Saying farewell to Mrs. Bimpson

Fri, May 25 10:28am

Teachers, staff, parents, Please join us in saying farewell to Mrs. Bimpson at a small intimate reception at Mitchell Park Community Center at 3:30 on Tuesday after the long weekend.  PTA is generousl ... [More]

Upcoming Carnival is Free! Volunteers Needed!

Wed, May 23 8:36am

Dear Hoover Community:   The Carnival is coming up on Wednesday, May 30th.  All the kids will receive complimentary lunch at school that day.  Plus, they will receive 10 free tickets to redeem for gam ... [More]

Emergency PTA General Meeting - at Carnival!

Tue, May 22 8:57am

Hoover Families   We recently found out that the estimated expense for this past year's Junior Museum and Zoo sessions of Engineering and Science are going to be closer to $12,500 for this past year.  ... [More]

End Of Year Information

Sun, May 20 11:19am

Dear Hoover Families, It is hard to believe that the year is drawing to  a close! I shared this important end-of-the-year information via a Blackboard message and thought I'd share it here on Konstell ... [More]

Community events to bid Mrs. Bimpson a fond farewell!

Tue, May 15 7:29pm

Hoover Families & Staff,   The year is almost out and you'll hear from me just a couple more times - I promise :).  As you all know, Mrs. Bimpson will be moving on to Briones in the next school year a ... [More]

New Reusable Party Packs: ask your classroom teachers and room parents to use them!

Wed, May 9 11:34pm

Dear Hoover Families, The Hoover Green Team has just launched reusable party packs in time for end of year parties/publishing parties/potlucks, etc.  Each classroom teacher was given a set of 24 dishw ... [More]

[Please read] Upcoming events

Thu, Apr 26 8:52am

Hoover Families   The end of the year is fast approaching so please stay tuned for important announcements on Konstella.   I wanted to highlight just a couple of important dates coming up soon:   DATE ... [More]

Administrative Professionals Day....coming up on Wednesday - April 25th.!!

Mon, Apr 23 11:52am

Dear Hoover Parents, This Wednesday - April 25th is celebrated as the Administrative Professionals' Day (also known as Secretaries' Day or Admin Day).  This day recognizes the work of Rachelle and Jam ... [More]

Spring Afterschool programs start tomorrow!

Sun, Apr 15 8:14pm

Hoover families Don't forget to sign up for exciting, and NEW, afterschool programs at Hoover!  The spring session starts tomorrow and we're very excited to bring Mad Science and Peninsula Youth Theat ... [More]

Hoover International Festival and Hoover Art Show is TOMORROW! 4 pm to 6 pm

Fri, Apr 13 11:32am

Hi Hoover Families    The day is upon us - Hoover International Festival is tomorrow. Are you excited ? Ask your kids - they have already seen the colorful flags come up and the hectic preparation aro ... [More]

2 days to go - Hoover International Festival and Art Show

Thu, Apr 12 4:53pm

It is almost April 14. We are gearing up for a colorful and exciting event on Saturday and I hope you all have marked it on your calendars.    Bring your children, family and friends out to the Hoover ... [More]

3 days to go - Hoover International Festival

Wed, Apr 11 2:10pm

Hello Hoover Families    Get ready to have a lot of fun on Saturday April 14 at Hoover! The International Festival is ON! Be there at 4 pm to make sure that you dont miss out.     The festival will fe ... [More]

NEW DesignX After School Program in Product Design!

Tue, Apr 10 1:56pm

Hoover families (Grades 2-5), We are excited to welcome DesignX to the Hoover After School family this Spring.  They're well known for their DezignKids camps and programs around fashion and toy design ... [More]

6 days to go - Hoover International Festival on Saturday April 14

Mon, Apr 9 4:31pm

Hello Hoover Families  Get ready to have a lot of fun on Saturday at Hoover! The International Festival is ON!    The festival will feature our lovely and colorful country booths - representing the co ... [More]

Hoover PTA Board 2018 -2019 nominees slate posted on PTA Bulletin Board

Mon, Apr 9 12:45pm

Dear Hoover Parents, This is to inform you that the slate of the new officers for the Hoover PTA Executive Board and the Standing Committees have been posted on the PTA Bulletin Board, that is outside ... [More]

Hoover Art Show Help

Sun, Apr 8 10:53pm

Help wanted mounting art for display. Please see sign up.for more info. Meet at office Monday AM. Thank you in advance!

International Fair: calling Russia, Ukraine, Belarus

Wed, Apr 4 12:04pm

Dear parents    If you interested in either host or helping to host Russia, Ukraine or Belarus country booth, please contact Liliya Shilova       There will be a budget to ... [More]

HOOVER PTA calling...! Please join us so that your voice, thoughts and ideas can be heard to make our school even more awesome!!

Fri, Mar 30 1:49pm

Dear Hoover Parents, It is that time of the year when we recruit for the Hoover PTA board, for the next school year 2018 - 2019. Below are the open Board positions, Chair positions and Key Volunteer p ... [More]

Hoover International Festival - an exciting update!

Sat, Mar 24 3:54pm

Hoover International Festival : Saturday, April 14, 4-6 pm    Dear Hoover Families    An update for you from Hoover International Festival - we are now presenting - drumroll please! - Dance  Performan ... [More]

International Festival - we are on!

Thu, Mar 22 12:27pm

Dear Hoover Community    Thanks to our lovely host families who have stepped up to take charge of country representations. This is going to be a fabulous and colorful event. I am excited to imagine wh ... [More]

Hoover International Festival - April 14

Mon, Mar 19 10:39pm

Hoover International Festival  Saturday April 14 , 4 - 6 pm    Dear Hoover Families,   The excitement is building up! Take your chance to shine by representing your country booth. The spots are going ... [More]

Quick note about Palo Alto Summer Camps - the "DRAW" is today until 5:30!

Fri, Mar 16 2:33pm

Folks   If you're interested in Palo Alto Enjoy camps this summer, 1st preference is "the draw" until 5:30 today.  Entries can be submitted at Mitchell Park in the office there.   Online registration ... [More]

Last call for Book Fair!

Fri, Mar 16 2:13pm

Last call to get books at the Hoover Book Fair!   We're open until 2:45 today and then from 7:30 - 9 on Monday morning.   Then all the books are getting packed up and returned to Books Inc!  

International Festival

Thu, Mar 15 10:14am

Hoover International Festival  Saturday April 14 , 4 - 6 pm    Dear Hoover Families, Take your chance to shine by representing your country booth. The spots are going fast. Take ownership of your coun ... [More]

School closed on Monday, 3/12/2018

Thu, Mar 8 5:04pm

Dear Hoover Families,   This is to bring to your attention that school is closed this Monday, 3/12/2018 due to a local holiday.   Thanks!

International Festival

Wed, Mar 7 9:27am

International Festival Saturday, April 14, 4-6pm     Dear Hoover Families, It's that time of the year, when we start organizing the famous and exciting Hoover International Festival - scheduled for  S ... [More]

Bring your unwanted crayons to recycle at Hoover!

Tue, Jan 30 9:24pm

Dear Hoover Families,   Bring your old, broken, and unwanted crayons to Hoover to recycle! Did you know that old crayons turn into a waxy sludge that clogs our landfills and never biodegrades?   The H ... [More]

Winter 2018 After School schedule

Wed, Jan 17 3:03pm

Hoover families You would have already started receiving flyers for programs but here is a 1-page overview of the upcoming session of after school programs at Hoover.  We are welcoming new vendors - R ... [More]

Last few days for California Pizza Kitchen's awesome giving back program

Thu, Jan 11 8:33am

Hoover families, Monday is a holiday and this long weekend is a great way for you all to help support Hoover by having a delicious meal at California Pizza Kitchen at Stanford Mall.  Use your Philanth ... [More]

Invention Convention - March 6th and 7th, 2018, MP room

Sat, Dec 23 12:02pm

THE INVENTION CONVENTION IS BACK! < March 6 & 7 >  MARK THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR! Our Hoover Inventors have ten weeks, including Winter Break, until set-up day onMarch 5th, so now is a PERFECT TIM ... [More]


Wed, Dec 20 12:13pm

Dear Hoover Parents, Hope this note finds you all well and looking forward to the upcoming break. On behalf of Hoover PTA, I wish to THANK all the parent volunteers for having helped out at the variou ... [More]

Early dismissal Tomorrow, Thursday 12/21/2107 !!

Wed, Dec 20 11:09am

Dear Hoover Parents, A quick reminder that tomorrow, Thursday 12/21/2017 is early dismissal at 12.25 pm for all the grades K- 5th. Please note - There is NO LUNCH BREAK.  Kindly make appropriate arran ... [More]

Last few days of giving in 2017

Sun, Dec 17 4:54pm

Dear Hoover Families, Just a very quick note to close out the year.   We have just a few more days in 2017 and I wanted to encourage those that haven't yet had a chance to contribute towards the direc ... [More]

Weekend Activities Konstella Group

Mon, Dec 11 1:32pm

                                                           Dear Hoover parents.   Just a reminder that we have group called Weekend Activities on Hoover Konstella. There we try to share interesting in ... [More]

Last Chance to Sign Up for the Ice Skating Party taking place on Wed Dec 13!

Sun, Dec 10 6:40pm

Last chance to sign up for the Ice Skating Party!     Hoover Community Skate Night! Wednesday, December 13th 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Winter Lodge, 3009 Middlefield Road   All children must be accompanied by ... [More]

Buy Your Tickets Now! "The Reluctant Dragon"

Wed, Dec 6 9:06pm

Please note that ALL PERFORMANCES ARE IN THE HOOVER MP ROOM ---------------------------------   The award winning Palo Alto Children's Theatre  has been working with forty nine talented Hoover student ... [More]

PTA General Meeting Scheduled for tomorrow is cancelled

Mon, Dec 4 6:22pm

Hoover Families   Just a quick note to let you know that the PTA General Meeting originally planned for tomorrow morning at 8am has been cancelled.     Please remember to hand in your ice skating form ... [More]

Cultural Information Stations

Wed, Nov 29 6:57pm

November 29, 2017   Dear Hoover Families,   As fall winds into winter, many cultural celebrations have begun and there are many to look forward to among our beautifully diverse community at Hoover. As ... [More]

Get them now - few remaining teacher experiences and auction items

Wed, Nov 15 6:14am

Hoover Families We had many generous contributions for the Summer of Love auction and have a few remaining items and seats in highly coveted teachers' experiences available still.  They will be on a c ... [More]

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW....11/10/2017

Thu, Nov 9 2:54pm

Dear Hoover Parents, A quick reminder that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday. 11/10  on account of Veteran's Day Holiday.   Enjoy the long weekend!

PICTURE MAKE UP DAY is next Thursday, November 16th

Wed, Nov 8 7:51pm

Hello Hoover Parents,   Next Thursday is Picture Make Up day.  We will need volunteers from 8AM to 12 Noon.   Please sign up to help our students have a smooth class picture day! ... [More]

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! and tons of photos

Tue, Nov 7 4:31am

Hoover folks really know how to have a good time while supporting our wonderful school.   Thank you everyone for making the Summer of Love Dinner and Auction an incredible success. We will send out mo ... [More]

Two more weeks for the Second Harvest Food Drive (till Nov 17th, Friday)

Sun, Nov 5 4:53pm

Dear Parents,   We have two more weeks to donate for the Second Harvest Food Drive (till Nov 17th, Friday)   The food barrels are placed in the MP room.   Please fill the barrels with the following mo ... [More]

⏰ One hour left for online bidding

Sat, Nov 4 9:02am

Folks, Only one hour left. Don’t miss out on fantastic deals. Auction Team

Hoover Rocks! Information about tomorrow

Fri, Nov 3 10:07am

Huge THANKS  to our amazing Hoover community.  You have all rallied together to get our Dinner and Auction off to a great start. Thanks again to all our sponsors, donors and volunteers.     Thanks to ... [More]

Your Sweetness Counts!

Tue, Oct 31 8:55pm

Hi Hoover Families,   We're at the final stretch of our auction and we need your help in getting to the finish line!     Here are the many ways you can participate:    1.  Donate a dessert for 10-12 p ... [More]

☮️ Yay! Dinner and Auction catalog went off to press: Take a look 👀

Sat, Oct 28 6:14pm

Hi Everyone,   The Summer of Love Dinner and Auction is one week away!!! Check out the groovy catalog that was just sent to press. Click here to view catalog:    Those who are inquiring about attire, ... [More]

The Ayes have it! 👍

Tue, Oct 24 9:23pm

Folks, We are moving forward with the schematic design. Thanks to everyone for your support.

The Board is on item A

Tue, Oct 24 7:44pm

Hi everyone, The Board is still on item A. We are item F. If you are able to come, pls do get here by 8.15 pm. Thank you! Hope to see you here soon!

UPDATE - Attendance at Today's board meeting...10/24/17

Tue, Oct 24 6:46pm

Dear Hoover Parents, A quick Update on the time we are on the Agenda in today's Board meeting at the school district office,  25, Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto. The meeting will take place in the Board ... [More]

School Board's decision on Hoover school is tomorrow evening

Mon, Oct 23 1:55pm

We need you to be at the meeting!    Hoover community,    Hoover School needs your support. The PAUSD School Board will be voting tomorrow to approve our schematic design for our proposed renovation. ... [More]

ONLINE Summer of Love Auction is LIVE!

Mon, Oct 23 10:12am

  Hoover families, We are excited to launch our online auction, now ready for bidding! We are fortunate to have had a ton of donations - camps, restaurants, after ... [More]

Unity Day! October 25th

Sun, Oct 22 5:44pm

  This is Palo Alto's 5th Annual Unity Day!    Unity Day is celebrated every year across the United States to encourage communities to be united and promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion.    Wear ... [More]

Important information and changes to the auction

Sat, Oct 21 8:23am

Good morning Hoover Community,   We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for the support you have demonstrated to Hoover's Summer of Love Dinner and Auction. Your generosity means a lot to ou ... [More]

Dinner will be soooo Good!

Mon, Oct 16 11:42pm

I bet that got your attention!  We're trying different tactics to get your attention to buy tickets for the auction.       Buy tickets here:  summer-of-love.  Saturday, November 4th, Mitchell Park Com ... [More]

Hoover's Gala Auction - Fundraising dinner! Get you tickets!

Mon, Oct 16 8:56am

    Hi Everyone:   The Hoover Summer of Love Gala Auction is coming up on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at Mitchell Park Community Center.  I hope you are ready to party like it’s 1967!  We have a very ... [More]

Picture Make Up Day has been Rescheduled to Thursday, November 16

Thu, Oct 12 6:28pm

From Principal Katy Bimpson:   Dear Hoover Families,   With the unexpected air quality conditions caused by the fires, we will need to cancel the make-up picture day tomorrow. We had scheduled class p ... [More]

Vision Screening at Hoover is Tomorrow - Need Volunteers!

Wed, Oct 11 10:56am

Hello Hoover Parents,   Vision screening for Hoover students is tomorrow,  Thursday, October 12th.   We need more parent volunteers to assist students to the testing area, at least 2 parents for each ... [More]

Hoover's Summer of Love Auction Gala - Hosts wanted

Thu, Oct 5 6:38am

  We are looking for Hosts.  Sign up to host an event.   Hosting an event is a great way to get involved!   We are looking for hosts to host both children and adult events.   Some ideas are: Cake deco ... [More]

Hoover's Summer of Love Gala Auction

Thu, Oct 5 6:31am

   Hi Everyone:   The Hoover Summer of Love Gala Auction is coming up on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at Mitchell Park Community Center.  I hope you are ready to party like it’s 1967!  We have a very ... [More]

Monthly Hedgehog News - October 2017

Mon, Oct 2 5:28pm

Dear Hoover Families,   Happy October! Please find the first edition of the monthly Hedgehog News attached for your information. You receive weekly information, schedules, and updates in the eNews. Th ... [More]

Hoover's Summer of Love Gala Auction

Mon, Oct 2 8:25am

HOOVER’S SUMMER OF LOVE GALA AUCTION - Only 1 month to go ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE!  Proceeds from this fundraiser will help support educational activities that are not fully covered in the school budget ... [More]

Summer of Love Gala Auction

Fri, Sep 29 10:04am

  Hi Everyone:   Are you feeling Groovy?  Dig out those bellbottoms and channel your inner hippie.  Join us for the “Hoover Summer of Love Gala Auction” being held on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at M ... [More]

Summer of Love Gala Auction Update

Wed, Sep 27 8:23am

Hi Everyone:   The Hoover Summer of Love Gala Auction is coming up on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at Mitchell Park Community Center.  I hope you are ready to party like it’s 1967!  We have a very spe ... [More]

Open House Volunteers Needed on Tuesday, October 3rd

Tue, Sep 26 11:41pm

Hello Hoover Parents,   Open House at Hoover will be next Tuesday, October 3rd, from 8am to 10am.      Although the PTA will be sponsoring this event, we would appreciate your help with snacks and set ... [More]

Quick updates - Goodwill Drive, Ice Skating, updated calendar and more

Sun, Sep 17 7:39pm

Hoover Families   Didn't that feel good to clear out closets and get rid of some unwanted household items?!  We collectively contributed 1241 pounds to Goodwill! This is equal to a donation of $180.32 ... [More]

September ABC book “Friends to the End for Kids: The True Value of Friendship”

Sun, Sep 10 3:40pm

Dear Hoover parents, This month’s ABC book: “Friends to the End for Kids: The True Value of Friendship” by Bradley Trevor Greive uses engaging photos of animals to illustrate how to make friends, keep ... [More]

Hoover Summer of Love Gala Auction on Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Fri, Sep 8 11:21am

  Feeling groovy?  Need a reason to party?  Channel your inner hippie, make sure you have "some flowers in your hair," put on some tye-dye, and join us for a magical evening at the “Hoover Summer of L ... [More]

STEAM After School

Wed, Sep 6 12:02pm

Message from Sparkiverse, our after school vendor that focuses on - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).  See the flyer attached.   There are still openings in our after sc ... [More]

After school programs begin today!

Tue, Sep 5 2:11pm

Hoover parents   We have an amazing assortment of after school programs for you this year - please sign up asap.  Many great programs are still taking students - Gurus public speaking, Art & Soul, Ten ... [More]

Order your children's school photos before tomorrow - Wed, Sep 6.

Tue, Sep 5 1:55pm

[Important] PTA General Meeting tomorrow after drop off

Mon, Sep 4 11:08am

Hoover parents   Please join us tomorrow morning for an important 1st General Meeting of the Hoover PTA.  We have some amendments to the by-laws, new Board members, the year's budget and calendar to v ... [More]

Hoover after school signups are open

Thu, Aug 31 6:08am

Hoover families,   After school program sign ups are now open and classes begin next week for the most part.   The full schedule including room assignments is here and included below.  Links to each p ... [More]

Reminders for tonight and this week!

Tue, Aug 29 6:28am

Dear Hoover Families,   We hope school is off to a great start for you and we are looking forward to seeing you tonight. A few reminders:   BTSN Schedule:  Please come early and understand that parkin ... [More]

Our online spirit wear store is now open

Sat, Aug 26 10:04am

Hoover Hedgehogs, Hoover Hedgehogs!    Hoover community, our online Hedgie store is now open. We are offering a wide selection of Hedgie wear:  sweatshirts, caps, hoodies, and t-shirts in a variety of ... [More]

Earn Money for Hoover!

Wed, Aug 23 11:11am

Hi Hoover Parents,   Check out the Kids'Night Out parties at Sparkiverse.  (See details below).   Let's sign up and make money for the Hoover.  10% Back to Hoover.  Every sign up counts!  (Sparkiverse ... [More]

Ice Cream Social starts at 5:30pm tomorrow

Mon, Aug 21 4:53pm

Hi Everyone:   Just a reminder the annual Hoover Ice Cream Social is taking place tomorrow at 5:30pm.  We just need a couple of more volunteers to scoop ice cream and help clean up after.  If you have ... [More]

Hoover After School Program: Fall 2017

Sat, Aug 19 7:33am

Hoover Families:   Welcome back!  A quick reminder about the Ice Cream Social this coming Tuesday at 5:30.  Most of the after school vendors will be there to talk to you about their programs.   The Fa ... [More]

Ice Cream Social Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thu, Aug 17 3:27pm

Hoover Elementary's biggest event of the year is the Ice Cream Social happening on Tuesday, August 22, 2017!  I hope each and every one of you is planning to attend!  There will be pizza, ice cream, w ... [More]

Room Parent Needed - Please Sign up ASAP!

Wed, Aug 16 9:41pm

Dear Hoover Parents, Please volunteer your time as a Room Parent this year! You'll provide an invaluable service to the school. In addition to coordinating class parties and events, a Room Parent is t ... [More]

IMPORTANT --- pls. Update your CHILD's CLASSROOM !!

Sat, Aug 12 9:15pm

Dear Hoover Parents! WELCOME BACK to another exciting school year! Hope you all had a wonderful Summer and are sufficiently rejuvenated and raring to take on the new school year. As most of you know, ... [More]