Originally delivered on 9/26/2022 8:01 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes September 26, 2022


Hoover Notes will be sent out weekly to help you keep track of important school community news and events.  New items are bolded. 

PTA News
  • Thanks to everyone who purchased PTA memberships before 9/17. The three Spirit Wear Raffle prizes have been awarded. 
  • You can still join the PTA.  We can't do this without you!
  • The PTA's next fundraising Spirit Night is on 9/28 from 11:30 am - 8:30 pm at Pike Kitchen (1066 Rockville Pike). Please mention the Hoover PTA when ordering.
  • Save the Date for the following events:
    • PTA fundraising Spirit Night on 10/5 from 10:30 am - 9:30 pm at Shake Shack
    • The first PTA General Membership Meeting on 10/11 at 7 pm. A sign up form and Zoom link will be provided closer to the date.
    • PTA fundraising Spirit Night on 10/19 from 4-8 pm at Potomac Pizza (Falls Road)
    • Skate Night on 10/22 from 6:30-8 pm at the Cabin John Ice Rink
    •  "Let's Glo All Night" Halloween/Fall Party on 10/27 from 6-8 pm at Hoover (time change)  
  • The 2022-2023 National PTA Reflections Art Contest's theme is “Show Your Voice!”. There are two opportunities to participate: entering a theme idea for the 2024-2025 contest (due 11/4) and submitting art for this year's contest (due 12/2). More details will be provided soon.
Hoover News
  • The Open House that was scheduled for 10/10 has been cancelled.
  • Principal Dr. Kim's Monthly Message provides a comprehensive overview of everything happening at Hoover. 
  • Go to Hoover's SSL page and click on this slide presentation to learn about the 75 SSL (Student Service Learning) hours required to graduate.
  • If you would like to further support Hoover's wonderful staff, please consider buying something from their Amazon Gift Registry. Donations should be delivered to the "Gift Registry Address".
  • Volunteer at Hoover's Media Center.  It's a great opportunity to meet the teachers and staff. Contact: Saumya Sharma at avi.guh@gmail.com or Cindy Chi at alexandcindy@gmail.com
  • The 7th Grade Science Team still needs tubes of icing for a cell organelles laboratory.  Donations need to be delivered to Ms. Ahmed in Room 016 on or before 10/10. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4CA4A62FA31-cell.
  • Hoover's Theater program will hold a Parent and Student Interest Meeting at Hoover on 10/10 at 7 pm. Click on this link, Herbert Hoover Theatre Google Slide, for more information.
  • Click on this link for an overview of this year's extracurricular clubs. Clubs will start on Tuesday 10/11.
  • Hoover's 7th Grade Global Humanities Classes will participate in a financial literacy field trip on 12/5, 12/6 and 12/8. Parent volunteers are needed.  If interested in volunteering, click here.
MCPS Community News

  • MCPS' Community Message: Things to Know for Thursday, Sept. 22 highlights the new athletic events safety rules and more.
  • Potomac Elementary's Sister School, Highland Elementary, is collecting musical instruments to give to students who otherwise would not be able to participate in orchestra or band. Contact Katie Koshy at KatieKoshy@gmail.com with questions or to arrange an instrument pickup.
  • School meals will not be free for all students this year.  Click on this link to find out more information about enrolling in My School Bucks and free and reduced meals.  
  • MCPS has transitioned to a new online payment system called SchoolCash Online as its preferred method of payment for all school-related fees.  
  • Winston Churchill's 2022 GIRLS Varsity Soccer Team still needs Ball Boys/Girls for their home games. SSL hours will be provided. Sign up here. 
  • Winston Churchill's athletic events are now cashless. Single event tickets and season passes can only be purchased online through GoFan.co.  If your student does not have a cell phone, have them bring a copy of the purchased ticket. HERE is a list of athletic events. Questions? Contact Jesse Smith at Jesse_R_Smith@mcpsmd.org.
Week of September 26, 2022

9/26 - No School

9/28, 11:30 am - 8:30 pm - PTA Fundraiser Spirit Night at Pike Kitchen

9/30, 12:30 pm - Early Release

Week of October 3, 2022

10/5 - No School
10/5, 10:30 am - 9:30 pm - PTA Fundraiser Spirit Night at Shake Shack 

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