October 22nd Enews
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Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News [Oct 22, 2023]
Upcoming Hoover Events

Tuesday, 10/31: Halloween
Friday, 11/10: Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL 
Friday, 11/17: 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


Dear Hoover Community,

Reminders and Upcoming Events

  • Becoming a PTA Member. Next General Association Meeting Tuesday, December 5th at 8:30am.
  • Purchase your Yearbook. $25/each. Prices will be $40 starting November 1st.
  • Make your PTA Donation here. We are now $17K away from out goal! Help us get there to support teachers, events, programs for the rest of the year.
  • Reflections Art submissions due on Friday, November 10th.

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.

Movie Day - Toy Story 4
It was such a treat to enjoy a movie at the Cubberley Theater from the PTA! A big thank you to our volunteers:
Olga Petrova, Mona Soetanto, Mariia Lishtaba, Shailo Rao, Doris Huang, Yanli Wang, Josh Chao, Dan Han, Andrea Ng, Lisa Ma Wu, Emma Lishtaba, Yanna Petrova, Sonali & Rupali Rao, Misa & PJ Wu

Unity Day
Wearing Orange to unite in kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to send a message that no child should ever experience bullying. Thank you to our Lead Yi Zou, Special Education Rep, for planning the lunchtime activities. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with Unity Day! 

Bike and Pedestrian Safety Survey
Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Safety Action Plan (website) is a project with a budget of $200,000 that aims to eliminate traffic deaths and life-changing injuries on local streets.

If you have inputs on road safety, here are a few ways you can help: 

  1. Fill out the Transportation Priorities Survey: https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/Departments/Transportation/Transportation-Projects/Safety-Action-Plan -> scroll to “Online Survey”

  2. Annotate the map to show areas you have witnessed or experienced collisions. Map for the Community to Annotate: https://maps.kittelson.com/ActivePaloAlto

  3. Share this map link with your kids and their friends to ensure we have as much input as possible. You are welcome to forward this to your friends and parent groups.

NOTE: Comments on your annotations will be publicly viewable, so be mindful to protect the anonymity of involved parties.

Walk & Roll Safety Tip: Check your bike ABCs 
If it has been a while since you’ve been on your bike, check your bike ABCs before your ride to make sure it is in shape to ride.  Keeping your bike in good order makes it easier to ride.  This video describes how to perform your ABC Quick Chieck.
  • Air- inflate tires to the recommended PSI stamped on the edge of your bicycle tire.  

  • Brakes- roll the bicycle and then squeeze the brakes to ensure they stop the tires.  

Chain- spin the crank and oil the chain with chain lubricant.

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

Palo Alto Council of PTAs / PAUSD

Green Tip for Halloween

Community Events

2023 Gunn Fall Concerts
When: October 23-26
Where: Spangenberg Theater, Gunn HIgh School 

One week, four awesome concerts! 

  • Monday (10/23 @ 7:30 pm) - Symphonic Band & Freshman Concert Band Fall Concert  

  • Tuesday (10/24 @ 7 pm) - Band Collaboration Concert featuring the Gunn Wind Ensemble + Fletcher & JLS 7th/8th Grade Bands

  •  Wednesday (10/25 @ 7 pm) - Fall Jazz Festival featuring the Gunn Big Band + Jazz II and the Fletcher Jazz Band 

  • Thursday (10/26 @ 7:30 pm) - Fall Orchestra Concert with the Gunn String Orchestras, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra (7:30 pm) Spangenberg Theater $10 at the door, FREE boosters with pass, all students, seniors 65+

Paly Theatre Presents - The Birds: A Modern Adaptation
When: November 4, 10 & 11 at 7:30pm and November 5 & 12 at 2:00pm
Where: The Performing Arts Center, Palo Alto High School

Two outcasts leave humanity for the kingdom of the birds seeking happiness. Instead, they hatch a scheme to turn the skies into a powerful utopia – if they can overcome the wrath of the Greek gods. Don Zolidis updates Aristophanes’s ancient comedy, showing that its satirical take on society, politics and religion is just as relevant today. Tickets ($15 adults, $10 students/seniors) at palytheatre.com/tickets or the box office. Recommended for ages 6+ for some crude humor and mild innuendo.

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