Originally delivered on 9/25/2023 8:00 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes September 25, 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 Action Items
  1. Join the PTA here.  We can't do this without you!
  2. Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to the Together in Education program to earn money for Hoover.  Click here for more details.
  3. Stay up-to-date with PTA activities when you join the Hoover PTA Facebook Page.
  4. 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.  
  5. Donate to the Hoover Staff's Amazon Gift Registry.  Donations should be delivered to the "Gift Registry Address".
  6. Participate in the PTA fundraising Spirit Nights on 10/10 at Shake Shack (Cabin John) and 11/20 at Chipotle (Potomac Village).
  7. Plan on attending the first PTA General Membership Meeting on 10/10 at 7 pm.  A Zoom link will be shared closer to the date.
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.
  • Buy yearbooks here.  You can purchase Yearbook Recognition Ads. The flyer has more information.
  • The HHMS NAACP Parents' Council is having their first meeting on 10/11 at 6 pm. The Parents’ Council is one of the vehicles created to empower African American and other minority parents to take a more proactive role in the education of their children. The purpose of the Parents’ Council is to provide a forum through which interested citizens may offer assistance, guidance, and support to African American parents and students of Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) to pursue the highest quality education possible through encouragement, information sharing, positive motivation, critical evaluation and advocacy.  Contact Lauren Oxner, HHMS NAACP Parents' Council Representative at HMSNAACPREP@gmail.com with any questions. The Zoom link is:
  • Here are two donation opportunities:
    • The After School Game Club seeks donations of 1 or 2 year old CRT (tube TVs) with a 13 inch screen or smaller with mono composite inputs (yellow and white) or stereo composite (yellow, white, and red); and 1 or 2 small outdated early Y2K (not wide screen) flat screen TVs like Sharp Aquos with a 25 inches or smaller screen.  A small TV/VCR combo unit would be considered a grail.  If you have one, please contact Kimberly King, PTA President @ PresidentHooverPTA@gmail.com.
    • The Bridge Program is requesting donations of used Legos and Star Wars minifigures.  
  • 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 21 provides information about the upcoming national college fair, the prestigious National Blue Ribbon awarded to an MCPS school, updating your information on ParentVue, SSL Hours, and more.
  • Read the latest edition of MCPS QuickNoteswhich includes a calendar of events and MCPS news and information. 
  • MCPS' High School Regional/Countywide Application Programs opens in early October. Click here for information.
  • All MCPS families are invited to the Girls’ Summit on 10/21 at Clarksburg High School. 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.               

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 25, 2023

9/25 - No School

9/29 - Deadline for Summer 2023 SSL forms

Week of October 2, 2023

Nothing scheduled

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