Saigling Elementary eNews

"We Care, We Share, We Shine" - October 20th, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS

10/17-21/16 National Bus Safety Week

10/21/16 Saigling Field Day

10/21/16 Report Cards

10/24-28/16 Red Ribbon Week

10/28/16 Fall Carnival 5-8 pm

11/02/16 Picture Day

11/10 Third Grade Veterans Day Performance 6:30pm

11/14-18/16 Saigling Book Fair

11/15/16 Saigling Book Fair Grandparents Night

11/17/16 Saigling Book Fair Family Night

11/17 PTA Meeting; Friends and Family Night 6pm

12/01/16 Picture Day Retakes

PLEASE NOTE: FIELD DAY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY OCTOBER 21st

SAIGLING FIELD DAY

A word from Jill Verges about Field Day - "If your child has a bike helmet, please bring it to school on Friday for field day. Students will be wearing helmets at the Wheels in Motion station. We will provide helmets for anyone who does not have a helmet, but would like for students to have their own if possible. Please make sure that your child’s name is on the helmet. Only helmets are needed… Saigling will be providing the ride-ons!"



If you haven't purchased a Field Day t-shirt, please wear a t-shirt in your grade's color:


Kinder: Purple

First: Gold (yellow)

Second: Green

Third: Orange

Fourth: Blue

Fifth: Red

PUMPKINS NEEDED FOR FALL CARNIVAL

The PTA is in need of mini pumpkin donations for the Fall Carnival. You can drop them off in the marked box in the front hall today through October 21. Thank you for your support! (P.S.: Tom Thumb has mini pumpkins in a bag of 8 for $5.99!)

REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST

Attention Parents! Let your child express their creative side through Reflections with an original piece of art work! Entries are due October 28. If you have any questions, contact Natalie Myers at nataliegfields@hotmail.com


Student entry forms were sent home this week with your child or you can find them online at http://www.txpta.org/programs/reflections/participate/

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PACE Information - From Kristin Ransom

PACE provides services for students who require academically gifted enrichment services and have demonstrated the need for advanced, differentiated instruction. If you feel like your child is in need of these services please turn-in the completed referral packet to the campus gifted specialist, Kristin Ransom

by Wednesday, December 7th.

For more detailed information about the PACE program, please refer to the following link:

http://www.pisd.edu/parents/advanced.academics/gifted.pace/index.shtml

Any questions please contact Kristin Ransom at (469)752-3048 kristin.ransom@pisd.edu

FROM NURSE JEN


Greetings from the school clinic and Happy New Year to each of you!

I want to let our families know that if you should ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to drop by the clinic or call 469-752-3009. You can also email me at jennifer.boleman@pisd.edu. I’m here to help!

I thank you for entrusting your child’s school health to me. It truly is a privilege and an honor to work with the children and families here at Saigling Elementary School.

Below are just a few reminders for the school year. They are as follows:

-Medication: Medications at school must always be brought in by an adult, never in a child’s backpack. This includes cough drops as well. Each medication must have a pink medication request form completed, prior to the administration at school. Medications must be in the original, labeled container (no pills in Ziploc bags please). This applies to prescription and non-prescription medication.

Please make sure and check the expiration dates on each medication, as we cannot administer expired meds in the clinic.

-Illness: Children with temperatures of 100F or more MUST be kept at home until fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours, without the help of Motrin or Tylenol.

Please make sure your phone number, email, and emergency contacts are current, so the school can always contact you in case of illness or injury.

Practicing good handwashing at home is a great way to prevent the spread of germs! Please encourage this, as much as possible, at home.

Finally, another excellent way to cut down on the spread of germs is to practice with your child, how to cough into their elbow, instead of their hand. We practice this in school and hope they practice this at home and in the community as well.

Birthday treats are welcome in most classrooms. Please keep in mind that Peanut/Nut-free treats are best. Contact your child’s homeroom teacher to arrange a date to bring in a celebratory treat.

It is at this time when the teacher can alert you to any allergies in the classroom.

Please drop off all birthday treats at the front desk. Include your child’s name and teacher on the treat as well. We prefer all treats to be store bought and contain a label with the ingredients listed on the package. I will check each birthday treat, against any allergies that may be in the class. This is for the safety of all of our students.

Thank you so much for the support each family provides at home. Working together, we can provide the healthiest school environment as possible.

SAIGLING SCHOOL STORE IS OPEN!

The School Store will OPEN its doors on Tuesday, September 6 at 7:20am. The store is open from 7:20-7:40, Monday–Thursday. We have a lot of new items this year, so please come by and shop or send a few quarters with your kids! (We can't accept any bills larger than $5.) The school store proceeds help fund 5th grade graduation, so please support our 5th graders!
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JOIN THE SAIGLING WATCHDOGS!

WatchDOGS is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.


As a program of the National Center for Fathering, we have more than 5,348 registered schools in 47 states that participate in the WatchDOGS program, in addition to participation in China, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Barbados.


Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.


Sign up for your day by clicking here!

5th Grade Camp Is Scheduled from September through December

Camp!! It’s an exciting time for 5th graders. Students begin attending camp in mid-September through early December. See schedule.

“Our outdoor school program provides a unique opportunity for students,” explains Brian Thomas, outdoor learning coordinator. “For some it will be their first time to truly experience a walk in the woods or paddling in a canoe on the water. We do things at camp that cannot be duplicated or replicated in the classroom. It is a hands-on interactive learning opportunity. We emphasize teamwork and collaboration to problem solve. The activities the students do at camp help give teachers a foundation of reference when back in the classroom as they bring home a point regarding the knowledge the students gained through their outdoor school experience."

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION

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Anyone wishing to volunteer at Saigling Elementary at any time during the 2016-2017 school year must go to the Plano ISD website and submit a volunteer approval application. Plano ISD runs a light background check on all potential volunteers to protect our Plano ISD students.


Volunteer Application https://oea.pisd.edu/volunteer or www.pisd.edu/volunteer - Remember that the PISD volunteer application/background check must be completed each school year in order to volunteer at Saigling. If you have not already completed this application for the 2016-17 school year, please click on the link above. The application process can take up to two weeks, so don't wait until the day before an important event in your child's class. We need you and would not want for you to miss any volunteering opportunity!


Go to: https://oea.pisd.edu/volunteer/EntryPointHomeAction.do to complete the Plano ISD online application. When completing the form please be sure to check ‘Saigling’ as one of the schools at which you would like to volunteer or you won’t show up on Saigling's cleared volunteer list.


Approval doesn’t mean Saigling's staff and PTA board members automatically know where you want to help at Saigling. Your next step after you complete the background check is to login to your Saigling PTA account and let people know where you want to help.


NOTE: Plano ISD purges its cleared volunteer list annually on June 30. EVERYONE must apply or reapply starting on July 1 of EVERY year.

UPCOMING PHS CHEERLEADER FUNDRAISER WITH MOOAH BURGERS

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INFORMATION ON THE UPCOMING PSHS HOMECOMING PARADE!

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ABOUT US

Chris Dunkle - Principal

Jen Methvin - Administrative Intern


3600 Matterhorn Drive
Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (469) 752-3000
Fax: (469) 752-3001