Friday, February 26, 2016

Character Counts!

Hello Hoover Rockets! For the past six years, Livonia Public Schools has been measuring our school climate by surveying students and staff and collecting feedback from focus groups. Two of the key areas that came up were a desire to feel safe at school and also a need for problem solving skill development for our students. To this end, our district will be integrating nine character elements into classrooms at every grade level. Many of these elements will look familiar to our Hoover students. The entire list can be seen in the image below. Our goal is to create a common vocabulary and climate of respect throughout all grades and all buildings. It's nice to work at a place where climate and character are valued by all. Great things are happening at Hoover!

Family Fitness Night

Mr. O leading us at Family Fitness Night!
Exercising during Family Fitness Night!
Our new Superintendent Andrea Oquist visited our Hoover Rockets during Family Fitness Night.

*Congratulations to Mr. O'Loughlin and Mr. Grose they were recognized with the Distinguished Staff Member and Distinguished Parent Award at the LPTSA Founders Day dinner.

*Looking for something fun to do on Sunday?  Why not shop at Barnes and Noble and have dinner at Noodles and Company?  A percentage of the sales will come back to Hoover.

*If anyone is interested in becoming a PTA board member for the 2016-17 School Year please email Laurie Whell to learn more

*Please join us for our March PTA meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 1:00.

All the Box Tops and Labels for Education have been counted and shipped!! Thank you to all of our parent counters for volunteering their time trimming, counting and bagging for the contest. Thank you, Hoover Rocket Community, for sending in Box Tops and Labels for Education!! Together we collected 21,059 Box Tops, which equals $2,105.90!! We also collected 11,917 Labels for Education points. 

The classroom contest winners for Box Tops are: Lipinski, Fortier, and Skbinski.

Labels for Education Winners are: Charochak, Larabell, and Cannell. More details about the classroom prizes will be announced in the next couple of weeks. 

Last week we celebrated 100 days of school at Hoover!

Mrs. Horgan's students counting 100 items.
Happy 100 Days!

Mrs. Poteracki's Kindergarten Students

Upcoming Important Dates

 3/1 PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
 3/3-3/4 Star Lab
 3/3 Popcorn Sale
 3/6 Barnes and Noble Fundraiser, Noodles and Company  Fundraiser
 3/9 Coffee with the Principal 9:00 am
 3/9 Kindergarten (2016-17) Parent Information Night
 3/11 Teachers Swap and Read in Classrooms
 3/12 Girl Scout Cookie Drive In
                                              3/17 Mrs. Skibinski's Class Wax Museum
                                              3/18 Guest Reader Day