February 11th Enews
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Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News [February 11, 2024]
Upcoming Hoover Events

Tuesday, 2/13 @8am in person P-11: PTA General Association Meeting
Wednesday, 2/14: Lunchtime activity
Friday, 2/16: No School - Local Holiday
Monday, 2/19: No School - Presidents' Day Holiday
Tuesday, 2/27: PTA Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, 2/29 @4:30pm: Children's Theatre Performance
Friday, 3/1 @7pm: Children's Theatre Performance
Saturday, 3/2 @2pm: Children's Theatre Performance
Friday, 3/8: No School - Staff Day
Monday, 3/11: No School - Local Holiday

Dear Hoover Community,

Invention Convention
Thanks to all the students, parents, and volunteers for helping make this year's invention convention such a success! To ensure this event happens next year, please consider volunteering to lead the program. If interested, please contact parent lead Nimna Ranatunga at nims84@gmail.com

PiE Challenge Grant
If just eight Hoover families that have not donated during this school year make a gift or pledge to PiE by February 29th, PiE will get an extra $10,000 through a special Challenge Grant! Any size gift will qualify!  As of February 7th, PiE has received three pledges from Hoover families. We need five more! Please give today and help us score some extra (and much needed) bucks! Click here to donate!


  • Many of you already purchased a yearbook. If you want to purchase a yearbook, please purchase one here. We will not be accepting orders after March 15th.

Walk & Roll Safety Tips: When you’re running late
Consider the safety of all school commuters, even when you’re running late and you’re trying to get your child to school on time.  Safety takes priority over punctuality.  Making illegal and unpredictable maneuvers or stops jeopardizes many others around you.  Take the extra minute to make a safer choice for everyone. If you’re running late, you probably need to improve your planning to allow more time and not take it out on others.  Give yourself a break and adjust for next time.

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

2024 Annual CAC Sweetheart Awards - Call for Nominations
Submission due by Sunday, February 25th. Here is the Nomination form . Is there a bus driver, crossing guard, friend, teacher, aide, coach, therapist, fellow student, volunteer, relative, or community member that made a difference (however large or small) for your special needs child with an IEP or 504 or are you a student with an IEP or 504 that would like to nominate someone that has been a sweetheart? Honor that person by nominating them for a CAC Sweetheart Award. You can nominate anyone and you can nominate up to a maximum of three people or organizations. The only requirement is that you must write a paragraph (it can be short) about each person explaining why the nominee deserves a CAC Sweetheart Award. For more information about the Awards e-mail: sweethearts.award@gmail.com. The CAC Sweetheart Awards Ceremony, will be held on Tuesday, March 5th, from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Addison Elementary School MP room at 650 Addison Avenue, Palo Alto. Co-sponsored by Palo Alto Council of PTAs and Palo Alto CAC for Special Ed.

Green tip: Celebrate Love, Conserve!
Show your love sustainably. For Valentine’s Day and other celebrations and holidays this month, giving experiences can be just as valuable, if not more, than stuff. Or, opt for Fair Trade chocolates, pesticide-free flowers, and conflict-free diamonds. Share some unwrapped baked goods, regift something someone would love, or craft homemade, recycled Valentines (you can use old artwork). Afterward, remember that in addition to food, wet or soiled paper (without paint or plastic) can go in the compost. That goes for those tissues, napkins, cups and plates, too. Share love for the planet!

Community Events

Lunar New Year Celebration 
When: February 25th, 11:00 AM -5:00 PM 
Where: Mitchell Park Community Center 
This grand-scale event is organized by WizChinese (Palo Alto Chinese Parents Community) in collaboration with the City of Palo Alto, the Palo Alto Council of PTAs, Mitchell Park Library, and Palo Alto Family YMCA. Due to limited parking availability, we encourage you to consider walking, biking, or carpooling. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Lily Chiu at or Nicki Chiu-Wang at or Ann Xu . Please join our Poster Competition at our 2024 Palo Alto Lunar New Year Fair. There will be many surprise gifts. To submit your work: Please drop off your original work into a box at the front door of the address below. For digital art, please print out your work and submit a physical copy. 2296 St. Francis Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94303 https://wizchinese.org/


Palo Alto Little League Baseball

Registration for Palo Alto Little League baseball's 2024 spring season is coming to a close. Here are the deadlines:

  • Ages 4-11: February 14th

Please go to this site to register: https://tinyurl.com/pabaseballregistration2024
If you have any questions about PALL's spring programs, you can find answers at these sites:

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