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This email list is to be used by parents of kids zoned to Boone Elementary for the purpose of exchanging information useful to life in our neighborhood. This is a private group independent of the school/PTO. All posts/opinions are those of the individual.
Any announcements about opportunities can be sent out to this Email Group.
You can request to join via the link below or email Ashley Boone at email@example.com.
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We are excited to hear David Thomas present "Raising Emotionally Strong Kids and Teens" on Monday, February 27 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Elliot Hall from 12:00-1:00 PM.
David is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN. He is the co-author of ten books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys and Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach as well as his two latest titles Raising Emotionally Strong Boys and Strong and Smart: A Boy’s Guide to Building Healthy Emotions . He is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, including his own called Raising Boys and Girls, has been featured in publications like The Washington Post and USA Today, and speaks across the country. He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons and a yellow lab named Owen.
This event is open to the entire district. Please join us!
What: PC-TAG sponsors David Thomas, L.M.S.W.
When: February 27 from 12:00-1:00 PM
Where: Highland Park Presbyterian Church in the Hunt Building, Elliot Hall
PEC set to host speaker and author Sam Crowley next month
The Highland Park ISD Parent Education Committee is proud to announce its fall parent program featuring national speaker, author and podcaster Sam Crowley at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in the HPHS Palmer Auditorium. The presentation is entitled “Who Told You That?” and is tailored to all parents K-12 as well as students in grades seven through 12. This presentation addresses how adults and young people can tap into their own unique talents and gifts to discover their purpose and joy in life.
Crowley’s motivational podcast “Every Day is Saturday” has been downloaded more than 20 million times by listeners in 225 countries around the world. He has traveled the world, speaking on stage in front of 20,000-plus-size audiences with the likes of Tony Robbins, Dr. John Maxwell, Bob Proctor and Les Brown.
Click here to learn more about the message of hope, inspiration and practical tips to live life on your terms, not by conforming to society’s playbook. Click here to download the event flyer.
Please join us for our annual Meet the Scots event at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 24, at Highlander Field House (HPHS Main Gym). The community is invited to meet the Scots men’s and women’s basketball teams, get autographs, and take photos with your favorite players. There will be food trucks, raffle prizes and a co-ed scrimmage – a Scots tradition. In addition, the first 100 kids will receive a Scots mini basketball. You don’t want to miss it!
PCDLA Parent Support Group Meeting
Topic: The sibling relationships
Join us Thursday, October 20th from 11:30-1pm at Breadwinners on Lovers Lane. A light lunch will be served.
The meeting will be co-facilitated by counselors from Sparrow House, and we will kick start the meeting discussing our kids’ sibling relationship: the challenges, joys and hopefully offer plenty of tips and advice.
The Parent Support Group exists to provide support and encouragement to parents who live in HPISD and have children in special education or 504. We offer a safe and confidential environment for you to process feelings and concerns with other parents who share similar challenges. We meet once a month to discuss a variety of topics in a loose structure. This is not an educational group. We are an open group so feel free to come late or leave early.
There will be an informational meeting about Cub Scouts in the Boone cafeteria on Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting is hosted by Circle Ten, our Cub Scouts governing body, and representatives from Pack 84 (the Boone/Hyer pack), will be there to answer questions. Hope to see many of you there!
If you/your child is interested but unable to attend the meeting, you can go to the website at www.pack84up.com for information.
Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior
Who: All girls grades 1-4 @ Boone Elementary
What: Gems is a mom-led, multi-denominational Bible Study which strives to teach the good news of Jesus and the love of God for everyone.
When: Grades meet separately once a month before school, Sept – April, breakfast included!
Where: Northway Christian Church
Why: To foster spiritual growth and friendship
For questions or to sign your daughter up please email us at BooneGemsInfo@gmail.com
Event Title: Rethinking Resilience - How to Raise Children to Handle Setbacks and Disappointments
Educators and parents are concerned about the growing number of children who seem to emotionally break-down when they encounter a set-back. Why is this happening and what can we do to help? The great news is there is a framework that can instill resilience, which Dr. Kelly Jameson is going to share with us. She is going to give us proactive and reactive ways that we can use to combat low resilience in our children and teens. Dr. Jameson, PhD, LPC - S is a licensed therapist and public speaker who has a passion for helping people recognize negative patterns that hold them back from living a life of meaning and fulfillment. You do not want to miss this presentation!
When: November 15th from 12-1:00 pm.
Where: Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Elliot Hall.
Who: All HPISD parents are welcome
To learn more about Dr. Kelly Jameson, go to her website at www.drkellyjameson.com. If you have any questions, please contact Kyli Vardeman at email@example.com.
Mark your calendars - Decoding Dyslexia Park Cities (DDPC) will host a Parent Meeting on the first Tuesday of most months at 9:30am at the Clements Leadership Center. At each meeting, guest speakers will cover topics important to families navigating dyslexia and related learning challenges.
Christine Pacioretty will be the guest speaker for the October 4th meeting and will discuss a very important topic: Comprehension. The presentation will focus on the importance of visualization for enhancing comprehension, as well as fluency’s impact on comprehension.
Christine is a gifted teacher, education consultant, doctoral candidate, and owner of Pacioretty Academic Support Services. Not only does Chrstine successfully help students reach their full potential through one-on-one instruction, she is skilled at guiding parents to help their students at home, too. Last year, many found Christine’s presentations at the HP Literacy Coalition meetings very helpful, and we expect the October 4th 9:30am meeting will be just as beneficial to HPISD families.
Parents with students of all ages are invited to the meeting and no RSVP is necessary. For more information, visit ddpc.org.
Since August of this school year, Highland Park ISD has been using new instructional resources to teach students how to read and write based on proven methods and the science of teaching reading. The process of removing balanced literacy materials, including Lucy Calkins' Units of Study, has been a huge undertaking, but teachers are doing a phenomenal job!
At April 4th's Decoding Dyslexia meeting, parents will see a presentation from Amy Wood and Mary Webb, the two educators leading this English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) transition. Amy Wood is HPISD's interim Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning and the Director of Instructional Technology. Mary Webb is the district's Director of Instruction and a Curriculum Specialist. Together, they've been working closely with experts and teachers to revise the district's literacy framework and to effectively implement a new ELAR curriculum. While this change mainly impacts students in kindergarten through eighth grade, it's an important change and all parents are invited to see the presentation.
We expect this meeting will be well attended, so please CLICK HERE TO RSVP to ensure we have enough seats for everyone.
Join us for
A Scots Baseball
Saturday January 21st 1-3 PM at Scotland Yard
We are excited to host and pay tribute to:
ALL Former HP Players from the last 100 years and their families
All Current Scots Players
and all future Scots
The community is invited to enjoy a fun filled day of games, bounce houses, INCREDIBLE raffle prizes and appearances by:
HP Drumline, Cheerleaders and Belles
Varsity and JV Teams will be on hand to sign autographs, take pictures, play field games AND the first 100 kids will receive a SCOTS Baseball Spirit Band and baseball for autographs!
Have a burger from In-N-Out, be prepared to
MEET THE SCOTS
(and some very special guests)
and get ready for a sensational season of baseball!
Purchase your raffle tickets and burgers here:
Save the Date - HP CultureFest
Save the date for the first annual HP CultureFest! Join us November 5 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Highland Park High School for a celebration of the many cultures represented in our community.
We would love to include Boone families who are interested in volunteering, sponsoring the event, or representing a specific cultural background or country at the event. Please click HERE to sign up or email event chair Nazli Guven at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Decoding Dyslexia Park Cities (DDPC) has assembled a panel of knowledgeable parents to help answer some of the most common and even situational specific questions asked by HPISD families. The parents on the panel have students from a wide age-range that attend both public and private schools. There will even be a parent on the parel who has dyslexia that can share what it's like to manage a learning disability in the real world. The parents on the panel won't claim to have every answer, but they will have many answers helpful to families navigating dyslexia.
Parents are encouraged to submit questions in advance and anonymously using this link: https://forms.gle/sXJDdKwWY2idsZ5i8. If time permits, in-person questions will also be taken at the meeting. Please share this event with others, and remember to mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 1st at 9:30am at the Clements Leadership Center (6900 Douglas Ave.). For more information, visit ddpc.org.