June 15, 2020 | Volume 15
School News
Boone staff gearing up for school opening
Boone teachers and staff have been busy moving into classrooms and gearing up for our inaugural year! Our staff includes 24 teachers coming from HPISD schools, all of whom moved to Boone voluntarily because they are excited about helping open our new school! Our staff also has 15 teachers joining us from other districts. Collectively, our amazing staff has 274 years of teaching experience!

The staff list is now available on the Boone website and will be updated to include staff pictures in August.
Renovations underway to personalize Boone
Our school building is now sporting a new name tag, and other renovations are underway to turn "School #5" into Boone Elementary. We are excited to reveal other changes happening in the coming weeks! Follow us on Instagram or Facebook to see the latest!
Get involved!
Save the date for fun in 2020-21!
We have so many fun events planned for our inaugural year at Boone! Save the date for these awesome events, and see the full calendar on our PTO website!
35 more volunteers still needed for the cafeteria!
Did you know that volunteers are the ONLY servers and cashiers in the cafeteria? We can't serve lunch without your help! Some of our shifts are only half full, which simply won't work. We need 35 more people to take shifts.

Some ideas of how you could help:

  • Not signed up for a shift yet? Grab one!
  • Signed up for 1 shift but could do 2? Grab another!
  • Splitting a shift? Take a whole shift instead!
  • Signed up for a 5th week but have more time you could give? Switch to a more frequent shift and leave these open for working parents who need fewer.
  • Can't make it every month but could share a shift with your spouse? Great!
  • Have a grandparent in town? Ask them to take a shift!

It's just 2 hours per month, and we currently have openings every day but Friday. We need everyone to pitch in! Click here to submit your availability, or contact Lyndal Greth .
Only 16 early bird tickets left for Boone Bash 2020!
Save now by buying your early bird tickets! Boone Bash 2020, set for October 3rd, will be a fun time to meet and mingle with fellow Boone parents. Every ticket includes dinner and 2 drinks. Early bird tickets are $55 each. Once they're gone, the price increases to $70 each. Get yours now!

For questions, please contact our chairs Allie Leary, Kristin Moore, and Christine Stanwood at parentsocial@boonepto.org .
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Seeking information about extracurricular groups
Do you lead an extracurricular group like the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, or Destination Imagination? Are you involved in a popular sports club like Scots baseball, soccer or lacrosse? If so, the best way to spread the word about your group to the Boone community is through the Community page on the PTO website. To have your group's information added, visit our website .

This page will only be used to post basic information about who to contact or how to join groups which may be of interest to our students. It is not a community feedback forum or a place for general community announcements.

Looking for information about how to join these groups? Be sure to check the Community Board regularly for updates!
Spread the word about the Boone Preschool Association
The Boone Preschool Association is now accepting members! The BPA is a great way to meet other families with young children who will one day be Boone Bulldogs. The BPA will host play dates and fun events for the kids, as well as parent meetings and socials . The BPA will also help raise money for Boone Elementary School.

Membership is open to anyone who lives in the Boone attendance zone and has a child Kindergarten-age or younger. Those with older children can also join as sustaining members in order to participate in social events and have access to group communications. (Please note that the traditional incoming Kindergarten events may not be able to happen this summer due to COVID-19 restrictions.)

Click here to learn more and join, and spread the word to your friends!

Contact BPA President, Beth Smith with questions.
Help Boone win the Summer Reading Contest!
Registration is now open for UP with Reading, University Park Public Library’s popular summer reading program for kids. The program runs through July 31. Along with receiving sign-up prizes and a yard sign, program participants will be awarded prizes for 10, 20, 30, and 40 hours of reading:
  • 10 hours - Participation certificate and JD’s Chippery coupon 
  • 20 hours - Brag tag 
  • 30 hours - Drawstring backpack 
  • 40 hours - Book donated to charity and wizard wand 
  • 50 hours - Entry into grand prize drawing 

The HPISD school whose students collectively read the most hours will be awarded the Readers Cup trophy to live in their library for the 2020-21 school year!
Corporate Sponsorships now available
Would your company be interested in sponsoring Boone next year? We have opportunities starting at $500 that will give your company community recognition while greatly benefiting our school!

If you or someone you know is interested, learn more on our sponsorships page , or contact Corporate Solicitations Chair, Jacky Pincoffs .
Incoming Kindergarten Survey
If you have an incoming Kindergartener, please remember to complete the Boone Kindergarten Questionnaire to provide some preliminary information about your child.

For more information, please read the attached letter from Principal Reyes.
Bravo from the Boone Bulldogs!
Thank you to Treasurer Mary Dalrymple for hosting budget and procedure meetings with all of our chairs, and thank you to all of our chairs who attended!

We are so grateful for Cafeteria Volunteer Chair Lyndal Greth, who continues to work behind the scenes to fill all of our cafeteria shifts. It's a tough job, and she does it with a smile!

Corporate Solicitations Chair, Jacky Pincoffs , and Ways & Means Officer, Emily Boles , are doing an outstanding job of connecting with corporate sponsors. Thank you!

Thank you to Lauren Haig , Lauren Jackson , and Karin Shoffner for recently answering the call to fill PTO vacancies due to school moves. They have joined the PTO team as Cafeteria Finance Elect, STEAM Co-Chair, and Publicity Chair, respectively.

We've finally finished our turnover meetings! Thank you to those of you who have recently attended one!
  • Treasurer, Mary Dalrymple, and Treasurer-Elect, Kacy Ellis
  • Building & Grounds Chair, Ryan Naggar
  • Teacher Appreciation Chairs, Brittany Dyer, Audrey Robertson, and Amy Tremper
  • Newsletter Chair, Stephanie Virag
Connect with us
Principal, Amanda Reyes, reyesa@hpisd.org
PTO President, Blythe Koch, president@boonepto.org
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