Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Hello Hoover Rockets,

Hoover Parade

The Hoover Parade was a success on Sunday!  Many Hoover Families joined together behind Asher's Walk-a-thon Banner to represent Hoover.  The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts also walked in the parade.

Report Cards Go Home

Report cards went home in back pack mail today.  Please take a few moments to read and review the report card with your Hoover Rocket.  This is a good time to set some behavior and learning goals together.

Hour of Code
Computer Science Education Week is December 9th - 15th this year! Each year around this time, Mrs. Jungwirth takes the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classes into the computer lab to do some coding. Students use the Hour of Code activities created by These activities feature engaging characters (Frozen, Star Wars, Minecraft, etc) and excellent tutorials which not only show the students how to be successful in the game, but also help teach about the importance of computer science and its applications in the real world. The tutorials feature CEO’s, sports stars, musicians, and other industry professionals. Students love participating in these Hour of Code activities at school and often continue working on coding at home after being introduced. The website and Hour of Code activities are completely free to use and also contain many opportunities and avenues for extending learning by offering a free curriculum that students can follow on their own as well as an impressive assortment of games for various levels and abilities. Check it out at You can also find more information about Computer Science Education Week at The website is also a great resource: Happy coding!!

Chefs Choice
Starting Wednesday, December 18th-Friday, December 19th  we will be having Chef's Choice for lunch.  We will not be following the lunch menu.

Candy Cane Sale
Our Student Leadership Team will be selling Candy Canes on Monday, December 16th-Wednesday December 18th.  Candy Canes will be .25 each and the large Candy Sticks will be .50.  The funds generated will come back to our own Helping Hearts Fund for Hoover Families.

Hoover Handbook Highlights
It is important to read and review the student handbook with your child.  You can access it under the Quick Links on the right hand side of our website

Should Livonia Public Schools need to close due to inclement weather, the announcement would be made on radio stations WJR 760 AM, WWJ 950AM, and television stations WJBK Fox Channel 2, WDIV Channel 4, WXYZ Channel 7 and the city cable channel, 15 for Livonia and 19 for Westland.  Please listen for mention of Livonia Public Schools.  Additionally parents will receive email notification.  Elementary School Students will NOT be dismissed early due to emergency situations. Students may be transported to another facility.

Emergency Plans for Inclement Weather
Please make alternate transportation plans and discuss these with our child before he/she comes to school.    Children get confused and worried if they do not know plans ahead of time and receive calls during the day with instructions different from their normal routine.  Children learn better when they know from the start of the day what will happen at dismissal if there is a rain or snowstorm.

Did you know that the Hoover staff does a book club?  This year we are reading the book "Culturize" by Jimmy Casas, which focuses on developing a climate of trust and excellence in the schools. Great things are happening at Hoover!

On Behalf of the Hoover PTA, we would like to thank all the families who participated in the parade last Sunday.   We had a fantastic mix of families, Daisies, Brownies, Girl Scouts and Pack 907 Cub Scouts,   It was a perfect day to be outside and proudly represent Hoover Elementary to our amazing community!

Our Holiday Shop was a lot of fun this week and really got our students in the holiday spirit!  We want to give a big thank you to our volunteers.  Without you, we could not make this happen.  We also want to thank our generous families for your support and extra donations to the Hoover Helping Hearts Fund.

Orders will arrive Wednesday, December 18th and be distributed via backpack mail.  Enjoy all the wonderful works of art created by your student!   

We appreciate all the orders received!  On Thursday, December 19th all items will be available for pick-up between 3:00-5:00 pm right outside the front doors of Hoover.  Thanks for the support.

Friday, December 20 we have decided to CHANGE the spirit day to a popcorn day!  Students can pay $1.00 and enjoy a bag of popcorn.  This will be a fun and tasty way to celebrate the last day of school before the holiday break.  For those students who do not like popcorn, they are welcome to pay $1.00 to wear their favorite hat.

Sweet Treats for Staff
Show your appreciation for our wonderful and hardworking Hoover staff by donating cookies or sweet treats for the Hoover "Sweets for Staff" on Thursday, December 19. We provide the sweets - the teachers and staff get to take home a tray of treats to share with their families. We are looking for donations of 2 dozen homemade or store bought cookies and treats (but, ANY amount would be greatly appreciated) Please send cookies and treats in disposable or labeled containers. Cookies and treats can be dropped off in the school lobby on or before Wednesday, December 18. If you are able to donate, please sign up at Sweets for Staff or contact Jessica Connolly at

The Hoover staff and their families LOVE this annual event! We usually have large participation from our Hoover families! Please consider baking (or buying) cookies or treats and sending them in next week! The staff truly does appreciate it!  Thank you!

Hoover’s Winter Blast is right around the corner on Friday, January 31st from 6-8:30 pm. This is our biggest event of the year. We hope you will save the date for an evening of family fun. Activities will include carnival type games, food, and raffling off the themed baskets.  Information about the baskets will be sent home very soon.
12/16-12/18  Candy Cane Sale
12/20 Spirit Day Popcorn Day(Donations for Helping Heart)
12/23-1/3 Winter Break
1/14 PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.
1/17 Spirit Day Inside Out
1/20 MLK NO School
1/30 Reflection Ceremony 6:30 Stevenson High School
1/31 Winter Blast 6-8:30 p.m.
2/3 KG Registration Begins
2/6 3rd Grade In School Field Trip
2/7 3rd Grade In School Field Trip
2/7 Spirit Day Unhealthy Snack Day
2/17-2/18 No School Mid-Winter Break
2/21 Skate Night
3/5 KG Parent Information Night
3/7 Pistons Game
3/10 PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.