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Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News [Jan 28, 2024]
Upcoming Hoover Events

Monday, 2/5 - Friday, 2/9: Invention Convention
Tuesday, 2/13: PTA General Association Meeting (in person)
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,

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!  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 Tip: Pedestrian Safety
Walking to/from school or going for walks on weekends are great opportunities for practicing and reinforcing pedestrian safety skills:

  • Be alert and look in all directions before crossing the street and driveways.
  • Cross at corners and crosswalks where drivers expect to see you.
  • Make eye contact before crossing intersections.

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

Green tip: Rain Rain Every Day
Rain has so many benefits, and you can put it to good use:

  • Install downspouts on gutters to water the garden. Attach barrels to the end of downspouts to save rainwater.

  • Rainwater is great for houseplants, lawns and garden beds, flushing toilets, and even washing laundry (the soft water cleans well).

  • If you’re changing a driveway or other pavement, consider pervious pavement to let water run through to the soil.

  • Water that runs off from roads and other places can have pollutants, so keeping it out of creeks and waterways is better for all of us.

More info on rebates and other benefits:

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
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/

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:

  • Juniors (ages 13-15): Jan. 11
  • Majors & PCL (ages 10-12): Jan. 24
  • All others (ages 4-11): Feb. 14

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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