Boone Bear Facts

April 8, 2016

PTA News

⚫️ Our annual Spring Carnival is today, April 8th from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. We can't wait to see you there! There will be rides, food, games, a silent auction, and much more!
⚫️Our Silent Auction is sure to be incredible, with donations from over 80 different Austin area businesses! Thank you for your support!

⚫️Time is running out to purchase a slot for your child(ren) to spend some quality time with their teacher's! Complete details can be found at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D48AFA629AAFD0-teachers . There are so many opportunities, you can even have your child's birthday announced on the Marquee next school year!

If you would like to pay for your Gift-of-Time via credit/debit you can visit our Square up site and do so as well. Select the donation section and enter the amount owed. Events with teachers are $5.00 per slot, and the Birthday announcement is $50.00. Please make sure to include in the notes section whom you are paying for and what slots you signed up for.

www.Squareup.com/store/Boonepta

⚫️We still need volunteers for the carnival! Please, sign up, if you can help, visit this page to do so:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044fafaf2fa31-annual


⚫️Mark your calendars, the last Bingo Night of the Year is April 27th! We will also be holding PTA Elections for next years Board before Bingo Night! See you there!

Principal Update

This has been a busy two weeks around Boone. Along with the learning every day, we have had numerous events. Some of the pictures below will help fill you in.

Our Boone PTA has earned a district wide award. Boone is one of four finalists for PTA of the year. It is such an honor to make it to the final round from 132 schools in AISD. The winner will be announced at the CELEBRATE awards on April 28th. We do have the BEST PTA in AISD! The carnival tonight will show you in one way, how great they are!

Our PK3 and PK4 registration has been phenomenal. I am so excited about next year for our new 3 and 4 year-olds. Kinder registration also started on Tuesday. If you know of any kinder, four year-olds or three year-olds, send them our way.

Online registration has started for the 16-17 school year. Please take some time to register online and check that off your list of activities to do. It will help us plan effectively for staffing and kids. If you have any questions about registration, please call Marisa Garza at 512-414-5313.

Safety at Dismissal

We have multiple reports of students and parents crossing in the middle of the street in front of the school. Please use the crosswalks and encourage students to use the crosswalks. We want everyone to make it home safely at the end of the day.

Amie Chalberg, Assistant Principal

Counselor's Corner

No Place for Hate is completing their final activity for the school year. Over the next two weeks in PK-5th grades’ guidance lessons, students are going to focus on what names are and why they are important to us. We will also discuss the differences between names that feel good to hear, and names that feel bad to hear (put-up vs. put-downs). This is an opportunity for to students to define for themselves what they like and don’t like to be called. Below are some questions that students will have an opportunity to discuss next week on Wednesday, April 13.


Who gave you your name?

Do you know why it was chosen to be your name?

What do you especially like about your name?

Do you have any nicknames that you like to be called?

In preparation for No Name Calling Day on Wednesday, April 13, please talk to your child about where your child’s name comes from, and why it was chosen.

We are encouraging students to wear blue on Wednesday, April 13 to show their support for No Name Calling Day at Boone.

Fine Arts Night Assembly

Fine Arts Night Boone art contest will have a presentation, awards assembly, and the winners will be announced Monday, April 11 during morning assembly.

Cafeteria Monitors Needed

Very special people needed to support our lunch room from 10:45 to 1:00 every day. Please call Amie Chalberg, Boone Assistant Principal, at 512-414-5310 if you are interested. You will also need to apply via the AISD website under the Boone monitor positions. Pay is $7.25 and hour. Monitor jobs can be found under the 07 Temporary/Hourly heading on the AISD web page under the career section.

Calendar

April 8 - Carnival 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

April 11 - 15 Librarian Appreciation Week

April 11 - PreK to Discovery Hill 9:00 a.m.

April 11 - 2nd Grade to InnerSpace Caverns 9:00 a.m.

April 15 - 1st Grade to Austin Zoo 10:15 a.m.

April 21 - Kinder to Elgin Tree Farm 9:00 a.m.