Thursday, June 13, 2019

6.14.19

Hello Hoover Rockets,
The end of the school year is tomorrow.  It seems like yesterday we were welcoming students on the first day of school.  We have had an amazing year.  We would like to thank everyone for all of the support that was given this year.  Staff, parents, volunteers and students have made this a rewarding school year for our 520 Hoover Rockets.  I have enjoyed reading, talking, laughing, listening, and meeting with students, providing leadership to our staff and communicating with families.  Each day has been an opportunity to build relationships with Hoover Rockets.  Thank you to those of you who have stopped in, introduced yourself, emailed, called or sent a note.  Hoover Elementary School is such a wonderful community.

This year at Hoover will be one that I will not forget.  Here are a few highlights;
*Getting dunked on Field Day
*Trash dissection at lunch
*Walking with Paws at the Walkathon
*Listening to students read
*Observing learning in the classrooms
*Talking and reading about Character Traits in the lunchroom and in classrooms
*Playing basketball at recess
*Reading in the Outdoor Classroom
*Receiving our Green Flag from the National Wildlife Federation
*Watching the Livonia Fireman climb up the 4 story ladder in front of Hoover

Our Hoover Rockets are amazing young boys and girls.  I enjoy them so much!  I am awed by the efforts of our staff each day and am thankful for their commitment to the children and to one another.  It is my privilege to serve as the principal of Hoover Elementary.  I wish each of our boys and girls, s well s their families, a summer filled with sunshine and memory making events.  Whether you are enjoying the Livonia Spree, trips to the Dairy Barn or travels across America, I hope your days are happy ones!

IREADY Instructional Lessons

Ours students can access IREADY lessons from home until mid August.  This is a great way for students to continue to read and learn on line at home.

Publishing Party


Mrs. Mayne's class had a publishing party last week.  The students shared their writing with a special person.  They worked hard for many weeks to prepare for this special day!


4th Grade Diamond Jack Boat Trip

The fourth graders had a great time on their field trip last week.  They learned about the Detroit River and saw some amazing sights.




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 is in the fall.  The following information was in one of last year’s Hoover Highlights:

Teacher Assignments will be posted on Parent Connect ONLY in the Fall.
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 students who continue to read over the summer continue to grow their reading level?  Here are some Summer Reading and Writing Ideas:
Read in the car
Read outside 
Read to a pet
Read a book about your destination vacation
Listen to your parents read
Read to a grandparent or neighbor
Read a magazine
Read a menu at a restaurant
Write about a family trip
Write the grocery list for your family
Leave a note for your parents
Write a letter to Mrs. Linn 15900 Levan Road Livonia, MI  48154
Write a list of goals for the next school year 
Take a picture of your summer adventures and write a journal

Thursday, August 22: Popsicles on the Playground for new families at 5:45
September 10:  First PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Save your Box Tops over the summer for our contest next year!

9/3 First Day of School Half Day
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

Friday, June 7, 2019

6.7.19

 Hello Hoover Rockets,

Field Day

Our Hoover Rockets had a great time on Field Day.  Mr. O, Mrs. Bice, Mr. Tony and Mrs. Linn were in the dunk tank!

Hoover Butterfly Release

Ms. Charochak's class released their butterflies last week in the Outdoor Classroom.  



Third Grade Bowling Field Trip

Our 3rd graders had a great time at their end of the year Bowling Party today.  Thank you to the parent chaperones for attending!







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 is in the fall.  The following information was in one of last year’s Hoover Highlights:

Teacher Assignments will be posted on Parent Connect ONLY in the Fall.
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).

Clap Out

This year we will continue the tradition with our fourth grade students of holding a "clap out" on the last day of school, June 14, 2019 (at 12:00).  Our entire student body and staff will line the halls of the school to "CLAP OUT" our fourth grade friends and wish them well as they leave Hoover Elementary for their final good bye.  We invite fourth grade parents, or any of our parent community to line the north blacktop (out side of the Kindergarten Classrooms) or the lobby with us, if you would like to participate in the "clap out". 


Welcome Table

Mrs. Holmes and I would like to thank all of our volunteers that worked the Welcome Table every morning.  Thank you for getting the morning off to a smooth start.  Whether you delivered a lunch, or welcomes a parent, it was greatly appreciated.  All of the Hoover Rockets would like to give you a big Thank you so much!  

Hoover Highlights 

Thank you to Kat Haberlack for producing the Hoover Highlights this year.  She provides the layouts, graphics and does all the beautification.  Thanks for keeping our parents informed and for making Hoover look good.



Did you know that the Livonia Library has a motivational summer reading program for students?  Our Hoover Rockets heard all about the reading incentives last Friday during an assembly.  Look for a flyer that came home or click on this link below to learn more about it.  There is even an adult program.






6/10 Trimester Ends
6/10 KG Picnic 11-12:00
6/11 2nd Grade Pizza Party
6/12 4th Grade Swim Party 11:15-3:25
6/13 1/2 Day of School Dismissal 12:10
6/14 Clap Out 12:00
6/14 1/2 Day of School  Dismissal 12:10 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 
9/3 First Day of School
9/17 Open House and Curriculum Night
10/16 & 10/17 Parent Teacher Conferences
11/5 No School Election Day
11/27-11/29 Thanksgiving Break
12/23-1/3 Winter Break
2/17-2/18 Midwinter Break
4/6-4/10 Spring Break
6/12 Last Day


Friday, May 31, 2019

5.31.19

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Chef’s Choice 6/5-6/12

Starting Wednesday, June 5th it will be Chef’s Choice everyday.  We will NOT have pizza on Tuesday, June 11th. The snack cart will also not be in service after May 31st.


Lunch Balance

Any student with an outstanding lunch balance will only be able to purchase cheese sandwiches.  We don’t want this to happen to any of our Hoover Rockets so please send in any lunch balances that are due. Thank you!

A note from the LMC

Hard to believe but the end of the school year is coming fast.  The LAST DUE DATE for all student books was Friday, May 24th. Please look for any missing books so bills can be avoided.  Remember any missing books will have to be paid for before a student can check out new books next year. Thanks for your help!  Mrs. Jungwith, Media Specialist



Field Day Reminders
Tuesday, June 4th is Field Day (Rain Day 6/5) Students should wear their team's color, sunscreen (applied at home) and comfortable shoes for exercising. They should bring a water bottle with their name on the bottle.


ECO-ACTION TEAM

The Eco-Action team will be at Hoover weeding the pumpkin patch areas and the "hill" in the Outdoor Classroom this Sunday from 1 - 5 pm in preparation for Field Day on Tuesday, June 4th.   Just like last year, one of the Field Day stations will be planting mini-pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in the Outdoor Classroom.  This was a great experience for our Hoover Rockets last Field Day and everyone enjoyed the fruits of our labor in the fall when the mini-pumpkins grew.   Please come out and assist for just an hour or so if you are able.  Any amount of time is helpful.  The more, the merrier!   You can also learn all about the native plants and pollinators in the gardens & take home a free strawberry plant!!

Thanks so much for your help in making Hoover a special place for our children!

The Hoover Eco-Action Team

Congratulations to our Retiring Teachers

Mrs. Baughman, Mrs. Horgan, Mrs. Mayne and Mrs. Larabell will be retiring at the conclusion of the school year. They will each be missed all of the staff, students and family members. They have each contributed to making Hoover an amazing school. Future plans include spending time with family, and travel. They are looking forward to having more time to read, golf, paint, and play with grand children. We wish them the best!


Stevenson Clap Out

Congratulations to our Hoover Alumni Stevenson Graduates! It was a great day on Thursday when they came and walked through the building while our Hoover Rockets Clapped them out. We are so proud of each one of them.

Did you know that earlier this year Ms. Fortier, Mrs. Cowher, Ms. Janis and Ms. Neville were providing reading instruction before school?  We are so lucky to have such an amazing, dedicated, compassionate staff at Hoover.  They work countless hours to prepare engaging lessons and hands on activities.  I appreciate each and everyone on our staff who contribute to making Hoover an amazing community or learners.


6/4 Field Day KG-2nd 9:30-11:30, 3-4 1:30-3:30
6/5 Field Day (Rain Date)
6/6 KG Orientation, 1st Grade Bowling
6/7 4th Grade Diamond Jack Field Trip, 3rd Grade Bowling
6/10 Trimester Ends, KG Picnic 11-12
6/11 2nd Grade Pizza Party
6/12 4th Grade Swim Party
6/13 1/2 Day of School 12;10 Dismissal, 11:00 Autograph Day
6/14 1/2 Day of School  12;10 Dismissal
6/19 Report Cards Mailed Home

Friday, May 24, 2019

5.24.19

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Mile City Church Clean Up

Thank you to the Mile City volunteers who came and helped Mr. Tony do our Front Yard clean up.  Thank you to Mrs. Christensen and her family as well.  Our curb appeal is amazing now!




2nd Grade Superstar

Our talented second grader Dillan Grzemski (Mayne's Class)  performed at the Stevenson High School's Choir Cabaret Concert this week.  He sang and played the piano.  Congratulations Dillan!


Hoover Recess Fun

Our Hoover Rockets have been enjoying these warmer days outside at recess.  

Mrs. Hawkers Class Won an Ice Cream Party

Mrs. Hawker's class enjoyed their Ice Cream Party for Winning the Walk-a-thon Fundraiser.  Thank you PTA!

ATTENTION STEVENSON SENIORS

Hoover will be hosting a Stevenson Clap Out on Thursday, May 30th at 1:00.  Any Hoover Alumni who will be graduating is welcome to come and walk through the halls of Hoover one last time as a student!  Parents bring your cameras for some great pictures!


Our annual all-school Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th (rain date June 5th).



Morning Session = grades K-2, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Lunch = children will eat indoors with their classmates
Afternoon Session = grades 3-4, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Volunteers are needed to help make the day a success.

Please click the following link to sign-up as a volunteer.

Heart, Heart, Heart!

Mr. O  

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 is in the fall.  The following information was in one of last year’s Hoover Highlights:

Teacher Assignments will be posted on Parent Connect ONLY in the Fall.
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).


Kindergarten Orientation

We will be hosting Kindergarten Orientation on June 6th.  Please make sure your child is registered for Kindergarten so they can attend our Orientation.  This is a very important first step for students to feel comfortable and excited for school.  Please mention it to any new families in your neighborhood.  


Did you know that originally Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, meant to honor the Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War? By the 1900s it had become a day to celebrate all American soldiers who died while serving in the military. It wasn't until 1967 that it was legally named Memorial Day.
June 4th is Muenchies Fundraiser Day.  A percentage of the sales come back to Hoover.


5/24 1/2 Day School Dismissal 12:10
5/27 No School Memorial Day
5/30 1;00 Stevenson Clap Out
6/4 Field Day, Muenchies Fundraiser
6/5 Field Day (Rain Date)
6/6 KG Orientation, 1st Grade Bowling Trip
6/7 3rd Grade Bowling Trip, KG Party
6/7 4th Grade Diamond Jack Field Trip
6/10 Trimester Ends
6/12 4th Grade Swim Party
6/13 1/2 Day of School, 11:00 Autograph Day
6/14 1/2 Day of School


Friday, May 17, 2019

5.17.19

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Volunteer Tea

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, community members and friends of Hoover who have volunteered to make Hoover an amazing school.  We appreciate all your time that you have dedicated to our Hoover Rockets.



2nd Grade Field Trip

Our 2nd graders went to the Detroit Zoo on Tuesday.  They had a beautiful day to observe the animals.  Thank you to our PTA for supporting our transportation for the trip.








Memorial Day Weekend

We will be having a half day of school on Friday, May 24th.  Students will be dismissed at 12:10.  There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 27th.  


Field Day June 4th

We will be having Field Day on Tuesday, June 4th.  This year we will not be having a special Field Day lunch.  It will be a regular pizza Tuesday!


Did you know that we are focusing on GRIT this month?  Grit means to persevere and never give up. Here are some resources for you to review with your children at home.
Books:

K-4:

Thank you for shopping at Kroger.  Hoover has earned $987.80 in rewards!  We have earned $413.84 from our parents who shop at Busch's!

2019/20 PTA Officers
President:  Tracey Schenk
1st VP:  Jessica Connolly
Treasurer:  Carmin Haylock
Assistant Treasurer:  Missy Columbe
Corresponding Secretary:  Nancy Gregg
Recording Secretary:  Stacey Curtis

Muenchies Fundraiser
Stop in at Muenchies on June 4th after Field Day for a cool treat.  Hoover will earn a percentage of the sales!!



5/18 Mile City Church Volunteers Clean Up
5/23 Rocket Pad (School store closes)
5/24 10:00 Fire Drill
5/24 1/2 Day School Dismissal 12:10
5/27 No School Memorial Day
5/30 1:05 Stevenson Clap Out
6/4 Muenchies Fundraiser
6/4 Field Day
6/5 Field Day (Rain Date)
6/6 KG Orientation
6/7 4th Grade Diamond Jack Field Trip
6/10 Trimester Ends
6/13 1/2 Day of School
6/13 11:00 Autograph Day
6/14 1/2 Day of School



Friday, May 10, 2019

5.10.19

Hello Hoover Rockets,


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Music Concert

Our Kindergarten and Fourth Grade students did an amazing job last night.  They have learned so much in music this year.

Green Flag Ceremony

Lots of activity this week outside as we were getting ready for the Green Flag Ceremony.  Students worked in the Bio-diversity Garden, planted seeds, placed painted rock in the garden and watched the new flag pole be installed.  Then on Friday Ranger Rick was here along with Senator Polehanki, Superintendent Oquist, Laura Toy, School Board Members, Livonia Greenleaf Commission and many others.  Hoover is the first school in the State of Michigan to receive this honor!!!







Ride Your Bike to School Day

We had over 50 students ride their bike to school on Wednesday.  Great job exercising and saving the environment!











Staff Appreciation Week Thank You


Thank you for all the wonderful treats, school supplies, flowers and gifts.  We feel so lucky to be surrounded by such a caring community. It was fun to watch our Hoover Rockets delivering items throughout the week.  The building was filled with smiles!



Did you know that even small exposures to nature are beneficial? Ming Kuo from the Department of Natural Resources researched  whether nature based instruction was more effective than traditional instruction.  "If you're indoors, having a view of your yard as opposed to facing the wall, that makes a difference.  At the same time, more is better.  That's one of the things that gives us more confidence that we're seeing a real cause-end-effect relationship.  The bigger the dose of nature we give a person, the bigger the effect we see in them" says Ming Kuo.


Thank you to all who donated items and your time to help make this such a special Staff Appreciation Week!  

The staff was treated to a breakfast with a small favor, a popcorn bar, a school supply bar, a Qdoba catered lunch with gift raffle, and will receive a small gift tomorrow. 

All this with the wonderful gifts, flowers, sweet notes and so much more that the children did for the staff made for a fantastic week!  

Thank you to the following companies for their donations to make our gift raffle possible! 
Sweet 220, A&R Workshop, BJ’s Brewhouse, Phoenix Theater, Meri-Craft Florist, Merri-Bowl, Rusty Bucket, Las Palapas, Sweet 200, Granite City, Buddy’s, Sinbads Mediterranean, and Joes Produce. 

Please join us for the last PTA meeting of the school year Tuesday May 14th at 7 pm.  We will be voting in the E-Board for the next school year, bring a Hoover parent with you.
5/14 7:00 PTA Meeting
5/16 Volunteer Tea 3:00
5/18 Mile City Church Volunteers Clean Up
5/24 1/2 Day School Dismissal 12:10
5/27 No School Memorial Day
6/4 Field Day
6/5 Field Day (Rain Date)
6/6 KG Orientation
6/7 4th Grade Diamond Jack Field Trip
6/10 Trimester Ends
6/13 1/2 Day of School
6/14 1/2 Day of School