Boone Bear Facts

February 18, 2016

Principal's Message

We have had so much going on these last two weeks. We celebrated 100 days of school, the Chinese New Year, Counselor's week, Literacy Night, Wear Red for Women's Heart Health, Valentines, parent conferences, and Kindness Matters week. WOW, we have been busy with cultural awareness, math, social emotional learning, loving each other, healthy living, and honoring others.

Thank you to everyone who has attended parent teacher conferences in these last two weeks. We appreciate your support, interest in your child's progress and overall education. Research has shown over and over, that parent involvement is one of the single most important indicators of a child's success.

I have the honor of recognizing the organization we call "Boone PTA". In the last two days, the Texas PTA has bestowed 3 major awards to the Boone PTA.

1) 2015 Presidents List Award- Boone's PTA has achieved state Active Status with the state and recruited more members than they had in all of last year. They were recognized as one of the best in the state.

2) Fall Membership Increase Award- This award honors the efforts put forth to recruit more than 100% of last year's total membership before November 2015.

3) 100+ CLUB-Fall Honor Roll- This award recognizes increasing membership over last year hitting significant milestones of members by October 2015.

This commitment by our PTA and all of you who are members show the tremendous parent support we see regularly in so many ways. Congratulations to Serenity Lange, PTA President, and Holt Haley-Walker, Membership Chair, along with the entire PTA board for their tireless efforts to make Boone such a special place.

One final note, Mr. Gordon, the PE teacher, resigned his position last week. We will be looking for the best candidate to fill that critical role next year. Be assured PE and health instruction will in alignment with the AISD curriculum.

2015-2016 AISD Parent Survey

On January 21, 2106 parents received the AISD Parent Survey in their student’s Thursday Folder. We encourage parents and families to offer feedback on the 2015-2016 school year by completing the AISD Parent Survey. Your opinions are important and will be taken into consideration as we strive to serve our students better. You may also complete the survey online at Thank you for taking the time to help us understand our strengths and opportunities for improvement. All surveys must be completed by Monday, February 29th.

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A friend making a Valentine's box for his friend is one of the most touching examples of random acts of kindness I have seen.

Counselor's Corner

This Spring at Boone Elementary School, the SEL Deparment will be hosting a book study on the Whole Brain Child. Please see the flyer for additional information.

Out of District Transfers Available

Parents, to support the Districts enrollment efforts, any student who withdraws because the family has moved out of the district can apply for and receive an out of district transfer to continue at that school through its highest grade. This includes a family who moves during the school year or during the summer.

You can find the transfer form online ( or in our office (CAC, A200). You will would need proof of the new address and a picture ID. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Student Services at 512-414-1726.

Special Education Parent Forum

Parents and guardians of students receiving Austin ISD special education services are invited to an interactive forum. Please join other families and school district staff to:

  • Learn about AISD’s special education goals and priorities for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Share your opinions and ideas.
  • Meet and talk to the director and others in the AISD Special Education Department
  • Child care will be provided

Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Kealing Middle School, 1607 Pennsylvania Ave.

Barbara Jordan Exhibit

Special Exhibit in honor of Black History month and to commemorate the 80th birthday of Barbara Jordan.

When: Monday, February 22 - Saturday, February 27

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Saturday)

Where: Texas Capitol Rotunda, Ground Floor

1100 Congress Ave

This is free and open to the public!

Third Base After School Registration for 2016-2017

Pre-registration for 2016-17 School Year

Parents, please note the pre-registration dates for AISD Third Base After School Care for the 2016-17 school year. Pre-registration for families currently enrolled in Third Base: February 16-29, 2016. Pre-registration for families NOT currently enrolled in Third Base: Begins March 21, 2016. All families must complete a new registration form and submit form, with payment, to secure a space for next school year. Spaces are limited. Please contact Mary at or 512-414-0220 for registration information.

Sticky Fingers Cooking - New Session starting soon!

Thursdays, 2:50-3:50pm, beginning March 3, ending May 5 (3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5; no class 3/17 & 3/31)

Register at

Let your child release their inner chef! Students will prepare and eat healthy global inspired recipes all while learning to cook in a fun, engaging and real world way! Our Chefs will reinforce kitchen skills associated with our weekly recipes and each area of cooking terminology, foods and fun nutrition facts. We will practice measurements, use a wide array of cooking utensils, while always preparing the freshest ingredients while cooking and more! Full recipes will be created each class with our AWESOME master chef Sticky Fingers Cooking instructors. Our on-line recipe collection is included as well for each chef for future family cooking fun!


Feb 25 - Spring and Class Pictures - Information will be going home on Monday the 22nd.

Feb 25 - All of 4th Grade Musical 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Feb 26 - All of 4th Grade Musical 7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

Mar 5 - Volleyball Playday

Mar 11 - Track & Field

Mar 14 through Mar 18 - Spring Break!