Dear Hoover Community,
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.
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 LunchRefill 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.
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 www.youthcommunityservice.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoover PTA eNews Editor