Volume 9 - October 5-9
Mark Your Calendar
10/9 End of 1st Grading Period
10/12 - Holiday
10/13 - Staff Development & Student Holiday
10/13 - Pick-up of materials for 2nd Quarter At Home Learners
10/14 - Beginning of 2nd Grading Period
10/14 - Changes to the instructional delivery based on the Commitment Forms begin
10/15 - 10/24 - Fall Bookfair (Online Sales)
10/22 - Title 1 Information, Campus Performance, and Targeted Improvement Plan
- English Meeting - October 22, 2020 at 5:00-5:30 PM
- Spanish Meeting - October 22, 2020 5:30-6:00 PM
10/26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences & Student Holiday
10/26-10/30 - Red Ribbon Week
11/03 - Picture Day
Parent, Student, & Teacher Compact
The compact is another word for “contract” or “agreement.” The Boyd Elementary Parent – Student – Teacher Compact is an agreement between parents, students, and the school (teachers and staff) to foster student achievement. Please read and complete the form below and let’s all take active roles in improving student academic achievement and in building and developing a partnership that will help children achieve success in school and in life.
Parents Virtual Education
Monthly virtual presentations for Parents Education. These unique online presentations will address questions and concerns you may have regarding the topic for that month.
The topic for the month of November will be: Empathy.
If you have any questions about how you can best instill positive self-discipline traits in your child, please fill out this form by October 15, 2020. All questions will be address during the recording of the virtual presentation.
As much as we want to help you celebrate your child’s birthday, at this time we are not allowed to have students bring anything in from home to pass out to the class. This includes food items, pencils, bookmarks, etc…
Staff will not be able to accept any food, flower or gift deliveries until further notice as well.
No Visitors, Volunteers or Deliveries
We will not have any volunteers or visitors entering the building.
To reduce exposure to our front office staff, we will not have any deliveries from parents made during the school day.
- If your student forgets their lunch, they will need to purchase a school lunch from the cafeteria.
- If your student forgets their homework, parents can email teachers but will not be able to bring it to school.
- If your student forgets their device, another device will be provided that day.
- There will not be any birthday deliveries for students this year.
- There are some items that are essential to a student's health or learning. For example, medicine or glasses can be delivered to the building.
Daily Self-assessment for In Person Learners
Each day parents are asked to assess their students prior to sending them to school. The self-screening consists of parents answering questions regarding exposure to and symptoms of COVID-19.
Students should not be sent to school if;
- they have been in close contact with any person with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days,
- they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 until released by the doctor, or
- they exhibit any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Students that have had close contact, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are exhibiting any of the symptoms will need to communicate with Nurse Phillips at 972-727-0560.
AT HOME LEARNERS - 2nd Quarter Materials Distribution
DATE: October 13
TIMES: 7:30-11:30 AM OR 1:00-5:00 PM
You will enter Boyd Elementary through the carpool lanes as noted here.
Before you leave your house, please click this link to prepare a form for pick-up and attach it to the passenger side of your vehicle. You can also handwrite student name, grade, and teacher in a dark-colored marker (see the example on the form). As you enter the carpool lanes, signs and staff members will be posted to provide more information as needed.
Here is your checklist:
- October 13 - 7:30-11:30 AM and 1:00-5:00 PM - Pick up your child’s 2nd Quarter materials
- Print off and fill out this form or handwrite student name, grade, and teacher in a dark-colored marker (see the example on the form)
- Attach form/handwritten paper to the passenger side of your car window (see examples on the form)
- Open your trunk or back door for our staff members to place materials in your car without contact.
Please help students to keep their materials in the designated book boxes that were provided at the beginning of the school year.
Construction in Windridge Estates
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Title 1 Information, Campus Performance, and Targeted Improvement Plan
- English Meeting - October 22, 2020 at 5:00-5:30 PM
- Spanish Meeting - October 22, 2020 5:30-6:00 PM
This is a virtual public meeting(s) to discuss campus performance, campus performance
objectives and solicits input on the Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP) for the 2020-2021 school year. We will also discuss Title 1 information.
Please RSVP at: https://forms.gle/Nz4xcQf6VfiQ3ffJ7
An email with Zoom information will be sent to you the day before the meeting is scheduled.
Creating Art Together
On November 5, 2020, we will be hosting our virtual Creating Art Together event. Art is a visual symbolization that captures your child’s unique expression and creativity. By engaging with your child in this art activity, you will promote a healthier social-emotional relationship between your child and you. Once you finish your art project, please take a picture and e-mail it to Mrs. Chavez at email@example.com
Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/jP3ruxVRuyN1MaSeA to reserve your art kit.
At school students:
Students will receive the art kit at school with details and instructions.
At home students:
Parents will pick up art kits at Boyd elementary on November 5, 2020, from 9:00am – 2:00pm.
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.
Parent chats are also now available in Spanish (October 14th).
The Essential Skill of Self-Control
All children need to be taught self-control,
along with the consequences of their actions
if they don’t restrain their own desires, impulses, or emotions. Taking a moment to pause and consider their actions is a learned behavior that will help children throughout their lives.
Why Self-Control Is Important
Learning how to control one’s own impulses allows children to get along better with their classmates, teachers, and parents. Self-control is a skill that will follow children throughout their lives, helping them get along with others and not do the first thing
that pops into their heads. Without exhibiting self-control, adults often end up in trouble, or even in jail.
Helping children learn self-discipline by
encouraging their good behaviors can also help them learn self-control. Set limits to help them learn self-discipline, such as having a set bedtime and sticking with it. If parents and teachers demonstrate consistency with what they ask children to do, there will be less frustration, because children will know what is expected of them. Without these expectations, children may not learn self-control skills.
How to Teach Children Self-Control
Self-control is a behavior most children can be taught. There are children who can’t learn this
behavior due to disabilities, but most kids do well when they’re taught how to take a moment to think about their actions before reacting to a situation. The best way to teach this behavior is to model it for children.
When a teacher, parent, or other adult becomes frustrated or angry, he or she needs to take a moment before reacting. Instead of yelling, using harsh language, or even physically reacting to a situation, if an adult can show self-control when in a super-charged emotional state, this subsequently
demonstrates to children how to react appropriately to volatile situations.
If a teacher or parent sees a situation in which a child may jump to react to something verbally or physically, he or she can help that child by teaching them to breathe deeply and inwardly consider the
consequences of their reactions to a situation. Getting children involved with activities that teach self-discipline is also a good way to teach self-control.
● Model self-control in front of your children.
● Set limits and expectations for children to
● Have children get involved with activities
that involve self-discipline.
FREE...YES, FREE MEALS!!!
The Student Nutrition department has applied for a waiver to the USDA to extend the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). This program allows the District to provide meals free of charge to all students, In-Person and At-Home, Pre-K through 8th grade, at all Middle and Elementary campuses through December 31, 2020. This means: any student that goes through the lunch line will receive a free meal. (this does not include a la carte items or snack items.) Curbside pick-up will continue as previously scheduled. The USDA has offered this option as a support to families during the COVID19 pandemic. This program is set to start September 21, 2020.
If you have questions regarding Kids Club or are interested in participation in this after school daycare program, please contact the Community Services Department directly.
Kids Club Contact Information:
Community Services Department 972-727-0503
Please visit the Student Nutrition webpage for menus, meal prices, and updates to the curbside lunch pick-up.
Daily meal pick-up will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Student nutrition personnel will greet and assist at the pick-up area. Heating instructions will be provided daily with meals.
Parents/guardians will need to provide proof of AISD enrollment (Student ID#).
Please pick-up meals in the following areas:
- Boyd Elementary, 800 Jupiter Rd, Allen, TX 75002– In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
- Rountree Elementary, 800 E. Main St., Allen, TX 75002 – In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
- Ereckson Middle School, 450 Tatum Dr., Allen, TX 75013 – Enter the first driveway from Tatum and follow to the back of the school.
- Curtis Middle School, 1530 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002– From Malone take the second left at the athletic fields and follow the road to door #10.
Alton Boyd Elementary School
800 S Jupiter
Principal: Judith Coffman
Asst. Principal: Lara Mercer
Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams
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