Boyd Bulletin

Volume 9 - April 2019

Boletín de Boyd en Español - Volume 9 - abril 2019

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Mark Your Calendars


4 - Coffee with Coffman (8:30-9:30)

4 - Care Van - Free Vaccinations - 4:30-7:00

4 - Parent Ed - Learn to Navigate Skyward - Library - 5:00-7:00 pm

4 - Perot Tech Truck Family Science Night 5:30-7:30 by Gym

5 - Empty Bowls Community Fundraiser - 6:00-8:00 @ the PAC

9 - STAAR - 5th Math & 4th Writing - No Visitors on Campus

10 - STAAR - 5th Reading - No Visitors on Campus

11 - PTA Board 5:30 and PTA Meeting 6:00

17 - Fire Dept. Presentations

19 - Holiday

23 - Spring Concert at EMS

26 - 5th Grade STEAM Center

29 - Orchestra Field Trip

30 - 6th Grade Band Spring Fling

2018-19 - State and District Assessment Dates

Reminder for Purchasing Spring Pictures

Picture money for the individual picture are due by Tuesday, April 2nd

Cooking Club Meeting Dates

Upcoming Cooking Club Dates:

4/8, 4/29, 5/6



Art Club Meeting Dates

3:15 – 4:15 in the Art Room

April 1st

April 15th

April 29th

May 6th – Last meeting

Student Council Meeting Dates

Meetings will be held for Student Council Members on Mondays listed below at 3:00 - 4:00 in Room 189.

  • Apr 8, 2019
  • Apr 22, 2019
  • May 6, 2019

Pennies for Patients

The Student Council Fundraiser, Pennies for Patients, supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will continue through Friday, April 5.

Homeroom classes are competing to raise the most money for this worthwhile cause. While cash donations are gladly accepted by homeroom teachers, additional prizes will be earned by students for setting up their own link to their classroom giving page. Please see the link below to set up your donation page, make your donation, and then help us further by sharing the link in your social media.

If our school collects over $800, our top class will qualify to have a pasta party.

Student Council has set a goal of $3,500 for our school.

April 4th - Perot Tech Truck Family Science Night 5:30-7:30

Don't miss this fun science night event. We will have 8 stations with fun science activities!

Volunteers are needed to help running some of the stations. Please contact Shawna Soto if you are available to help.

Check out the Fox News Interview on the Perot Tech Truck.

Care Van - Free Vaccines

Boyd Elementary School

800 Jupiter Drive Allen, Tx 75002


Thursday, April 4, 2019

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Parent Ed. - Learn How to Navigate Skyward

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Spring Art Show and Empty Bowls Event

Just a reminder that our Spring Art Show and Empty Bowls Event is next Friday, April 5th, 6-8pm at the PAC (flyer below). The 6th grade orchestra group and our Art Club have created some really beautiful bowls and this year. They are stamped “BOYD” on the bottom. Hope you can make it and support our students and this wonderful fundraising event to help prevent hunger!

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Chick-fil-A Spirit Days

Location: Chick-fil-A Allen—McDermott Rd

Please inform them that you are with Boyd Elementary.

April 25, 2019

May 23, 2019

STAAR Testing Information

Dear BOYD Families,

Over the next two months, our Boyd students in grades 3-6 will be taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) assessments. Please remember that we will not have visitors on campus during STAAR testing days.

The STAAR testing schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 9………..…Grade 4 Writing and Grade 5 Math

  • Wednesday, April 10…….Grade 5 Reading

  • Thursday, April 11………..STAAR make-up testing

  • Monday, May 13………..… Grades 3, 4 and 6 Math

  • Tuesday, May 14………..…Grades 3, 4 and 6 Reading

  • Wednesday, May 15…...…Grade 5 Science

  • Thursday, May 16………….STAAR make-up testing

We would like to request your assistance on these days:

  • Please schedule all appointments after school. If a child leaves school during testing, the test becomes invalid and no score is given.

  • Remind students that all electronic devices will be collected during testing. If possible, keep these devices at home on testing days. (i.e. cell phones, smart watches, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, etc.) AISD policy states all students are prohibited from using electronics during testing. If the device is turned on, it is considered in use and the test score may be invalid.

  • Provide an early bedtime each night before testing and a protein packed breakfast.

  • Help us have your child in their seat ready for the day by 7:50 a.m. each morning.

  • Encourage your child to carefully read and prove their answers by applying all instructional methods they have learned.

  • Wish your child a happy day!

Texas law states that teachers and students may not discuss any aspect of the STAAR while testing is in progress nor after the testing is complete. Therefore, in order to ensure test security and integrity, please remember that volunteers and visitors will NOT be allowed on campus during district simulation and state testing days. This includes lunch visitors, copy parents and all other volunteers in all grade levels (K-6).

We appreciate your cooperation as we give BOYD students a chance to put forth their best efforts and shine on these testing days.

Link to STAAR Scores Information

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The following PTA positions will be open for the 2019-2020.

Please email Trina Harmeson your interest in any of the following positions by sending the following information to .

First Name___________________________________________________________________

Last Name___________________________________________________________________

Email Address________________________________________________________________

Phone Number _______________________________________________________________

Is texting okay? YES OR NO

When is the best time to contact you regarding your position? __________________

Position you are interested in: _________________________________________________


  • PRESIDENT – Presides at both PTA Board meetings and General PTA school meetings (a minimum of four meetings per year) plus attends four District meetings per year, and oversees all functions of the PTA.
  • 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS & ENVIRONMENT Plans programs for General PTA meetings; assists the President, presides in absence of the President. (Thanksgiving Feast, End of Year event, Spring family night). Works with Staff Appreciation Chair to Plan ways to recognize faculty throughout the year, coordinates Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 2ND VICE PRESIDENT, WAYS & MEANS (FUNDRAISING) – Responsible for as many fundraising projects as needed to meet the PTA Budget for the year, and any other moneymaking projects PTA decides to hold. (Spirit Wear, Book Fair, and Box Tops, School Supplies)
  • 3RD VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP – Responsible for membership and volunteer recruitment and record keeping. Organizes copy room volunteers, room parents, library help, and any other volunteers needed for the school and PTA functions
  • SECRETARY – Records business at all Board and General PTA meetings, must have basic typing & computer knowledge, responsible for correspondence reminding Board members of meeting dates and distributing minutes.
  • TREASURER – Works along with President on all financial matters for the PTA, must have basic bookkeeping abilities and computer knowledge, understanding of tax matters is a bonus.
  • COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE – Attends all Allen ISD Council of PTAs general meetings, shares happenings at Boyd and reports back to Boyd PTA Board with city-wide information.
  • PARLIAMENTARIAN – Must have knowledge of parliamentary procedure, advises the President of any changes needed in by-laws, etc.

  • LEGISLATIVE – Informs PTA and school parents of any legislative actions affecting the Allen ISD and PTA.
  • REFLECTIONS/ARTS IN EDUCATION – Organizes Boyd’s Reflections competition (a national creative contest sponsored by PTA). Works with the school for all cultural programs coming into the school for assemblies.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL – Responsible for any environmental issues affecting the school, city state or nation; organizes Environmental Poster Contest for the school in the spring.
  • STAFF APPRECIATION – Plans ways to recognize faculty throughout the year, coordinates Teacher Appreciation Week
  • PUBLICITY – Works with PTA, school Principal and teachers to promote and advertise all PTA functions and events; must have typing and computer knowledge in order to write articles. This also includes Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • BOOK FAIR COORDINATOR- Plans and organizes the book fair. Is the contact for Scholastic to make decisions. Book fair happens in fall and spring. Can also coordinate one at the end of school.
  • EAGLE RUN COORDINATOR- Coordinate with the school to promote the Allen Eagle Run event, attend meetings held by the council for this event.
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ACO Summer Food and Back to School Bash

Summer Food

Registration for both Kids Summer Food and the Back to School Bash begins April 23 and have registration Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am to noon and 2:00 to 4:00pm through July 11. You do not need an appointment for signing up. Food bags will be available during food pantry hours beginning Saturday, June 1.

Back to School Bash

Do you need help with school supplies?

Back to School Bash is schedule for the morning of Saturday, August 10. Registration is required to attend this event.

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PE Highlights!

Boyd Elementary raised money in the month of February for the American Heart Association. We set our original goal at $1,500. Our students went above and beyond and raised $4,000!! Our Blackhawks are awesome! The American Heart Association gave $300.00 to our PE program to spend on equipment for our kids, thank you for all your efforts.

Coach Bibbee & Coach Webb are now NASB certified Archery Instructors. Allen ISD will be getting equipment next school year for our students to use during PE classes.

Students need to be prepared for testing by wearing tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. If you would like a copy of your child’s Fitnessgram report you must send an email to Coach Bibbee by May 3, 2019. A copy will be sent home with your child at the end of the school year.

From the Nurse

In order to comply with entry requirements for 7th Grade, your student will be required to have the following immunizations:

  • Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
  • Meningococcal

Turn in proof of immunization as soon as possible. If requirements are completed between now and the end of school (May 2019), then a copy can be turned into the to the Boyd Elementary office.

Reuse-A-Shoe Contest - 4/29-5/10

The annual Reuse-A-Shoe Contest is scheduled for 4/29-5/10. Keep Allen Beautiful will be collecting the shoes from all elementary schools. The top school will receive $400, and the money will be used for environmental purposes. A non-profit organization will help to combat poverty by providing the shoes to adults and children around the globe.

Yearbook Sale

Its time to order your yearbook!

Don't forget to place your orders for the 2018-2019 Boyd Elementary Yearbook. Yearbooks are $30.

You can place the order online directly at or by sending in the order form with either cash or a check.

These memories will last a lifetime and this year's story is just the beginning


April Newsletter

Patricia Chavez, M.Ed., LSC

Boyd Elementary School Counselor

(972) 727-0560 ext. 0852

Allen ISD’s Early Release Day - March 8

Allen ISD’s Early Release Days

The following dates will be early release days for our Elementary campuses.

May 24th

School will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.

Please plan to pick up your student by 12:00 on these days.

Please communicate with the teacher if there is a change to the pick-up arrangement.

We will have a lunch time on that day for students at school.

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Breakfast and Lunch Information

Breakfast Time

7:30-7:45 am

Lunch Schedule

Kinder - 10:55-11:25

1st - 11:10-11:40

2nd - 11:25-11:55

3rd - 12:50-1:20

4th - 12:25-12:55

5th - 11:50-12:20

6th - 1:00-1:30

If coming to eat with your child, please bring your ID to enter the building. You will only be allowed to eat with your own child (no friends).


Students: $1.30

Adults & Guests & Siblings: $2.20

Reduced price $0.30 or Free for qualifying students


Students: $2.35

Adults & Guests & Siblings: $3.75

Reduced price $0.40 or Free for qualifying students


Online Prepayment


Free or Reduced Lunch

(Application must be completed each year)

Alton Boyd Elementary School


800 S Jupiter

Allen, Texas

Phone: 972-727-0560

Fax: 972-727-0566

Office Staff:

Principal: Judith Coffman

Asst. Principal: Nancy Jung

Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams

Secretary: Yesenia Fields

Registration: Elaine Gamboa

Receptionist: Kimberly Beltran

Nurse: Terry Phillips

Counselor: Patricia Chavez

CARE: Marison Puterbaugh

Campus Intervention Specialist (CIS): Yessica Schessler

Boyd PTA President: Trina Harmeson

School Website: