• 5.11.2020

    Dear Cigarroa Families,

    I hope everyone is well. I want to thank you and your children for supporting our teachers last week during Teacher Appreciation week. We especially enjoyed seeing those of you who were able to drive thru our carpool lane on Friday for our parade. It was wonderful to see all of you.

    Leader in Me Survey

    Please take a few minutes to take our Leader in Me Parent Survey using the link below. 

    https://www.leaderinme.com/s/cigarroa-elem-tx/parent

    Please work with your child to take the Leader in Me Student Survey using the link below.

    https://www.leaderinme.com/s/cigarroa-elem-tx/student

    At – Home Learning Plans/Assignments

    We will continue to have the copies of the plans in front of the building. Assignments are due to your teachers each week for grades. Thanks for continuing to make this a priority. 

    Last Day

    The last day of school is Wednesday, May 27th. Please continue to check in with your teacher for attendance purposes every Tuesday and Friday.

    Report Cards

    Report cards will be available on Parent Portal on May 28th. Requests for report cards can be made to the Cigarroa main office after the 28th.

    Technology Update

    Kindles and I-Pads will be returned to school in August. Please carefully store the Kindle over the summer.

    Summer School

    Information about at-home summer school for qualifying students will be coming out next week.

    We miss you all very much. Stay safe and healthy.

     

    Sincerely,

    Douglas Burak

    Principal 

     


    4.20.2020

    Dear Cigarroa Families,

    I hope everyone is well. I want to thank you for your work with your students over the past month. You are doing an outstanding job sending assignments to teachers and supporting your children with their learning.

    AT-HOME LEARNING PLANS

    Please remember to come by the school on Thursday after 5pm to pick up the hard copies of the at-home learning plans for next week. The plans can be found in boxes on the Walnut Hill side of the building.

    Assignments on the plans that are marked with stars next to them need to be sent to the teacher for grading. Teachers will also continue to take attendance every Tuesday and Friday. 

    MEALS

    Meals may be picked up on Thursdays between 10am – 1pm on the Webb Chapel side of the building. Starting this Thursday, April 23, when children 0-18 are NOT with their parents at the meal distribution sites, parents should bring ONE of the following to collect student meals:

    • Student ID card
    • Student Report Card
    • Email/Letter from the school listing children enrolled
    • Attendance record from parent portal
    • Birth Certificate

    SCHOOL PICTURES

    Parents who ordered school pictures from Logan Photography will receive a phone call from the Cigarroa Office staff this week to confirm their correct mailing address. Pictures will be mailed to parents during the week of 4/27/2020. If we are not able to confirm the address with a parent, we will hold the picture at the school until further notice.

    REPORT CARDS

    Parents may obtain their child’s report card in two ways:

    1. Log on to Parent portal after April 22nd
    2. Call the Cigarroa main office to request an email with your child’s report card after April 22nd. (972-502-2900)

    PRE-K REGISTRATION

    Parents who are interested in PreK enrollment may visit the PREKDALLAS.ORG website, call the PreK enrollment hotline at 214-932-7735 or call the Cigarroa main office at 972-502-2900. We look forward to serving you at Cigarroa Elementary.

    Thanks for being the best parents ever! We miss you and your wonderful children. Stay safe and stay healthy.

     

    Sincerely,

    Douglas Burak

    Principal

     


    4.16.2020

    Dear Cigarroa Families,

    I hope everyone is well. I want than you for your work with your students over these past three weeks. You are doing an outstanding job.

    Please remember to come by the school today after 5pm to pick up the hard copies of the at-home learning plans for next week. The plans can be found in boxes on the Walnut Hill side of the building. You may pick up copies anytime on Friday or even over the weekend if necessary. We will also send you a copy of the at-home plans via email and/or another electronic platform that your teacher is using to communicate with you.

    Assignments on the plans that are marked with stars next to them need to be sent to the teacher for grading. Teachers will also continue to take attendance every Tuesday and Friday. 

    Lastly, meals may be picked up between 10am – 1pm today on the Webb Chapel side of the building.

    Thanks for being the best parents ever! We miss you and your wonderful children. Stay safe and stay healthy.

     

    Sincerely,

    Douglas Burak

    Principal

     


    4.09.2020

    Good Morning Cigarroa Cowboys and Cowgirls!!!

    I hope you are all doing. On behalf of all the teachers and staff members, I want to say that we miss all of you so much.

    However, what is most important right now is that we are all at home staying healthy and safe.

    Students,

    I know that you are all amazing learners and you are continuing to work hard to grow your brain every day. I want to encourage you to keep reading and doing your assignments each day. Stay in communication with your teachers and please ask questions if you need help on anything.

    Parents,

    I am very thankful for the work you are doing to support your students during this time. You are the most amazing people in the world. You have the challenge of managing your work and household and now your child’s schoolwork too. Thank you for being great parents. I am also a parent of 3 children, and I know this is a challenging time for all of us. Stay healthy and safe. We are looking forward to the day when we can welcome your students back into the doors of their classrooms. Until then, let us know if you need any support. We are here for you.

    Lastly, there are 2 ways to access the work plans for your students for next week.

    1. You may come by the school today after 5pm to pick up the student work plans. They can be found in the boxes out in front of the school on the Walnut Hill side of the building. These plans will be available in the boxes all weekend and even next week. Please come by to pick up a copy of the plan if you need one.
    2. If you would like to access the learning plan on your device, will also email the links to the plans for each grade level by noon on Friday.

    Please refer to the assignments that have a STAR next to it. Those assignments should be sent to your child’s teacher for a grade.

    Once again, I want to thank you for all you do. We miss you all very much. Stay healthy and safe. WE hope to see your beautiful faces again soon.

    No School on Friday or Monday

    We do not have school on Friday, April 9th nor Monday, April 13th due the holiday. Students are not required to complete assignment on those days. The office will not be available to receive calls during those days. However please know that we will be available to answer your calls again, starting on Tuesday, April 14th.

     

    Have a great day!

    Sincerely,

    Douglas Burak

     


    3.30.2020

    Dear Cigarroa Families,

    I want to thank everyone who took time last Friday to come by the school to pick up consumable books, packets of work and devices. I realize that this is a challenging time for all our students and families. I am thankful for your commitment to your child’s education and Cigarroa Elementary School.

    Office Hours

    Although our office staff is not at Cigarroa, they are available to answer your calls. Please do not hesitate to call as we are happy to assist you. (972-502-2900)

    Meals

    Free meals are available for pick up every Monday and Thursday from 10am – 1pm at Medrano Middle School and Cigarroa Elementary. Enough food for 3 days will be distributed.

    Grades

    Teachers are required to take 2 grades per week for each subject. Please make sure you can communicate with your child’s teacher to ensure work is being completed and turned in to the teacher.

    Attendance

    Teachers are required to take attendance. Parents who do not answer the teacher’s phone calls or text messages may result in having their child marked absent. If parents are unable to answer call because they are at work, please let your child’s teacher know when you can be reached. Thank you. 

    Technology Questions

    For those families that are using the internet at home to support your child’s learning, please contact your classroom teacher if you have any questions logging into accounts, turning in on-line assignments or any other related questions.

    Student Photos

    We did receive student photos from Logan’s Photography. We are working on plan for distributing the photos as soon as possible. We will keep you posted on this plan as it develops.

    WiFi

    There is not a plan to provide free wifi for elementary students at this time. However, Spectrum is currently providing 2 free months of internet service.

    On behalf of all the teachers and staff members at Cigarroa, we miss you ALL very much.

    Stay healthy and be safe.

     

    Sincerely,

    Douglas Burak

    Principal

     


    3.25.2020

    Dear Cigarroa Families,

    I hope you are all well. Our teachers and staff members miss all of our students and families very much. Please prioritize your health and safety during this time. Thanks for your continued to support as we collaborate to provide a high-quality, engaging education to our children while school is taking place “at-home”.

    Below you will find some updates on a few important items.

    Attendance: Teachers will check in with students via phone call or another on-line platform on Tuesdays and Fridays to ensure that they are engaged in the learning activities throughout the week. Please be ready to accept teacher calls and let teachers know what else they can do to support your child’s learning.

    Grades: Teachers are required to take 2 grades per week for each subject. Classroom teachers may ask you to take pictures of assignments and then text the picture to the teacher for grading purposes. The teacher may also use other systems to take grades. Please coordinate with your child’s teacher to ensure grades are being taken each week.

    Instructional Materials for students: We are providing instructional materials for students to take home. We are asking that parents drive thru the car line on Friday, March 27th  and Monday, March 30th to pick up materials. Please stay in your car at all times. Please do NOT come if you are sick.

    Please see the schedule below to see your assigned time.

    Kinder/ 1st grade/2nd grade: 9:00am – 12:00pm (older siblings can get work at this time)

    3rd grade/4th grade /5th grade: 1:00 – 3:00pm

    Technology: Parents who can connect to the internet at home are strongly encouraged to request a device from the school. We are able to provide devices to parents who complete the “Device Request” document on-line. The “Device Request” can be found on the Cigarroa Elementary School website. You can click on the link below to access the device request form.

    https://www.dallasisd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=63335

     

    Please take a moment to click on the link below to see all the on-line instructional materials provided by the DallasISD. These plans and resources are being updated daily.

    https://www.dallasisd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=63335

    Thanks again for your amazing support and collaboration!

     

    Sincerely,

    Douglas Burak

    Principal