Christie Elementary

September 23-30, 2022

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Volunteer Opportunities for Fall Festival

Fall Festival - September 24th, 10:30AM - 2:30PM We are still in need of some volunteers, especially in the afternoon shifts. Please consider enjoying the festival with your family in the morning and volunteering for a shift in the afternoon!

Fall Festival - Cake Walk (baked goods) Sign-Up Sign up here to provide baked goods that can be given away to cake walk winners (cake, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, etc). They can be store bought or homemade! These baked goods will need to be dropped at the front office by Friday, September 23rd.

Fall Festival - Extension Cord and pop-up Canopy sign-up If you have an extension cord, or pop-up canopy you would be willing for us to borrow for fall festival, please sign up here: These will need to be labeled and dropped off at Christie by Friday, September 23rd. We promise to return it to you quickly after the event.


Fall Fest Tickets and Wristbands

FALL FEST Tickets & Wristbands will be on sale before and after school OR you can skip the lines and buy those on our website today!! We will have a pickup table at the entrance with your order labeled. Shop today at
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CoGAT Information

Fall 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

CogAT - Cognitive Abilities Test measures both general and specific cognitive abilities. The general reasoning abilities measured by the test show the cognitive process and strategies that help a student learn new tasks or solve problems. CogAT measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal.

CogAT’s measurement of the three domains ensures that teachers receive a balanced view of the child and are able to adjust instruction to better meet the students’ learning needs.

All Plano ISD students in grades 1, 3, 5, and 7 will be administered the CogAT test thai fall. CogAT is administered on paper to students in grades 3, 5 and 7, however, students in grade 1 will be administered the online version of CogAT.

Students at Christie will take CogAT on 9/26-9/30

Students who complete all three domains will receive a CogAT Composite Score called an Ability Profile. Parents/Guardians will be able to view their student’s Ability Score posted in the Plano ISD Parent Portal by mid-November. If you wish to gain further knowledge of your student’s Ability Profile please visit this interactive website by Riverside Publishing at

As always, we wish to keep parents involved and informed about student programs.

Meal Benefits Eligibility Expiration

Students who qualified for free or reduced-price meals at the end of last school year are eligible to participate at their current eligibility status for the first 30 calendar days of the 2022-2023 school year.

In order for meal benefits to continue, a federal meal application for the 2022-2023 school year must be completed. Students with no application on file after 30 calendar days will return to full-paid eligibility status effective September 23, 2022.

Households that have submitted a federal meal application for free or reduced-priced meals for the 2022-2023 school year do not need to reapply.

Kindness Card Art Contest

Greetings Families,

All creative students are encouraged to participate in our yearly Kindness Card Contest. This is an optional opportunity that students can do outside of school.

Click here for the announcement video:

Prizes will be awarded as follows: Finalists in each group will receive a $50 check, with the overall winner receiving a $100 check.

Finalists and the winner will receive a Plano ISD Education Foundation award at a school board meeting. The winning artwork will be published on the cover of official district notecards and will appear in Plano ISD publicity, including on the school district website.

Kindness Card Art Contest Rules:
(Any departure from these rules will result in disqualification.)

  • Only one entry per student.
  • All art must be created SOLELY by the student.
  • All artwork must be UNIQUE and ORIGINAL (no copied work from the internet, etc.)
  • Artwork must be completed on the back of this form using the template provided.
  • Artwork should not smear/smudge and must be dry.
  • Contest is limited to Plano ISD students only.
  • Art Instructors or Parents must deliver art to Laura Grundler, Plano ISD Art Coordinator, located at the Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th St., Plano, Texas 75075, by Thursday, October 13, 2022.
  • All properly labeled entries will be returned to the student artist by Plano ISD via their ART teacher.
  • All entries must include the Kindness Card Entry Information and Parent Permission Form (see below).

See Mr. Boatfield for entry forms. Have fun creating!

English form:

Spanish form:

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Christie Lunch Visitors

Lunch time visitors are now welcomed back to Christie! Please click here to sign up.

2022-2023 Forms

If you haven’t completed the 2023 forms, please log into your Parent Portal and complete all forms including updating emergency contacts, yearbook photo and directory release, medical information, and more!
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Grandparents' Day at the Book Fair

This year we are excited to welcome grandparents back onto campus for a special week, in conjunction with our book fair. Instead of one day to come have lunch with your favorite cubs, you can choose any day during the week of October 3rd. In order to help best prepare seating there are some suggested days to plan your visit. Simply pick the day that corresponds to your student’s last name and visit that day. The schedule isn’t mandatory and we can’t wait to see as many grandparents we can back here at Christie to have lunch and visit our amazing book fair!

Courtyard will be open, weather permitting.

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Notes From the School Nurse

1. If your student is sick and absent from school for THREE or more school days, you must provide a doctor’s note for those absences to be excused.

2. If a parent/guardian note is provided for absences, only THREE days will be excused.

3. Parents/guardians have 30 days after their student’s illness to provide a doctor’s note or parent note for absences. Notes provided after 30 days from illness will not excuse those absence dates.

4. If your student is absent because they are COVID positive, the school nurse must be notified. These absences due to COVID quarantine will also need a doctor’s note, lab test results, or a call to the school nurse.


1. Si su estudiante está enfermo y falta a la escuela por TRES o más días consecutivos, debe proporcionar una nota del médico para justificar esas ausencias.

2. Si se proporciona una justificación de ausencia escrita por un padre, solamente TRES días que faltó su estudiante serán excusadas.

3. Los padres tienen 30 días después de la enfermedad de su estudiante para proporcionar una nota del médico o una nota de los padres por las ausencias. Las justificaciones proporcionadas después de 30 días de la enfermedad no excusarán esas fechas de ausencia.

4. Si su estudiante está ausente por ser positivo al COVID, se debe notificar a la enfermera de la escuela. Estas ausencias debido a la cuarentena de COVID también necesitarán una nota del médico, los resultados de las pruebas (sean positivos o negativos) del laboratorio o una llamada a la enfermera de la escuela.

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Greetings, Christie families! This year we are teaming up with Original Works to support our wonderful PTA. Currently, students are creating works that can be turned into wonderful gifts. Original Works can create one of a kind key chains, magnets, bookmarks, and more from your child’s artwork created in the classroom. This an optional opportunity that will benefit the many programs and events our PTA provides. As students begin to finish their creations, you will receive fliers and more information on how to order products. The Artwork Packages will head home in October. This will be the time where families who are interested can order their personalized gifts. The deadline for orders will be 10/14/2022. We expect to receive the orders and artwork back by November 17. In the meantime, take a look at some of the wonderful options available this year.

PACE Referral Deadline

The deadline for PACE referrals is October 21 by 5:00 pm. Please contact Kaya Jones with any questions.

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PISD eNews Update

Plano ISD’s current eNews application is being retired by the district. Schools will no longer be able to use the eNews application after September 19. Parents will continue to receive school news and information via email using the SchoolMessenger system. For SchoolMessenger, we use the email address that parents provide during the enrollment process (which can be updated through Parent Portal). If you are a parent and are not currently receiving emails from our campus or the district, please visit for technical assistance.

Student Lunch Deliveries

If you plan to drop off lunch to your student please ask them to tell their teacher. Your cub will let their teacher know and then will come to the office to pick up before heading to the cafeteria to enjoy it.

When you drop off a lunch make sure it has the student name and teacher name 0n it. Look for the student table to the right of the door.

Outside deliveries from third parties are not allowed.

Families, Plano ISD has a policy against third party deliveries for students. Third parties do include food deliveries, floral or balloon arrangements etc. Please do not have lunch sent from a delivery service, as these will unfortunately be turned away and your student will need to purchase lunch from the cafeteria. For more information you can visit the Policy guide at page 101

Thank you for your understanding

Entregas de almuerzos para estudiantes

Si planea llevar el almuerzo a su estudiante, pídale que le diga a su maestro. Su estudiante le avisará a su maestro y luego vendrá a la oficina a recogerlo antes de dirigirse a la cafetería para disfrutarlo.

Cuando deje un almuerzo, asegúrese de que tenga el nombre del estudiante y el nombre del maestro. Busque la mesa de estudiantes a la derecha de la puerta cuando entre a la oficina.

No se permiten entregas al exterior de terceros.

Familias, el distrito de Plano tiene una política contra las entregas de terceros para los estudiantes. Los terceros incluyen entregas de alimentos, arreglos florales o con globos, etc. Por favor, no envíe el almuerzo de un servicio de entrega, ya que lamentablemente estos serán rechazados y su estudiante deberá comprar el almuerzo en la cafetería. Para más información puede visitar la guía de Políticas en: page 111

Gracias por su comprensión

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Breakfast - $1.75 (reduced price - $0.30)

Lunch - $2.85 (reduced price - $0.40)