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Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News
[April 28, 2024]
Upcoming Hoover Events

Tuesday, 5/7 at 8am: General Association Meeting in P-11
Friday, 5/17: Family Social
Tuesday, 5/21: PTA Executive Board Meeting
Monday, 5/27: No School - Memorial Day
Wednesday, 5/29: End of Year Carnival
Friday, 5/30: Minimum Day, Last Day of School

Dear Hoover Community,

Upcoming Events: 

  • Tuesday, May 7th, PTA General Association Meeting, 8am in P-11 (last one!)
  • Friday, May 17th, 5:30-7:30pm, Family Social, Please wear your Hedgie shirt!
  • Wednesday, May 29th, Carnival, Please wear your Hedgie shirt!

Go Hedgies!!!!!
Enews Communication
Janet Lee
Hoover PTA eNews Editor
PAUSD & PTA Council Events & Resources

Bus Drivers Appreciation Breakfast 
When: Thursday May 2,  8:30 -9: 30 AM,
Where:  PAUSD Bus depot at Palo Alto High School
The Palo Alto CAC for Special Education https://cacpaloalto.org/ and PTAC https://ptac.paloaltopta.org/ will be hosting their annual Bus Driver’s Appreciation breakfast on Thursday morning: 5/2/2024. This year we are hosting it through donations of store bought or homemade goodies, please see the sign up sheet below and add your name if you can https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D49ADA82CAAF58-49141001-busdriver

Green Tip: Celebrate Earth-friendly Activities All Month Long

  • Join other local Earth Month and spring events https://medium.com/paloaltoconnect/spring-into-action-in-april-with-fun-events-activities-0a20683700a7

  • All month long: Visit the Earth Week Activity Center https://bit.ly/ewac2024 with games and activities! 

  • Having a party? Be sure to use a reusable party pack and compost your leftovers!

Calling All Poets 
Turn your observations of the world and your reflections on all its wonders into poems. Palo Alto Students Foundation, a PTAC Partner, is calling all poets, youth and adults, to write what's on their mind. The groups are preschool through 6th grade; 7th grade through 12th grade; and adults. The poetry contest is open to everyone and free to enter. Winners in each age group will receive a gift card and a certificate. Please submit your entries to poetry@paloaltostudents.org. Deadline: May 31, 2024

Student volunteers are welcome to join the organization! More information at https://www.paloaltostudents.org/contests.

Community Events

Volunteer Opportunity for Parents (as little as 1 hour per week)
Did you know that we live right next door to a school district where: 
* 88% of students come from socioeconomically disadvantaged households? 
* 46% of students are housing insecure?
* 44% of students are more 3 grade levels below their current grade in Reading and Math?
Come to our information session on May 8th to learn how you can help tutor these students during the school day. Information here: https://www.ravenswoodclassroompartners.org/. RSVP via email to cristiana@ravenswoodclassroompartners.org. To see the impact from a current teacher's perspective, watch this 3-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjPgulUmanA

The City of Palo Alto is hosting its 3rd annual Puzzle Hunt! 
When: May 2024
This program is about having fun, creative thinking, and building community. It includes a series of interactive puzzles and challenges that are designed to take visitors on a journey through the community. Puzzles are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Perfect for groups, families, or individuals who are looking for a unique and exciting activity to get off screens and learn about our wonderful town! For more information go to www.solvingfun.com/paloalto or contact adam.howard@cityofpaloalto.org
Quick Links

Hoover Website
Hoover PTA Website
Hoover PTA Calendar
PAUSD Calendar
PAUSD Website
PiE Website

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