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Dear Boals’ Families,

Happy New Year! I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful holiday vacation and are ready to dive into the second semester here at school. Please watch out for exciting events and opportunities for involvement over the next few months.

I just wanted to remind you about the Student Learning Hub. It offers tip, tools, and fun activities for your students to explore in all the various content areas. I have included a direct link to the website, which is located within our district website. All the students need is their user ID and password to log in and explore. There are also helpful videos for parents to watch discussing learning strategies taught in the classroom.

Attached you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2014–15 School Report Card for Boals Elementary. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the enclosed “2014–15 School Report Card Definitions.” The report for our school may or may not have all the information described, because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.

State law requires that the school report card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socio-economic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.

The School Report Cards can be found online at

A more complete report about Boals Elementary, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at

There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 19th at 3:00 PM in the Boals Library. We will discuss the School Report and answer any questions you may have.

Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this report card. Thank you for your continued support of Boals Elementary.


Christina Beran


We wanted to inform you that Frisco ISD will not be allowing Hoverboards on Frisco ISD property. Documented fires have occurred in the use of these devices while charging, as well as during use. Other organizations have also banned their use/presence due to fire risk, including many airlines. If students bring a Hoverboard to campus, the parent will be contacted to pick up the device, as it cannot remain on campus due to the possible risk. This includes all makes and models of Hoverboards. As always, the safety of students and staff is our top priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Information from Nurse Olson

Dear Boals Families,

We are coming up on the season of colds, flu, stomach bugs and strep throat. We want to minimize the chance that our students will get ill in the first place, and also avoid the risk of spreading illness if students do become sick. Your children are our highest priority. Their health, safety and welfare is our top concern. We need your help to keep everyone healthy!

Please take a moment to review the attached FISD Exclusion for Illness Policy. It’s a great guide to keep handy when you’re trying to decide if your child is well enough to come to school. If your child is ill, please contact our Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Nunes, at to report the absence. Please be specific about your child’s symptoms and any diagnosis you have received from your child’s doctor. This helps us to track clusters of illness so we can have extra deep-cleanings done in classrooms if needed.

Frisco ISD very strictly enforces guidelines on when to stay home from school, and it takes parents and staff members working together to be successful. If a child becomes ill while at school, faculty and staff do their best to isolate him or her and contact parents promptly to pick up their student.

Frisco ISD schools routinely teach and reinforce the following:

Proper hand washing (soap and water for 20 seconds and hand sanitizer in between)

Washing hands after certain activities, including bathroom breaks, after recess and before lunch

Cough and sneeze etiquette (cough into the upper sleeve or use tissue and dispose of it properly)

Keeping hands away from eyes, nose and mouth

Staying home if sick (please refer to the attached guidelines)

And other healthy habits

Hand sanitizer stations are available in every classroom as well as in common areas. In addition, the Frisco ISD Custodial Department follows strict guidelines and uses hospital-grade products to clean and disinfect school buildings daily. In addition to regular custodial cleanings, a special team is also utilized throughout the District in times of heightened health concern to further prevent the spread of disease.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I’m always happy to help!

I wish you a very happy and healthy school year!


Sue Olson RN, BSN

Boals Elementary School Nurse

2035 Jaguar Drive, Frisco TX 75033

Clinic Phone: (469) 633-3308

Clinic Fax: (469) 633-3375

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A student with a temperature of 100 degrees or above will be excluded from school. The student’s temperature must be below 100 degrees for a FULL 24 HOURS {WITHOUT taking a fever reducer} before returning to school because of the natural body rhythm of increased body temperature in the late afternoon. A child with a fever suppressed by a fever reducer such as Tylenol {Acetaminophen} or Motrin {Ibuprofen, Advil} is still contagious as these medicationsonly temporarily decrease the temperature and do not treat the underlying illness.

Pink Eye {Conjunctivitis}:

A student with red, painful, itchy eyes—especially with discharge/crusting should have a medical evaluation {to rule out pink eye}. Pink eye very contagious and students must be excluded from school until they have completed 24 hours of prescription antibiotic eye medication.


A student who is vomiting should be excluded from school. A child should not return to schoolunless they have had one or two meals without vomiting. Please note: This means that if your child is sent home during the school day, they will not be able to return to school until the next day at the earliest. Your child should not return to Boals until they are able to eat and drink for a minimum of one to two regular meals {Not just crackers and Sprite or Gatorade} without vomiting. Please do NOT send your child back to school for after school activities today, even if they are feeling better!


A student with diarrhea should be excluded from school. Please note: This means that if your child is sent home during the school day, they will not be able to return to school until the next day at the earliest. Your child should not return to Boals until they are able to eat and drink for a minimum of two regular meals {Not just crackers and Sprite or Gatorade} and they’ve had a full 24 hourswithout the diarrhea returning. Please do NOT send your child back to school for after school activities today, even if they are feeling better! Please note: If you administer any kind of anti-diarrhea medicine, such as Pepto-Bismol or Imodium to your child, they must wait a full 24 hours from the last dose without having diarrhea again before they can return to school.


If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, they must be on antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school. This means if they are diagnosed with strep today, they can’t come back to school tomorrow. Please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308 if your child is diagnosed with strep.


If your child is diagnosed with the flu, they must remain home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours and are feeling well enough to return to school. If they are receiving anti-viral flu medicine {Tamiflu or Relenza} they must also be on this medication for a full 24 hours before returning to school. Please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308 if your child tests positive for the flu.

Head Lice:

If your child has a known or suspected case of head lice, please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308. If your child has had lice, they must be excluded from school until after receiving treatment with a special shampoo and the removal of all live lice. You must return to the nurse’s office with your child to have the nurse check them for lice before they can return to class.


Students with a rash without known cause must remain out of school until a physician has determined the rash is not caused by an infectious disease.

Please note: If you would like your child to receive oral nonprescription medication at school, such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Tums, Cough Drops and Throat Strips, you must bring the medication to the school nurse and complete the Request for Administration of Medication form. Click here to review the FISD Medication Policy Guidelines.

Important Dates to Remember

January 8-Good Morning Boals at 8:00 a.m.

January 11-13-1st grade CoGAT Testing

January 15-Good Morning Boals at 8:00 a.m.

January 18-No School

January 19-Campus Improvement Team Meeting at 3:00-Library

January 20-3rd grade Teacher Snack Day

January 21-PTA Board Meeting at 5:00, 6:30 PTA Meeting followed by Perot Family Science Night until 8:00

January 22-No Good Morning Boals as we will be having our 2nd nine weeks Celebration of Learning at 2:00 p.m.

PTA News

Parents at Lunch Program

PALS is short for Parents at Lunch. Kindergarten and First graders need a little extra assistance opening drinks, apple sauces, chip bags, etc. We need parents to volunteer during their lunch hour. 10:15am-11:20am!

Please be sure you have completed the FISD background check before volunteering. The link is here:

If you would like to be a PAL, click below to sign up.

Third Grade Teacher Snack Day

Birthday Bakers Needed

Watch Dog Dads Needed

News from Mrs. Patrick

Important Testing Dates for 2015-2016

1st grade CogAT – January 11th – 13th

March 29th – 4th grade Writing STAAR

5th grade Math STAAR

March 30th – 5th grade Reading STAAR

May 9th – 3rd and 4th grade Math STAAR

5th grade re-test Math STAAR

May 10th – 3rd and 4th grade Reading STAAR

5th grade re-test Reading STAAR

May 11th – 5th grade Science STAAR