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Dear Boals’ Families,

Happy Spring! It is hard to believe that the first day of spring is this weekend. This last semester brings many activities; such as Kindergarten Round-up, STAAR Testing, Field Day, End of the Year parties and other learning celebrations. It is so exciting to watch our students grow and learn.


I am in need of your feedback to help our campus continue to grow and excel. The district has created a survey that will be open now through March 27. The survey is completely anonymous. The grade level with the most survey participation will earn an extra recess. We will have computers set up in the cafeteria and office if you are on campus and would like to complete the survey. Once the survey is completed please stop by the receptionist, Mrs. Jenson and pick up a discount at the UPS store off Eldorado and Tollway. Our way to say we appreciate you.


Parent Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7Q3TDZD


It was wonderful to see all the families at Spring Creek Barbeque last night. We appreciate your support for Boals.


Sincerely,

Christina Beran

Boals Crossing Guards Needed

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Jump Rope for Heart Update

Thank you to everyone who has signed up and donated to the American Heart Association. Our Jump Rope for Heart event will be next Wednesday, March 23rd during Specials. All classes will go to the gym during Specials to participate in our jump rope activities.

As of today, we have raised $7,000 towards our school goal of $12,000. It's not too late to sign up and donate if you haven't done so. Thank you for making a difference in so many people's lives.

Coach Gallagher

PE Coach

469.633.3366

gallaghj@friscoisd.org


PE Website

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Important Dates to Remember

March 18 - Good Morning Boals @ 8:00 a.m., cafeteria


March 18 - TELPAS testing


March 19 - Parenting in the Age of Social Media


March 23 - Walking Wednesday's Resume & 2nd grade Teacher's Snack Day


March 24 – Johnny Quinn Program K-2 9:00, 3-5 10:00


March 25 - Bad Weather Day Make-up Day-No School


March 29 - STAAR Testing 4th grade Writing and 5th grade Math


March 30 - STAAR Testing 5th grade Reading


April 1 - No Good Morning Boals because of 3rd nine weeks Celebration of Learning at 2:00 p.m.


April 4-8 – Kindergarten Round-Up


April 8-12 - Spring Book Fair


April 7 – PTA Board Meeting 6:30; 1st grade Performance 6:45; Lone Star Community Health Fair 6:30 -8:30


April 13 – Kindergarten Teacher Snack Day


April 14 – Chick-Fila Spirit Night


April 15 – Rough Riders Spirit Night 7:05


April 25 - No School for students


April 26 – Open House 5:30-7:30

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PTA News


Parents at Lunch Program

PALS is short for Parents at Lunch. Kindergarten and First graders need a little extra assistance opening drinks, apple sauces, chip bags, etc. We need parents to volunteer during their lunch hour. 10:15am-11:20am!

Please be sure you have completed the FISD background check before volunteering. The link is here: https://forms.friscoisd.org/sf/background-checks/volunteer


If you would like to be a PAL, click below to sign up.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4AA5A823A46-pals


Second grade Teacher Snack Day

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B45AAAD2EA57-2ndgrade1


Birthday Bakers Needed

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45aaad2da02-boals1


Watch Dog Dads Needed

http://goo.gl/Iax4yV

News from Mrs. Patrick

It is that time of year when the state of Texas administers the STAAR test. Along with that comes the possibility for anxiety in some students. I’d like to share some tips with you to help ease your student(s) nerves.



  • Don’t be afraid to talk about the upcoming exams with your student… but only in a positive way. Don’t feed into the doubt or anxiousness the student already may have. When they are expressing their fears to you, they are looking for reassurance from you that they will do well if they put forth their best effort.
  • Remind the students that their teachers have been preparing them. They have been taught the material needed to be successful. This exam is only a snapshot of what they have been learning all year.
  • This test is to evaluate for several things… strengths of our students, teachers, and schools, along with providing information on how to better educate in areas of weaknesses.
  • This is a chance for students to show what they have learned. When this is conveyed to the students, anxiety can decrease.
  • Make sure the student gets plenty of sleep, a good breakfast, and minimal disturbances to his/her normal schedule.
  • Prepare a healthy breakfast for your child on the morning of the test.
  • Have your child arrive at school on time that morning to avoid feeling rushed.
  • Send a snack with your student to have during the testing.(Non-messy and quiet snacks are best)
  • Do not schedule any medical appointments for your child on test day.
  • Please do not plan to eat lunch with your child on test day.
  • Finally, send your child to school with a hug and words of encouragement.
  • Please note, CELL PHONES are NOT allowed in the classroom during testing. Any cell phones brought to school will be collected and stored in a locked cabinet until after testing.
  • Due to test security, no visitors or volunteers are allowed in the building on a test day.



Below, you will find a couple of resources for you to review.

Our students at Boals Elementary are amazing and I am so blessed to work with them each day. I greatly look forward to seeing what lies ahead for their futures. Thank you for sharing them with us.

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/magazine/blogs/january-february-2004/helping-children-overcome-test-anxiety

http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/succeed/part9.html


Sincerely,

Ruth Ann Patrick


Important Testing Dates for 2015-2016

March 29th – 4th grade Writing STAAR & 5th grade Math STAAR


March 30th – 5th grade Reading STAAR


May 9th – 3rd and 4th grade Math STAAR & 5th grade re-test Math STAAR


May 10th – 3rd and 4th grade Reading STAAR & 5th grade re-test Reading STAAR