Friday, February 23, 2018

2.23.18

Hello Hoover Rockets,

It was a busy week at Hoover.  Students learned from each other, from hands on experiences and from an expert from the State of Michigan.  Here are some of the highlights:

Mrs. Lipinski's Wax Museum
Lucille Ball
Sacajawea
Our 4th grade students selected a person of interest to read and study.  Then they created a visual board and dressed as their famous person.  Wednesday Mrs. Lipinski's class opened their Wax Museum to families, classes and guests.  It is amazing to see their confidence as the students shared their excitement and new knowledge with other Hoover Rockets and guests.




Cyber Safety Assembly

Here are some of the things our students learned at the Cyber Safety assembly

1.  What are the 3 KEEPs of Internet Safety? (Ask your child to show the hand motions for this).
• I Keep Safe my personal information—all of it!
• I Keep Away from internet strangers.
• I Keep Telling my parents or a trusted adult about anything that makes me uncomfortable.
2. Who are trusted adults? Someone you can talk to about anything—who is a good listener and who has helped you before–like parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, doctors, nurses, and police officers.

3. Why do we ask permission from a trusted adult before going online? A trusted adult will make sure that a child will go to safe sites on the internet. A trusted adult will also be able to help if a child encounters something online that makes them uncomfortable.

4. What is personal information? Your full name, address, phone number, picture, and even the name of your school.

3rd Grade Fur Trading Assembly
On Wednesday, our third grade classes learned all about fur trading.  They felt a variety of animal furs and learned how those furs were used to trade for other commodities.








The Heart of Detroit 
Hoover made the news Friday night on Channel Four.  If you go to the site below and scroll down you can see the Heart of Detroit story with our very own students, staff and alumni.  It is a great story about a Hoover Rocket alumni, his family and the Outdoor Classroom with Mitch Album.  Thank you to the Anderson Family!  
https://mitchalbomcharities.org/heart-of-detroit
Did you know our second grade team has over 64 years of experience combined?  They have been focusing on teaching students to write facts from a non-fiction text. Our second graders are looking forward to the Battle of the Books Competition in March.
Mrs. Peer, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Flak and Mrs. Mayne

PTA NEWS

Box Tops Contest Thank you so much for all your support with our Winter Contest. We are still waiting on Box Tops to be turned in from 4 classes. They must be post marked next week. If you are holding on to your classes Box Tops PLEASE email Amanda Rice at mommyrice@gmail.com to schedule a time over this weekend to drop them off to her house.
Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser is Sunday, February 25th at the 6 Mile location. Please dine in or carryout, mention Hoover Elementary and 20% of your purchase will go to the Hoover PTA. Thank you for your support!!
DEARBORN BRAND MEATS ARE BACK!  If you are interested in ordering a variety of delicious meats, such as ham, sausage, turkey, hot dogs, jerky (and much more), catalogs will be in your students backpack early next week.   All order forms and payments must be turned in on or before Wednesday, March 14th.   Checks are to be made payable to the HOOVER PTA.  Your purchased items will be available for pick up on Wednesday, March 28th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Hoover Elementary.   
Thank you for supporting your Hoover Rocket with this PTA fundraiser.

Book Bingo: Calling all book lovers!! Book Bingo is Thursday, March 1st from 6-7pm. This fun FREE night offers bingo, popcorn and book prizes. Come on out to Hoover and help us kick off March is Reading Month.
Do you have some books around your house that are collecting dust? We are welcoming gently used book donations, children's books, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction novels. We look forward to seeing you and your family for a fun night out. 
Science Fair: Hoover Science Fair 2018 Kick off Assembly will be Friday, March 2nd in the afternoon. Every grade level will participate in the assembly and information will be sent home Friday, March 2nd, with specific details about the Science Fair. This science fair is optional for all students, but we are hopeful that our AMAZING Hoover Rockets will be excited to take on this challenge. Your interest and encouragement will help to make this a valuable learning experience for your child. Families with multiple Hoover students are welcome to work on a Hoover Science Fair project together. The Science Fair will be held this year in conjunction with the Art Fair and Ice Cream Social during the evening on
Thursday, April 26th.

Feb. 28                1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 Professional Development in the PM for staff
Feb. 28                Skibinski Wax Museum
March 1               Book Bingo Night 6-7:00 p.m.
March 2               Spirit Day Book Character Day
March 7               Magic of Reading Assembly
March 7               KG Parent Information Night for new families
March 9              1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 End of 2nd Trimester Work Day in the PM for staff
March 9               Science Fair Applications Due
March 13             PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
March 14             Larabell Wax Museum
March 16             Guest Reader Day
March 16             Report Cards Go Home
March 19             Janis Wax Museum
March 20             Tornado Drill 2:15
March 20             Parent Literacy Night
March 20             DTE Assembly 4th Graders
March 21             Jim Basketball Jones Assembly
March 22             Spring Pictures
March 22             Skate Night
March 23             YMAD Project Due
March 26             Fortier and Cannell Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 28             Battle of the Books
March 28             Cowher Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 30             No School Spring Break
April 2-April 6    Spring Break
April 10               PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
April 13               Spirit Day Gum Day
April 14               Martian Marathon 

Friday, February 16, 2018

2.16.18

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Family Fitness Night
We are focusing on Healthy Hearts this month.  Hoover Families exercised on Tuesday to keep their hearts healthy.  We did a warm up all together in the Multi-Purpose Room and then participated in station events throughout the building.










Valentines Day
Our students enjoyed Valentines Day Parties this week.  Thank you to all the parents that came in and helped with the parties.






100s Day
Our Kindergarten and First Grade Classrooms celebrated the One Hundredth Day of School on Thursday.   They made hats, collected 100 items and enjoyed snacks!




Did you know that our first grade teachers have over 65 years of experience combined?  They collaborate together to provide a stimulating, engaging, rigorous first grade classroom experience.  First graders do Chromebook Wednesdays, Frog Reports, How To books and a trip to the Hands On Museum.
First Grade Teachers and Mrs. Bice

PTA NEWS

Box Tops Contest wrapped up Friday, February 16th. Thank you for all your support clipping out the Box Tops. Our next contest will be next fall. Thank you to the many parent volunteers for taking the time to count the Box Tops and you all have until Wednesday, February 21st to turn them into the office or the Chairperson, Amanda Rice.

Book Bingo: Calling all book lovers!! Book Bingo is Thursday, March 1st from 6-7pm. This fun FREE night offers bingo, popcorn and book prizes. Come on out to Hoover and help us kick off March is Reading Month.
Do you have some books around your house that are collecting dust? We are welcoming gently used book donations, children's books, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction novels. We look forward to seeing you and your family for a fun night out. 
Spirit Day: Our next Spirit Day will be Friday, March 2nd. The theme is Favorite Book Characters. We are all looking forward to seeing the imaginative character choices.   Career Day has been rescheduled for April 13, 2018. 

Science Fair: Hoover Science Fair 2018 Kick off Assembly will be Friday, March 2nd in the afternoon. Every grade level will participate in the assembly and information will be sent home Friday, March 2nd, with specific details about the Science Fair. This science fair is optional for all students, but we are hopeful that our AMAZING Hoover Rockets will be excited to take on this challenge. Your interest and encouragement will help to make this a valuable learning experience for your child. Families with multiple Hoover students are welcome to work on a Hoover Science Fair project together. The Science Fair will be held this year in conjunction with the Art Fair and Ice Cream Social during the evening on Thursday, April 26th
Feb. 19                No School Midwinter Break 
Feb  23                Popcorn Day
Feb. 25                Buffalo Wild Wings FUNdraiser
Feb. 28                1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 Professional Development in the PM for staff
March 1               Book Bingo Night 6-7:00 p.m.
March 2               Spirit Day Book Character Day
March 7               Magic of Reading Assembly
March 7               KG Parent Information Night for new families
March 9              1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 End of 2nd Trimester Work Day in the PM for staff
March 13             PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
March 16             Guest Reader Day
March 16             Report Cards Go Home
March 20             Tornado Drill 2:15
March 20             Parent Literacy Night
March 20             DTE Assembly for 4th grade
March 21             Jim Basketball Jones Assembly
March 22             Spring Pictures
March 22             Skate Night
March 23             YMAD Project Due
March 26             Fortier and Cannell Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 28             Battle of the Books AM
March 28             Cowher Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 29             Popcorn Day
March 30             No School Spring Break
April 2-April 6    Spring Break

Thursday, February 8, 2018

2.9.18

Cass 2017 Battle of the Books
Hello Hoover Rockets,

We are learning lots at Hoover while we watch it snow.  On Thursday Mrs. Linn and Mrs. Mayne kicked off Battle of the Books.  The students learned all about the Battle and flyers came home today.  The event will take place on March 28th in the morning.  We sent out an eblast with information as well.  We are looking for some parent coaches to help our teams.  The coaches would meet once a week with their team on the day that works best for their schedule, during 2nd recess (2:30-3:00).  Coaches would ask students questions to help them prepare and make sure all of the battle books have been assigned to team mates.  Coaches
will have a meeting to learn what to do.  We are very excited to
bring this Cass event to Hoover.  Thank you to Mrs. King and Mrs.
Mayne for leading Battle of the Books.

Masterworks-Impressionism
Thank you to our wonderful PTA for facilitating  the Masterworks Art Program at Hoover.  The focus this month has been on Impressionism.  Mrs. Cannell's class created their own artwork.
Mrs. Hawker's class also created their own masterpieces.

Did you know that our Kindergarten teachers have over 66 years of teaching experience combined?  Some have even taught preschool as well as first, second and third grade.  They know what our students need to be successful in elementary school.  We are so lucky to have an amazing team in Kindergarten.  They provide a nurturing, caring, engaging, structured environment for our Hoover Rockets.

PTA MEETING AND FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT
You are all invited to join us for our next PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. Family Fitness Night will be after the meeting at 6:30 p.m. We are looking forward to an evening of fun and fitness. Please let us know if you will attend Family Fitness Night by Tuesday February 6th to ensure we have enough healthy snacks on hand. 


BOX TOPS: Just keep clipping…Hoover’s next Box Tops Contest will be Monday, February 12-16th.  The parent volunteer counters will have until Wednesday February 21st to count the class Box Tops and get them to our Box Top Chairperson, Amanda Rice. The winning classes in each grade level will win a popcorn or popsicle party. Thank you for your help raising easy money for our AMAZING Hoover Rockets!!!
Classroom Volunteer Counters are needed. Please help your child's class by signing up to count the Box Tops.


Feb. 12-Feb. 16    Box Top Contest
Feb. 13                 PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 13                 Family Fitness Night 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Feb. 14                 Count Day (A portion of our funding is based on our attendance on this day.
                             You can help Hoover by sending your Hoover Rockets to school today).
Feb. 15                  Bus Evacuation Drill
Feb. 19                No School Midwinter Break 
Feb. 28                1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 Professional Development in the PM for staff
March 1               Book Bingo Night 6-7:00 p.m.
March 2               Spirit Day Book Character Day
March 7               KG Parent Information Night for new families
March 9              1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 End of 2nd Trimester Work Day in the PM for staff
March 13             PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
March 16             Guest Reader Day
March 16             Report Cards Go Home
March 20             Tornado Drill 2:15
March 20             Parent Literacy Night
March 22             Spring Pictures
March 22             Skate Night
March 23             YMAD Project Due
March 26             Fortier and Cannell Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 28             Battle of the Books
March 28             Cowher Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 30             No School Spring Break
April 2-April 6    Spring Break

Friday, February 2, 2018

2.2.18

Hello Hoover Rockets,

The Winter Blast is tonight from 6:00-8:30!   Thank you to everyone who has donated items, cakes or more importantly their time.  This is such a amazing event for families.  We will have games, face painting, food and opportunities to win 4 Disney Park Hopper Passes, an autographed Lions football, a lottery basket full of lottery tickets and the Money Tree.   The baskets are looking good.  I did notice this morning that the MSU basket does have more items in it then the UM basket.  If you would like to see that change it is not too late to send in more items!

Kindergarten Registration has begun!
February 1 Kindergarten registration began for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you have a future kindergartner in your home or have neighbors who have a child who will be ready for Kindergarten, please pass the word to register early.  Registration information can be found at Kindergarten Registration.  The school district is offering this year a special Saturday registration as well at Riley Upper Elementary School on February 24th.

We look forward to welcoming parents of incoming kindergarten students on March 7, 2018 at our Kindergarten Parent Information Night and incoming kindergarten students and their parents at our Kindergarten Roundup/Orientation on May 31, 2018

Did you know that our Hoover Rockets received golf instruction this week from the Head Golf Professional Jay Rammler and the Assistant Professional, Justin Adams from Idyl Wyld Golf Course?  They taught students how to stand, swing and hold the putter.  Look out families our Hoover Rockets might get a hole in one the next time they go Putt Putt golfing. Thank you to Idyl Wyld Golf Course for instructing our Hoover Rockets!  If you golf at Idyl Wyld please thank them next you visit!
Winter Blast
THANK YOU Hoover Community for making our Winter Blast a success for our little Rockets. From volunteering your time, your older children’s time, to donating cakes and raffle items, thank you for being so generous!!!

PTA MEETING AND FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT
You are all invited to join us for our next PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6pm. Family Fitness Night will be after the meeting at 6:30pm. We are looking forward to an evening of fun and fitness. Please let us know if you will attend Family Fitness Night by Tuesday February 6th to ensure we have enough healthy snacks on hand.  

BOX TOPS: Just keep clipping…Hoover’s next Box Tops Contest will be Monday, February 12-16th.  The signup genius will go out for volunteer parent counters after Winter Blast. The parent volunteer counters will have until Wednesday February 21st to count the class Box Tops and get them to our Box Top Chairperson, Amanda Rice. The winning classes in each grade level will win a popcorn or Popsicle party. Thank you for your help raising easy money for our AMAZING Hoover Rockets!!! 


Feb. 6                   Hoover Highlights
Feb. 9                   Spirit Day Career Day
Feb. 12-16             Box Top Contest
Feb. 13                 PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 13                 Family Fitness Night 6:300-8:00 p.m.
Feb. 14                 Count Day (A portion of our funding is based on our attendance on this day.
                             You can help Hoover by sending your Hoover Rockets to school today).
Feb. 19                No School Midwinter Break 
Feb. 28                1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 Professional Development in the PM for staff
March 1               Book Bingo Night 6-7:00 p.m.
March 2               Spirit Day Book Character Day
March 7               Magic of Reading Assembly
March 7               KG Parent Information Night for new families
March 9              1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 End of 2nd Trimester Work Day in the PM for staff
March 13             PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
March 16             Guest Reader Day
March 16             Report Cards Go Home
March 20             Tornado Drill 2:15
March 20             Parent Literacy Night
March 21             Jim Basketball Jones Assembly
March 22             Spring Pictures
March 22             Skate Night
March 23             YMAD Project Due
March 26             Fortier and Cannell Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 28             Battle of the Books
March 28             Cowher Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 30             No School Spring Break
April 2-April 6    Spring Break




Friday, January 26, 2018

1.26.18

Hello Hoover Rockets,

On Monday and Wednesday, Mrs. Lipinski facilitated the Star Lab in the Multi-purpose room.  Each class in first through fourth grade had an opportunity to visit the Star Lab to learn about our galaxy.  This is a portable planetarium provided by Wayne County RESA.  Thank you Mrs. Lipinski for sharing your love for Science with our Hoover Rockets.

IREADY Diagnostic Window (1/29-2/16)
Students will be taking the Second Round of the I-READY Diagnostics in reading and math. Students will be taking these assessments on Chromebooks or in the Computer Lab between January 29th and February 16th. It is important for students to be in school during these dates so they can complete the assessments. Thanks for your support.

Reflections 

Congratulations to Corinne Christensen for her Reflections Entry.  Corrine represented Hoover Elementary at the January 11th district Reflections Celebration.  She won the Award of Excellence for Photography and the Merit Award for Literature and will be going to States.




Did you know that February 1 begins Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year? If you have a future kindergartner in your home or have neighbors who have a child who will be ready for Kindergarten, please pass the word to register early.  Registration information can be found at Kindergarten Registration.  The school district is offering this year a special Saturday registration as well at Riley Upper Elementary School.
We look forward to welcoming parents of incoming kindergarten students on March 7, 2018 at our Kindergarten Parent Information Night and incoming kindergarten students and their parents at our Kindergarten Roundup/Orientation on May 31, 2018
  
WINTER BLAST INFORMATION
Hoover’s Winter Blast is NEXT, February 2nd from 6-8:30pm. We hope you will save the date for an evening of family fun. Activities will include, but not limited to:  carnival type games, food, and raffling off the themed baskets. Games will be open until 8:10pm to give your family time regroup and redeem their token punch cards for prizes in the token room before 8:30pm. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Winter Blast is a fantastic event and we would love you to join us. We are going to have so much fun! Please consider signing up for at least one, but not limited to one, shift to help out with this HUGE event for our Hoover Rockets.  They have so much fun and it is so great to see their smiling faces all night!
**Also if you have older children (middle school aged or older) please consider sharing this information with them to earn volunteer credit for their organizations or just to return to their alma mater to help out!
ADVANCE TICKET SALES: A great way to avoid lines the night of Winter Blast is to buy advance tickets for food/games and also raffle tickets for the themed baskets. Advance ticket orders are due Wednesday, January 31st.

Raffle Basket Themes:
Neville: All About Girls
Poteracki: All About Boys
Hawker: Sweet and Salty Treats
Charochak: Family Game Night
Eckerle: Cooking
Flak: Money Tree
Skibinski: Snow Day
Moritz: Sundae Fixings
Cannell: Mexican Themed
Horgan: Gift Card
Peer: Arts and Crafts
Fortier: Mystery
Cowher: UofM and MSU
Lipinski: Made in Michigan
Janis: Tailgating Supplies
Mayne: Italian Themed
**PLEASE REMEMBER TO DONATE FAMILY FRIENDLY ITEMS. Alcohol is not to be included in the baskets.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time should you have questions or concerns. THANK YOU so much for your time and consideration in serving our AMAZING kiddos! They sure do appreciate your help!!!


Feb. 1                   Kindergarten Registration 2018/19, Nuts About Science
Feb. 2                   ACAT Applications Due
Feb. 2                  WINTERBLAST 6-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 6                   Hoover Highlights
Feb. 9                   Spirit Day Career Day
Feb. 12-16             Box Top Contest
Feb. 13                 PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 13                 Family Fitness Night 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Feb. 14                 Count Day (A portion of our funding is based on our attendance on this day.
                             You can help Hoover by sending your Hoover Rockets to school today).
Feb. 19                No School Midwinter Break 
Feb. 28                1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 Professional Development in the PM for staff
March 1               Book Bingo Night 6-7:00 p.m.
March 2               Spirit Day Book Character Day
March 7               KG Parent Information Night for new families
March 9              1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 End of 2nd Trimester Work Day in the PM for staff
March 13             PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
March 16             Guest Reader Day
March 16             Report Cards Go Home
March 23             YMAD Project Due



Saturday, January 20, 2018

1.20.18

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Eco-Action Assembly



On Wednesday, January 17th, our partnership with General Motors kicked off with an assembly.  The GM team helped our students learn the importance of recycling plastic water bottles.  The students learned how long it takes a plastic water bottle to decompose in a landfill (450-1000 years)!  We learned how we can measure the amount of bottles that we are recycling at Hoover and who will benefit from our efforts.  The sleeping bag coat is made from water bottles at a facility that employs homeless folks that live in a shelter. After they work for 4 weeks, they move out of the shelter. Our Hoover recycled water bottles will be keeping folks warm on these cold days. The General Motors team shared the use of recycled materials in automobiles.  We are excited to get our plastic water bottle recycling program underway.  Ask your Hoover Rocket how long it takes for a water bottle to decompose? Did you know that 152 GM facilities have a 0 waste program? That means they send nothing to the landfill. 70% of the water bottles used today are NOT recycled.  Out students learned that they can make a difference in any environment!

The sleeping bag coat is made from 31 recycled pastic water bottles.  












Here are the Internet links to videos and other educational resources that support the ideas from the GM Recycling Assembly.  Your Hoover Rocket might enjoy watching them again and sharing with you the importance of recycling. 

The amount of time it takes for trash to break down is staggering

General Motors turns water bottles into car parts, air filters and coat insulation

Plastics in the Ocean Infographic
by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program

How Plastic Bottles Are Recycled Into Polyester – great overview of the entire process from National Geographic

Plastic to Polyester - How Our Recycled Fleece is Made by Craghoppers

Plastic Resin Identification Codes

Material Decomposition – How Long it Takes for Trash to Decompose

How Long Does it Take Plastic Bottles to Decompose?
and

What's an Engineer? Crash Course Kids #12.1

How Are Plastics Recycled – a well done and short video
Did you know that while listening to your child read you can try some other options besides giving them the word or saying "sound it out"?

Instead of simply telling him to “sound it out,” try these tricks:
  • Say nothing. Give him a chance to figure it out.
  • Say, “Look at the picture.”
  • Say, “Let’s get the first sound.” 
  • Say, “What would make sense?” Even if he gets the wrong word, you can say “Yes, it’s a kind of house, but the author chose a different word. Look at the first letter and see if you can get it now.” 
  • Say, “Chunk it.” Are there smaller words in the bigger ones (e.g., ‘going’ has the word ‘go’ in it)?
  • Say, “Let’s reread.” Before you tell your child the word, see if he can re-read the sentence and get it with a “running start.”
  • Say, “Close your eyes. Now look again.” Have him close his eyes, open them, and see if his brain can just “get” the word as a sight word, without trying to sound it out.
  • Say, “Say it like a word.” Decoding will only take you so far. If you know how to make the sounds come together like a word you know, it makes reading so much easier. It’s not about saying the sounds faster; it’s about saying them like a word. Country can be sounded out as “cow-n-try” or “count” “try.” But if they “say it like a word,” they are more likely to get to country. You can use a slinky to help them literally “see” what it looks like when they say stretched out sounds. Have them collapse the slinky as they “say it like a word.”
  • Skip the word and come back when they have the context of the sentence (be sure they do). 
  • Look at word families. If your child knows ‘at’, they will more easily be able to identify ‘hat.’ 
  • Get the main word first, then add on prefixes or suffixes. You can use your finger to cover up parts of the word while your child gets the main word. 
  • Tell them the word. You do not want to hinder the comprehension of a story by belaboring a single word. Instead, give your child the word and have her re-read the sentence so that the word sticks in her mind for the next time she encounters it! 
If your child misreads a word:
Ask yourself:
  • Does it matter? Saying ‘house’ instead of ‘home’ or misreading a character’s name won’t change the meaning of the story. Let it go. 
Tell her to:
  • “Check it:” Does it look right, sound right, make sense? 
  • Make a picture in your head.” What word doesn’t fit?”
  • “Flex it.” This is the way to tell your child to try the other sound the letter makes (e.g., long vs short a, or ‘j’ for g, as in giraffe).
Ask him:
  • Does it fit the picture/story?”
  • “Does that sound like a word you know? Say it like a word.”
  • What is happening here and how does this sentence fit in?”

Taken from:  Comprehension and Decoding Strategies

Learn how to support your developing reader during this exciting learning period by Michelle Anthony.
Youth Making a Difference project applications are due next Friday, January 26th. This is a program that encourages and recognizes volunteer efforts by K-12 students. The purpose of the campaign is simply to help reinforce the importance of volunteerism. Encouraging our children to give back to our community at a young age will improve the community and help promote a lifelong service ethic. Service projects that students completed over the SUMMER can also count towards this project. 
The forms stating the student’s projects need to be turned in by Friday, January 26th. The projects need to be completed and turned in to Hoover by Friday, March 23rd. We hope to see many Hoover Rockets at Franklin High School on April 24th from 6-8pm for the celebration!

WINTER BLAST
Hoover’s Winter Blast is right around the corner on Friday, February 2nd from 6-8:30pm. We hope you will save the date for an evening of family fun. Activities will include, but not limited to:  carnival type games, food, and raffling off the themed baskets. Information about the baskets went home last week with your child via backpack mail.
Winter Blast is a fantastic event and we would love you to join us. We are going to have so much fun! Please consider signing up for at least one, but not limited to one, shift to help out with this HUGE event for our Hoover Rockets.  They have so much fun and it is so great to see their smiling faces all night!
**Also if you have older children (middle school aged or older) please consider sharing this information with them to earn volunteer credit for their organizations or just to return to their alma matter to help out!
A great way to avoid lines the night of Winter Blast is to buy advance tickets for food/games and also raffle tickets for the themed baskets. Ticket information will go home via backpack mail the week of January 22nd.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time should you have questions or concerns. THANK YOU so much for your time and consideration in serving our AMAZING kiddos! They sure do appreciate your help!!!

Science Fair

Does your child ever wonder how things work? Are they curious about the world around them? Here is an opportunity for your child to test their curiosity! Hoover Elementary is having our First Annual ALL School Science Fair on Thursday, April 26th. We will celebrate this along with our school Art Fair and Ice Cream Social. This science fair is optional for all students, but we are hopeful that our AMAZING Hoover Rockets will be excited to take on this challenge. Your interest and encouragement will help to make this a valuable learning experience for your child. Families with multiple Hoover students are welcome to work on a Hoover Science Fair project together. Please watch for more details to come home in the coming weeks. 

Jan. 22                  Star Lab
Jan. 24                  Star Lab
Jan. 25                  Nuts About Science
Jan. 26                  YMAD Form Due
Jan. 26                  Skatenight
Jan. 26                  Vision Rescreening KG, 1st, 3rd
Feb. 1                   Kindergarten Registration 2018/19, Nuts About Science
Feb. 2                  ACAT Applications Due
Feb. 2                  WINTERBLAST 6-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 6                   Hoover Highlights
Feb. 9                   Spirit Day Career Day
Feb. 12-16            Box Top Contest
Feb. 13                 PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 13                 Family Fitness Night 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Feb. 14                 Count Day (A portion of our funding is based on our attendance on this day.
                             You can help Hoover by sending your Hoover Rockets to school today).
Feb. 19                No School Midwinter Break 
Feb. 20-26           WIDA Testing for ELL Students
Feb. 28                1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 Professional Development in the PM for staff
March 1               Book Bingo Night 6-7:00 p.m.
March 2               Spirit Day Book Character Day
March 7               KG Parent Information Night for new families
March 9              1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 End of 2nd Trimester Work Day in the PM for staff
March 23             YMAD Project Due