Originally delivered on 9/18/2023 8:00 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes September 18, 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 212 families and staff who have joined the PTA!  You can still join here. We can't do this without you!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the PTA Spirit Night at California Tortilla.  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 RegistryPlease 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.

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

The 8th Grade Parent Tea is on 9/21 at 9 am.  Please see the flyer for more information.

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

MCPS Things to Know, September 14 provides information about a new guide to ensure student success, Covid 19 district measures, how you can share your feedback on the 2023-2024 school calendar, upcoming Girls' Summit, and a chance to comment on proposed amendments to three policies. 

MCPS' High School Regional/Countywide Application Programs Preview is scheduled for 9/20 at 7 pm (English) and 8 pm (Spanish) on the MCPS website. The admission process opens in early October.  Click here for information about the many opportunities available at the high school level, October open houses, deadlines, and more.

All MCPS families are invited to the Girls’ Summit on 10/21 at Clarksburg High School. This event will provide informative workshops geared towards middle and high school girls on a variety of current topics. Sessions will be provided in English and Spanish, and will be organized by grade level. Student SSL hours will be available for students.  RSVP here.

New this year, students may also apply to the Montgomery Virtual Academy (MVA) during the same application period as other special programs.  The MVA has a separate application which can be found in ParentVUE.                                             

Read the latest edition of MCPS QuickNoteswhich includes a calendar of events and MCPS news and information. 

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 18, 2023

9/20 - MAP-M (Math) Testing 

9/20 - MCPS' High School Regional/Countywide Application Programs Virtual Preview, 7 pm (English) and 8 pm (Spanish)

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

Week of September 25, 2023

9/25 - No School

9/29 - Deadline for Summer 2023 SSL forms

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