Thursday, November 17, 2016

Asking the right questions about their day?

Hello Hoover Rockets,

When your child comes home from school each day, try discussing these statements with your child, instead of asking “Do you have homework?” or “What did you do today?”:
·         “Let’s see what you brought home.” Look at completed work to find out what your youngster is learning and how well he/she is doing. Respond to notes from teachers and sign folders or planners if required.
·         “Show me what you have for homework.” It’s your child’s job to do his/her homework, but you can make sure he/she understands by having him/her explain the assignment to you. 
·         “Describe a book you enjoyed today.” This gives you an idea of what your youngster prefers to read.  Then, build a daily reading habit by asking what he/she would like to read at night. 
·         “Tell me what you learned that you’d like to know more about.”  Use your child’s interests as jumping-off points for activities to share. 

Mrs. Christensen's KG students working on math concepts.

Fun with Every Day Mathematics

Thank you for the canned goods.

*Thank you to everyone who attended our PTA meeting last Wednesday night.  
*We approved the purchase of the Pebble Go Database for Hoover.  This allows students to access text through the computer on a variety of topics (Social Studies, Science, Biographies, Animals,,,). 
*LPS will be conducting Community Facility Forums on November 29th at Riley from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and on December 1st at Frost from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  You should have gotten an email from LPS with a flyer and details.  Look for more information in the next Hoover Highlights.
* We are still collecting shoes, boots, roller blades or ice skates.  So far only three schools are in the competition (Garfield, Churchill and Hoover). 

Did you know that Livonia Public Schools has moved to trimesters for the elementary schools? That's the reason our Parent Teacher Conferences were earlier this year and why our report cards won't come home until December. We are hopeful that this new model will allow more time on concepts before they are assessed and will allow students and teachers larger blocks of time between marking periods. We are focused on student growth and want to give the time to explore concepts. Great things are happening at Hoover.

11/21-2/3 A.C.A.T. Nomination/Application Window
11/23-11/25 Thanksgiving Break
11/25-12/11 Five Below FUN-raiser
11/29 Hearing Screenings (KG, 1, 2, 4)
12/1 1st Trimester Ends
12/2 No School Work Day for Teachers, Legoland 
12/8 Holiday Shop
12/9 Holiday Shop
12/9 Report Cards Go Home
12/14 & 12/16 Kids Night Out
12/16 Hat Spirit Day
12/21 Cookie Exchange for Staff
12/22 Dearborn Ham Pick Up
12/23 Half Day of School Student dismissal 12:10
12/26-1/6 Holiday Break