Shurandia Holden, Principal
From the Desk of Shurandia Holden
Dear Boggess Bengals,
We have had a busy week at Boggess! We welcomed McMillen PALs to campus this week to visit with several of our students.
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown during our Canned Food Drive. A huge thank you to everyone who participated. Your kindness will make as huge difference in the lives of many families.
Congratulations to 3rd grade, winners of our canned food drive!
Plano is proud to have the district’s first-ever Family Code Night taking place virtually on Wednesday, December 8, from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Registration is required via this form. Families who need Spanish translation should indicate so on the registration form.
Superintendent Sara Bonser will kick off the event, which will be followed by a coding lesson provided by the Family Code Night team. The event will introduce families and their students to coding and computer science using fun puzzles and special tips.
Please see the flyer below for more information..
We are looking forward to welcoming parents back on campus during lunch beginning December 1st!
These are the guidelines that must be followed:
- Non-school age siblings are not allowed.
- Parents may only eat with their child. Their child is not allowed to invite a friend. Parents may not sit with their child's class.
- We will notify parents of any adjustments that need to be made to the lunch plan based on campus operations due to Covid.
- No visitors May 10-20th due to campus STAAR Assessments.
We are thrilled to welcome our Watchdog Dads back to campus as well. Students and staff have really missed seeing you all on campus! Volunteer days will be posted on VOLY when we are ready to launch. You must have completed your background check and orientation to be able to access Voly to sign up. Directions are below in the volunteer section.
Students please remember to log your reading for the Film Festival ! Scroll below for other student activities.
Please enjoy spending time with your family during Thanksgiving Break, November 22nd - 26th. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday, November 29th.
Touching hearts and minds,
Kindergarten Friendship Feast
Congratulations to Mr. Chung
Science Fair - Request your booklet now!
Boggess Science Fair Coming Soon!!
Calling all young scientists! It’s almost time for our Boggess Elementary Science and Engineering Fair. Please fill out the yellow interest form, and turn into your classroom teacher by November 19, 2021. You will then receive a Science and Engineering Fair Student Handbook. This book will have more specific information and rules about the projects. All projects will be due January 12, 2021. The Science Fair will be held on January 13, 2021. We are looking forward to seeing your amazing projects!!
5th Grade Teacher
Boggess Elementary School
K-5 Districtwide Virtual Code Night
All Plano ISD students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in Plano ISD’s Code Night taking place virtually on Wednesday, December 8, from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Registration is required via this form. Families who need Spanish translation should indicate so on the registration form.
Superintendent Sara Bonser will kick-off the event, which will be followed by a coding lesson provided by the Family Code Night team. The event will introduce families and their students to coding and computer science using fun puzzles and special tips.
For the evening, participants will need a charged Chromebook, laptop or PC, and Internet access. Families who need assistance obtaining Internet access should contact their school’s campus technology assistant.
The goal of this event and the Plano ISD PK-12 Computer Science Program is to provide opportunities for students to learn to code in every grade level. Families can learn more about opportunities offered in the district at www.pisd.edu/computerscience. District science coordinators are currently writing a curriculum for K-5 elementary computer science that will allow students to engage with coding learning opportunities during the school day.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Art and Writing Contests Now Accepting Entries
The 35th annual MLK Jr. Diversity Art and Writing contests are now open. Students preK-12 may participate in the art contest and students preK-5 may participate in the writing contest. Students PreK-5 are welcome to enter both contests if they choose to do so.
Entries are due by November 30, 2021. Please accompany entries with the signed permission form available here:
Art Guidelines (preK-12)
- Create a work of art inspired by the theme: Together we honor the past, inspire the
- present, and change the future.
- One art entry per student
- Students PreK-12 may participate in the art contest
- All media accepted
- Work may be Two or Three-Dimensional Work
- Maximum 2-D size including mat is 24” x 30”
- Maximum 3-D size is 16”H x 12” D x 16” W
Writing Guidelines (preK-5)
- Create a poem or essay inspired by the theme: Together we honor the past, inspire the present and change the future.
- One writing entry per student
- Students Pre-K-5 may participate in the writing contest
- Writing entries may be handwritten or typed.
- Students do not need to enter in both the art and writing contests to participate.
- All entries must be original. No copy work will be allowed.
- All entries must be created solely by the student.
- Entry must be accompanied by a signed entry form taped to the back.
Parents and/or instructors will deliver art to Laura Grundler, Plano ISD art coordinator, and/or Dr. Rachel Beachy, Plano ISD K-5 literacy coordinator, at the district’s Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th Street, Plano, Texas 75075, by November 30,
Approved volunteers are able to sign up for volunteer opportunities directly through the VOLY platform at plano.voly.org. Volunteers should be sure to select Boggess on their application in order to be eligible for volunteer opportunities. School selections can also be changed by the volunteer by logging into their account at any time.
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!
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 log on this Tuesday and Thursday to join Plano ISD Parent Educators and other parents to explore evidence-based, positive parenting strategies as a community.
November Classes can be found HERE. Click on November at the top of the page.
Special Education Lunch and Learn
The special education department will continue to offer Lunch and Learn sessions for parents this school year. Please help us share these opportunities with families who have children receiving special education services. Our first session will be held on October 19th at 12:15 and information can be found through this link: Lunch and Learn "Social Skills 24/7". The virtual session is being provided by Partners Resource Network and will provide families with strategies for teaching social skills in the home. Parents can register using the link provided.
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!