August 12, 2022
From the Desk of Shurandia Holden
Wow!! What a great week we have had at Boggess!
Our 5th graders had a marvelous time at camp this week. We were a little wet and cold, but that did not stop us from learning and enjoying the outdoor activities. Students had the opportunities to enjoy fishing, canoeing, hiking, singing campfire songs, outdoor teambuilding activities, competitions and eating smores. Performing their skits was one of the many highlights at camp. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the parent volunteers who chaperoned at camp. You were fantastic!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who kept our library open while Ms. Brandenberg was at camp. Your time was greatly appreciated.
Our Boggess Canned Food Drive is in full swing. Thank you for the donations. We will continue to collect food items through December 2nd.
Our kinder enjoyed the Kindergarten Feast on Thursday. Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who helped make it successful. The kids had a great time.
All students received a ticket to the 2022 Lights on the Farm Heritage Farmstead Museum. Lights on the Farm is a special event in partnership with the City of Plano. Tickets are valid November 25th-December 30th.
Picture retakes are ready to view online. See the link below.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break November 21st-25th. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school On Monday, November 28th.
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 21st - 25th
Canned Food Drive November 14th - December 2nd
Please remember that a student with any of the following symptoms will be excluded from school until such time as the student is free of symptoms, has been satisfactorily treated, or submits a signed physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious.
- Temperature of 100.0 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Student must be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before re-entry.
- Pain and/or swelling at angle of jaw.
- Undetermined rash over any part of the body.
- Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp.
- Red, draining eyes.
- Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection.
- Open, draining lesions.
We love our volunteers at Boggess. All volunteers will need to create an account and complete an application, online orientation and background check through the Plano ISD volunteer management system, VOLY, to be eligible for district/school volunteer opportunities. Please visit plano.voly.org to create a volunteer account and begin this process. These items will need to be completed by volunteers each school year.
Meet the Principal
Welcome to Boggess! At Boggess Elementary, our mission is to inspire successful life-long learners. It is my belief that the school environment should be a welcoming environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, learning is a priority for all, connections to the community are strong, and students grow both academically and socially in a safe learning environment.
I love reading, walking, shopping and taking road trips with my family. My husband and I are extremely blessed to have our daughter, her husband and our two wonderful grandchildren nearby.
I am honored to serve the Boggess community and I feel very fortunate to work with such amazing children and such a dedicated staff. I am just as excited for this school year to begin as I was 34 years ago when I first began my career in education. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting those new to the Bengal family.
Working together I know we will make this school year one of growth, excitement, and achievement for all students.
I invite you to stay involved and informed. Below are several ways to stay connected:
- Register for our weekly eNews on your child’s parent portal
- Check our Boggess website at www.pisd.edu/boggess
- Follow us on Twitter at @BoggessBengals
- Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BoggessElementary
- Check your student's agenda daily
- Monitor your email for teacher communication
I strongly encourage all families to join PTA. Our PTA has a strong partnership with our school that benefits every child! The programs, volunteer support, family events and financial support are part of what makes Boggess great.
Thank you for sharing your child with us!