Originally delivered on 9/12/2022 8:16 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes September 12, 2022


Hoover Notes will be sent out weekly to help you keep track of important school community news and events.  New items are bolded. We look forward to a fantastic 2022-2023 school year!

PTA News
  • Join the PTA if you haven't already.  We can't do this without you!  You will be entered in a drawing to receive a free basket of Spirit Wear if you sign up for membership by 9/17.  There will be one basket per grade. 
  • Thank you to our Hoover Families for supporting the PTA through your purchases at Back-to-School Night and online. We are expecting a new shipment of your current favorite styles in the coming weeks.  You will also see Spirit Wear, with new winter items, this fall at our in-person Parent Teas and Book Fair. Questions?  Email hooverspiritpotomac@gmail.com
  • Enjoy a yummy dinner at Chipotle (10116 River Road) during the PTA's first fundraising Spirit Night on 9/14 from 5-9 pm.  Be sure to mention the Hoover PTA fundraiser when ordering in the restaurant.  The online ordering code is 4NFRPEJ and only applies for pickup.  Mark your calendar for other Spirit Nights: 9/28 at Pike Kitchen, 10/5 at Shake Shack, and 10/19 at Potomac Pizza. 
  • Save the date for Skate Night at the Cabin John Ice Rink on 10/22 from 6:30-8 pm.
Hoover News
  • Principal Dr. Kim's Monthly Message provides a comprehensive overview of everything happening at Hoover. Pages 36-39 list parent engagement opportunities.
  • Hoover's SSL pageprovides information about SSL (Student Service Learning) hours.  MCPS requires 75 SSL hours to graduate.  One SSL opportunity: make blankets for Project Linus (Montgomery Chapter), an organization that provides handmade blankets to children experiencing trauma in Montgomery County and surrounding areas.  Another is a Fall Clean-Up, for ages 12-18, on 9/24 from 9 am-noon for 4 SSL hours.
  • A Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole running team is forming for Hoover girls in grades 6-8. Practices start on 9/20 and will be on Tuesdays after school (3-4:30 pm) and Sundays (2-3:30 pm) at Highland Stone Park, down the street from Hoover. The fall season culminates in a 5K on 11/20. Register using this link; look for the Highland Stone Park team. Questions? Contact Jennifer Nordin at jmnordin90@gmail.com.
  • Hoover's Student Government Association (SGA) is organizing a fundraiser at Potomac Pizza (Falls Road location) on 9/21 from 4-8 pm.  Be sure to mention the Hoover SGA when ordering.
  • An Open House will be held at Hoover on 10/10 from 9 am - noon.
  • Hoover's Theater program will hold a Parent and Student Interest Meeting at Hoover on 10/10 at 7 pm. Click on this link, Herbert Hoover Theatre Google Slide, for more information.
  • Hoover's 7th Grade Global Humanities Classes will participate in a financial literacy field trip on 12/5, 12/6 and 12/8.  Parent volunteers are needed.  More information and a sign up link will be provided closer to the date.
MCPS Community News
  • MCPS' Things to Know, Thursday 9/8 includes information about Covid-19, a new online feature reporting late buses, a reminder to update your contact information in ParentVUE, and more.
  • School meals will not be free for all students this year.  Click on this link to find out more information about enrolling in My School Bucks and free and reduced meals.  
  • MCPS has transitioned to a new online payment system called SchoolCash Online as its preferred method of payment for all school-related fees.  
  • Winston Churchill's 2022 GIRLS Varsity Soccer Team needs Ball Boys/Girls for their home games. SSL hours will be provided. Sign up here.
Week of September 12, 2022

9/13 - Student Picture Day.  Click on this link for more information.

9/14, 12:30 pm - Early Release Day for Students

9/14, 5-9 pm - First Hoover Spirit Night, Chipotle (10116 River Rd, Unit B)

9/17 - Deadline for PTA Membership Spirit Wear Raffle

Week of September 19, 2022

9/20 - MAP-M (Math) Testing

9/21, 4-8 pm - Hoover SGA Fundraiser, Potomac Pizza (Falls Road location)

9/22 - MAP-R (Reading) Testing

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