January 14th Enews
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Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News [Jan 14, 2024]
Upcoming Hoover Events

Monday, 1/15: MLK Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Friday, 1/19:  Invention Convention Entry Form Due
Tuesday, 1/23: PTA Executive Board Meeting
Monday, 2/5 - Friday, 2/9: Invention Convention
Tuesday, 2/13: PTA General Association Meeting (in person)
Wednesday, 2/14: Lunchtime activity
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

Dear Hoover Community,

Reminders and Upcoming Events

  • 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.

Volunteers Needed

  • Sign up to help walk kids to Basketball at the Pavillon Mondays and/or Fridays from 11:50-12:30pm. No need to know how to play, just need to walk the kids from the gate to the gym and watch for their safety. There will also be one school staff that will accompany. Typically 20+ kids sign up to play but event gets cancelled if there is no parent volunteer. 
  • Sign up to help Anatasia on Mondays during lunch at the Garden. Any help would be appreciated.
  • If intererested in being a part of the Invention Convention planning team, please contact Nimna nims84@gmail.com or Nupur nupurk@gmail.com
  • We will need A LOT of help with International Festival (April 20th) and Carnival (May 29th). If you work for a company that allows you to take time off to volunteer, we need as much help as possible. Look out for sign ups or let our team know now of your interest for any Program or Event. Contact MonaMariia, or Lisa

Traffic Safety Tip: Send independent walkers and rollers early
For a safer journey to school, send your children out the door for an early arrival if they walk or bike independently. If your child is ready to get to school independently but you feel a little nervous, go to school early together! There is less traffic in the school zone at 7:45 am.

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

Middle College Interest Form
Palo Alto Unified Middle College High School is an innovative high school located on the Foothill College campus scheduled to open in Fall of 2024. The school offers cohort high school classes and college elective offerings. This unique environment fosters academic excellence and personal growth, allowing students to fulfill their high school graduation requirements. To receive additional information about the high school, please complete the interest form to ensure that you are included on the list. 


Green tip: Green Solutions 
Consider the planet in resolutions this year - make one solid change:

  • Bike, walk, carpool (and get in steps!). Take fewer trips or use train or bus. Spend time outdoors.

  • Buy local or organic. Reduce energy use, support local economies, help our soil and health.

  • Use less plastic - buy in bulk, less packaging, make it at home (or see above: buy locally).

  • Buy secondhand. Try Project 333, Rule of Five, or another challenge to buy less, save money, and reuse.

Whatever you choose, start with just one. Use a tracker to track habits for January. Start a great new Green Resolution. https://www.worldcentric.com/journal/greenresolutions

Health and Wellness Tip: Mental Health Resources 
Did you know that every middle school and high school at PAUSD has an amazing wellness center staffed by counselors where students can go to get help or just take a quiet break? In addition, TBH offers (free) online mental health coaching by appointment on various topics ranging from anxiety to catching z’s, small group sessions, and resources for students on demand, as well as 1 on 1 therapy. Check out the Parent Portal (https://tbhdotus.notion.site/Parent-Resource-Hub-18dc509e33114e3e81054dd0b292e6fb) where you can see the presentation slides and find out more. 

What's in an IEP? Advocating for Your Child
When: Friday, January 19th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
Where: Register to get your Zoom link, Flyer 
Presented by Disability Right Califonia Attorneys, Gabriela Torres, and Leah Kang. Save the date. Join Palo Alto CAC and Disability Rights California to learn what is Specially Designed Instruction and how the use of Supplementary Aids and Services can help children with disabilities achieve their education satisfactorily in the general educational environment according to LRE provision of IDEA. Co-sponsored by Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Questions? paloaltocac@gmail.com 

Únase a Palo Alto CAC y Disability Rights California virtualmente para aprender qué es la instrucción especialmente diseñada y cómo el uso de ayudas y servicios suplementarios puede ayudar a los niños con discapacidades a lograr su educación de manera satisfactoria en el entorno educativo general de acuerdo con la disposición LRE de IDEA. enlace de zoom 

请加入Palo Alto CAC和加州残疾权益组织Disability Rights California的虚拟活动,了解何为“特殊 设计的教育”以及如何使用“补充辅助和服务”来帮助残疾儿童在普通教育环境中按照《残疾儿童教 育法案》(IDEA)的最佳相关性原则(LRE)规定,圆满完成他们的教育。缩放链接

PAUSD Parent Education Workshops/YMCA Project Cornerstone
Palo Alto Unified School District is delighted to partner with the YMCA Project Cornerstone. We have planned a series of three workshops for our parent community. The workshops will be virtual on Zoom and all parents/guardians from Palo Alto Unified School District are invited to attend! Parents can register for either or both workshops!

The workshops will be from 7 pm - 8:30 pm on Zoom on the following dates and topics:

  • February 6: Boundaries that Teach

  • April 23: Managing Stress and Fostering Resilience

Sign up here: tinyurl.com/PAUSDWorkshops

Community Events

Fletcher Middle School SOCAL Music Tour Benefit Concert
When: Tuesday, January 23rd at 5:30pm
Where: Fletcher Middle School Cafetorium
Cost: Student/Child Admission $10, Adult Admission $20
(Tickets only sold at the door. Only cash or check will be accepted for tickets and refreshments.)

Fletcher Music Department is pleased to invite you, your families, and friends to enjoy a spectacular evening showcasing performances and ensembles by our 7th and 8th grade Fletcher Band, Choir, and Orchestra. Watch as these talented musicians play family favorites from the Disney blockbusters "Beauty and the Beast", "Little Mermaid", and "Aladdin"! Listen for a special jazz piece called, "Alley Cat Struttin" by the Orchestra! It is sure to be a spectacular evening you don't want to miss! Join us at 5:00pm to enjoy some refreshments and visit with other Fletcher Families before the show stats at 5:30pm. Pizza will be for sale after the show. 

The SOCAL Music Trip is an exciting opportunity for the 7th and 8th grade band, choir, and orchestra students who will get to record a Disney song at the Disneyland recording studio and make lifetime memories of sharing the magic of Disneyland together. All proceeds from ticket sales and refreshments will go to support the SoCal Tour Student Scholarship Fund so that all students can participate. 

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