Boyd Bulletin

Volume 12 - October 26-30

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Mark Your Calendar

OCTOBER

10/24 - Medication Disposal Day

10/26 - Student Holiday - Staff Workday

10/26-10/30 - Red Ribbon Week


NOVEMBER

11/03 - Picture Day

11/05 - Virtual Event - Families Creating Art Together

11/20 – Early Release Day (12:00PM)

Reminder to Buckle-up

The police officer that directs our traffic in the afternoons has noticed that some students are not buckled up when the cars leave the parking lot. Please speak with your child regarding quickly buckling when they enter the car to ensure that he/she is ready when you are exiting the parking lot. He has also noticed that some small children/toddlers are not in their car seats or are not properly buckled. He has given verbal warnings but will begin to give tickets.


Occupant Safety Laws

https://www.dps.texas.gov/director_staff/public_information/occSafetyPrgmFAQs.htm


A Few Reminders:


  • All children younger than 8 years old, unless taller than 4’9”, are required to be in the appropriate child safety seat system wherever they ride in a passenger vehicle. The safety seat system MUST be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Texas law does not specify where in the vehicle a child is required to ride – BUT – the law does require that all child safety seat systems must be used according to the owner’s manuals. It is recommended to follow the vehicle manufacturers’ requirements and recommendations to keep all children 12 years old and younger properly restrained in the back seat.
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Welcome new AP

Mrs. Mercer had a wonderful opportunity to join Ford Middle School as an assistant principal. This opened the Assistant Principal position at Boyd Elementary. After seeking staff input and interviewing a group of highly qualified applicants, we were able to find just the right fit for our school.


Welcome as our new Assistant Principal, Jenna Capps!


The 2020-2021 school year marks Mrs. Capps' 11th year in education. Mrs. Capps taught at Boyd Elementary Kinder, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade for seven years. She then went to Rountree as a Math/Science Coach, and currently, she is their Behavior Coach. She has a tremendous love for our Boyd students and a deep knowledge of how to meet their needs both academically and socially. She lights up the room with her positivity and love for others. We can’t wait to get to know her more! Please join us in welcoming her to the Blackhawk family!

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How to Order your Pictures

Both In-Person and At-Home Learners may order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your ID code: EVTG3TKC4


In-Person Learners may also bring the completed form sent home last week with payment on November 3 when their picture is taken.

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Picture Day Information for AT HOME Learners

At Home Learners Picture Day - https://www.smore.com/s7ymd

Estudiantes En Casa Dia de Fotos - https://www.smore.com/ghd86

Counselor's Needs Assessment for Parents

To help your school counselor plan the best activities/lessons for this school year, please rate each of the following items in the survey linked below. Your feedback will reflect how important you feel that each topic would be to discuss with students during lessons.


Parents: Parent Needs Assessment

Boyd Online Bookfair

Please support our PTA by purchasing a book during our Online Bookfair scheduled on October 15-28. Please go to the link below for more details.


https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=altonboydelementaryschool1

Update from Nutrition Department

  • Allen ISD will offer free breakfast and lunch to all elementary and middle school students for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year based on the USDA waiver extensions.

  • Curbside pickup will also continue at 9:30-10:30 AM at Curtis MS, Ereckson MS, Boyd Elementary and Rountree Elementary for all At Home Learners and children ages 1- 18 (not eating at school).

Communication on Academic Progress

Communication between the home and school is valuable in creating a learning partnership to support the academic growth of students. Each year, Allen ISD designates a specific window of time for teachers to conduct formal conferences with parents regarding student progress. Traditionally, this is scheduled on campus during the last week of October.


This year, elementary teachers will communicate with parents on academic progress through a variety of methods. Communication will occur during an extended period of time from now until mid-November and may include formal conferences, personalized phone calls, or academic reports via email. As always, if you have specific concerns, you are encouraged to reach out to your child’s teacher.

Bond Election Information

Bond Election information can be found at https://www.allenisdbond.org/


EARLY VOTING: October 13 - 30, 2020


ELECTION DAY: November 3, 2020

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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.


English/Spanish Compact form questionnaire

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Allen STEAM Ambassadors Tutoring Program for 5th & 6th Graders

Allen STEAM Ambassadors (a student leadership program with a STEM/STEAM focus), provides a virtual tutoring service that was developed by the students in the program. The STEAM Ambassadors are top high school students that excel in science and math. The program was piloted a few weeks ago with 7th and 8th graders, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.


Starting tomorrow it will be open to students grades 5th -9th grades needing support in math and science. While it is not a replacement for tutoring with their teacher, some virtual students could benefit from this type of one-on-one virtual support.


Details on the program as well as the required forms/materials are included on the attached flyer.


STEAM Ambassador Tutoring Flyer

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 patricia.chavez@allenisd.org


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.

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Kinder Gifted & Talented Assessments in December

Allen ISD Gifted & Talented and Assessment Departments will coordinate upcoming kindergarten phase I testing for potential gifted/talented identification. All AISD kindergarten students, whether in-person or at-home learners will have the opportunity to take the CogAT aptitude test between the dates of December 1-11, 2020. You will receive further details in an informational message to be sent on the evening of October 26th via Skyward & Family Access.

Student Nutrition

Please visit the Student Nutrition webpage for menus, meal prices, and updates to the curbside lunch pick-up.


https://www.allenisd.org/Domain/37


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.

Help Desk - Technology Issues

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

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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