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Principal’s Message:

Dear Families and Friends of Boone School,

During this first month of school, all students in grades PK-8 have read the book, "What Do You Do With an Idea?" by Kobi Yamada. Students have been discovering that ideas take many shapes and forms, and each person has their own unique process for developing and sharing ideas. SPOILER alert!--the last line of the book says, "And then I realized what you do with an idea....You change the world!" We encourage you to have ongoing conversations with your students to continue to promote their confidence in sharing their ideas. How will their ideas change the world? Please read more below about some of our students' amazing ideas!

I look forward to seeing you all at many of our upcoming events. Happy Fall!


Jackie Delaney, Principal


Every month we will highlight one grade being challenged by this question. Starting with Kindergarten where no idea, or person, is too small to change the world. Leading this exploration is the Kindergarten team, Moira Doman, Yezenia Guzman, and Amna Saeed. From “…growing a garden of flowers,” to inventing “…a car that reads your mind,” the kindergartners have BIG IDEAS that offer an inspiring message.
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"My big idea is I want to be a famous actor," Patrick

"I want to be a queen and I want my dress to be a bell dress with a pretty tiara. I will tell people what to do and then make dinner," Nicoletta

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"My big idea is to be the best swimmer and then I can swim in any feet. I can swim in 8' now," Huda

"I want to go on an adventure and go in the woods. I would find some animals and would pet them. Then I'd like to go underwater like a submarine," Peter


Throughout the year our students will be performing and sharing what they are learning in our Expressive Arts classes. These dates are also listed on our Boone Google calendar on our website. Your students’ performance will take place at their regularly scheduled Expressive Arts time.

Check in with any of the teachers for more details closer to each show date:

Oct 10. Nov 28, Jan 23, Mar 13, May 6, June 6

8TH GRADERS: Activate Your GoCPS Account Now!

To begin the account activation process, visit this page:

Keep in mind that “Activating” is not “Applying.” Applications will not be available until

October 1, 2018, but by activating now you can complete important application preparation steps like viewing your student’s program eligibility, requesting edits and updates to missing or inaccurate student records, and saving your top programs as favorites.

If you have misplaced or did not receive your Activation Code, please contact the Office of Access and Enrollment’s call center from a telephone number on your child’s CPS student information file to have it reissued. The call center can be reached at 773-553-2060 from

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


We are celebrating SOCKTOBER again this year!!

Please consider donating any one of the following items to your child’s homeroom classroom starting October 15th:

  • Socks (new or used )

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrush

  • Deodorant sticks

  • Feminine care products

All items will be donated to families in need in our community.

The winning class will receive a free recess and a healthy snack party! Last day to donate is October 26th.

Sponsored by: The Boone Cares Club

HIGH SCHOOL FAIR is October 17th

There will be a High School Information Session and Fair for all 7th and 8th graders. We encourage all students and families to attend to learn about all the options in CPS.

When: October 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: West Ridge Elementary 6700 N Whipple St, Chicago, IL 60645

SMILE - Picture Day is October 22nd

Boone Fall Picture Day is on Monday, 10/22/18. Please be on the lookout for a flier that students will be bringing home. This year we will be using the Van Gogh School Photographers company as our vendor. You can also go online to and use School Code 20002801 if you would like to place your order online.


Boone families are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 24 from 4-5:30PM for our annual Boone Fall Fest and Middle School Halloween Dance. We will have Games, Henna, music, snacks and a fashion parade!

Fall Fun Fest

Pre-K through 5th grade students and their families will meet in the MPR.

All students attending are required to bring a parent / guardian.

Entrance Fee: $1.00

Henna: $2.00

Snacks: $1.00 each

Time: 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the MPR

Middle School Halloween Dance

6th through 8th grade students will meet in the gym.

All students attending will need a signed permission slips from their parent/guardian.

Students should arrive dressed in their best costume (no facemasks allowed). Come ready to dance the evening away!

Entrance Fee: $2.00

Snacks: $1.00 each

PICKET PAINTING PARTY - Wednesday, November 14th

Boone’s 7th and 8th Grade Students are going to Washington, DC in the Spring!!

In order to help defray the cost of the trip, Boone is having a special fundraiser. We will be selling individual pickets for our PICKET FENCE FUNDRAISER! Students, Families, Community Members can purchase a picket and join us for our First Annual Picket Painting Party on Wednesday, November 14! The Painted Pickets will be displayed around the Boone Playground. Join us for a fun, memorable, and an expandable fundraiser that will last for years and years.

Pickets are $10 each. Students will receive a fundraiser form from their teacher.


After School program selection forms available at these links! Hard copies will be sent home on 9/28/18 with students. There will be a meeting for students and parents at 3:30PM in the Auditorium on Tuesday 10/2/18 if you need more info/clarification.


The 7th and 8th Grade Students are going to Washington, D.C. in the Spring!!


New Volunteer Procedures / Requirements -

All individuals who are interested in volunteering (which includes chaperoning field trips) must complete the CPS Volunteer Application. Depending on the level of volunteering you plan to do, you will be asked to complete an application for either a “Level I” volunteer or a “Level II” volunteer. For more info, please contact Savitha Kowligy at or contact the program directly at:

Volunteer Programs

Office of Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE2)

Phone: 773-553-1544


link to more info about level 1 and 2:


Daniel Boone School is launching our Restorative Practice process to the next level. To encourage more student voice we are selecting SPACE Ambassadors, students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, who will help to build Boone’s Restorative Community. The selected students will be involved in peer conferencing.

The benefits of implementing peer conferencing include developing:


Social Emotional Learning

Critical Thinking

Youth-Adult Partnerships



We currently have one LSC Parent Vacancy. Any parents interested in joining the LSC should obtain an application in the office. Parents will have the opportunity to present themselves as candidates to the LSC at the October 10th meeting at 4:30PM, where a new Parent Representative will then be appointed. You can find out more about the role of the LSC at the following website:

Building Boone Committee

Introducing the Building Boone Committee:

This past spring a group of parents got together to think about how we might support Boone in BIG ways. Our goal is to raise money for large-scale events, equipment, and programming. We plan to start small later this month with Pumpkin Decorating and Scarecrow Making on the same day as the Fall Fest. In the Spring we'll hold an all-school jog-a-thon. In the short term, the Building Boone Committee (BBC) will be raising money for field trips. In the long term we hope to support arts and recreation programs at Boone. We can't wait to get started! Please inform the Main Office if you are interested in joining this committee.

ARTS INTEGRATION... Science meets Photography

The students in Room 210's 5th grade Science class have been working on implementing the Engineering Design Process to create products. They began by studying different types of rotary blades and propellers such as those found on helicopters, fans, and blenders. After studying the design and function of many blades, they used their knowledge to create their own propeller blade. Their designs had to consider how blade size, shape and weight might affect flight time and lift.

Students then partnered with Room 219, Visual Journalism to capture the results of their product. Using Stroboscopic Motion Photography, a method where a flashing light studies a subject in motion, students set their propellers in motion. While operating a camera and strobe, students photographed it’s path and collected data. They identified the most successful designs in order to make improvements.

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Naomi Borowsky - After School Resource Coordinator

My name is Naomi Borowsky, and I recently moved to Chicago from Minnesota. I graduated from Carleton College in the spring where I studied sociology, education, and Spanish. I love canoeing, hiking, and also my sister. I can’t wait to get to know the Boone community and meet you all!

Erica Ellis - Lunch and Recess Staff

Erica Ellis will be with us everyday for Lunch and Recess. Erica is a native Chicagoan. She went to school at Florida A&M where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Special Education at Chicago State. She is the mother of 3 children - all boys! FUN FACT- Erica delivered her second son by herself in the car on the way to the hospital!


Please remember to bring in your Box Tops! This is a quick and easy way to raise funds for Boone. You can give them to your homeroom Teacher, thank you!
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Below are some important events that are coming up. You can also always check for updates with our Boone Google calendar that is found on our homepage at


Oct 2 - After School Programming Information Session, 3:30PM in Auditorium

Oct 4 - 2nd Grade Parent Morning, 8:30AM

Oct 5 - Progress Reports distributed

Oct 8 - Columbus Day, NO SCHOOL

Oct 10 - ExArts Sharing Day

Oct 10 - LSC Meeting, 4:30PM in Room 104

Oct 15 - Story Bus visits Boone, Pre-K

Oct 16 - PAC Meeting, 8:30AM in 104

Oct 17 - High School Fair at West Ridge, 6-8PM

Oct 22 - Fall Picture Day

Oct 23 - 3rd Grade Parent Morning, 8:30AM

Oct 24 - Fall Fun Fest (PK-5) and Dance (6-8), 4:00-5:30PM

Oct 25 - 4th Grade Parent Morning, 8:30AM

Nov 1 - Last day of 1st Quarter

Nov 2 - NO SCHOOL for students, Teacher Workshops

Nov 7 - LSC Meeting, 4:30PM in Room 104

Nov 12 - Veteran’s Day - NO SCHOOL

Nov 14 - Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences, 11:30-6:30PM

Nov 14 - Picket Painting Party (In the MPR during Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

Daniel Boone Elementary School

A Chicago Public Schools Fine and Performing Arts Neighborhood School with a Magnet Cluster Program in West Rogers Park.