August 12, 2022
From the Desk of Shurandia Holden
Hello Boggess Bengals,
What an exciting week we had at Boggess!
Thank you to the PESH Volleyball team, for visiting on Wednesday morning to help with morning carpool. It was great to see you all.
Tonight is Pajama Night at our Boggess Book Fair. Teachers and staff are looking forward to reading some of their favorite books to students. We hope to see you there.
Picture retakes are tomorrow November 8th.
Third Grade will perform their Veterans Day program on Thursday, November 10th from 6:30-7:30 in the Boggess gym.
Don't forget to vote!
Veterans Day Brick Wall
Bricks went home with students last week. If you need more bricks, please let us know and we will send more home with your child. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name, their teacher's name and how many more bricks you need.
Early voting for the November 8 election is underway, and I am reaching out to encourage you to exercise your right to vote in this important election. Plano ISD has five propositions on the ballot:
- Proposition A is a Voter Approval Tax Rate Election, which is required by the state in order to ask voters to consider approving a modified tax rate to increase revenue for student programs as well as teacher and staff salaries. If approved, Plano ISD’s total tax rate will be 6.1 cents lower than last year’s rate. (read more)
- Propositions B, C, D and E, are asking voters for permission to issue bonds to pay for infrastructure updates, including campus renovations, and security and technology upgrades. (read more)
Visit www.pisd.edu/election2022 to learn more about each proposition and the proposed projects for each of our Plano ISD schools. Thank you for taking the time to learn more and for using your voice at the polls. Early voting continues through November 4 and Election Day is November 8.
Dr. Theresa Williams,
Superintendent of Schools
Book Fair Week Nov. 7th - 11th
PJ Night at the Book Fair Monday 11/7 6-7:30 pm
Picture Retake Day is November 8th
Veteran's Day Celebration 11/11 8AM
Please remember that a student with any of the following symptoms will be excluded from school until such time as the student is free of symptoms, has been satisfactorily treated, or submits a signed physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious.
- Temperature of 100.0 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Student must be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before re-entry.
- Pain and/or swelling at angle of jaw.
- Undetermined rash over any part of the body.
- Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp.
- Red, draining eyes.
- Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection.
- Open, draining lesions.
We love our volunteers at Boggess. All volunteers will need to create an account and complete an application, online orientation and background check through the Plano ISD volunteer management system, VOLY, to be eligible for district/school volunteer opportunities. Please visit plano.voly.org to create a volunteer account and begin this process. These items will need to be completed by volunteers each school year.
The McMillen Dazzlers are hosting our annual Holiday Dance Clinic on Saturday, November 12, from 12:30-4:30 pm.
This event is open to all who love to dance from ages Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade! Children do not have to be a Plano ISD student to attend.
Registration form can be found online here: https://bit.ly/3LyfV5e
Payment can be made using cash, or online by logging-in through Student Quick Pay-RYCOR.
Please contact Dazzlers Director, Cortney Davis, with any questions: Cortney.email@example.com
Meet the Principal
Welcome to Boggess! At Boggess Elementary, our mission is to inspire successful life-long learners. It is my belief that the school environment should be a welcoming environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, learning is a priority for all, connections to the community are strong, and students grow both academically and socially in a safe learning environment.
I love reading, walking, shopping and taking road trips with my family. My husband and I are extremely blessed to have our daughter, her husband and our two wonderful grandchildren nearby.
I am honored to serve the Boggess community and I feel very fortunate to work with such amazing children and such a dedicated staff. I am just as excited for this school year to begin as I was 34 years ago when I first began my career in education. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting those new to the Bengal family.
Working together I know we will make this school year one of growth, excitement, and achievement for all students.
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!
PASAR After School Care is Hiring!
Plano ISD’s after school childcare program, PASAR, is currently hiring Site Managers, as well as Assistant Site Managers. Both roles are part time, 19.5 hours per week. Work hours are from 2:30pm- 6:30pm, Monday- Thursday; Friday hours are 2:30-6:00pm. During Early Dismissal days, work hours are from 10:45am-6:00pm. We currently have openings at your campus. If you are interested in learning more about working for the PASAR program. We invite you to complete the following short Google Form https://forms.gle/5katptQ4DcyqwJQN6 . A member of the PASAR staff will follow up with you.
We are also hiring Activity Specialists! If you know of a high school junior, senior, or college student who would be interested in working as an Activity Specialist, please include their information in the Google Form provided.
If you are NOT interested in exploring an employment opportunity with PASAR, but know of someone who could be, would you please help us by forwarding this information to them? Thank you!