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September 18, 2020

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YMCA Virtual After School Programming at Boone

COVID-19 has closed the school building, but it can’t stop FUN!!

Are you into visual arts? Do you have what it takes to conquer our series of instant challenges? Does the idea of learning more about your favorite computer games, and movie/television characters sound interesting to you? If so, join us! The YMCA will be offering fun, engaging and creative virtual activities during CPS virtual learning period. These activities will occur during out-of-school time hours for students and adults. All of this, plus exciting partner programs and the usual amazing work the Y does to promote student academic and social-emotional development.

If you are interested in learning more, Click on this Interest Survey Link and complete the form. Boone's YMCA Program Manager Josh Fidler will follow up with you and provide additional information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at

Stay Active! Stay Engaged! Stay Safe!

Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet and SCC

It is time for Boone’s annual review of the Chicago Public School Student Rights and Responsibilities, including the Student Code of Conduct (SCC). This resource is revised yearly and adopted by the Chicago Board of Education. The goal is to help create a safe and supportive learning environment for all CPS students and staff. The objective is transparency with clear expectations for responsible student behavior, as well as outlining restorative processes designed to address root causes of behaviors, repair harm, and promote social and emotional development.

During this past week, our Restorative Practices team has begun their visits to individual middle school classrooms for a review of the SCC. A link to the review will be provided to students. Younger classroom reviews are also planned. We ask families to read the material, and encourage children to make responsible decisions and engage in safe, respectful behavior that promotes learning. The SCC is only a resource. It will take the collective efforts of students, parents, teachers, and administrators to create a safe learning environment where all students can excel. Go Boonies!!

Source: Chicago Public Schools: Student Rights and Responsibilities and SCC 2020

U.S. Census - It's Not Too Late to Be Counted!

Please make sure you and your family is COUNTED! Complete the census now at or visit by September 30th!

Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.

The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.

Please make sure you and your family is COUNTED! Complete the census now at or visit


Is there someone at Boone who you would like to recognize for their hard work, kindness, or other awesome quality? Please click here on the Boone Community Shout-Out form to take a moment to acknowledge that person. Your message may appear in the next post!


I just want to give a shout-it to Ms.Strong. She has been extremely helpful over the first two weeks of school. She is always willing explain something to you if you need help. Great job Ms. Strong. (From Morgan)

I am giving a shout out to Mr.Soto though I am still a new student in his class I could just tell he’s a good teacher he waits patiently for students who won’t get it he spends all his time in school even during lunch he would help people that don’t get it, I think Mr.soto is a good teacher and he should get a shout out. (From Siti)

I would like to give a shoutout to Ms.Dougherty because, she works so hard to help us learn and she likes to help her students with their homework and if they don’t understand something. (From Eman)

Miss Janusz is an amazing teacher, she goes above and beyond for her students. i was in her class last year and during the epidemic she would stop by and drop off books and art supplies. She is the best. (From Jeremiah)

I want to give a shout out to my teacher Miss Cadena because she makes me happy. And she always has great projects for me.Thanks (From Patrick)


Family Income Information Forms Needed by 9/30/20

CPS is requiring that all Family Income Information forms (formerly known as "Lunch Forms") be entered in the system by the end of September. Our apologies, we acknowledge that if families registered/enrolled earlier in the summer, this form was not in the packet. So we will need any families who have not completed this form to please do so no later than 9/30/20. It is very important that we get all of these forms, as this is what generates state funding for Boone. You can download the form here FIIF Form, or pick up a hard copy at Door 2. You can return the form to Door 2, or email a scanned and signed copy to Boone office staff will be contacting all families from whom we still need this form, thank you!

How to Contact Office Staff or Administration

While Door 1 is under construction and temporarily unavailable, and there are limited staff at Boone due to COVID-19 closure, here are the ways you can contact office and/or administrative staff:

  • Leave a message with Security Officer Mr. Valencia outside at Door 2 near the food distribution, 8am-1pm daily Monday-Friday
  • Leave a phone message at 773-534-2160, option #0 (voicemail is checked daily)
  • Email one of our clerks: Claudia Ortiz - (English & Spanish), Shamiram Shahbaz - (English, Arabic, Assyrian)
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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.

Boone Vision: Kindness, creativity, and an understanding of diverse perspectives will guide us as we intentionally engage in learning opportunities and take action to bring about positive change in our world.

Boone Mission: We actively seek to learn more about ourselves, others, and the world through the arts and through learning opportunities that respond to our identities and promote positive relationships. We rise up to advocate for ourselves and others so that everyone is valued and empowered.