Boone Bear Facts
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Notes from the Principal
Spring Break is Next Week!!!
I hope everyone has a chance to relax and recharge at least a little this next week. Get outside, play, run, walk, and most importantly, enjoy family!!! That is what makes a memorable Spring Break. It is truly not where you are, but who you are with, that makes all the difference. Take this opportunity to create some wonderful family memories!!!
Also, what a great night we had this past Friday at our 4th – 5th grade dance. The kiddos had a great time and it was a rousing success. Another huge thank-you to our PTA and other volunteers who helped make this possible.
Human Responsibility Curriculum Meeting & Opt Out Letters
In today’s Take Home Folders there is a letter from me informing all parents of an optional meeting next Thursday, March 26th, from 6-7 pm to discuss the AISD Human Sexuality Education Curriculum that will be taught in each class in May. (I have included the letter with this Boone Bear Facts email.) At this meeting we will review AISD policy regarding this curriculum, provide an opportunity to review an overview of the topics at each grade level, discuss the lessons with a grade level teacher, and provide information on the opt out process should you not wish your child to participate in this curriculum.
On March 26th, we will be sending home grade level specific “Opt Out” letters to all parents. If you do want your child to participate, no further action is needed. If you do not want them to participate, you will need to complete the opt out letter and return it to your child’s teacher.
Additional details and information are provided in the letter that was sent home today and in the opt out letter that you will receive on March 26th.
Yes, there will be a Spelling Bee this year!!! On April 22nd, we will hold Boone’s Annual Spelling Bee for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in the cafeteria beginning at 9:00am. Spelling word lists are being sent home with students this week. Individual class finals will be the week of April 13th, with two students from each class being chosen to participate in the school Spelling Bee on the 22nd.
Campus Advisory Council seeking new members for the 2019-20 school year
The Boone Campus Advisory Council is looking for 2-3 new parents to fill roles on the CAC. We meet once a month from 3:20 – 4:20 pm. The role of the CAC is to provide support and guidance over various school related topics and plans. Parent input is extremely valued at Boone and this is an important part of what keeps Boone great. The application for the CAC is attached to this email. Please complete the application and submit it to the main office. The CAC will be reviewing the applications and voting on new members at our April and May meetings. If you have any additional questions, please contact me directly at 512-414-5311.
Next Boone Grounds Work DayOur next Boone Grounds Workday is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, from 9am-12pm. We will be focusing on cleaning up the grounds and expanding the work around out Monarch Habitat. More details will follow after Spring Break.
Happy Spring Break!
It has been a very busy semester so I am hoping everyone gets time to rest and have some time to spend with family and friends!
We have had weather ranging from cold, cool, and very warm, so our lost and found is FULL of coats and sweaters!! Please come take time to see if you can find your child's missing article of clothing. To keep your child's coats and sweaters safe and sound and easily returnable we suggest to label them with their first and last names. 🙂
I hope our students get time to rest over the break, but remember that it is important that they also find time to READ! Choice is one of the biggest motivators for young readers so let them find their favorites and read daily.
Take care and we will see you after the break!❤️
- 3/13 Staff Appreciation - final day to bring gifts
- 3/23 Boone Color Run fundraising begins
- 3/24 Silent Auction donation items due
- 3/27 Basket Wrapping Party, 8am at Boone
- 3/29 Yearbook Orders due
- 3/30 Silent Auction preview begins
- 4/3 Spring Fling w/Color Run & Silent Auction
- 4/4 Garden Work Day
- 4/9 Silent Auction bidding ends
- 4/16 Multicultural Night
Your Boone PTA is hard at work for our biggest spring events, including a Color Run fundraiser, Silent Auction, and Wine & Spirits raffle. These fundraising efforts will pay for after school tutoring, teacher reimbursement, Environmental Stewardship program, and Outdoor Learning Spaces.
BOONE COLOR RUN FUNDRAISER 3/23 - 4/3
This spring's fundraiser is our first ever Boone Color Run! Flyers were distributed through Thursday folders with a link to register a parent account. Each student will have their own page (similar to the library's Read-a-Thon). Registration opens Monday, March 23, and fundraising will run through Friday, April 3 to be eligible for prizes distributed at the Boone Color Run.
Boone Color Run will take place at the start of Spring Fling, April 3rd!
Register here on 3/23: https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/event-webpage/5e5573b2de05a
BOONE'S 'SPRING FLING' IS COMING!!! April 3, 5:30pm
Boone PTA is hosting this FREE event to celebrate our school's community.
The evening will kick off with the Boone Color Run! Students will check in for the Run starting at 5pm and head to the starting line in groups. The last wave of runners will be at 6pm.
At 5:30pm, games and giveaways from local businesses are open to all for free.
Concessions will also open at 5:30pm with food trucks and a Boone PTA concession stand to keep your kiddos fed and happy.
>> SILENT AUCTION <<
Check out some of our amazing Silent Auction items, including themed baskets from each class. THE AUCTION WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE from 5:00 pm on April 3rd through 11:59 pm on April 9th and kick off during Spring Fling. More information about setting up your auction account and previewing items before bidding starts will be shared after Spring Break.
>> WINE & SPIRITS RAFFLE <<
Stock your summer cellars with locally-selected spirits with our first ever Wine & Spirits Raffle! Two winners will be drawn, taking home all the wine and spirits donated.
Raffle tickets are $10 and may only be purchased by adults, 21+.
Please drink responsibly. No alcohol may be consumed on school grounds!
STAFF APPRECIATION 3/13
There's one more day to show appreciation for our hard working staff! Check the flyer from last week's Thursday folder to see which staff member your child's class was assigned and their preferences. Please bring items tomorrow (Friday 3/13)!
YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE 3/29
The yearbook can still be ordered until March 29th through this link: https://booneelem.picaboo.com/
Only softcover books are available for purchase. If parents have any photos from recent events like the dance, the upcoming camping trip, etc - they can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAY IN TOUCH at BoonePTA.com or find us on Facebook under Boone Elementary Community
Calendar of Events
Mar 16 - 20 - Spring Break
Mar 26 - Report Cards go Home
Mar 27-28 - Boone Spring Campout
Apr 2 - 1st Grade Musical 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Apr 3 - 1st Grade Musical 7:45 - 8:15 a.m.
Apr 3 - Kinder to Crowe's Nest 9:00 - 1:00
Apr 3 - Cole/Maag to Laguna Gloria 9:30 - 2:00
Apr 3 - Spring Fling/Silent Auction 5:30 - 7:30
Apr 7 - STAAR Testing - 5th Grade Math
Apr 7 - STAAR Testing - 4th Grade Writing
Apr 8 - STAAR Testing - 5th Grade Math
Apr 10 - Student Holiday