• It's party time - sksksk - WINTER BLAST for Boyce students!!!

     

    The Upper St. Clair Youth Steering Committee (“YSC”) is holding a Boyce-aged (only) party called WINTER BLAST on February 22, 2020

    IT IS RECOMMENDED TO PRE-REGISTER ONLINE, however the $10 entrance fee is paid at the door. Please bring a non-perishable food or personal care item to donate to SHIM as part of admission.

    2019 Winter Blast Registration Form:
    2020-winter-blast-registration-registration-90199022705

    ???? In order to make this awesome event happen, volunteers with clearances are needed! We are asking, on behalf of YSC, to please help fill the huge need for volunteers. YOUR STUDENT(S) GETS FREE ADMISSION IF YOU CHAPERONE! Please consider donating your time. Volunteers are only needed for two hours - the length of the party - and it will be easy and fun.

    To volunteer (thank you in advance!!), sign up online here:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a49acaa2da3f94-chaperones1


    PARTY DETAILS!!:

    Saturday, February 22, 2020

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m at the Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center.

    There will be a $10 fee per student, and a SHIM donation, at the door for admission. Please pre-register online.

    Inflatables! Live DJ! Pizza! Bingo! Games! Dodgeball Tournament!

    This is a drop-off party that is modeled after the other YSC events, but is limited to 5th and 6th aged students.

    Thank you for helping YSC and our kids have a fantastic night!

     

     

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  • The Boyce Spelling Bee Committee is pleased to announce...

     

    The Boyce Spelling Bee Committee is pleased to announce our Spelling Bee winners!

    We had many 5th and 6th graders accept the challenge of competing in the Spelling Bee! The spelling bee lasted 26 rounds. Trophies were awarded to the top five spellers.

    Fifth place.........Emiliano Sobarzo
    Fourth place........Anushka Sen
    Third place..........Siddharth Nambiar
    Second place........Ryan Katukota


    Winning first place, with the option to go on to represent Upper Saint Clair at the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee............Nikhil Chandran!

    The winning word was "transmute".

    Way to go Nikhil!

    Congratulations to all the participants!

     

     

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  • 1,2,3 - Do Lists have value? This one does (don't worry it's easy)!

     
    THREE EASY WAYS TO SUPPORT BOYCE PTO!!
     
    1.  Boyce PTO SPIRIT WEAR - SHOP NOW!!
     
    Support the Boyce PTO and show your Panther pride by ordering from our online Spirit Wear Sale.   The online store is open NOW and will close at midnight on November 24.    Merchandise samples are available in the school lobby to preview before purchasing.  There are many great options available.
     
    Orders will be delivered before the Winter Break, perfect for holiday gift giving!
     
    Order online at :
     
    Questions?  Please contact Hani Kelly at hanikelly@sbcglobal.net or Kris Jenkins at cookierjar30@gmail.com
     

     
    2.  APPLES FOR STUDENTS at Giant Eagle!
     
    Before you start your Thanksgiving grocery shopping, please sign up for Apples for Students at Giant Eagle.
     
    Did you know that every time you or your family/friends use a Giant Eagle Advantage Card you could be earning money for Boyce Middle School?
     
    It's the easiest fundraiser possible!
     
    Enroll your Giant Eagle Advantage Card in 3 easy steps and earn points with every shopping trip!
    1. Register your card at www.gianteagle.com/AFTS
    2. Enter the Boyce Middle School ID#: 0107
    3. Shop with your Giant Eagle Advantage Card
     
    It's that easy! You can also register to earn points for more than one school!
     
    Don’t know your school's code? Search for it by name, city or zip code.
     
    Be sure to encourage your family and friends to register, too.
     
    Thank you in advance for your participation!


     
    3.  AmazonSmile
     
    Did you know that every time you or your family/friends shops at Amazon, you could be earning money for Boyce Middle School?
     
    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Boyce PTO every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you.  When you shop at Smile.Amazon.com  (rather than plain old amazon.com), you'll find exact same prices, selection and convenient shopping as Amazon, but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to your favorite charitable organization!   Everything else is the same:  same log-in information, same home page, same everything - just a different address:  Smile.Amazon.com
     
    So, whenever you shop at Amazon, start by typing in smile.amazon.com and support your Boyce PTO!   
     
    How to add Boyce PTO as your charitable organization to AmazonSmile:  
     
    1.  On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization.   Just type Boyce Middle School PTO in the search bar and hit “select” when it pulls up our organization.  Amazon will remember your selection and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation!  
     
    2.  To change your charity to Boyce Middle School PTO, sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change Your Charity” in ‘Your Account.”
     
    It’s that easy!!!  
     
    Be sure to encourage your family and friends to register, too!
     
    For more information on AmazonSmile, go to this website:  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_uspo_laas_aas
     
    Thank you!



    You made it to the end! Thank you for that and for all of your help with our students and school!
     
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  • Boyce Spirit Wear Sale

    Support the Boyce PTO and show your Panther pride by ordering from our online Spirit Wear Sale.   The online store is open NOW and will close at midnight on November 24.

     

    Orders will be delivered before the Winter Break, perfect for holiday gift giving!

     

    Order online at :Spirit Wear Sale  

    Merchandise samples will be available in the office of Boyce MS, if anyone would like to preview items before purchasing.  (Samples will be available beginnng November 12.)

    Questions?  Please contact Hani Kelly at hanikelly@sbcglobal.net or Kris Jenkins at cookiejar30@gmail.com

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  • The Pit is It!

    The Boyce PTO is proud to announce that the Gaga Pit and new protective sport flooring has been installed and the kids are ready for action!   Gaga is a fast paced high energy sport with multiple players which combines the skills of dodging, striking, running and jumping — a great way to spend recess.  We’re gaga for Gaga! 

     

    This exciting news represents your PTO dues at work.  The PTO dues and Student Activity fees allow the PTO to provide amazing opportunities for all Boyce students.   Thank you for your support!

     

    Special thanks to Ken Suchan, Boyce Head Custodian, and his team for their hard work in completing the installation.

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  • Informational meeting for gifted education

    Informational Meeting for Gifted Education

     

    Informational meeting for gifted education – Nov 8

    Are you curious about gifted and talented education (GATE) in the Upper St. Clair School District? If so, please join us at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in the Upper St. Clair Township Library multipurpose room.

    The assistant director of student support services, Lauren Madia, will be on hand to discuss the following:

    •       What is gifted?
    •       Gifted education in Upper St. Clair
    •       Staffing
    •       The process for identifying and evaluating giftedness
    •       Resources for parents

    This informational session is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Council GATE Committee. Should you have any questions about the event, please contact Penney Miller, PTC GATE chairperson, at gateuscptc@gmail.com.

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  • Military Service Projects -- Care Packages, Candy Collection and Veteran Wall of Honor

    Service Projects for Soldiers - Care Packages and Candy Collection!

     

    Do you have a family member or family friend currently serving active duty overseas? Boyce Middle School students would like to send them encouraging letters and care packages. Please send their COMPLETE address to Amy Antonio at aantonio@uscsd.k12.pa.us by November 7th.

    Thank you!

     

    Not sure what to do with all the extra Halloween candy in your house? There will be a collection box in the office through November 12th. All candy collected will be sent to our troops overseas or donated to a local shelter.

    To Honor Our Veterans - Wall of Honor

    In honor of Veteran's day, we are looking for Boyce family members for our Wall of Honor! Any family member, whether actively serving or a proud veteran, deserve a place on our wall! 
     
    Please complete the attached form and send it to Amy Antonio at Boyce by November 14th. 
     
    To download the Wall of Honor form, click here:   Wall of Honor form
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  • It's Socktober

    It's Socktober!

    Boyce Middle School will be celebrating SOCKTOBER! during the month of October.  SOCKTOBER! is an event that is hosted by the Boyce Student Council and Guidance Department. 
     
    Crazy socks will be on sale in the front foyer every morning for two dollars a pair.
     
    Additionally, there will be a collection box in the office for new sock donations. We are accepting new socks of all sizes, which will be donated to the Washington City Mission.  
     
    Boyce will celebrate crazy sock days for students and staff every Friday during the month of October. 
    All money and socks collected will be donated to the Washington City Mission.
    For information on the City Mission, please visit citymission.org
    For more information on Socktober, please visit happysocktober.com

     

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  • Remembering to remember [that's right] it's a Binder Reminder reminder

     

    Binder Reminder Reminder!
     
    Binder Reminder distribution is coming soon! The binders will be distributed beginning August 29 to all students who have paid their Student Activity fees. Please note that the Student Activity fees fund many great activities for all Boyce students, including Field day, Author’s day, and so much more!
     
    The Student Activity fees are $30, plus $10 for PTO dues for a total payment of $40. Checks can be made payable to Boyce PTO.  PTO representatives will be collecting Student Activity fees and PTO dues each morning in the school lobby, through September 3. 
     
    For your convenience, you can also click this link to register and pay online in just a few easy steps:   http://tools.ptoffice.com/reg/PA_BMSPA6B
     
    If you have any questions, please contact PTO President Gina Swanson at ginaswanson.9697@gmail.com
      
    Thanks for your support of the Boyce PTO!  
     
    ### The first PTO meeting is September 11 @ 9:30 in the Boyce LGI - we'll see you there! ###
     
     
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  • PTOffice Registration Instructions


    Online Registration Instructions

    We are using PTOffice this year to help streamline recordkeeping and payment of the student activity fee and PTO membership. Registering with this system will also make sure you have the most up to date PTO details and information regarding volunteer opportunities. There is no need to worry about signing up for e-alerts!! No purchase is necessary to register, so if you have already paid your fees or just want the PTO information, please take a few moments to complete your registration.

    Online registration is quick and easy! Here’s how you do it:

    - Use the link: http://tools.ptoffice.com/reg/PA_BMSPA6B
    - Enter parent name, email & create a password
    - Click “Create a New Family Unit”
    - Scroll down and add phone to contact info
    - Scroll down and add address in household info; click “Save”
    - If you would like to add your student to your family profile, click the arrow/ dropbox on the right side of the“Family Info” tab
         - Click “Add a Child”, enter child info, select grade,team and note any musical education programs your child participates in.
    - Click “Save” ; verify info; click “Continue”
    - Select membership level
    - Select your preferred payment method
         - You may pay via paypal, cash, or check. Cash/ Checks can be placed in an envelope marked ”PTO Membership” and dropped in the main office at Boyce Middle School
    - Click “Continue Registration”

    Congratulations! You’ve paid your student activity fee and registered with the PTO.


    Thanks for your support!


    If you have any questions, please contact PTO President Gina Swanson at ginaswanson.9697< at> gmail.com

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