November 5th Enews
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Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News [Nov 5, 2023]
Upcoming Hoover Events

Friday, 11/10: Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL 
Friday, 11/10: Reflections Art submissions due
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 everybody remembered to turn back their clocks on Saturday night!

Reminders and Upcoming Events

  • Reflections Art! Submissions due on Friday, November 10th.
  • 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.

Thank You 5th Grade Halloween Volunteers!
Huge kudos to the 28 fifth graders who lead the 14 Halloween lunchtime stations, from Witch Hat Ring Toss to Eyeball Relays to Halloween Fingerprint Bookmarks! Thanks to the PTA for sponsoring all these activities! And thank you to everyone who donates to the PTA so that our Hedgies can have such fun activites! We hope everyone had a spooktacular time!!!!

Adeline Dinira Josh Oliver
Anna Ellie Katelyn Reynold
Anneliese Emily Leela Samarth
Anvi Ian Liam Simi
Arav Isabella P. Meera Talia
Arista  Joanne Myles Tony
Ashane John Nirvi Yiwen

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. 

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. 


Transportation Safety Tip: Using the drop-off zone
Here are some important reminders for those using the drive-thru drop-off zone:

  • Head towards the right side of the parking lot as soon as you pull in.

  • Children should be able to independently open the car door and exit the car.  If your child needs assistance, park and walk them in instead.

  • Say your goodbyes before it is time to exit the car.

  • Your child’s backpack, lunch, and instrument should all be within reach when exiting the car (not in the trunk). 

  • Stay in your car with your door closed so others can pass.

  • Children should exit curb-side along the Theater/Pavillion and walk along the pedestrian path and crosswalk.

  • Be patient and cautious– safety first!


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

Get Involved! We Are Recruiting New Green Team Representatives at Every School
If you are interested in getting involved as a parent volunteer, consider being the Green Team rep. The Green Team rep shares tips from our school district on sustainability, engages students in activities, and is a member of the PTAC Green Team. Takes only 1-2 hours per month and can be shared with another parent. You will be a member of the PAUSD/PTAC community and get all the guidance/resources you need. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to: connect with teachers and administration & connect with parents throughout PAUSD Make an IMPACT! Email

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

Parent Education Series with Pacific Clinic 
Pacific Clinics will be offering a series of presentations for caregivers. Caregivers can attend all the sessions or choose which ones they attend. There are a total of 90 minutes, the last 30 minutes being left for Q&A session. Caregivers will be given a guide on each topic to take home and reference later!

Raising Confident, Competent Children
When: Thursday, November 2nd, 5:30-6:30 PM
Where: Zoom, Meeting Id 858 2461 0123, Passcode: 234953
This session will help caregivers learn 6 important building blocks or life skills and support them in promoting these skills with their children. It will also address the importance of laying a foundation to promote positive social-emotional skills.

Raising Resilient Children
When: Thursday, November 9th, 5:30-7:00 PM
Where: Zoom. Meeting ID: 235 230 859 136, Passcode: mcXdeG
This session will focus on helping caregivers understand emotional resilience in children including knowing what it means and its benefits. It will also address 6 different skills that will support children in building emotional resilience.


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.


Health and Wellness Tip: Free Fentanyl Trainings
Learn about the opioid crisis, help kids avoid fentanyl, learn to use life-saving Narcan to reverse the effects of an overdose, and receive a free Narcan kit at a free training. Attend either event.

Wednesday, November 8th, 6:30-7:30 PM, Mountain View Library. Pre-registration recommended, not required. Mountain View: or

Thursday, November 9th, 3:00-4:00 PM, Rinconada Library, Palo Alto. Pre-registration recommended, not required Palo Alto: 

Youth ages 17-25 chat about the effects of opioids. Wednesday, November 8th, 5:00-6:00 PM, online or in person, at allcove Palo Alto. Register 

Community Events

Soccer Tryouts
The Stanford Strikers FC is holding soccer tryout for players who are not already committed to another club. The tryouts will be on November 8th. Click here for more information.

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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