Volume 33 - April 16-23
Mark Your Calendar
- April 22 - PTA Board Meeting (5:00 PM) PTA General Meeting (6:00 PM)
- May 3 - Tea Time Storytime
- May 5 - CARE Van (Immunisation Clinic) - 5:00-7:00 PM
STAAR Dates for both At-Home and In-Person Students. All STAAR testing will be on campus.
May 11 - 3rd-6th Math
May 12 - 3rd-6th Reading
May 13 - 5th Science
May 14, 17, 18 - Make-ups
Upcoming Attendance Credit Election
Allen ISD will hold a special election, known as an Attendance Credit Election, on May 1 seeking voter approval for the district to pay recapture by purchasing attendance credit from the State with local tax revenue. An attendance credit is simply the name given for a district to equalize its wealth through recapture payments.
To learn more about the election and it's impact on our district, please visit:
Order Your School Spirit Wear Online!
We are selling Boyd Spirit Wear Online ONLY this year. Follow the link to order your t-shirts and hoodies today! Sale runs through April 16!
Allen ISD Pre-K registration
Allen ISD Pre-K registration for the 2021-2022 school year is NOW OPEN! Did you know the district offers a Pre-K program for qualifying students? If you are interested in learning more about Pre-K eligibility criteria and enrollment details, please visit our webpage and review the flyer below.
5th and 6th Grade STAAR Tutoring Opportunity
Monday, April 12th the high school STEAM Ambassadors will launch a program aimed at preparing students for STAAR exams. Below are the flyers for the 5th and 6th grade tutoring programs. This program does not replace the support provided by teachers, but it is a wonderful supplement for students to prepare for STAAR.
The sign-up for STAAR tutoring will begin this Saturday when the schedule is updated. Additional information regarding the Ambassador Program as well as the tutoring initiative may be found here.
BOYD PARENTS - WE NEED YOU!
The Boyd PTA is now accepting applications for our 2021-2022 Executive Board and Standing Chairs!
The Executive Board is filled by the PTA Nominating Committee and voted into their positions by the general membership on April 22. The Nominating Committee will only be slating the Executive Board. Nominations for the Standing Committee Chairs will be taken, but are appointed and approved by the newly elected officers.
Please email Principal, Judith Coffman by April 12 if you are interested in any of the following PTA positions. email@example.com
Executive Board Positions
PRESIDENT – Presides at both PTA Board meetings and General PTA school meetings (a minimum of four meetings per year) plus attends four District meetings per year, and oversees all functions of the PTA.
1ST VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS/AIDE TO PRESIDENT – Plans programs for General PTA meetings; assists the President, presides in absence of the President. (Thanksgiving Feast, End of Year event, Spring family night)
2ND VICE PRESIDENT, WAYS & MEANS (FUNDRAISING) – Responsible for as many fundraising projects as needed to meet the PTA Budget for the year, and any other moneymaking projects PTA decides to hold. (Spirit Wear, and School Supplies)
3RD VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP – Responsible for membership recruitment
SECRETARY – Records business at all Board and General PTA meetings, must have basic typing & computer knowledge, responsible for correspondence reminding Board members of meeting dates.
TREASURER – Works along with President on all financial matters for the PTA, must have basic bookkeeping abilities and computer knowledge, understanding of tax matters is a bonus.
PARLIAMENTARIAN – Must have knowledge of the parliamentary procedure, advises the President of any changes needed in by-laws, etc.
Chairs and Committees:
- HISTORIAN – Maintains a record of the PTA through pictures and media clippings (yearly scrapbook).
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR – Organizes copy room volunteers, room parents, library help, and any other volunteers needed for the school and PTA functions
LEGISLATIVE – Informs PTA and school parents of any legislative actions affecting the Allen ISD and PTA.
REFLECTIONS/ARTS IN EDUCATION – Organizes Boyd’s Reflections competition (a national creative contest sponsored by PTA). Works with the school for all cultural programs coming into the school for assemblies.
ENVIRONMENTAL – Responsible for any environmental issues affecting the school, city, state or nation; organizes Environmental Poster Contest for the school in the spring.
STAFF APPRECIATION – Plans ways to recognize faculty throughout the year, coordinates Teacher Appreciation Week
PUBLICITY – Works with PTA, school Principal, and teachers to promote and advertise all PTA functions and events; must have typing and computer knowledge in order to write articles. This also includes Twitter and Facebook accounts.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION – Organizes and is the contact for the Box Tops
COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE – Attends all Allen ISD Council of PTAs general meetings, shares happenings at Boyd, and reports back to Boyd PTA Board with city-wide information.
BILINGUAL LIAISON – Translates PTA documents and communications for Bilingual families
BOOK FAIR COORDINATOR- Plans and organizes the book fair. Is the contact for scholastic to make decisions. Book fair happens in fall and spring. Can also coordinate one at the end of school.
EAGLE RUN COORDINATOR- Coordinate with the school to promote the Allen Eagle Run event, attend meetings held by the council for this event.
1. Post a family calendar.
2. Get a planner for your child.
3. Create a to-do list.
4. Break down large tasks into smaller parts.
5. Organize handouts and worksheets from school.
6. Prepare in advance.
7. Create a homework routine.
8. Designate a homework/study area.
9. Praise your child when they exhibit good organizational skills.
10. Model good organization skills for your child.
Parent Chats—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.
Resources for Families in Need
Marisol Puterbaugh, CARE Coordinator
- Watch DOGs - outside of the building greeting students and support with car line at arrival and dismissal.
- Library - support with shelving books
Please complete the following form if you are interested in volunteering as a Watch DOG greeter or as a library volunteer. https://forms.gle/82bX8ukojVyobWMT8
Volunteer Protocols while on Campus:
Background check must be completed prior to the time on campus https://www.allenisd.org/page/214
Adhere to Allen ISD Volunteer Guidelines found here: https://www.allenisd.org/page/214
COVID self-assessment check must be done. Please see the student screener linked here for questions to consider prior to coming to campus.
Masks must be worn at all times.
Keep social distance from staff and students while on campus. No close contact interaction with students and limited interaction with staff members in the designated areas.
Stay in the designated volunteer area during the time on campus. No visits to classrooms or areas with students such as the cafeteria.
Watch Dogs at dismissal/arrival will be limited to the use of air hugs, elbow bumps, or air high fives when greeting students to avoid direct physical contact.
Library volunteers will be limited to one volunteer per day at the designated time frames.
Kinder Registration for Next School Year
Pre-K students currently enrolled and attending Allen ISD at Rountree or Cheatham do not need to re-enroll for kindergarten.
The first day of school is scheduled for August 11, 2021.
Enrollment forms and information are available on the Allen ISD enrollment website. https://allenisd.org/Page/58088
Alton Boyd Elementary School
800 S Jupiter
Principal: Judith Coffman
Asst. Principal: Jenna Capps
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