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April 23, 2021

Silk Road Rising Presents: Black Teen Lives Matter

Last year Boone partnered with Silk Road Rising theatre company to learn more about playwriting as part of language arts class. This week, Silk Road Rising will be virtually presenting plays with a special focus on works written by Black teens as part of Black Teen Lives Matter: Taking a Stand. One of the plays that will be featured is from a Boone student, Leila H.! Check out one of the live showings, or sign up to view the recording. The two screenings coming up will each be followed by a talkback. Here is where you can reserve a free virtual seat for both dates:

Saturday, April 24th at 2pm CST:

Monday, April 26th at 7pm CST:

If you're not able to attend, you can submit your information to get a notification when the video is made public.

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Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Testing

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district in grades 3-8. IAR testing begins next week at Boone. All families should have received a detailed email with the schedule and more information. Please call the school or contact Assistant Principal Jose Moreno at if you have any questions or need more information about this test.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is Coming!

We wanted to give everyone a heads up that the week of May 3rd-7th is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We encourage you to take a moment to write a note, draw a picture, make a video, etc... to share with our amazing teachers and staff here at Boone! You can also send your shout-outs via the form below, thank you!


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!


Ay alguien en Boone a quien le gustaría reconocer por su arduo trabajo, amabilidad o su asombrosa calidad? Haga clic aquí en el formulario de enlace Boone Community Shout-Out para tomarse un momento para reconocer a esa persona. ¡Tu mensaje puede aparecer en la próxima publicación!


CPS District-Wide Calendar 2020-2021

  • April 30 - First Round GoCPS Results Released
  • May 3-7 - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!
  • May 4 - BAC/PAC Meeting, 11:30AM
  • May 11 - LSC Meeting, 4:00PM

Click the button above to be re-directed to a bulletin board with resources shared by community members.


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Boone Talent Show!

Calling All Boone Talent! We're going to try hosting a Virtual Talent Show this spring, but we need your help! All interested Boone Students are encouraged to share videos, recordings, or images of their special talents. We'd also like to encourage any parents with special talents to participate! Check out Mr. Donlin and Ms. Thomas in a Talent Show preview sample video below!

Anyone who would like to share is encouraged to fill out this form with a link to their act by April 23, 2021. The date of the actual "show" will be announced at a later date. Please keep all videos to less than 3 minutes. A member of the Talent Show committee will be in touch with you about your submission to suggest any revisions that might be necessary. Good luck!

¡Show de talentos de Boone!

¡Llamando a todos los talentos de Boone! Intentaremos organizar un Show de Talentos Virtual esta primavera, ¡pero necesitamos su ayuda! Se anima a todos los estudiantes de Boone interesados ​​a compartir videos, grabaciones o imágenes de sus talentos especiales. ¡También nos gustaría animar a los padres con talentos especiales a participar!

Cualquier persona que desee compartir se le anima a completar esta forma con un enlace a su acto antes del 23 de abril de 2021. La fecha del "espectáculo" real se anunciará en una fecha posterior. Mantenga todos los videos en menos de 3 minutos. Un miembro del comité de Talent Show se pondrá en contacto con usted acerca de su presentación para sugerirle las revisiones que pudieran ser necesarias. ¡Buena suerte!

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.

Parente Portal

Parente Portal les da a los padres la posibilidad de ver las calificaciones de los estudiantes en tiempo real. Si está configurando su cuenta del Portal para padres por primera vez, visite el enlace Configuración del portal para padres por primera vez. Este es un paso único y no es necesario después de cada año escolar. Una vez que reciba su correo electrónico de Aspen para ayudarlo a configurar su nombre de usuario y contraseña, puede acceder al Portal para padres en el Portal para padres de Aspen.

Si ya tiene una cuenta en el Portal para padres, pero tiene problemas técnicos (contraseña olvidada, bloqueo, etc.), envíe un correo electrónico al coordinador técnico de Boone, Patrick Chi ( para que pueda restablecer su cuenta. Una vez que se restablezca su cuenta, debería recibir un correo electrónico de Aspen con más instrucciones. Se puede encontrar información adicional proporcionada por el distrito en este enlace.

How to Contact Office Staff or Administration

Door 1 is temporarily unavailable. 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-4pm 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)

Cómo contactar al Personal o la Administración

La puerta 1 no está disponible temporalmente. Estas son las formas en que puede comunicarse con el personal administrativo y / o de la oficina:

  • Deje un mensaje con el oficial de seguridad Sr. Valencia afuera en la puerta 2 cerca de la distribución de alimentos, de 8 am a 4 pm todos los días de lunes a viernes.
  • Llame a la oficina principal y / o deje un mensaje telefónico al 773-534-2160, opción # 0 (el correo de voz se revisa diariamente)
  • Envíe un correo electrónico a uno de nuestros empleados: Claudia Ortiz - (inglés y español), Shamiram Shahbaz - (inglés, árabe, asirio)

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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.