September 4, 2020
Dear Boone Community,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! While this year is starting off differently in so many ways, a constant for us here at Boone continues to be a focus on building strong relationships and creating a positive school and classroom environment. Over the past week our teachers and staff have all been hard at work to build their schedules and reach out to families to ensure a smooth transition to the remote learning environment. However, we acknowledge that we may not have yet reached all families, and we are committed to prioritizing getting iPads, Chromebooks, and any other tech assistance out to families as quickly as possible. If you are still in need of a device, please come to Door 2 any time between 8am-3pm on any day next week and you will be provided with one.
Over the summer we also revised our school vision and mission statement to better reflect our school priorities of Equity & Social Justice and Arts education. This year we will implement Social Justice standards at every grade level, and everyone is encouraged to begin learning more about them in the section below. As a staff team, we are energized to continue our work towards equity and social justice, and towards creating a space for our students to have a voice and understand the tremendous power of their voice and their actions.
A quote from John Lewis's final essay that was published shortly after his death has continued to resonate with me over the summer:
"When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself."
I want to affirm here our resolve to teach what matters now more than ever. I look forward to working with all of you this school year, as we come together for the common purpose of learning from each other to create a community where we all believe in the same 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.
Jackie Delaney, Principal
Implementation of Social Justice Standards & Resources
Updated Boone Website!
Help with Preparing for Remote Learning
Tech Device:Any students who are in need of an iPad or Chromebook can come and pick one up from Door 2, anytime between 8am-3pm. Please note that parent/guardian must be present to sign for the device.
If you are in need of Internet service, please email Counselor Julia Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete this tech request at bit.ly/boonetechrequest and a Boone staff member will reach out to you.
Pictures from our Socially Distanced Meet and Greets
Meet our New Boone Staff Members!
Ms. Argueta - 7th/8th Grade Language Arts & ESL Resource
Ms. Paitl - PK-8th Grade Dance
Ms. Obispo-Serrano - 4th Grade Diverse Learner Teacher
Hi! My name is Concepcion Obispo Serrano, I grew up in Rogers Park and recently graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with my bachelors degree in Special education. This is my first year teaching but I have previously worked in other education related jobs. As the teacher of your child and faculty member I take responsibility in creating a safe and supportive learning environment. I look forward to working with your child and I am looking forward to getting to know the community.
Ms. Siddiqua - Kindergarten
REPEAT REMINDERS BELOW
Virtual Enrollment for ALL Kindergarten and NEW 1st-8th Graders
If you have not yet enrolled your incoming Kindergarten student or any other students who will be new to Boone this year, please click HERE and follow path #1 for more information about the virtual enrollment process. You can also pick up hard copies of all the enrollment forms outside Door 2 on Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm. Completed copies can be dropped off in the same location.
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
- Leave a phone message at 773-534-2160, option #0 (voicemail is checked daily)
- Email one of our clerks: Claudia Ortiz - email@example.com (English & Spanish), Shamiram Shahbaz - firstname.lastname@example.org (English, Arabic, Assyrian)
Daniel Boone Elementary School
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.