Saigling Elementary School
Administrative Intern: Jen Methvin
Counselor: Regina Anderson
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Blue and yellow
Motto: We care, share and shine.
Year Opened: 1977
Phone: (469) 752-3000
Fax: (469) 752-3001
3600 Matterhorn Drive
Plano, TX 75075
AchievementsTexas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) Honor Roll school (2009); The ARC "All Kids CAN Award" (2009-10); NCEA "Just for Kids" Higher Performing school (2008-10); second- and forth-grade winners National Geographic Challenge (2010); first place winner Mockingbird Chapter of Poetry Society of Texas (2010); National Awards for Math Olympiad (2010); PTA Reflections award winners (2008-09); Plano ISD history fair winners (2009-10); Plano ISD Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. essay selection award (2009-10); district and regional grand prize science fair winner (2008-09); district history fair winners (2008-09); third place winners at the PSHS Laser Club Science Challenge; district Destination ImagiNation Da Vinci award winners (2008-09); coveted "Spirit of DI" award at district Destination ImagiNation competition (2008-09); 37th Collin County Poetry Contest winners (2008-09); North Texas Youth English Speaker winner (2008-09); and NCLB Blue Ribbon award (2005).
Campus ProgramsCollin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); Drum club (forth- and fifth-grade); student council; English as a Second Language (ESL); Plano Academic & Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; safety patrol; Saigling School Store (fifth-grade); Saigling Broadcasting System (morning announcements, fifth-grade); PASAR (after school childcare); Honor of Code; and Engineering Week.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesCamp counselors; dads' club; Watch DOGS; field day, literacy links; newcomer's club; Parent/Teacher Association (PTA); School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); outreach program; environmental club; Saigling carnival; book fair; teacher treats; Cookies and Characters; yearbook photographers; volunteers in workroom, office, cafeteria, classrooms and library.
History of Saigling
Saigling honors Swiss-born Charles Frederick Saigling (1840-1906), who emigrated to the U.S. at the age of fourteen. In 1881, he moved to Plano and established a lumber company and planing mill and, in 1895, bought the Plano Milling Company (flour, cornmeal, etc.). Self-taught and speaking seven languages, Saigling served on the first Plano ISD board (1899-1902). His descendant, W.N. Saigling, was also on the Board from 1963-69.
Saigling Elementary was built in 1977 at a cost of $1.1 million and renovated with 1996 bond funds.