September 3rd Enews
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Herbert Hoover Elementary School E-News [Sept 3, 2023]
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Upcoming Hoover Events

Monday, 9/4:  Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Friday, 9/8: PTA Parent Coffee @ 8am
Friday, 9/8:  Sun Safety Lunchtime Event
Tuesday, 9/19: PTA Executive Board Meeting
Monday, 9/25: PAUSD Staff Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, 10/3: PTA General Association Meeting
Monday, 10/9 - Friday, 10/13: Walk and Roll Week

Dear Hoover Community,

Happy September! Hope everyone is now comfortable with their dropoff and pickup routine from Cubberly.

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

Traffic Alert
Between September 5 and September 8, Caltrain will be performing potholing work in Palo Alto that will require a partial closure of Alma Street at East Meadow Drive and Alma Street at Charleston Road railroad crossings to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. The temporary closures are required due to construction equipment and crews entering and exiting the Caltrain right-of-way. Work will take place between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday. Staff is coordinating with Caltrain, including approving permits for the work to be performed. Public information to raise awareness of the construction impacts will begin later this week.

Hoping everyone enjoys their three day weekend!
Enews Communication
Janet Lee
Hoover PTA eNews Editor
PAUSD & PTA Council Events & Resources

Palo Alto Council of PTAs

Double Your PiE Donation - Now through September 5! 
Double your impact: Between now and Sept 5th, gifts and pledges will be matched by a $500,000 Double Donation Challenge Grant. Donate today! Your donation to PiE makes a huge difference to our school community, providing opportunities for enrichment and support for our students that would otherwise not be possible. Your contribution to PiE provides aides, counseling, specialists, instructional assistants for every student, as well as arts, music, science, technology, and other electives to help kids and teens develop a passion for learning. Over 250 PAUSD staff members are funded in part or fully by PiE! That’s why your donation is so important. Questions about PiE? See our FAQs. Donate today!


Interested In Teaching Art History and Related Art Lessons to PAUSD Elementary Students? 
Become a Meet and Make docent. No experience needed. Meet & Make, PAUSD’s long running elementary art history program is looking for volunteers to take our K-5 presentations into classrooms and engage students in art history lessons, spirited conversation, and related art projects. We will train you. All we ask is enthusiasm for both art and working with students. Docent presentations involve leading a ready to teach slide deck art history experience and a related art lesson. Click the link for more detailed information.

Parties and Playdates Go Green
Hosting a class playdate or party? Go green - you'll save money, too. Start by reserving a Party Pack from your school or the city to cover the dishware and utensils and encourage people to bring their own dishes. Reuse last year's decorations, or use reusable banners. Order food from local businesses, organic where possible, and with less packaging and finger foods. Your games can use repurposed materials, and you can ask for non-material or gently-used gifts. After the event, save leftover items in good condition for reuse. Here are guidelines for a sustainable school event:

Community Events

Do You Love Art and Sharing that Love with Others? 
The Project Look field trip program engages K-5th grade students from local schools. Docents lead weekly interactive tours of the Art Center galleries and assist with an art activity. No art or art history experience required! New Docents participate in mandatory training sessions on gallery tour strategies and the Fall and Winter exhibitions. School Tours are scheduled Tuesdays - Fridays, 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. from September through May. For more information and training dates, visit the Palo Alto Art Center website or contact Rebecca Passarello,

YCS: 2023 Mid-Peninsula National Day of Service and Remembrance
When:  Sunday September 10 
Where: At multiple service sites in Santa Clara and San Mateo County.
YCS and our community partners invite community members of all ages to register to be part of this largest day of service, as we come together to work on projects to uplift and support each other – food drives, card making, environmental cleanups, gardening and much more! Community Service Hours are available for youth! For more details and to register please visit, email or call (650) 858-8019.

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