• 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:  
    https://tools.ptoffice.com/reg/PA_BMSPA6B
    (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

     


    MISSION OF THE PTO

    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. 

     


    THE PURPOSE OF THE PTO

    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.