Boone Bear Facts

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Notes from the Principal

Well, the last Boone Bear Facts for 2020. I wish I had some nostalgic thought to share with you all, but I think I can positively say that I will be happy to see this year come to a close. That being said, however, it is important that as the year draws to its end, that we do take time to look back and reflect on the year this has been.


It has been a hard and difficult year, but not one devoid of victories. I want to take a moment to thank each parent, staff member, and student for hanging in there and making this year as successful as it possibly could be. Through it all, the Boone Spirit has lived strong. We have faced one of the greatest challenges of our lives and prevailed. We are Boone Bears and that is something to be proud of and be grateful for. Together we have faced adversity and still prevailed. We CAN do this; because we ARE Boone Bears and we WERE born to make a difference. Thank you for all of your love and support this past year. Together, we are Boone Strong!!

Students Return to School Beginning January 6th!!

If all goes well over the holidays, students will return for in-person instruction beginning on January 6th. Attached is a copy of the most updated Crockett Vertical Team School Calendar. There is a chance that the return to in-person instruction could be delayed due to CoVid restrictions. Please closely monitor school emails and news sources over the break for the most updated information.

Crawford's Connections

Boone Family,


I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support throughout this unprecedented time we are living in right now. We as a school community could not have made the last few months successful without each and every one of our families. When our tanks are empty, we see the smiles of our students and hear the words of gratitude from their grown-ups and it lifts our spirits.


I stand in awe of the Boone Community, and I know we will move forward to 2021 with great hope for the new year. The possibilities are limitless, and I know whatever challenges we face, we will do it together with care and grace.


I will leave you all with the same thing we have told our staff. Winter break is a time to unplug, take care of your families and just rest. I am sending you all the best for a beautiful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!


Take care and stay safe,

Ms. Crawford

Meal Pick-up During the Holiday Break

AISD will partner with the Central Texas Food Bank to provide access to healthy food while campuses are closed for the winter break.


AISD curbside meal sites will serve free seven-day meal packs prior to the break on Thursday, Dec. 17. Families may pick up an additional seven-days worth of meals at the Food Bank’s mass distribution events:


· Dates: Monday, Dec. 21 and Wednesday, Dec. 30

· Location: Nelson Field, 7105 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX 78752

· Time: 9 a.m. – Noon


In addition to the seven-day meal packs, the Central Texas Food Bank will provide attendees with an assortment of food items.


Seven-day meal packs are free for any child younger than 19 as well as those older than 19 who utilize special education resources or who are enrolled in school to complete the requirements for a high school diploma.


Parents or caregivers may receive seven-day meal packs without children present by providing documentation — such as a birth certificate, student ID card, report card, or attendance record — at the point of meal service.


Meals feature foods that are cooked and prepared by staff in AISD kitchens. The healthy meals include protein, grains, fruits, vegetables and milk. Seven-day meal pack components will be chilled and served cold to be taken home and reheated.


AISD will resume weekly seven-day meal pack distribution at curbside meal sites on Thursday, Jan. 7. Meals are available until all packages are distributed.

PTA News

IMPORTANT DATES:

- Spirit Night at Bush's Chicken 12/21


SPIRIT NIGHT AT BUSH'S CHICKEN, MON 12/21 5PM

Join us for Spirit Night at Bush's Chicken on Brodie Ln. Kick off winter break with an easy meal -- drive-thru or pick-up, 5-8pm. Make sure to mention 'Boone Spirit Night' when you order, and our school will get a portion of proceeds.


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION & DIME COLLECTION

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Box Tops and Dimes collection this semester. Congratulations to Mrs. Crocker's 3rd graders! You were the top earning class and will get to roll the prize die! Possible prizes include virtual scavenger hunt, silly hat day and mystery reader. We will collect again in the spring! Happy Holidays!

Virtual Afterschool Program

We recently received information regarding this after-school program. We are not endorsing this program in any way. I just wanted to make the information available to those families who may be interested. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


CREATE AWAY is a digital after school program held over Zoom where elementary-aged students can connect with others, socialize with peers, and flex their creative skills under the guidance of our Arts Instructors who specialize in various visual, performing, and digital arts mediums. The goal of Create Away is to give students a supportive virtual environment to come together, have fun, and foster creative expression from home.


This spring, Create Away will run from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday. 5-year-olds may register if enrolled in kindergarten. Create Away lesson plans are based on TEKS (Texas Education Knowledge and Skills) in the arts. This program will be free but will require registration and a completed waiver to attend. A basic supply kit will be provided.