Complimentary Hedgie T-Shirt Distribution

Tue, May 24 11:44am

Complimentary Hedgie T-Shirt Distribution In recognition of the solidarity and participation of families in this year of return, the Hoover PTA voted unanimously to issue Happy Hedgie T-shirts to all ... [More]

Congrats to Winners of Sun Safety Day Contestant!

Mon, May 23 1:01pm

Congrats to the Winners of Sun Safety Day contestant!   Many thanks to PTA's generosity, we have increased the prizes from 6 items to 16 items. Here is the list of the winners:   Aditi Petlur Anya Zha ... [More]

Sun Safety Day follow up

Thu, May 19 9:12am

Hi Parents,   Good day!   We had a successful first Sun Safety Day in Hoover yesterday. All of the children were very enthusiastic about different sun protection questions and had lively interactions ... [More]

PTA Family Social, Thursday, 5/26, 5-7pm

Tue, May 3 3:03pm

Save the date! Join your community for a school wide Family Social! When: Thursday, May 26th, 5-7pm Where: Hoover Campus more information to come!

Represent Hoover at Summer Camps with Tie Dye Tees!

Tue, May 3 1:38pm

Get your Tie Dye Tees for Summer Camps! Sale ends Sunday!   Thank you for all your SpiritWear purchases this year in support of Hoover! ... [More]

PTA Teacher Appreciation Week

Sat, Apr 30 7:13pm

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6th   In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Hoover PTA will be arranging breakfasts and lunches for teachers throughout the week. This campus-wide, collective a ... [More]

PTA General Association Meeting: Tuesday, May 3rd (In Person) after drop off

Fri, Apr 29 9:29am

Our parent community this year has been immensely strong.  We are ready to meet in person. Join the PTA In Person for the last General Association Meeting of the year.   Breakfast will be provided.  W ... [More]

Seeking PiE Reps for MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Thu, Apr 28 5:23pm

Seeking PiE reps for Greene, Fletcher and JLS!   Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) is seeking reps to represent PAUSD Middle Schools for 2022-23 school year.  Minimal and flexible hours (roughly 5 ... [More]

Thank you for your plants

Wed, Apr 27 8:58am

Dear Hoover families   I want to let you know that your children really impressed me with their plants! Stories about your children watering and caring for their plants every day melts my heart. That ... [More]

Tomorrow is Earth Day -- Event reminders

Thu, Apr 21 10:59am

Dear Hoover families,   Friday, April 22 is Earth Day. It will be a reminder for all of us to do our share to increase the awareness and importance of environmental concerns.    1. Walk and Roll to sc ... [More]

Bag of Treats Going Home 4/20: PLEASE READ!

Tue, Apr 19 10:41pm

On Wednesday,  April 20, 2022, students will be bringing home a bag of various international treats as part of the International Festival. Please remind students that items should only be consumed at ... [More]

International Festival - Setup Volunteers Needed

Tue, Apr 19 6:13pm

Dear Parents, We need help putting up flags and setting up tables for the International Festival. When: Wednesday, April 20th 8-11am (or stop by when you can) Please sign up here: https://www.konstell ... [More]

4/22 Earth Day: Dress Hoover with your plants

Wed, Apr 13 3:14pm

Dear Hoover families,   Hope you all had a wonderful spring break!   It is time to remind everyone about the upcoming plant show on Earth Day, April 22.    How was the journey of your seeds? Did they ... [More]

PTA General Association Meeting: Tuesday, April 12th (Zoom)

Tue, Apr 12 8:22am

What: PTA General Association Meeting When: Tuesday, April 12th at 8:30am Zoom: ID: 864 4605 8642 No passwords required    

Spiritwear Sale Ends Monday!

Thu, Mar 31 12:48pm

Sale Ends Monday! 25% discount site-wide (No code needed) Free Shipping on all orders over $75 New Products: Performance tees  Windbreaker jackets Mesh athletic shorts Ladies running shorts Adjustable ... [More]

Invention convention tonight!

Wed, Mar 30 4:38pm

Dear Hoover parents, We proudly present our 2022 Hoover Invention Convention! More than 100 Hoover inventors will showcase their ideas and inventions. Please join us on March 30th and celebrate all in ... [More]

Tomorrow (wed) is Sports Day!

Tue, Mar 29 10:29am

Wednesday March 30 is Sports Day at Hoover!   Wear your favorite team's colors or uniform. Or, wear your uniform! Just have fun! We love sports! We love Hoover!  

PTA open positions for 2022-23

Mon, Mar 28 8:30pm

Dear Hoover Families,  We are recruiting the following PTA positions for the upcoming  2022-2023 school year:   Co-Auditor / Finance Committee member (1) Parliamentarian (1) Health and Wellness Commit ... [More]

2022 Invention Convention: Wednesday March 30, 5:30-7:00PM

Thu, Mar 24 1:26pm

Dear Hoover parents,    We proudly present our 2022 Hoover Invention Convention!   More than 100 Hoover inventors will showcase their ideas and inventions.  Please join us on March 30th and celebrate ... [More]

Hoover Invention Convention 03/18 Recap and Presentation Slides

Wed, Mar 23 10:20pm

Hi! All Inventors and Parents, Thanks for joining our last Invention Convention Virtual Office Hour on Friday 03/18. Please see attached presentation to review what our host Dr Wanqiong Qiao shared du ... [More]

principal coffee today at 5:30pm

Thu, Mar 17 3:49pm

There will be principal coffee today at 5:30pm. zoom link: Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for the Principal's Coffee!   agenda  Masking changes Updates on events Coming to school on time Picking up children on ... [More]

Hoover Invention Convention Virtual Office Hour on Friday 03/18 at 4pm

Wed, Mar 16 5:39pm

Hi! All Inventors and Parents,   We are having our last Invention Convention Virtual Office Hour this Friday 03/18, 4-5pm on Zoom.   The goal of this session is to pique the interests of our young bud ... [More]

Nominating Committee Report

Wed, Mar 16 4:16pm

Hoover Elementary PTA Nominating Committee Report  3/15/2022   Hoover Elementary PTA Nominating Committee met in February/March 2022 to consider all eligible candidates for the 2022-2023 term of offic ... [More]


Sun, Mar 13 9:32pm

Hoover Invention Convention Office Hour 03/04 Recap and Recording

Thu, Mar 10 11:38pm

Hi! All Inventors and Parents, We had our Invention Convention Virtual Office Hour on Friday 03/04 via  Zoom. You can watch the recorded Zoom meeting here.  (Highlight the word "here". Click on "Link ... [More]

Hoover Baseball Tees!

Tue, Mar 8 12:33pm

Get ready for SPRING with Hoover baseball tees!   1st Place Spiritwear will be running a 2-week spring sale from March 21st - April 3rd  

Seed distribution for 3rd-5th graders will be postponed until Monday

Fri, Mar 4 1:51pm

Hi everyone,   Due to the amount of work, seed distribution for 3rd-5th graders will be postponed until the coming Monday. We apologize for the delay.   Have a nice weekend!   Hoover Green Team

Food wasting suggestion spreadsheet editing permissions updated

Thu, Mar 3 6:30pm

Hi Everyone   The spreadsheet has been edited to allow access where your children can enter their suggestions on how to prevent food wasting. ... [More]

2022 Earth Day Activities

Thu, Mar 3 4:16pm

Dear Hoover Families,   Earth Day is April 22nd. In observance of the upcoming Earth Day, the Hoover Green Team has prepared two activities for your children.   Activity #1: Dress our school with your ... [More]

Invention Convention Virtual Office Hour on Friday 03/04 at 4pm

Tue, Mar 1 9:41pm

Hi! All Inventors and Parents, We are having our second Invention Convention Virtual Office Hour this Friday 03/04, 4-5pm on Zoom. The goal of this session is to pique the interests of our young buddi ... [More]

Invention Convention Virtual Office Hour on Friday 02/25 at 4pm

Tue, Feb 22 10:22pm

Hi! Hoover Elementary Community,   We are having our first Invention Convention Virtual Office Hour this Friday 02/25, 4-5pm on Zoom. The goal of this session is to pique the interests of our young bu ... [More]

Animal Day Wed, Feb 23

Mon, Feb 21 5:48pm

Wednesday, February 23rd is Animal Day! Wear your animal gear: a t-shirt with an animal on it (hedgehog?), an animal hat, or animal ears. Maybe you even have something in an animal print.    We love a ... [More]

PTA/1PA Volunteer Appreciation Event & Parent Coffee

Wed, Feb 9 9:49am

PTA/1PA Volunteer Appreciation Event & Parent Coffee When: Friday, February 11th @ 8:30am Where: Ada's Cafe All parents are welcome to join us for another fun social. Come celebrate and catch up with  ... [More]

principal coffee on :)

Thu, Feb 3 5:41pm   Agenda Hoover update Mental Health -- How are we doing? Construction Update Thank you's If Kids Ran the World - read aloud Open Forum - questions

Cold weather Spiritwear!

Wed, Feb 2 11:40am

Order hoodies, long sleeve tees and hats with Hoover spirit! ... [More]


Mon, Jan 31 11:01am

Call for all Hoover Hedgie Inventors How to Participate:   Please fill out the entry form by TODAY Monday, Jan.31:  Invention Convention Entry Form:   What is an In ... [More]

PTA General Association Meeting: Tuesday, February 1st

Fri, Jan 28 9:17am

All parents are invited to the PTA General Association Meeting:   When: Tuesday, February 1st at 9:00am Zoom: ID: 864 4605 8642 No passwords required   All Parent ... [More]

Hoover 1PA - call for volunteers, instructions in link

Thu, Jan 27 10:35am

Dear Parents,   To quote from our PTA President, schools are the heartbeat of Palo Alto. And that would make the students, parents, teachers and staff the blood of the City. Dr. Austin has issued a ca ... [More]

Urgent Reminder to all Parents Driving on Campus

Wed, Jan 26 3:36pm

Hello Hoover Community,   This message is to remind you to please be patient, slow down, watch for pedestrians, and refrain from using your cell phones when driving through the school campus.   It's v ... [More]

2022 Invention Convention Entry Form

Wed, Jan 26 9:30am

  Call for all Hoover Hedgie Inventors How to Participate:   Please fill out the entry form by Monday, Jan.31:  Invention Convention Entry Form:   What is an Invent ... [More]

Clash Day Tomorrow! Wednesday Jan 26!

Tue, Jan 25 9:26am

Wear your worst to school! Wear mismatched, backwards or crazy clothes to school!   Why? For fun!   p.s. Don't forget tennis shoes because we still have PE.

Hoover COVID CLINIC update & sign up instructions

Mon, Jan 24 6:41am

  Thank you all for your diligence and transparency to keep our community safe!    COVID CLINIC visits Hoover every Thur 8:30am-3pm and is prevention testing service and open to all students/staff/vol ... [More]

Call for All Inventors

Sun, Jan 23 5:35pm

 HOOVER INVENTION CONVENTION   March 21, 2022  What is an Invention Convention?     Invention Convention is a special science fair that promotes the development of important science skills. The studen ... [More]

principal coffee tonight at 5:30am

Thu, Jan 20 5:13pm

Dear parents,    There is principal coffee tonight at 5:30am.  Hope you could come to meet principal Sherman on zoom. Look forward to meeting you.  Thursday, January 20 @ 5:30 p.m. zoom link:    If yo ... [More]

World Read Aloud Day: February 2, 2022

Tue, Jan 18 4:17pm

World Read Aloud Day World Read Aloud Day - Wednesday, February 2, 2022   Can you read a language other than English?  Are you willing to read a story over Zoom Wed, Feb 2 to Hoover students?    If so ... [More]

OMICRON: New Insights with Dr. Peter Chin Hong (includes video index)

Wed, Jan 12 11:31am

Dear Hoover Community, Here is the video index. *Thank you to our PTA Treasurer Tina Chen for making the time to create an index for us!* (01:00:05)   00:00 ... [More]

Update on Omicron: We are staying open

Sun, Jan 9 4:08pm

As Omicron numbers rise, PTA leadership just had an emergency meeting this afternoon with PAUSD Superintendent Dr Austin.   PAUSD will strive to keep schools open during this surge.  As such, we would ... [More]

A Story About Omicron and Detailed Instructions on How to Register for Testing

Sat, Jan 8 7:51pm

Omicron is here   I have a very personal story to share with you and I hope it will alleviate some anxiety.  Over Christmas break, my daughter contracted COVID.  She lives in Washington DC and attends ... [More]

Honoring Ms Rachelle

Sat, Jan 8 12:27pm

(posting for Mrs. McManus:) Hi Parents, You probably saw Mr. Sherman’s message on ParentSquare announcing that Ms.Rachelle has accepted a position at Briones. She’ll actually be working with our forme ... [More]

Tie-Dye Spiritwear!

Thu, Jan 6 9:33am

1st Place Spiritwear is kicking off 2022 with a sale on tie-dye tees and hoodies!  

Hoover's Reflections Art Program

Sun, Dec 19 12:46pm

The PTA Reflections Committee is proud to launch the Program at Hoover. This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts.  Students can sub ... [More]

Wednesday Dec. 15 is Pajama Day!

Mon, Dec 13 7:07pm

Another Spirit Day has arrived. Wear your pajamas to school Wednesday, December 15! Make sure you're bundled up - maybe you need a robe too.  We'll have a cozy hedgehog day!

Virtual Latinx Book Festival this weekend

Tue, Dec 7 10:30am

Hoover families, If you're looking for a free virtual event this weekend, login to this: Enjoy! Mrs Howell Hoover Teacher Librarian and Teacher Rachel Hoover ... [More]

PTA General Association Meeting: Tuesday, December 7th

Wed, Dec 1 10:33am

All parents are invited to the PTA General Association Meeting:   When: Tuesday, December 7th at 8:30am Zoom: ID: 864 4605 8642 No passwords required   All Parent ... [More]

25% off Hoover hoodies

Thu, Nov 18 12:05pm

Last reminder about the Black Friday sale for Hoover spiritwear.  Hoodies for the chilly weather are 25% off and will arrive before the holidays! ... [More]

A great matching opportunity for your PiE donation by TOMORROW!

Sun, Nov 14 7:50pm

Dear Hoover parents,    Thank you very much for many families supporting PiE (Palo Alto Partners in Education) this year!    If you give between now and November 15, your donation may be DOUBLED throu ... [More]

Rainbow Spirit Day Wednesday!

Sun, Nov 14 12:34pm

Hello Hoover Families, This Wednesday, November 17 is our Rainbow Spirit Day! We hope students can join in the fun. Each grade can wear a specific color. Here's the guide: Wednesday, 11/17 Rainbow Day ... [More]

PiE (Partners in Education) Nov Challenge Grant, double your donation today!

Sun, Nov 7 4:27pm

Thanks to many Hoover families who have donated PiE (Palo Alto Partners in Education) this year! We are very encouraged by parents' participations and so proud of the Hoover community’s caring and giv ... [More]

Parent Coffee Gathering, Friday Nov 5th at 8am, Ada Cafe

Thu, Nov 4 3:47pm

Parent Coffee Gathering, hosted by the PTA When: Friday, Nov 5th, 8:00 - 9:00 am  Where: Ada's Cafe Coffee and pastries will be provided. 

Hoover Spirit Wear Holiday Sale happening NOW

Tue, Nov 2 1:37pm

Shop for all your Hoover gear during the holiday sale happening now!   *Black Friday savings of 25% or more site-wide for the entire month *Free shipping on orders over $75 *New gift options include h ... [More]

Principal Coffee Today 5pm

Thu, Oct 28 3:14pm

Dear Hoover families, Thank you for your participation and collaboration to support Hoover! Principal Sherman will be hosting principal coffee today at 5pm. Please come to hear what’s going on at camp ... [More]

Town Hall Recording and Recap

Fri, Oct 22 8:33pm

Dear Hoover Community,   The Town Hall full recording is available here. (1 hr long)   Key takeaways: - The $72M proposal (new design/construction vs. renovation) for a completely modernized campus wh ... [More]

New Town Hall Zoom Link

Fri, Oct 22 8:33am

Topic: Hoover Town Hall Time: Oct 22, 2021 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 724 254 7463 One tap mobile +16699006833,,7242547463 ... [More]

UPDATED NEW link for Town Hall, Friday, Oct 22nd 8:30am

Fri, Oct 22 8:32am

 Please see UPDATED NEW LINK. Sorry zoom issues today. See you soon! Topic: Hoover Town Hall Time: Oct 22, 2021 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting ... [More]

Town Hall with School Board, Friday, Oct 22nd 8:30am

Thu, Oct 21 4:47pm

   What: Town Hall with School Board Members  When: Friday October 22nd @ 8:30am Who: Ms. Jennifer DiBrienza and Mr. Shounak Dharap with an invite to Superintendent Don Austin and Eric Holm (Head of F ... [More]

Stanford Neurodiversity Summit Nov 7-9

Thu, Oct 21 12:56pm

Hi All,   For special ed families and those who are interested, the Stanford Neurodiversity Summit will take place from Nov 7-9.  Registration is free: ... [More]

Friday 10/22 Town Hall Link, Summary of School Board Recommendation

Wed, Oct 20 10:37am

Dear Hoover Community, Thank you for all of your efforts in coming together! Option 4 design looks beautiful but the reality is that there is low enrollment in the district and state wide. Enrollment ... [More]

Hoover construction is ON at School board meeting now!

Tue, Oct 19 7:10pm

Dear Parents, please login in to listen Hoover construction discussion at board meeting. We are encouraged to listen carefully and stay positive! (Please no speak in public at this time, )  https://pa ... [More]


Mon, Oct 18 4:13pm

Dear Hoover Community,   Thank you for rallying together in such a short time. Our campaign is 377 signatures strong, and growing. While there is still uncertainty surrounding Hoover's futu ... [More]


Mon, Oct 18 11:31am

Dear Hoover Community,    The Palo Alto school board plans to have a meeting on Tuesday, October 19th at 6:30pm to determine the future of Hoover. We need your help to support Hoover and communicate t ... [More]

new link for principal coffee tonight:

Thu, Oct 14 5:05pm

sorry for the confusion. Here is the new link. 

Walk N Roll Day Tomorrow!

Thu, Oct 7 3:24pm

Fall Walk-n-Roll Day October 8, 2021 Families are encouraged to walk or bike to school tomorrow! Hoover Walk & Roll to School Day is to motivate families to walk and bike to school with the goal of fo ... [More]

PTA monthly general meeting is on now!

Tue, Oct 5 8:43am

When: Tuesday, October 5th at 8:30am. We are trying this *new* start time to see if attendance will be better. Zoom: ID: 864 4605 8642 No passwords required Pleas ... [More]

Walk and Roll week Oct 4-8

Sun, Oct 3 11:03pm

  This coming week Oct 4-8 is Walk and Roll week!   Safe biking and walking to school is very important to student's health and confidence, and the environmental impact is huge.  Why not try and treat ... [More]

PTA General Association Meeting: Tuesday, October 5th

Thu, Sep 30 10:08am

All parents are invited to the PTA General Association Meeting:   When: Tuesday, October 5th at 8:30am.  We are trying this *new* start time to see if attendance will be better. Zoom: https://us02web. ... [More]

Parent Education Zoom ID

Wed, Sep 29 4:53pm

The Parent Education Event, please use this meeting ID:   94769878850

Parent Education Event, Wednesday, Sept 29th at 5pm

Fri, Sep 24 8:49am

Join Mr. Sherman and Mabel Yiu for a Parent Education Event. Title:  Helping Kids Succeed with In-Person Learning When: Wednesday, Sept 29th at 5pm Zoom:

Let the Ice Cream Social Begin!

Fri, Sep 17 10:15am

Dear Hoover family,   We are pleased to share that Hoover will be continuing its ice cream tradition this year!   Please check your student’s Friday Folder for a coupon that is good for one small choc ... [More]

Yearbook Lead Volunteer Role

Sat, Sep 11 9:00pm

Dear Parents,   We have some classrooms that are missing a Yearbook Lead. Go to the “Browse Committee” Section to sign up.  Live training will be on Wed, 9/15th at 8pm and slides will be provided. -Ro ... [More]

Cub Scouts Pack 14 Information

Fri, Sep 10 10:37am

For any families interested in Cub Scouts, please see the following. Pack 14 has scouts from Hoover, Fairmeadow, El Carmelo, and other local schools. Cub Scouts Pack 14 Open House (Boys & Girls Welcom ... [More]

Spiritwear Sale

Thu, Sep 9 11:20am

The Fall Spirit Wear Sale ends next week, September 15th    Get your Hoover t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants here: ... [More]

Double your PiE donation by donating TODAY

Mon, Sep 6 4:39pm

Dear Hoover families,    Happy Labor Day! Thank you for many of you who have been giving to PiE to support funding staffs at Hoover! A friendly reminder, the challenge grant for PiE is due tomorrow. P ... [More]

First PTA General Association Meeting, Tues, Sept 7th at 9am

Mon, Sep 6 9:40am

All Parents are invited to join the First PTA General Association Meeting: Tuesday, September 7th at 9am Zoom ID: 864 4605 8642 No passwords required   Agenda it ... [More]

Site Council Parent Volunteer Needed

Tue, Aug 31 11:44am

Dear Hoover Parents,    Have you wondered about the Hoover School Site Council (SSC)?  Did you know Hoover Site Council gets a behind-the-scenes view of Hoover and the district? Are you interested in ... [More]

KONSTELLA Code of Conduct

Fri, Aug 27 9:45am

Konstella Code of Conduct   Did you know Konstella was created by a Hoover parent? We are a community of intelligent parents and positive role models for our children.  Konstella serves as communicati ... [More]

First full week of School

Sun, Aug 15 9:52pm

First Full Week of School   Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.   The week of August 15th will be our first full week of school!   It’s sometimes hard to get back into the rhythm of things, especially ... [More]

Library Volunteers 2021-2022

Fri, Aug 13 12:47pm

Hello Hoover families, I’m looking for a few dedicated volunteers for the Hoover Library this year. Given the Covid restrictions, things have changed and I’m asking for the following: Library voluntee ... [More]


Thu, Aug 12 5:00pm

Hello Hoover Community:   Hope all the children enjoyed their first day back on campus!   Following are the links for the Back to School Welcome Packet:   Welcome from Ira Pamnani, PTA President   PTA ... [More]


Wed, Aug 11 11:41pm

Our annual spirit wear fall blowout sale is underway! Every item in the store is discounted 30% or more and free shipping over $100. No codes needed.     HERBERT HOOVER SPIRIT WEAR ONLINE STORE

Please update your child's classroom

Wed, Aug 11 2:01pm

Dear Hoover parents,  Welcome back! As you are all aware, we use Konstella for all PTA and PTA related communication. It is the one stop point to find out what is happening in your child’s classroom, ... [More]

Welcome Back!

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, ... [More]