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Thu, Aug 5 8:23am

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!

 

On behalf of the Hoover Parent Teacher Association (PTA), it is our pleasure to welcome you to 2021-22 School year. It’s been a tough year and half for all of us, especially our kids.  We are so happy to return to campus with COVID precautions in-place. 

 

The PTA understands many kids will be returning in person after a long period of isolation and we want to make this a transition a positive one. We have an exciting year planned ahead!

 

Here is some important information to note:

 

First Day of School

School starts on Thursday, August 12th, 2021, 8am. Class lists will be available on Infinite Campus starting Wednesday, August 11th. Campus access will be restricted to students only.  Please prepare your student(s) accordingly.

 

We are planning a “First Day Welcome Meeting” for parents with Principal Sherman. This event will be virtual. Please stay tuned for the Zoom link.

 

Welcome Packet

The PTA has prepared a welcome packet loaded with helpful information, including school calendar, after school offerings on campus, lunch menu, and donation requests/explanations. We are finalizing the packet given the current fluidity. Please stay tuned for an electronic distribution.

 

Lunch

Lunch is free this year!

 

PTA Dontation

Our suggested contribution is $250 per child this year. These funds are crucial to enhancing our childrens’ experience on campus. Property tax dollars do not cover these extras! Happy children get better grades, test scores, better self-esteem and confidence. In addition to contributing, please join the PTA - membership is $10 per parent/ adult. Form and details in Welcome Packet.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

This school year, instead of large family-oriented gatherings, the School will allow a handful of volunteer parents on campus to assist with events designed for students only. Volunteering with the PTA is a great way to stay connected! Current open roles include Traffic Coordinator, ABC Reader, and Room Parent. Sign up via Konstella app, under Committees tab.

 

https://www.konstella.com/app/school/53e949f3e4b09e30fe8aaf7a/committees

 

Konstella

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of Konstella as our communication platform. Please download the app today! Once you set up the user profile, you can manually assign your child(ren) to the classroom(s) based on upcoming assignment information. If you do not provide an email, Konstella cannot push messages to your inbox. Please develop the habit of checking Konstella daily for important announcements related to school events.

 

Palo Alto Children’s Theater

We are happy to announce the Palo Alto Children's Theater is planning a production and will be back at Hoover this year!  All students grade 3 to grade 5 are welcome to audition and participate.  Technical roles will also be available. Details to come.

 

ABC Readers

ABC readers will also be back in the classroom offering wonderful lessons on social emotional learning. We are looking for a few parents to volunteer to read once a month. Again, roles open on Konstella.

 

Let's go Hedgies!

Ira Pamnani

PTA President

 

 

 

Let’s go, Hoover Hedgies!