Originally delivered on 10/3/2022 8:01 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes October 3, 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
  • Thank you for...
    • joining the PTA. Dues have paid for Mini Day and Back to School Night teacher appreciation meals and planners for every student. If you have not purchased a PTA membership, you can still join here. We have a lot of activities planned!
    • your generous purchase of Spirit Wear.  All orders have been filled. You will receive an email if you have not received your order. 
    • participating in Spirit Night fundraisers.
    • buying items from the Hoover Staff's Amazon Gift Registryover the weekend. If you still plan to contribute, donations should be delivered to the "Gift Registry Address". 
  • Plan on...
    • participating in the next two fundraising Spirit Nights on 10/5 from 10:30 am - 9:30 pm at Shake Shack (Cabin John) and on 10/19 from 4-8 pm at Potomac Pizza (Falls Road).  Please mention the Hoover PTA when ordering.
    • attending the first Hoover PTA General Membership Meeting on 10/11 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Kim, the Hoover Administrative Team, and PTA President will provide news and updatesPlease register at https://forms.gle/9YpSVW4kUTuoT1mv5. A Zoom link will be provided via email before the meeting.
    • Buying tickets at Herbert Hoover Middle School PTA - Event Tickets (membershiptoolkit.comfor Skate Night (10/22 from 6:30-8 pm at the Cabin John Ice Rink) and Let's Glo All Night" Halloween/Fall Party (10/27 from 6-8 pm at Hoover). Halloween/Fall Party tickets will be sold at a $2 discount ($10) at lunch on 10/4, 10/6, and 10/7.
    • donating used board games for the after-school Game Club. Please email presidenthooverpta@gmail.com if interested.
  • 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 can be found on the PTA's website.
  • An overview of Student Service Learning (SSL) hours and SSL opportunities are now on the PTA website. 
Hoover News
  • Principal Dr. Kim's Monthly Message provides a comprehensive overview of everything happening at Hoover, including important information for each grade, Mental Health Awareness Week, and parent engagement opportunities. The opportunities on page 38 replaced the cancelled Open House on 10/10.
  • 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 is hosting an outdoor family picture day on 11/7. All proceeds will go towards Hoover's wellness programs for staff and students. A flyer will be shared later.
  • 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

  • Read MCPS' Community Message: Things to Know for Thursday, Sept. 29. 
  • 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 October 3, 2022

10/5 - No School

10/5, 10:30 am - 9:30 pm - PTA Fundraiser Spirit Night at Shake Shack

Week of October 10, 2022

10/10, 7 pm - Hoover Theater Program Parent Interest Meeting at Hoover

10/10-10/14 - Mental Health Awareness Week 

10/11, 7 pm - First PTA General Membership Meeting (Zoom)

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