Friday, February 23, 2018


Hello Hoover Rockets,

It was a busy week at Hoover.  Students learned from each other, from hands on experiences and from an expert from the State of Michigan.  Here are some of the highlights:

Mrs. Lipinski's Wax Museum
Lucille Ball
Our 4th grade students selected a person of interest to read and study.  Then they created a visual board and dressed as their famous person.  Wednesday Mrs. Lipinski's class opened their Wax Museum to families, classes and guests.  It is amazing to see their confidence as the students shared their excitement and new knowledge with other Hoover Rockets and guests.

Cyber Safety Assembly

Here are some of the things our students learned at the Cyber Safety assembly

1.  What are the 3 KEEPs of Internet Safety? (Ask your child to show the hand motions for this).
• I Keep Safe my personal information—all of it!
• I Keep Away from internet strangers.
• I Keep Telling my parents or a trusted adult about anything that makes me uncomfortable.
2. Who are trusted adults? Someone you can talk to about anything—who is a good listener and who has helped you before–like parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, doctors, nurses, and police officers.

3. Why do we ask permission from a trusted adult before going online? A trusted adult will make sure that a child will go to safe sites on the internet. A trusted adult will also be able to help if a child encounters something online that makes them uncomfortable.

4. What is personal information? Your full name, address, phone number, picture, and even the name of your school.

3rd Grade Fur Trading Assembly
On Wednesday, our third grade classes learned all about fur trading.  They felt a variety of animal furs and learned how those furs were used to trade for other commodities.

The Heart of Detroit 
Hoover made the news Friday night on Channel Four.  If you go to the site below and scroll down you can see the Heart of Detroit story with our very own students, staff and alumni.  It is a great story about a Hoover Rocket alumni, his family and the Outdoor Classroom with Mitch Album.  Thank you to the Anderson Family!
Did you know our second grade team has over 64 years of experience combined?  They have been focusing on teaching students to write facts from a non-fiction text. Our second graders are looking forward to the Battle of the Books Competition in March.
Mrs. Peer, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Flak and Mrs. Mayne


Box Tops Contest Thank you so much for all your support with our Winter Contest. We are still waiting on Box Tops to be turned in from 4 classes. They must be post marked next week. If you are holding on to your classes Box Tops PLEASE email Amanda Rice at to schedule a time over this weekend to drop them off to her house.
Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser is Sunday, February 25th at the 6 Mile location. Please dine in or carryout, mention Hoover Elementary and 20% of your purchase will go to the Hoover PTA. Thank you for your support!!
DEARBORN BRAND MEATS ARE BACK!  If you are interested in ordering a variety of delicious meats, such as ham, sausage, turkey, hot dogs, jerky (and much more), catalogs will be in your students backpack early next week.   All order forms and payments must be turned in on or before Wednesday, March 14th.   Checks are to be made payable to the HOOVER PTA.  Your purchased items will be available for pick up on Wednesday, March 28th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Hoover Elementary.   
Thank you for supporting your Hoover Rocket with this PTA fundraiser.

Book Bingo: Calling all book lovers!! Book Bingo is Thursday, March 1st from 6-7pm. This fun FREE night offers bingo, popcorn and book prizes. Come on out to Hoover and help us kick off March is Reading Month.
Do you have some books around your house that are collecting dust? We are welcoming gently used book donations, children's books, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction novels. We look forward to seeing you and your family for a fun night out. 
Science Fair: Hoover Science Fair 2018 Kick off Assembly will be Friday, March 2nd in the afternoon. Every grade level will participate in the assembly and information will be sent home Friday, March 2nd, with specific details about the Science Fair. This science fair is optional for all students, but we are hopeful that our AMAZING Hoover Rockets will be excited to take on this challenge. Your interest and encouragement will help to make this a valuable learning experience for your child. Families with multiple Hoover students are welcome to work on a Hoover Science Fair project together. The Science Fair will be held this year in conjunction with the Art Fair and Ice Cream Social during the evening on
Thursday, April 26th.

Feb. 28                1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 Professional Development in the PM for staff
Feb. 28                Skibinski Wax Museum
March 1               Book Bingo Night 6-7:00 p.m.
March 2               Spirit Day Book Character Day
March 7               Magic of Reading Assembly
March 7               KG Parent Information Night for new families
March 9              1/2 Day Dismissal 12:10 End of 2nd Trimester Work Day in the PM for staff
March 9               Science Fair Applications Due
March 13             PTA Meeting 1:00 p.m.
March 14             Larabell Wax Museum
March 16             Guest Reader Day
March 16             Report Cards Go Home
March 19             Janis Wax Museum
March 20             Tornado Drill 2:15
March 20             Parent Literacy Night
March 20             DTE Assembly 4th Graders
March 21             Jim Basketball Jones Assembly
March 22             Spring Pictures
March 22             Skate Night
March 23             YMAD Project Due
March 26             Fortier and Cannell Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 28             Battle of the Books
March 28             Cowher Field Trip to Scrap Box
March 30             No School Spring Break
April 2-April 6    Spring Break
April 10               PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
April 13               Spirit Day Gum Day
April 14               Martian Marathon