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October 9, 2020

Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month

We are in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, and this is an opportunity to celebrate all the past, present and future contributions of our Latinx community. While our goal is to have students engage with an inclusive curriculum that uplifts the identities of all students all year long, we also want to acknowledge and appreciate National Hispanic Heritage Month as an additional opportunity to celebrate Hispanic and Latinx culture. Click on the link below to learn more from Illinois PBS Learning Media.

Indigenous People's Day

This Monday, 10/12/20, there will be no classes in session in CPS in honor of Indigenous People’s Day. Indigenous Peoples' Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Click here to access the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian website to learn more and find links to resources and upcoming virtual events.

Progress Reports

Today marks the halfway point of the 1st quarter. Progress reports will be mailed out to all families next week, and parents/guardians can also view grades in Parent Portal. Please see below for more info about Parent Portal if you need to set up your account.

Parent Portal

Parent Portal gives parents the ability to view students' grades in real time. If you are setting up your Parent Portal account for the first time, please visit the First Time Parent Portal Set-Up link. This is a one-time step and not necessary after every school year. Once you receive your email from Aspen to help set up your username and password, you can access Parent Portal at Aspen Parent Portal.

If you already have a Parent Portal account, but are running into technical issues (forgot password, locked out, etc), please email Boone's tech coordinator Patrick Chi ( so he can reset your account. Once your account is reset, you should receive an email from Aspen with further instructions. Additional information provided by the district can be found at this link.

Go CPS Application Window Opens Next Week

The Go CPS Application Period for the 2021-2022 school year opens on October 12, 2020, and closes on December 11, 2020. During this period, families can submit an application, select and rank programs and schools, and schedule any required admissions screenings, if applicable (i.e., admissions exams, auditions, information sessions, and interviews). Click here to access the GoCPS website.

  • Students who do not live within Boone's attendance area must apply through the Go CPS Process, this includes siblings.
  • Current PK students who do not live within Boone's attendance area but would like to enroll for Kindergarten for 2020-2021 must apply through the Go CPS Process.
  • 8th graders who are interested in applying to specialty programs must apply through the Go CPS Process.

PAC Meetings on October 15, 2020

We will have our annual Title 1 PAC (Parent Advisory Committee) meetings on Thursday, 10/15/20. The Principal's Meeting will be at 9:00am and the Organizational Meeting will follow at 9:30am. At the Principal's meeting, Ms. Delaney will review our school's Title 1 Federal Funding Budget. At the Organizational meeting we will vote on the PAC officers for the 2020-2021 school year. Please be sure to attend if you would like to be considered for one of the positions. You can find more information about PAC at this link:

Please click here to request the link for this meeting, or email Principal Delaney at if you would like to be sent the invitation for the virtual meetings. You can also call the main office at 773-534-2160 to request the call-in code.


Is there someone at Boone who you would like to recognize for their hard work, kindness, or other awesome quality? Please click here on the Boone Community Shout-Out form to take a moment to acknowledge that person. Your message may appear in the next post!


  • All teachers especially Ms Main, Mr Soto, Ms Gramatis. Thanks for all those teachers who have the patience of teaching our kids sometimes it’s hard and struggle. Thank you (From Boone Parent Nancy Cervantes)


CPS District-Wide Calendar 2020-2021

Oct 12 - NO SCHOOL, Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 15 - Virtual PAC Principal's Meeting at 9:00AM

Oct 15 - Virtual PAC Organizational Meeting at 9:30AM

Oct 20 - Virtual LSC Meeting, 4:30PM

Nov 3 - NO SCHOOL, Election Day

Nov 5 - End of 1st Quarter

Nov 6 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Professional Development Day


Free Flu Shots

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is hosting over 50 community flu clinics where Chicago residents can get their annual flu shot at no cost regardless of their immigration status. If you have insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card. Walk-ins are welcome and the pre-registration page is coming soon to the site linked above.

Resources from Chicago Public Library

Explore CPL's online resources for kids by taking part in monthly Learning Journey activities. Kids and tweens who complete at least 4 activities will be entered to win a special prize!

Brainfuse provides live online homework help every day from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (available in English and Spanish). There's also a writing lab where students can submit and receive feedback on essays. Students will need a CPL library card or eCard to access these free online resources.

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How to Contact Office Staff or Administration

While Door 1 is under construction and temporarily unavailable, and there are limited staff at Boone due to COVID-19 closure, here are the ways you can contact office and/or administrative staff:

  • Leave a message with Security Officer Mr. Valencia outside at Door 2 near the food distribution, 8am-1pm daily Monday-Friday
  • Call main office and/or leave a phone message at 773-534-2160, option #0 (voicemail is checked daily)
  • Email one of our clerks: Claudia Ortiz - (English & Spanish), Shamiram Shahbaz - (English, Arabic, Assyrian)
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Daniel Boone Elementary School

A Chicago Public Schools Fine and Performing Arts Neighborhood School with a Magnet Cluster Program in West Rogers Park.

Boone Vision: Kindness, creativity, and an understanding of diverse perspectives will guide us as we intentionally engage in learning opportunities and take action to bring about positive change in our world.

Boone Mission: We actively seek to learn more about ourselves, others, and the world through the arts and through learning opportunities that respond to our identities and promote positive relationships. We rise up to advocate for ourselves and others so that everyone is valued and empowered.