PTA Post

Boggess Elementary School

Volume 17, Issue 1 | August 26, 2018 | www.BoggessPTA.org

In This Issue:

  • Be Informed - A Message from our PTA President
  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Get Involved - Volunteer!
  • Be In-the-Know - Know what's happening at Boggess
  • Join PTA - We need you!

Upcoming Events:

  • Sept. 2 - Make-a-Splash at Hawaiian Falls
  • Sept. 3 - Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Sept. 4 - Watch DOGS Program and Pizza Night
  • Sept. 6 - Nov. 8 - Learn Chess at Boggess
  • Sept. 7 - Grandparents Day
  • Sept 10. - PTA General Meeting
  • Sept 21 - Deadline to Update Grade Level Shirts


See full calendar of events by going here: PTA Calendar of Events
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From Jamie Heise, our PTA President

Hello Boggess families and welcome to the first PTA post of the school year! I hope you had a great Summer, and your school year is off to an amazing start.


You'll find so many helpful links in this newsletter and on our website. The PTA wants to be your source of up-to-date information for your school, so use this link to check back here often. We hope you find this a useful tool to stay on top of the many exciting activities at Boggess.


I look forward to a wonderful school year and hope to meet every one of you. Don't forget to join the PTA to get even more involved. Your neighbor is already involved, and we want you part of Boggess happenings as well.


Thanks, and have a great week!

Jamie Heise

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Back-to-School Splash at Hawaiian Falls

Sunday, Sep. 2nd, 6:30-9:30pm

4400 Paige Road

The Colony, TX

Sponsored by the Plano ISD Council of PTAs www.PlanoPTA.org. All Day Admission plus Private Party 6:30-9:30pm.

Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Party

Tuesday, Sep. 4th, 6-8pm

225 Glen Ridge Drive

Murphy, TX

Attention All WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)!


All Fathers and special male persons (dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads, and adult brothers) of Boggess students are invited to sign up to spend at least one day this year volunteering and serving as a positive male role model at the school.


This will help increase a sense of security at the school and allow the Dads to engage in various activities such as welcoming students before school, reading to classes, tutoring small groups of students, interacting with the kids during recess, and having lunch with the kids.


How Do You Participate?

Sign up NOW to be included in the Pizza Party - we want to have enough to fill you up! Additional information about the Watch D.O.G.S. program is available at: http://boggessdogs.org and http://fathers.com.


Once you’re signed up to volunteer, you will need your official Watch D.O.G.S apparel! Don’t forget to get your student(s) apparel to wear on the day you are on duty at Boggess!


Need to order Watch D.O.G.S. apparel? Visit the Watch D.O.G.S.DogStore.


Questions?


Please contact the Boggess WATCH D.O.G.S. chair: watchdogs@boggesspta.org

Learn Chess at Boggess

Thursday, Sep. 6th, 2:45-4pm

225 Glen Ridge Drive

Murphy, TX

Enrichment Chess at Boggess will help your child:


  1. Develop abstract thinking
  2. Build self-confidence
  3. Think before acting
  4. Strengthen critical and analytical thinking
  5. Learn sportsmanship and have fun!


Thursdays, 2:45-4:00pm, Sept. 6-Nov. 8

Tuition $170. Register online at www.enrichmentchess.com. Email kimberly@enrichmentchess.com with questions.

Grandparents Day at Boggess!

Friday, Sep. 7th, 7:45am

225 Glen Ridge Drive

Murphy, TX

Come to a Grandparents Day reception and make "Pinwheels for Peace."
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Volunteer in Library

Only 30 minutes out of your day can make such an impact on Boggess, and you can volunteer while your child is in the library!

Be a Watch D.O.G.

All Fathers and special male persons (dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads, and adult brothers) of Boggess students are invited to sign up to spend at least one day this year volunteering and serving as a positive male role model at the school.

Be a PTA Board Member

PTA is currently looking to fill several board positions including: President, Ways & Means, Historian, and Public Relationships. Additionally, we need help with several programs. Click to find out how you can be involved.

Join PTA

PTA promotes the welfare and standards of home life of the children that attend Boggess Elementary by cooperating with the parents, teachers and administration to provide educational benefits in all areas of their lives.

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Update Student T-Shirt Size

Each year, the Boggess PTA tries to provide a free Grade Level Spirit Shirt to all of the students and staff of Boggess. The students are asked to wear this shirt on Fridays to help foster a sense of pride and community among the students. They are also worn on field trips, in an effort to help keep track of students more easily and to hopefully make supervising and keeping them safe a little easier for teachers and volunteers.


Each grade has a different color shirt, chosen by the teachers, but the design on the front is the same, and the Boggess Bengal Creed is on the back. The only exception is 5th Grade, who designs a shirt of their own for camp, and uses that as their grade level spirit shirt.


In order to create the design, place the shirt order and have it delivered, we need to collect all of the students' shirt sizes.


To speed this process along, and get the students their shirts faster we need you to update your student's t-shirt size! Here's how:


Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

  1. Create an account on this website, or Log In if you have done so previously.
  2. If you are not redirected automatically to your Family Information for review, click either "My Account" or "My Forms and Paperwork".
  3. At the top of this page you should see the "Parent and Student Information" section. Click "Step 1: Family Information
  4. Review and update your information, then click the "Next Step" button at the bottom.
  5. Step 2 - Student Information
    Review and update the following for each student in your household: First Name, Last Name, Grade, Teacher and Shirt Size.
  6. Click the Save button when you are done.
  7. You can then proceed to the Directory & Publish Preferences; as well as doing other important things, like Joining the PTA :)


5th Grade

Your 5th Grade student should have brought home (or will be bringing home) a green sheet of paper that requires your attention. (It may also be listed as homework or a to-do item in their agenda.)


On this green paper, at the top, you can indicate your student's preferred shirt size. Please fill out this information and the rest of the form and have your student return it as soon as possible.


If you do not receive this paper, please have your student ask their teacher for another one; or as a last resort, contact your student's teacher directly.

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Boggess Needs YOU!

Your friends and neighbors are are already volunteering. Can we count on you to join, too? Join Boggess PTA as we aim to have one member for every student!


Why join the PTA?


  • It’s good for your child: Students whose parents are plugged in at school will benefit from your envolvement.

  • It’s important to the school: The PTA provides support to educators both financially and in the classroom!

  • You get connected: Get to know Boggess teachers, administrators, and other parents in your community!

  • You will make a difference: Have a voice at Boggess! We want Boggess to be the best educational opportunity for our kids.

  • Be a role model to your child: Our kids look up to us. Show them you care about what is going on at Boggess.

  • It’s for every parent: Your voice and opinion matters!


How to I Join?


  1. Go to BoggessPTA.org/login. Use an existing account or create a new account.
  2. Click on "My Account" at the top of the screen. If this is a new account, you will be asked to verify your e-mail, otherwise, log in… either way, you'll navigate to "My Account > My Forms and Paperwork" at the top of the screen.
  3. Once Parent and student information is entered, you can join the PTA!
    AND See opportunities to volunteer up at the school!

Boggess PTA Recognized for Excellence

We are excited to announce that Boggess Elementary has been named a National PTA School of Excellence! As a National PTA School of Excellence, Boggess Elementary made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2017-2018 school year.


National PTA’s School of Excellence program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that work to improve the educational experience and school environment for every child. This program provides guidance to assist school in engaging families in the school decision-making, and helps school build inclusive policies related to education, health, safety or the arts. As a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement.


Boggess Elementary joins an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

https://youtu.be/IIfiXE8_9ZA

Boggess PTA Named a Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Merit

Innovation in Family Engagement

The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards for innovation in family engagement, named after National PTA co-founder Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recognize and celebrate achievement in building effective family-school partnerships.


The awards are presented to PTAs that have earned the National PTA School of Excellence designation and demonstrated outstanding success engaging families in student success and school improvements. The awards are the highest honor National PTA presents to effective family engagement.


Only three (3) awards were given throughout the whole United States, and Boggess was one of them!


Find out more by clicking here: Video