August 27th eNews
Sun, Aug 27 9:25pm

Dear Hoover Community,


Thank you to the PTA for hosting the Hoover Family Social! Thank you to all the volunteers for helping out! Thank you to all the families that came out to both support and enjoy the event!
PTA General Association Meeting
All are invited to the first PTA General Association Meeting (GAM); where we will approve the budget, programs, events and more! We need 14 PTA Members to meet Quorum. If you are not a member, click here for membership ($10/adult). Everyone is welcome to attend but only PTA members can vote.
General Association Meeting 
Tuesday, August 29th at 8:30am
ID: 864 4605 8642
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.
Picture Day, Thursday, August 31st
If interested in purchasing school photos, please submit orders online or send the order with the student to school. Forms were sent home last week. 
After school programs onsite at Hoover
If interested in various after school programs such as basketball, origami, Spanish, chess, or public speaking, click here.  To highlight one of the programs, Public Speaking and Debate for Fall 2023. These are 90 minute sessions once per a week. On Tuesdays, for 1st - 3rd graders, the class is "Building Public Speaking Confidence". On Wednesdays, for 4th - 5th graders, the class is "Public Speaking and Debates - Speaking and Writing".

Traffic Safety Tip: Morning Arrival  

For Cyclists & Pedestrians: There is a walk/bikeway to approach Hoover @ Greendell on Montrose Ave (front entrance).  Along Nelson Dr. (back entrance) is a new bikeway near the track at Cubberley to follow until you reach Greendell.  Bike parking for K-3 is near the office.  Bike parking for grades 4-5 is at the upper campus bike cage.  Follow the path along the redwood trees to get between the upper and lower campuses.


For Drivers: Enter the school parking lot on Middlefield Rd– either the driveway near the Cubberley Auditorium or at the traffic signal at Montrose Ave.  Go towards the right side of the parking lot to either park and walk your child to class or to reach the drop-off zone (red curbs).  After dropping off your child, turn left to exit the parking lot. If you park and walk your child in, there is parking in the front lot or additional parking beyond the crosswalk.  Drive with caution as many cyclists enter campus through the back. 

For students getting dropped off: Be ready to exit the car as soon as you reach the curb and follow the sidewalk around the drop-off zone. Cross the parking lot at the crosswalk, following the crossing guard’s instructions.
Reminder that Friday, September 1st is Minimum Day. Dismissal is at 11:45am for Kindergarten and 1:10pm for 1st - 5th grade.
Reminder that there is no school on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th 

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: Zero Waste Lunch

Refill and Reuse to cut down waste! Pack lunches and snacks in reusable containers like: beeswax wraps, thermoses, silicone or cloth bags, bento and lunch boxes. Use refillable containers for smaller portions of yogurt, fruit, juice, chips, and crackers. Bring reusable cutlery, cloth napkins and water bottles. No need to buy new - reuse what you have, or get a hand-me down. Avoid glass and use stainless, bamboo, aluminum, wood, or BPA-free plastic. What goes inside can be organic and/or local, too, to save waste and energy. Tell kids to bring leftovers home. More here.


Community Events

Invitation to Cub Scout Pack 14's Ice Cream Social!
Drop in and learn more out Pack 14 and about the adventure of Cub Scouting at our pack meeting & ice cream social. We have full year of activities planned: camping, crafts, pinewood derby cars, hands-on learning, most importantly fun!
Event: Pack Meeting & Ice Cream Social
When: Monday, August 28, 6-7pm
Where: Mitchell Park, Arbors picnic tables
Who: All students K - 5, all genders welcome
-Welcome back
-Upcoming events
-Games / Activities
-Ice cream and other cool treats!
-Short informational session for new families
If you’re interested in learning more, please fill out this short form so that we can keep in touch:  
Questions? Contact Ben at



YCS: 2023 Mid-Peninsula National Day of Service and Remembrance 

When: Sunday September 10
Where: at multiple service sites in Santa Clara and San Mateo County

YCS and our community partners invite community members of all ages to register to be part of this largest day of service, as we come together to work on projects to uplift and support each other – food drives, card making, environmental cleanups, gardening and much more! Community Service Hours are available for youth! For more details and to register please visit, email or call (650) 858-8019. 


Do you LOVE ART and Sharing that LOVE with others? 

The Project Look field trip program engages K-5th grade students from local schools. Docents lead weekly interactive tours of the Art Center galleries and assist with an art activity. No art or art history experience required! New Docents participate in mandatory training sessions on gallery tour strategies and the Fall and Winter exhibitions. School Tours are scheduled Tues.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. from Sept. - May. For more information and training dates, visit the Palo Alto Art Center website or contact Rebecca Passarello,


Paly Fiery Arts Fall Glass Fair (Fall Sale Flyer)

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

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


Until next week!
Janet Lee
Hoover PTA eNews Editor