Boone Bear Facts

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Notes from the Principal

It is hard to believe that December is already here!!! What a whirlwind Fall we have had at Boone so far. The classrooms have been bustling with activity and learning, the halls filled with excited children and wonderful artwork from our art team, and the stage has been full of fabulous music from children’s voices. With the month kicking off the hotly contested competition for the coveted Holiday Door Decoration Glue Gun Award, it’s beginning to look a lot like…December at Boone.


Along with the many events planned for this month, we have the Book Fair going on this week and our fabulous Literacy Night tonight!!! This year’s event is going to be better than ever with a new format and new activities!!! A huge thanks to all of the staff for their efforts and hard work to make our annual Literacy Night such a fun family time. You guys are amazing!!! Our fifth graders will be kicking off the evening’s events with their performance of “A Pirates’ Christmas.” The musical will begin at 5:00 pm with Literacy Night/Book Fair Night starting immediately after the program ends.


Next week, our fabulous Honor Choir will be performing for our parents on Thursday, December 12th and for the students the next morning. That same Friday, (Dec. 13th), our annual Third Grade Boone Bear Market gets underway in the C-Pod closing out yet another fun-filled week.


After that, our traditional classroom Holiday Celebrations on Wednesday, the 18th, and our annual STEM Day the next day (Dec. 19th), will close out the Fall Semester and 2019 at Boone ES. With so many things going on, please keep your eye on our calendar, so you don’t miss out on a single exciting event.


Also, on December 13th there is a fundraiser supporting the PEAS organization. Please see the flyer below for more details. PEAS is the outdoor education program that comes to Boone and provides on-site lessons for all of our students.


Thanks to all of our fabulous teachers, staff, and parents for all you do here at Boone to make our school such a positive, wonderful place of learning for our children. At Boone children definitely come first and your actions show it every day!!! Thank you so much.

We Need Your Help!

STEM Day is Thursday, December 19th. We need your help! Please click on the link below to sign up to help on STEM day. This is a fun filled day of STEM activities. We need volunteers to help at each of the stations. Even if you can only help for an hour or so it will be greatly appreciated! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050949AEA822A64-stem2

Crawford's Connections

Hello December!


I want to thank everyone who was able to come to our Thanksgiving feast before the fall break! We had a huge turnout, and a BIG thank you goes out to our cafeteria staff and lunch monitors for making this event a great success. We love to see our school community come together for such a wonderful occasion.


The library is abuzz with happiness because the library has been turned into an Arctic celebration of BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS! I have seen many new books in hand and smiles across many students' faces this week. Thursday, we will be having Literacy Night and the book fair will be open during the evening. Literacy Night is going to be an evening filled with lots of fun centered around literacy, and I hope everyone is able to join us. There will be free books and a sweet treat for students to take home with them! Can't wait to see everyone!


Remember my door is always open!


Take Care!

Science Fair is Coming

Over Christmas Break, Start your Boone Science Fair Project!


January 21-22, 2020


Boone’s Science Fair night will be held January 22, 2020. All projects are due to teachers on Monday, January 13. We encourage students in all grades to participate in the Science Fair. Science Fair projects are optional for Boone students in all grade levels, except for 5th graders who are required to do one. Students may choose to do an individual project or they may work with one partner in the same grade level per teacher approval.


All science projects will be displayed on Tuesday, January 21 in the afternoon and all day on Wednesday, January 22nd for student and parent viewing.


Information about Science Fair projects is outlined in Boone’s Science Fair Handbook, which can be accessed on the Boone website at:: http://boone.austinschools.org/ Students without internet access at home may request a handbook in the office. Please read the information in the handbook, making sure that all rules and project requirements have been met. For additional information about doing science fair projects, go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hn2zro


Important Dates to Remember:


Monday, January 13 Projects due to teacher

January 13 – 17th Students present projects to classmates

Tuesday, January 21 Projects judged in the morning; on display in the afternoon

Wednesday, January 22 Science Fair Night at School from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. All remaining projects taken down and sent home

Counselor's Corner

Attention 5th Grade Parents

Many of the middle school application deadlines are approaching. Please see the compiled list of deadlines/important dates for the academy and magnet schools in the attachment in the body of the email. Feel free to contact Ms. Lozo at 512-841-5376 or nicole.lozo@austinisd.org with any questions.


2019 Coats for Kids Distribution Day - Saturday, December 7

Please check out the flyer in the body of the email for more information regarding Coats for Kids Distribution Day this weekend at the Palmer Events Center.


Christmas Meals and Programs

2-1-1 United Way would like to share the attached 2019 Christmas Meals and Programs calendar.


All meals and programs listed are free and open to the public on a walk-in basis.

Folks are encouraged to call 2-1-1, option 1 or visit www.211Texas.org for the most current information regarding Christmas meals and programs.


Upcoming Personal Safety Lessons with School Counselor


Dear Parents,


Protecting our children and empowering students to keep themselves safe is very important to the members of our learning community. Even at this young age, children must understand the meaning of privacy and what they should do when their privacy is not being respected.

PreK-5th grade will be learning about privacy and identifying the parts of the body that are private. Bathing suit cutouts for boys and girls will be used to indicate the areas under the bathing suit as private. Anatomical terminology will not be used.


Students will also learn assertive words and body language to use when they feel their privacy is not being respected. In the next few weeks, have your child demonstrate for you what to say to protect his/her privacy and be open to talking with your child about private places.


Please see the attachments in the body of the email for more information.

PTA News

BOX TOP COLLECTION DRIVE THROUGH 12/18

This will be a quick collection drive. We'd like to get as many Box Tops and Dimes turned in as possible before winter break. Collection sheets will be sent home in Thursday folders; additional sheets and Ziploc bags will be available in the office. Be sure to include teachers name on your sheet or bag in order to receive credit! The last day to submit Box Tops or Dimes is Wednesday Dec 18th. The top earning class will take home holiday treats on Thursday the 19th. Thank you to everyone for helping us raise money for our school!


SPIRIT NIGHT AT BUSH'S CHICKEN 12/17

Make dinner a cinch and support Boone at Bush's Chicken on Tuesday, December 17, 5:00 - 8:00 pm. All to-go, dine-in, and carryout orders will benefit our school. Try their fried okra!


STAFF HOLIDAY LUNCH - Bring treats! 12/19

Boone will be celebrating the holidays for our teachers and staff with a wonderful lunch Thursday, December 19. As a special treat, we are asking parents to help by sending in a dessert or treat for our awesome Boone Staff. Please bring items in the morning of December 19.


PHOTOS NEEDED FOR YEARBOOK

We need lots and lots of photos from any and all school activities that you've attended with your students throughout this semester. Carnival, field trips, school clubs, classroom projects, etc. - We need it all! Please email to booneptayearbook@gmail.com

Sticky Fingers is Enrolling for Spring!

Calendar of Events

Dec 5 - 5th Grade Musical 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Dec 5 - Book Fair Late Night/Literacy Night 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dec 6 - 5th Grade Musical 7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

Dec 6 - 5th Grade to Fine Arts Presentation at Covington MS 9:00 - 11:00

Dec 6 - Cole/Maag to Jones Center 9:30 - 1:00

Dec 9 - Kinder to Zach Scott Theatre 10:45 - 1:00

Dec 10 - 3rd grade to Nutcracker 9:00 - 11:30

Dec 12 - Honor Choir Holiday Concert 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Dec 13 - Honor Choir Holiday Concert 7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

Dec 13 - Boone Bear Market

Dec 13 - Texeira/Thompson to Jones Center 9:30 - 1:00

Dec 17 - Spirit Night at Bush's Chicken

Dec 19 - Last Day of School for Winter Break

Dec 20 - Jan 7 - Winter Holidays