Boone School Family Newsletter

May 2018

Principal's Message

Dear Families and Friends of Boone School,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at all our April events, and I’d like to give a huge shout-out to all our parents who made it out to the Sports Night at Warren Park last week and played with staff and students. It was a blast, and it should be known that the parents had solid victories over the students and staff--congrats, parents!

I’m happy to announce that we have finalized our three priorities for school improvement that will become part of our new 2018-2020 school improvement plan (CIWP). These priorities include:

  • Arts Education & Integration

  • Race, Equity, & Multiculturalism

  • Professional Growth & Leadership Development

Our plan includes action steps for students, staff, and the entire Boone community to promote exploration, learning, and growth in these areas over the next couple of years. The full CIWP improvement plan will soon be posted online and will be linked in the next newsletter. Thank you so much to all of you who provided feedback and guidance through surveys and meetings, and we look forward to continuing to incorporate your ideas.

Happy Spring...I think it’s finally here!


Jackie Delaney, Principal

Boone TV!

Be sure to check out every episode of BTV on our YouTube Channel. Click on link above for Episode 10.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!

May 7-11 is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! Be sure to show your teachers and Boone staff how much you are thankful for all they do. Some ideas to celebrate: make a card, sing a song, write a poem, help with extra classroom chores/tasks. What other ideas do you have?

NWEA MAP Testing

We will begin our NWEA MAP testing for all grades K-8 on Monday, 5/14/18. A detailed testing schedule will be sent home soon with all students. Students, please be sure that you are at school on time and ready to do your best on your testing day. Making sure you eat a good breakfast and get a good night’s rest will help you do your best and rock the test!

Shrek The Musical Jr - June 1st at 6:00PM

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. Join us on Friday evening, June 1st! Tickets cost $5. See you there!

International Fest - May 8th at 4:00PM

The 2nd annual International Fest is coming to you on May 8th! Join us to celebrate diversity and to support emergency relief for families in need. The proceeds will be donated to the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF). The fest includes cultural booths, arts and crafts, and live performances from our very own Boonies!

Admission- $3.00, which includes entry to the show, and arts and crafts

Times: 4:15-5:00 PM- visit cultural booths, and have fun with arts and crafts!

5:00- 6:00 PM- show begins!

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7th Grade World Tour Project

The social studies project was about your nation. We needed to research about a country we choose and make a presentation about it in a shoe box. As we were working on this project, we found important facts and learned new things about it. This project was actually fun because we found out more things as we researched and we got to present our project to other students. For instance, when we did the research we had to do different topics about the nation like the culture, foods, holidays, customs, demographics, and the type of maps they have. For me, The World Tour was the best project this year in 7th grade because I enjoyed it and we got to make a story box. I loved doing The World Tour and I would love to do another project like this. -Leslie B.

The social studies project that I did was about a country that you want to learn about, and show it to your classmates and other kids in the school. During The World Tour, students got to vote which project was the best one out of the whole class. They voted for me for the “most attractive destination” because my project looked like the best place to visit, so that is why the students picked me. The part that I liked most about this project was that I got to choose what country I wanted to do and learn new things about. For example, in Brazil you cannot sell watermelons on the streets. So this is what I liked about this project that we got to learn about another country and things we did not know about. -Carlos B.

I really liked The World Tour project because it was really unique in many different ways. For example, several of the nations and cultures were very different from each other. It was also very creative. I liked how we did not do a Google slideshow, but we did a slideshow like in the old times. I also got a lot of votes, which I was happy about. -Delor H.

Talent Show Review

For me, Luz, it was my first time ever doing the talent show. Then for Victoria, this was her second year in the talent show. The talent show was good and great and we are glad to be part of it. Hope it inspired people to be themselves and to know to not let anyone bring you down from who you are. To know that you have amazing friends and family to count on anytime and anywhere. It was a pleasure to work with Victoria she is awesome, amazing and a talented friend to have. I couldn't have done it without her. Thank you Victoria

-Luz Estrella S.

Well, it was my second year in the talent show and it way my first time doing it with someone else. By the way, Luz is such a good singer! I wouldn't have attempted to do this without her. Other, than that I think she covered everything. Thank you -Victoria B

The First Show. 1.When Mr.Donlin said it’s the first show I was VERY VERY VERY NERVOUS,when the curtains opened on Paul and me I was scared I was nervous but when I walked down the stairs I was feeling like a rock star.When everybody clapped for Paul and me I was on the top of the world. The second show. 2.The second show was great because my brother was there, and there were 6th and 5th graders they were very supportive so I was on cloud 9. The third show. 3. Well the third show was great because it was after the best part of the day lunch and after that it was 1st grade, my folks, I saw my friends, I saw Ms.Soro taking pictures and I guess I was on cloud 9 and on top of the world. Forth show. 4. The forth show was ok I on was on cloud 9. Fifth show. 5.I have to say the last show was the best show ever because my parents my grandfather my friend came and I am sure my grandma was on FaceTime watching Paul and me. -Evan K.

STEAM Night Reviews

STEAM Night provided fun activities for students to indulge in afterschool in a fun manner. These activities are Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics based. Students can engage with their peers while having fun and learning. The also gain leadership skills since many students help run the booths and activities. Younger students can learn advanced and useful things that will help them in the future, all while having a fun and good time and playing games. Everyone gets to interact as a community while having a nice time at their school. That's not all! There are even awesome prizes that you can win when you buy a raffle ticket(s). This year students were able to win epic prizes such as graphing calculators, fitness trackers, Beats headphones, an Asus tablet, and an Asus chromebook. STEAM Night is overall a very fun and enjoyable learning experience for everyone in the Boone community. --Ahtesham M., 8th Grade

STEAM Night was probably one of the best experiences for me at Boone school. The reasons STEAM Night was so interesting and fun for me was because I got to hang out with my friends and even some that transferred away, and learned what my fellow Boone school members worked on this year and the feel of everyone learning. Learning was a big part of why STEAM Night was so fun. We learned about motorized cars that Ms. Selinkas class was working on, we also learned about what the art group did, and there was fun learning activities there that gave us a chance to do what the others were doing. Another major fun part of STEAM Night was being able to work with friends and meet new friends. This is why STEAM Night was so fun, one being that I learned a lot I never knew, and second I got to hangout with my friends.The raffle was also a big hit and the Beats by Dre were also pretty solid. -Mohammed K., 8th Grade

Pre-K Visit to the Children's Museum

"I learned there was a lot of dinosaur bones and they looked so amazing. Even dinosaur bones are so amazing, I feel like I want to touch one." - Aviram K (114 AM)

"There was a market with lots of food and I was choosing the food and pushing the shopping cart. I loved all of the food." - Maricruz J (114 AM)

I was pumping the gas and then I was done pumping the gas, I was done washing the car, and then me and Anayah wanted to go to the fake pirate ship." - Skyler R (114 PM)

"I was a firefighter and I was driving the fire truck. I was playing on the fire slide and put water on the fire." - Alb B (114 AM)

LSC Election Results & Parent Vacancy

We currently have an LSC Parent Vacancy. Any parents interested in joining the LSC should obtain an application in the office. Parents will have the opportunity to present themselves as candidates to the LSC at the May 17th meeting, where a new Parent Representative will then be appointed. You can find out more about the role of the LSC at the following website:

Congratulations to the following staff, parents, and community members who were selected as the 2018-2020 LSC Members for Boone School:

Teachers: Latavia Hinton, Yezenia Guzman

Non Teaching Staff: Savitha Kowligy

Community Representatives: Annmarie Ricker, Joseph Romeo

Parents: Toby Manewith, Keisha Mathew, Keith Paddy, Renee Werge, Erum Usmani

Box Tops

Please remember to bring in your Box Tops! This is a quick and easy way to raise funds for Boone. You can give them to your homeroom Teacher, thank you!

Cupones (Box Tops)

Les pedimos que envíen los cupones que hayan colectado de los envases, cajas y envoltorios en que vienen muchos de los productos de compras habituales. Ésta es una forma rápida y fácil de recaudar fondos para Boone. Pueden dárselos a los maestros de sus hijos. Muchas gracias.

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May 2 - 3rd Grade Parent Morning, 8:30AM

May 2 - LSC Meeting, 3:30PM in 109

May 2 - ExArts Sharing Day

May 7-11 - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!

May 8 - International Fest, 4:00PM

May 11 - Mother’s Day Brunch for 7th/8th Grade, 9:00-10:30AM

May 14-18 - Boone Dance Week!

May 17 - LSC Meeting, 5:30PM in 109

May 18 - PAC Meeting, 8:30AM in 109

May 22 - Dancestravaganza! 5:30PM

May 28 - No School in observance of Memorial Day

May 30 - 2nd Grade Parent Morning, 8:30AM in 304

June 1 - Shrek the Musical, Jr.! at 6:00PM

June 4-8 - Olympic Spirit Week

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Daniel Boone Elementary School

A Chicago Public Schools Fine and Performing Arts Neighborhood School with a Magnet Cluster Program in West Rogers Park.