Volume 5 - December 2019
Mark Your Calendars
Dec 5-18 - Holiday Store Dates
Dec. 2-6 - Inclusive School Week
Dec. 3 - 16 CogAT Testing Window for Kindergarten
Dec. 3 & 4 - Sister Schools Visits for Dual Language Students
5 - UIL Writing
12 - Storytime, Cookies, and Pictures with Santa (5:30-6:30 PM) - Cafeteria
17 - 2nd Grade Holidays Around the World - 6:30-7:30
17 - Science Fair
16 – Wear Holiday Socks
17 – Wear a Holiday Hat
18 – Wear an Ugly Holiday Sweater
18 - 3rd Grade Visit STEAM Center
19 – Wear Red/Green for Winter Parties
19 - Winter Parties – Parents are Welcomed to Attend
- 1st - 12:30 - 1:15
- 3rd - 1:00 - 1:45
- Kinder - 1:30-2:15
- 5th - 1:45-2:30
- 4th - 1:45-2:30
- 2nd - 2:00-2:45
- 6th - 2:00-2:45
20 – Wear Pajamas for our Polar Express Day
20 - 6th Grade Choir Caroling
20 - Early Release Day (Student Pick-up at 12:00)
20 - End of 2nd Quarter
Dec. 23-Jan. 6th - Winter Holidays
January 7 – First Day Back from Winter Break
Big Rays Barbecue
Allen Kiwanis Club
Suncreek Methodist Church
St. Jude Parish Allen
First United Methodist Church Allen
Christ of Latter Day Saints (Fairview)
Forest Grove Church
Week of December 16-20
Toys for Tots collection: Now through Dec. 5
Allen ISD is once again partnering with the Allen Event Center to host a Toys for Tots collection drive. As you begin your holiday shopping, please consider bringing a new and unwrapped toy to Boyd between now and December 5. Toys may also be dropped off at the Allen Event Center on Tuesday, December 10 from 5-10 p.m. Thank you for helping a child in need receive a gift this holiday season.
Schedule for Winter Parties - December 19
Schedule for Party Times:
· 2nd - 11:30-12:15
· 1st - 12:30 - 1:15
· 3rd – 12:45 - 1:30
· Kinder - 1:00-1:45
· 5th - 1:15-2:00
· 4th - 1:30-2:15
· 6th - 1:45-2:30
Early Release Day Information - December 20
Allen ISD’s Early Release Days
School will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.
Please plan to pick up your student by 12:00 on these days.
Please communicate with the teacher if there is a change to the pick-up arrangement.
We will have a lunch time on that day for students at school.
Lunch will have a different schedule due to the early release time. No lunch visitors.
Kindergarten CogAT testing dates: 12/3, 12/4, 12/6, 12/9, 12/10
Please try not to schedule appointments from 8:00-9:30 AM on these days. Make sure your kinder students get to bed early and eat a good breakfast.
Kinder-AISD Gifted and Talented
AISD Gifted and Talented and Assessment Department will be coordinating upcoming Kindergarten Phase I (aptitude) testing at your campus. All AISD Kindergarten students will be administered testing during the weeks of December 3, 2019 – December 16, 2019. Please view the informational letter via Skyward & Family Access sent November 8, 2019. This test will be administered in groups at each campus.
Testing will take place at Boyd Elementary during the mornings blocks on Dec 3, 4, 6, 9 and 10. Please make every effort to have your child at school promptly and avoid doctor appointments on these days. Students do not need to practice or prepare for testing, other than a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast. The campus GT specialist and classroom teachers have been familiarizing students with the testing format and procedures this week.
Scores will be sent out via Skyward on Jan 17, 2020.
Its time to order your yearbook!
Don't forget to place your orders for the 2019-2020 Boyd Elementary Yearbook. Yearbooks are $30.
You can place the order online directly at www.jostens.com or by sending in the order form with either cash or a check.
These memories will last a lifetime and this year's story is just the beginning
A Note from the Librarian
During November your student learned about two programs, Tumblebooks and Overdrive, that provided online books in English and Spanish to students for free.
Both programs can be logged on to at home through the Boyd Library Website “Ebook Resources”. https://www.allenisd.org/Page/20589
Both Tumblebooks and Overdrive have apps that can be downloaded for free on to any phone or tablet. The Tumblebooks app is under the same name while the Overdrive app is named Sora by Overdrive.
NEWSLETTER FROM THE COUNSELOR
Link in English:
Link in Spanish:
Patricia Chavez, M.Ed., LSC
Boyd Elementary School Counselor
(972) 727-0560 ext. 0852
Breakfast and Lunch Information
Kinder - 10:45-11:15
1st - 11:20-11:50
2nd - 12:40-1:10
3rd - 11:00-11:30
4th - 11:35-12:05
5th - 12:15-12:45
6th - 12:50-1:20
If coming to eat with your child, please bring your ID to enter the building. You will only be allowed to eat with your own child (no friends).
Adults & Guests & Siblings: $2.20
Reduced price $0.30 or Free for qualifying students
Adults & Guests & Siblings: $3.85
Reduced price $0.40 or Free for qualifying students
(Application must be completed each year)
Alton Boyd Elementary School
Principal: Judith Coffman
Asst. Principal: Lara Mercer
Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams
Secretary: Elaine Gamboa
Registration: Terri Rosales
Receptionist: Gabby Villegas
Nurse: Terry Phillips
Counselor: Patricia Chavez
CARE: Marison Puterbaugh
Campus Intervention Specialist (CIS): Yessica Schessler
Boyd PTA President: