Shurandia Holden, Principal
From the Desk of Shurandia Holden
Hello Boggess Bengals,
We had had the most amazing week at Boggess!
We loved welcoming our 2022-2023 Kindergarten students at our Meet and Greet. Students got to meet the kinder teachers, PTA and many of the Boggess staff members. Kindergarten teachers shared information and families were able to visit the kinder classrooms, gym, cafeteria and other areas of the building. We are so excited to welcome our newest Bengals to campus.
Our second grade students enjoyed a fabulous field trip to the Dallas Aquarium followed by lunch and recess at Mustang Park. Students experienced touching the sting rays which they described as slimy. They all were fascinated by the Archerfish. The favorite part of the field trip for many students was the bus ride since this was their first time to ride a bus. Please scroll below to see the video of their adventures.
Last night we had a blast at the Third Annual Fun Run. Students, staff and parents enjoyed walking, running, dancing and just playing with friends. We enjoyed Khona Ice and Bar-B-Q. A huge thank you to Mrs. Heisse for all of your hard work and planning. Coach “G” did an amazing job hosting the event and providing us with great music. See photos below.
We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow afternoon for the Spring Fever Music performance. The performance will be at Murphy Central Park on the main stage from 12:00-12:30. Boggess has over 150 students signed up to sing. Our recorder group will also perform.
Next week is the last week of this school year to check out library books.
Wednesday, May 4th is Walk, Bike, Roll to School Day.
Our Boggess Class of 2022 Senior Reception is Thursday, May 5th 4:30-6: 00 in the Boggess cafeteria. We are looking forward to hearing the seniors share their future plans and celebrating with Boggess friends, teachers and staff.
We are all looking forward to our Boggess Field Day on May 6th. PTA is still looking for volunteers. Please be sure to sign up in Voly.
We strive to create classes that provide the best learning opportunity for each Boggess student. Your child’s current grade level teachers, with campus specialist staff (Instructional Specialist, PACE, ESL, Special Education, Counselors) work with me to place each student in a group and with a teacher. I appreciate your trust that we have each student’s best interest in mind as we carefully place children. If your child has a specific need that we may not be aware of, you may provide a written (e-mail) request for a teaching style for your child. I ask that parents not request a specific teacher, as staff may change this summer. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored. If you choose to request a specific teaching style (most parents will not need to do this) please have your e-mail to me by May 18th.
All 5th grade parents with students moving to Murphy Middle School next year are invited to attend a transition meeting Monday, May 2nd at 6:30 in the Murphy Middle School cafeteria. Please see the letter below for more details.
Next month our 3rd , 4th and 5th graders will take the STAAR test. Please see the letter below for dates and details.
Touching hearts and minds,
Returning next year? Moving? Let us know!
In order to help campus staff appropriately and schedule classes for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, families are asked to complete an Intent to Return form online. Please complete the form as soon as possible since planning for the upcoming school year is already underway. If your family does not plan to return, families are asked to notify us as well since that information also helps with planning.
Thank you for your assistance in helping schools with planning for the upcoming school year.
This year, the PISD counseling department is wanting to gain insight and information from parents regarding their school's counseling program. Please use the link in the image below to complete this anonymous needs assessment survey by April 15th! It will be very helpful in planning for next year!
Click here for information on PTA Programs and events. Order your school supplies for next year, information in the Post.
New Student Enrollment Information for 2022-2023 School Year
Online registration for new students to Plano ISDis open. Registration is for the 2022-2023 school year and is for all grade levels, except preK, which begins registration on April 4.
· New Student Enrollment (kindergarten-12th grade): Now Enrolling
· Head Start RoundUp: Now Enrolling
· PreK enrollment: Begins on April 4, 2022
Head Start: Appointment-only visits will be available from March 23-27. Head Start is located at 1600 Rigsbee Drive in Plano, TX 75074.
To register or for more information about Plano ISD enrollment, visit www.pisd.edu/enrollment.
Students currently in the district should not enroll. Annual registration occurs in the summer through Parent Portal.
Head Start Registration
Head Start is a federally funded program for Plano ISD children who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1 and whose families meet low-income guidelines. To assist families who might have questions about eligibility, Head Start is holding a round up event on March 21 from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and on March 22 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Appointment-only visits will be available from March 23-27. Head Start is located at 1600 Rigsbee Drive in Plano, TX 75074. View this flyer for more information.
Head Start es un programa financiado por el gobierno federal para niños del Distrito Escolar de Plano que tienen antes del primero de septiembre 3 o 4 años y cuyas familias cumplen con el requisito de bajos ingresos. Head Start llevará a cabo un evento de registro los dias 21 y 22 de marzo. El 21 de marzo comenzara a las 8:30 a.m. hasta el mediodía y de 4:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m. y el 22 de marzo comenzara a las 8:30 a.m. hasta el mediodía; estaremos ayudando a las familias con todas las preguntas sobre este proceso. Las visitas solo con cita estarán disponibles del 23 al 27 de marzo. Head Start está ubicado en 1600 Rigsbee Drive en Plano, TX 75074. Vea este folleto para obtener más información.
Yearbooks! Yearbooks! Yearbooks!
Hey Bengals get your 2021-2022 Yearbook!
Don’t miss out on the fun memories! Pre-order Here:
Approved volunteers are able to sign up for volunteer opportunities directly through the VOLY platform at plano.voly.org. Volunteers should be sure to select Boggess on their application in order to be eligible for volunteer opportunities. School selections can also be changed by the volunteer by logging into their account at any time.
If your child is going to be late, absent, or out of town please call the main school phone
469-752-4000 and choose option #3. (Remember to send a doctor’s note when you child is late because of an appointment.) It’s important that we know this information before the day begins, so we can locate missing children as soon as possible. The safety of the children is our utmost priority!
Dear Plano ISD Students and Parents,
Plano ISD’s Exploring Pathways to College and Careers web page launched and offers an overview and videos of the wide variety of opportunities for students to meet College and Career readiness standards that enable them to be future-ready citizens and leaders in the global workforce. The videos include Career and Technical Education Programs of Study options that can assist students in planning their four-year plan. Visit the site at www.pisd.edu/exploringpathways.
The Plano ISD Advanced Academics/College, Career and Military Readiness Team
Parent Education & Engagement Program “Lunch and Learn” Sessions for Parents
The Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) will host 30-minute ”Lunch and Learn” parent sessions for Plano ISD families on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. on Facebook Live.Please log on this Tuesday and Thursday to join Plano ISD Parent Educators and other parents to explore evidence-based, positive parenting strategies as a community.
Classes can be found HERE. Click on the month at the top of the page.
Special Education Lunch and Learn
The special education department will continue to offer Lunch and Learn sessions for parents this school year. Please help us share these opportunities with families who have children receiving special education services. Our first session will be held on October 19th at 12:15 and information can be found through this link: Lunch and Learn "Social Skills 24/7". The virtual session is being provided by Partners Resource Network and will provide families with strategies for teaching social skills in the home. Parents can register using the link provided.
I invite you to stay involved and informed. Below are several ways to stay connected:
- Register for our weekly eNews on your child’s parent portal
- Check our Boggess website at www.pisd.edu/boggess
- Follow us on Twitter at @BoggessBengals
- Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BoggessElementary
- Check your student's agenda daily
- Monitor your email for teacher communication
I strongly encourage all families to join PTA. Our PTA has a strong partnership with our school that benefits every child! The programs, volunteer support, family events and financial support are part of what makes Boggess great.
Thank you for sharing your child with us!