Boone Bear Facts
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Remember: No School Tomorrow, Friday, April 7th!
Notes from the Principal
April showers bring May flowers and many end-of-year fun activities! The weather outside has been a little unpredictable but inside, students and staff are working hard and growing by leaps and bounds. Please take time to see the many opportunities to be involved, below. My door is always open if you have any concerns or want to share celebrations.
Austin ISD Board of Trustees Addresses Special Education Conservatorship
Understanding Autism by VELA
April is International and National Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. Autism refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal and interpersonal communication. In honor of Autism Awareness and Acceptance month, families, community members, and staff are invited to attend a three-part virtual learning series focused on Autism presented from VELA hosted by the Austin ISD Special Education Department.
Date: April 11, 2023, Time: 10-11 am Spanish, 12-1 pm English
Topic & Flyer: Understanding Autism flier: English/Spanish RSVP Link: RSVP Link
Date: April 18, 2023, Time: 10-11 am Spanish, 12-1 pm English
Topic & Flyer: Supporting Your Child’s Communication, Social Skills, Play, and Sensory Processing
flier: English/Spanish RSVP Link: RSVP Link
Date: April 25, 2023, Time: 10-11 am Spanish, 12-1 pm English
Topic & Flyer: School Services: Autism Supplement, Goals, and Services
flier: English/Spanish RSVP Link: RSVP Link
For more information or support registering for the virtual training sessions, please contact Liena DeLeon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMENCILS are Back!!
Safety Patrol Fundraiser - End of Year Safety Patrol Party!
What are Smencils? Scented pencils made from 100% recycled newspapers.
Sale is only from Monday, April 10th - Friday April 14th (Pre-Order only)
All order forms are due by Friday, April 14th!
Delivery of Smencils will be made on Friday, April 28th. Please see order form below for more specific information. An order form is also in today's Thursday folder.
Online Registration - 2023-2024 School Year
Online Registration is still going on. About 60% of our campus has completed online registration for the 2023-24 school year. ALL AISD students must complete online registration each year. We will be hosting our last In-Person Registration Event on Saturday, April 22nd from 9am to 12pm. If you are having trouble signing into your Parent Portal, please stop by so we can help you retrieve your login information quickly. Please ring the doorbell for entry.
Family Survey - Please Complete
Our district values your feedback! To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback. We want to know what you think. We have only had 112 responses as of this morning.
The survey closes on April 14th. You will be able to take the survey online at home. Here are the steps to complete the survey:
- Go to this link: surveys.panoramaed.com/austinisd/family
- Select Boone Elementary from the drop down menu
- Start survey and select preferred language from drop down menu.
We thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses. If you have any questions about the survey administration, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 512-414-2537.
Vision+Voice Poetry Contest Winners
You'll remember back in the fall students learned about the Vision+Voice Poetry Contest hosted by Austin Community Colleges. I am overjoyed to announce that Boone had several winners of the contest! Congratulations to the following students!
2nd Grade: Luna Young
3rd Grade: Everly Lelong and Sparrow Duquette
5th Grade: Brodie Koen and Mateo Lathrop
Winners are invited to film reciting their poems at Austin PBS studios and will have their poem published in a paperback anthology! There will also be a celebration event hosted by ACC to honor the contest winners and their families. Thank you to all students who participated in the contest, and congrats again to our winners! For more information about the contest and to read student submissions, visit k12.visionandvoice.org.
Save the Date - Boone Bear Ball!
On April 21st come dressed in whatever makes you feel your fanciest and join us for the first-ever Boone Bear Ball! This is a fun night of dancing for the entire Boone community! There will be a red carpet, photo booth, concessions, and amazing raffles! Chaperones are required, and we can't wait to see families all dressed up too! Prek and kinder arrive at 5 pm. First through fifth grade arrive at 5:30 pm. The dance ends at 7 pm. Funds from the Boone Bear Ball are going to end-of-year activities for our fifth graders, which include Camp Champions and "5th Grade Graduation." A donation of $10 per family is suggested for entrance. Concessions and raffle tickets will be sold starting at $1. Hope to see you there!
Click on this link to see a video with more information!
Multicultural Night is Back!
Boone Multicultural Night
May 11th 5:30-7:00pm
We are excited about the long-awaited return of Boone's Multicultural Night!
You can help with FACTS, FUN, or FOOD!
Facts-- bring a display and/or objects to teach about your country
Fun-- perform music, dance, poetry, etc. from your country
Food-- bring a traditional dish from your country to share
We want to celebrate all of Boone’s diversity!
Sign up online!: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4AA8A922AB9-boone
Yearbooks - Order Yours Now!
Yearbooks are on sale now! Deadline to order is Thursday, April 13th.
Click here to order! https://tinyurl.com/mu73uuyh
5th Grade Needs Your Help
Our 5th graders are going on an overnight trip to Camp Champions in Marble Falls at the end of April. We need help in funding this trip. Each class is trying to raise $1600.00 to cover the total cost of the trip. We have to pay for our buses and for each student’s overnight stay. If you click on any of the three links, there is more information about what they do on this educational trip. Thank you!
Calendar of Events
4/7 - Student/Staff Holiday- No School
4/10- 4/21 - PTA Silent Auction- Pick up items at Boone
4/14-4/16 - Boone Community Campout
4/25, 5-8pm - Spirit Night Bush's chicken
4/26 - PTA Teachers Snack Cart
4/27-4/28 - 5th Grade Camp Champions Overnight Trip
5/5 - Star Wars night
5/8 - Spirit Night Torchy's
Boone PTA Silent Auction 4/10 - 4/21
Check out everything that will be up for grabs at the Boone Silent Auction! Bid on local favorites like Amy's Ice Cream, Waterloo Ice House, Loro, Radio Coffee, hopdoddy, Summer Moon, and many more! Scan the QR code on the flyer or visit www.32auctions.com/BooneSilentAuction2023.
All proceeds will go to support your PTA. All funds raised by the PTA are used for fun events like Trunk or Treat, Movie Nights, and Dance Parties. Funds are also used for student enrichment programs, teacher reimbursements, grounds improvements, and other great things to benefit the school. To learn more about everything your PTA does, become a member! See membership section for more info.
Volunteers Needed for Boone Bear Ball 4/21
We need some volunteer help to make this the best 5th grade formal ever! If you can spare an hour or more we'd love some help with: decorations, monitoring the entry, concessions, running the raffle, chaperones, "waiters" (passing out appetizers), and break down. Contact Tiffany Every to help! Email her at email@example.com
Upcoming Spirit Night Fundraisers
When: Tuesday, April 25 @ 5 pm - 8 pm
Where: Bush's Chicken,
Join us for Spirit Night at Bush's! Take a break from cooking for one night and support your PTA. Boone PTA gets a portion of sales whether drive thru, dine in or online. Just don't forget to mention Boone!
Our PTA earns money by partnering with local businesses. The Boone PTA receives a portion of the sales to use for many great things to benefit our school. If you have any questions contact Luci at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Boone PTA Member!
Join the PTA to make a difference. Membership fees are $8 for an individual or $15 for a family of any size. And as a member of the PTA you have access to information and the option to vote when decisions need to be made. There is no obligation to volunteer or attend meetings, but it sure would help!
What are you waiting for? Sign up at: https://boonepta.square.site/
If you have any questions contact Luci at email@example.com.
Call for Lunch Volunteers
Our teachers really appreciate our lunch volunteers. They get a short lunch break in the middle of a long day. And our volunteers love getting to know all the kids! Have you signed up yet? All it takes is an hour a week. Let's fill those slots!
First you need a background check. If you need to get your background check completed with the district this school year, please do so here: https://austinpartners.org/volunteer/
If you're ready to volunteer, add your name on the signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4fa9a62faaff2-boone#/
There will be weekly emails to all volunteers with updates and details pertaining to this very important job.
OUR BOONE BEAR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/boonepta