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February 5, 2021

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Celebrating Black History Month

Happy Black History Month! This February we intentionally take time to explore Black history and Black heritage, and celebrate the lives, legacies, and contributions of Black, African and African-American people. Students will engage in projects and new learning at each grade level, and we encourage you all to check out some of the resources below and participate in learning with your children at home.

Celebrate African American History with Chicago Public Library

Join Chicago Public Library in celebrating African American History Month in February. This year, the national theme for Black History Month is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.

Click here to see all our African American History Month events.

PBS: 28 Black History Makers in 28 Days

From This month they have posted several documentaries and digital shorts, as well as their feature: 28 Black History Makers in 28 Days .

Equity and Social Justice Community Workshop

In partnership with Dr. Carole Collins Ayanlaja, on Tuesday 2/16/21 we will present our next session to explore and discuss the Social Justice standards being implemented at Boone. This session will focus on the Justice domain. A copy of the Social Justice Standards can be found at this link on the Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) website. Click here to request a link to this virtual meeting on 2/16/21 at 4:30PM.

Workshop In Spanish: How to Develop Your Child’s Imagination, Creativity and the Whole Intellect

The Office of Language and Culture, and Boone School PAC Invite you to an interactive workshop totally in Spanish. This workshop is focused on literature: How to Develop Your Child’s Imagination, Creativity and the Whole Intellect. To request the link just click here! Contact Amalfi Duran at for more information.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021


Reopening Update

Please continue to monitor your email and/or check the website over the weekend for updates on the CPS re-opening plan for in-person learning.

Required Health Screener for Hybrid In-Person Students

Boone's website ( has added a new page under the Community tab called "How to use the CPS Health Screener." This page contains videos (in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Urdu) on how to access the health screener site and how to fill it out. Please note that parents and caregivers must complete the CPS Health Screener EVERY SCHOOL DAY BETWEEN 5AM-8:15AM. Students will not be permitted in the building before the screener is completed every day. If you complete it the night before, the data will erase by the next morning and you will have to do it again.

We are advising everyone who has students planning to return in person to watch the video How to use the CPS Health Screener. and/or practice completing the screener so you know what to expect when students return.


Click the button above to be re-directed to a bulletin board with resources shared by community members.


Is there someone at Boone who you would like to recognize for their hard work, kindness, or other awesome quality? Please click here on the Boone Community Shout-Out form to take a moment to acknowledge that person. Your message may appear in the next post!

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CPS District-Wide Calendar 2020-2021

  • Feb 4 - Last day of 2nd Quarter
  • Feb 5 - No Classes (Teacher Professional Development Day)
  • Feb 10 - PAC Meeting, 1:00PM To request the link just click here
  • Feb 12 - Q2 Report Cards mailed out by CPS
  • Feb 15 - Presidents Day, NO SCHOOL
  • Feb 16 - LSC Meeting, 4:00PM
  • Feb 16 - Community Meeting - Social Justice Standards with CPS Equity Partner Dr. Carole Collins Ayanlaja, 4:30PM request a link


Parent Portal

Parent Portal gives parents the ability to view students' grades in real time. If you are setting up your Parent Portal account for the first time, please visit the First Time Parent Portal Set-Up link. This is a one-time step and not necessary after every school year. Once you receive your email from Aspen to help set up your username and password, you can access Parent Portal at Aspen Parent Portal.

If you already have a Parent Portal account, but are running into technical issues (forgot password, locked out, etc), please email Boone's tech coordinator Patrick Chi ( so he can reset your account. Once your account is reset, you should receive an email from Aspen with further instructions. Additional information provided by the district can be found at this link.

How to Contact Office Staff or Administration

Door 1 is temporarily unavailable. Here are the ways you can contact office and/or administrative staff:

  • Leave a message with Security Officer Mr. Valencia outside at Door 2 near the food distribution, 8am-4pm daily Monday-Friday
  • Call main office and/or leave a phone message at 773-534-2160, option #0 (voicemail is checked daily)
  • Email one of our clerks: Claudia Ortiz - (English & Spanish), Shamiram Shahbaz - (English, Arabic, Assyrian)
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Daniel Boone Elementary School

A Chicago Public Schools Fine and Performing Arts Neighborhood School with a Magnet Cluster Program in West Rogers Park.

Boone Vision: Kindness, creativity, and an understanding of diverse perspectives will guide us as we intentionally engage in learning opportunities and take action to bring about positive change in our world.

Boone Mission: We actively seek to learn more about ourselves, others, and the world through the arts and through learning opportunities that respond to our identities and promote positive relationships. We rise up to advocate for ourselves and others so that everyone is valued and empowered.