Friday, September 20, 2019

9.20.10

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Thank you to all the parents that attended Curriculum Night and Open House on Tuesday.  It was a huge success.  Our Hoover Rockets enjoyed the magician and parents are prepared to make this a successful school year for their children.



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Coffee with the Principal

Please join us on Thursday, September 26th at 9:00 am for Coffee with the Principal.  This is a chance for you to get to know Mrs. Linn, our new staff and to find out about current events happening in and around Hoover.

Girl Scouts Information Meeting
On Monday, September 23rd Girl Scouts will be having an information meeting at 7:00 in the Community Room at Hoover. 

Did you know that we have many new staff at Hoover this year?  Each week we will feature a staff member in this section of the blog for you to get to know.
MICHELLE GUERRIERO Physical Education Teacher
My name is Michelle Guerriero and I grew up in the Detroit area, attended parochial schools K – 12.  I earned my bachelors degree from Central Michigan University and my masters from Wayne State University.  I have 1 sister, 1 brother and 4 beautiful nieces and one adorable great niece.
My hobbies include exercising, especially running, golfing, and watching or playing most sports.  I watch most Detroit professional teams and attend games when I can.  I am a Michigan State fan but my allegiance is with CMU.  I enjoy reading, baking and spending time with my family.

I look forward to meeting teachers, students & parents in the Hoover community.

HOOVER SPIRIT WEAR – Don’t miss out on the FREE SHIPPING offer that ends Monday, September 23rd.   Simply go towww.hooverspiritwear.com choose your items, select your designs, place your order, and your spirit wear will be shipped directly to your home! There are lots of new designs to choose from. They also make great gift ideas!

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, September 27 - The kids voted for the Secret Life of Pets 2.  Watch for the flyer in backpack mail.  Pizza pre-orders will be due next Thursday.  Concessions with candy, beverages, popcorn and other snacks will also be available for purchase.  Remember to bring blankets and chairs.  To volunteer at this event, here is the sign-up genius link:  

WALK-A-THON – Wednesday, October 2 – Encourage your student to collect pledges for this annual event.  If you have out of town friends or family who want to support Hoover, here is the PayPal link:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=aQvVA7KadRRQLKSqVcF0UvLYivYoWdaz0Sxy1v_62Bn_BO9xtPfDrJB8dkvJI52LBX5nGm&country.x=US&locale.x=US    There will be a surprise for the winning classrooms and students from each grade!   This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  The funds collected from the walk-a-thon help the PTA give back to our school, staff and so much more throughout the year.  Come on out and support your student.  Noise makers, pom poms and cheers are welcome!  

BANNER CONTEST FOR WALK-A-THON:  We want to thank those students who participated in the banner contest.  All entries are hanging up in the teacher lounge for staff to vote.  The winner will be announced September 23rd.   A huge banner will be created out of the winning picture to be carried at the Walk-a-Thon.   All the pictures will be displayed in the main hallway at Hoover to show off the creativity of our talented students.  

PALS (Parents At Lunch) You can sign up to come in the lunch room and help students open items in their lunch so they have more time to eat. Click on the link and select the days that you are available. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C49AFAB29A7FD0-pals2

Welcome Table If you would like to greet students in the morning and help with the late arrivals please click on this link and select the days that are available:


9/26 Coffee with the Principal 9:00 a.m.
9/27 Outdoor Movie Night 7:00 p.m.
9/30, 10/1, 10/4, 10/9, 10/10 Hearing Screenings KG, 1st, 2nd, 4th
10/2 Walk-A-Thon 9:15 3rd, 9:45 4th, 10:30 2nd, 11:00 1st, 11:30 KG, Count Day
10/8 PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.
10/16 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/17 Half Day Dismissal at 12:10, Afternoon and Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/18 Half Day Dismissal at 12:10, Afternoon Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/18 Spirit Day Gum Day ($1)
10/24 Picture Retake Day
10/25 Hoot N'Howl 6-8:00 p.m.
11/5 No School Professional Development Day
11/12 PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.
11/27-11/29 No School Thanksgiving Break

Friday, September 13, 2019

9.13.19

Hello Hoover Rockets,
WOW!  It was a busy, fun week at Hoover.  We celebrated Freedom Run, got our pictures taken and enjoyed a PJ Spirit Day.

Freedom Run
Thank you to Mr. O, our PTA, our 4th grade leaders and the parent volunteers that made Freedom Run a huge success.  The students enjoyed cold popsicles after exercising their heart muscle and learning about our rights as U.S. Citizens.



Mrs. Eckerle's Class on Freedom Run

Curriculum Night/Open House

Please plan on attending our Curriculum Night and Open House on Tuesday, September 17th. This is a very important evening for you to learn about the curriculum, classroom routines and expectations. Last year we had 94% participation. We know we can beat that this year. Mark your calendars! We will have a magician in the Multipurpose Room so parents can attend the Curriculum Night sessions and focus on the critical information.
5:30-6:15 K-2 Curriculum Night
6:15-6:30 Open House
6:30-7:15 3-4 Curriculum Night

Exercise Trail
Our Exercise Trail is getting a lot of use all ready.  Students are walking laps, and doing push ups during recess.  Thank you to our own Hoover Alumni Jay Patterson for making this his Eagle Scout Project.  Thank you to Mr. Shawn Grose, Mr. O, our Hoover families that volunteered and the Boy Scout Troop.  They spend hundreds of hours to make this a reality for our Hoover Rockets!

New Mural in the Kindergarten Hallway
Mr. Poteracki was busy in August painting this beautiful wall mural to help us honor Kellen.  Kellen loved monkeys, being a Hoover Rocket and spending time with his SACC friends.  A star has been named in his honor and can be found in the Pegasus Constellation.  Thank you Mr. Poteracki for sharing your amazing creative talents with Hoover.



Student Check-Out
Please remember that a parent must come into the
office to sign-out his/her student for appointments
or early exit. The office will then call down for the
student, and the child leaves the office with his/her
parent. Children cannot be dismissed directly from
the classroom, lunchroom, or the playground to the
parent.
We must have record of the adult picking up the
child and be able to provide visual recognition of
this adult, or check the identification of another
adult who has been sent in the parent’s place.
Please know that some of our staff who are new to
Hoover may not recognize you and may ask for ID
this is for your child’s safety and well being. Thank
you for cooperating with this important procedure.
Going Home
Going home with another Student. Many of our
students enjoy planning play dates with friends
after school. If you have given permission for
your child to go to a friend’s house after school,
a NOTE from the parent of EACH student
involved MUST be sent to school. The written
note documents permission and ensures safety
without confusion. Also, when a bus is involved,
the office is required to have students give the
bus driver a Guest Bus Pass.

Student Drop-Off
What would a start-of-the-year
newsletter be without a few reminders
about the parking lot!! Mr. O’Loughlin,
Mr. Tony, Ms. Mitchell,
Mrs. Bice and Mrs. Jungwirth and I ask
for your cooperation with the following:
*In the north parking lot used for
student drop off and pick up, cars must be
continuously moving through the right drop off
lane, stopping only to drop off your student. If
you are desirous of watching your child walk to
the line-up area, please use one of the many
parking spaces to park your car - even those
waiting only a short time delay the other families
waiting to drop off.
*When dropping off, please move as far
forward as possible so that additional cars are
able to move in behind you. Our boys and girls
do just fine walking those few extra yards, and it
allows traffic to move freely.
*In the area marked “NO PARKING” cars should
NOT be parked, or left sitting, in that lane, as
it disrupts the flow off all other traffic. You are
welcome to use a parking spot if you would like
to assist your child out of the car - please only
use the lane if your child will be independently
exiting the vehicle.
*When walking from the parking lot to the
school, please always use the crosswalk so that
we can ensure your safety and the safety of your
child. Our parking lot supervisors are happy to
stop traffic so that you and your family are able
to cross.
*This year, we have four Kindergarten classes
dismissing in the afternoon. Many of these
parents are parking in the lot and walking their
children back to their car. If you have older
students, perhaps they could cross Levan, with
our wonderful crossing guards and you could
meet them at the swim club parking lot or across
the street.
*For parent pick up at the end of the day, as well
as during drop off in the morning, please DO
NOT use the SOUTH LOT, which is for staff and
busses only. All parents and visitors are asked to
use the NORTH LOT. Thank you.


Did you know that we have many new staff at Hoover this year?  Each week we will feature a staff member in this section of the blog for you to get to know.

My name is Amy West and I am one of the new music teachers here at Hoover! This is my 17th year teaching music, and my 9th year with LPS. After graduating from WMU, I started my career in Lansing, Michigan, then taught music in Ohio & Montana, then moved back home to Michigan! I have loved music my whole life, and decided to be a music teacher when I was in 4th grade! Music is such a nice way to express your creativity and emotion. I love helping children find their singing voice, and teaching them to play instruments. My goal this year is to make the music room a safe, peaceful and fun place where students can feel comfortable being creative as they explore and build their musical skills.

In my spare time I travel as much as possible with my family. I have a husband and a 13 year old son, Calvin. We reside in Farmington. I have a green thumb, and love spending time in my perennial gardens. I spend as music time in nature as I possibly can! I love hiking and camping in our national parks. Over the summer I drove my son out west to see Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Mt. Rushmore, Badlands, and Theodore Roosevelt National Parks. My favorite summer memory was having snowball fight with my son in August, at 10,900 ft! 

I am looking forward to meeting my Hoover students and having fantastic year in the music room!

Mrs. Amy West
Music Teacher 
HOOVER SPIRIT WEAR - Hoover Spirit Wear is here! FREE SHIPPING is being offered September 6-23. Simply go towww.hooverspiritwear.com choose your items, select your designs, place your order, and your spirit wear will be shipped directly to your home! There are lots of new designs to choose from. They also make great gift ideas! Don’t miss out!

PALS (Parents At Lunch) You can sign up to come in the lunch room and help students open items in their lunch so they have more time to eat. Click on the link and select the days that you are available. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C49AFAB29A7FD0-pals2

Welcome Table If you would like to greet students in the morning and help with the late arrivals please click on this link and select the days that are available:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094caaad22aaf94-hoover1

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT – On September 27th come join us for our annual evening movie behind Hoover. Kids will be voting between 2 movie choices. Pre-ordered pizzas will be available for purchase as well as concessions with candy, beverages, popcorn and other snacks.

WALK-A-THON – Keep an eye out for paperwork coming home via backpack mail next week for our annual WALK-A-THON. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! The funds collected from this event help support our Hover Rockets & staff. Our PTA board members will be visiting the classrooms to chat briefly with the kids and help build the excitement. The event date is Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

BANNER CONTEST FOR WALK-A-THON: All students are welcome to participate in our search for a creative design for the Walk-a-Thon banner. Every year we collect entries, then the Hoover staff votes on the winning picture. Look for a yellow flyer in your welcome packet for more details. The deadline for entries is September 17th and the winner will be announced September 23. All entries will be displayed in the main hallway at Hoover to show off the creativity of our talented students. The winner will receive an award at the walk-a-thon, have the opportunity to show off their banner at the Holiday Parade and have their picture and design in the yearbook.
9/17 Open House and Curriculum Night
        5:30-6:15 K-2 Curriculum Night (Parents only)
        6:15-6:30  Open House
        6:30-7:15 3-4 Curriculum Night (Parents only)
9/26 Coffee with the Principal 9:00 a.m.
9/27 Outdoor Movie Night 7:00 p.m.
10/2 Walk-A-Thon, Count Day
10/8 PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.
10/16 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/17 Half Day Dismissal at 12:10, Afternoon and Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/18 Half Day Dismissal at 12:10, Afternoon Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/18 Spirit Day Gum Day ($1)




Sunday, September 8, 2019

Hoover Week #2

Hello Hoover Rockets,

We had a great first week of school!  The students are learning routines and enjoying getting to know their teacher and classmates.  Thanks for taking time to open and read the weekly blog. Our Hoover Rockets achieve great academic success when we communicate together and work as a team.




iReady Testing this Week

All next week, our first-fourth graders will be assessed in Reading and Math using the i-Ready Diagnostic assessment on the computer.
Please make sure your child is well-rested and motivated to do well!  Please avoid appointments during the school day if at all possible.
Healthy habits promote success!  Thank you for your continued support.

Pink Emergency Cards
Please return the pink emergency cards ASAP! This is our connection to you, meeting all of your child's needs.

Climate Character Traits


Each month at Hoover we focus on a climate character trait. This month we are focusing on RESPONSIBILITY!









Freedom Run

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019 our Hoover Rockets will spell out USA and hear some of our rights as US Citizens.  Then they will run for a little while.  Please make sure they are dressed comfortably and wearing red, white and blue.If you would like to volunteer to help with the Freedom Run please click on the link below to sign up.

Picture Day is Thursday, September 12th

All students will get their picture taken in the morning. Please remember to send in the picture day order form or you can go on-line to order pictures. The easiest way to order school pictures is by ordering at mylifetouch.com

Curriculum Night/Open House

Please plan on attending our Curriculum Night and Open House on Tuesday, September 17th. This is a very important evening for you to learn about the curriculum, classroom routines and expectations. Last year we had 94% participation. We know we can beat that this year. Mark your calendars! We will have a magician in the Multipurpose Room so parents can attend the Curriculum Night sessions and focus on the critical information.
5:30-6:15 K-2 Curriculum Night
6:15-6:30 Open House
6:30-7:15 3-4 Curriculum Night

Money Mondays
Our Hoover staff pay $1 to wear jeans on Mondays and the funds are used to support a needy family during the holidays.

Library Volunteers
If you're looking for a fun way to volunteer at Hoover, sign up to be a library volunteer!  Volunteers help out with book check-in/check-out, shelving, labeling new books, and creating displays.  No experience is necessary.  I am looking for 1-2 people to come in during each library time. For Kindergarten classes, I'd love to have 2 helpers each week!  If you can commit to coming every week, that would be great!  The link is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4caaad28a46-library1   
If you'd like to help out, but can't commit to volunteering weekly, there are always opportunities to volunteer during book fair.  In addition, if you are creative and want to donate your time and energy, I can always use help creating bulletins and displays."  
Did you know that we have many new staff at Hoover this year?  Each week we will feature a staff member in this section of the blog for you to get to know.

Christine Broom, Resource Room Teacher

As a former Hoover student, I am so excited to be back! I have taught at Johnson Upper Elementary for the past 4 years as a Center Resource Teacher.  My husband Matt and I met in our high school foods class at Stevenson, and after graduating college, we decided to move back to Livonia. We have been married for 4 years and welcomed our beautiful son Benjamin this past December. He is 8 months old and is so much fun! I am nearing the end of my course work for my Master’s degree from Western Michigan. In my free time I love to run, read, and spend time at the lake.







FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WELCOME TENT - It was wonderful to meet some new families at the PTA tent. Glad some of you had time to chat and perhaps grab a cup of coffee. From the first day to the last day of school, your PTA will be here to share in the excitement.

FIRST PTA MEETING – Join us Tuesday September 10th at 6:30 pm for our first PTA meeting. We welcome everyone to share in the open discussion about the school year.

HOOVER SPIRIT WEAR - Hoover Spirit Wear is here! FREE SHIPPING is being offered September 6-23. Simply go to www.hooverspiritwear.com choose your items, select your designs, place your order, and your spirit wear will be shipped directly to your home! There are lots of new designs to choose from. They also make great gift ideas! Don’t miss out!

PALS (Parents At Lunch) You can sign up to come in the lunch room and help students open items in their lunch so they have more time to eat. Click on the link and select the days that you are available. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C49AFAB29A7FD0-pals2

Welcome Table If you would like to greet students in the morning and help with the late arrivals please click on this link and select the days that are available:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094caaad22aaf94-hoover1

SPIRIT DAY - Each year we collect Spirit Day funds and make a donation to a charity that touches the heart of our Hoover Rockets. Students can donate $1 to do something fun on a Friday. Our first Spirit Day is Friday, September 13th. Students who choose to donate $1.00 can wear their pajamas for the day.

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT – On September 27th come join us for our annual evening movie behind Hoover. Kids will be voting between 2 movie choices. Pre-ordered pizzas will be available for purchase as well as concessions with candy, beverages, popcorn and other snacks.

WALK-A-THON – Keep an eye out for paperwork coming home via backpack mail next week for our annual WALK-A-THON. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! The funds collected from this event help support our Hover Rockets & staff. Our PTA board members will be visiting the classrooms to chat briefly with the kids and help build the excitement. The event date is Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

BANNER CONTEST FOR WALK-A-THON: All students are welcome to participate in our search for a creative design for the Walk-a-Thon banner. Every year we collect entries, then the Hoover staff votes on the winning picture. Look for a yellow flyer in your welcome packet for more details. The deadline for entries is September 17th and the winner will be announced September 23. All entries will be displayed in the main hallway at Hoover to show off the creativity of our talented students. The winner will receive an award at the walk-a-thon, have the opportunity to show off their banner at the Holiday Parade and have their picture and design in the yearbook.

NUTS ABOUT SCIENCE – A flyer just went home about this exciting after school program. Kids will enjoy hands on chemistry experiments that include slime, test tubes, polymers, chemical reactions and much more! Classes take place on Tuesdays in the Hoover Community Room. They begin September 24th and run 7 weeks through November 12th (no class 11/5). The goal is to “Make Science Fun”. There is a cost so please visit the website for more details: https://nutsaboutscience.com/hoover1-4/ or email Christina Testa at christina.testa80@gmail.com REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 18TH.

POPSICLES ON THE PLAYGROUND – On August 22, we helped welcome our new Kindergarten families with popsicles in the playground. Principal Linn offered tours of the school while the PTA supplied the popsicles, rocket tattoos and hand stamps for the kids. The Kindergartners had a chance to play and meet new friends while the parents mingled.


9/10 PTA Meeting 6:30 in the LMC
9/11 1:45 Freedom Run (Wear red, white, and blue)
9/12 Fall Picture Day
9/13    Spirit Day Pajama Day (students can pay $1 to wear pajamas)
9/17 Open House and Curriculum Night
        5:30-6:15 K-2 Curriculum Night (Parents only)
        6:15-6:30  Open House
        6:30-7:15 3-4 Curriculum Night (Parents only)
9/26 Coffee with the Principal 9:00  a.m.
9/27 Outdoor Movie Night 7:00 p.m.
10/2    WalkAThon, Count Day




Friday, August 23, 2019

Welcome to the Hoover Proud Blog

Hello Hoover Rockets,

School is right around the corner.  It is hard to believe that the school year is fast approaching.  I hope all of our Hoover Rockets are having a great summer.  I wanted to let you know some important information about school starting.

  • Tuesday, September 3: First Day for Students! (Students dismissed at 12:10 PM/No Lunch Served)
  • Tuesday, September 10: First PTA Meeting 6:30 PM (all families welcome)   
  • Thursday, September 17: Open House & Curriculum Night (information coming soon)

NEW WEBSITE

Hoover has a new website.  Here is the link. 




Parent Connect Reminder

Please take a few minutes to make sure that you are familiar with your Parent Connect account. It is an important resource for information about attendance, teacher assignments, lunch account balances and much more!  This is the way that students will find out who their teacher on Thursday, August 29th.  

Teacher Assignments will be posted on Parent Connect ONLY.
Reminder: ELEMENTARY parents, please log into Parent Connect via our website to make sure you are connected! If you’ve never used Parent Connect, you’ll want to log in prior to next school year, when LPS will post ELEMENTARY teacher/classroom assignments in Parent Connect. We will not be mailing a letter with your child’s teacher assignment.
To access Parent Connect, go to the Parents tab at livoniapublicschools.org and click on Parent Connect. Log in with your user name and password, which was issued at the time of registration. There, you may check classes, assignments, grades, attendance, cafeteria accounts, transportation assignments and more, in addition to managing account settings. If you do not have your log-in, please contact Mrs. Holmes (734-744-2730

Did you know that the first bell rings at 8:50?  Students should be in line ready to go at 8:50.  If they arrive at 8:55 they will be marked tardy.  Help your Hoover Rocket have a great start to the day by arriving to school on time. 


Look for the PTA under the tent on the first day of school.  We will have coffee available and can help answer any questions you might have about Hoover.

Please join us on September 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the LMC for our first PTA meeting.


9/3 First Day of School Half Day Dismissal 12:10
9/17 Open House and Curriculum Night
10/16 Parent Teacher Conferences
10/17 Half Day Parent Teacher Conferences
10/18 Half Day Parent Teacher Conferences
11/5 No School Election Day
11/27-11/29 Thanksgiving Break
12/6 No School
12/23-1/3 Winter Break
1/20 No School MLK
2/17-2/18 Midwinter Break
4/6-4/10 Spring Break
5/25 No School Memorial Day
6/11 Half Day
6/12 Last Day Half Day