Volume 10 - May 2019
Appreciation for Boyd Staff
Mark Your Calendars
April 29 - May 3 - Teacher Appreciation Week
2 - PTA Board 5:30 and PTA General 6:00
6 - Nurses Day
6 - Mother's Day Tea - Kinder - 8-9:30 AM
7 - Author Visit - Marci Peschke
9 - Volunteer Breakfast 8-9:30 AM
13 - STAAR Math 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 5th Retake - No Visitors on Campus
14 - STAAR Reading 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 5th Retake - No Visitors on Campus
15 - STAAR Science 5th - No Visitors on Campus
16 - Science Comprehensive Assessment - 4th and 6th
16-17 - STAAR Make-up - No Visitors on Campus
17 - PTA End of Year Bash - 5:30-7:00 PM
21 - Boyd Seniors Walk and Ice Cream - 2:00-3:00 pm
22 - 6th Grade Graduation - 6:00-7:30 PM
23 - Field Day & 6th Grade Field Trip
24 - Early Release for Students (12:00 PM)
2018-19 - State and District Assessment Dates
May 7 Author Visit - Marci Peschke
Our students in K-4th will get to visit with the author Marci Peschke and learn about her books and the author's craft.
Her books will be available for purchase on that day.
BOYD PARENTS WE NEED YOU!
PRESIDENT – OPEN
- 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS & ENVIRONMENT – April Cheney
- 2ND VICE PRESIDENT, WAYS & MEANS (FUNDRAISING) – Trina Harmeson
- 3RD VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP – Shawna Soto
- SECRETARY – OPEN
- TREASURER – Frances Uribe
- COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE – OPEN
- PARLIAMENTARIAN – OPEN
- LEGISLATIVE – OPEN
- REFLECTIONS/ARTS IN EDUCATION – OPEN
- ENVIRONMENTAL – OPEN
- STAFF APPRECIATION – Shawna Soto
- PUBLICITY – OPEN
- BOOK FAIR COORDINATOR- Trina Harmeson
- EAGLE RUN COORDINATOR- OPEN
Reuse-A-Shoe Contest - 4/29-5/10
STAAR Testing Information
Dear BOYD Families,
Over the next two months, our Boyd students in grades 3-6 will be taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) assessments. Please remember that we will not have visitors on campus during STAAR testing days.
The STAAR testing schedule is as follows:
Monday, May 13………..… Grades 3, 4 and 6 Math
Tuesday, May 14………..…Grades 3, 4 and 6 Reading
Wednesday, May 15…...…Grade 5 Science
Thursday, May 16………….STAAR make-up testing
We would like to request your assistance on these days:
Please schedule all appointments after school. If a child leaves school during testing, the test becomes invalid and no score is given.
Remind students that all electronic devices will be collected during testing. If possible, keep these devices at home on testing days. (i.e. cell phones, smart watches, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, etc.) AISD policy states all students are prohibited from using electronics during testing. If the device is turned on, it is considered in use and the test score may be invalid.
Provide an early bedtime each night before testing and a protein packed breakfast.
Help us have your child in their seat ready for the day by 7:50 a.m. each morning.
Encourage your child to carefully read and prove their answers by applying all instructional methods they have learned.
Wish your child a happy day!
Texas law states that teachers and students may not discuss any aspect of the STAAR while testing is in progress nor after the testing is complete. Therefore, in order to ensure test security and integrity, please remember that volunteers and visitors will NOT be allowed on campus during district simulation and state testing days. This includes lunch visitors, copy parents and all other volunteers in all grade levels (K-6).
We appreciate your cooperation as we give BOYD students a chance to put forth their best efforts and shine on these testing days.
Volunteers are needed for the End of Year Bash! Please contact Shawna Soto at email@example.com
Field Day - May 23
Lunch schedule will be adjusted. Students will eat pizza in their rooms. No lunch visitors because of the adjusted schedule. Teachers will communicate further any specific information for their grade level.
Please contact the classroom teacher if you are interested in volunteering on that day. For the safety of all our students, only cleared volunteers will be able to enter the building on that day.
VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS - INFORMATION for 6th Grade Girls
The 2019 Allen Volleyball Season is quickly approaching. If your daughter is interested in trying out for a middle school, freshman or high school volleyball team, you will need to attend a mandatory Parent Meeting at Allen High School
May 16th at 6:15 pm (entering 9th -12th) meet in Cafeteria @ AHS
May 16th at 7:30 pm (entering 7th & 8th grade) meet in Cafeteria @ AHS
In this meeting, we will be discussing tryout schedules, physical forms, tournament information, summer activities and our volleyball program expectations.
**** A Player Information Sheet must be filled out online at ****
www.alleneaglesvolleyball.com by May 31st.
(click on “Tryouts” and “Player Information Form”)
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. We are
looking forward to the 2019 Allen Volleyball Season!
Cell: 972-989-5758 (Text / Call)
6th Grade Parents
ACO Summer Food and Back to School Bash
Registration for both Kids Summer Food and the Back to School Bash begins April 23 and have registration Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am to noon and 2:00 to 4:00pm through July 11. You do not need an appointment for signing up. Food bags will be available during food pantry hours beginning Saturday, June 1.
Back to School Bash
Do you need help with school supplies?
Back to School Bash is schedule for the morning of Saturday, August 10. Registration is required to attend this event.
From the Nurse
In order to comply with entry requirements for 7th Grade, your student will be required to have the following immunizations:
- Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
Turn in proof of immunization as soon as possible. If requirements are completed between now and the end of school (May 2019), then a copy can be turned into the to the Boyd Elementary office.
Allen ISD’s Early Release Day - March 8
Allen ISD’s Early Release Days
The following dates will be early release days for our Elementary campuses.
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.
Breakfast and Lunch Information
Kinder - 10:55-11:25
1st - 11:10-11:40
2nd - 11:25-11:55
3rd - 12:50-1:20
4th - 12:25-12:55
5th - 11:50-12:20
6th - 1:00-1:30
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: $3.75
Reduced price $0.40 or Free for qualifying students
(Application must be completed each year)
Alton Boyd Elementary School
800 S Jupiter
Principal: Judith Coffman
Asst. Principal: Nancy Jung
Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams
Secretary: Yesenia Fields
Registration: Elaine Gamboa
Receptionist: Kimberly Beltran
Nurse: Terry Phillips
Counselor: Patricia Chavez
CARE: Marison Puterbaugh
Campus Intervention Specialist (CIS): Yessica Schessler
Boyd PTA President: Trina Harmeson