Originally delivered on 9/19/2022 8:01 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes September 19, 2022


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

PTA News
  • Welcome to our new PTA Committee members: Cindy Chi and Saumya Sharma, Media Center, and David and Maggie Stevenson, Special Needs/Bridge Program Liaisons.
  • Join the PTA if you haven't already.  We can't do this without you!  
  • Still need Spirit Wear?  Email hooverspiritpotomac@gmail.com
  • The PTA's next fundraising Spirit Night is on 9/28 from 11:30 am - 8:30 pm at Pike Kitchen (1066 Rockville Pike).  Additional Spirit Nights are scheduled on 10/5 at Shake Shack (Cabin John) and 10/19 at Potomac Pizza (Falls Road).  Please mention the Hoover PTA when ordering.
  • Save the Date for Skate Night on 10/22 from 6:30-8 pm at the Cabin John Ice Rink. 
  • Save the Date for the "Let's Glo All Night" Halloween/Fall Party on 10/27 from 7-9 pm (time may change to 6-8 pm) at Hoover. 
Hoover News
  • Principal Dr. Kim's Monthly Message provides a comprehensive overview of everything happening at Hoover. 
  • Go to Hoover's SSL page and click on this slide presentation to learn about the 75 SSL (Student Service Learning) hours required to graduate.
  • Volunteer at Hoover's Media Center.  It's a great opportunity to meet the teachers and staff. Contact: Saumya Sharma at avi.guh@gmail.com or Cindy Chi at alexandcindy@gmail.com. 
  • There is still room on the Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole Hoover running team.  Practices start on 9/20 from 3-4:30 pm.  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.
  • The 7th Grade Science Team is requesting tubes of icing for a laboratory exercise to learn about the structure of cell organelles. Donations need to be delivered to Ms. Ahmed in Room 016 on or before 10/10. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4CA4A62FA31-cell.
  • 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.
  • There are over 20 extracurricular clubs planned for this year. Registration will open 9/23 and clubs will start the week of 10/10. More information will be shared soon.
  • 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.  If interested in volunteering, click here.
MCPS Community News

  • Here is MCPS' Covid-19 update.
  • 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.  
  • The Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee invites you to its next virtual meeting on 9/22 from 7-9 pm. Click here for the Zoom link posted on the PTA website.
  • Winston Churchill's 2022 GIRLS Varsity Soccer Team still needs Ball Boys/Girls for their home games. SSL hours will be provided. Sign up here. 
  • Winston Churchill's athletic events are now cashless. Single event tickets and season passes can only be purchased online through GoFan.co.  If your student does not have a cell phone, have them bring a copy of the purchased ticket. HERE is a list of athletic events. Questions? Contact Jesse Smith at Jesse_R_Smith@mcpsmd.org
  • Potomac Elementary's Sister School, Highland Elementary, is collecting unused musical instruments to give to students who otherwise would not be able to participate in orchestra or band. Contact Katie Koshy at KatieKoshy@gmail.com with questions or to arrange an instrument pickup. 
Week of September 19, 2022

9/20 - MAP-M (Math) Testing.  Please make sure that your student is well rested.

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

9/22 - MAP-R (Reading) Testing.  Please make sure that your student is well rested.

Week of September 26, 2022

9/26 - No School

9/28, 11:30 am - 8:30 pm - PTA Fundraiser Spirit Night at Pike Kitchen

9/30, 12:30 pm - Early Release 

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