Sigler Elementary Monday Memo

December 7th

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"

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!

The 2015 Hour of Code is Here

Welcome to Coding Week!

Looking for Hour of Code Resources...


Learn to code with Minecraft, Star Wars, or another fun, one-hour tutorial. There are 50 options for every age, experience-level, and device. Choose your Hour of Code activity here.


Award certificates for your students

Finish your Hour of Code in style. Print certificates for your students here.


Experience the #HourOfCode on social media


Browse this live feed of Hour of Code action, and share your own stories with #HourOfCode to celebrate with learners around the world (Psst… look out for a very special emoji when you post #HourOfCode on Twitter). Code.org will even highlight some of our favorite posts, so get creative.

Week of December 7th

(Items in Bold - Student Opportunities)


As a staff, we identified peer classroom visits as an area we wanted to grow in. As we head towards 2016, we have a goal of each staff member completing one peer classroom visit in 2015 and two more in 2016. These can happen on your time (planning, lunch, counselor, library or while another staff member covers your classroom). Additional information to support this goal can be found here: https://www.smore.com/y8xxm


Monday, December 7th - MAP Testing Continues

Click here for the MAP Testing Calendar


Staff Ping Pong Tournament Begins Today - Tournament Bracket is in Lounge


The 10 Days of Twitter Challenge - Day 1 - Click Here: #10Days


  • Wear Your Team Shirt or Plano ISD Shirt w/ Jeans
  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • New Class - Brainopolis - Galaxy Academy - 3:00PM - LIbrary
  • Soccer Club - 3:00PM
  • Instructional Focus - LIFT - Reflection - In place of a staff meeting, we want your input. Click here to complete the brief survey: LIFT Survey - Survey needs to be completed by Dec. 18th

  • PTA Board Meeting - 6PM


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


Tuesday, December 8th


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


The 10 Days of Twitter Challenge - Day 2 - Click Here: #10Days


  • Future's Day - Wear Your Favorite College Shirt
  • Morning Clubs - Reading and Math - 7AM
  • STOMP Practice - 3:00PM
  • Holiday Dreams - Parent Shopping Night - 6:00PM - Staff encouraged to attend to assist families
  • #PISDEDCHAT - 8:00PM - Topic: Pinterest in Education


Wednesday, December 9th


The 10 Days of Twitter Challenge - Day 3 - Click Here: #10Days


  • Morning Clubs - Reading and Math - 7AM
  • Sigler Family Literacy - 8AM-12PM (Big Centers Room & 3rd Grade)
  • SMU in the Conference Room - Noon-2PM
  • Soccer Club - 3:00PM


Thursday, December 10th


The 10 Days of Twitter Challenge - Day 4 - Click Here: #10Days


  • Thursday Twitter Task - Complete the 10 Days of Twitter Challenge for Day 4
  • Morning Clubs - Reading and Math - 7AM
  • ESI & PAL Mentors - During Lunch in Library
  • Beach Club - 3:00PM - Library
  • Sigler PTA - Parent's Night Out - 5:30PM - Families can drop off their school aged children (KN-5th) at Sigler while they enjoy dinner, shop or just spend time together.


Friday, December 11th


The 10 Days of Twitter Challenge - Day 5 - Click Here: #10Days


  • Show Your Sigler Spirit - Wear your Sigler Spirit Shirt
  • #NoOfficeDay - 3rd Grade
  • Staff Winter Party - 4:00PM - Mrs. Caldwell will include additional information


Next Week at Sigler Elementary


Monday, Dec. 14th

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

Brainopolis - Galaxy Academy - 3:00PM - LIbrary

Soccer Club - 3:00PM


Tuesday, Dec. 15th

Future's Day - Wear Your Favorite College Shirt

3rd Grade - Wildlife Presentation - 1:00PM

Plano Rotary - Citizen of the Month - 2:00PM

STOMP Practice - 3:00PM

Sigler Leadership Meeting - Following Dismissal - Brumfield's Room


Wednesday, Dec. 16th

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

SMU in the Conference Room - Noon-2PM

Self Manager Party (seniors) 1:30PM

Soccer Club - 3:00PM


Thursday, Dec. 17th

PAL Mentors - 4th Grade

Beach Club - 3:00PM - Library

Winter Parties - 1:45PM (Kindergarten Parties - 12:30)


Friday, Dec. 18th - Ugly Sweater Contest for Staff & Lip Sync Battle

End of 2nd Nine Weeks

Early Release - Noon Dismissal

Report Cards Go Home w/ Students in Grades 3rd-5th

School Assembly - 8:30AM - Gym


Winter Break - Dec. 21st - Jan. 1st - Student/Teacher Holiday

Teachers Return on Jan. 4th

Students Return on Jan. 5th

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.

Sigler PTA Parent's Night Out

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 5:30pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Plano Rotary Citizen of the Month

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 2pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Winter Parties

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 1:45pm

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Sigler Spirit Assembly

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8:30am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

All Pro Dad's Morning

Friday, Jan. 15th 2016 at 7am

1400 Janwood Drive

Plano, TX

Fathers and mothers are invited to join their children and other Sigler families to enjoy a dedicated time, set aside each month, to connect with one another.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.