help us celebrate Mrs. Blanton and Ms. Gist, our two wonderful school counselors. Be sure they know how much you appreciate them.

AVID Learning Night - All Parents Welcome - College Readiness

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 5:30pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Join other Sigler Parents as we continue to share how AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) supports students at Sigler Elementary and beyond!


A pizza dinner and childcare will be provided.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

All Pro Dad's Morning

Friday, Feb. 12th, 7:15am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Come join other dads and students to spend time eating breakfast with your children and participate in conversation about "Being a Good Friend."

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Valentine's Day Parties

Friday, Feb. 12th, 1:30pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Grade levels will participate in Valentine's Day Parties on Friday, Feb. 12th. Each grade level's party will be from 1:30-2:30 except Kindergarten, who will be celebrating at 12:30PM.

Student Holiday - Teacher Professional Learning Day

Monday, Feb. 15th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Feb. 15th is a student holiday. See everyone on Tuesday, Feb. 16th

Plano Rotary Citizen of the Month Celebration

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 2pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Parents are invited to attend our Citizen of the Month Celebration, recognizing one student in each classroom who is being TRRFCC.


Trustworthy

Respectful

Responsible

Fair

Caring

Citizenship

Sigler PTA Movie Night

Friday, Feb. 19th, 6pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Enjoy a night at the movies at Sigler Elementary. Bring your chairs, blankets and pillows and we will supply the popcorn and soda.


Feel free to bring dinner.


Parents must remain on campus with their students.