Boggess News

Shurandia Holden, Principal

From the Desk of Shurandia Holden

Hello Boggess Bengals,

What a great week we have had at Boggess. Students participated in Book Fair Week activities and we celebrated Veterans Day.

Thank you to all of the students who entered the Veteran’s Day Writing Contest. We read some amazing essays! See photos of the winners below.
I hope many of you viewed our virtual Veterans Day Celebration. We were so happy that several veterans were able to join us during our zoom call. You will be able to hear our winners from the Veterans Day Writing contest read their entries and hear selections of music from our 3rd graders. We are honored to celebrate such great men and women serving or who have served our country. We have included the link to the presentation below.

Students have been enjoying the Boggess Book Fair. To see their faces light up as they choose books and other items is awesome. Thank you so much to PTA and all of the volunteers who helped make it a success. Don’t forget you can still purchase books online through Wednesday, November 18th.

Be sure to look for student Progress Reports to come home on Thursday, November 18th.

We are looking forward to Thanksgiving break which will be November 22nd – November 26th..

Please scroll below for more information and photos of Boggess events.

Touching hearts and minds,
Shurandia Holden
Veterans Day Essay Winners
Boggess Veterans Day 2021
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Canned Food Drive

It's that time of the year for our canned food drive. Students may start bringing canned foods listed on the poster beginning November 15 - 19th. The grade level that donates the most cans wins a bonus recess!!!

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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!!

Jenna Tate

5th Grade Teacher

Boggess Elementary School

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Counselor Corner

Bullying Prevention lessons are starting up! Here is a letter about the program we are using this year. Feel free to email me with any questions!

Copy of SS Bullying Family Letter

With Gratitude,

Jamie Wells [click the name to learn more about me! :) ]


Counseling Google Site

Veterans Day Celebration

Please share this invite with your favorite veterans!

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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:

English | Spanish

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.

Entry Guidelines

  • 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,

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Letter and Reading Log

Open the PDF below for a copy of the letter and a reading log.


Volunteer Opportunities are being posted on Voly. To volunteer, fill out your volunteer application, complete your orientation, then select an opportunity on Voly to help out at Boggess.

Approved volunteers are able to sign up for volunteer opportunities directly through the VOLY platform at 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.

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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!

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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.

For more information about the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program, please visit the PISD PEEP webpage, PEEP Facebook page or contact Sharon Bradley.

November Classes can be found HERE. Click on November at the top of the page.

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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.

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Check out the PISD website for the most current information around the district.

Stay connected!

I invite you to stay involved and informed. Below are several ways to stay connected:


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!

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