Friday, May 4, 2018


Dear Hoover Rockets,


Our 3rd and 4th Graders took the M-STEP English Language Arts portion of the assessment this week.  They worked hard to read, and respond to text on the computer.  Next week we will administer the Math portion.  Please continue to make sure our 3rd and 4th grade students have a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast each day.

Music Concert

Save the Date June 4th for our KG-4th grade outdoor concert.  More details coming soon.

Climate Character Trait for May:  GRIT

Here are the video clips that we shared with students this week regarding GRIT.  Grit and Growth Mindset in Cartoon Characters Example of Preseverance  Sesame Street: Bruno Mars: Don't Give Up

Thank you from the Brownies!

Brownie Troop 71722 would like to send a big THANK YOU to the families at Hoover and Cleveland who helped us collect and donate TWO CARS full of food, bedding, cleaning supplies, leashes, bowls, toys, and more to Tail Waggers, a Livonia Non Profit that specializes in helping owners provide care for their pets despite financial challenges.  Tonight we toured their facility and learned more about how their all volunteer staff help animals in our community by providing low cost medical care, food, and even foster services.  We especially had fun chasing the cats and meeting the other animals currently in residence at Tail Waggers.  


Ms. Fortier's class enjoyed the Outdoor Classroom  with their instruments.  They were 
divided up into maracas, stringed, drums and wind sections.

Did you know that our Kindergarten students are growing grass in different types of environment?  Which grass will the grow the best?  They are also beginning to write opinion paragraphs.
Giraffe wins the Penny War
Thank you for sending in all that change.  The Giraffe won with $449.60 and the Kangaroo earned $358.34.  All of these funds will be donated to the Giraffe exhibit at the Detroit Zoo.  Look for the sign if you visit at the Detroit Zoo at the end of the summer.

Spirit Wear
Looking to buy new Hoover Spirit Wear? It can now be purchased from Sports Hut. They offer a huge selection of products and ship directly to your home. Please visit for more information.

Upcoming May 2018 PTA dates to remember:
·         The LAST PTA meeting of the year and elections for next year’s Executive Board will be Tuesday, May 1st at 7pm. Please consider attending this meeting and help be the voice for our Hoover Rockets. Nominations for Executive Board positions are accepted until 6:59 pm on May 1st.
     Staff Appreciation Week is May 7-11th. Please see the link below to donate items:

Livonia Spree Wristbands: Hoover is offering Livonia Spree Ride Wristbands again this year. Spree dates are June 19-24th. Please watch for more information to come home about this great fundraiser. 

May 7-11             Staff Appreciation Week
May 10                4th Graders Visit Riley
May 10                Playground Construction Begins, Nuts About Science
May 16                Volunteer Tea
May 17                2nd Grade Field Trip to Zoo, Nuts About Science
May 21-June 1      I-READY Diagnostics Begin
May 22                3rd Grade Field Trip Chelsea Milling Company
May 23                SACC New Family Registration
May 24                Nuts About Science
May 25                9:30 Fire Drill, Half Day Dismissal 12:10
May 28                No School Memorial Day
May 31                 Kindergarten Orientation, Nuts About Science
June 1                   Field Day
June 4                   Outdoor Music Concert
June 5                   Field Day Rain Day
June 8                  4th Grade Diamond Jack River Tour Field Trip
June 8                  3rd Grade Bowling Field Trip
June 11                3rd Trimester Ends
June 11                1st Grade Bowling Field Trip
June 12                4th Grade Fairway Farms Swim Party
June 14                Half Day Dismissal 12:10
June 15                Half Day Dismissal 12:10 LAST DAY
Sept. 4                 First Day of the 18/19 School Year
Dec. 24-Jan 4     Winter Recess

April 1-5             Spring Break