Boyd Bulletin

Volume 5 - December 2019

Boletín de Boyd en Español - Volume 5 - diciembre 2019

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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

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Thank you!

Thank you to all the wonderful community members who donated food for our Thanksgiving Feast. It was a wonderful family event that would not have been possible without the generosity of the following businesses, churches, and community organizations.

Elke’s Market

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

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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

December 20

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.

Kinder Students

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.

UIL Meetings

UIL Meetings scheduled on:

Monday, December 2

Monday, December 9

Monday, December 16

Wear your UIL shirt on Mondays!

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Yearbook Sale

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 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”.

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.


Link in English:

Link in Spanish:

Patricia Chavez, M.Ed., LSC

Boyd Elementary School Counselor

(972) 727-0560 ext. 0852

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Breakfast Time

7:15-7:40 am

Lunch Times

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).


Students: $1.30

Adults & Guests & Siblings: $2.20

Reduced price $0.30 or Free for qualifying students


Students: $2.45

Adults & Guests & Siblings: $3.85

Reduced price $0.40 or Free for qualifying students


Online Prepayment


Free or Reduced Lunch

(Application must be completed each year)

Alton Boyd Elementary School

Office Staff:

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:

Trina Harmeson