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October Events

October is a busy month for fall festivals, the State Fair, and other fun events.  At Schimelpfenig, we have some fun events going on as well!  Here is a list of some of the events and celebrations happening at Schimelpfenig and in our community in the coming weeks:


  • October is National Principals Month. Celebrate National Principals Month and our awesome new principal, Kristen Kinnard, who is working hard every day for the students and staff at Schimelpfenig! Check out for activity ideas.
  • Saturday, October 2nd, was National Custodian Day.  Our wonderful Schimelpfenig custodial staff, led by Ulysses, work hard every day to keep Schimelpfenig clean for students and staff. Covid protocols and recent Tik Tok challenges have made our custodians' jobs more difficult these past months. Please encourage your student to thank Ulysses this week for all that he does for them -- quietly working to clean up their messes and keep our school germ-free.  Thank you, Ulysses!
  • Wednesday, October 6 is Walk to School Day!  Encourage your students to walk, bicycle or roll to school safely!
  • Saturday, October 9 at 5pm -  Plano Symphony Orchestra is hosting a night of Multicultural Dancing. Plano ISD Council of PTAs supports the Education Fund of the PSO with two scholarships each year for secondary student musicians. All ticket sales for this event benefit the scholarship program. Tickets and information available at
  • Monday, October 11th  - Columbus Day -  Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 12th - Student Holiday - Teacher Conference Day
  • October 13 - Schimelpfenig Spirit Night at Chipotle from 4-6 p.m. at 6917 Independence Pkwy in Plano 
  • Monday, October 23 - Friday, October 29 - Red Ribbon Week -- Theme:  Drug Free Looks Like Me
  • Friday, October 29 -- Teacher Treat Bar and Student Treat Day




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