June 3, 2020 | Volume 14
News to Know
Introducing the Boone PTO Website!
We are excited to reveal the brand new Boone PTO website at https://boonepto.org . It is truly a wealth of information and will be your go-to source for PTO events, volunteering, and sponsorships! The content will continue to grow and evolve as plans take shape, so check back often for updates!
Corporate Sponsorships now available for 2020-21
Would your company be interested in sponsoring Boone next year? We have opportunities 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 .
Buy early bird tickets now for Boone Bash 2020!
Sponsored by
Calling all Boone Bulldog Parents to show your school spirit and join us for Boone Bash 2020! This is sure to be the parent party of the year, so come mix, mingle, and get to know our wonderful parents! Tickets can be purchased now at https://boonepto.org/boonebash

Don’t miss out on the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL of $55 per ticket for the first 100 tickets sold. After that, tickets will be $70 each. Every ticket includes dinner and 2 drinks. Additional drink tickets may be purchased for $10 each via the website or during the event. If the event is delayed due to COVID-19, your tickets will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled event date.

For questions, please contact our chairs Allie Leary, Kristin Moore, and Christine Stanwood at parentsocial@boonepto.org .
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.
Register now for the UP Library Summer Reading Contest!
Registration is now open for UP with Reading, University Park Public Library’s popular summer reading program for kids. You can sign up  here . Library staff will mail sign-up prizes and tokens to all UP with Reading participants. In the next few weeks, staff will detail how participants can pick up their yard signs. 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!

Help Boone win for the first time ever!

Thank you to our generous donors!
UP Elementary PTA donates an additional $20,000 to the Boone PTO!
The UP Elementary PTA has recently gifted an additional $20,000 to the Boone PTO. This gift is in addition to the nearly $60,000 that each of the elementary PTAs, including UP, donated to the Boone PTO last fall. This gift is yet another testament to the tremendous support and generosity that the HPISD community has towards our new school. All of the HPISD PTAs have gone to great lengths to ensure that Boone is able to offer our students the same superior experience on day one that we enjoy at all the other HPISD schools. We are immensely grateful for this act of generosity by the UP PTA and its families. Please join us in thanking them for this gift!
Thank you for supporting the first ever Boone Online auction!
Thanks to the incredible generosity of our Boone families, the online auction raised nearly $35,000 for our school! These proceeds will go towards the more than $400,000 which the PTO hopes to gift to Boone next year. These funds will go towards vital programs like Spanish & our school garden, teacher professional development, instructional aides, teacher appreciation & gifts, classroom technology and more. Thank you so much for your ongoing support!
Paragon Furniture donates furniture for Innovation Lab
Paragon Furniture Inc. has donated more than $40,000 of furniture to outfit the Boone Innovation Lab. This space will be enjoyed by all Boone students as a place to collaborate and problem solve with hands-on projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The flexible furniture provided by Paragon will give our students the perfect environment in which to collaborate and innovate. Thank you, Paragon!
Bravo from the Boone Bulldogs!
Our new PTO website is truly top notch! Thank you to website chair Meredith Turner for the many hours she has dedicated to making it great. What a fabulous job!

Thank you to our auction chairs Jamie O'Boyle, Sarah Hall, and Tiffany Brooks , as well as Ways & Means Officer Emily Boles for all of their help with coordinating the online auction! The cute logos for the online auction were courtesy of Tara Cosgrove.

Our spirit wear chairs Kelsey Coady and Jennifer Vaughn have been hard at work also. Jennifer designed the t-shirts for the online auction and has also designed some fabulous items that will be for sale in Back-to-School Sign-Up. Kelsey has been tracking down vendors, pricing, and more!

Jennifer Vaughn, Meredith Turner, and Tara Cosgrove have also designed some really cute event logos that you can find on our PTO website. Thank you all for donating your time and talents to us!

Bravo, team!
Connect with us
Principal, Amanda Reyes, reyesa@hpisd.org
PTO President, Blythe Koch, president@boonepto.org
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