Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News [February 4, 2024]
Upcoming Hoover Events
Thursday, 2/8 - Friday, 2/9: Invention Convention 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, 2/17: PTA Executive Board Meeting Thursday, 2/29 @4:30pm: Children's Theater Performance Friday, 3/1 @7pm: Children's Theater Performance Saturday, 3/2 @2pm: Children's Theater Performance Friday, 3/8: No School - Staff Day Monday, 3/11: No School - Local Holiday
Dear Hoover Community,
PTA Recruitment The PTA is looking for parents who enjoy:
The PTA also promotes taking on small projects and one time events that you are interested in as well! Consider joining the 2024-25 Hoover PTA Executive Board! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
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.
Garden Update from Lead Anatasia Sivura: We have grown peas, various herbs, radishes, and more! The kids are happy!
Walk & Roll Safety Tips for Slick Streets Teach your child to be more cautious and alert than usual when it rains.
Drivers are often frustrated because of the extra congestion.
It takes vehicles longer to stop on slick streets.
Gear up in bright rain gear to be visible when walking/biking.
Learning and practicing basic rainy day street skills prepares children to navigate streets safely when they become more independent.
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!
PAUSD Parent Education Workshops/YMCA Project Cornerstone - Boundaries that Teach When: February 6th, 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM Where: Zoom Project Cornerstone is pleased to partner with the Palo Alto Unified School District to bring a series of workshops to the parent community. Join us on Tuesday, February 6 to learn together about "Boundaries that Teach." This workshop will focus on tools for establishing boundaries that teach and strengthen relationships. The workshop will be virtual on Zoom from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. A future workshop will be held on April 23 on "Managing Stress and Fostering Resiliency." Register for one or both workshops here: tinyurl.com/PAUSDWorkshops
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/
South Palo Alto Food Closet needs your help! The South Palo Alto Food Closet is in great need of your support and attention at this time of year. With the surging prices of food costs, more and more individuals need support with food insecurities. We are hoping we can rely on you to help us to continue to serve our families in need! Please consider a monetary donation to The South Palo Alto Food Closet. We are finding ourselves short of having enough funds to fill our pantries and shelves, particularly with eggs, milk, and produce. Your monetary donation can help make a world of difference in helping a person in need of support today! Click here to donate!
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: