Originally delivered on 4/11/2023 8:06 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes April 11, 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

Thank you for... 

  • a TERRIFIC Read-A-Thon!  The 3rd week winners are Iman and Sophia Raney (Grade 6), Grace Luo and Donald Hue (Grade 7), Fatemeh Tofigh and Arianne Raney (Grade 8), Gina Blake (Faculty and Staff), Period 7 Kane (Grade 6), Period 1 Chai-Onn (Grade 7), Period 7 Martin (Grade 8), and Period 3 Stevens (Bridge).  The final week winners are Iman and Rasen Xu (Grade 6), Donald Hue and Lilianne Acheson (Grade 7), Fatemeh Tofigh and Katherine Fuller (Grade 8), and Ryan Kwak (Faculty and Staff). The class winners and overall winners will be announced soon.
  • Olivia Li, who received an Award of Excellence in Literature - Middle School Division from the Free State PTA's Reflections program. Congratulations Olivia!
  • 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...

  • attending the PTA, Arts and English Departments Heart's the Arts on 4/13.  
  • participating in the PTA fundraising Spirit Nights on 4/12 at Klay and 5/12 at Fire Wok.  
  • joining Hoover's PTA Facebook Group to stay up to date on all things Hoover.
  • 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.

Check out... 

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

Hoover News
  • Principal Dr. Kim's April Monthly Message provides an overview of everything happening at Hoover and parent engagement opportunities.
  • The Counseling Department is hosting a Career Expo on 5/18 from 5-7 pm. Presenters and volunteers are still needed. Click here for the flyer and sign up link.
  • 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
  • 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 30 provides an update on the progress we are making to address the findings of the Antiracist System Audit. Get information on the work being done across the system since the report and findings, the mid-year Evidence of Learning framework, upcoming events, COVID 19 testing recommendations after spring break and more. 
  • Read Superintendent McKnight's Welcome Back from Spring Break Message.
  • 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.  
  • The Winston Churchill PTA is looking for candidates for the 2023-2024 school year. Here is the link for the Candidate Interest Form. The submission deadline is 5/1.
  • 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.

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 

May 2023

5/5-5/7 -  Hoover Theater Aladdin Jr. Production

5/8-5/12 - Teacher Appreciation Week

5/9, 7 pm -  PTA General Membership Meeting (Zoom)

5/9-5/15 -  Hoover Art Display at the Mall sponsored by the Arts Department

5/18, 5-7 pm - Hoover Career Expo sponsored by the Counseling Department

5/29 -  No School (Holiday) 

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