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Dear Boals’ Families,

Happy Thursday! I am excited to share with you some research-based resources that our Boals math department has complied to help supplement your child’s math development at home. Research shows that the foundation of mathematical development begins with automaticity and numeracy.

The development of fact automaticity is critical so students can concentrate on higher order thinking in math. The following powerpoint slides that are attached to this email, are referenced by grade level for convenience, but each contain skills vital to student understanding at all levels. Our focus is based on what you feel your child needs.

The resources are there for you, the parent, to help your child. If your child is struggling with the materials for their grade level, feel free to explore the resources in other grade levels until you find the level of comfort for your student.

For more reading, math or any other content area tips and tools , please visit the Student Learning Hub at

In appreciation,

Christina Beran

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Important Dates to Remember

February 18-PTA Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m., PTA Meeting @ 6:30 p.m., followed by the 2nd grade performance

February 19-Good Morning Boals @ 8:00 a.m., cafeteria

February 23-Spring Pictures

February 23-UIL at Fisher Elementary 4:00 p.m.

February 26-Good Morning Boals @ 8:00 a.m., cafeteria

March 4-Good Morning Boals @ 8:00 a.m., cafeteria

March 7-11-Spring Break No School

March 14-School Resumes

March 16-Spring Creek Spirit Night 5:00-8:00 p.m.

March 18-Good Morning Boals @ 8:00 a.m., cafeteria

March 23-2nd grade Teacher's Snack Day

March 25-Bad Weather Day Make-up Day-No School

March 29-STAAR Testing 4th grade Writing and 5th grade Math

March 30-STAAR Testing 5th grade Reading

April 1-No Good Morning Boals because of 3rd nine weeks Celebration of Learning at 2:00 p.m.

PTA News

Since 1909 the Texas PTA has made available the honorary Texas Life Membership as one of the highest honors that may be presented to individuals for outstanding service to the children and youth. It is awarded to a person whose dedication to both Boals Elementary School and our community goes above and beyond. This can be a neighbor, a friend, or a teacher who has contributed significantly to school, work, and/or the community. Life Members will be recognized this spring at a Boals PTA Meeting as well as attend a Frisco ISD Banquet that honors PTA Life Membership awards for the 2015-2016 school year.

Do you know of someone deserving of this honor? Please fill out the attached form, place it in a sealed envelope marked "PTA Life Member", and return it to the school office or e-mail your nominations to with the memo: Life Membership. Nominations are due Thursday, February 19th.

Parents at Lunch Program

PALS is short for Parents at Lunch. Kindergarten and First graders need a little extra assistance opening drinks, apple sauces, chip bags, etc. We need parents to volunteer during their lunch hour. 10:15am-11:20am!

Please be sure you have completed the FISD background check before volunteering. The link is here:

If you would like to be a PAL, click below to sign up.

Birthday Bakers Needed

Watch Dog Dads Needed

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News from Mrs. Patrick

Important Dates for 5th grade students:

Thursday, February 18th 5:00-8:00 pm.

Important Testing Dates for 2015-2016

March 29th – 4th grade Writing STAAR

5th grade Math STAAR

March 30th – 5th grade Reading STAAR

May 9th – 3rd and 4th grade Math STAAR

5th grade re-test Math STAAR

May 10th – 3rd and 4th grade Reading STAAR

5th grade re-test Reading STAAR

May 11th – 5th grade Science STAAR