Shurandia Holden, Principal
From the Desk of Shurandia Holden
All of our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will take the CogAT test on September 28th, 29th and 30th. Our 1st grade students will take the test on October 5th.
The CogAT is the Cognitive Abilities Test, which measures both general and specific cognitive abilities. The general reasoning abilities measured by the test show the cognitive process and strategies that help a student learn new tasks or solve problems. The CogAT measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal. Please scroll below for more information regarding the CogAT test.
It was great seeing Boggess WatchD.O.G.S. this morning helping with carpool. Thank you so much. PTA, we miss seeing all of the volunteers on campus, but we know you are still working to support our students. Thank you for working on providing a T-shirt to every Boggess student.
We are looking forward to welcoming students back to campus on Monday. For students who are joining the Virtual Academy, we will miss you, but wish you the very best.
Touching hearts and minds,
Health Screening Reminder for Families
Families should continue to monitor their children’s health. If a child is sick, please have them stay home to get better. Additionally, if any of the following scenarios apply, please notify your school’s nurse who will contact you to discuss any quarantine requirements:
Sick with symptoms that could be COVID-19. Symptoms to watch for: fever (100°F or higher), cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, fatigue, congestion/running nose, nausea/diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell.
Has a confirmed case of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19. These individuals must follow all isolation and quarantine guidelines from the local health authority or their physician.
Is awaiting their own test results.
Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted to return to school when:
They are 24 hours fever-free without using fever-reducing medication; and
Improved symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, etc.); and
10 days have passed since symptoms began; OR
10 days have passed since the test date, if not experiencing symptoms.
Please note that parents/guardians will be notified when there is a positive case on their child’s campus.
Thank you for your assistance in helping to keep our students healthy and safe.
(469) 752- 4009
Counseling Corner September 2021
Dear Boggess Families,
Our friends at Stinson Elementary have opened the parent class "Raising Empathetic Children" to us here at Boggess. Now more than ever, we need to practice empathy with each other. If you're interested in learning more about how to help your child gain empathy and empathetic skills, join us for this workshop! Hope to see you on the call! Information is below.
Below you will find information about my Counseling Google Site. Please check it out and return often for updates!
Jamie Wells [click the name to learn more about me! :) ]
Pace Referral Deadline is TODAY!
Referral deadline for PACE Assessment: September 10, 2021, by 5:00 PM. (Referral packets received after this date will be help for the following academic year.) For additional information, please refer to the Plano ISD PACE Website or contact the PACE teacher, Shawn Flemmer at 469-752-4034 or email her at email@example.com.
PACE stands for Plano Academic and Creative Education and is the cornerstone of the district's gifted and talented education program serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade. PACE is more than a course; it is a motivating and challenging experience that lasts over multiple years of a student's education. The PACE program provides a learning environment that nurtures the unique academic and social-emotional needs of students requiring gifted and talented services.
Plano East Homecoming Parade
Plano East is happy to announce that in conjunction with our 40 year anniversary of the school opening, we will be bringing back the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, September 29th . The parade will step off at 6 pm from Bob Woodruff Park and proceed up Merriman Drive and conclude in the Plano East fine arts parking lot. Immediately following the parade, we will be having a pep rally around the pond. We would love to have all our feeder school students and families join us for this fun event!
We would also love to have some of our groups participate. Here is the info for you again:
Plano East is happy to announce that in conjunction with our 40 year anniversary of the school opening, we will be bringing back the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, September 29th . The parade will step off at 6 pm from Bob Woodruff Park and proceed up Merriman Drive and conclude in the Plano East fine arts parking lot. Immediately following the parade, we will have a pep rally around the pond. We would love to have feeder school organizations be part of the parade. Lineup will begin at 5 pm in the Bob Woodruff parking lot. Groups can either create a float and have participants ride on and walk along the float or simply walk in the parade. Please fill out this Google form to sign up and more details about specific line location and more will come out closer to the event. We ask that you sign up no later than September 24th. Please forward this to any groups in your campus that you think would like to participate.
I invite you to stay involved and informed. Below are several ways to stay connected:
- Register for our weekly eNews on your child’s parent portal
- Check our Boggess website at www.pisd.edu/boggess
- Follow us on Twitter at @BoggessBengals
- Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BoggessElementary
- Check your student's agenda daily
- Monitor your email for teacher communication
I strongly encourage all families to join PTA. Our PTA has a strong partnership with our school that benefits every child! The programs, volunteer support, family events and financial support are part of what makes Boggess great.
Thank you for sharing your child with us!
If your child is going to be late, absent, or out of town please call the main school phone
469-752-4000 and choose option #3. (Remember to send a doctor’s note when you child is late because of an appointment.) It’s important that we know this information before the day begins, so we can locate missing children as soon as possible. The safety of the children is our utmost priority!