2021 Virtual International Festival, Sat April 17th, 4-6pm - Agenda with Materials List Flyer

Mon, Apr 12 4:35pm

Dear Hoover Community,   We will be having the Virtual International Festival this Saturday, April 17th from 4-6pm! Attached is a flyer of the agenda with the materials list, if your child/children wa ... [More]

Hoover Spirit Wear

Tue, Mar 30 6:57pm

Dear Hoover Families, Check out this year's ONLINE HOOVER SPIRIT WEAR store. Order online. Deliver to your home.    MARCH MADNESS sale CODE: MARCH21 extended to APRIL 4TH!   BELLA CANVA T-SHIRTS &  AW ... [More]

Spring Break Travel

Tue, Mar 30 12:37pm

Spring Break Next Week April 5-9   Spring Break Travel Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. CDC recommends that you do not travel at this time. Delay travel and stay home to ... [More]

PTA General Meeting Tomorrow March 30, 9am

Mon, Mar 29 3:39pm

Dear Parents,    Please join us for our second-to-last General Association Meeting tomorrow (Tues) at 9am by Zoom. Agenda items include:   - International Festival - Invention Convention - Yearbook di ... [More]

Wednesday, March 31 Spirit Day: Sports Day!

Mon, Mar 29 7:45am

Hello Hedgies! Wednesday is Sports Day! At home on Zoom, or at school: Wear your Sports gear! Do you have a favorite team?  A jersey? A hat? You can represent on Wednesday! Don't forget, every Friday ... [More]

PTA's Stand on Violence Against Asian Americans

Fri, Mar 26 12:46pm

Dear Hoover Community:   Our Hoover PTA Board would like to stand in solidarity and support of our fellow Asian Americans.   We will not tolerate any racial violence in our community, and we here to s ... [More]

Health & Wellness eNews

Thu, Mar 25 9:08am

Health & Wellness eNews   Where to go for Free COVID Vaccines Where to go for Free COVID-19 Testing   California State PTA COVID-19 Resources Family Resources here: Health Wellness Resources Teen Ment ... [More]

"A Parent's Guide to Talking about Racism" SPEAKER EVENT TONIGHT @ 7:15-9PM ZOOM

Wed, Mar 24 3:56pm

"A Parent's Guide to Talking About Racism" Wed Mar 24, 7:15 to 9pm, on Zoom. Speaker:  Leon Beauchman, MA, AMFT. The pandemic has emphasized the inherent inequities in our society, bringing issues of ... [More]

Return Community Reads Art

Wed, Mar 24 3:42pm

Please return your ART WORK for the Community Reads the next time you come to campus. There is a box marked "Return Community Reads Art Here' with the covers of WISHTREE and OUTSIDE INSIDE on it. Our ... [More]

Last Day: Herbert Hoover Spring 2021 Hybrid Book Fair

Wed, Mar 17 11:27am

  Thank you to everyone who visited Book Inc's collection or shopped in this year's Book Fair! If you haven't had a chance to look into the Book Collection at Book Inc's store or at its website, you m ... [More]

International Cookbook

Tue, Mar 16 3:53pm

Dear Families,   Just a friendly reminder that if you haven't contributed a recipe to our international festival cookbook yet, now is a good time to submit it: Hoover International Festival Cookbook   ... [More]

Last 2 Days Left: Herbert Hoover Spring 2021 Hybrid Book Fair

Tue, Mar 16 11:46am

  Only 2 days are left with our "Spring 2021 Hybrid Book Fair", it ends tomorrow, on the evening of March 17.   To shop online, please visit WWW.BooksInc.Net,  and enter our Book Fair  code 'HOOVERPA' ... [More]

This Week's Webinars on Parenting, Health & Wellness Issues, and Social Emotional Wellness

Tue, Mar 16 9:09am

Dear Parents,   Several Webinars are happening this week and today for Parents at PAUSD. Please see lists below: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... [More]

Health & Wellness Webinars

Fri, Mar 12 10:04am

Hi Parents,   Below you will find a series of Webinars for  PAUSD parents community. Please take a moment to see if you are interested.  The topic of the Webinars are very helpful in parenting, I high ... [More]

Natasha Yim Author Visit Wed March 10 @ 8:50

Tue, Mar 9 10:48am

In conjunction with our PTA/Books Inc Book Fair, we are hosting author Natasha Yim Wednesday morning at 8:50. You can order her books here: https://www.booksinc.net/hoover-elementary-and-books-inc-pre ... [More]

7-Day Racial Equity Resources

Mon, Mar 8 2:51pm

Hoover Families, The Elementary Library team has put together resources for elementary families. The 7-Day Racial Equity Challenge is a shorter version on the 21-Day Equity challenge hosted by PAUSD a ... [More]

Hoover Hybrid Book Fair 2021

Wed, Mar 3 11:17pm

Hoover Community Reads!

Wed, Mar 3 3:36pm

Books bring us together! In conjunction with our Books Inc Book Fair March 8-17, the Hoover PTA is sponsoring a Community Read!   Join us! Choose a book to read with your family. Read Wishtree by Kath ... [More]

2021 Hoover Invention Convention: Call for All Inventors!

Mon, Mar 1 7:20pm

HOOVER INVENTION CONVENTION   Date: April 30, 2021  Entry Form by Friday, March 5    What is an Invention Convention?   Again, this year our school will be having a special kind of science fair called ... [More]

How to Access MackinVia EBooks

Thu, Feb 25 12:17pm

Hi Hoover, We have a wonderful collection of ebooks for students, supported by our PTA and District Funds, available at  In the school name field, please search for Hoover Elementary, PAUSD (This scho ... [More]

Calling All Recipes for Hoover International Festival Cookbook

Wed, Feb 24 8:07pm

Dear Hoover Community, We are so excited about our upcoming Hoover International Festival on Saturday, April 17th, 4-6pm. We know that one of the best ways we celebrate our different cultures is throu ... [More]

Opportunities to Join the PTA Council 21-22

Wed, Feb 24 11:53am

Opportunities to Join the PTA Council 2021-22   The PTA’s mission is to positively impact the lives of all children and families.   Some of our current board members are moving on to middle school, an ... [More]

Helpful SEL Resources: Upcoming Webinars this week!

Tue, Feb 23 11:10am

Hello Hoover Families, I hope everyone is doing well.   I just wanted to highlight a few helpful, upcoming events that are being hosted in our community. These were posted in our weekly Hoover eNews b ... [More]

Wacky Wednesday Feb 24

Sun, Feb 21 6:30pm

 This Wednesday is  Wacky Wednesday!  (think backwards, mismatched, or crazy clothes) In your classroom, and on Zoom: Show your Hoover Spirit! Hybrid and Distance: we are one community. We are hedgeho ... [More]

E-News from PTA Health and Wellness

Wed, Feb 17 11:46pm

Dear Parents,   Below you will find E-News from PTA Health and Wellness committee. We hope you may find these information/meetings helpful!   Stay safe and healthy!   Christine Yeh   Health and Wellne ... [More]

Special Ed Information Night (RSVP + zoom)

Fri, Feb 12 2:05pm

Hi Parents,   Happy Friday. :-)   A few days ago, I sent out a flyer for the Special Ed Information Night (2/16 at 6:30pm).  For those of you who are interested, please fill out this form to RSVP.   M ... [More]

Special Ed Parent Information Night

Tue, Feb 9 9:12am

Hello Parents,   For those of you who may have questions about special education, there is a parent information night coming up on 2/16 held by the PAUSD Special Ed Department and Palo Alto CAC.       ... [More]

Chinese New Year Zoom Fair, Sat Feb 13th, 2-3:30pm

Mon, Feb 8 9:01pm

The event is organized by WizChinese and co-sponsored by Palo Alto Weekly, City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto Council of PTAs, and Palo Alto Community Fund. You are invited to 2021 Year of Ox Zoom Fair on S ... [More]

Office Depot gives 5% cash back to Hoover

Mon, Feb 8 12:46pm

I'm sure a lot of you are still purchasing school suppliers!  When you purchase from Office Depot, they will give 5% back to Hoover.   Whether online or in-person, please remember to choose: HOOVER EL ... [More]


Mon, Feb 8 12:21pm

Cubberley is part of the history of Palo Alto and many of us have enjoyed using these facilities including our youngest students at Greendell - PreSchool Family and several other pre-schools on campus ... [More]

Friendly reminder: PTA general meeting tomorrow at 9am

Mon, Feb 1 8:18pm

Dear members of Hoover community,     Please join us for our 4th General Association Meeting, next Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 9am by Zoom. The agenda and minutes were attached to this announcement.    We loo ... [More]

You are invited to Hoover PTA general meeting on Tuesday Feb. 2 at 9am

Tue, Jan 26 4:07pm

Dear members of Hoover community,    Hope your new year has gotten off to a great start. You are receiving this message because you are a due-paying PTA member for this school year.   Please join us f ... [More]

Hat Day is Wednesday!

Tue, Jan 26 9:32am

Wherever you are learning - at school or at home: WEAR A HAT tomorrow (Wednesday): Crazy & Fun, a baseball cap from your Alma Mater, a sun hat so you can pretend you are in Hawaii, anything goes! Have fun!  

Spirit Days! Hat Day this Wednesday!

Sun, Jan 24 4:22pm

Announcing All-Hoover Spirit Days! Wherever you are - learning at home or venturing to campus to elsewhere - let's all join together and show our hedgie pride. Every Friday wear Hoover or hedgehog gea ... [More]

Please join PAUSD board meeting tonight at 6:30PM to support Hoover

Tue, Jan 19 5:52pm

Dear Hoover Community,    Please join PAUSD board meeting today. In the board meeting, the board will discuss Hoover construction project. Let's show up and listen.    When you log in, please put "Hoo ... [More]

Welcome Back

Mon, Jan 11 11:39am

Happy New Year   Welcome Back! Hope everyone in our Hoover Community had a smooth and uncomplicated winter break.  We are looking forward to a healthier 2021, with a vaccine on the horizon. As we retu ... [More]

Hoover 'Stay Healthy This Holiday Season' Raffle!

Thu, Dec 17 8:18pm

Dear Hoover Parents,  www.FarmFreshToYou.com has offered Two wonderful Gift Certificates each worth $35.00 Organic Fruit and Veggie Boxes to our community.   We would like to invite you to participate ... [More]

Hoover Rebuild Committee Needs You

Fri, Dec 4 8:59am

Hello Hoover Community:    The PTA Executive Board, would like to invite members of our community to join a new team called the "Hoover Rebuild Committee".     The purpose of this committee is help gu ... [More]

Hoover Rebuild Committee

Tue, Dec 1 12:29pm

  Hello Hoover Community:   I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving Break!   The PTA Executive Board, would like to invite members of our community to join a new team called the "Hoover  Rebuild Commi ... [More]

PTA General Meeting tomorrow Dec.1 at 9am

Mon, Nov 30 11:37am

Dear Hoover Community,    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving break.    Please join us on our 3rd General Association Meeting, tomorrow, Dec. 1, at 9am by Zoom. We will provide financial and budget updat ... [More]

Gentle Reminder: Thanks Messages due at noon today

Thu, Nov 26 11:03am

Dear Hoover families,    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving!   This is a last  friendly reminder about the messages for Mr. Sherman, Ms. Howell and Rachelle and Kathy . We will send the ... [More]

Friendly reminder: Principle, Librarian and Staff Appreciation Messages Due Tomorrow

Tue, Nov 24 7:04pm

Dear Hoover families,    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving week.    This is a friendly reminder that the messages for Mr. Sherman, Ms. Howell and Rachelle and Kathy are due tomorrow.    ... [More]

Administration, Staff and Teacher Appreciations

Thu, Nov 19 11:30am

Dear Hoover families,    I hope this email finds you well.    An amazing Hoover parent created Google slides as shared places for parents and students to write something for Mr. Sherman, Ms. Howell, a ... [More]

Right At School After Care

Mon, Nov 9 1:13pm

Hello Families,    Right At School is currently providing Before and After school care, as well as care for kindergarteners both in Cohort A and Cohort B.  Hours of operations are from 7am-6pm. Please ... [More]

Support School: Giving Back from 'Farm Fresh to You' - Organic Produce Box Home Delivery

Mon, Nov 2 3:13pm

Dear Hoover Parents,  Please check out this Farm Fresh Organic produce from www.farmfreshtoyou.com and use promocode 'HOOVER' to support our school PTA.  Please feel free to share with Family Friends ... [More]

Announcement from Mr. Sherman

Mon, Nov 2 11:53am

Good morning, everyone! Well, as you may know, our network went down a bit this morning. As frustrating as this can be, it's part of our reality now. If this happens in the future, I will send a messa ... [More]

November Materials & Library Book Pick Up Dates

Thu, Oct 29 11:48am

Hoover Materials and Library Book Pick Up November 4 & 5 November 18 & 19 Wednesdays for Grades K-2 Thursdays for Grades 3-5 Drive-Thru is open 8:30 - 4 pm Please wear masks, park in a parking spot.  ... [More]

Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru for PAUSD Elementary at Gunn High School 4-8pm, Sat 10/31

Tue, Oct 27 10:09am

PAUSD Elementary school families are invited to drive through the Gunn High School parking lot at 780 Arastradero Road, see decorated car trunks, and receive a pre-bagged treat bag at the end of the r ... [More]

Unity Day - Wear Orange Tomorrow!

Tue, Oct 20 4:34pm

Hi All,   Unity Day is an event celebrated across America every year to promote kindness and togetherness in our schools. We've celebrated Unity Day here in Palo Alto and at Hoover every year since 20 ... [More]

School Board Candidate Forum - Elementary Education

Wed, Oct 14 11:13am

School Board Candidate Forum - Elementary Education   Wed. October 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm Elementary Education - School Board Candidate Forum   Join us and learn about the candidates for PAUSD school boar ... [More]

Ice Cream Tradition

Tue, Oct 6 4:24pm

Dear Parents,   As we enter new transitions, I am pleased to share we are still able to continue the Hoover Ice Cream tradition but with modifications.    Each Hoover student will receive one paper co ... [More]

Library Book and Materials Distribution

Tue, Oct 6 11:18am

Wednesday and Thursday this week! Please remember to bring your library books to return when you come to campus. There is a big blue bin labelled "Library Book Return." Thank you! Hoover Materials and ... [More]

Follow UP Meet with Jesse Ladomirak: OCTOBER 6TH 7-8PM ZOOM

Mon, Oct 5 5:56pm

A message from Lisa Ma Wu (VP of Events)    Former Hoover PTA President Keri Wagner invites the Hoover community to join Jesse Ladomirak on Tuesday, Oct 6th at 7-8pm for a Zoom Happy Hour. Please sign ... [More]

Final Correction: Zoom meeting ID and password for PTA general meeting on Tuesday

Fri, Oct 2 1:42pm

Dear parents,    Sorry for sending the second correction email. We had some mis-communications about zoom accounts and meeting IDs.  The following is the accurate zoom ID and password for our general ... [More]

Correction: PTA general meeting zoom ID and password

Thu, Oct 1 2:01pm

Dear parents,    Please use the following zoom ID and password for our meeting on the coming Tuesday. Sorry for the confusion and inconvenience.    Here is the zoom ID and password:  Meeting ID: 830 8 ... [More]

PTA General Meeting Oct. 6 at 9am

Thu, Oct 1 1:38pm

Dear parents,    Please join us and attend Hoover PTA Association Meeting on Tuesday Oct.6 at 9 am. We will discuss school reopening, hoover constructions, budget, and other important issues to our co ... [More]

TOMORROW, OCT 1ST: More with Karna Nisewaner

Wed, Sep 30 5:20pm

Karna received her BSE from Princeton University and her JD from UCLA Law.  She is currently Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Cadence Design Systems, where she manages a dozen lawyers focu ... [More]

Hoover PTA survey results

Wed, Sep 30 3:07pm

Dear parents,    Here are some results of the Hoover PTA school reopening survey. Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey.   Sunny 

A message from PAEA: Open letter to Board to Ed Meeting and Don Austin

Mon, Sep 28 9:09pm

Please read attached letter from PAEA.   If you would like to sign our letter, please fill out the Google Form at ​https://tinyurl.com/PAEA-Open-Letter-Sept27   There is a Special Board of Ed Meeting ... [More]

A message from PAUSD

Mon, Sep 28 9:05pm

Good evening PAUSD Elementary families:   I understand that this is not a typical time to send out a message. Things are evolving quickly, and we are sensitive about the sequencing of information. We ... [More]


Fri, Sep 25 10:58pm

Hoover Families, Please join us tomorrow: Saturday, September 26, from 10:30-11:30am to meet:   Karna Nisewaner, PAUSD Board Candidate & fellow PAUSD parent  ZOOM HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84409 ... [More]

Hoover Reopening PTA Survey

Fri, Sep 25 4:16pm

Dear parents,    I hope this email finds you well.    We PTA created a short survey to ask parents' plans, thoughts, concerns, and suggestions about our district's reopening. Please take 5 minutes to ... [More]

PTA Update on Donations

Wed, Sep 23 10:40am

Hello Hoover Community,   We hope this email finds you well.  Firstly, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to our COVID fund. Your contributions have enabled us to invest in the following: ... [More]

Support Hoover when shopping at Amazon

Tue, Sep 22 5:29pm

Dear Hoover Parents,    Please connect your Amazon acount with Amazon smile for Hoover. Here is the link, please click! Thanks Vivian Liao for sharing it!   Amazon smile link for Hoover:   
https://sm ... [More]

Meet JESSE LADOMIRAK, PAUSD School Board Candidate

Tue, Sep 22 1:16pm

Dear Friends,   I hope all of you are doing as well as you possibly can in the strange world we find ourselves in.   I wanted to invite you to attend a Zoom "coffee" I am hosting with PAUSD School Boa ... [More]

Please attend: District Property Committee Meeting tonight at 6pm

Mon, Sep 21 3:54pm

Dear Hoover Community,    At Property Committee meeting tonight, the committee will discuss Hoover's construction project.  Please attend the meeting if you have time to learn more about the status an ... [More]

September Hoover Library News

Thu, Sep 10 2:25pm

  *HOOVER* ELEMENTARY LIBRARY NEWS (view on Google Docs with photos) September 2020   Welcome to the new families who are joining us this year, and welcome back to all the families returning for anoth ... [More]

Materials & Library Book Distributions

Tue, Sep 8 4:34pm

Hoover Materials and Library Book Pick Up 2nd and 4th weeks of each Month Wednesdays for Grades K-2 Thursdays for Grades 3-5 Drive-Thru is open 8:30 - 4 pm Beginning Sep 9   Please wear masks, park in ... [More]

Townhall Recording

Fri, Sep 4 9:13pm

Dear Hoover Community,    Thank you for joining our Town Hall yesterday. For those of you who were unable to attend or would like to view parts of it again, I’m attaching the link to the recording.   ... [More]

Townhall Meeting in 10 minutes

Thu, Sep 3 4:51pm

Hi Hoover community,    Please join us for today's townhall.    Here is the information about the meeting. Please attend! Topic: Hoover Townhall Meeting with Shounak Dharap Time: Sep 3, 2020 05:00 PM ... [More]

Townhall Meeting with Shounak Dharap tomorrow at 5:00pm

Wed, Sep 2 3:56pm

Dear Hoover community,   Please join our first townhall meeting with Shounak Dharap tomorrow at 5pm. Jennifer DiBrienza may join us as well and may be able to answer our questions.    Here is our agen ... [More]

Collecting Questions for Town Hall Meetings with board members

Tue, Sep 1 5:31pm

Dear Hoover students,  parents, teachers and staff,    We will host a series of town hall meetings with board members and candidates. Our first one is a meeting with Shounak Dharap on Thursday at 5 pm ... [More]

Motivate your child in distance learning webinar

Tue, Sep 1 11:28am

Dear Hoover Parent, Mabel Yiu is hosting a webminar this Thursday September 3, 2020 at 4pm. She will be chatting with a school psychologist, Lisa Marie Oefinger about how to best motivate your child i ... [More]

Bylaws for General Meeting Tomorrow

Mon, Aug 31 7:48pm

Hi parents,    Sorry for sending multiple emails. Here is the bylaws that we need to approve tomorrow.    zoom ID and password:  Meeting ID: 830 8424 1551 Passcode: 950159   Sunny 

Friendly Reminder: PTA General Meeting tomorrow (Sept. 1st) at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 31 5:11pm

Dear Hoover Parents,    I hope you had a good start of the week!    Our first PTA General Meeting is tomorrow, Sept.1st at 9:00am.  We will discuss very important issues, such as budget and hoover reb ... [More]

HOOVER RENOVATIONS UPDATE: https://rebuildhoover.org

Mon, Aug 31 10:08am

Dear Hoover Families,   Despite the news shared last week by the Superintendent that Hoover renovations is on hold, we must move together to ensure renovations will continue.   Next PAUSD & Board Revi ... [More]

Call for Room Parents!

Fri, Aug 28 1:50pm

Dear Parents,    We need room parents for Room4, Room5, Room6, Room7, Room8, Room29, Room30, Room27, Room15, Room16, Room17, and Room19.    Room parents are very essential and important PTA roles. The ... [More]


Wed, Aug 26 11:25pm

Hi Everyone,    Thanks so much for attending the meeting today and sharing your concerns and ideas! When more than 20% of all hoover parents attended a late meeting on Wednesday night, we showed a str ... [More]


Wed, Aug 26 4:39pm

Dear Hoover Parents,    The PAUSD Board put a stop last night, for the THIRD TIME in the course of ten years and three principals, to Hoover's renovations which had already been underway.   We need to ... [More]


Tue, Aug 25 10:55pm

Urgent: Please attend district board meeting tonight and support Hoover

Tue, Aug 25 4:08pm

Dear Parents and Teachers, Hoover's renovation project is on the district board meeting agenda tonight. The Board is planning to reject all bids for the Construction of the Hoover Elementary School Pr ... [More]

DO NOT order Yearbook 2020-2021

Sat, Aug 15 12:28pm

Dear Hoover Families, We are making adjustments as we go, and have decided NOT to have a school yearbook this year. Please do NOT order one from the one Check form or online. Alternative: create onlin ... [More]

Logging on to Schoology

Fri, Aug 14 11:13pm

Dear Hoover Parents & Hedgies:   I hope you have picked up your school supplies and looked at your schedules.   A parent from Duveneck was kind enough to put together some videos to help all of us log ... [More]

Please update your child's classroom

Fri, Aug 14 9:06am

Dear Hoover Parents, Welcome back to another exciting school year! 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 happen ... [More]

2019-2020 Yearbooks

Tue, Aug 11 12:05pm

Dear Hoover Families,   Yearbooks have arrived and we are planning on handing them out during pickup this Thursday and Friday. Thanks for your patience.   Yearbook Team

Correction: School Supplies are available 3pm to 6pm

Mon, Aug 10 12:58pm

Hi Everyone: A quick correction to my earlier correspondence, school supplies can be picked any time between 3pm to 6pm: School Supplies Pick up for Grades 3-5:  Thursday, August 13 from 3pm to 6pm Sc ... [More]