Boone School Family Newsletter

September 2015 Online Edition

Principal's Message

Dear Families and Friends of Boone School,

Welcome back for another great school year at Boone! We have been hard at work here, preparing our learning environment for our students. It has also been nice to see so many of you at our Registration Days! I'm very much looking forward to seeing you all at upcoming events including our Open House Nights and our First Annual Boone International Potluck Night. Please be sure to check out the calendar below and save the dates.

See you all soon!

-Ms. Delaney

Welcome Mr. Jose Moreno, Boone's New Assistant Principal!

Dear Boone Students, Parents & Community Members,

It is my pleasure to formally introduce myself. My name is Jose Moreno. I am the new Assistant Principal here at Boone. I am also an immigrant, a product of CPS, a teacher and an instructional coach at CPS for the last 13 years. I am also father to a beautiful young lady who attends the Chicago Public Schools.

I am very happy to be here at Boone. I am looking forward to meeting all the children and being involved in collaborative and innovative ways by which to challenge and move them forward. I know that together, we can and will write remarkable narratives for each of our children.

Thank you, Jose Moreno

Join us for Open House!

Please join us for our upcoming Open House sessions to learn more about your student’s classroom, curriculum, and grade level expectations. Note that the Open House Nights are on different dates and times for different grade levels:

· Grades 5-8: Tuesday, September 15, 5:30-7:00PM

· Grades PK-4: Wednesday, September 16, 3:30-5:00PM

Boone's First Annual International Potluck Dinner!

Please join the Boone PTO on Tuesday, September 29, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM for Boone's 1st Annual International Potluck! We invite all families to bring a dish to share for a fun evening of learning about cuisine and cultures from around the world. Please contact Amalfi Duran at or Savitha Kowligy at for more information.

Construction on Fairfield

Construction crews are scheduled to be working on Fairfield Ave throughout the months of September and October. Please be aware that there will be periods of time where the street will be completely inaccessible. Parents needing to pick up students from Doors 7 and 9 may need to park on a different street and then walk to pick up your students.

Staff v. Student Burnball Game at Warren Park!

Friday, Sep. 11th, 4pm

6601 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL

Join us for a fun back-to-school fundraiser as Boone Students take on Boone Staff & Families in a Burnball game at Warren Park! Parents/Guardians who are interested in playing should contact PE Coach Mr. Kim Anehall (Email:

Refreshments will be sold. Donations for admission will be accepted at the park. All funds raised will go towards Boone sports programs. Hope to see you there!

*Burnball is a Scandinavian version of baseball that students play in PE with Coach Anehall

Help Raise Funds for Boone with Box Tops!

LSC Parent Vacancy

We 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 October 8th meeting, where a new Parent Representative will then be appointed. You can find out more about the role of the LSC at the following website:

Opt to Receive Electronic Communications from Boone School

Help us save paper and trees! Would you prefer to have all home correspondence including the monthly newsletter sent to your email rather than have a paper copy sent home with your students? If so, please take a few minutes to click on this link and opt to receive the majority of communications in electronic form only going forward. Please note that this survey is for PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY. Thanks!

Boone School Calendar of Events

Sep 4 - Orientation for Grades K-2, 2:00-3:00PM (Bring your supplies & meet your new teacher!)

Sep 8 - First Day of 2015-2016 School Year, 8:15AM - 3:15PM

Sep 10 - LSC Meeting, 5:30 PM

Sep 11 - Burnball Staff v. Students at Warren Park, 4:00 PM

Sep 15 - Open House for Grades 5-8, 5:30-7:00 PM

Sep 16 - Open House for Grades PK-4, 3:30-5:00 PM

Sep 18 - PAC Principal's Meeting, 8:30 AM

Sep 29 - Pre-K Orienation, 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Sep 29 - International Potluck Dinner, 5:00-7:00PM

Oct 1 - Kindergarten Parent Morning, 8:30AM

Oct 8 - 1st Grade Parent Morning, 8:30AM

Oct 8 - LSC Meeting, 5:30PM

Oct 9 - Mawi Asgedom Presentation for Grades 5-8

Oct 12 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

Oct 15 - 2nd Grade Parent Morning, 8:30AM

Oct 19 - Fall Picture Day

Daniel Boone Elementary School

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