Shurandia Holden, Principal
From the Desk of Shurandia Holden
Hello Boggess Families,
I hope you enjoyed your long weekend with family. We have had a short, but busy week. Our fourth grade students had a wonderful time at the Outdoor Learning Center today.
Report cards were sent home with our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students today.
Congratulations to all of the Fire Safety Poster Contest winners. Your posters were awesome! Please scroll below to see the slide show of the students and their work.
Students have been learning about Bullying Prevention this week in Guidance. Congratulations to the winners of the Bullying Prevention Essay Contest. See the list of winners below.
Don’t forget Plano Families First Fall Fair is Saturday October 16th from 8:30-12:30 at the Plano Event Center. Scroll below for more details.
During the month of October we will be addressing anti-bullying and Red Ribbon Week through the SEL competencies of Responsible Decision-Making/Self-Management (Drug Prevention) and Relationship Skills/Social Awareness (Belonging). Please see the calendar below that addresses coping skills and kindness activities that all Plano ISD students, families, and staff can participate in throughout the entire month of October.
Plano ISD and Finastra are partnering again to offer free, virtual, after school coding clubs for elementary students in grades 3, 4 and 5 starting Monday, October 25, 2021. Detailed information in English and Spanish, including a link to register, is found here.
Touching hearts and minds,
Approved volunteers are able to sign up for volunteer opportunities directly through the VOLY platform at plano.voly.org. Volunteers should be sure to select Boggess on their application in order to be eligible for volunteer opportunities. School selections can also be changed by the volunteer by logging into their account at any time.
Counselor Corner Update Late Sept-Early Oct.
Red Ribbon Week is October 25th-29th! The national theme this year is Drug-Free Looks Like Me!! Boggess is adding a magical twist this year and I hope staff, students, and the community enjoys it! See the dress-up days flyer below. 5th grade will be able to attend a presentation given by a PISD police officer and his K-9 companion in their classrooms! The entire school will view a magical presentation by James Wand, courtesy of our fabulous PTA! Let’s make this the Happiest Week on Earth!
Jamie Wells [click the name to learn more about me! :) ]
If your child is going to be late, absent, or out of town please call the main school phone
469-752-4000 and choose option #3. (Remember to send a doctor’s note when you child is late because of an appointment.) It’s important that we know this information before the day begins, so we can locate missing children as soon as possible. The safety of the children is our utmost priority!
Plano Families First Fall Fair: Free
September 24, 2021
Plano residents and Plano ISD families are welcome to the third-annual Plano Families First Fall Fair which will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy).
Thanks to a variety of community sponsors and partners, the event will provide free health and human services in an effort to alleviate the hardships thousands of Plano families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. While a few of the health services will be indoors, most of the fair will be held outdoors. Masks are strongly encouraged, and social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Proof of residency is required.
Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, services will include:
- Free flu shots for adults (provided by Texas Health Plano Presbyterian)
- Free flu shots for children (provided by The Caring Foundation of Texas)
- Dental screenings and fluoride varnishes (for children only)
- Several community resource booths with helpful information on year-round services available to Plano families
- Plano ISD students may receive free school supply packets to the first 200 school-age children thanks to Liberty Mutual. Complete this supply distribution form in advance if possible.
- The Plano Public Library will offer free books and other giveaways
- Family-friendly activities, from kids crafts
- CPR instruction from the Plano Fire Department
- Inflatables and entertainment
- A musical “petting zoo” where children learn and play with musical instruments provided by the Plano Symphony Orchestra
- Spiderman and Wonder Woman will give away superhero masks and hold “How To Be A Superhero” sessions throughout the morning
To help Plano residents get back to work, the job fair – presented by the Plano Chamber of Commerce – will feature a variety of employers looking to fill numerous positions. Fair goers can also get tips on resume development and have a free LinkedIn photo taken by a professional photographer.
Volunteers are needed. To volunteers to help at the Fair: Volunteers must be 21 and older or 16 and older with an accompanying adult.
Fair sponsors are Boeing, Children’s Health, City of Plano, Plano ISD, Liberty Mutual, Capital One and Texas Health Plano Presbyterian. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, go to planofamiliesfirst.com.
Parent Education & Engagement Program “Lunch and Learn” Sessions for Parents
The Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) will host 30-minute ”Lunch and Learn” parent sessions for Plano ISD families on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. on Facebook Live. Please share this informational flyer through your campus communication platforms to encourage families to log on with PISD Parent Educators and other parents to explore evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a community.
Special Education Lunch and Learn
The special education department will continue to offer Lunch and Learn sessions for parents this school year. Please help us share these opportunities with families who have children receiving special education services. Our first session will be held on October 19th at 12:15 and information can be found through this link: Lunch and Learn "Social Skills 24/7". The virtual session is being provided by Partners Resource Network and will provide families with strategies for teaching social skills in the home. Parents can register using the link provided.
I invite you to stay involved and informed. Below are several ways to stay connected:
- Register for our weekly eNews on your child’s parent portal
- Check our Boggess website at www.pisd.edu/boggess
- Follow us on Twitter at @BoggessBengals
- Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BoggessElementary
- Check your student's agenda daily
- Monitor your email for teacher communication
I strongly encourage all families to join PTA. Our PTA has a strong partnership with our school that benefits every child! The programs, volunteer support, family events and financial support are part of what makes Boggess great.
Thank you for sharing your child with us!