Boyd Bulletin

Volume 29 - March 22-26

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Mark Your Calendar


  • March 29-30 - 5th Grade STEAM City
  • March 30 - Chick-fil-a Spirit Day
  • April 2 - Holiday
  • April 6 - 4th Grade Writing STAAR Both At-Home & In-Person Students will be testing on campus
  • April 22 - PTA Board Meeting (5:00 PM) PTA General Meeting (6:00 PM)

Boyd Elementary Spirit day will be on March 30th, 2021.

Boyd Elementary Spirit day will be on March 30th, 2021. Chick-Fil-A dining rooms still remain closed, however they are available for Drive Thru. Please ensure that when you arrive to Chick Fil A at Twin Creeks Village, you let the cashier know that you are supporting Boyd Elementary Spirit Day BEFORE you place your order, this will ensure that our school will receive credit for it.

BOYD PARENTS - WE NEED YOU!

The Boyd PTA is now accepting applications for our 2021-2022 Executive Board and Standing Chairs!


The Executive Board is filled by the PTA Nominating Committee and voted into their positions by the general membership on April 22. The Nominating Committee will only be slating the Executive Board. Nominations for the Standing Committee Chairs will be taken, but are appointed and approved by the newly elected officers.


Please email Principal, Judith Coffman by April 12 if you are interested in any of the following PTA positions. judith.coffman@allenisd.org


Executive Board Positions

  • PRESIDENT – Presides at both PTA Board meetings and General PTA school meetings (a minimum of four meetings per year) plus attends four District meetings per year, and oversees all functions of the PTA.

  • 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS/AIDE TO PRESIDENT Plans programs for General PTA meetings; assists the President, presides in absence of the President. (Thanksgiving Feast, End of Year event, Spring family night)

  • 2ND VICE PRESIDENT, WAYS & MEANS (FUNDRAISING) – Responsible for as many fundraising projects as needed to meet the PTA Budget for the year, and any other moneymaking projects PTA decides to hold. (Spirit Wear, and School Supplies)

  • 3RD VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIPResponsible for membership recruitment

  • SECRETARY – Records business at all Board and General PTA meetings, must have basic typing & computer knowledge, responsible for correspondence reminding Board members of meeting dates.

  • TREASURER – Works along with President on all financial matters for the PTA, must have basic bookkeeping abilities and computer knowledge, understanding of tax matters is a bonus.

  • PARLIAMENTARIAN – Must have knowledge of the parliamentary procedure, advises the President of any changes needed in by-laws, etc.


Chairs and Committees:

  • HISTORIAN – Maintains a record of the PTA through pictures and media clippings (yearly scrapbook).
  • VOLUNTEER COORDINATOROrganizes copy room volunteers, room parents, library help, and any other volunteers needed for the school and PTA functions

  • LEGISLATIVE – Informs PTA and school parents of any legislative actions affecting the Allen ISD and PTA.

  • REFLECTIONS/ARTS IN EDUCATION – Organizes Boyd’s Reflections competition (a national creative contest sponsored by PTA). Works with the school for all cultural programs coming into the school for assemblies.

  • ENVIRONMENTALResponsible for any environmental issues affecting the school, city, state or nation; organizes Environmental Poster Contest for the school in the spring.

  • STAFF APPRECIATION – Plans ways to recognize faculty throughout the year, coordinates Teacher Appreciation Week

  • PUBLICITY – Works with PTA, school Principal, and teachers to promote and advertise all PTA functions and events; must have typing and computer knowledge in order to write articles. This also includes Twitter and Facebook accounts.

  • BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION – Organizes and is the contact for the Box Tops

  • COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVEAttends all Allen ISD Council of PTAs general meetings, shares happenings at Boyd, and reports back to Boyd PTA Board with city-wide information.

  • BILINGUAL LIAISON – Translates PTA documents and communications for Bilingual families

  • BOOK FAIR COORDINATOR- Plans and organizes the book fair. Is the contact for scholastic to make decisions. Book fair happens in fall and spring. Can also coordinate one at the end of school.

  • EAGLE RUN COORDINATOR- Coordinate with the school to promote the Allen Eagle Run event, attend meetings held by the council for this event.

GATE Academy Information

Each year, Allen ISD hosts an informational meeting for parents providing information on the GATE Academy and the lottery process. This year’s informational meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be facilitated via Zoom webinar. To join the webinar meeting, please go to https://zoom.us/s/93895219688. There is no need to register for the meeting. The recording of the meeting will be posted to the Gifted & Talented Services webpage and to the GATE Academy webpage for those who cannot attend the live webinar session and for those who wish to review a recording of the information.


The window to apply for a 2021-2022 GATE Academy seat will be open from March 23-April 5, 2021. Once the application opens the evening of March 23rd, it can be accessed at https://forms.gle/WD7Bvro2QH19ewSN7.


Please note, the GATE Academy lottery is open to Allen ISD students currently in grades K-5 who are already identified gifted and have participated in AIM this year. Students who are in the process of testing for potential gifted identification this spring are not eligible for this year's GATE Academy lottery. This is the same as previous years. Should your student be identified through this year's testing and begin AIM in the 2021-2022 school year, they will be eligible for next year's GATE Academy lottery.

5th Grade STEAM City Trip - March 29-30

We are excited to let you know that 5th Grade students are headed to the Allen ISD STEAM Center this Spring either virtually, if in an at-home classroom, or in person, if you’re in an on-campus learning classroom.


ON MARCH 29TH & 30TH, BOYD 5TH GRADERS WILL BE ATTENDING STEAM CITY!


5th Grade parents need to review the information below regarding this great opportunity and complete the permission forms.


https://www.smore.com/1x49gj

Counselor's Connection

Talking to Young Children about Bias and Prejudice

1. Expose kids to more positive images of other racial groups.

2. Help your kids develop cross-group friendships.

3. Cultivate cross-group friendships yourself.

4. Talk explicitly about race and the effects of racism.

5. Work to combat biases in yourself.

Parent Chats

Parent Chats—AISD Support Counselors are continuing to offer support to struggling parents through support chats. Parents can register up to two weeks in advance by going to the District Counseling page.

Resources for Families in Need

Linked below are resources for families that have various needs. If you have an urgent need, please contact our CARE Coordinator, Marisol Puterbaugh, at Boyd Elementary. As a community, we are working together to support each other in times of need.


Resources for Families in Need


Marisol Puterbaugh, CARE Coordinator

972-727-0560

marisol.puterbaugh@allenisd.net

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Upcoming Attendance Credit Election

Allen ISD will hold a special election, known as an Attendance Credit Election, on May 1 seeking voter approval for the district to pay recapture by purchasing attendance credit from the State with local tax revenue. An attendance credit is simply the name given for a district to equalize its wealth through recapture payments.


To learn more about the election and it's impact on our district, please visit:

https://www.allenisd.org/2021attendance

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Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:
  • Watch DOGs - outside of the building greeting students and support with car line at arrival and dismissal.
  • Library - support with shelving books


Please complete the following form if you are interested in volunteering as a Watch DOG greeter or as a library volunteer. https://forms.gle/82bX8ukojVyobWMT8


Volunteer Protocols while on Campus:

  1. Background check must be completed prior to the time on campus https://www.allenisd.org/page/214

  2. Adhere to Allen ISD Volunteer Guidelines found here: https://www.allenisd.org/page/214

  3. COVID self-assessment check must be done. Please see the student screener linked here for questions to consider prior to coming to campus.

  4. Masks must be worn at all times.

  5. Keep social distance from staff and students while on campus. No close contact interaction with students and limited interaction with staff members in the designated areas.

  6. Stay in the designated volunteer area during the time on campus. No visits to classrooms or areas with students such as the cafeteria.

  7. Watch Dogs at dismissal/arrival will be limited to the use of air hugs, elbow bumps, or air high fives when greeting students to avoid direct physical contact.

  8. Library volunteers will be limited to one volunteer per day at the designated time frames.

Kinder Registration for Next School Year

Is your future Allen Eagle ready to start Kindergarten in 2021? Who is eligible to enroll for kindergarten? Texas state law requires a child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of that school year.


Pre-K students currently enrolled and attending Allen ISD at Rountree or Cheatham do not need to re-enroll for kindergarten.


The first day of school is scheduled for August 11, 2021.


Enrollment forms and information are available on the Allen ISD enrollment website. https://allenisd.org/Page/58088

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Help Desk - Technology Issues

This link is intended to support parents when the technology is not working correctly. https://allenisd.on.spiceworks.com/portal

Alton Boyd Elementary School

Address:

800 S Jupiter

Allen, Texas


Phone: 972-727-0560

Fax: 972-727-0566


Administrators

Principal: Judith Coffman

Asst. Principal: Jenna Capps

Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams


Office Staff

Secretary: Elaine Gamboa

Registration: Gabby Villegas

Receptionist: Ale Reyes

Nurse: Terry Phillips

Counselor: Patricia Chavez

CARE: Marisol Puterbaugh

Campus Intervention Specialist (CIS): Yessica Schessler


PTA President: April Cheney


School Website

https://www.allenisd.org/Page/15028


Twitter

@boydblackhawks