Volume 8 - September 28- October 2
Mark Your Calendar
9/23-9/29 New School Commitment Form
9/25 - Grades for the first progress report are posted in Skyward.
9/27 - Boyd Spirit Wear Sale Ends
9/28- Oct. 3 Spirit Night Nothing Bundt Cakes
10/9 End of 1st Grading Period
10/12 - Holiday
10/13 - Staff Development & Student Holiday
10/13 - Pick-up of materials for 2nd Quarter At Home Learners
10/14 - Beginning of 2nd Grading Period
10/14 - Changes to the instructional delivery based on the Commitment Forms begin
10/26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences & Student Holiday
10/26-10/30 - Red Ribbon Week
11/03 - Picture Day
Allen ISD 2nd Nine Weeks Commitment Form 2020-2021
During the 2020-2021 school year, Allen ISD offers two options of instructional delivery models for our students:
- In-Person Learning (Traditional Classroom Experience)
- At-Home Learning (Virtual Learning Experience)
Parents and guardians requesting to change your student’s participation in either At-Home Learning or In-Person Learning for the 2nd Nine Weeks grading period must complete the Second Nine Weeks Commitment Form. The Second Nine Weeks Commitment Form is now available to complete online in Skyward Family Access.
The deadline for completing this commitment form is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. All changes will be effective on the first day of the 2nd Nine Weeks grading period which is Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
If you are not requesting to change the learning option for your student for the 2nd Nine Weeks, then you do not need to complete this commitment form. The student will remain in the same learning format.
Primary Guardians/Parents will use their “parent” Skyward Family Access login to access the form. A primary guardian/parent must complete this from for each student that you are requesting to change the learning option. Click here for the Second Nine Weeks Commitment Form: https://skyward.allenisd.org
Please note that adjustments in instructional delivery model selections across the district may impact teacher assignments and student schedules. Staff may need to shift to align with new instructional model choices. Therefore, even students who do not change instructional models could experience a change to their teacher(s), course availability, or class schedule as teachers are assigned based on the numbers of students and course requests in each environment.
Elementary students making changes to their instructional delivery model selection may not be guaranteed to be assigned to their home campus based on staffing and grade level seat availability.
*All families were sent an email via Skyward with details regarding the Commitment Form process.
Sign up Today for the Final Bond Background Meeting
Looking for more information on the 2020 bond election? Join us for a Zoom webinar on September 30 from 6-7 p.m. There will be presentations from AISD’s experts in the areas of transportation, technology, and safety and security. The community is invited, and there will be time for questions. You must register to attend. Register today at https://forms.gle/S4rKDbLNT3W4ayLu5
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Creating Art Together
On November 5, 2020, we will be hosting our virtual Creating Art Together event. Art is a visual symbolization that captures your child’s unique expression and creativity. By engaging with your child in this art activity, you will promote a healthier social-emotional relationship between your child and you. Once you finish your art project, please take a picture and e-mail it to Mrs. Chavez at email@example.com
Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/jP3ruxVRuyN1MaSeA to reserve your art kit.
At school students
Students will receive the art kit at school with details and instructions.
At home students
Parents will pick up art kits at Boyd elementary on November 5, 2020, from 8:00am – 3:00pm.
The Essential Skill of Self-Control
All children need to be taught self-control,
along with the consequences of their actions
if they don’t restrain their own desires, impulses, or emotions. Taking a moment to pause and consider their actions is a learned behavior that will help children throughout their lives.
Why Self-Control Is Important
Learning how to control one’s own impulses allows children to get along better with their classmates, teachers, and parents. Self-control is a skill that will follow children throughout their lives, helping them get along with others and not do the first thing
that pops into their heads. Without exhibiting self-control, adults often end up in trouble, or even in jail.
Helping children learn self-discipline by
encouraging their good behaviors can also help them learn self-control. Set limits to help them learn self-discipline, such as having a set bedtime and sticking with it. If parents and teachers demonstrate consistency with what they ask children to do, there will be less frustration, because children will know what is expected of them. Without these expectations, children may not learn self-control skills.
How to Teach Children Self-Control
Self-control is a behavior most children can be taught. There are children who can’t learn this
behavior due to disabilities, but most kids do well when they’re taught how to take a moment to think about their actions before reacting to a situation. The best way to teach this behavior is to model it for children.
When a teacher, parent, or other adult becomes frustrated or angry, he or she needs to take a moment before reacting. Instead of yelling, using harsh language, or even physically reacting to a situation, if an adult can show self-control when in a super-charged emotional state, this subsequently
demonstrates to children how to react appropriately to volatile situations.
If a teacher or parent sees a situation in which a child may jump to react to something verbally or physically, he or she can help that child by teaching them to breathe deeply and inwardly consider the
consequences of their reactions to a situation. Getting children involved with activities that teach self-discipline is also a good way to teach self-control.
● Model self-control in front of your children.
● Set limits and expectations for children to
● Have children get involved with activities
that involve self-discipline.
FREE...YES, FREE MEALS!!!
The Student Nutrition department has applied for a waiver to the USDA to extend the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). This program allows the District to provide meals free of charge to all students, In-Person and At-Home, Pre-K through 8th grade, at all Middle and Elementary campuses through December 31, 2020. This means: any student that goes through the lunch line will receive a free meal. (this does not include a la carte items or snack items.) Curbside pick-up will continue as previously scheduled. The USDA has offered this option as a support to families during the COVID19 pandemic. This program is set to start September 21, 2020.
If you have questions regarding Kids Club or are interested in participation in this after school daycare program, please contact the Community Services Department directly.
Kids Club Contact Information:
Community Services Department 972-727-0503
Parents Virtual Education
Monthly virtual presentations for Parents Education. These unique online presentations will address questions and concerns you may have regarding the topic for that month.
The topic for the month of November will be: Empathy.
If you have any questions about how you can best instill positive self-discipline traits in your child, please fill out this form by October 15, 2020. All questions will be address during the recording of the virtual presentation.
Please visit the Student Nutrition webpage for menus, meal prices, and updates to the curbside lunch pick-up.
Daily meal pick-up will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Student nutrition personnel will greet and assist at the pick-up area. Heating instructions will be provided daily with meals.
Parents/guardians will need to provide proof of AISD enrollment (Student ID#).
Please pick-up meals in the following areas:
- Boyd Elementary, 800 Jupiter Rd, Allen, TX 75002– In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
- Rountree Elementary, 800 E. Main St., Allen, TX 75002 – In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
- Ereckson Middle School, 450 Tatum Dr., Allen, TX 75013 – Enter the first driveway from Tatum and follow to the back of the school.
- Curtis Middle School, 1530 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002– From Malone take the second left at the athletic fields and follow the road to door #10.
Alton Boyd Elementary School
800 S Jupiter
Principal: Judith Coffman
Asst. Principal: Lara Mercer
Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams
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