Week of October 2nd-6th, 2023
Campus Attendance Goal is 96.0%
This week our attendance was 96.66%.
Red Ribbon Week- October 23rd-27th
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
I am the Dyslexia Specialist at Herff and Kendall Elementary. I have been in education for
15 years serving in both general education and special education settings. I have provided
dyslexia services for the last 10 years of my career and find my role as a dyslexia
therapist very rewarding. I am a CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapist) and
Licensed Dyslexia Therapist with the State of Texas. In my free time, I enjoy spending
time with my husband, two dogs, and cat. I also like to travel, try new restaurants, and
Please reach out if you have any questions.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is my 16th year in BISD and 26th year in education. I am
excited to provide intervention to some amazing kids at Herff ES. Outside of
school I enjoy yoga, hiking, cooking and reading.
Please contact me with questions. I can be reached via: E-mail: email@example.com
Hello! This is my 10th year in education, and my first year supporting our bilingual dyslexia program at four elementary schools; Curington, Kendall, Fabra, and Herff. I have been part of Boerne ISD for five years and I love our amazing children. Outside of school, I love to go running around Boerne, playing with my two daughters and reading.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions: email: firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you!
¡Hola! Este es mi décimo año en educación y el primer año apoyando nuestro programa bilingüe de dislexia en cuatro escuelas primarias; Curington, Kendall, Fabra y Herff. He sido parte de Boerne ISD durante cinco años y amo a nuestros maravillosos niños. Fuera de la escuela, me encanta correr por Boerne, jugar con mis dos hijas y leer.
Comuníquese conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta: mi correo electrónico es: email@example.com, ¡gracias!
Spirit Sticks- October 6th
Trunk or Treat- October 20th
It's that time again for our 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat!
This year, we will be located at the Herff Elementary lower parking lot. For those families that would like to participate with their vehicle, here are the rules:
- 1 Space Per Family Please. Spots are not assigned
- You will have access to the parking lot, 1 hour before the event begins (5pm)
- Families are responsible for supplying your own candy/give-a-ways
- Trunk-Or-Treat begins promptly at 6:00pm and no cars will be permitted to enter, nor leave the parking lot at this time.
Like last year, this is open to our extended Herff Community. Please feel free to let your neighbors, extended sports or church family know they are welcome to participate as well.
Mrs. Burton's Bookends
Boerne ISD Education Speaker Series
The featured topic will be "Bullying: Signs and Symptoms".
The event is free and everyone is invited to attend.
Solar Eclipse- October 14th
Please note the following procedures that will be in place to help this process go smoothly.
- Visitors MUST check in at the front office by presenting their ID and obtain a visitor's pass.
- Visitors will be able to eat with their student outside in our courtyard. We have wonderful picnic tables. No friends or classmates will be able to join.
- Visitors are not permitted to sit at the student tables with homeroom classes.
- You are welcome to bring food for your student, but it cannot be shared with other classmates.
- Visitors will NOT be able to walk with students back to their class after lunch.
Scheduled Lunch Times
Pre-K: 10:50-11:20 a.m.
Kindergarten: 10:15-10:45 a.m.
1st Grade: 10:45-11:15 a.m.
2nd Grade: 11:30-12:00 p.m.
3rd Grade: 11:25-11:55 a.m.
4th Grade: 12:15-12:45 p.m.
5th Grade: 12:45-1:15 p.m.
My Student Was Absent, Now What?
If you call after 2:30 p.m. the office will transfer you to the classroom, but it is possible the teacher may not answer if they are teaching.
- All vehicles should stop at the crosswalk when pedestrians are present.
- Be on the lookout, especially in the mornings when it is still dark.
- The crosswalk is also in the school zone, therefore all vehicles should adhere to the posted speed limit sign of 20 mph.
We appreciate your help in ensuring the safety of our students.
Officer Alex has been monitoring the crosswalk and will begin issuing citations this coming week.
All foods brought to campus for special occasions such as birthdays MUST have an FDA approved label with ingredients and allergens legibly listed.
It is best to have treats delivered to the office by your child's lunch so they can be eaten in the afternoon.
Birthday Marquee Announcements
Birthday Book Club
Starting this year, all Herff Hawks are invited to participate in our Birthday Book Club. When a $15 donation is made to the Herff Elementary Library for the Birthday Book Club, a new book will be placed in the library in your child’s honor. During his/her birthday month, your child will have the opportunity to personally select a book from a collection of new/uncirculated hardcover library books. A special “Birthday Book Club” bookplate featuring your child’s name, birthdate, and the year the book was donated will be placed in the front of the book of his/her choice, AND they will be the first person to check out the new book!
If you are interested in celebrating your child’s birthday in this way, please complete the
form below and return it to Mrs. Burton in the library.
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Burton at
This is a one-stop shop for all things Herff. Many of the questions you might have can be found in here.
Our application is now 100% online. Paper CHC forms will no longer be accepted. Anyone volunteering on campus must complete the application and receive their approval by email before arriving to the volunteer event.
This is the academic calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. All student holidays are reflected.
The Herff Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is an all-volunteer, parent-run, non-profit organization committed to strengthening, enhancing and encouraging the educational and social environment of Herff Elementary.
Dates to Remember
October 2nd: School Custodian Appreciation Day
October 5th: World Teacher's Day
October 6th: Instructional Coach Appreciation Day
October 6th: Happy Birthday, Mrs. Miller (Assistant Principal)
October 6th: PTO School Spirit Stick Sales at Lunch
October 12th: Last Day of the 1st 9-Weeks
October 13th: No School
October 13th: Happy Birthday, Mrs. Barbosa (Special Education)
October 16th: No School
October 17th: No School
October 16th-20th: National School Bus Safety Week
October 18th: Report Cards Available in Skyward
October 25th: Garden Club 3:30-4:30 p.m.