Boyd Bulletin

Volume 3 - October 2018

Boletín de Boyd en Español - Volume 3 - octubre 2018

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Mark Your Calendars


October 2 - Practical Parent Presentation at Rountree Elementary

October 4 - Meetings & Events

  • 5:00-7:00 pm - CARE Van Clinic
  • 5:30-6:00 pm - PTA Board Meeting
  • 6:00-7:00 pm - Sky Ranch 5th Grade Parent Information Meeting (6:00-7:00 pm)

October 8 & 9 - Fall Holidays for Students (No School)

October 10 - Walk or Bike to School Day

October 11 - Hispanic Heritage Celebration (6:00-7:30 pm)

October 16 - SOARing Celebration

October 18-26 - Book Fair

October 18 - Chick Fill A Spirit Day

October 17 - Picture Day

October 22 - Student Holiday - Parent Conferences (No School)

October 24 - Health Hustle at the Allen Event Center

October 25

  • PTA Meeting (5:00-5:30)
  • BOOOOO with Books! (5:30-7:00 pm)


November 9 - Breakfast with Champions (7:30-9:00 a.m.)

November 15 - Chick Fill A Spirit Day

November 15 - Thanksgiving Feast

November 19-23 - Thanksgiving Holidays

November 28 - Re-take Pictures

2018-19 - State and District Assessment Dates

Evening Events - Fun and Safety Go Together

We have several evening events scheduled in October and November. All evening events that are sponsored by the PTA or the school (Examples: Hispanic Heritage Celebration, BOOOO with Books, and Thanksgiving Feast) require that the students be accompanied by adults. Students that are dropped off will be asked to contact their parent/guardian for pick-up or to join them during the event.

We want to ensure the safety of all students and provide a fun environment for all those that are attending. Staff members and PTA Board is responsible for the organization of the event and are not able to supervise students that are not accompanied by an adult.

Family and community events require parent supervision of their child during the duration of the event. Please come as a family and enjoy the fun together.

Chick-fil-A Spirit Days

Location: Chick-fil-A Allen—McDermott Rd

Please inform them that you are with Boyd Elementary.

2018/2019 School Year

October 18, 2018

November 15, 2018

December 20 2018

January 24, 2019

February 28, 2019

March 28, 2019

April 25, 2019

May 23, 2019

Practical Parent Presentation - Bullying - Oct. 2nd

October 2nd we are having a Practical Parent Presentation at Rountree. You are invited to attend this important presentation where you will gain a better understanding about bullying.


Dallas Care Van Program

October 4 - 5:00-7:00 pm - CARE Van Clinic

Dallas Care Van Program Mobile and Community Outreach Program providing Free Immunizations for eligible children 2 months through 18 years of age will be at Boyd Elementary.

Link to Care Van Locations/Dates in the Dallas Area:

Tamale Contest!

Calling all Boyd parents, we invite you to participate in the Annual Tamale contest! Take this opportunity and enter by sending your best homemade tamales for our annual contest.

Here is what you need to do:

  • Fill out the information below and turn it in to the Boyd office along with a dozen of your best homemade tamales (pork, chicken or sweet tamales) on Friday, October 5 from 7:30-8:30a.m.

There will be prizes!!!

Information Needed with Tamales:

Your name _____________________________________

Your child’s name________________________________

Teacher_____________________ Grade _____________

Categories: Pork, chicken, or sweet tamales (indicate type of tamales)

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Reflections Contest

The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.

Contest Theme: Heroes Around Me

Categories: dance, choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

Forms: Forms can be found on the board near the kindergarten hall.

Forms can also be delivered to your child's class by contacting via email with your child’s name and the teacher’s name.

Submission Due Date: 10-20-18

Submit Entries:

They may be dropped off at the Boyd office between October 1st and October 20th, 2018

More information on the Reflections Contest can be found at:

Red Ribbon Week - October 23-26

Life is your journey, travel drug free

Tuesday: Peace Out to Drugs - Wear peace signs and/or tie dye.

Wednesday: Team Up Against Drugs - Wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey.

Thursday: Lei Off Drugs - Wear a lei and/or Hawaiian clothes

Friday: Our School Chooses to Be Drug Free! - Wear your school shirt or school colors.


BOO with Books! - October 25 - 5:30-7:00 PM

Come joint the fun!

Spooky stories, books, and treats! You can come dressed up as a book character or in your Halloween costumes.

*All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Hello Boyd PTA Members!

Because there is no membership meeting scheduled until January 10, 2019, the Executive PTA Board is calling a special meeting October 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm at Alton Boyd Elementary in order to amend our bylaws to reflect the correct local membership dues in the amount of $6.00. If you are available to attend this meeting, it will only take a short time to complete, and your presence will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for being a voice for your child.

Trina Harmeson

Alton Boyd Elementary PTA President

Breakfast with Champions (November 9 - 7:30-9:00 a.m.)

Celebrating Our Veterans and First Responders

We would like to honor men and women who serve or have served our country and our community.

Do you have a friend or family member that served or currently serves in the military? Do you know a police officer, firefighter, doctor, nurse, or EMT? We would like to invite them to join us for our BREAKFAST WITH CHAMPIONS on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Boyd Elementary.

We will provide breakfast for the honored CHAMPION and the student(s) that invited them at 7:30 AM on November 9, 2018. They will be honored by all our students with a "walk of champions" around our school and will be the guests of honor at a special performance at 8:30 AM.

Please RSVP if you and your CHAMPION guest will be attending our Breakfast With Champions by Oct. 19. We will send home with your student an invitation for you to provide your CHAMPION for this special event.

*RSVP forms will be sent in Thursday Folders or you may use the link below to RSVP online.

Forms and Information:

Link to RSVP:

Wall of Champions

We will be creating a WALL OF CHAMPIONS at Boyd Elementary in honor of the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country in the military.

If you have a friend or family member that you would like to have honored on our wall, please send a picture of them (preferably in their uniform) and complete the following information.

Student’s Name:

Champion's Name:

Branch of Military:

Rank (if known):

Years of Service (if known):

Location they were stationed at and/or wars they fought in:

If you do not have a picture, you may just provide the information below for the wall. The last day to turn-in your Wall of Champion form is October 19.

*Forms will be sent in Thursday Folders to attach to the pictures, or you may write the information on the back of the picture.


Red Ribbon Week – English

Guidance lesson in October: Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships. Link has both En and Sp.

Patricia Chavez, M.Ed., LSC

Boyd Elementary School Counselor

(972) 727-0560 ext. 0852

Counselor's Newsletter

Beginning of the Year To Do Items

The beginning of the school year has many "to do" items for parents and guardians.

Please remember to:

  • Update the beginning of the year forms online using your Skyward access account. Every year this must be done.
  • For those that qualify for free or reduced lunch, you must complete the application at the beginning of each year. The form was provided in your Meet the Teacher envelope.
  • Return completed forms that were in the Meet the Teacher envelope.
  • Add funds to your child's lunch account.
  • If you did not purchase a school supply packet through PTA, don't forget to purchase school supplies and bring them to the classroom teacher. List of Supplies by Grade

Important Attendance Information

7:30 - Boyd doors open for students

7:50 - Boyd School Day Begins!!!

The side doors lock after 7:50 and all students arriving after this time must stop at front desk for a Tardy Pass to their classroom.

If students are absent for illness, a signed and dated note from the parent, or the doctor’s office must be sent to the teacher upon return. Doctor’s/dentist's notes must also come with students that are late arriving to school due to appointments in order for the absence to be excused. If you have any questions regarding attendance, please contact or Registrar, Elaine Gamboa, or our Assistant Principal, Nancy Jung.

Good attendance habits will build great school success! Thank you for your help.

Boyd Elementary

Office phone 972-727-0560

Volunteers Needed

Boyd Needs You!!!

There are many opportunities to volunteer at Boyd. We need your time, skills, and talents to help us provide the best education for our students.

Before you volunteer, you must fill out a Volunteer Application form with Allen ISD every year after July 1st, or you WON’T be able to volunteer at Boyd. Go to this link to register: Volunteer Registration.

What is PTA? Why Join PTA?

The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTA advantages:

  • Get Connected: There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
  • Discover Great Resources: The PTA offers programs designed for parents and students.
  • Tap into a Network: PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
  • Watch Yourself Grow: By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
  • Speak Up: PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
  • Witness Improvement: By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role by supporting building improvements through advocacy and play an important role in fundraising for curriculum based programs and social events.
  • Be a Role Model: By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
  • Enjoy Substantial Benefits: Individuals can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTA membership including discounts and offers from member benefits providers and sponsors. For more information about member discounts and offers, visit

Visit to join our PTA! Select Texas, Allen ISD, and Alton Boyd Elementary PTA.

A Note from the Librarian

The schedule for library:

  • Week 1 (K, 1, 2, 4): Library Lesson
  • Week 2 (1, 3, 5, 6): Library Lesson
  • Week 1 (K, 1, 2, 4): Makerspace
  • Week 2 (1, 3, 5, 6): Makerspace

The amount of books that may be checked out depends on the students grade level:

  • Kindergarten: 1 book
  • 1st & 2nd: 2 books
  • 3rd-6th: 3 books

Check out Boyd technology and library resources:

Boyd C.A.R.E. Coordinator

My name is Marisol Puterbaugh, and I am excited to be the CARE Coordinator for Boyd Elementary. The primary goal of the CARE Coordinator is to empower parents to become active participants in the education of their children. Please contact me if you need any support. 972-727-0560

From the Nurse:

Terry Phillips is our school nurse.

Is my child too sick to go to school? To determine if your child should stay home, use these guidelines:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more: keep the child home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal (98.6 degrees) without medication.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea: keep the child home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  • Rash: if the cause is unknown, please check with your physician before sending the student to school.

A note MUST be written by the parent/guardian and given to the school upon return from an absence. This note must explain the reason the student was absent from school.

Nurse Tips - Lice Fact Sheet

Birthdays & Birthday Parties

We want to celebrate with your child their milestones and acknowledge their birthdays, however birthday parties will not be permitted during the school day. Please follow the following guidelines to reduce disruptions to instructional time.

Birthday Snacks for the Class

If a parent wants to send or drop off a snack for the class on their child’s birthday, we encourage healthy snack choices. Please send plates and/or napkins for distribution. Do not send anything that would require cutting. It will be provided by the teacher after lunch time in the classroom. Parents may not come into the classroom to distribute. We encourage parents to send pencils or stickers instead of food.

Delivery of Balloons or Flowers

If you have balloons (no latex balloons) or flowers delivered to the school, we will call the student to the office to view and have them come back at dismissal to pick them up. If your student rides the bus, they will not be able to take balloons or flowers with them.

Invitations for Parties Outside of School

Teachers are not able to place birthday invitations in a specific student's folders. When only a couple of students are invited within a class, this can create hurt feelings and be very disruptive. Teachers will place invitations in folders to go home if they are for all the students in the class or the students of the same gender (girls party or boys party).

ESL/English as a Second Language Classes

Free Classes for Adults

Fall 2018: September 12 - December 12

Spring 2019: January 16 - May 15


6:00-7:30 pm


First Baptist Church Allen Building B

201 E. McDermott Allen, TX 75002


469-795-2541 (leave a message) Or 972-727-8241

Cost of Materials: $10 for Student Textbook/

***No fee for Boyd Parents***

Free childcare: birth-age 12

504 Child Find Notice

504 Child Find Notice

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the campus Section 504 Coordinator, Yessica Schessler, 972-236-0848

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Breakfast Time

7:30-7:45 am

Lunch Schedule

Kinder - 10:55-11:25

1st - 11:10-11:40

2nd - 11:25-11:55

3rd - 12:50-1:20

4th - 12:30-1:00

5th - 11:50-12:20

6th - 1:00-1:30

NO lunch visitors during the first 2 weeks of school. All students need time to learn and practice procedures in the cafeteria with their teachers. Seeing parents in the middle of the day may cause tearful moments for some students during the first couple of weeks.

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).


Students: $1.30

Adults & Guests & Siblings: $2.20

Reduced price $0.30 or Free for qualifying students


Students: $2.35

Adults & Guests & Siblings: $3.75

Reduced price $0.40 or Free for qualifying students


Online Prepayment


Free or Reduced Lunch

(Application must be completed each year)

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Alton Boyd Elementary School


800 S Jupiter

Allen, Texas

Phone: 972-727-0560

Fax: 972-727-0566

Office Staff:

Principal: Judith Coffman

Asst. Principal: Nancy Jung

Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams

Secretary: Yesenia Fields

Registration: Elaine Gamboa

Receptionist: Carolina (Nina) Lopez

Nurse: Terry Phillips

Counselor: Patricia Chavez

CARE: Marison Puterbaugh

Campus Intervention Specialist (CIS): Yessica Schessler

Boyd PTA President: Trina Harmeson

School Website: