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Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News [Sept 17, 2023]
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Upcoming Hoover Events

Tuesday, 9/19: PTA Executive Board Meeting
Monday, 9/25: PAUSD Staff Day - NO SCHOOL
Friday, 9/29: Math Games Night, 5-7pm
Tuesday, 10/3: PTA General Association Meeting
Monday, 10/9: PAUSD Staff Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, 10/10 - Friday, 10/13: Walk and Roll Week
Tuesday, 10/17: PTA Executive Board Meeting

Dear Hoover Community,

PTA Donations
If you are mailing your PTA one check donation, please note there was a typo and the correct mailing address is:
Hoover PTA 
4120 Middlefield Road 
Palo Alto, CA 94303

You can also donate online via Konstella>More>Donations
Thank you to the donations we have received! We are so grateful to our community!

We are seeking volunteers for Math Games Night
Looking for Math Enthusiast Volunteers for Hoover PTA Math Games Night Friday, September 29th, 5-7pm! If you are passionate about Math, come to volunteer with us to host activities, games and quizzes. Please reach out to Aditya Sethuraman, or Sunny Paul,
Thank you!

Volunteering Opportunities
Nothing is more valuable than the gift of your time. Please checkout these volunteering opportunities still available:

Walk & Roll Safety Tip: Ride on the right
Cyclists need to ride on the right side of the road, in the same direction of traffic.  Riding against traffic is unpredictable, reduces the reaction time of drivers, and leads to a higher risk of crashes at intersections and driveways. Riding on the right allows cyclists to see and follow traffic signs and signals and allows drivers to see them in a predictable location.

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

Palo Alto Council of PTAs

Palo Alto CAC’s Annual Family Fun Day Carnival
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM  
Where: Inclusive Playground at Addison Elementary
All families of children with IEPs, 504s, or learning differences are invited. The carnival will have fun games, story time, STEM, arts and crafts, popcorn, cookies and much more.  Please RSVP here. Flier. Map, entrance through Addison Avenue. Sponsored by the Palo Alto CAC for Special Ed and Palo Alto Council of PTAs and PAUSD. For more information, please email

Calling All Arts Advocates: New Actions, Resources and Tools 
When: Tuesday, September 19th, 10:00 AM., repeated Thursday, September 21st, 6:00 PM
Where: On Zoom 
Last November, we voted (Prop 28) to provide significant new funding for arts education in every school. (Hooray!) Now, WE and our PTAs have an essential role in engaging with our school leaders to help shape how funds are used to expand arts education programming. State PTA is sponsoring workshops (in English and in Spanish, with translation for other languages). FREE. Register here. Questions: Erwin Morton,


Save the  Dates - PAUSD Parent Engagement Educational Speaker Series
When: September 28, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, Virtual
We are thrilled to invite you to the upcoming Parent Engagement Educational Speaker Series, brought to  you by the PTA & PAUSD. Our mission is to foster parent engagement and provide valuable parent  education through insightful speakers and topics that matter to our school community. Other dates:

October 19th, 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM Gunn High School
February 1st, 2024, 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM, Gunn High School
March 14th, 2024, 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM, Palo Alto High School

Parent Education Speaker Series 

  • Emphasizing the Whole Child Approach 

  • Creating a Safe & Positive Learning  

  • Environment 

  • Fostering Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion  

  • Preparing for Life After PAUSD 

Together, we can create a brighter future for our students! Addtional details will be shared a week prior to each event. We look forward to your presence and active engagement.

Community Events

Youth Mental Health Panel Discussion
When:  Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Los Altos High School Eagle Theatre, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos
or via live stream on YouTube 
The event will feature a panel of mental health providers and students and is an opportunity for parents and students to learn about ways to support youth mental health and well-being and locally available resources. 
Flyer below with more information. If attending, please RSVP on the website by clicking here

Project Safety Net: Strengthening SEL, Wellbeing Mindfulness, Resilience

When: Wednesday, September 20th, 2:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Where: Webinar
In honor of September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we invite the community to join PSN at the upcoming webinar, Strengthening SEL, Wellbeing, Mindfulness, and Resilience. After the webinar presentation, PSN will have a breakout session with our local group to discuss how each of us can use the new tools and resources to support our respective efforts to promote youth suicide prevention and mental wellness. We will also talk about the impact on our collective work, advancing equity, and implementing PSN's Strategic Plan 2023-25.  PSN is excited to build collaboration across the community to strengthen schoolwide and communitywide practices that support youth mental health and wellbeing. 

We hope you will join us on September 20th. Please follow these two steps: 

Step 1
Register here

  • Sign up with your affiliated organization/group. Put "N/A" if not applicable. 

  • Select Yes that you plan to attend the webinar with local key partners.

  • Select Yes that you need a virtual breakout room for your local group.

  • Write in "Interested in joining Project Safety Net's breakout room" in the question field at the bottom of the form. 

Step 2
Once you have registered, please reach out to Peying Lee (she/her) at

Paly Theatre presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical
Paly Theatre presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical 
When: Sept. 23, 29 and 30 at 7pm at Sept. 24 at 2pm
Where:  Haymarket Theatre 
Little Women: The Broadway Musical follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March growing up during the Civil War. Embodying the spirit of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, this timeless story comes to life in a glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Get tickets at or the Box Office (advance purchase recommended). $10 students/seniors, $15 adults. Recommended for ages 8 and up

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