Winter Blast --- Coming Soon!   Don't Miss Out on the FUN!!

    The The Upper St. Clair Youth Steering Committee  WINTER BLAST is February 22, 2020 for all 5th and 6th graders.  
    The Winter Blast includes bingo, dodgeball tournament, inflatable fun, pizza, carnival games and more.    The entrance fee is $10, plus a non-perishable food or personal care donation to SHIM.  
    Registration is still available!  IT IS RECOMMENDED TO PRE-REGISTER ONLINE using this link:  

    ???? 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:

    Staff Appreciation Lunch -- We Need Your Help!

    To cap off the Random Acts of Kindness week, the Boyce PTO is hosting a Picnic Luncheon for our hardworking staff on February 21. 
    Please help us make this Staff Appreciation Luncheon another great success by donating food/drinks.
    Please see the attached Sign Up Genius which outlines a list of food and drink donations needed!!
    Please have all donations to the Boyce Middle School front office by 10am on 2/21!
    If it is more convenient, you may contact Nikki Sullivan to make arrangements to drop off your donation beforehand (nikhokie@yahoo.com).
    We cannot thank all of you enough for your continued support this year!
    Boyce Staff Appreciation Committee

    YSC - Winter Blast


    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


    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!

     Valentine Grams 

    Would you like to surprise your Boyce student with a Valentine message?

    In conjunction with Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 10-14) Student Council is selling Valentine Grams through February 13th to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

    Simply print out a blank copy, write a message to your Boyce student and send it in with your donation to Amy Antonio (sixth grade students) or Tonia Autieri (fifth grade students).   Click Here to Download Valentine Gram

    Student Council will attach a Valentine pencil to the Valentine Gram. All Valentine Grams will be delivered on Friday, Feb. 14. Any donation is appreciated! Our goal is to raise $1,000! Checks can be made payable to Boyce Middle School (Valentine Gram donation in memo). Please be sure your child's first and last name and homeroom teacher are written on the Valentine Gram. Questions? Contact Mrs. Antonio at aantonio@uscsd.k12.pa.us.



     Chess Club - Winter Session


    Boyce PTO is pleased to announce that the Winter session for Boyce Chess Club starts on February 5, 2020!

    Is your child interested in learning Chess or looking for an opportunity to practice his/her skills and/or learn more strategies? Boyce PTO has teamed up with USC High School instructors to bring you a 5-week chess club session this winter.


    Location: Boyce Middle School

    Days: Wednesdays 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4

    Time: Immediately after school until 4:30 PM.  Pick-up of child will be at the front doors of Boyce Middle School.

    Who: 5th and 6th graders

    Cost: $5/child

    At this time, space is limited to 30 students so please register by February 1st to secure a spot for your child. Please register and pay online athttps://tools.ptoffice.com/Stores/Chess2868
    If your student is unable to make this session of chess club, we are offering 1 more session this school year!

    **Important Info:

    • Please send a note into school if your child will be getting picked up by someone other than their parent or legal guardian.
    • Also, please send a note if your child will be attending EDS after the program. If your child will be going every week, only one note at the beginning will be necessary. However, if this will be intermittent, please send a note each week that your child will be attending EDS.
    • Parents MUST come to the school doors to sign out the child at the end of the day, children will ONLY be released at the front doors.
    • Registration will be first come, first join. Please register and pay online. An email will not be an acceptable form of registration.

     Please feel free to contact me at yeshamk@gmail.com for any questions.

    The Pit is It!

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    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.

    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

    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.

    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


     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




    Box Tops For Education Fall Collection Drive

    It's once again time for Boyce PTO's Box Tops for Education fall collection drive! The Fall Box Tops for Education collection drive will start this Monday October 7th and last for three weeks, ending on Friday October 25th. Please send in all of your unexpired clipped/saved box tops to school with your child during this period. This is a very simple and valuable program to earn money for our school's PTO!
    As many of you may know, the Box Tops for Education program is beginning to phase out their clipped box tops program and is transitioning to a digital app-based platform. Here is a link to download the latest information regarding the Box Tops for Education program, with specific details about downloading the app to your smart phone. Be sure to set Boyce Middle School as your designated school in the app. Then simply start scanning your receipts into the app within 14 days of purchase! We really appreciate your help and participation with this Boyce fundraiser. Please contact Aylin Aksehirli with any questions at aylinaksehirli@gmail.com.



    Welcome to Boyce PTO


    Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

    I am looking forward to a great year for our students, staff and families.  

    We are excited to announce that we have a new software system to improve our communications and allow for online payment of PTO dues and Student Activity fees.  

    Have you registered online yet?  If not, check out this link and complete these simple steps:  
    (Please note that this is a new and improved link from the one provided in the back to school packet.  We appreciate your patience as we work to refine this process!)   

    Our website will be soon be updated for the current year, so be sure to check back often.  

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at ginaswanson.9697@gmail.com.   

    See you at our first PTO meeting!

    Thank you,

    Gina Swanson
    PTO President



    To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.

    To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children.

    To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation. 



    To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school and community.

    To raise the standards of home life.

    To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.

    To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.

    To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.