Boone School Family Newsletter

March 2016 Online Edition

Principal's Message

Dear Families and Friends of Boone School,

Spring is on its way! March also brings us to our Boone Literacy Week, and we look forward to all sorts of fun-filled events next week to celebrate the love of reading. Please be sure to check out the agenda below and get your read on!

We are also in the process of creating our new school improvement plan for the 2016-2018 school years. The improvement plan is called the CIWP (Continuous Improvement Work Plan), and all CPS schools are currently drafting new plans. Parents, students, and community members are all invited to take a survey to provide input as to how we can make Boone even better. You can take the electronic survey at this link: CIWP Survey. Or, a paper copy will also be sent home with students. Thank you in advance for your feedback!


Jackie Delaney, Principal

Kindness is Contagious!

Check out the video and pictures below that capture our "Kindness is Contagious" campaign that we celebrated throughout the month of February.
Random Acts of Kindness!

Boone Literacy Week!

Boone will celebrate our Literacy Week from February 29 - March 4. The Literacy Team and Student Library Advisory Council have planned lots of fun events for the week. Check out the schedule here:

  • Tuesday: Wear your pajamas to school for DEAR (Drop everything and Read)
  • Wacky Wednesday: Dress like a Dr. Seuss character and enjoy some Dr. Seuss Read- Alouds (Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!)
  • Thursday: Read- Aloud Showcase in the Library
  • Friday: Read- Aloud Showcase in the library and…Poetry Slam!

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing for grades 3-8 will begin at the end of March. This year, students in grades 3-4 will test Reading and Math with paper/pencil, and grades 5-8 will test Reading and Math on a computer. PARCC is a state-mandated test that replaced ISAT as of last year. For more information on PARCC, please visit
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Join us on Thursday, March 24, 4:30-6:00PM for some family fun at Boone's 2nd Annual STEAM Night! STEAM stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math." There will be tons of STEAM activities and games for students in all grades PK-8.

Local School Council Applications Due March 4, 2016

Elections for the 2016-2018 Local School Council (LSC) are coming up soon! All Staff, Parents, and Community members who are interested in running for the LSC must submit an application by 3:00PM on March 4, 2016, in order to be eligible for the election. Applications are available in the office or online at this link:

African American History Month Celebrations!

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Boone School Calendar of Events

Feb 29 - Literacy Week Begins!

Mar 1 - First Grade Parent Morning, 8:30-9:30AM

Mar 4 - School-Wide Poetry Flash Slam, 2:15PM

Mar 8 - Second Grade Parent Morning, 8:30-9:30AM

Mar 10 - LSC Meeting, 5:30PM in Auditorium

Mar 10 - LSC Candidate Forum, 6:15PM in Auditorium

Mar 11 - Progress Reports Distributed

Mar 11 - Spirit Day "Formal Wear"

Mar 11 - BAC Meeting, 8:30AM in 115

Mar 13 - Daylight Saving Time - Move clocks ahead 1 hour

Mar 15 - Third Grade Parent Morning, 8:30-9:30AM

Mar 15 - After School Programs CANCELED due to Teacher Workshops

Mar 17 - Boone PTO Meeting, 8:30AM

Mar 18 - PAC Meeting, 8:30AM in 115

Mar 21 - Spring Picture Day & 8th Grade Graduation Pictures

Mar 21,22,23 - Talent Show Auditions, 3:30-4:30 in Auditorium

Mar 22 - 4th/5th Grade Parent Morning, 8:30-10:00AM

Mar 24 - STEAM Night, 4:30-6:00PM

Mar 28 - PARCC Testing Window Opens

Apr 8 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workshops

Daniel Boone Elementary School

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