August 20th eNews
Sun, Aug 20 9:37pm

Dear Hoover Community,


Did everyone have a great first week back? For returning students, we hope the routine of going to Cubberly is starting to get familiar. Reminder there is no school Monday, August 21st since it is a Staff Development Day.
Hoover PTA Family Social, Friday August 25th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Between now Join us for an evening of mingling, play, popsicles and more! This is not a Drop-off event, parent or guardian would need to be present with the student. Volunteers are still needed. For more information, please see Family Social Announcement.
Volunteers needed for traffic duty
Help is needed for Drop Off Duty (from 7:40am - 8:00am) and  for Pick Up Duty (from 1:55pm - 2:15pm, except for Wednesdays which would be from  1:00pm - 1:15pm). Traffic duty is even more important this year due to the shared campus and extra traffic safety concerns.  To sign up, please see Traffic Volunteer Announcement.


Double Your PiE Donation - Now through September 5! 

Double your impact:  Between now and Sept 5, gifts and pledges will be matched by a $500,000 Double Donation Challenge Grant. Donate today!


Your donation to PiE makes a huge difference to our school community, providing opportunities for enrichment and support for our students that would otherwise not be possible. Your contribution to PiE provides aides, counseling, specialists, instructional assistants for every student, as well as arts, music, science, technology, and other electives to help kids and teens develop a passion for learning. Over 250 PAUSD staff members are funded in part or fully by PiE!  That’s why your donation is so important. Questions about PiE? See our FAQs. Donate today.

Green tip: Wait! Compost that!

Sometimes we assume things go in the BLACK landfill bin, or BLUE recycle bin, when they need to go in the GREEN compost bin and make new soil. But wait! See where it might go first.

Here are some surprising compostables:

- your coffee cup: check the lid - if it's also compostable, you can compost the whole thing, including wooden stir sticks.

- wine corks

- coffee grounds

- paper ear buds (qtips - without plastic sticks)

- tea leaves (paper tags and strings are okay)

- peels

- stained paper boats

- napkins and tissues

- hair and animal fur

- milk or juice cartons


Community Events

Paly Fiery Arts Fall Glass Fair (Fall Sale Flyer)

When: Friday, September 8th, 3pm -6pm and Saturday, September 9th, 11am - 4pm

Where: Palo Alto High School, in front of the Art building between the Performing Arts Center and the old Haymarket Theater. 

Over 1000 beautiful, hand blown pieces of glass art on display and for sale to raise funds to support Paly’s glass blowing and ceramics program. Glass made by professional artists and students. Free glass blowing demonstrations! Free admission and free parking. Proceeds benefit the Paly Fiery Arts Boosters. Questions? Email us at



Join Club Scouts with Pack 14!

Scouting is fun with friends for boys and girls! We have camping, crafts, pinewood derby cars, hands-on learning, and so much more! 


Drop in and learn more out Pack 14 and about the adventure of Cub Scouting at our ice-cream social: 

Date: Monday,  August 28th

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Location: Mitchell Park, Arbors picnic tables


-Welcome back

-Upcoming events

-Games / Activities

-Ice cream and other cool treats!

-Short informational session for new families


Questions? Contact Ben at

Until next week!
Janet Lee
Hoover PTA eNews Editor