Boone School Family Newsletter

December 2014 Online Edition

Principal's Message

Dear Families and Friends of Boone School,

It was wonderful to see so many of you on Parent-Teacher Conference Day. We had a great turnout with approximately 90% of families attending. I hope you enjoyed visiting with all of our teachers and learning more about programs throughout the school. Congratulations to the families of Shazia Fazal and Maria Castulo, the winners of the Boone Passport Raffle!

I am looking forward to seeing many of you again soon at some of our upcoming December events such as the Boone Winter Show, Parent Mornings, and the Middle School Science Fair. Please see calendar below for specific dates and times.

I wish you peace and happiness as you enjoy the holiday season, share old traditions, and maybe even begin some new ones!


Jackie Delaney, Principal

Boone Performs "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen

Come see the Boone Winter Show! The Snow Queen is directed by Drama Teacher Robert Hines III, and performed by the Students at Boone School in the Auditorium. Donations will be accepted for admittance at the door. Doors will open at 6:00 PM.

Evening Performance Schedule

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Family Winter Fun Fest!

All students PK-8 and families are invited to join us on Tuesday, December 16, from 4:30-6:30 PM in the Gym and Cafeteria. This event will include: Arts and crafts, games and prizes, story telling, and family pictures at our Winter Wonder photo booth!

  • General Admission Fee: $2.00
  • Healthy Snacks: $1.00
  • Photo Booth: $3.00

All proceeds will help raise funds for the 7th/8th grade field trip to Washington, DC!

Attendance & Punctuality

Thank you for your support in getting students to school on time every day. Arriving on time between 8:10-8:15 AM provides students with the appropriate amount of time to eat breakfast, organize themselves, and mentally prepare for the day. Students' presence in school every day helps them to keep up with their workload and maintain a positive attitude about school. Every day counts! Please be sure students attend school every day except for in the case of illness. If you would like further information on how attendance has shown to significantly affect students' academic outcomes, click here for a link from Catalyst Chicago.

Boone News is Here!

This year's first issue of our student newspaper, the Boone News, is now available! Boone News is written by some of our 7th & 8th grade students. You can get a copy of the latest issue in the office, or read it online by clicking here.

Second Annual Boone School & Chicago Cares Day of Service

We invite all families to join us for the Boone School and Chicago Cares 2nd Annual Day of Service! This event will take place from 9AM - 12PM on Saturday, January 17th, during the MLK, Jr. weekend. Mark your calendars and volunteer to further beautify Boone School by helping with cleaning, painting, building, and more! There will be activities for students of all ages PK-8th grade, as well as for parents. Be on the lookout for more information when students return from the break in January.

Comment/Question/Suggestion Box

We want to hear from you! Please use the form below to provide us with feedback on what is working well and/or what needs improvement at Boone School. You may submit your comments anonymously, or leave your name and contact information if you would like us to follow up with you. Thanks!

Click here for link: Boone Electronic Suggestion Box

Boone Staff v. Armstrong Staff Volleyball Game

Thursday, Dec. 11th, 6:15pm

6601 N Western Ave

Chicago, IL

Come cheer on Boone Staff as we challenge Armstrong School Staff to a volleyball match at the Warren Park Field House! All proceeds will go towards Boone Sports programming. The Boone Girls Volleyball Team will play a match at 4:30 PM and the Boone Cheerleaders will also perform before the staff game starts at 6:15 PM. Go Bulldogs!

Looking Back at November Events

Boone School Calendar of Events

Dec 3 - Kindergarten Parent Morning, 8:30-10:00 AM

Dec 3 - PTO Meeting, 3:30-4:30 PM in in Room 115
Dec 4 - Picture Retake Day
Dec 5 - PAC Meeting at 8:30 AM in Room 115

Dec 5 - Boone Choir performance at 5:30 PM in Auditorium
Dec 10 - 1st Grade Parent Morning, 8:30-10:00 AM
Dec 11 - LSC Meeting at 5:30 PM in Auditorium

Dec 11 - Boone v. Armstrong Staff VB Game @ Warren Park, 6:15PM
Dec 12 - Science Fair for 6th-8th Grade, 11:00AM-3:00PM

Dec 16 - Family Winter Fun Fest, 4:30-6:30 PM in Gym

Dec 17 - Winter Show "The Snow Queen" at 6:30 PM in Auditorium

Dec 18 - Winter Show "The Snow Queen" at 6:30 PM in Auditorium
Dec 19 - Progress Reports distributed
Dec 22-Jan 2 - NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)
Jan 5 - Classes resume
Jan 9 - PAC Meeting at 8:30 AM in Room 115
Jan 14 - 2nd Grade Parent Morning, 8:30-10:00 AM
Jan 17 - Boone School & Chicago Cares Day of Service, 9 AM - 12 PM
Jan 19 - NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Jan 21 - 3rd Grade Parent Morning, 8:30-10:00 AM

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A Chicago Public Schools Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.
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