Friday, April 13, 2018

4.13.18

Dear Hoover Rockets,


First Grade Field Trip



Our First Graders had a great time at the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum before break.  They were able to work in the slime lab and climb a rock wall.  Thank you to the parents that chaperoned and to our PTA.



CLIMATE CHARACTER TRAIT


This month our Climate and Character Trait are RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY!
The students will be watching this video on Monday about RESPECT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5yCOSHeYn4


Three R's of Life: Respect others..Respect Yourself..Take responsibility for your actions.

Reflections

Our very own Corinne Christensen (Mrs. Peer's class)   received an award of excellence at the state reflections celebration, for her photo of Clarence. 



Did you know our Girl Scout Troop 71722 will be collecting items for their Tailwaggers Take Action Project? Third Grade Brownies are collecting the following items for Tailwaggers, a Livonia non-profit for pets and owners.  This clinic provides medical treatment and serves as a pantry for owners who are temporarily struggling to supply their pets’ basic needs.  


Collection boxes will be at Hoover Elementary Schools from April 23 - 27.  Donations are greatly appreciated!
What do we want to collect:  
collars, leashes, beds, dog sweaters, toys, food dishes, brushes, paper towels, toilet paper, clorox wipes, kleenex, pet treats, Purina Pro Plan, Purina Dog Chow,
Purina Puppy Chow, Iams, Purina Pedigree,
Purina One Cat Chow, Purina Kitten Chow, Iams,
Friskies canned, Sheba canned.  
Spirit wear: Looking to buy new Hoover Spirit Wear? It can now be purchased from Sports Hut. They offer a huge selection of products and ship directly to your home. Please visit www.hooverspiritwear.com for more information.
Penny Wars: April 16th-20th Hoover will have our annual Penny Wars. The contest will decide what animal the PTA should adopt at the Detroit Zoo. Our Hoover Rockets, and sometimes community members, bring in their spare change and place it in one of two jars. This year’s two animal choices will be the giraffe or kangaroo. The winning animal will be adopted and a plaque will be placed outside their habitat at the zoo. Please send in loose change with your Hoover Rocket next week to participate and your student can help us decide which habitat to adopt.

Ice Cream Social/Art and Science Fair will be Thursday, April 26th from 6-8pm. This will be a big night for Hoover as we have a chance to see our Rockets artistic abilities and scientific experiments on display. Please join us for a fun night celebrating our Hoover Rockets and enjoy an ice cream sundae. This event is free; however donations are appreciated for the Ice Cream Social portion.  The signup genius will be available soon.

Science Fair reminders: Projects will be accepted Wednesday, April 25th from 4-5:30pm and Thursday, April 26th from 7:45-9am. We have approximately 125 projects that will be on display! The classes will be visiting the fair during school hours on Thursday, April 26th, and the students participating in the fair will have an opportunity to talk about their projects. All Science Fair participants will receive a medal for participating upon dropping off their display boards. These medals are to be worn during the school day on Thursday, as well as at the fair in the evening. We are so proud of our AMAZING HOOVER ROCKETS for participating in this year’s first (in a long time) Science Fair.



April 14               Martian Marathon 
April 18               Lipinski Lansing
April 19               Skibinski Lansing
April 24               Larabell Lansing
April 24               Youth Making a Difference 6-9:00 p.m at Franklin
April 25               Janis Lansing
April 26               Art Fair and Ice Cream Social, Science Fair
April 27               Career Day Spirit Day
April 30-May 25   M-STEP 3rd and 4th Graders
May 3                  Skate Night, Nuts About Science
May 4                  Star Wars Spirit Day, 2:00 Fire Drill
May 7-11             Staff Appreciation Week
May 10                4th Graders Visit Riley
May 10                Playground Construction Begins, Nuts About Science

Thursday, March 29, 2018

3.29.18

Hello Hoover Rockets,

The Battle of the Books was so much fun!  The students were very excited to answer questions and compete.  We had a tie and had to go to the challenging bonus questions.  Congratulations to the winning teams!  Thank you to the teachers, parents and PTA for bringing us this wonderful event.  Here is the link to the video:
 https://vimeo.com/262896140?ref=em-share
Draw String Backpacks










1st Grade Field Trip 

Today the first grade students went to the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum.  They had a great time! Thank you to the parents that chaperoned!

All School Read In

Students snuggled up and read with blankets and stuffed animals to end our March is Reading Month.

Did you know that our Kindergarten Classes are collecting items to donate to the Michigan Humane Society?  The students are learning about respect for all animals, safety around animals, and pet care.This is an wonderful opportunity for you child to make a difference in an animal’s life.  We will be collecting donations for the Michigan Humane Society the week of April 9th – April 13th.  Please see the donation list below.

*Dog/cat/kitten  food      *Cat/Dog toys
*Cat litter                        *Paper Towel
*Blankets                          *Towels

Thanks for you interest and support,
The Kindergarten Teachers
PENNY WARS: April 16th-20th Hoover will have our annual Penny Wars. The contest will decide what animal the PTA should adopt at the Detroit Zoo. Our Hoover Rockets, and sometimes community members, bring in their spare change and place it in one of two jars. This year’s two animal choices will be the giraffe or kangaroo. The winning animal will be adopted and a plaque will be placed outside their habitat at the zoo. This is a fun contest for the students, may the favorite animal win!!!

SCIENCE FAIR: We are very excited to announce we have 121 participants at the Art Fair/Science Fair/Ice Cream Social on April 26th!!! We are looking forward to seeing all of the AMAZING science projects. This will for sure be a night you won’t want to miss!! Please contact Christina Testa, Christina.testa.80@gmail.com, if your participating student did not receive their application returned along with their Science Journal.

Next PTA meeting is Tuesday, April 10th at 7pm in the Community Room. We hope you can join us!!

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 
April 18               Lipinski Lansing
April 19               Skibinski Lansing
April 24               Larabell Lansing
April 24               Youth Making a Difference 6-9:00 p.m at Franklin
April 25                Janis Lansing
April 26               Art Fair and Ice Cream Social, Science Fair
April 30-May 25   M-STEP 3rd and 4th Graders
May 3                  Skate Night
May 4                  Star Wars Spirit Day, 2:00 Fire Drill


Friday, March 23, 2018

3.23.18

Hello Hoover Rockets,

We are continuing with our March is Reading Month activities.  Wednesday, March 28th will be our Battle of the Books event.  We have 18 teams and 185 students participating.  We are not able to open this event up to parents due to the large number of Hoover Rockets that will be recalling information and answering question.  I will take a lot of pictures and will share those.  The children participating will receive their Battle of the Books shirts that morning along with a pizza lunch.  Thank you to the coaches, our PTA, Mrs. King and Mrs. Mayne for facilitating this wonderful opportunity!

HOT LUNCH MENU CHANGES

Wednesday will be Chef's Choice and Thursday -Opening Day Hot Dogs and Baked Beans

Parent Literacy Night

Mrs. Cowher
Thank you to the parents that attended our First Annual Parent Literacy Night.  They learned a lot of great tips and strategies to help improve their child's reading.  Thank you to the staff who presented and especially Ms. Fortier for organizing the evening.
Mrs. Baughman's Make and Take



Students made bookmarks with Ms. Mitchell

Students were able to touch Mrs. Lipinski's snakes.
Our Literacy Coach Mr. Schnell shared tips.

Mrs. Jungwirth shared literacy websites.

Janis Wax Museum 

Miss Janis' class held their Wax Museum this week.  They did a wonderful job sharing and presenting about their famous person.







4th Grade DTE Assembly

As part of our Eco-Action Efforts our 4th grade students learned how they can make a difference with Energy.  They each received a kit with items that will help reduce energy usage in their homes.  Once those items are installed the students are asked to complete a form and turn it in.  If the majority of the forms are completed each class will get $100 from DTE/Consumers Energy.  Please turn in those forms 4th grade families.


Hoover Girl Scout Cookie Drive Thru Tomorrow

Image result for girl scout cookiesStill looking for those tasty Girl Scout Cookies?  Drive thru Hoover tomorrow and pick up a box. Support our own Hoover Girl Scouts.

YEARBOOK

Here is the online information for ordering a yearbook:

ybpay.lifetouch.com  Yearbook ID CODE: 3075918  

Yearbook orders are due on March 23, 2018 


                                            M-STEP  4/30-5/25

Our 3rd and 4th Grade students will be taking the M-STEP between 4/30-5/25.  Please refrain from scheduling appointments during these dates so students will not be absent during this important assessment window.  Thanks for your support!

Did you know that Hoover saves energy every day?  Our classroom lights turn off automatically when no one is in the room.  Our heating units are also controlled with a computer so we can program the times that we need heat.  For example if we do not have art on a Thursday the temperature in the Art Room is 60 degrees.

DEARBORN BRAND MEATS: 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.

PENNY WARS: April 16th-20th Hoover will have our annual Penny Wars. The contest will decide what animal the PTA should adopt at the Detroit Zoo. Our Hoover Rockets, and sometimes community members, bring in their spare change and place it in one of two jars. This year’s two animal choices will be the giraffe or kangaroo. The winning animal will be adopted and a plaque will be placed outside their habitat at the zoo. This is a fun contest for the students, may the favorite animal win!!!

SCIENCE FAIR: We are very excited to announce we have 121 participants at the Art Fair/Science Fair/Ice Cream Social on April 26th!!! We are looking forward to seeing all of the AMAZING science projects. This will for sure be a night you won’t want to miss!! Please contact Christina Testa, Christina.testa.80@gmail.com, if your participating student did not receive their application returned along with their Science Journal.

Next PTA meeting is Tuesday, April 10th at 7pm in the Community Room. We hope you can join us!!


March 26             Fortier and Cannell Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 28             Battle of the Books
March 29             Cowher Field Trip to Scrap Box, 1st Grade Field Trip
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 12:20 Orange Wave
April 15               Girl Scout Cookie Drive Thru
April 18               Lipinski Lansing
April 19               Skibinski Lansing
April 24               Larabell Lansing
April 24               Youth Making a Difference 6-9:00 p.m at Franklin
April 25               Janis Lansing
April 26               Art Fair and Ice Cream Social, Science Fair
April 20-May 25   M-STEP 3rd and 4th Graders

Friday, March 16, 2018

3.16.18

Hello Hoover Rockets,

FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT

Tuesday is our first annual Family Literacy Night.  Learn how you can help your child become a better reader. Lots of reading strategies and tips to make reading fun and engaging at home.  No need to get a sitter we have activities for the students here.  March 20th 6-7:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there.

Please RSVP using the link below:

WAX MUSEUM


Mrs. Larabell's Wax Museum was a huge hit on Wednesday.  The students had a lot of fun presenting their facts and testing the visitors on their knowledge.

Sir Isaac Newton

Queen Elizabeth, Elvis, Martha Washington

Elvis


BOOK BINGO

Thursday night we played Bingo for Books.  Every child and adult left with new books!  Mrs. Holmes was an energetic caller.  What is her favorite number? B15

GUEST READER DAY

School Board Member Mark Johnson
Thank you to all the special guests that came to Hoover and read today.  We had School Board Members, Mayor Wright, Commander Everts, Mrs. Karlson, Stevenson Cheerleaders, Churchill Football Players and Superintendent Oquist and many more.


Commander Everts





YEARBOOK

Here is the online information for ordering a yearbook:

ybpay.lifetouch.com  Yearbook ID CODE: 3075918  

Yearbook orders are due on March 23, 2018 


Now Hiring Crossing Guards


The Livonia Police Department is hiring Crossing Guards for Hoover.  If you are interested you can apply/fill out an application for employment at the City of Livonia's website. They currently have openings for a permanent and a substitute position.  This is a great way to help right here in our Hoover Community. 
  
Link for school crossing guard application

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/livonia/jobs/1476060/school-crossing-guard




Did you know our 4th grade teachers have over 63 years of teaching experience combined?  They are looking forward to the Lansing Field Trip next month.  Thank you to our PTA for purchasing our 4th grade Hoover Shirts!
PTA NEWS
Skate Night: Please join us on Thursday, March 22 for a fun night of skating at Riverside Arena.

DEARBORN BRAND MEATS: 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.

Youth Making a Difference projects are due Friday, March 23rd. Please bring them into the office or welcome table and we will make sure they get to Franklin High School for the event on Tuesday, April 24th.  Thank you to all the students and families that participated in this great event!!!

SPIRIT DAY: Popcorn Sales Day is Friday, March 23rd. For $0.50, your Hoover Rocket can buy a bag of popcorn popped fresh by the Hoover PTA.  Friday, April 13th is GUM DAY.  For $1 your Hoover Rocket can have a gum day. Friday, April 27th, is Career Spirit Day. We apologize for all the switching around of days….we can blame snow days for the rescheduling. Thank you for your support!!

PENNY WARS: April 16th-20th Hoover will have our annual Penny Wars. The contest will decide what animal the PTA should adopt at the Detroit Zoo. Our Hoover Rockets, and sometimes community members, bring in their spare change and place it in one of two jars. This year’s two animal choices will be the giraffe or kangaroo. The winning animal will be adopted and a plaque will be placed outside their habitat at the zoo. This is a fun contest for the students, may the favorite animal win!!!

SCIENCE FAIR: We are very excited to announce we have 121 participants at the Art Fair/Science Fair/Ice Cream Social on April 26th!!! We are looking forward to seeing all of the AMAZING science projects. This will for sure be a night you won’t want to miss!! Please contact Christina Testa, Christina.testa.80@gmail.com, if your participating student did not receive their application returned along with their Science Journal.

Next PTA meeting is Tuesday, April 10th at 7pm in the Community Room. We hope you can join us!!

March 19              Janis Wax Museum
March 20             Tornado Drill 2:15, 4th Grade DTE Assembly
March 20             Parent Literacy Night 6-7 p.m.
March 21             Jim Basketball Jones Assembly
March 22             Spring Pictures, Nuts About Science
March 22             Skate Night
March 23             YMAD Project Due, Popcorn Friday
March 24             Girl Scout Cookie Drive Thru
March 26             Fortier and Cannell Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 27             Cowher Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 28             Battle of the Books
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 12:20 Orange Wave
April 24               Youth Making a Difference 6-9:00 p.m at Franklin
April 26               Art Fair and Ice Cream Social

Friday, March 9, 2018

3.9.18

Hello Hoover Rockets,

MARCH IS READING MONTH


March is Reading Month is off to a great start.  We had a Magician on Wednesday to show our students the Magic and Power of Reading.  Battle of the Books practice has begun.  Next week we have Book Bingo Night on Thursday, March 15 6-7:00 p.m.  Guest Reader Day will be on Friday the 16th.

Book Character Spirit Day

Today students dressed as a character from a book.  We saw a lot of Harry Potters, Cat in the Hats and fairies.

MACAL Conference

4 Hoover staff members attended the MACAL Conference (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning).  We are always looking for ways to improve at Hoover.  



YEARBOOK

Here is the online information for ordering a yearbook:

ybpay.lifetouch.com  Yearbook ID CODE: 3075918  

Yearbook orders are due on March 23, 2018 

SACC Diego  

Tattoo Parlor
Hay Wagon Rides

This week in SACC students created a city.  Students had jobs, earned money and could spend their money at the SACC Diego Businesses.




Science Fair Board Example

Science Fair 

We kicked off the Science Fair this week also.  Students heard about project ideas and the hand out came home!  Students can work with siblings!  Students who turned in a form will be getting their form back with their approved question circled.  Then they will get the packet with the forms for the next step.

Science Fair Kickoff Assembly

Science Fair Board Example

Now Hiring Crossing Guards

The Livonia Police Department is hiring Crossing Guards for Hoover.  If you are interested you can apply/fill out an application for employment at the City of Livonia's website. They currently have openings for a permanent and a substitute position.  This is a great way to help right here in our Hoover Community. 
  
Link for school crossing guard application

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/livonia/jobs/1476060/school-crossing-guard
Did you know our third grade team has 65 years of teaching experience?  Each of our grade level teams meet and collaborate weekly to plan rigorous, engaging learning opportunities for our Hoover Rockets.  This is a picture of  Mrs. Baughman our Resource Room Teacher planning with 2 of our third grade teachers.  Mrs. Cannell was on her leave this session.  She is returning on Monday!  Welcome back Mrs. Cannell!

Mrs. Baughman, Ms. Fortier and Mrs. Cowher

PTA NEWS 


Science Fair applications will he accepted through Monday, March 12th. Thank you for all that have submitted so far. All applications will be returned to the students by March 15th. They will also receive the Science Experiment Journal to assist with their project. Our Hoover Rockets have been very creative with their hypotheses. Thank you for supporting your child and the Hoover Science Fair!!!

Please join us for our next PTA MeetingTuesday, March 13th at 1pm.

Dearborn Meat Orders are due Wednesday, March 14th. Pickup is Wednesday,  March 28th from 3-5pm in the Hoover lobby. Thank you for your support!!!!

Book Bingo is Thursday, March 15th from 6-7pm. We are looking forward to this FREE event to celebrate March Is Reading Month!!

4th Grade DVD If you are interested in helping with the 4th grade DVD please email me jlinn2@livoniapublicschools.org .  

Dine to donate at Cebella's Monday, March 12th  and support the Hoover PTA. Thank you for your support.


March 12             Cebella's FUNdraiser 
March 13             PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
March 14             Larabell Wax Museum
March 15             Book Bingo Night 6-7:00 p.m. Nuts About Science
March 16             Guest Reader Day
March 16             Report Cards, IRIPs, and Reading Proficiency Reports Go Home
March 19             Janis Wax Museum
March 20             2:15 Tornado Drill, 4th Grade DTE Assembly
March 20             Family Literacy Night 6-7 p.m.
March 20             4th Grade DTE Assembly
March 21             Jim Basketball Jones Assembly
March 22             Spring Pictures
March 22             Skate Night
March 22             Nuts About Science
March 23             YMAD Project Due
March 23             Popcorn Friday, Laura Cox reads to Larabell & Lipinski
March 26             Fortier and Cannell Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 28             Battle of the Books
March 29             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 12:20 Orange Wave
April 15               Girl Scout Cookie Drive Thru
April 24               Youth Making a Difference 6-9:00 p.m at Franklin
April 26               Art Fair and Ice Cream Social