BOONE SCHOOL FAMILY NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2019

HAPPY 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL

Boone’s Kindergarten Students celebrate the 100th day of school with lots of fun projects! The students combined all aspects of the curriculum into activities focusing around the number 100.

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EXPRESSIVE ARTS ... "IMAGINE"

Expressive Arts End of Semester Show, featuring the work of our 7th and 8th Graders in:

Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Technology, and Visual Journalism on February 7th.

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ART - MS. LOCKE

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VISUAL JOURNALISM - MS. HEINICHEN

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DRAMA - MR. HINES

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MUSIC - MR. DONLIN

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TECHNOLOGY - MR GUERRERO

See Mr. Guerrero's 7th and 8th Grade Technology Elective class highlighted at the CPS CS4ALL website link below!
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DANCE - MS. SPEARS

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EXPRESSIVE ARTS SHARING DAYS

Throughout the year our students will be performing and sharing what they are learning in our Expressive Arts classes. These dates are also listed on our Boone Google calendar on our website. Your students’ performance will take place at their regularly scheduled Expressive Arts time. Check in with any of the teachers for more details closer to each show date: March 18, May 6, June 6

BLACK HISTORY ASSEMBLY

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Ms. Mandolini

Slide Show: Important Quotes from Famous Black Icons


Mr. Donlin and Mr. Wallenberg

Presented the African American anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and “Nashville Road.”

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Ms. Selinka

Scientist Readers Theater: sharing accomplishments of African Americans in the field of science

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Ms. Janusz, Ms. Locke, and Ms. Cadena

Students in Room 101 did research to learn about leaders in black history.

Ms. Heinichen

The Visual Journalism class worked with music elective to create a video based on Sam Cooke’s, “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

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Mr. Donlin

Performed the song, “I Know Where I’ve Been,” from “Hairspray.”

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Ms. Doman

Students performed, “This Little Light of Mine”

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Ms. Washington, Ms Israel, Tiffany, and Erica E.

7th and 8th graders performed “Old-School” hip hop vs “New-School” hip hop dance

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Ms Natividad, Mr. Bowen, Ms. Plaza, Ms. Mandolini, Mr. Garcia, and Mr. Krantz

Performed to, “Rhythm Nation.”

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Mr. Krantz

Spoken Word Poetry: 7th and 8th grade students performed poetry

ARTS INTEGRATION

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4TH Grade ELA/Social Studies & Technology

Mr. Guerreo, Ms. Robbins, and Ms. Rogers worked together to help the students create their own Interactive Westward Expansion Map Project based on the Lewis and Clark expedition. The students are reading the Biography called Who Was Sacagawea. The project was designed in order to help them truly understand the successes and challenges of taking a journey.
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JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER VISITS BOONE SCHOOL

Let Freedom Swing brings outstanding jazz artists and performances to school audiences. The free program, attended by our first and third grade students, includes three in-schools jazz concerts throughout the year: Jazz and Democracy, Jazz and the Great Migration, and Jazz and Civil Rights.

WELCOME SECURITY GUARD KARRIN EDWARDS

Ms. Edwards was born and raised in Chicago and attended Jenner Elementary School and Phoenix Military Academy. Prior to coming to Boone she was a cook in Amundson’s lunchroom for three years. When she is not spending time with her beautiful three year old daughter, she is busy making custom treats, decorations, clothing, and party favors.

WELCOME NURSE VICKIE COCKRELL

My name is Vickie Cockrell. I have been working as a nurse for 12-13 years. Prior to becoming a nurse I worked in a school for about 2 years as a medical assistant. I love to sing, read and write. I have two children of my own and three grandchildren. My hope is to serve the students at Boone with great love and compassion as I would my own. Thank you for me as a part of the team.

-Vickie :)

WELCOME TEMPORARY PE/HEALTH TEACHER DAN EHRLICH

Coach Ehrlich is from Skokie and played baseball and football in college. He is a certified Personal Trainer and has spent part of his career aiding athletes going into college, high school, and middle school. Coach Dan enjoys working out and playing recreational sports. He’s a Big ESPN fan!

ILLINOIS ASSESSMENT OF READINESS (IAR)...Spring 2019

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will be administering the IAR this Spring. Successful implementation of

IAR is important for the district because the test results will account for a significant percentage of each school’s ISBE funding for school year 2018-19.


The testing window for third through eighth grade students is scheduled for March 11 - April 12, 2019.


As we continue to receive information regarding this assessment, we will share it with you and your students.


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BECOME A BOONE VOLUNTEER

Interested in volunteering at Boone? Here's a link to the process for becoming approved by CPS.

Boone Volunteer Mr. Joe Romeo has suggested here some further things to consider if you want to become a volunteer:


  • If you want to come in regularly, it would be important, of course to know when you are available. It would be helpful to have the same time available every day, or the same days with consistent times each week.
  • If you convey your interests and availability, you can be connected with teachers who have a need that corresponds to your interests.
  • It would be helpful to think about what skills you have. If you are patient and enjoy spending time with kids, you can probably be helpful. If you have special skills, such as helping kids learning to read, or learn basic math, your presence might be very useful. It is possible that a teacher could use your help with one student, or with a small group, even if it is just for a relatively short time. It might help, a beginning writer, for example, to have someone listen to them or read a story they have written.
  • Once you have begun, you might find that you enjoy working with a small group, or that you like working with just one student at a time, or that you like to help kids who are having a hard time, or ones who need an extra challenge.
  • It would be good to talk to the teacher(s) you are helping as the year progresses to share what you have noticed and to talk about what you found difficult or especially fun.
  • Most important, have a good time!

BOONE DAY OF CARE


A Huge Thank You goes to Ms. Plaza and the Boone Cares Club for the wonderful work they did at the Boone Day of Care on Saturday February 16. Teachers, students, and community members came to Boone to clean and decorate for the 100th Day of School Celebration. Thanks again to all of the people that helped make this day such a success!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS

We have two wonderful speakers this coming Wednesday, March 6th 2019 from 8:30 am-9:30 am in room 104. Mrs. Qualkinbush will talk about how Restorative Practices are being used at Boone. Mr. Ricardo Ascencio will be talking to us about Public Health benefits. He will be available to help parents fill out ALL Kids forms (Your migration status does not matter). Coffee will be served!


SEND A SHOUT OUT....

Is there someone at Boone who you would like to recognize for their hard work, kindness, or other awesome quality? Please click here on the Boone Community Shout-Out form to take a moment to acknowledge that person. Your message may appear in the next newsletter or on a bulletin board in the school!

BOX TOPS

Please remember to bring in your Box Tops! This is a quick and easy way to raise funds for Boone. You can give them to your homeroom Teacher, thank you!
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Below are some important events that are coming up. You can also always check for updates with our Boone Google calendar that is found on our homepage at www.boone.cps.edu.


March 1-Black History Assembly

March 6- BAC/PAC meeting 8:30-9:30

March 11-April 12-Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR testing window)

March 13- LSC 4:30-5:30

March 18-Ex-Arts Sharing Day

March 21-Middle School Spring Dance

March 27-PTO Meeting 104

March 27-Spring Musical "Hairspray" Evening Show-5:30-6:30

March 28-Spring Musical "Hairspray" Day Shows

Daniel Boone Elementary School

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