Originally delivered on 1/16/2023 8:01 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes January 16, 2023


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.  Help us reach our $35,000 goal.  Buy your membership today.
  • the outstanding 2022-2023 National PTA Reflections Contest entries. We would like to congratulate the following Hoover finalists who advanced to the Montgomery County Council of PTA’s (MCCPTA) Reflections Contest: Anvita BangaloreOlivia Li, Abrar Mahbub, Flora Tsui, and Angela Yao. For more details, click here. The MCCPTA winners will be announced at the end of January 2023.
  • attending the PTA General Membership meeting on 1/10.

Plan on...

  • participating in the next fundraising Spirit Night on 1/25 at Shake Shack Cabin John. Click here for the flyer.  Other scheduled Spirit Nights are Potomac Pizza on 2/22 and Ledo Pizza on 3/22.
  • marking your calendar for the World Expo-Taste of Hoover on Wednesday, February 1 from 5-7 pm.  We are still inviting families to display highlights of their heritage and culture from their home countries.Sign up here if you would like to represent your country. 
  • consider serving as the PTA representative to the NAACP Parents' Council. Contact Kimberly King at presidenthooverpta@gmail.com if interested.
  • joining Hoover's PTA new Facebook Group to stay up to date on all things Hoover. 
  • giving to the Hoover Staff's Amazon Gift Registry.  Items for the World Expo-Taste of Hoover have been added.
  • providing feedback on the MCCPTA Advocacy Priorities by 1/18. Please email the Hoover PTA MCCPTA Delegates Jacqui Coleman Snead at JacquiTheLeo@yahoo.com or Jennifer Nordin at jmnordin90@gmail.com with any feedback.
  • signing up for a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid class provided by MCCPTA and EveryMind. The next class date is 2/24 from 9 am-3 pm. If you are interested in attending, please complete this form and EveryMind will send you the registration link. If you are interested in taking the class but need a future date, please also fill out this form to be notified of additional dates.
  • watching the National PTA's 2021-2022 Reflections Student Arts Showcase on 1/25 at 7 pm on the National PTA's YouTube Channel. Hoover's Linus Tsang (Music Composition Award of Merit) and Katherine Xue (Visual Arts Award of Excellence) will be two of the artists featured. Click here for event details and to RSVP. All of the 2021-2022 Hoover student entries are available here

Check out... 

  • the Student Service Learning (SSL) overview and opportunities on the PTA website.  Here is a list of January opportunities.  A cluster school opportunity is listed under "MCPS Community News".

Hoover News
  • Principal Dr. Kim's January Monthly Message provides an overview of everything happening at Hoover and parent engagement opportunities.
  • Hoover's schedule of 2023-2024 School Year Registration Events is available here.
  • Hoover wants to ensure every student has access to a device at home.  Families that need Internet access (a mifi device) should notify their counselor who will then fill out a mifi request form for consideration.  If you need a MCPS student Chromebook at home, please follow the instructions in this form: Chromebook Form to Distribute to Families.
  • Order your student's yearbook here
  • 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
  • MCPS 5 Things to Know, January 12 provides information about age-appropriate and grade-level inclusive books to be added to MCPS, MLK Day events, and some student and staff spotlights. 
  • The Montgomery County Board of Education approved the Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Plan during its 1/12 business meeting. The plan has been sent to the Maryland State Department of Education and this option can be used after receiving final approval. Here are the proposed guidelines.
  • MCPS is improving its process for informing the community when weather requires an operational status change. It now has six operational status options, which will be reported by easy-to-understand, color-coded messages. Click here for more information.
  • Here is the latest edition of MCPS QuickNotes, which includes a calendar of events and other helpful MCPS news and information.
  • The Beverly Farms Elementary School PTA is looking for 8 student volunteers to help with Club Beverly Farms (CBF) on 1/21 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Beverly Farms Elementary School (8501 Post Oak Road). CBF is a party for elementary school students where they dance, participate in games, crafts, and more. Students will be eligible for SSL hours. Please email John Russell at russelljd@gmail.com by Wednesday, January 18th if interested.  
  • 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.

January 2023

1/16 - No School (Holiday)

1/18 - MCCPTA Advocacy Priorities Feedback Deadline

1/25, 10:30 am-9:30 pm - PTA Spirit Night at Shake Shack

1/25, 7 pm - National PTA's 2021-2022 Reflections Student Arts Showcase

1/27 - No School (Professional Day)

February 2023

2/1, 5-7 pm - World Expo-Taste of Hoover sponsored by the PTA and the World Languages Department

2/6-2/10 - Counselor Appreciation Week

2/13 - National History Day Night sponsored by the Social Studies Department

2/20 - No School (Holiday) 

2/22 - PTA Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza

2/24, 9 am-3 pm - MCCPTA Youth Mental Health First Aid Class (Zoom)

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