Boggess News

Shurandia Holden, Principal

From the Desk of Shurandia Holden

Hello Boggess Bengals,

We look forward to welcoming you all tonight to our Boggess Open House from 6:00-7:00 PM. Students and staff are excited to showcase some of their work and learning environments.

We have had so much fun this week participating in Read Across America Activities as we work to continue to instill the love of reading in our students. Each day students were encouraged to read a book about a specific theme or genre.

Report Cards will be sent home March 18th for students in grades 3-5.

We were so proud to honor our Science Fair winners this week by presenting medals and trophies. We were excited that so many parents were able to join us for this special presentation. Please scroll below for photos.

Our Student Council completed the Cause “Fur” Paws project and delivered the donated items to the Murphy Animal Shelter. Thank you to our Boggess community for your generous donations. Students did a wonderful job on their first project.

A huge thank you to Plano East ROTC for working with our Student Council on proper etiquette of raising and lowering the flags. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and practice folding the flags as well. Please scroll below to see photos.

We have seen an increase in the number of text messages and phone calls students are receiving on communication devices during instruction time at school. The calls and text messages are disruptive to the learning environment and a distraction for your child. We ask that you contact the front office if you need to get a message to your child. Thank you for your help in preserving instruction time.

Spring Break is March 7th-11th. I hope you enjoy your time with family. School resumes Monday, March 14th.

Touching hearts and minds,

Shurandia Holden

State and Federal Report Cards

The 2020-2021 School Report Cards for Boggess Elementary have now been released, and posted to the Boggess Elementary website . The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. The information contained in the School Report Card is described in the “School Report Card Definitions.” The Federal Report Card is also available at If you have any questions concerning the School Report Cards, please let me know.

Shurandia Holden

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Spring Picture Day - Individual and Class Group Pictures

Picture Day will be Monday 3/21. Every child will have their individual picture taken as well as class group pictures. Order forms will be going home after spring break.
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Boggess PTA Scholarship for Graduating Seniors

Boggess PTA Scholarship: Deadline is Monday, April 11th, 2022. Do you know a graduating high school senior that attended Boggess? Let them know that the Boggess PTA Scholarship Application is now live and they could receive $500 if they plan on attending an accredited college, university, or technical school for the 2022- 2023 academic year. *See qualifying rules in application form.

Click here for application:

Scholarship Recipients will be announced at Boggess Senior Reception! More details to follow. Best of luck!

if you have any questions, email:

History Fair for 4th & 5th Grade Students

Click here for the form to request your HF Handbook

Print the form and return to your teacher to request your History Fair Student Handbook. Projects are due March 28th with the Fair being held on March 29th. The 2021-2022 theme is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.

TELPAS Testing

Spring 2022

Texas students who are designated as Limited English Proficient (LEP) are assessed annually for progress in learning the English language. In response to federal testing requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has developed the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS). This system consists of reading tests, listening and speaking tests and holistically rated assessments of listening, speaking, reading (for K-1 students), and writing (for grades 2-12).

TELPAS is administered to all LEP students, including LEP students who do not participate in a bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) program because of parental denial.

The TELPAS Reading is a state-level measure of current reading proficiency levels and annual progress in learning to read English. Holistic ratings are teacher assessments of writing in grades 2-12 and listening, speaking, reading, and writing in grades K-1. Together they provide an annual measure of student growth.

Students at Boggess will take:

  • TELPAS Reading between February 23rd-March 4th.

  • TELPAS Listening and Speaking Tests between March 15th-24th.

A trained certified rater will rate your child using the holistic TELPAS observation assessment system between March 28th-31st.

After June 3, 2022 parents/guardians can go to the TEA Texas Assessment Data Portal to access the Student Report Card which is the official score report provided by the state. As always, we wish to keep parents involved and informed about student programs. Please contact Jill MacLaughlin ( if you have any questions.

Yearbooks! Yearbooks! Yearbooks!

Hey Bengals get your 2021-2022 Yearbook!

Don’t miss out on the fun memories! Pre-order Here:


Volunteer Opportunities are being posted on Voly. To volunteer, fill out your volunteer application, complete your orientation, then select an opportunity on Voly to help out at Boggess.

Approved volunteers are able to sign up for volunteer opportunities directly through the VOLY platform at Volunteers should be sure to select Boggess on their application in order to be eligible for volunteer opportunities. School selections can also be changed by the volunteer by logging into their account at any time.

WatchD.O.G.S. Sign ups are live on Voly

See the information above for completing your volunteer application.
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If your child is going to be late, absent, or out of town please call the main school phone

469-752-4000 and choose option #3. (Remember to send a doctor’s note when you child is late because of an appointment.) It’s important that we know this information before the day begins, so we can locate missing children as soon as possible. The safety of the children is our utmost priority!

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Dear Plano ISD Students and Parents,

Plano ISD’s Exploring Pathways to College and Careers web page launched and offers an overview and videos of the wide variety of opportunities for students to meet College and Career readiness standards that enable them to be future-ready citizens and leaders in the global workforce. The videos include Career and Technical Education Programs of Study options that can assist students in planning their four-year plan. Visit the site at

Thank you,

The Plano ISD Advanced Academics/College, Career and Military Readiness Team

Parent Education & Engagement Program “Lunch and Learn” Sessions for Parents

The Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) will host 30-minute ”Lunch and Learn” parent sessions for Plano ISD families on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. on Facebook Live.Please log on this Tuesday and Thursday to join Plano ISD Parent Educators and other parents to explore evidence-based, positive parenting strategies as a community.

For more information about the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program, please visit the PISD PEEP webpage, PEEP Facebook page or contact Sharon Bradley.

Classes can be found HERE. Click on the month at the top of the page.

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Special Education Lunch and Learn

The special education department will continue to offer Lunch and Learn sessions for parents this school year. Please help us share these opportunities with families who have children receiving special education services. Our first session will be held on October 19th at 12:15 and information can be found through this link: Lunch and Learn "Social Skills 24/7". The virtual session is being provided by Partners Resource Network and will provide families with strategies for teaching social skills in the home. Parents can register using the link provided.


Check out the PISD website for the most current information around the district.

Stay connected!

I invite you to stay involved and informed. Below are several ways to stay connected:


I strongly encourage all families to join PTA. Our PTA has a strong partnership with our school that benefits every child! The programs, volunteer support, family events and financial support are part of what makes Boggess great.

Thank you for sharing your child with us!

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