Boyd Bulletin

Volume 17 - December 7-11

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Mark Your Calendar

DECEMBER


  • Dec. 1-7 - Open window for parents to complete a new form if they are wanting to change the learning format for At-Home or In-Person Learning for the 3rd Quarter.
  • 12/9 - 6th Grade December Band Concert on Zoom
  • 12/9 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Day
  • 12/17 - 3rd Quarter Supplies/Resources Distribution for At Home Learners (Times: 8:30-10:30 or 3:30-5:00) More information will be sent by the At Home classroom teacher.
  • 12/18 - Early Release Day (12:00)



December 19-January 4 - Winter Break


JANUARY

  • 1/4 - Staff Development and Student Holiday
  • 1/5 - First Day Back

Instructional Delivery Model Selection Dates

Allen ISD understands that families may want to change their instructional delivery model selection during the school year. Due to the scheduling complexities inherent in both At-Home Learning and In-Person Learning, parents are asked to make a commitment for at least one full nine-weeks grading period.


Please note that adjustments in instructional delivery model selections across the district may impact teacher assignments and student schedules.


Staff may need to shift to align with new instructional model choices. Therefore, even students who do not change instructional models could experience a change to their teacher(s), course availability or class schedule as teachers are assigned based on the numbers of students and course requests in each environment. Elementary students making changes to their instructional delivery model selection may not be guaranteed to be assigned to their home campus based on staffing and grade level seat availability.


The chart below outlines the timeframe for making a change in the selected instructional delivery model prior to the start of each new grading period. Parents wishing to change their child’s participation in either At-Home Learning or In-Person Learning for the next nine-weeks grading period will need to complete the Commitment Form. Information will be sent to all parents about the process to request a change. All changes will be effective on the first day of each new nine weeks grading period as listed below:

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6th GRADE BAND - Ereckson Middle School Cluster

DECEMBER BAND CONCERT INFORMATION


Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - The concert will be held ON *ZOOM*

6:00-6:30 p.m. All Flutes
6:30-7:00 p.m. All Trumpets
7:00-7:30 p.m. All Clarinets
7:30-8:00 p.m. All Trombones


  • Zoom Information and specific concert details will be emailed a few days before the Concert & posted on Google Classroom.

  • Attendance is required for a grade (band student plus at least one parent/guardian).

  • If a student will be unable to attend, this must be communicated with the child’s band director by Friday, Dec. 4.

  • Students will need to be “set up” with all band supplies (instrument, binder, book, cleaning supplies, folding music stand) in a room with no distractions and a parent/guardian with them.

Chick-fil-A Spirit Days

We are excited to inform you that our Chick-fil-A Spirit Days are BACK! Our first Boyd Elementary Spirit day is on December 9th, 2020. Chick-Fil-A dining rooms still remain closed, however, they are available for Drive Thru.


Please ensure that when you arrive at Chick Fil A at Twin Creeks Village, you let the cashier know that you are supporting Boyd Elementary Spirit Day BEFORE you place your order, this will ensure that our school will receive credit for it.

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PTA needs your help!

Due to our current COVID guidelines, the PTA has been unable to grow our membership as we have traditionally done in the past. Our school benefits greatly from the PTA’s membership income each year.


Please consider joining our PTA for the 2020-2021 school year at joinpta.org for $10. Once at the website, click on the white “Join PTA” in the middle of the screen and then use the drop-down menus to find our school. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

It is an unusual year due to coronavirus disruptions. Nevertheless, one thing has not changed, parents need to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application. This is important data because it can impact school funding from federal grants. The Title 1 federal grant provides our school with funding for additional staff and resources needed to meet the needs of all of our students.



If you qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch, please assist our school in receiving the needed funding to meet the needs of all of our students by completing the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

Link to Free and Reduced Form

GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

All Community Outreach (ACO) will be partnering with Toys for Tots to provide Holiday gifts to families in need. Please refer families to the ACO website to sign up.


The ACO is helping Toys for Tots to deliver toys to children in Allen & McKinney!

ACO will serve as the registration and distribution for Toys For Tots to children, ages 0-16, who live within the cities of ALLEN and MCKINNEY ONLY. For information on receiving toys in other areas, please visit collinco-tx.ToysForTots.org.


The deadline for registering to receive toys is Friday, 12/04/20. The distribution will be on Wednesday, 12/16/20 ONLY, at First United Methodist Church, 601 S. Greenville Ave., Allen TX 75002.


You will receive an email by Monday, 12/14/20 with your scheduled pickup time.
(In order to pick up your toys, please provide photo ID of the person completing the application.)


A SEPARATE form must be completed for EACH CHILD. You will receive an email of your sign-up information.

Register

Parent, Student, & Teacher Compact

The compact is another word for “contract” or “agreement.” The Boyd Elementary Parent – Student – Teacher Compact is an agreement between parents, students, and the school (teachers and staff) to foster student achievement. Please read and complete the form below and let’s all take active roles in improving student academic achievement and in building and developing a partnership that will help children achieve success in school and in life.


English/Spanish Compact form questionnaire

ALLEN STEAM AMBASSADORS TUTORING PROGRAM FOR 5TH & 6TH GRADERS

Allen STEAM Ambassadors (a student leadership program with a STEM/STEAM focus), provides a virtual tutoring service that was developed by the students in the program. The STEAM Ambassadors are top high school students that excel in science and math. The program was piloted a few weeks ago with 7th and 8th graders, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.


Starting tomorrow it will be open to students grades 5th -9th grades needing support in math and science. While it is not a replacement for tutoring with their teacher, some virtual students could benefit from this type of one-on-one virtual support.


Details on the program as well as the required forms/materials are included on the attached flyer.


STEAM Ambassador Tutoring Flyer

Student Nutrition

Please visit the Student Nutrition webpage for menus, meal prices, and updates to the curbside lunch pick-up.


https://www.allenisd.org/Domain/37


Daily meal pick-up will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Student nutrition personnel will greet and assist at the pick-up area. Heating instructions will be provided daily with meals.


Parents/guardians will need to provide proof of AISD enrollment (Student ID#).


Please pick-up meals in the following areas:

  • Boyd Elementary, 800 Jupiter Rd, Allen, TX 75002– In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
  • Rountree Elementary, 800 E. Main St., Allen, TX 75002 – In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
  • Ereckson Middle School, 450 Tatum Dr., Allen, TX 75013 – Enter the first driveway from Tatum and follow to the back of the school.
  • Curtis Middle School, 1530 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002– From Malone take the second left at the athletic fields and follow the road to door #10.

Help Desk - Technology Issues

This link is intended to support parents when the technology is not working correctly. https://allenisd.on.spiceworks.com/portal

Alton Boyd Elementary School

Address:

800 S Jupiter

Allen, Texas


Phone: 972-727-0560

Fax: 972-727-0566


Administrators

Principal: Judith Coffman

Asst. Principal: Jenna Capps

Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams


Office Staff

Secretary: Elaine Gamboa

Registration: Gabby Villegas

Receptionist: Ale Reyes

Nurse: Terry Phillips

Counselor: Patricia Chavez

CARE: Marisol Puterbaugh

Campus Intervention Specialist (CIS): Yessica Schessler


PTA President: April Cheney


School Website

https://www.allenisd.org/Page/15028


Twitter

@boydblackhawks