Special Edition | July 29,2020
BSSU Insider News - Volume 4
Welcome to your 4th and final edition of BSSU Insider News! We hope you've found these helpful and informative and would love to hear your feedback!

Be sure to complete BSSU starting tomorrow through August 7th.
Why is there fundraising in BSSU (and for HPISD at all)?
HPISD has fewer dollars per student than neighboring districts since nearly 70% of our tax dollars are recaptured by the state and redistributed to lower income districts. This also means HPISD teachers make a couple thousand dollars less on average than those in neighboring districts! Fundraising helps close this budget gap for both our students and teachers and, because fundraising is not subject to recapture, every $1 in fundraising is equivalent to $3 that would have to be collected in taxes!
Why should I give, especially with so much uncertainty?
The Boone PTO aims to contribute over $450,000 to Boone's budget this year to help pay for the following, which are needed regardless of whether we are online or in-person.
  • Teacher supplies and instructional materials
  • Instructional software subscriptions and classroom technology
  • Teacher professional development and graduate degrees
  • Teacher appreciation gifts (full-time teachers will each receive over $800 in gifts from the PTO this year, in addition to the $400 in gifts paid for by the Class Gift Fund)
  • Instructional aides for every grade who will continue to meet with small groups of students
  • Spanish teacher who will continue to provide the Passport to Spanish program for all students
  • Copiers, toner, and printing supplies for teachers
What is the Family Giving Campaign?
This is one of the most cost-effective ways you can give to Boone. You can also receive some fun benefits like a Boone 2020-21 bumper sticker, yard sign, and event tickets. This year ONLY, those who give at least $2,500 will have their name on a permanent legacy wall commemorating Boone's inaugural year. You can give right in BSSU or mail us a check if you prefer. Don't forget to submit to your company for matching if available!
Bumper Sticker for everyone who gives any amount!
Yard sign for those giving $300 or more!
How else can I help?
We also need volunteers to make everything run at Boone! While there is some uncertainty about on campus volunteers and activities right now, we want to be ready to help when needed and able to do so. In BSSU, you can tell us how you can help and also provide the information needed for the required background check for all on-campus volunteers.
  • Room Parent in charge of photography or monthly class communications
  • Cafeteria Volunteer (our biggest need as soon as school re-opens!)
  • Monthly shift in the Spirit Shop, Teacher Workroom, Garden, Library, or hanging student artwork
  • Committee Volunteer to help plan and execute the Readathon, Parent Social, STEAM Showcase, Auction, or Grandfriends' Day
We can't make Boone the best it can be without your help! We hope you will contribute and get involved!
 If you have questions or problems with BSSU, please contact the BSSU Help Desk by phone at 214-780-4040 or by email at myhponline@hpisd.org weekdays starting tomorrow from 9am - 4pm. Also see the list of FAQ's here .
Connect with us
Principal, Amanda Reyes, reyesa@hpisd.org
PTO President, Blythe Koch, president@boonepto.org
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