Sigler Elementary Monday Memo

May 9th

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 five - Use Visuals & Vocabulary Strategies

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 2: Exercise

Exercise improves attitude and balance, reduces stress and anxiety, boosts endorphins; improves self-confidence, brain power and creativity. Every student already participates in 2 1/2 hours of recess and 2 1/2 hours of PE every week! We want to start students and staff off with a 1-3 minute exercise each morning to get the blood pumping. We will show a video at the end of morning announcements this week.

We will have guided dance, yoga and a kinesthetic learning game. It's a great way to begin the day.

Week of May 9th

(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 9th - #CelebrateMonday

  • Wear your "Run Over the STAAR" shirt, provided by CIgna.
  • All students will report to the gym in the morning & teachers will report to gym at 7:30AM for a brief positive message for students prepared to "Run Over the STAAR".
  • Penny Wars Continues This Week - We have raised over $500 in just one week!
  • 3rd & 4th Math STAAR Test & 5th Math Test Retakes - No Visitors Today
  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade) - Not Meeting at Sigler Today
  • World's of Wonder - 3:00PM - 4th Grade - Empty Room

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

Tuesday, May 10th

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

  • 3rd & 4th Reading STAAR Test & 5th Reading Test Retakes - No Visitors Today
  • Sigler Store - Will Be Closed this Week - We will reopen next week
  • Penny Wars Continues
  • STOMP Practice - 3:00PM

Wednesday, May 11th - National School Nurse Day - Show Nurse Stacey Your Love

  • 5th Grade STAAR Science Test - Visitors are Welcome
  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • SMU Student Teacher Program - Conference Room 8-12

Thursday, May 12th

  • Thursday Twitter Task - Reflect on your school year. 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 today - Library
  • Beach Club - 3:00PM
  • Teacher of the Year Celebration - Plano Centre - 6:30PM - Congratulations Ms. Patricia Mancilla

Friday, May 13th

  • Wear Your Sigler Spirit Wear Today
  • #NoOfficeDay - KN
  • Chess Club - 3:00PM

Next Week at Sigler Elementary

Monday, May 16th

  • Penny Wars Continues - Final Week
  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • Dress Rehearsal for 1st Grade Music Performance - Time - TBD
  • World's of Wonder - 3:00PM - 4th Grade - Empty Room

Tuesday, May 17th

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

Wednesday, May 18th

  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • SMU Student Teacher Program - Conference Room 8-12
  • 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

  • Mentoring for Students
  • Plano Rotary Citizen of the Month - 2PM - Library
  • PACE Teachers One Hour Update - Following Dismissal
  • Beach Club - 3:00PM
  • Family Literacy - End of Year Celebration - Mendenhall Elementary - 6PM

Friday, May 20th

  • Spirit Day - Wear Your SIgler Spirit Wear or Field Day Shirt
  • Field Day 2016
  • Chess Club - 3:00PM
  • End of Year Staff Gathering - See Email from Mrs. Caldwell

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STAAR Testing - 3rd & 4th Grade Math & 5th Grade Math Retakes

Monday, May 9th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

STAAR Testing - 3rd & 4th Grade Reading & 5th Grade Reading Retakes

Tuesday, May 10th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

STAAR Testing - 5th Grade Science

Wednesday, May 11th, 8am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

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