Boone Bear Facts

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Notes from the Principal

We are Entering the Home Stretch

Each day brings us closer to the end of this year of years. We have all been challenged more this year than any other school year. As difficult as this has been, however, there are great things that have occurred. As I told the Austin Lion’s Club at a presentation recently – This has been a terribly challenging and emotionally exhausting year. However, when we are finally past the Covid shadow, we will see the true growth that has occurred. We have much ground to make up academically, but on so many other levels, we are greater for this challenge and closer to each other as a community.


The Boone Bear Spirit is alive and well!!! Each day we are welcoming more and more students back to in-person attendance here at school. It is great to see so many happy smiling faces every day. We are a community and a community thrives when it is together. Now is the time for us to pull together even more and push hard toward the finish line. I want us to finish this year Boone Bear Strong!! Bears go out with a ROAR, not a whimper…


The Amazing Ms. Lozo

I have proud and happy to announce that our wonderful counselor, Ms. Lozo, has been selected as a finalist for the AISD Counselor of the Year!!! Each year the district selects one counselor from all of the counselors across the entire district as the AISD Counselor of the Year. This year, Ms. Lozo has been selected as one of the three finalists for this auspicious award. We all know the great work Ms. Lozo does every day at Boone. It is great that now AISD knows it as well!! The Counselor of the Year Award announcement will be in mid-May. I know all of you will join me in congratulating her!!


In addition, this year Ms. Lozo has been awarded the CREST Award from the Texas School Counselors Association. The Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award is sponsored by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA) and awarded to school counseling programs that meet the very difficult CREST requirements. CREST is a continuous improvement document that school counseling programs can use to demonstrate effective communication and a commitment to obtaining results. Ms. Lozo has worked very hard over the last two years to meet the stringent expectations to achieve this state-wide honor!!


A huge shout-out, or Roar Out out as we say at Boone, for all of the wonderful work that Ms. Lozo does and for her never ending support in making Boone the wonderful campus it is!

Asynchronous Date Change

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, April 23rd is a REGULAR SCHOOL DAY. Due to the number of school days impacted by the winter storm in February, AISD has cancelled the April Asynchronous days that were previously scheduled for April 9th and April 23rd.

Do You Need Help Registering Your Child for Next Year?

If you need help with online registration, please sign up to attend our in-person Online Registration Help Event. Staff will be available to walk you through the online registration process. You must have a working AISD Portal username and password to register online and present a valid ID. Please contact 512-414-9187 to reset your username/password prior to your scheduled time.


Please contact the office at 512-414-2537 if you have any questions. If you are registering multiple students, please sign up for consecutive time slots.


Everyone must wear a mask and follow Covid Safety guidelines while on campus. Everyone will undergo Covid Screening prior to entering. Please download the AISD Mobile App and have the Covid-19 Screen & Go completed for each person entering the building. Screenshot and save each screener result screen to present to staff. Space is limited so sign up early!


Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eacaf2ea3fbc43-boone

Boone PTA News

IMPORTANT DATES

- April 27: Spirit Night at Bush's Chicken, 5-8pm

- June 1: Last day to order yearbooks


ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK

Time is running out to order your copy of the 2020-2021 Boone Elementary Yearbook. Order by JUNE 1, 2021 to ensure your student has a copy on yearbook delivery day.


Get your copy for $25 by ordering now at https://www.balfour.com/texas/austin/boone-elementary-school

The yearbook staff will not be ordering additional copies of this year's book, so reserve your copy today!


If you have any questions about the yearbook, please contact Tiffany at booneptayearbook@gmail.com


SPIRIT NIGHT AT BUSH'S CHICKEN Tue 4/27, 5-8pm

Join us for Spirit Night at Bush's Chicken on Brodie Ln. Make dinner a cinch either drive-thru or pick-up, 5-8pm. Make sure to mention 'Boone Spirit Night' when you order, and our school will get a portion of proceeds.


PTA BOARD 2021-2022

Interested in being more involved with our school? How about running for a position on the 2021-2022 PTA Board? In the spring, we will be holding elections for next year's executive board. For any questions, please contact Crystal Brothwell Hernandez at president@boonepta.com.

Attention Current 5th Graders!

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