Thursday, April 14, 2016

End of the 3rd Marking Period

Hello Hoover Rockets!

Today was the last day of the 3rd Marking Period.  Tomorrow, the students do not have school.  Our Hoover staff will be preparing report cards for you to review next week.  Look for them to come home on Friday, April 22, 2016 through back pack mail.  

This spring our student’s will be taking the M-STEP test.  The staff continues to work hard at preparing our students for these tests. First and foremost, we believe that our curriculum is strong, the instruction students receive is excellent, and that good curriculum and instruction will prepare our students for any test.

What can you do to help your child be successful on the M-STEP? Make sure that they get a good night's sleep.  Elementary children need up to 10 hours of sleep each night to do their best in school.  It is also important for them to eat a healthy breakfast while cutting back on high-sugar cereals, pastries, and undiluted juices (which can have the same sugar content as sodas).  Most importantly, ensure that your child attends school every day. This is especially important during the M-STEP testing windows (3rd Grade 4/25-5/13
4th Grade 5/11-5/27).  Thanks for all your home support!

*Please join us tonight for our April PTA meeting.  It will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Little Theater.
*Thank you for visiting Cebella's Pizza.  We raised over $250 for Hoover.
*Youth Making a Difference Celebration will be on April 19th 6:30 at Churchill.
*Come enjoy the Hoover Art Fair on Thursday, April 21st for ice cream and art.
* Friday, April 22 GREEN OUT for EARTH DAY!  Wear green!  

Did you know the State of Michigan requires all schools to conduct three lock down drills each school year, in addition to the mandatory five fire and two tornado drills. Hoover staff have been given specific directions on their individual and collective responsibilities during our emergency drills. They  will speak to their students prior to the drills to explain and practice the procedures.  They will also prepare the students emotionally by reminding them that:

  • Schools are safe places;
  • Teachers and staff work with parents and public safety providers (police and fire departments) to help keep students safe; and
  • These drills help us to keep students safe, the same way fire and tornado drills help keep students safe.

Parents, please review these same points with your child at home.  Remember that children take their cues from you and will feel comfortable with our various safety drills if you reassure them that they are necessary to help keep them safe in the event of an unlikely emergency or crisis.  Any visitors at Hoover during the course of a practice drill are required to participate in applicable drill.  You may want to visit and for some kid friendly safety information brought to you by agencies of our Federal government.

4/14 End of 3rd Marking Period
4/15 No School Work Day for Teachers
4/20 Door to Door Pick Up
4/21 Art Fair 6:00-8;00 p.m.
4/22 Earth Day, Green Out Spirit Day, Report Cards Go Home
4/25-5/13 3rd Grade M-STEP
4/26 YMAD at Churchill High School 6:30 p.m.
4/28 No School Professional Development Day
5/11-5/27 4th Grade M-STEP
5/12 Volunteer Tea
5/26 Music Concert
6/7 Field Day