Originally delivered on 3/27/2023 8:05 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes March 27, 2023


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

PTA News

Hoover Notes will not be sent on April 3. Happy Spring Break!


Thank you for... 

  • another TERRIFIC Read-A-Thon week!  The total amount raised and winners will be announced after Spring Break.
  • Olivia Li, who received an Award of Excellence in Literature - Middle School Division from the Free State PTA's Reflections program. Congratulations Olivia!
  • participating in the Ledo Spirit Night on 3/22.
  • 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.

Plan on...

  • joining Hoover's PTA Facebook Group to stay up to date on all things Hoover.
  • participating in the PTA fundraising Spirit Nights on 4/12 at Klay and 5/12 at Fire Wok.  
  • signing up for the MCCPTA recommended "Got the Power Girls" Conference on 5/6. The conference is hosted by the Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and is free. Click here for more information and to register.
  • reviewing and submitting comments on the Board of Education's recently proposed changes to Policy ABC (Parent and Family Involvement) which guides regulation ABC-RA.  If family involvement, information sharing and stakeholder participation in school improvement are important to you, please read the proposed revisions to Policy ABC and submit your comments to the Board of Education before the April 20th deadline. The proposed Policy ABC revisions and public comment submission form can be found on this page beneath the video clip on the right-hand side.  
  • reviewing the Q&As from the 2/22 NAACP Parents' Council's Conversation with the Superintendent here. There is a lot of information on topics that PTAs should be very interested in.
  • attending the PTA, Arts and English Departments Heart's the Arts on 4/13.  More details will be shared closer to the date. 

Check out... 

  • the Student Service Learning (SSL) overview and opportunities on the PTA website.

Hoover News
  • Principal Dr. Kim's March Monthly Message provides an overview of everything happening at Hoover and parent engagement opportunities.
  • Tickets for Herbert Hoover Theatre's Musical Aladdin Jr. and Intermission Nightclub Show on 5/5-5/7 are on sale now and selling fast.  Take a look at the Aladdin Jr Publicity Announcement and the complete list of packages and savings plans
  • The Counseling Department is hosting a Career Expo on 5/18 from 5-7 pm. Presenters and volunteers are needed. Click here for the flyer and sign up link.
  • Families that need Internet access (a mifi device) should notify their counselor who will 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.
  • Volunteers are needed in the Media Center.  Click on this link to sign up.  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, March 23 provides information about a revised message regarding the use of inclusive textbooks, kindergarten registration, the deadline for Student Service Learning hours awards and some great news about our students.   
  • On 3/9, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released its accountability report card—the Maryland Report Card. Click here for more information.
  • Read this important email about antisemitism from Superintendent McKnight, and this message from the Board of Education President and Superintendent McKnight. 
  • Click here for the MCPS Mid-Year Roundup.
  • Here is the latest edition of MCPS QuickNotes, which includes a calendar of events and MCPS news and information.
  • Here are the Montgomery Board of Education's Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Plan guidelines and here are MCPS' six operational status options.  
  • Single event tickets and season passes for Winston Churchill's games can only be purchased online through GoFan.co. HERE is a list of athletic events. 

March 2023

3/31 - No School (End-of-Quarter Grading/Planning - Possible Instructional Day Due to Emergency Closure)

3/31 - Read-A-Thon Fundraiser Ends

April 2023

4/3-4/10 - No School (Spring Break)

4/12 -  PTA fundraising Spirit Night at Klay

4/13 - Hoover Heart's the Arts sponsored by the PTA, English Department, and the Arts Department

4/21 -   No School (Professional Day)

4/25 -   Bus Driver Appreciation Day

4/26 -  Administrative Professional Appreciation Day

4/27  -  Take Your Child to Work Day 

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