Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wild About Hoover ART!


Pen Pals
Hello Hoover Rockets,
On Thursday, the Kindergarten and First Grade Cass students came to visit Hoover.  They met their Pen Pals, made an art project, and completed a scavenger hunt.  It was an exciting day to meet our Future Hoover Rockets.
Meeting new friends.
Making Stars and Rockets

 ART FAIR

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Hoover Art Fair.  Ms. Mitchell works very hard to prepare all of our Rocket's projects.  She keeps them organized, labeled and prepares the necessary background to make the pop.  Thank you to Ms. Mitchell for an amazing evening.


3rd Grade Art

KG Art








Wild About the Windows
Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Gregg, Mrs. New and Mrs. Stempeck for painting the windows for Spring.  We are Wild About Hoover!



Biodiversity Garden
Now that spring is here, final plans are underway for the biodiversity garden.  One last piece we are hoping to have in place is a decorative, permanent border for the garden.  We are hoping that someone in the community with experience in this area would be willing to help us find discount pricing and assistance with installation.  Please contact Mrs. Jungwirth at jjungwir2@livoniapublicschools.org or Mrs. Skibinski at jskibins@livoniapublicschools.org as soon as possible if you are able to help.
Thank you.

Summer ELVs Reading Program 
The Livonia PTSA Council has been working to coordinate the 2017 Summer ELVs program to provide elementary school students with reading and literacy assistance over the summer. The link below will take you to a flyer letting you know about the program and how to enroll your child.


Did you know that Hoover is hosting the Arbor Day Celebration for the city of Livonia?  We will be having a short ceremony on Friday, April 28th at 1:30.  Hoover will be receiving 3 trees from the Livonia Tree City Committee.  Thank you to the City of Livonia for supporting our Eco-Action Efforts!

Hoover Spirit Wear is always available.  Perhaps you are looking for a birthday present, Mother;'s Day gift or Father's Day gift.  

Check out the website below.


4/25-4/27 4th Grade Lansing Trips
4/28 Livonia Arbor Day Celebration at Hoover 1:30, Green Out Spirit Day
4/30 Hoover Tigers Game vs. White Sox
5/1-5/26 M-STEP for 3rd and 4th Grade Students
5/1-5/5 Staff Appreciation Week
5/4 4th Grade Students Visit Riley 9:15-11:15
5/4 Volunteer Tea 3:00
5/8 Popsicles on the Playground and Tour for new Cass Families 6:30-7:30
5/16 PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
5/17 SACC Registration 4:30-6:00 p.m.
5/23 Music Concert 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Welcoming Future Rockets!

Hello Hoover Rockets,
It was great to see all of our Hoover Rockets return to school with a smile!  We enjoyed meeting the future Hoover Rockets that are coming from Cass.  On Tuesday the 2nd and 3rd grade Cass students came to Hoover.  Their Hoover Pen Pal gave them a tour, they made an art project together and enjoyed getting to know a new friend.  Next week, we will welcome the Kindergarten and First grade Cass students.
Making stars and rockets with our Pen Pals
Enjoying the Scavenger Hunt!


Cass students on the bus.
Bio-Diversity Garden Update
Believe it or not, we had a wild turkey attempting to eat out of our bird feeder today.  I wanted to share our first Biodiversity photo with you.  Unfortunately, we scared it away before I could grab my camera and get a good photo.
Mrs. Skibinski

Thank to those folks who purchased a Dearborn Ham to support Hoover.  It was another successful fundraiser.
Our April PTA meeting will be on Wednesday, April 19th at 1:00 p.m.
Our PTA has purchased the Ice Cream for the Ice Cream Social.  So make sure you stop by the Multipurpose Room to get a complimentary sweet treat after taking in all the beautiful art work next Thursday night from 6:00-7:30.

Did you know that some of the Churchill Football Players donate their time to come to Hoover on Wednesdays?  You might see a football player reading to a student, helping them with their writing or playing four square at recess.  This is the third year that Churchill has partnered with Hoover for this great peer mentoring program.  Thank you Churchill!



4/18 Cowher and Flak Recycling Field Trip
4/19 KG & 1st Grade Cass Students Visit Hoover
4/19 April PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
4/19 Churchill Football Players Tutor
4/20 Art Fair/Ice Cream Social 6:00-7:30 p.m.
4/22 Martian Marathon 12:20 (Orange)
4/25-4/27 4th Grade Lansing Trips
4/28 Livonia Arbor Day Celebration at Hoover 1:30, Green Out Spirit Day
4/30 Hoover Tigers Game vs. White Sox
5/1-5/26 M-STEP for 3rd and 4th Grade Students
5/1-5/5 Staff Appreciation Week
5/4 4th Grade Students Visit Riley 9:15-11:15
5/4 Volunteer Tea
5/5 Popsicles on the Playground and Tour for new Cass Families 6:30-7:30


Friday, March 31, 2017

Ready for Spring Break

Rhonda Gowler-Greene Assembly
Hello Hoover Rockets,
We wrapped up March is Reading Month with our Author Assembly and Ice Cream Sundaes.   Author Rhonda Gowler-Greene shared with the students the steps of writing a book and how to make their story sparkle.






Elvis was in the building.
Mrs. Larabell's Wax Museum
Mrs. Larabell's class did an amazing job with their Wax Museum on Thursday.  Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and classes that attended to make this such a special morning.
3rd Grade In-School Field Trip
3rd grade classes had an in-school field trip on Thursday.  They learned about Michigan and the fur trade industry from an interpreter from the Metroparks.


Reading on Spring Break
We hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break.  We will be back together on April 10th.  Please encourage your Hoover Rocket to read and if they have an I-READY license to try and do 15 minutes a day of lessons.

Smart Watch
No Cell Phones 
Future Taekwondo Instructor
Students are not allowed to bring cell phones to school.  This includes smart watches that have one button to call home and/or a camera.  If a student has one, we will call you and keep it in the office until you can come and pick it up from the office.  Thank you for your support in following this rule.  If your classroom teacher is using a BYOD policy you will be asked to sign a permission form.





Career Spirit Day
Future Weatherman
Many of the students dressed for their future on Friday.  It was fun to see their excitement for their future careers.
Future Doctor

Thank you for all your support with the Dearborn Ham orders.  They will be ready for Pick Up on April 13th from 3:00-5:00 p.m.


Did you know that the bond renovations included a new piano for Hoover?  The new piano arrived last Thursday.  It is beautiful and digital.  Mrs. West and Mr. Murphy are so excited.  We also got a new piano lamp!  Thank you for supporting our Hoover Rockets!
Mrs. West using the new piano.
New piano keyboard!


4/3-4/7 Spring Break
4/11 Cannell and Fortier Field Trip
4/11 2nd and 3rd Grade Cass Students Visit Hoover, Hoover Highlights
4/12 PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m., 4:15 Hoover Transition Team Meeting
4/12 6:30 RILEY PTA Meeting in the Community Room (4th grade parents are welcome, tour of Riley)
4/13 Dearborn Ham Pick Up 3:00-5:00 p.m.
4/14 No School
4/18 Cowher and Flak Field Trip

4/19 KG & 1st Grade Cass Students Visit Hoover
4/19 Churchill Football Players Tutor
4/20 Art Fair/Ice Cream Social
4/22 Martian Marathon 12:20 (Orange)
4/25-4/27 4th Grade Lansing Trips
4/28 Livonia Arbor Day Celebration at Hoover 1:30, Green Out Spirit Day
4/30 Hoover Tigers Game vs. White Sox


Friday, March 24, 2017

Guest Reader Day at Hoover

Hello Hoover Rockets,
We had an amazing Guest Reader Day on Friday.  The students were able to meet many folks from our community and listen to a lot of great stories.  Thank you to our PTA and staff for organizing this wonderful day where we celebrate the fun and importance of reading.
Mrs. Springer read a book about Karate before she broke bricks.
Livonia City Councilman  Jim Jolly came and read.
Stevenson High School Hockey Players came and read!

School Board member Mark Johnson read to Mrs. Cannell's class.



Mr. Tony read to Mrs. Christensens's class.
Mr. Schenck Helicopter Medic


Fireman Hughes came to read.

State Representative Laura Cox

Author Assembly

We will be wrapping up March is Reading month on Friday with our Author Assembly.  Rhonda Gowler will be here.  Monday is the last day to turn in the order forms if you would like to purchase an autographed copy of her books.

YEARBOOK ORDERS

Yearbook order forms are due on Monday!

SACC on the SOUTH PLAYGROUND 

If you would like to stay after school and have your student play on the playground, please use the North Playground.  Our SACC program will be on the South Playground after school until 5:00.  The SACC staff have been instructed to ask those families playing to move to the North Playground. Thank you for supporting this policy.

Don't feel like cooking on Monday night?  Head to Buffalo Wild Wings and mention Hoover and we will get 20% back to our PTA.  Thank you for supporting our Hoover Rockets.

Next Friday is our Career Spirit Day.  Students can dress as their career choice.  

The Dearborn Ham order forms are due on Thursday, March 30th.  Pick up will be on April 13th from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Next PTA Meeting will be on April 12th at 1:00 in the Community Room.

Attention 4th Grade Parents:  Riley Upper Elementary has invited you to their April 12th PTA meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.


Did you know why it is important to read aloud to students?  Having a teacher read aloud to students helps increase their reading level, because it models fluent reading for students. By following along and seeing how the adult emphasizes different words, pauses at commas and periods, and pronounces difficult words, students can increase their own reading fluency.


3/27 Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser
3/31 Career Spirit Day, Rhonda Gowler Assembly, Ice Cream Sundaes
4/3-4/7 Spring Break
4/11 Cannell and Fortier Field Trip
4/11 2nd and 3rd Grade Cass Students Visit Hoover, Hoover Highlights
4/12 PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m., 4:15 Hoover Transition Team Meeting
4/12 6:30 RILEY PTA Meeting in the Community Room (4th grade parents are invited)
4/13 Dearborn Ham Pick Up 3:00-5:00 p.m.
4/18 Cowher and Flak Field Trip
4/14 No School
4/19 KG & 1st Grade Cass Students Visit Hoover
4/19 Churchill Football Players Tutor
4/20 Art Fair/Ice Cream Social
4/22 Martian Marathon 12:20 (Orange)
4/25-4/27 4th Grade Lansing Trips
4/28 Livonia Arbor Day Celebration at Hoover 1:30, Green Out Spirit Day
4/30 Hoover Tigers Game vs. White Sox


Friday, March 10, 2017

Hoover Bingo!

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Thank you for all the donated books!
Thank you to everyone who attended Book Bingo Night on Wednesday.  Families enjoyed time together and everyone went home with books to read!
Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Larabell called the numbers!
Busy at Bingo Night!


Mrs. Lipinski's class modeling how electricity is made!
DTE Assembly
On Wednesday, our 4th graders heard an assembly from DTE and Consumers Energy on ways we can save energy.  They learned about Open and Closed Circuits, Natural Resources and important safety reminders.  Each 4th grade student received a Home Energy Kit.  If 90% of the 4th grade families complete the surveys, each classroom will receive $100 from DTE!

Buddy Reading on PJ day.

Buddy Reading on PJ Day.



This week we sent home order forms for Dearborn Ham.  Don't wait in line order, your Dearborn Ham through Hoover.  Forms are due on March 30th.  Pick up will be on Thursday, April 13th between 3-5:00 p.m.
We also sent home a flyer with information for ordering Detroit Tiger Tickets.  The checks and order forms are due on Wednesday, March 22.  The game is April 30th verses the White Sox.

Beginning in mid-April, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will administer for the third year the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). Like last year, the M-STEP will be given online and will measure current student knowledge on Michigan’s standards in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science. The M-STEP will be administered in May for those students in third and fourth grade.  Please try and avoid scheduling appointments during the month of May.
We want your child’s experience to be relaxed, healthy, enjoyable, and stress-free. Your positive outlook and supportive manner going into these assessments will also influence your child’s experience.  Thanks for your support.


3/23 Spring Picture Day
3/24 Guest Reader Day, Report Cards Go Home
3/25 & 3/26 Girl Scout Cookie Drive Thru at Hoover
3/27 Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser
3/30 Mrs. Larabell's Class Wax Museum 10:00-11;30
3/31 Career Spirit Day, Author Assembly, Ice Cream Sundaes
4/3-4/7 Spring Break
4/11 2nd and 3rd Grade Cass Students Visit Hoover
4/12 PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
4/14 No School
4/19 KG & 1st Grade Cass Students Visit Hoover
4/21 Green Out Spirit Day
4/22 Martian Marathon 12:20 (Orange)
4/25-4/27 4th Grade Lansing Trips
4/28 Livonia Arbor Day Celebration at Hoover 1:30