Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Celebrating 2017!

Fun Final Week

Despite the water and heat Hoover Rockets had a fun last week of school.

4th Graders at Fairway Farms 

KG putting picnic fun!

KG making Red and White and Blue necklaces

Clap Out

Our 4th graders walked through the building one last time as our Hoover Rockets clapped them out. We will miss each of you!  Please come back and visit and know that you will always be a Hoover Rocket.

Congratulations Mrs. Lempke

Mrs. Lempke will be retiring after teaching Kindergarten for 30 years.  We will miss her and we wish relaxing, wonderful, adventurous retirement days.

Fourth Grade DVD

Thank you to Mrs. Akahoshi and Mrs. Gregg for putting together the 4th grade DVD.  They had a great time watching it and each student has a DVD full of memories.  Thank you to the PTA for supporting us.

Autograph Day

Students signed yearbooks on Wednesday to remember a great 2017 school year.

Thank you to the PTA for all your hard work on the 4th grade DVDs.  Each student got a DVD to remember their time at Hoover.  Please continue to support our local businesses that support Hoover including:  Panera, Jimmy Johns, Buffalo Wild Wings, Busches, Kroger, 5 Below, Menchies, Cebellas Pizza, and Little Caesars.  Please mention Hoover so they continue to donate and support our students. 

Parent Connect

Did you know that we will not be sending home letters with teacher notifications on Labor Day Weekend? You will need to be able to access Parent Connect to find out your child's teacher and what bus they will be taking. Please go to our website to access Parent Connect or click on this https://sisweb.resa.net/ParentPortal/



FUTURE DATES
8/22 LPS Bounce Back Night
8/23 Hoover Tour 5:30
8/24 Hoover Tour 10:00
9/5    First Day of School

Friday, June 9, 2017

Field Day Fun!

Hello Hoover Rockets,
Field Day
Waiting to dunk Mrs. Linn
We had a great time on Field Day.  The students enjoyed all the team activities and dunking Mrs.Bice, Mrs. Linn, Mr. Tony and Mr. O.  Thank you to all the volunteers!  We had many families come and eat lunch with their Hoover Rockets.  Thank you to Mrs. Hinkle for organizing this amazing family time at Hoover.
Mr. Tony in the tank.



Tire Roll

Learning about the Outdoor Classroom and the Bio-diversity Garden

Family Picnic Lunch!


First Grade Teachers at the Zoo.
End of the Year Field Trips
First grade went to the Detroit Zoo on Thursday and 3rd Grade went bowling.  4th Grade went on the Diamond Jack Riverboat Tour.  It was a great week to be a Hoover Rocket!









Third Grade Diorama Projects
Our third grade students shared their Diorama projects in the LMC last week.  We were so proud of all their hard work as they learned about Native Americans.


Thank you for stopping in to Menchies on Wednesday!  

Did you know that each grade level receives funding for transportation for field trips from our PTA? Thank you for supporting the fundraisers and events at Hoover.  It allows us to be able to offer field trips at reasonable costs.  Thanks for supporting Hoover!
6/13 4th Grade Swim Club Party
6/13 2nd Grade and Flak Beach Bash
6/13 KG End of Year Picnic
6/14 Field Day Rain Date
6/14 Autograph Day
6/15 1/2 Day of School Dismissal 12:10
6/16 4th Grade Clap Out 12:00
6/16 Last Day of School Dismissal 12:10

FUTURE DATES
8/22 LPS Bounce Back Night
8/23 Hoover Tour 5:30
8/24 Hoover Tour 10:00

Friday, June 2, 2017

Fun Times at Hoover


Hello Hoover Rockets,
We welcomed 80 future Kindergarten Students on Thursday.  It was great to meet their families and to share all the amazing things happening at Hoover.
STEVENSON GRAD CLAP OUT
At the end of the day on Thursday, our Hoover Rockets clapped out Hoover Alumni that graduated from Stevenson.  It was awesome seeing our students look up to the High School Seniors.  One Hoover student said "they are grown ups now".  Enjoy every day because before you know it your child will be graduating from Stevenson.

Field Day Reminders:
Our all-school Field Day is NEXT Wednesday, June 7th.

Grades K and 1st = 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM  (volunteer check-in at 9:00 AM in the front lobby)
Grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th = 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (volunteer check-in at 1:00 PM in the front lobby)

Volunteers are needed to help make the day a success.  
Please access the sign-up genius link to select a slot: 


Field Day Family Picnic
This year's Field Day includes a Family Picnic.  Please review the attachment.  All picnic guests must check-in at the north playground.  The picnic check-in begins at 11:45 AM

Heart, Heart, Heart!

Mr. O

Jiffy Field Trip
3rd Graders and Mrs. Flak's class went on a field trip to Jiffy.  They have been learning about Michigan made products.  
Ready for the tour.

Mrs. Cowher's class using Chromebooks.
First Grade has Tadpoles!
They have been writing about Tadpoles and Frogs.  Now they have tadpoles in their classroom and they have little back legs!

We have one last Spirit Day on Tuesday, June 6th, Crazy Hair Day.
Wednesday every Hoover Rocket will have a chance to dunk a staff member during Field Day.  Thank you for all your support with the Hoover Walk-a-thon this year.  Mrs. Cowher's class celebrated their class winning by enjoying Kona Ice and an hour of electronics.



Thank you PTA for our new Lobby and Office Chairs.  They look great!


Did you know what can you do as a parent to help offer kids well-balanced lifestyle filled with what kids NEED, not just what they WANT. Don’t be afraid to say “No!” to your kids if what they want is not what they need.
  • Provide nutritious food and limits snacks.
  • Spend one hour a day in green space: biking, hiking, fishing, watching birds/insects
  • Have a daily technology-free family dinner.
  • Play one board game a day. (List of family games) The Linns love Spot It and Pie Face.
  • Involve your child in one chore a day (folding laundry, tidying up toys, hanging clothes, unpacking groceries, setting the table etc)
  • Implement consistent sleep routine to ensure that your child gets lots of sleep in a technology-free bedroom
Teach responsibility and independence. Don’t over-protect them from small failures. It trains them the skills needed to overcome greater life’s challenges:
  • Don’t pack your child’s backpack, don’t carry her backpack, don’t bring to school his forgotten lunch box/agenda, and don’t peel a banana for a 5-year-old child. Teach them the skills rather than do it for them.
 Source:  Victoria Prooday www.YourOT.com
6/5 Spree Checks Due
6/6 Crazy Hair Spirit Day
6/7 Field Day K-1 AM 9:30-11:30  Parent Lunch 2-4 1:30-3:30 
6/8 1st Grade Zoo Field Trip, 3rd Grade and Flak Bowling
6/9 4th Grade Diamond Jack Field Trip
6/13 4th Grade Swim Club Party
6/13 2nd Grade and Flak Beach Bash
6/13 KG End of Year Picnic
6/14 Field Day Rain Date
6/14 Autograph Day
6/15 1/2 Day of School Dismissal 12:10
6/16 Last Day of School Dismissal 12:10

FUTURE DATES
8/22 LPS Bounce Back Night
8/23 Hoover Tour 5:30
8/24 Hoover Tour 10:00


Friday, May 26, 2017

Backyard Fun at Hoover!

Hello Hoover Rockets,

WOW!  We had a great week in the back yard at Hoover.  On Monday, Mrs. Skibinski's class planted the Biodiversity Garden.  Thank you to all the parents, volunteers, Livonia Garden Club members and Jimmy Johns for your valuable contributions to our beautiful garden.  Jimmy Johns donated food for the students and the volunteers.  They even came and helped plant in the dirt.  Please show your support for our local Jimmy Johns on Six Mile, by mentioning Hoover when you order your sandwiches. Did you know that Mrs. Skibinski's class was on WDIV last week?  They were planting the Bio-Diversity Garden.  Here is the link to see the story.

Getting the dirt ready!

Getting ready to plant.
Bio-diversity Garden finished.



Lunch!









Kidstock 2017!
We lucked out with the weather on Tuesday!  The students did an amazing job performing and sharing their special talents.  I was shocked to see all those black belts.  Thank you Mr. Murphy, Mrs. West, Mr. Tony, Mr. Trace, and all the Hoover teachers for all your assistance!  
We made $200 from the Burger Spot!  Thank you!

Hans Anderson shared his Outdoor Classroom Design and plan with families.  
KG parents proud of their children. 





Thank you for supporting your Hoover PTA by purchasing Kona Ice at Kidstock 2017!  We made over $200!  Our Hoover families ROCK!
We are looking forward to the Dunk Tank on Field Day.  The students raised enough money to hit our Target so Mrs. Linn, Mr. O, Mr. Tony and Mrs. Bice will be in the Dunk Tank on Field Day!

Did you know that the Livonia Library Program was here presenting the Summer Reading Incentive to all of our Hoover Rockets today?  If you would like to watch the video about the Summer Reading Program here is the link:  http://livoniapubliclibrary.org/node/83
Look closely to see Hoover in the video.
5/29 Memorial Day No School
5/29 Hoover Arbor Day on Livonia Cable 7:00 p.m.
6/1 Kindergarten Orientation
6/1 2nd Grade and Flak Zoo Field Trip
6/5 Spree Checks Due
6/6 Crazy Hair Spirit Day
6/7 Field Day K-1 AM 9:30-11:30  2-4 1:30-3:30 
6/8 1st Grade Zoo Field Trip, 3rd Grade and Flak Bowling
6/9 4th Grade Diamond Jack Field Trip
6/13 4th Grade Swim Club Party
6/13 2nd Grade and Flak Beach Bash
6/13 KG End of Year Picnic
6/14 Field Day Rain Date
6/14 Autograph Day
6/15 1/2 Day of School Dismissal 12:10
6/16 Last Day of School Dismissal 12:10


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hoover Cares!

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Thank you for the cereal donations!  We collected 305 cereal boxes for Blessings in a Backpack!
Dan Moore loading the cereal to deliver!

Corinne counting cereal boxes.

Eco-Action Update
Last Thursday, every class at Hoover totaled all of the pounds of paper and cardboard they have recycled in their classrooms since we began weighing in March.  Are you ready for the grand total?  In just 7 weeks, Hoover classrooms recycled 426 pounds!  That is a lot of paper that we saved from going into a landfill.  Good going Hoover Rockets!  

Some classes predicted the recycling grand total before we added it all up. Mrs. Cannell's class came in first place by predicting that our grand total would be 276 pounds.  Mrs. Horgan's class came in 2nd place with an estimate of 1,000 pounds.  

Keep recycling, weighing and graphing. You are making a difference. Together we can reach for a better world!

Kidstock 2017
The Hoover Outdoor Music Concert Rain Date has been changed to Tuesday, May 30.  We are watching the weather forecast very carefully.

Library News
This is the last week students can check out books from the library.  All books are due back to the Library on Friday, May 26th.  Please look around your house for any Hoover Library Books.  Thank you.






Butterflies in First Grade
Mrs. Poteracki's class has butterflies.  5 of our 6 butterflies have emerged from their chrysalis! The students are so excited to see them!




Thank you to our outgoing PTA board for all your hard work, dedication and time that you have donated to Hoover!  We appreciate all the planning, shopping, organizing, counting, fundraising and caring that you have provided.  Welcome to the new PTA Board!  We look forward to a great 2017/18 school year.
Mrs. Jungwirth, Mr. Grose, Jackson and Owen
tilling the Bio-Diversity Garden.
Bio-Diversity Garden
Mrs. Skibinski's class and Mrs. Jungwirth entered a contest the Subaru Loves the Earth Campaign!  We won a $100 Visa Gift Card and plants for the garden.  Congratulations!   Work has begun on the garden which is located behind the library and Mrs. Skibinski's classroom. 
5/23 Jiffy Field Trip Cannell, Cowher
5/23 Music Concert 6:00-8:00 p.m.
5/25 Jiffy Field Trip Flak, Fortier
5/26 PJ Spirit Day
5/29 Memorial Day No School
5/29 Hoover Arbor Day on Livonia Cable 7:00 p.m.
5/30 Music Concert 6:00-8:00 p.m. Rain Day6/1 Kindergarten Orientation
6/1 2nd Grade and Flak Zoo Field Trip
6/5 Spree Checks Due
6/6 Crazy Hair Day
6/7 Field Day K-1 AM 9:30-11:30  2-4 1:30-3:30 
6/8 1st Grade Zoo Field Trip, 3rd Grade and Flak Bowling
6/9 4th Grade Diamond Jack Field Trip
6/13 4th Grade Swim Club Party
6/13 2nd Grade and Flak Beach Bash
6/13 KG End of Year Picnic
6/14 Field Day Rain Date
6/14 Autograph Day
6/15 1/2 Day of School Dismissal 12:10
6/16 Last Day of School Dismissal 12:10



Friday, May 12, 2017

Confident Hoover Rockets!

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Last Monday, we welcomed the new Cass Families to Hoover.  They enjoyed a tour by some of our own students, staff and parents.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a great event for our future Hoover Rockets.

M-STEP
Our 3rd graders have completed the M-STEP assessment and 4th grade began on Thursday.  They are doing an amazing job showing GRIT and CONFIDENCE!

Mrs. Cannell's class
Masterworks
On Tuesday in Ms. Charochak's class they had Masterworks.  The kids tried painting like Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel, lying on their back under their desks.  They talked about how it was even more challenging for Michelangelo because he was up in the air on a scaffold.




Everyone is invited to join us for our May PTA meeting Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.  We will be discussing the Outdoor Concert and brainstorming ideas for next year.  We will also be voting on the Executive Board for the 2017/18 school year.

This is the Slate of Officers:
President:  Elizabeth Stempeck
1st Vice President:  Tracie Lang
2nd Vice President:  Christina Testa
Treasurer:  Nicole Dant
Assistant Treasurer:  Jennifer Connolly
Recording Secretary:  Nancy Gregg
Corresponding Secretary:  Tracey Schenk

Livonia Spree

Plan to enjoy the Spree  NOW and SAVE $9 off the regular price of $25.  Discounted pre-sale wristband vouchers are available now through June 5th for $16 each (wristband valid for Tuesday, June 20 - Saturday, June 24).  Just send a check made out to "Hoover PTA" in an envelope marked "Spree."  Be sure to include your student's name and teacher.


One of the Climate Characteristics we are focusing on this month is Confidence.  Here are some phrases that help build Confidence in your children.

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5/16 PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
5/17 SACC Registration 4:30-6:00 p.m.
5/23 Jiffy Field Trip Cannell, Cowher
5/23 Music Concert 6:00-8:00 p.m.
5/25 Jiffy Field Trip Flak, Fortier
5/25 Music Concert 6:00-8:00 p.m. Rain Day
5/26 PJ Spirit Day
5/29 Memorial Day No School
5/29 Hoover Arbor Day on Livonia Cable 7:00 p.m.
6/1 Kindergarten Orientation
6/1 2nd Grade and Flak Zoo Field Trip
6/5 Spree Checks Due
6/7 Field Day K-1 AM 9:30-11:30  2-4 1:30-3:30 
6/8 1st Grade Zoo Field Trip, 3rd Grade and Flak Bowling
6/9 4th Grade Diamond Jack Field Trip
6/13 4th Grade Swim Club Party
6/13 2nd Grade and Flak Beach Bash
6/13 KG End of Year Picnic
6/14 Field Day Rain Date
6/14 Autograph Day
6/15 1/2 Day of School Dismissal 12:10
6/16 Last Day of School Dismissal 12:10