Boggess News

Shurandia Holden, Principal

From the Desk of Shurandia Holden

Dear Boggess Bengals,

This has been a great week at Boggess! We were so happy to welcome parents back to campus during lunch. We look forward to having our Watchdog Dads back on campus soon as well.

Students viewed videos of our 5th Grade Student Council candidates this week. Votes were cast today. We look forward to congratulating our new Student Council Officers on Monday.

December 6th- 9th all students in Kinder-2nd will take middle of the year MAP assessments in Reading and Math. Students in grades 3rd -5th will take Reading, Math , and Science. Some grade levels may take the Language Assessment as well. Please check grade level communication for specific details.

For the month of December, we encourage our students and community to show compassion (empathy + action) by donating a pair of new unused socks for the "Socks for the Sole" drive. Donations can be placed in the box in front of the library. All donated items will be shared with area non-profit organizations that support the Plano homeless community. See flier below for more details.

We would like to thank Mr. Blaine and the choirs from McMillen for visiting our campus today. They were amazing! A huge thank you for being flexible. The students and staff enjoyed the caroling and song selections. It is always wonderful to see former Bengals. Please scroll below to enjoy photos.


Plano is proud to have the district’s first-ever Family Code Night taking place virtually on Wednesday, December 8, from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Registration is required via this form. Families who need Spanish translation should indicate so on the registration form.

Superintendent Sara Bonser will kick off the event, which will be followed by a coding lesson provided by the Family Code Night team. The event will introduce families and their students to coding and computer science using fun puzzles and special tips.

Please see the flyer below for more information.



Touching hearts and minds,
Shurandia Holden
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Science Fair - Request your booklet now!

Boggess Science Fair Coming Soon!!


Calling all young scientists! It’s almost time for our Boggess Elementary Science and Engineering Fair. Please fill out the yellow interest form, and turn into your classroom teacher by November 19, 2021. You will then receive a Science and Engineering Fair Student Handbook. This book will have more specific information and rules about the projects. All projects will be due January 12, 2021. The Science Fair will be held on January 13, 2021. We are looking forward to seeing your amazing projects!!

Jenna Tate

5th Grade Teacher

Boggess Elementary School

Parents,

As we gear up for College, Career, & Military Readiness Week in January (January 17-21st), I am asking for your help!! I would LOVE for the students to be able to see parents on our CCMR video. I am asking that parents send me a short 1-2 minute video explaining their career! Ideally, we would showcase a variety of careers, both college-based and non-college based!

If you are able to do this project, please email me the video at jamie.wells@pisd.edu BY January 7th at the latest.

I truly appreciate all you do for our Boggess students.

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K-5 Districtwide Virtual Code Night


All Plano ISD students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in Plano ISD’s Code Night taking place virtually on Wednesday, December 8, from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Registration is required via this form. Families who need Spanish translation should indicate so on the registration form.


Superintendent Sara Bonser will kick-off the event, which will be followed by a coding lesson provided by the Family Code Night team. The event will introduce families and their students to coding and computer science using fun puzzles and special tips.

For the evening, participants will need a charged Chromebook, laptop or PC, and Internet access. Families who need assistance obtaining Internet access should contact their school’s campus technology assistant.

The goal of this event and the Plano ISD PK-12 Computer Science Program is to provide opportunities for students to learn to code in every grade level. Families can learn more about opportunities offered in the district at www.pisd.edu/computerscience. District science coordinators are currently writing a curriculum for K-5 elementary computer science that will allow students to engage with coding learning opportunities during the school day.

Questions should be directed to Dan Blier, Plano ISD computer science curriculum specialist. An event flyer is available in English and Spanish.

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Volunteer!

Volunteer Opportunities are being posted on Voly. To volunteer, fill out your volunteer application, complete your orientation, then select an opportunity on Voly to help out at Boggess.

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.

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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!

Dear Plano ISD Students and Parents,

Plano ISD’s Exploring Pathways to College and Careers web page launched and offers an overview and videos of the wide variety of opportunities for students to meet College and Career readiness standards that enable them to be future-ready citizens and leaders in the global workforce. The videos include Career and Technical Education Programs of Study options that can assist students in planning their four-year plan. Visit the site at www.pisd.edu/exploringpathways.

Thank you,

The Plano ISD Advanced Academics/College, Career and Military Readiness Team

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 log on this Tuesday and Thursday to join Plano ISD Parent Educators and other parents to explore evidence-based, positive parenting strategies as a community.

For more information about the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program, please visit the PISD PEEP webpage, PEEP Facebook page or contact Sharon Bradley.

November Classes can be found HERE. Click on November at the top of the page.

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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.

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Check out the PISD website for the most current information around the district.

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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!

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