November 12th Enews
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Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News [Nov 12, 2023]
Upcoming Hoover Events

Monday, 11/20 - Friday, 11/24: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, 11/28: PTA Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, 12/5: PTA General Association Meeting
Wednesday, 12/13: Lunch Time Winter Activity
Tuesday, 12/19: PTA Executive Board Meeting
Friday, 12/22: Minimum Day
Monday, 12/25 - Friday, 1/5: Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Dear Hoover Community,

Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend! Can't believe it is already November! Soon Thanksgiving will be here and the next thing you know, it will be Christmas!

Reminders and Upcoming Events

  • Becoming a PTA Member. Next General Association Meeting Tuesday, December 5th at 8:30am.
  • Make your PTA Donation here. We are now $17K away from our goal! Help us get there to support teachers, events, programs for the rest of the year.

Volunteers Needed

  • Sign up to help walk kids to Basketball at the Pavillon Mondays and/or Fridays.
  • Sign up to help Anatasia on Mondays during lunch at the Garden. Any help would be appreciated.

PTA Needs Your Help!!!!
Contact if you would like to help with any of the following:

  • Ice Skating planning team. Event will be on December 15th from 5:00-7:00 PM. 
  • Invention Convention planning team. Program will be week of February 5th

Coat Drive
The Ravenswood Family Health Network, in partnership with One Warm Coat, has joined in a collaboration with the Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto, WeHope Shelter in East Palo Alto, Hope's Corner in Mountain View, Palo Alto Community Child Care, Green Meadow Association, and Stanford Haas Center on a community coat drive project through the month of November. Take a look at the flyer below. There are many drop off locations, including most of our elementary schools and Kids Clubs.


PAUSD Parent Education Workshops/YMCA Project Cornerstone 
Palo Alto Unified School District is delighted to partner with the YMCA Project Cornerstone for a series of three workshops. The workshops will be virtual on zoom. 


Walk & Roll Safety Tip: Wear your helmet and buckle it every time.
To best protect your brain while riding a bicycle, scooter, or skateboard, your helmet must fit properly: snug and level on your head, just above your eyebrows. For more information on how to properly fit a helmet, see this flier.  And here is a summary of the California helmet law.

Go Hedgies!!!!!
Enews Communication
Janet Lee
Hoover PTA eNews Editor
Meet Your Hoover Parent

Meet Lisa!
Name: Lisa Ma Wu
Parent of: PJ/4th Grade
Role: PTA President 
About me: I enjoy the opportunity to work with a team to make an impact and create more friendships in our community. Sometimes it is challenging when we don’t have enough volunteers and we try our best. Feel free to connect with me at if you are not involved yet and able to help. The elementary years are sweet and goes by fast!

PAUSD & PTA Council Events & Resources

Green Tip: Global Gratitude
This Thanksgiving, consider the planet: Instead of Black Friday, celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Opt Outdoors. On Giving Tuesday (11/28) consider donating to organizations you believe in (maybe environmental ones!) Reuse decorations, using a reusable city party pack for events. Avoid the 300 million pounds of wasted food by planning ahead, reusing leftovers, and feeding the unhoused. Consider the history of Thanksgiving, give thanks for ancestors who cared for this land, and make up your own pledge. Show gratitude to non-human friends with bird feeders and fresh water left out for animals, and save heirloom seeds to plant.

Partners in Education Rally Days: The PiE Challenge Grant Returns Nov 1-15 
Partners in Education Rally Days: The PiE Challenge Grant Ends Wednesday, November 15! We are 588 families short of our goal--please give today! If you’ve been waiting to complete your PiE donation for the year, there’s no time to delay! Today’s the day! Generous donors have offered a special Rally Days challenge grant, and will match donations up to $250,000 through November 15. Support our students by donating to PiE. If you have already given or pledged, thank you so much! Every dollar makes a difference. Donate or pledge today, and double your impact.

Support the Fletcher Middle School Library and local stores!
When: Tuesday, November 14th, 5:00-8:00 PM
Where: Books Inc. and Kirks Steakburgers (let the cashiers know you’re part of the “Fletcher Family!”)
Fletcher Teacher Librarian Kristen Lee will be at Books Inc. to assist students/families with book recommendations. A portion of all sales from the evening will go to support the purchase of books for the Fletcher Library. 

Keep our Communities Safe from Gun Violence: It's the Law!
California, Santa Clara County, and Palo Alto all require that if you have firearms in your home, they must be stored safely. Safe storage is when a firearm is in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock. For more information, visit

Community Events

Help make Palo Alto a Safer and More Active Community!

The City recently initiated two critical transportation planning efforts: a 2-year effort called Active Palo Alto ( to update the 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan, and Safer Palo Alto (, a 15-month effort to create a road safety plan using the federally-endorsed Safe System Approach ( Share your input on roadway changes on this interactive map ( through the end of November 2023. There is also an online road safety survey ( to understand transportation safety preferences in the community. Community responses will inform the City Council about what residents want to see on our streets. Once these two planning documents are finalized and adopted, a list of prioritized projects will be outlined for which staff will seek funding to implement.
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PAUSD Website
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