Boyd Bulletin

Volume 34 - April 26-30

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Mark Your Calendar

May Schedule

  • May 3 - Tea Time Storytime
  • May 5 - CARE Van (Immunisation Clinic) - 5:00-7:00 PM


May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week -

Teachers and staff have had extra challenges this school year. Please show them your appreciation throughout the week. Below are some ideas for celebrating staff.


  • Monday - Favorite Sweet/Salty Snack for Your Teacher
  • Tuesday - Appreciation (Cards or Notes) for Paraprofessionals
  • Wednesday - Appreciation (Cards or Notes) to the Support Staff - Front Office, Nurse, Counselor, & Principals
  • Thursday - Appreciation (Cards or Notes) to the Special Programs - Special Education, Dyslexia, AIM, ESL, Intervention, PE Coach, Art Teacher, and Music Teaches
  • Friday - Shower Teachers with Flowers or Gift Cards



STAAR Dates for both At-Home and In-Person Students. All STAAR testing will be on campus.

  • May 11 - 3rd-6th Math

  • May 12 - 3rd-6th Reading

  • May 13 - 5th Science

  • May 14, 17, 18 - Make-ups


End of Year Events

  • May 17 - Kinder Field Day
  • May 18 - 1st Grade Field Day
  • May 19 - 2nd & 3rd Grade Field Day
  • May 19 - 6th Grade Celebration - 5:00-5:45 and 6:15-7:00
  • May 20 - 4th & 5th Grade Field Day
  • May 20 - High School School Seniors Walk - 2:00 PM
  • May 21 - 6th Grade Bell Ringing - 8:00 AM
  • May 21 - 6th Grade Field Day
  • May 21 - Last Day of School Early Release - 12:00 PM
  • May 21 - 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00 - At Home Students Return Devices, Hot Spots, and Materials
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Tea Time Storytime

Please fill out this form to reserve your Tea Time and Storytime.

All supplies for this event will be provided.

Upcoming Attendance Credit Election

Allen ISD will hold a special election, known as an Attendance Credit Election, on May 1 seeking voter approval for the district to pay recapture by purchasing attendance credit from the State with local tax revenue. An attendance credit is simply the name given for a district to equalize its wealth through recapture payments.


To learn more about the election and it's impact on our district, please visit:

https://www.allenisd.org/2021attendance

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Allen ISD Pre-K registration

Allen ISD Pre-K registration for the 2021-2022 school year is NOW OPEN! Did you know the district offers a Pre-K program for qualifying students? If you are interested in learning more about Pre-K eligibility criteria and enrollment details, please visit our webpage and review the flyer below.


Pre-K Flier_English

Pre-K Flier_Espanol

5th and 6th Grade STAAR Tutoring Opportunity

Monday, April 12th the high school STEAM Ambassadors will launch a program aimed at preparing students for STAAR exams. Below are the flyers for the 5th and 6th grade tutoring programs. This program does not replace the support provided by teachers, but it is a wonderful supplement for students to prepare for STAAR.


The sign-up for STAAR tutoring will begin this Saturday when the schedule is updated. Additional information regarding the Ambassador Program as well as the tutoring initiative may be found here.


Ambassador Tutoring – 5th Grade Math STAAR Flyer

Ambassador Tutoring – 5th Grade Science STAAR Flyer

Ambassador Tutoring – 6th Grade Math STAAR Flyer

Congratulations to the 2021-22 PTA Board!

Executive Board for 2021-22

  • PRESIDENT – Trina Harmeson

  • 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS/AIDE TO PRESIDENT Olivia Pearson

  • 2ND VICE PRESIDENT, WAYS & MEANS (FUNDRAISING)Not Filled

  • 3RD VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIPNot Filled

  • SECRETARY – Karla Duncan

  • TREASURER – Frances Uribe

  • PARLIAMENTARIAN – Daniel Uribe


Please email Principal, Judith Coffman if you are interested in any of the unfilled PTA positions. judith.coffman@allenisd.org

Counselor's Connection

Character Strengths for Students


Character strengths are the positive qualities individuals have—as reflected in their thoughts, feelings, and actions—that promote the well-being of themselves and others. Though people may value different strengths to different extents, in general, parents and educators across cultures value these qualities and try to cultivate them in children and youth.


  • Wisdom (creativity; curiosity; judgment; love of learning; perspective)
  • Courage (bravery; perseverance; honesty; zest)
  • Humanity (love; kindness; social-emotional intelligence)
  • Justice (teamwork; fairness; leadership)
  • Temperance (forgiveness; humility; prudence; self-regulation)
  • Transcendence (appreciation of beauty and excellence; gratitude; hope; humor; spirituality)

Parent Chats

Parent Chats—AISD Support Counselors are continuing to offer support to struggling parents through support chats. Parents can register up to two weeks in advance by going to the District Counseling page.

Resources for Families in Need

Linked below are resources for families that have various needs. If you have an urgent need, please contact our CARE Coordinator, Marisol Puterbaugh, at Boyd Elementary. As a community, we are working together to support each other in times of need.


Resources for Families in Need


Marisol Puterbaugh, CARE Coordinator

972-727-0560

marisol.puterbaugh@allenisd.net

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:
  • Watch DOGs - outside of the building greeting students and support with car line at arrival and dismissal.
  • Library - support with shelving books


Please complete the following form if you are interested in volunteering as a Watch DOG greeter or as a library volunteer. https://forms.gle/82bX8ukojVyobWMT8


Volunteer Protocols while on Campus:

  1. Background check must be completed prior to the time on campus https://www.allenisd.org/page/214

  2. Adhere to Allen ISD Volunteer Guidelines found here: https://www.allenisd.org/page/214

  3. COVID self-assessment check must be done. Please see the student screener linked here for questions to consider prior to coming to campus.

  4. Masks must be worn at all times.

  5. Keep social distance from staff and students while on campus. No close contact interaction with students and limited interaction with staff members in the designated areas.

  6. Stay in the designated volunteer area during the time on campus. No visits to classrooms or areas with students such as the cafeteria.

  7. Watch Dogs at dismissal/arrival will be limited to the use of air hugs, elbow bumps, or air high fives when greeting students to avoid direct physical contact.

  8. Library volunteers will be limited to one volunteer per day at the designated time frames.

Kinder Registration for Next School Year

Is your future Allen Eagle ready to start Kindergarten in 2021? Who is eligible to enroll for kindergarten? Texas state law requires a child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of that school year.


Pre-K students currently enrolled and attending Allen ISD at Rountree or Cheatham do not need to re-enroll for kindergarten.


The first day of school is scheduled for August 11, 2021.


Enrollment forms and information are available on the Allen ISD enrollment website. https://allenisd.org/Page/58088

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Help Desk - Technology Issues

This link is intended to support parents when the technology is not working correctly. https://allenisd.on.spiceworks.com/portal

Alton Boyd Elementary School

Address:

800 S Jupiter

Allen, Texas


Phone: 972-727-0560

Fax: 972-727-0566


Administrators

Principal: Judith Coffman

Asst. Principal: Jenna Capps

Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams


Office Staff

Secretary: Elaine Gamboa

Registration: Gabby Villegas

Receptionist: Ale Reyes

Nurse: Terry Phillips

Counselor: Patricia Chavez

CARE: Marisol Puterbaugh

Campus Intervention Specialist (CIS): Yessica Schessler


PTA President: April Cheney


School Website

https://www.allenisd.org/Page/15028


Twitter

@boydblackhawks