October 29th Enews
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Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News [Oct 29, 2023]
Upcoming Hoover Events

Tuesday, 10/31: Halloween
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

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 our 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.

Halloween Activities
Halloween is this Tuesday. There will be a Halloween Parade from 8:30 - 9:00 AM. Parents are invited to the Parade as Parent Paparazzi! Parents attending the Halloween parade must park in the back of Cubberley. The Library will be available during the parade for students who are not participating in the parade. The PTA will also be holding lunchtime activities that will be led by our wonderful 5th graders!

Driver Safety Tip:
Drive safely: Avoid texting, phone calls and other distractions when driving.

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

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: Teams Meeting, Meeting Id 270 600 885 252, Password G8PSm7
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 
We need 588 families to donate, every dollar counts. Help us to reach our goal! If you’ve been waiting to complete your PiE donation for the year, the time has come! 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. https://papie.org/donate/


Green Tip: Fall Back For the Planet
Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 5th, when we set clocks one hour back (fall back). You can save while you get extra sleep:

  • Set your thermostat to cooler weather and times, use timers for lights and thermostats, and let some fresh air in to reduce indoor air pollution. Set fans to reverse.

  • Collect rainwater when it rains - save money and water using any containers you can find.

  • Preserve summer food - you can pickle, freeze, dehydrate, make jam and more.

  • Unplug and enjoy the dark. Use candles and enjoy the ambience. Look up at the stars. 

  • https://biofriendlyplanet.com/fall-back-into-greener-habits/


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: https://mountainview.libcal.com/event/11244906 or

Thursday, November 9th, 3:00-4:00 PM, Rinconada Library, Palo Alto. Pre-registration recommended, not required Palo Alto: https://library.cityofpaloalto.org/blogs/post/narcan-training-workshop/ 

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.

Paly Theatre Presents - The Birds: A Modern Adaptation - Special Performance for Middle Schoolers
When: November 5th, 2:00 PM
Where: The Performing Arts Center, Palo Alto High School
All middle schools students are invited to a special performance of Paly Theatre’s The Birds: A Modern Adaptation on Nov. 5 at 2pm, which will be followed by a Q&A with cast, crew and program director Sarah Thermond. The Birds updates Aristophanes’ ancient comedy, following two human outcasts who scheme to turn the kingdom of the birds into a utopia – if they can overcome the Greek gods’ wrath. This satirical take on society, politics and religion is just as relevant today. Paly Theatre Boosters are pleased to provide two complimentary tickets per middle schooler; use promo code "MIDDLE23" at checkout at palytheatre.com.

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 (https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/activepaloalto) to update the 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan, and Safer Palo Alto (https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/Departments/Transportation/Transportation-Projects/Safety-Action-Plan), a 15-month effort to create a road safety plan using the federally-endorsed Safe System Approach (https://www.transportation.gov/NRSS/SafeSystem). Share your input on roadway changes on this interactive map (https://maps.kittelson.com/ActivePaloAlto) through the end of November 2023. There is also an online road safety survey (https://us.openforms.com/Form/bcf22ced-de35-49eb-9048-0880a20d7de3) 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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