Originally delivered on 9/11/2023 8:01 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes September 11, 2023


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

PTA News

Thank you to the 167 families and staff who have joined the PTA!  You can still join here. We can't do this without you!

The next Spirit Night is on 9/13 from 11 am - 9:30 pm at California Tortilla (Cabin John location).  The PTA offers Spirit Nights throughout the school year to raise funds for PTA activities and support local businesses.  Mark your calendar for future Spirit Nights on 10/10 at Shake Shack (Cabin John) and 11/20 at Chipotle (Potomac Village).  

Buy Spirit Wear at the 8th Grade Parent Tea on 9/21. Spirit Wear is only being sold at school events.  Cash only.

Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to the Together in Education program to earn money for Hoover.  Click here for more details.

Join the Hoover PTA Facebook Page for updates on PTA activities.

Contact Kimberly King, PTA President @ PresidentHooverPTA@gmail.com to find out how you can support the PTA's activities.  There are a number of Committee Chair positions open.  To see a complete list, click here.  

New items have been added to the Hoover Staff's Amazon Gift Registry.  Please support Hoover's wonderful staff.  Donations should be delivered to the "Gift Registry Address".

We haven't received contact information for transfer and new students to the Churchill cluster.  Please forward Hoover Notes to any new families that you know. They can join our email list by contacting Cindy Chi, Vice President of Membership, at hooverptamembership@gmail.com.

Hoover News

Dr. Kim's September Message is available here.  Slides 42-44 have grade-specific highlights and activities, including Outdoor Education (6th), Finance Park (7th), and the 8th Grade Parent Tea on 9/21 at 9 am.  

A Girls on the Run program will start on 9/20 and will be held from 3:15-4:15 pm every Wednesday and Thursday.  Register at www.girlsontherunofmoco.org. Registration closes on 9/22. Questions? Contact Christina Anderson at Christina_R_Washington@mcpsmd.org.

Student Picture Day is on 9/11.  Click here for more information.

MAP-M (Math) testing will be on 9/20.  MAP-R (Reading) testing will be on 9/21.

Hoover's Theater Program is holding an interest meeting on 10/17 at 7 pm. The flyer is available here.

Winter registration for boys or girls' basketball opens 10/30 at noon. Spring registration for boys or girls' soccer opens 1/29/24 at noon.

MCPS Community News

Read the latest edition of MCPS QuickNotes, which includes a calendar of events and MCPS news and information. 

Watch the Welcome Back Video from the MCPS Superintendent and Board of Education President.

Review the MCPS Parent Message on the Importance of Student Attendance.

Student Service Learning (SSL)

Student Service Learning is a Maryland state graduation requirement. 75 SSL hours are required to graduate.  For more information and SSL opportunities, visit the MCPS SSL page, the Montgomery County Volunteer Center's website, and the PTA's SSL page

All SSL forms for service completed during the summer of 2023 should be submitted to Hoover's SSL coordinator (Amalia Triantis, Room 27) on or by 9/29.  If you have questions, email Mrs. Triantis at Amalia_D_Triantis @mcpsmd.org.

There are still a few spots available for the following Churchill School Cluster SSL opportunities:

Week of September 11, 2023

9/11 - Student Picture Day

9/13 - PTA fundraising Spirit Night at California Tortilla (Cabin John location), 11 am - 9:30 pm

Week of September 18, 2023

9/20 - MAP-M (Math) Testing 

9/21 - Grade 8 Parent Tea & Information on Regional and Magnet High School Programs, 9-10 am.  Spirit Wear will be available for sale.

9/21 - MAP-R (Reading) Testing

9/22 - Early Release Day, 12:30 pm

9/22 - Registration Deadline for Girls on the Run

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