BOONE SCHOOL FAMILY NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2020

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Families and Friends of Boone School,


I hope you will take a moment to check out all the amazing pictures and videos here below from last week's International Show. This event was such a wonderful way to wrap up 2019 here at Boone. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the show a great success! Again we apologize to those who did not have a chance to see the show due to reaching seating capacity in the auditorium. Please know our planning team will be making some adjustments to future shows in the hopes that all can attend.


May you enjoy the rest of your Winter Break and have some time to do all the things that bring you joy and happiness. Hope to see you all when classes resume in the new year on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020!


With gratitude,

Jackie Delaney, Principal

INTERNATIONAL SHOW

The International show featured a collection of pieces celebrating the many cultures represented here at Boone School. Students from Pre-K through 8th Grade performed a variety of pieces for friends, families, and community members. Here is what some of our students had to say about the International Show:
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Titi U. (308) -”I participate in the International Show because it’s fun. You get to dress up as your culture.”


Kawther A. (101) - I like the fashion show because I was in it.”


Aroush U. (103) - “I like that we can dress up what our culture is. I like that Ms. H is the teacher.”


Franklin M. (304) - “I like that all of the countries come together. We all have fun creating and doing the show together.”


Jesus O. (212) - “I like how we are dancing. We are doing these cool tricks with fans and stuff. We are all gathering together as a family.”


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VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS ELECTIVE

PRESENTS THE MULTI MEDIA PIECE: "WE BELONG"

SPACE TO GROW COMMUNITY EVENTS

In December students and families had the opportunity to provide feedback on design proposals for our new playground renovation with the Space to Grow grant. The architects and designers continue to work on additional designs to incorporate everyone's feedback. Thanks to all who came out!

7th Grade Arts Integration with EPIC

7th grade students participated in EPIC (Empathic Playwriting Intensive Course) where they delved into many complicated perspectives while writing a 10 minute play on a self-selected social justice issue. At the end of the program, professional actors joined us at Boone to read their scripts and were impressed by the complexity of plot and character development in our students’ plays! Abbas A’s monologue and Leila H’s play were selected to be performed at three locations in West Ridge Stories Festival and more will be picked to be performed on a professional stage to a paying audience downtown at the end of January! Stay tuned… Learn more about EPIC at this link: http://www.learnplaywriting.org/

COLLABORATIVE LESSON - Mr. Bowen and Ms. Rogers

Through this Collaborative Unit, The Story of My Identity, 5th Graders in 211 were able to gain an understanding of how culture plays an important role in their image of the world and their expectations of American society. Connecting to their classroom book, Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate, students wrote and shared poems about themselves focusing on their internal and external traits.

Mahnoor Q. -

I think the project we did is a awesome project because we were being more open with who we are now and proud of what our religion is, skin color, and where we are from. This project is helping our classmates know each other more like about our holidays, the meanings behind the holidays, things we can do and can’t do. From this project so many of my classmates are getting closer and learning words from other languages.


Sofia G. -

I learned that it is hard to describe yourself because sometimes or most of the time I never think about me or go back to my past and reflect about myself. I learned things about my friends, my family, and my teachers. The last thing I learned was that all the good memories I;m thankful of and all the bad memories I’m proud of because they made me understand life better and made me learn lessons I never thought I would.


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SCHOOL SPELLING BEE

Congratulations to all who participated in 2019-2010 Boone School Spelling Bee!


7th Grader Filip C. will be representing Boone at the District Level Spelling Bee. The winning word was guanine. Way to go Filip!!


7th/8th Grade Attend the Chicago Architecture Biennial at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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Building Boone Committee

The Building Boone Committee is organizing a school wide competition. During December, the classes that collect the most parent emails get a prize. One class per grade wins. You can submit your information at https://tinyurl.com/Boone-Parent-Info to give your child's class a head start! Giving your email to the BBC will help you stay informed with what is happening at Boone, from classroom activities to school-wide events and fundraisers.


Remember to do ALL your holiday shopping through Amazon Smile. Every dollar spent earns money for Boone School. Go to Amazon Smile and put "Building Boone Committee" as your primary organization. Or click https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-2894685 and start shopping! Once you put the Building Boone Committee as your primary organization for fundraising, all future purchases will earn money for Boone School!


If you would like more information, email buildingbooneCPS@gmail.com.

PAC/BAC Update

All parents/guardians and community members are invited to our January 15th PAC/BAC meeting. See below for our agenda items:

8:30-9:30AM - We will have a workshop in Spanish with translation to English, about Self Esteem, Motivation and Good Decisions by The psychologist and Motivational Speaker Ferney Ramirez


9:30-10:30AM - "CPS Health and Nutrition Curriculum K-8 "with Coach Ehrlich

LSC Meeting and Update

Our next LSC meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 15th, at 4:30PM. The LSC will host a discussion to gather community input regarding our approach to equity for all at Boone. All parents, guardians, and community members are invited to attend.


We also currently have one LSC Parent Vacancy. Any parents interested in joining the LSC should obtain an application in the office. Parents will have the opportunity to present themselves as candidates to the LSC at the January 15th meeting at 4:30PM, where a new Parent Representative will then be appointed. You can find out more about the role of the LSC at the following website: www.cps.edu/lsc

SOCKTOBER

Congratulations to Homeroom 306 for collecting 1,150 items for the Socktober Celebration!! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!!


Welcome, Friyat Melaki!

My name is Friyat Melaki and I am new employee at Daniel Boone, working with Pre-K and recess. I have recently graduated from NEIU. I am from Eritrea/Ethiopia and I love helping kids. I am enjoying working at Boone. The students are great and the school is very helpful.

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

We Want Your Feedback!

Do you have suggestions, questions or concerns that you’d like to share with Boone administration? Do you have shout-outs or positive feedback about our school or staff that you’d like to share? Please take a moment to click on this Community Feedback link and tell us how we’re doing. This form is anonymous, although there is a place to provide your contact info if you’d like us to follow up with you. Thank you!
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UPCOMING EVENTS

December 23 - January 1: Winter Break

January 2: Classes Resume - Come Back to School!

January 2-24th: NWEA Mid-Year Assessments

January 8: Tropical Optical Visits Boone

January 10: Student of the Month Assemblies

January 10: Room 113 Walking Field Trip to Public Library

January 15: BAC/PAC Meeting, 8:30AM in 104

January 15: LSC Meeting, 4:30PM in 104

January 20: No Classes - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 23: Talent Show, 5:00PM

January 30: Ex-Arts Open Classroom Day for 1st-6th Grades

January 30: Last day of Quarter 2

January 31: NO School (Teacher Workshops)

February 7: Quarter 2 Report Cards Distributed

Check Out This Year's School-Wide Reads!

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Images By: Kristin Heinichen

Daniel Boone Elementary School

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