Boggess News

Shurandia Holden, Principal

From the Desk of Shurandia Holden

Hello Boggess Families,

Happy Fall! Students are enjoying recess during these last few days of cooler temperatures. It is very interesting to see the games the students create as they play.

Please join us in welcoming our new CTA, Kaden Truong, to our campus. He has been busy getting to know our Boggess students and staff. He is a great addition to our staff.

Monday, September 27th is Fall Picture Day! Envelopes were sent home last Thursday with all students. Reminders were sent this week. You can order online using the link and order code located in the flier below. For some of our students, this will be their first school picture and they may be unsure of what to do. This is a great opportunity to have them practice those smiles. Please avoid wearing green clothing as they use a green screen for the photos. If your child is absent, we have a picture retake day scheduled for November 8th.

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have the opportunity to join a virtual Coding Club. Please see the flier below. Spots are limited so sign up early!

Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students will take CogAT on September 28th, 29th and 30th. Our First graders will take the test on October 5th. See below for more details and a brochure regarding the CogAT test.

A huge thank you for getting students to school on time. The number of students coming in late has greatly decreased.

All of our Bengals have the opportunity to submit entries in the Kind Card, Fire Prevention Poster Contest, and the Reflections Contest. Please be sure to look for information and fliers.

If your child wakes up in the morning and has any of the following symptoms, Please Keep Them Home. It is difficult to identify if it is allergies, strep, flu or COVID and we ask that you be cautious when deciding to send your child to school. Contact Nurse Mariel if you are unsure whether or not your child should come to school.

The following are possible symptoms of COVID-19:

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Headache

· Body aches

· Fatigue

· Sore throat

· Feeling feverish or measured temperature of 100˚ or higher

· Chills or repeated shaking with chills

· New loss of taste or smell

· Diarrhea

· Congestion or runny nose

· Nausea or vomiting

Students should be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school. For more information please visit the District Health page on the PISD website.

Thank you for your help in keeping us all safe and healthy!

Touching hearts and minds,

Shurandia Holden

Fall Picture Day is MONDAY September 27th!

Don’t Forget, Pictures will be taken at Boggess ES on Monday, September 27th.

To Order Pictures Online CLICK HERE.

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Kindness Card and Fire Prevention Poster contests

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Elementary Coding Club Opportunity – Fall 2021

Plano ISD and Finastra are partnering again to offer free, virtual, after school coding clubs for elementary students in grades 3, 4 and 5 starting Monday, October 25, 2021. Detailed information in English and Spanish, including a link to register, is found here. Please share this information with your families.

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Counseling Corner September 2021

Dear Boggess Families,

Our friends at Stinson Elementary have opened the parent class "Raising Empathetic Children" to us here at Boggess. Now more than ever, we need to practice empathy with each other. If you're interested in learning more about how to help your child gain empathy and empathetic skills, join us for this workshop! Hope to see you on the call! Information is below.

Below you will find information about my Counseling Google Site. Please check it out and return often for updates!

With Gratitude,

Jamie Wells [click the name to learn more about me! :) ]


Counseling Google Site

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If your child is going to be late, absent, or out of town please call the main school phone

469-752-4000 and choose option #3. (Remember to send a doctor’s note when you child is late because of an appointment.) It’s important that we know this information before the day begins, so we can locate missing children as soon as possible. The safety of the children is our utmost priority!

Plano Families First Fall Fair: Free

September 24, 2021

En espanol

Plano residents and Plano ISD families are welcome to the third-annual Plano Families First Fall Fair which will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy).

Thanks to a variety of community sponsors and partners, the event will provide free health and human services in an effort to alleviate the hardships thousands of Plano families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. While a few of the health services will be indoors, most of the fair will be held outdoors. Masks are strongly encouraged, and social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Proof of residency is required.

Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, services will include:

  • Free flu shots for adults (provided by Texas Health Plano Presbyterian)
  • Free flu shots for children (provided by The Caring Foundation of Texas)
  • Dental screenings and fluoride varnishes (for children only)
  • Several community resource booths with helpful information on year-round services available to Plano families
  • Plano ISD students may receive free school supply packets to the first 200 school-age children thanks to Liberty Mutual. Complete this supply distribution form in advance if possible.
  • The Plano Public Library will offer free books and other giveaways

Additional Activities:

  • Family-friendly activities, from kids crafts
  • CPR instruction from the Plano Fire Department
  • Inflatables and entertainment
  • A musical “petting zoo” where children learn and play with musical instruments provided by the Plano Symphony Orchestra
  • Spiderman and Wonder Woman will give away superhero masks and hold “How To Be A Superhero” sessions throughout the morning

Job Fair

To help Plano residents get back to work, the job fair – presented by the Plano Chamber of Commerce – will feature a variety of employers looking to fill numerous positions. Fair goers can also get tips on resume development and have a free LinkedIn photo taken by a professional photographer.

Volunteers are needed. To volunteers to help at the Fair: Volunteers must be 21 and older or 16 and older with an accompanying adult.

Fair sponsors are Boeing, Children’s Health, City of Plano, Plano ISD, Liberty Mutual, Capital One and Texas Health Plano Presbyterian. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, go to

Parent Education & Engagement Program “Lunch and Learn” Sessions for Parents

The Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) will host 30-minute ”Lunch and Learn” parent sessions for Plano ISD families on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. on Facebook Live. Please share this informational flyer through your campus communication platforms to encourage families to log on with PISD Parent Educators and other parents to explore evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a community.

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Plano East Homecoming Parade

Plano East is happy to announce that in conjunction with our 40 year anniversary of the school opening, we will be bringing back the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, September 29th . The parade will step off at 6 pm from Bob Woodruff Park and proceed up Merriman Drive and conclude in the Plano East fine arts parking lot. Immediately following the parade, we will be having a pep rally around the pond. We would love to have all our feeder school students and families join us for this fun event!

We would also love to have some of our groups participate. Here is the info for you again:

Plano East is happy to announce that in conjunction with our 40 year anniversary of the school opening, we will be bringing back the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, September 29th . The parade will step off at 6 pm from Bob Woodruff Park and proceed up Merriman Drive and conclude in the Plano East fine arts parking lot. Immediately following the parade, we will have a pep rally around the pond. We would love to have feeder school organizations be part of the parade. Lineup will begin at 5 pm in the Bob Woodruff parking lot. Groups can either create a float and have participants ride on and walk along the float or simply walk in the parade. Please fill out this Google form to sign up and more details about specific line location and more will come out closer to the event. We ask that you sign up no later than September 24th. Please forward this to any groups in your campus that you think would like to participate.

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Check out the PISD website for the most current information around the district.

Stay connected!

I invite you to stay involved and informed. Below are several ways to stay connected:


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!

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