Friday, November 11, 2016

Respect Others Act Responsibly

Hello Hoover Rockets,

Getting ready to launch
Last week, Mrs. Poteracki's students were learning science concepts outside with Windsocks.  Our Science Curriculum is very engaging and "hands on". Our Hoover staff spent a half day last Tuesday learning ways to integrate our Reading and Writing Curriculum with our Science and Social Studies. We are excited to be taking the first steps in integrating literacy with other content areas.  Our goal is for students to be reading and/or listening to reading for 90 minutes a day.

Mrs. Poteracki's class using Windsocks

R.O.A.R. Assembly

Friday we had an assembly called Respect Others Act Responsibly.  The students learned:
1.  It is rude to exclude!
2. Use your WITS when dealing with a bully.  
    WITS (Walk away, Ignore, Tell someone, Stand up for yourself)
3.  If it's not yours don't touch it!
Magic Ropes to show we are all different.

*PTA Meeting... Wednesday November 16, 2016 7:00 pm
Please join us for our next meeting.  We will be making several decisions for our Hoover Community.  Please come and share your expertise and your thoughts about PTA can best serve our students!  Please come to not only attend the meeting but meet other Hoover parents and get involved in your child's school.

* We are collecting shoes through November 30th.  We will be counting and bagging the shoes.  Once Kiwanis picks up the shoes and we get the results we will let you know.  The school that collects the most shoes will earn $1000.  Let's go Hoover.  Clean out those closets.  Send in any shoes that you are not wearing.  KIDS, ADULTS, BOOTS We take them all.

We love HOT LUNCH!
Lunch Room Fun
Did you know that we have over 200 students eating lunch at one time at Hoover?  The students enjoy their lunch while talking to classmates.  We remind students to sit safely on the bench with their knees under the table.  We have 2-3 P.A.Ls (Parents at Lunch) volunteers along with 3 noon monitors, Mr. Tony and Mrs. Wilcox.  These dedicated folks assist students so they can eat a healthy lunch.  If your child forgets silverware, napkins or straws we have the supplies ready for them.  Thank you to Mrs. Akahoshi for keeping our volunteers organized, our aprons clean and ready with supplies.  
11/16 PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
11/17, 11/18, 11/21, 11/22 Hearing Screenings (KG, 1, 2, 4)
11/18 Gum Spirit Day ($1 to chew gum a school for a specified period of time)
11/21-2/3 A.C.A.T. Nomination/Application Window
11/23-11/25 Thanksgiving Break
11/29 Hearing Screenings (KG, 1, 2, 4)
12/1 1st Trimester Ends
12/2 No School Work Day for Teachers, Legoland 
12/9 Report Cards Go Home
12/23 Half Day of School Student dismissal 12:10
12/26-1/6 Holiday Break