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Dear Boals’ Families,


It is hard to believe that January is almost over and February is right around the corner. The teachers and staff have been teaching the students the importance of setting goals and the steps it takes to meet a goal. Goal setting can be done at home too. Here are a few ideas to try with your children at home when it comes to goal setting:


· Talk about goals you have set yourself and how you achieved them.


· Guide your child through a realistic short and long-term goal that includes why it is important. Agree on a reasonable timeframe to achieve that goal.


· Display the goal in a prominent place. If the goal is measurable post a chart and each day it is measured award a star for each day it is achieved.

Our wonderful PTA has planned many exciting events and Spirit Nights this second semester. Please mark your calendar for the following events:


Thursday, February 4th –Whataburger Spirit Night from 5:00-8:00 p.m.


Friday, February 12th-Valentine’s Day Parties K-2 @ 1:00-1:45 and 3-5 p.m. @ 1:50-2:35 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16th-Spring Creek Spirit Night 5:00-8:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 14th-Chick-fil-A Spirit Day


Friday, May 6th Spring Carnival 5:00-8:00 p.m.


We would love to have you come out and support our school for each of these events. Our PTA is also currently looking for a Spring Carnival Coordinator. If you are interested in finding our more information about this position or any other PTA position, please contact Kathy Woolston at membership@boalspta.org


Boal’s Student Council will be selling Val-o-Grams for Valentine’s Day beginning Monday, February 8th. Val-o-Grams can be purchased by students to send candy (Hershey Bar or Skittles) to another student, teacher, or Boals staff member. Val-o-grams can be purchased for $1.00 each in the cafeteria during lunches Monday through Thursday, and before school outside each POD, Tuesday through Thursday (As supplies last). Val-o-Grams will be delivered on Friday, February 12th.


Val-o-Grams will not be sold in the office this year. If you would like to purchase a Val-o-Gram for your child, but are unable to make it to school during one of the selling times, please send your money to the office (exact change please) in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Bogusz (3rd Grade) no later than Wednesday, February 10th. Please include the following information:

· Money - $1.00 per Val-o-Gram – exact change please

· Type of Candy – Hershey Bar or Skittles (we will do our best to honor , but may need to substitute if we are out of your candy choice)

· Child’s Name

· Child’s Teacher’s Name

· Who the Val-o-Gram is from


In appreciation,


Christina Beran

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Information from Nurse Olson

Dear Boals Families,



We are coming up on the season of colds, flu, stomach bugs and strep throat. We want to minimize the chance that our students will get ill in the first place, and also avoid the risk of spreading illness if students do become sick. Your children are our highest priority. Their health, safety and welfare is our top concern. We need your help to keep everyone healthy!



Please take a moment to review the attached FISD Exclusion for Illness Policy. It’s a great guide to keep handy when you’re trying to decide if your child is well enough to come to school. If your child is ill, please contact our Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Nunes, at cochranL@friscoisd.org to report the absence. Please be specific about your child’s symptoms and any diagnosis you have received from your child’s doctor. This helps us to track clusters of illness so we can have extra deep-cleanings done in classrooms if needed.



Frisco ISD very strictly enforces guidelines on when to stay home from school, and it takes parents and staff members working together to be successful. If a child becomes ill while at school, faculty and staff do their best to isolate him or her and contact parents promptly to pick up their student.


Frisco ISD schools routinely teach and reinforce the following:

Proper hand washing (soap and water for 20 seconds and hand sanitizer in between)

Washing hands after certain activities, including bathroom breaks, after recess and before lunch

Cough and sneeze etiquette (cough into the upper sleeve or use tissue and dispose of it properly)

Keeping hands away from eyes, nose and mouth

Staying home if sick (please refer to the attached guidelines)

And other healthy habits


Hand sanitizer stations are available in every classroom as well as in common areas. In addition, the Frisco ISD Custodial Department follows strict guidelines and uses hospital-grade products to clean and disinfect school buildings daily. In addition to regular custodial cleanings, a special team is also utilized throughout the District in times of heightened health concern to further prevent the spread of disease.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I’m always happy to help!


I wish you a very happy and healthy school year!

Sincerely,


Sue Olson RN, BSN

Boals Elementary School Nurse

2035 Jaguar Drive, Frisco TX 75033

Clinic Phone: (469) 633-3308

Clinic Fax: (469) 633-3375


***Visit My Website!***

https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/boals-nurse/home


FRISCO ISD EXCLUSION FOR ILLNESS POLICIES

FEVER:

A student with a temperature of 100 degrees or above will be excluded from school. The student’s temperature must be below 100 degrees for a FULL 24 HOURS {WITHOUT taking a fever reducer} before returning to school because of the natural body rhythm of increased body temperature in the late afternoon. A child with a fever suppressed by a fever reducer such as Tylenol {Acetaminophen} or Motrin {Ibuprofen, Advil} is still contagious as these medicationsonly temporarily decrease the temperature and do not treat the underlying illness.


Pink Eye {Conjunctivitis}:

A student with red, painful, itchy eyes—especially with discharge/crusting should have a medical evaluation {to rule out pink eye}. Pink eye very contagious and students must be excluded from school until they have completed 24 hours of prescription antibiotic eye medication.


Vomiting:

A student who is vomiting should be excluded from school. A child should not return to schoolunless they have had one or two meals without vomiting. Please note: This means that if your child is sent home during the school day, they will not be able to return to school until the next day at the earliest. Your child should not return to Boals until they are able to eat and drink for a minimum of one to two regular meals {Not just crackers and Sprite or Gatorade} without vomiting. Please do NOT send your child back to school for after school activities today, even if they are feeling better!

DIARRHEA:

A student with diarrhea should be excluded from school. Please note: This means that if your child is sent home during the school day, they will not be able to return to school until the next day at the earliest. Your child should not return to Boals until they are able to eat and drink for a minimum of two regular meals {Not just crackers and Sprite or Gatorade} and they’ve had a full 24 hourswithout the diarrhea returning. Please do NOT send your child back to school for after school activities today, even if they are feeling better! Please note: If you administer any kind of anti-diarrhea medicine, such as Pepto-Bismol or Imodium to your child, they must wait a full 24 hours from the last dose without having diarrhea again before they can return to school.


STREP THROAT:

If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, they must be on antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school. This means if they are diagnosed with strep today, they can’t come back to school tomorrow. Please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308 if your child is diagnosed with strep.


FLU / INFLUENZA:

If your child is diagnosed with the flu, they must remain home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours and are feeling well enough to return to school. If they are receiving anti-viral flu medicine {Tamiflu or Relenza} they must also be on this medication for a full 24 hours before returning to school. Please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308 if your child tests positive for the flu.


Head Lice:

If your child has a known or suspected case of head lice, please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308. If your child has had lice, they must be excluded from school until after receiving treatment with a special shampoo and the removal of all live lice. You must return to the nurse’s office with your child to have the nurse check them for lice before they can return to class.

RASH:

Students with a rash without known cause must remain out of school until a physician has determined the rash is not caused by an infectious disease.


Please note: If you would like your child to receive oral nonprescription medication at school, such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Tums, Cough Drops and Throat Strips, you must bring the medication to the school nurse and complete the Request for Administration of Medication form. Click here to review the FISD Medication Policy Guidelines.

Important Dates to Remember

January 29-Good Morning Boals 8:00 a.m.


February 4-Whataburger PTA Spirit Night 5:00-8:00 p.m.


February 5-Good Morning Boals 8:00 a.m.


February 12-Good Morning Boals 8:00 a.m.


February 12-Valentine's Day Parties- K-2 @ 1:00 and 3-5 @ 1:50 p.m.


February 15-School Holiday No School for Students


February 18-PTA Board Meeting @ 5:00 a.m., PTA Meeting @ 6:30 p.m., followed by the 2nd grade performance


February 23-Spring Pictures


February 23-UIL at Fisher Elementary 4:00 p.m.

PTA News

Since 1909 the Texas PTA has made available the honorary Texas Life Membership as one of the highest honors that may be presented to individuals for outstanding service to the children and youth. It is awarded to a person whose dedication to both Boals Elementary School and our community goes above and beyond. This can be a neighbor, a friend, or a teacher who has contributed significantly to school, work, and/or the community. Life Members will be recognized this spring at a Boals PTA Meeting as well as attend a Frisco ISD Banquet that honors PTA Life Membership awards for the 2015-2016 school year.


Do you know of someone deserving of this honor? Please fill out the attached form, place it in a sealed envelope marked "PTA Life Member", and return it to the school office or e-mail your nominations to membership@boalspta.org with the memo: Life Membership. Nominations are due Thursday, February 19th.


Parents at Lunch Program

PALS is short for Parents at Lunch. Kindergarten and First graders need a little extra assistance opening drinks, apple sauces, chip bags, etc. We need parents to volunteer during their lunch hour. 10:15am-11:20am!

Please be sure you have completed the FISD background check before volunteering. The link is here: https://forms.friscoisd.org/sf/background-checks/volunteer


If you would like to be a PAL, click below to sign up.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4AA5A823A46-pals



Birthday Bakers Needed

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45aaad2da02-boals1


Watch Dog Dads Needed

http://goo.gl/Iax4yV

News from Mrs. Patrick

Important Dates for 5th grade students:


Trent Orchestra instrument "try out" is Tuesday, February 2nd from 5:00-8:30 pm.


Trent Band "petting zoo" is Tuesday, February 16th and Thursday, February 18th 5:00-8:00 pm.



Important Testing Dates for 2015-2016


March 29th – 4th grade Writing STAAR

5th grade Math STAAR


March 30th – 5th grade Reading STAAR


May 9th – 3rd and 4th grade Math STAAR


5th grade re-test Math STAAR


May 10th – 3rd and 4th grade Reading STAAR


5th grade re-test Reading STAAR


May 11th – 5th grade Science STAAR