Volume 3 - October 2019
Mark Your Calendar
3 - Care Van - 5:00-7:00
11 - End of first quarter
14 - Columbus Day - Student and staff holiday
15 - Professional Development day
16 - Fall picture day
18 - Report Cards Go Home
17-18 - Book Fair - Student Preview
21-25 - Book Fair - Open during lunch hours
21-25 -Red Ribbon Week
24 - Book Fair Open 5:00-6:00
24 - Hispanic Heritage Celebration - 6:00-7:30
25 - SOARING Celebration
28 - Parent Teacher Conference
11 - Breakfast of Champions (Veterans Day Celebration) - 7:30-9:30
14 - 5:00 PTA Members and 5:30 PTA General Meeting
14 - Thanksgiving Feast - 6:00-7:30
20 - Retake Picture Day
22 - Early Release Day
25-29 - Thanksgiving Break
November 4-8 - 12 Week Benchmarks: ELA 3-6, Math 3-6, Science 3-6,
Afternoon Events, Fun and Security Work Together!
In October and November we will have plenty of events in the afternoon. All of the events that are sponsored by PTA or the school (For example, Hispanic Heritage Celebration and Thanksgiving Feast) require that a student be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Students that are dropped off at school will be directed to contact their parents so they can either be picked up or have their parents participate in the event. We are just looking out for the students safety and to provide a fun and safe environment to all participants. PTA and staff members are only responsible for the event organization, and will not supervise any student that is not under adult supervision.
Family and community events require students to be supervised by their parents. Please make plans to come as a family and enjoy the event.
4th - 6th Grade Parents
You are invited to attend one of 3 meetings to address the requirements of House Bill 471 that went into effect on September 1, 2012. This bill mandates the educating of students on the forms of child abuse and maltreatment. Allen ISD has chosen to provide a guidance lesson for students grades 4-6, which will be previewed at the meeting. The meetings will be offered on the following dates and times:
- Monday, October 7 @ 6:00 PM in the Curtis Middle School Cafeteria
- Tuesday, October 8 @ 6:00 PM in the Ford Middle School Cafeteria
- Wednesday, October 9 @ 6:00 PM in the Ereckson Middle School Cafeteria
Please park by the gym doors to gain access to the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
Red Ribbon Week - October 21-25
You are invited to participate in a week full of spirit to celebrate our decision to be drug free!
Monday- Red Out: Wear red in honor of red ribbon week to demonstrate to others that you make good decisions.
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- It’s Crazy To Do Drugs: Wear a fun and creative outfit! (Mismatched clothes, socks, shoes, backwards...)
Friday- We Read Because We Are Drug Free- Dress up as your favorite story book character.
Breakfast with Champions (November 11 - 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 Monday, November 11, 2019 at Boyd Elementary.
We will provide breakfast for the honored CHAMPION and the student(s) that invited them at 7:30 AM on Monday, November 11, 2019. 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. 25. 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:
A NOTE FROM THE COUNSELOR
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
Important Attendance Information
7:15 - Boyd doors open for students
7:45 - Boyd School Day Begins!!!
The side doors lock after 7:45 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, Lara Mercer.
Good attendance habits will build great school success! Thank you for your help.
Office phone 972-727-0560
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 https://www.txpta.org/member-perks
Visit www.joinpta.org to join our PTA! Select Texas, Allen ISD, and Alton Boyd Elementary PTA.
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).
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
Alton Boyd Elementary School
800 S Jupiter
Principal: Judith Coffman
Asst. Principal: Lara Mercer
Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams
Secretary: Elaine Gamboa
Registration: Terri Rosales
Receptionist: Gabby Villegas Arroyo
Nurse: Terry Phillips
Counselor: Patricia Chavez
CARE: Marison Puterbaugh
Campus Intervention Specialist (CIS): Yessica Schessler
Boyd PTA President: Trina Harmeson