Boggess News

Shurandia Holden, Principal

From the Desk of Shurandia Holden

What a fabulous week we have had at Boggess!

Students had a blast participating in STEAM LAB this week. Students did coding, learned hieroglyphics, made slime, created lava lamps and so much more. A huge thank you to Mrs. Fix for all of her hard work in setting up and supervising the activities. Scroll below to view photos.

We look forward to Family Game Night on March 29th from 6:00 -7:30 PM in the west side parking lot. Please join us for fun, food and games.

We are excited to see the entries to our Boggess History Fair on Tuesday, March 29th. Entries are due Monday, March 28th.

Parents of Boggess 5th graders don’t forget the Murphy Middle School Q&A meeting with Principal Matt Conrad and Counselor Sylvia Lansing on March 29th at 5:30 via zoom. Please check your mail for the zoom link. See detailed info below

Our 4th graders are looking forward to a field trip to hear the Plano Symphony Orchestra on March 30th. Our 1st graders will be visiting the Outdoor Learning Center as part of their study on plants and animals.

Next week, our campus will join Pre-K in celebrating Cubby’s Birthday (Cubby is the Pre-K mascot). On March 31st all students and staff are invited to wear pajamas in celebration.

Congratulations to Mrs. Louis, Mrs. Rimi, Mrs. Flemmer and Ms. Giordano for receiving the PTA Lifetime Membership Awards. Your hard work and dedication to is greatly appreciated.

Online registration for new students (K-12) begins Monday, March 21st.

Pre-K registration begins April 4th.
To register or for more information about PISD enrollment, visit

Touching hearts and minds,

Shurandia Holden

Attention 5th Grade Parents!

Fifth Grade Parents,

We are so excited that your child will be attending Murphy Middle School next school year. On March 29th, at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom, Murphy Middle School Principal Matt Conrad and Counselor Sylvia Lansing will be hosting a Q&A meeting with Boggess 5th Grade parents. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce ourselves and answer parent questions about 6th grade at Murphy Middle School.

If you can’t make it, you still have an opportunity to meet the Murphy administrative team and 6th grade counselor, as well as have your questions answered at the Moving Up To Murphy Event on May 2nd at 6:30 at Murphy Middle School for all incoming students and their parents.

Check your email for the zoom link.

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Mrs. Truong's class enjoying the STEAM activities

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New Student Enrollment Information for 2022-2023 School Year

Online registration for new students to Plano ISDis open. Registration is for the 2022-2023 school year and is for all grade levels, except preK, which begins registration on April 4.

· New Student Enrollment (kindergarten-12th grade): Now Enrolling

· Head Start RoundUp: Now Enrolling

· PreK enrollment: Begins on April 4, 2022

Head Start: Appointment-only visits will be available from March 23-27. Head Start is located at 1600 Rigsbee Drive in Plano, TX 75074.

To register or for more information about Plano ISD enrollment, visit

Students currently in the district should not enroll. Annual registration occurs in the summer through Parent Portal.

Head Start Registration


Head Start is a federally funded program for Plano ISD children who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1 and whose families meet low-income guidelines. To assist families who might have questions about eligibility, Head Start is holding a round up event on March 21 from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and on March 22 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Appointment-only visits will be available from March 23-27. Head Start is located at 1600 Rigsbee Drive in Plano, TX 75074. View this flyer for more information.


Head Start es un programa financiado por el gobierno federal para niños del Distrito Escolar de Plano que tienen antes del primero de septiembre 3 o 4 años y cuyas familias cumplen con el requisito de bajos ingresos. Head Start llevará a cabo un evento de registro los dias 21 y 22 de marzo. El 21 de marzo comenzara a las 8:30 a.m. hasta el mediodía y de 4:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m. y el 22 de marzo comenzara a las 8:30 a.m. hasta el mediodía; estaremos ayudando a las familias con todas las preguntas sobre este proceso. Las visitas solo con cita estarán disponibles del 23 al 27 de marzo. Head Start está ubicado en 1600 Rigsbee Drive en Plano, TX 75074. Vea este folleto para obtener más información.

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.

PTA Newsletter

Click here for information on PTA Programs including the Young Rembrandts After School program starting soon and the Family Game Night.

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

See the information above for completing your volunteer application.
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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:

Counseling Survey

This year, the PISD counseling department is wanting to gain insight and information from parents regarding their school's counseling program. Please use the link in the image below to complete this anonymous needs assessment survey by April 15th! It will be very helpful in planning for next year!]"

Youth Mental Health and Parenting Informational Session

Join Plano ISD’s Parent Education and Engagement Program (PEEP) and community partner, The Grant Halliburton Foundation, present "Straight Talk About Youth Mental Health and Parenting." The virtual session will be on March 30 at 6:00 p.m. through Zoom. For more information about this session and other PEEP opportunities, please contact Director of Family and Social Services Sharon Bradley.

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Strong Willed Children

Join us on Zoom-Evening Workshop 6:00p.m.
It's here, an evening Strong Willed Children Series Workshop.
This workshop is for all parents who know or question if they have a strong willed child.

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.

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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!

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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