Monday, December 4, 2017

12.8.17

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Report Cards will be coming home today in back pack mail.  We have also included a letter explaining the new Standards Based Grading.  Please make sure you read this letter along with the report card.  If you have a question please open the Hoover Highlights from last week and refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page at the end of the Hoover Highlights.  If you still have a question feel free to email either your child's teacher or myself (jlinn2@livoniapublicschools.org).




Kindness
Our Climate Character Trait this month is KINDNESS.  Kindness means being friendly, generous or considerate.  We teach our Hoover Rockets to use kind words and actions with others.  They could say something to make someone feel better, help a classmate with a task, offer to play with someone at recess, and they could check the Buddy Bench to see if a student is sitting there.  Each morning during announcements we share a small act of kindness that our students could do that day.

Holiday Shop
Our Hoover Rockets had a great time shopping for loved ones in the Hoover Holiday Shop.  They were so excited to show their kindness towards others.  Thank you to the PTA for providing this wonderful holiday experience.

Merry and Bright Parade
Waiting for the start!

The Merry and Bright Parade was a lot of fun last Sunday.  Hoover had a lot of students in the parade between the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Daisies, Falcons and Livonia Pom.  Thank you to the parents and families that walked and represented Hoover.
Cub Scouts Getting Ready before the Parade


Daisies and Girl Scouts


Did you know that according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a divison of the U.S. Department of Education, children who read frequently develop stronger reading skills.

  • According to the National Education Association, having kids read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader. Young readers need to become practiced at recognizing letters and sounds. The only way to get good at it is to practice.
  • The U.S. Department of Education found that, generally, the more students read for fun on their own time, the higher their reading scores. Between 1984 and 1996, however, the percentage of 12th grade students reporting that they "never" or "hardly ever" read for fun increased from 9 percent to 16 percent.
  • A poll of middle and high school students commissioned by the National Education Association found that 56 percent of young people say they read more than 10 books a year, with middle school students reading the most. Some 70 percent of middle school students read more than 10 books a year, compared with only 49 percent of high school students.

Other facts

  • The substantial relationship between parent involvement for the school and reading comprehension levels of fourth-grade classrooms is obvious, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Where parent involvement is low, the classroom mean average (reading score) is 46 points below the national average. Where involvement is high, classrooms score 28 points above the national average - a gap of 74 points. Even after controlling for other attributes of communities, schools, principals, classes, and students, that might confound this relationship, the gap is 44 points.

So what can we learn from all these statistics?  The more students read and the more parents are involved with school the more academic success are Hoover Rockets achieve.  So read those report cards when they come home, talk about areas for growth, encourage reading, check those planners, buy books that your kids are interested in and get involved by volunteering at Hoover.
PTA NEWS

We had a BUSY weekend for our Hoover Families. Thank you to everyone that came out to support Hoover during the Hockey Night event. It was nice to spend time with our Hoover family! Also thank you to all the families that walked in the Merry and Bright Parade. We had great weather and it was so nice to see our Hoover Rockets and their families represented in such festive attire.

Dearborn Ham Orders are due by Friday, December 8th DEARBORN BRAND MEATS ARE BACK! If you are interested in ordering a variety of delicious meats, such as ham, sausage, turkey, hot dogs (and much more), catalogs went home in backpack mail last week. All order forms and payments must be turned in on or before Friday, December 8th. Checks are to be made payable to the HOOVER PTA. Your purchased items will be available for pick up on Wednesday, December 20th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Hoover Elementary.
Thank you for supporting your Hoover Rocket with this PTA fundraiser.

Tuesday, December 12th and Friday, December 15th Kids Night Out
Hey Hoover Parents, it’s time for KID’S NIGHT OUT!  Need to do some holiday shopping, wrapping or simply need a night out?  Your Hoover student(s) is welcome to join us for a festive night of holiday fun! The evening will include dinner, games, activities, snacks and a holiday movie!  

There are 2 nights to choose from…..Tuesday, December 12th or Friday December 15th.  The time is 6-8:30 pm and the cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Starting at 5:50 PM, you are welcome to drop off in front of the school. We will greet your vehicle, check in your student(s), and then walk them in. PROMPTLY at 8:30 PM, please come inside to pick up your student(s). Friendly reminder that children must attend Hoover to participate
Food includes: Pizza, carrots, juice, chips, pop, and water. Make checks payable to the HOOVER PTA.  Flyers will arrive in your students backpack very soon!  Just a friendly reminder that children must attend Hoover to participate in the event.

Friday, December 22nd Staff Cookie Exchange
Save the Date: Friday, December 22nd
Wow, how time flys, we are already getting ready for our holiday break. We host a cookie exchange every year for our AMAZING Hoover Staff.

We are looking for donations of homemade cookies and a sign up genius will go out next week. The exchange will happen on Friday, December 22nd, and cookies can be dropped off on the 21st.


Youth Making A Difference
Youth Making a Difference is a program that encourages and recognizes volunteer efforts by K-12 students. Livonia PTSA Council recognizes the efforts of these students at the annual Youth Making a Difference celebration in April. Some students, among other things, visit senior citizens, help collect money for the Livonia Goodfellows, or rake leaves and pick up trash outside their schools or community. This program and celebration is a great way for our children to learn how important it is to give back to our community.  More information will be coming home with your Hoover Rocket.

Thank you!
Your Hoover PTA

Dec. 12                 Kids Night Out 5-8:00 p.m.
Dec. 14                 Nuts About Science
Dec. 15                 4th Grade Performs with the Stevenson Symphonic Choir 9:15 a.m.
Dec. 15                 Kids Night Out 5-8:00 p.m.
Dec. 19                 Hoover Highlights
Dec. 20                 Dearborn Ham Pick Up
Dec. 21                 Nuts About Science
Dec. 22                 9:30 2nd & 3rd Music Performance
Dec. 22                 10:30 KG & 1st Music Performance
Dec. 22                 PTA Cookies for Staff
Dec. 25-Jan 5        Winter Break
Jan. 8                    School Resumes
Jan. 9                    PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 11                  Nuts About Science
Jan. 11                  Reflections Celebration Stevenson 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Jan. 12                  Spirit Day PJ Day
Jan. 15                 No School MLK
Jan. 16                  Hoover Highlights
Jan. 16-Jan. 18     Vision Screenings KG, 1st, 3rd
Jan. 18                  Lockdown Drill, Nuts About Science
Jan. 22                  Star Lab
Jan. 24                  Star Lab
Jan. 25                  Nuts About Science
Jan. 26                  Skatenight
Jan. 26                  Vision Rescreening KG, 1st, 3rd
Feb. 1                   Kindergarten Registration 2018/19
Feb. 2                   ACAT Applications Due
Feb. 2                  WINTERBLAST 5-8:00 p.m.
Feb. 19                No School Midwinter Break 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

11.30.17

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Students are loving the new Chromebooks.  They can flip the display screen and use it like a tablet. We have 4 Chromebook Carts circulating now!
Mrs. Harris' class using Chromebooks.

Outdoor Classroom Planting
The classes finished planting seeds in the Garden Rings last week.  Thank you to Mrs. Mehelich for teaching our students and for facilitating the planting in the Outdoor Classroom.
Mrs. Skibinski and Mrs. Flak's classes outside in the Outdoor Classroom.

Alternative Classrooms for the Academically Talented (ACAT)
Parent Information Meeting
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6-7 pm at Webster Elementary
32401 Pembroke Livonia 48153
Webster Elementary ACAT program serves the academic needs of gifted and talented students in our community. Join us to learn if this program might meet the needs of your youngster. We accept applications to consider students in kindergarten through 4th grade. You will learn about our application and selection process, our philosophy and our curriculum. On hand will be the school principal, Mrs. Lora Boka and the ACAT teacher facilitator, Mr. David Zyczynski to lead a discussion and answer your questions.

Click on the following link for more information:

Did you know that we have 4th grade recess equipment managers?  They push the carts of recess equipment outside and bring them in at the end of recess.  These students also assist in gathering any equipment that might not get returned to the cart so it does not end up "missing" overnight.  Thank you to Mr. "O" and his 4th grade equipment managers for maintaining our recess equipment.

PTA NEWS
The holidays are upon us here at Hoover. We are hoping our Rockets have a wonderful season celebrating with friends and family. To kick off the month of December the Hoover PTA has a few fun events planned.
Saturday, December 2nd at 7pm, please join us for a hockey night at USA Arena in Plymouth. Visit www.usantdp.com for a “single game ticket” use promo code: HOOVER to participate in this event. Our Hoover families will be sitting in the same section.
Sunday, December 3rd, please join us by walking in the Merry and Bright Parade in Livonia. Families are welcome to wear festive holiday attire and pass out candy along the route. Sign up to participate online at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C44A9AC23A7FB6-city Please arrive at Frost Middle School by 3:10pm to Group B. We will be in the north parking lot, Group B is towards the front of the parade and will be the second group dismissed when the parade begins. Please remember parents are responsible for their children the entire time while participating in the parade. Much more information about the parade is in the signup genius for the parade. Make sure you register and read ALL the details ahead of time to help ensure the event runs smoothly for your family.
Thursday and Friday, December 7th and 8th, our Hoover Rockets will be shopping in our Holiday Shop. If you are available to stop by and help with escorting classes to and from the shop, as well as assisting with the shopping fun, we would love to have you volunteer!!! Please look in backpack mail soon for shopping list envelopes and a class shopping schedule to come out via email.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4EA5A622A64-thehoover
Tuesday, December 12th and Friday December 15th, the Hoover PTA will be sponsoring Kids Night Out. Drop your Hoover Rockets off curbside and let our PTA E-Board watch your Hoover Rockets, while you go off and enjoy an evening to yourself. Doors open at 5:50pm and the event is from 6pm-8:30pm. Pre-K siblings are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Activities and a movie are planned for an evening of fun, as well as dinner, popcorn, and a drink. Cost is $10 per child in advance or $12 at the door. Students must be signed up ahead of time to reserve their spot. Please watch for a signup to go out via email in the coming days. Happy Holidays from you Hoover PTA E-Board.  

Dec. 2                   PTSA Chili Cook Off, UM vs. USA Hockey FUNdraiser
Dec. 3                   Livonia Holiday Parade
Dec. 6                   ACAT Information Meeting at Webster 6-7:00 p.m.
Dec. 7                   Holiday Shop, Nuts About Science
Dec. 8                   Holiday Shop, Spirit Day Crazy Hair Day, Report Cards Go Home
Dec. 8                   Dearborn Ham Orders Due
Dec. 12                 Kids Night Out 5-8:00 p.m.
Dec. 14                 Nuts About Science
Dec. 15                 4th Grade Performs with the Stevenson Symphonic Choir 9:15 a.m.
Dec. 15                 Kids Night Out 5-8:00 p.m.
Dec. 19                 Hoover Highlights
Dec. 20                 Dearborn Ham Pick Up
Dec. 21                 Nuts About Science
Dec. 22                 9:30 2nd & 3rd Music Performance
Dec. 22                 10:30 KG & 1st Music Performance
Dec. 22                 PTA Cookies for Staff
Dec. 25-Jan 5         Winter Break
Jan. 8                    School Resumes
Jan. 9                    PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 11                  Nuts About Science
Jan. 11                  Reflections Celebration Stevenson 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Jan. 12                  Spirit Day PJ Day
Jan. 15                 No School MLK
Jan. 16                  Hoover Highlights
Jan. 16-Jan. 18     Vision Screenings KG, 1st, 3rd
Jan. 18                  Lockdown Drill, Nuts About Science
Jan. 22                  Star Lab
Jan. 24                  Star Lab
Jan. 25                  Nuts About Science
Jan. 26                  Skatenight
Jan. 26                  Vision Rescreening KG, 1st, 3rd
Feb. 1                   Kindergarten Registration 2018/19
Feb. 2                   ACAT Applications Due
Feb. 2                  WINTERBLAST 5-8:00 p.m.
Feb. 19                No School Midwinter Break 

12.8.17

Hello Hoover Rockets,


Report Cards will be coming home today in back pack mail.  We have also included a letter explaining the new Standards Based Grading.  Please make sure you read this letter along with the report card.  If you have a question please open the Hoover Highlights from last week and refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page at the end of the Hoover Highlights.  If you still have a question feel free to email either your child's teacher or myself (jlinn2@livoniapublicschools.org).




Kindness
Our Climate Character Trait this month is KINDNESS.  Kindness means being friendly, generous or considerate.  We teach our Hoover Rockets to use kind words and actions with others.  They could say something to make someone feel better, help a classmate with a task, offer to play with someone at recess, and they could check the Buddy Bench to see if a student is sitting there.  Each morning during announcements we share a small act of kindness that our students could do that day.

Holiday Shop
Our Hoover Rockets had a great time shopping for loved ones in the Hoover Holiday Shop.  They were so excited to show their kindness towards others.  Thank you to the PTA for providing this wonderful holiday experience.\

Holiday Shop Picture


Did you know that according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a divison of the U.S. Department of Education, children who read frequently develop stronger reading skills.

  • According to the National Education Association, having kids read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader. Young readers need to become practiced at recognizing letters and sounds. The only way to get good at it is to practice.
  • The U.S. Department of Education found that, generally, the more students read for fun on their own time, the higher their reading scores. Between 1984 and 1996, however, the percentage of 12th grade students reporting that they "never" or "hardly ever" read for fun increased from 9 percent to 16 percent.
  • A poll of middle and high school students commissioned by the National Education Association found that 56 percent of young people say they read more than 10 books a year, with middle school students reading the most. Some 70 percent of middle school students read more than 10 books a year, compared with only 49 percent of high school students.

Other facts

  • The substantial relationship between parent involvement for the school and reading comprehension levels of fourth-grade classrooms is obvious, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Where parent involvement is low, the classroom mean average (reading score) is 46 points below the national average. Where involvement is high, classrooms score 28 points above the national average - a gap of 74 points. Even after controlling for other attributes of communities, schools, principals, classes, and students, that might confound this relationship, the gap is 44 points.

So what can we learn from all these statistics?  The more students read and the more parents are involved with school the more academic success are Hoover Rockets achieve.  So read those report cards when they come home, talk about areas for growth, encourage reading, check those planners, buy books that your kids are interested in and get involved by volunteering at Hoover.
PTA NEWS

We had a BUSY weekend for our Hoover Families. Thank you to everyone that came out to support Hoover during the Hockey Night event. It was nice to spend time with our Hoover family! Also thank you to all the families that walked in the Merry and Bright Parade. We had great weather and it was so nice to see our Hoover Rockets and their families represented in such festive attire.

Thursday, December 7th and Friday, December 8th Hoover Holiday Shop.
Our Hoover Rockets will be shopping in our Holiday Shop. If you are available to stop by and help with escorting classes to and from the shop, as well as assisting with the shopping fun, we would love to have you volunteer!!! Information came home in backpack mail. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4EA5A622A64-thehoover

Friday, December 8,  Crazy Hair Day. For $1 your Hoover Rockets can come to school with a crazy hair style. Colored hair, glitter, crazy hairdos and props encouraged. 

Dearborn Ham Orders are due by Friday, December 8th
DEARBORN BRAND MEATS ARE BACK! If you are interested in ordering a variety of delicious meats, such as ham, sausage, turkey, hot dogs (and much more), catalogs went home in backpack mail last week. All order forms and payments must be turned in on or before Friday, December 8th. Checks are to be made payable to the HOOVER PTA. Your purchased items will be available for pick up on Wednesday, December 20th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Hoover Elementary.
Thank you for supporting your Hoover Rocket with this PTA fundraiser.

Tuesday, December 12th and Friday, December 15th Kids Night Out
Hey Hoover Parents, it’s time for KID’S NIGHT OUT!  Need to do some holiday shopping, wrapping or simply need a night out?  Your Hoover student(s) is welcome to join us for a festive night of holiday fun! The evening will include dinner, games, activities, snacks and a holiday movie!  

There are 2 nights to choose from…..Tuesday, December 12th or Friday December 15th.  The time is 6-8:30pm and the cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Starting at 5:50 PM, you are welcome to drop off in front of the school. We will greet your vehicle, check in your student(s), and then walk them in. PROMPTLY at 8:30 PM, please come inside to pick up your student(s). Friendly reminder that children must attend Hoover to participate
Food includes: Pizza, carrots, juice, chips, pop, and water. Make checks payable to the HOOVER PTA.  Flyers will arrive in your students backpack very soon!  Just a friendly reminder that children must attend Hoover to participate in the event.

Friday, December 22nd Staff Cookie Exchange
Save the Date: Friday, December 22nd
Wow, how time flys, we are already getting ready for our holiday break. We host a cookie exchange every year for our AMAZING Hoover Staff.

We are looking for donations of homemade cookies and a sign up genius will go out next week. The exchange will happen on Friday, December 22nd, and cookies can be dropped off on the 21st.

Thank you!
Your Hoover PTA

Dec. 12                 Kids Night Out 5-8:00 p.m.
Dec. 14                 Nuts About Science
Dec. 15                 4th Grade Performs with the Stevenson Symphonic Choir 9:15 a.m.
Dec. 15                 Kids Night Out 5-8:00 p.m.
Dec. 19                 Hoover Highlights
Dec. 20                 Dearborn Ham Pick Up
Dec. 21                 Nuts About Science
Dec. 22                 9:30 2nd & 3rd Music Performance
Dec. 22                 10:30 KG & 1st Music Performance
Dec. 22                 PTA Cookies for Staff
Dec. 25-Jan 5        Winter Break
Jan. 8                    School Resumes
Jan. 9                    PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 11                  Nuts About Science
Jan. 11                  Reflections Celebration Stevenson 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Jan. 12                  Spirit Day PJ Day
Jan. 15                 No School MLK
Jan. 16                  Hoover Highlights
Jan. 16-Jan. 18     Vision Screenings KG, 1st, 3rd
Jan. 18                  Lockdown Drill, Nuts About Science
Jan. 22                  Star Lab
Jan. 24                  Star Lab
Jan. 25                  Nuts About Science
Jan. 26                  Skatenight
Jan. 26                  Vision Rescreening KG, 1st, 3rd
Feb. 1                   Kindergarten Registration 2018/19
Feb. 2                   ACAT Applications Due
Feb. 2                  WINTERBLAST 5-8:00 p.m.
Feb. 19                No School Midwinter Break 

Monday, November 20, 2017

11.21.17

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Thankful Turkeys from Ms. Fortier's class
We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with their family and friends.

There are so many things to be Thankful for at Hoover:
*talented staff
*amazing students
*supportive parents
*awesome PTA
*friendships
*new Chromebooks
*learning and growing every day
*new furniture
*caring community

Ms. Skibinskis' turkeys




Standards Based Report Cards
The Trimester ends next week on November 30th.  Teachers will be marking the report cards on Friday, December 1st.  This year teachers will be sharing how our students are progressing on the Michigan Grade Level Standards in Literacy.  You will notice on the report card that there are new and different indicators for Literacy.

NYAS-Not Yet Approaching Standard
 *Student is not yet approaching the standard even with support.  At this time, the student is providing    minimal evidence of understanding.

AS-Approaching Standard
 *Student is making progress toward the standard and may need some teacher support.  Student is beginning to show evidence of understanding within the standard.

MS-Meeting Standard
 *A standard has been taught and the student is able to independently and consistently apply the learning.

You should expect to see a lot of Approaching the Standard this first Trimester.  Students have been taught some of the standards and are practicing the skills but it is still early in the year for most to be doing it independently or to be consistently applying them.

Not every standard is taught every trimester.  For example, in writing a teacher may cover personal narratives this trimester and opinion writing next trimester.  We will continue to communicate with you to help you understand the changes to the report card and to address any questions and concerns that you may have.  Our goal is for parents to understand how their child is progressing with the standards and where are the areas of Growth Opportunities.  


Mrs. Fryberger
Mrs. Bice
Mrs. Baughman
Did you know that Hoover has an amazing support staff?  Mrs. Bice, Mrs. Baughman, Mrs. Pickerel, Mrs. Jungwirth, Ms. Thomas, Ms. Mugianis, and Mrs. Fryberger all support students with literacy every day.  You might see students reading in the hallway, in the Library or support classrooms working on interventions and reading strategies.  This year we have implemented an Intervention Block for each grade level.  During this period of time students receive support in reading and are not missing any new instruction.  Great things are happening at Hoover.

Ms. Mugianis
Mrs. Pickerel

Thank you for all you do for our AMAZING HOOVER ROCKETS. We are so lucky to have a fantastic community supporting Hoover! Thank you for enriching our children’s lives and leading by example to show them the importance of giving back to our community.  We are so THANKFUL to be a HOOVER ROCKET!
Please consider joining us for some early December fun.
HOOVER HOCKEY NIGHT
Saturday, December 2nd at 7pm, please join us at USA HOCKEY ARENA for a game between TEAM USA and UofM. Visit www.usantdp.com for a “single game ticket” use promo code: HOOVER to participate in this event. Our Hoover families will be sitting in the same section.
HOLIDAY PARADE
Sunday, December 3rd, Hoover Elementary is participating in the City of Livonia’s Holiday Parade. The parade is scheduled to start at 4:00pm and should last about an hour. Arrive at Frost Middle School by 3:00pm for staging purposes. Please come decked out in your holiday attire (i.e. Santa hats, reindeer antlers, lights, garland, etc.). Families are welcome to hand out candy along the parade route.  Also, you are responsible for your children throughout the entire duration of the event. If you have any questions, please direct them to Nicole Mercieca merzas@yahoo.com or Carmin Haylock carminhaylock@yahoo.com. Please RSVP with the total number of people attending. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C44A9AC23A7FB6-city          
HOOVER HOLIDAY SHOP
Thursday and Friday, December 7th and 8th, our AMAZING Hoover Rockets will be shopping during the day at the Holiday Shop. Volunteers are needed to help with escorting classes to and from the shop, as well as assisting with the shopping fun. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4EA5A622A64-thehoover
Nov. 22-24            Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 28                 Hoover Highlights
Nov. 30                 1st Trimester Ends, Nuts About Science Session #2
Dec. 1                   No School Work Day for Teachers
Dec. 2                   PTSA Chili Cook Off, UM vs. USA Hockey FUNdraiser
Dec. 3                   Livonia Holiday Parade
Dec. 7                   Holiday Shop, Nuts About Science
Dec. 8                   Holiday Shop, Spirit Day Crazy Hair Day, Report Cards Go Home
Dec. 8                   Dearborn Ham Orders Due
Dec. 12                 Kids Night Out 5-8:00 p.m.
Dec. 14                 Nuts About Science
Dec. 15                 Kids Night Out 5-8:00 p.m.
Dec. 19                 Hoover Highlights
Dec. 21                 Nuts About Science
Dec. 25-Jan 5        Winter Break
Jan. 8                    School Resumes
Jan. 9                    PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 11                  Nuts About Science
Jan. 11                  Reflections Celebration Stevenson 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Jan. 12                  Spirit Day PJ Day
Jan. 15                 No School MLK
Jan. 16                 Hoover Highlights

Thursday, November 16, 2017

11.17.17

Hello Hoover Rockets,
We are busy reading, writing, learning, being mindful, sharing ideas and problem solving at Hoover. Thank you for making sure your children have warm coats, gloves and hats for recess.

Reminder:  No school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week due to Thanksgiving Break.


Outdoor Classroom

This week classes began to plant seeds in their garden rings in the Outdoor Classroom.  This is Mrs. Christensen's class outside ready to plant.










Library Cafe

In Library this week Mrs. Jungwirth opened the Library Cafe.  Third and Fourth grade students were able to "taste" books by reading a few pages and then they answered questions on their "menu" about the book.  Then they rotated to a different table to "taste" more books.  Thank you Mrs. Jungwirth for providing a creative way for students to read a variety of genre besides Graphic Novels.



Book Tasting "menu"

Did you know that Hoover student art work is displayed out in the Livonia Community?  Next time you are eating at Sam's Place look for our Hoover Art.  Sam's Place is located at 33251 Five Mile on the corner of Farmington Road and Five Mile.  Thank you Ms.Mitchell for sharing our artists with the Community.


The Original Works orders are due on Monday.  Thank you for supporting Hoover.

If you are choosing to participate in this fundraiser, please send back your order form, payment, AND your child's art in the provided plastic bag.  Your child's artwork will be returned along with the products ordered.

If you  are not participating in this fundraiser, please keep the art that your child created at Hoover.

Just after Thanksgiving Break there are some fun events planned for our Hoover Rockets.
 CITY OF LIVONIA HOLIDAY PARADE
Hoover Elementary is going to be participating in the City of Livonia’s Holiday Parade onSunday, December 3rd, 2017! The parade is scheduled to start at 4:00pm and should last about an hour. Please come decked out in your Holiday attire (i.e. Santa hats, reindeer antlers, lights, garland, etc.)  You are welcome to hand out candy along the parade route, too.  We are asking everyone to arrive at Frost Middle School by 3:00pm for staging purposes.
Please note participation is limited to 100 people.  Please RSVP with the total number attending.  Also, you are responsible for your children throughout the entire duration of the parade, from staging to parade route completion, and will need to provide your own candy to pass out.  Please dress appropriately for the weather and be ready to have some fun representing our Hoover Rockets.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Nicole Mercieca merzas@yahoo.com or Carmin Haylock carminhaylock@yahoo.com

HOOVER HOLIDAY SHOP
The Hoover Holiday Shop is just a few weeks away. On Thursday and Friday, December 7thand 8th, from 9am-3pm, our Hoover Rockets will have the opportunity to shop for their families. Each class will have 25-30 minutes to shop. Volunteers are needed on both days to walk the classes to and from the community room and assist the children with their shopping/purchasing of gifts.  This is a wonderful way to spend time with our AMAZING HOOVER ROCKETS, enjoy their enthusiasm, and get into the holiday spirit. Look for more details to come home via backpack mail as the event gets closer.
Nov. 20, 21           Hearing Rescreenings
Nov. 22-24            Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 28                 Hoover Highlights
Nov. 30                 1st Trimester Ends, Nuts About Science Session #2
Dec. 1                   No School Work Day for Teachers
Dec. 2                   PTSA Chili Cook Off, UM vs. USA Hockey FUNdraiser
Dec. 3                   Livonia Parade
Dec. 7                   Holiday Shop, Nuts About Science
Dec. 8                   Holiday Shop, Spirit Day Crazy Hair Day, Report Cards Go Home
Dec. 12                 Kids Night Out 5-8:00 p.m.
Dec. 14                 Nuts About Science
Dec. 15                 Kids Night Out 5-8:00 p.m.
Dec. 19                 Hoover Highlights
Dec. 21                 Nuts About Science
Dec. 25-Jan 5         Winter Break
Jan. 8                    School Resumes
Jan. 9                    PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 11                  Nuts About Science
Jan. 11                  Reflections Celebration Stevenson 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Jan. 12                  Spirit Day PJ Day
Jan. 15                 No School MLK
Jan. 16                 Hoover Highlights