Originally delivered on 12/5/2022 8:02 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes December 5, 2022


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

PTA News

Thank you for... 

  • joining the PTA.  The number one reason to join is to benefit your child. We're still more than $8,000 away from reaching our $35,000 goal. Buy your membership today!

Plan on...

  • encouraging your student to participate in the 2022-2023 National PTA Reflections Art Contest. The guidelines are on the PTA's website. The deadline has been extended to 12/9 due to the low number of submissions.
  • making the holidays special for several Hoover families by participating in the Hoover Holiday Gift Drive. The sign up is available here.
  • helping with the 12/12-12/16 Book Fair by:
    1. volunteering. Here is the Sign Up Genius link
    2. donating muffins, fruit, and breakfast pastries for the Teacher Preview Day on 12/12 and Pastries with Parents on 12/13. Donations need to be dropped off by 12/11 to the coordinator's house at 11208 River View Drive, Potomac, MD 20854. Email presidenthooverpta@gmail.com if you are able to help.
    3. encouraging your student to participate in the Winter Book Fair Contest. Check out the flyer here. The entry deadline is 12/12.
    4. attending Pastries with Parents on 12/13.  Click on this link for more information and to RSVP.
  • participating in the next Spirit Night fundraiser on 12/14 at Klay Healthy Indian Eats (http://www.eatklay.com/) located at 9736 Traville Gateway Drive, Rockville.
  • giving to the Hoover Staff's Amazon Gift Registry.  The health room requested some items as well as the after school tutoring programs.

Check out...

  • the Student Service Learning (SSL) overview and opportunities on the PTA website.  
Hoover News
  • The 6th Grade Outdoor Education Parent Meeting will be held virtually on 12/5 from 7-8 pm.  More details will be provided closer to the date.
  • The 7th Grade Global Humanities Department still needs parent volunteers for its Financial Literacy Field Trip.  If interested in volunteering, click here.
  • Order your student's yearbook here. Information about buying Congratulatory Ads for 8th Graders is on the Hoover website.
  • The Health Room needs donations of gently used pants and sweatshirts in adult sizes S/M and a few L/XL. Options are also available on the Hoover Staff's Amazon Gift Registry. Donations should be dropped off in the Health Room.  Contact Leah Goldberg or Teri Tomlin with any questions.
  • Click on this link to sign up to volunteer in the Media Center. Volunteers are required to complete an online child abuse and neglect training and a COVID vaccination verification form. You can access these requirements here.
MCPS Community News
  • Read MCPS' Community Message: Things to Know for Thursday December 1 for information about a Walking School Bus initiative, an upcoming mental health forum, how to stay involved in the operating budget process, reminders about inclement weather information, and more.
  • Read the latest edition of MCPS' Quick Notes, which includes a calendar of events and other helpful MCPS news and information.
  • Single event tickets and season passes for Winston Churchill's games 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..
  • The Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) next virtual meeting is 12/14 from 7-8:30 pm. Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight will be the guest speaker. Here is the Zoom link:


    Meeting ID: 891 4368 2524

    Passcode: 121422

December 2022

12/5, 7-8 pm - 6th Grade Outdoor Education Parent Meeting

12/5, 12/6 & 12/8 - 7th Grade Global Humanities Department Financial Literacy Field Trip

12/6 & 12/8 - Winter Music Concerts sponsored by the Music Department

12/7, 12:30 pm - Early Release Day

12/9 - NEW deadline to submit art for the National PTA Reflections Art Contest

12/11 - Deadline to donate pastries for Book Fair activities

12/12 - Deadline for Winter Book Fair Contest

12/12-12/16 - In Person Book Fair sponsored by the PTA and the Media Center

12/13, 7:15-8 am - Pastries with Parents

12/14 - Deadline for Hoover Holiday Gift Drive 

12/14 - PTA Spirit Night at Klay Healthy Indian Eats

12/23 - No School

12/26-12/30 - No School (Winter Break Holiday)

January 2023

1/2 - No School (Holiday)

1/10, 7 pm - PTA General Membership Meeting (Zoom). Montgomery County Assistant State's Attorney George Simms will discuss Internet safety.

1/16 - No School (Holiday)

1/27 - No School (Professional Day)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -