Shurandia Holden, Principal
From the Desk of Shurandia Holden
Hello Boggess Families,
What a great week we have had at Boggess! Our students are awesome! We were super excited to begin doing our Bengal Brags again during the morning announcements. It was great to see our Kinder students enjoying their Fun Fantastic Friday activity. Thank you so much to the volunteers who were able to help in each class.
Friday, October 8th is the last day of our 1st nine weeks grading period. Report Cards will go home with students in grades 3-5 on October 15th. We are planning our first virtual Bengal Assembly, Friday, October 8th to celebrate our student's achievements.
Parents please look for communication regarding Parent Conferences from your child’s teacher. Parent Conference Day is Tuesday, October 12th. We have a lot of information to share with you regarding assessments, academic progress, and SEL. Our goal is to have a conference for every student. We know how important it is to partner with parents so that we can work together for the success of each student.
Our students who took the CogAT Assessment this week did great. They worked hard and did their best. First graders will take the CogAT test October 5th, 7th, and 8th.
In many ways we are very fortunate to have a park for our families to enjoy near our campus. Just a reminder that Boggess staff does not provide supervision at the park after school. For your child’s safety, we want to encourage you to provide supervision for your children once they have left school property. Murphy Police Department will likely be called for any incidents that occur at Mustang Park. Thank you for being our partner in keeping our students safe.
During the month of October we will be addressing anti-bullying and Red Ribbon Week through the SEL competencies of Responsible Decision-Making/Self-Management (Drug Prevention) and Relationship Skills/Social Awareness (Belonging). Please see the calendar below that addresses coping skills and kindness activities that all Plano ISD students, families, and staff can participate in throughout the entire month of October.
All of our Bengals have the opportunity to submit entries in the Kindness Card, Fire Prevention Poster Contest, and the PTA Reflections Contest. Please be sure to look for information and fliers.
Plano ISD and Finastra are partnering again to offer free, virtual, after school coding clubs for elementary students in grades 3, 4 and 5 starting Monday, October 25, 2021. Detailed information in English and Spanish, including a link to register, is found here.
Touching hearts and minds,
Please remember that an adult must drop off any type of medication with the nurse. This includes over-the-counter medications, topical ointments/creams, and prescriptions . For safety reasons, students are not permitted to carry medications to/from school in their backpacks. If your child will need to take any medication while at school, please make arrangements for an adult to drop off this medication in the nurse’s office.
(469) 752- 4009
Flag Raising Volunteers
Counselor Corner Update Late Sept-Early Oct.
Bullying Prevention Week is October 11th-15th!! National Stop Bullying Day is October 13th. We will be incorporating fun activities in our lessons here at Boggess. I want to challenge all of Boggess students to do something kind for someone else this week! In addition, I’m hosting a bullying-prevention essay contest!! For students who are interested, please write a short essay about bullying prevention and turn it into the box outside of my office [or you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org]! I will pick winners and announce on Boggess News during this special week [You may even get a treat!]! Deadline to submit is October 8th!
Red Ribbon Week is October 25th-29th! The national theme this year is Drug-Free Looks Like Me!! Boggess is adding a magical twist this year and I hope staff, students, and the community enjoys it! See the dress-up days flyer below. 5th grade will be able to attend a presentation given by a PISD police officer and his K-9 companion in their classrooms! The entire school will view a magical presentation by James Wand, courtesy of our fabulous PTA! Let’s make this the Happiest Week on Earth!
Jamie Wells [click the name to learn more about me! :) ]
Kindness Card and Fire Prevention Poster contests
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!
Plano Families First Fall Fair: Free
September 24, 2021
Plano residents and Plano ISD families are welcome to the third-annual Plano Families First Fall Fair which will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy).
Thanks to a variety of community sponsors and partners, the event will provide free health and human services in an effort to alleviate the hardships thousands of Plano families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. While a few of the health services will be indoors, most of the fair will be held outdoors. Masks are strongly encouraged, and social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Proof of residency is required.
Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, services will include:
- Free flu shots for adults (provided by Texas Health Plano Presbyterian)
- Free flu shots for children (provided by The Caring Foundation of Texas)
- Dental screenings and fluoride varnishes (for children only)
- Several community resource booths with helpful information on year-round services available to Plano families
- Plano ISD students may receive free school supply packets to the first 200 school-age children thanks to Liberty Mutual. Complete this supply distribution form in advance if possible.
- The Plano Public Library will offer free books and other giveaways
- Family-friendly activities, from kids crafts
- CPR instruction from the Plano Fire Department
- Inflatables and entertainment
- A musical “petting zoo” where children learn and play with musical instruments provided by the Plano Symphony Orchestra
- Spiderman and Wonder Woman will give away superhero masks and hold “How To Be A Superhero” sessions throughout the morning
To help Plano residents get back to work, the job fair – presented by the Plano Chamber of Commerce – will feature a variety of employers looking to fill numerous positions. Fair goers can also get tips on resume development and have a free LinkedIn photo taken by a professional photographer.
Volunteers are needed. To volunteers to help at the Fair: Volunteers must be 21 and older or 16 and older with an accompanying adult.
Fair sponsors are Boeing, Children’s Health, City of Plano, Plano ISD, Liberty Mutual, Capital One and Texas Health Plano Presbyterian. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, go to planofamiliesfirst.com.
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 share this informational flyer through your campus communication platforms to encourage families to log on with PISD Parent Educators and other parents to explore evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a community.
I invite you to stay involved and informed. Below are several ways to stay connected:
- Register for our weekly eNews on your child’s parent portal
- Check our Boggess website at www.pisd.edu/boggess
- Follow us on Twitter at @BoggessBengals
- Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BoggessElementary
- Check your student's agenda daily
- Monitor your email for teacher communication
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!