12-Winter Concert @WCHS 7pm
15 - Churchill Basketball Clinic
18 - Last Day to Donate for KINDH
24-31 - No School Winter Break
1 - New Year's Day - No School
18 - 7th Grade Parent Tea 9am
21 - MLK Holiday - No School
25 - Early release day
20 - No school, professional day
12 - PTA meeting 7pm
18 - No School Presidents Day
20-22 7th Grade Finance Park
1 - Early release day for students
8 - 8th Grade Parent Tea, 9am
3 - Early release day for students
17-22 - SPRING BREAK
14 - PTA meeting 7pm
27 - No School, Memorial Day
31 - 5th Grade Parent Tea, 9am
5 - No School, professional day
12 - 8th Grade Hershey Park trip
13 - Last Day of School!
The Holiday Shopping Season is here, be sure to register with Giant, Harris Teeter and Amazon!
3 Ways to Help Our School Earn Free Money:
Every time you shop, a portion of your bill will support Hoover. It's FREE and will NOT impact your savings or gas points.
CLICK LINK BELOW EACH TIME YOU SHOP!
Amazon will donate 0.5% to the Hoover PTA for each purchase with Amazon Smile!
HELP WANTED: Attention Hoover Parents - We are looking for one or two parents to chair or co-chair the Family Nights Committee position on the PTA. This is a low-key role that can be performed primarily from your computer. Instructions for this role are available and it is a great opportunity to get involved! In addition to setting up Family Restaurant Nights, you have the opportunity to come to board meetings as a committee chair and help guide the PTA! This is a fun group to work with and we would love to have you join us! Please contact Kristin Stockschlaeder (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Linda Young (email@example.com) for more information!
Churchill Basketball Clinic - December 15th! Click on flyer below for more information and to register!
KINDH (Kids in Need During the Holidays) is collecting gifts and clothes for children in Montgomery County. The collection will be from December 3rd- December 18th. Collection boxes will be in the main lobby at Hoover. Items must be new and unwrapped. Requested gifts include games, toys, action figures, cars, arts, book and clothes/coats (all sizes). Volunteers will collect and wrap the gifts for different families in the area. KINDH volunteers also deliver the gifts to the families throughout the county. Each family will also receive a gift card from Giant or Safeway for their holiday meal.
Gift Cards and check/cash are also welcome if you do not have time to shop. Please make your check donation out to KINDH. You can also make a donation online at WWW.KINDH.ORG. KINDH is a 501c with the mission of helping needy children in the area. If you have questions or would like to volunteer (SSL opportunities available), please contact Tamara Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-580-2405.
The Black-Eyed Susan (BES) program is a Maryland state reading incentive program, sponsored by the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL).
Ten books are nominated for each of these middle school appropriate categories: Grades 4-6, Graphic Novels grades 4-6, Grades 6-9, Graphic Novels grades 6-9 and High School. I have attached a PDF file of all the nominees, for your information. They are also listed on the Hoover website’s Media Center Black-Eyed Susan Book webpage.
Hoover has always been invested in taking part in the BES program at Hoover. The books are of high quality, the kids seem to always find some books to suit their tastes, and they LOVE the ice cream sundae voting party held in April and the prizes that reward their independent reading! Students must read at least three books in one of the BES categories and fill out a book review form to be eligible to vote for their favorite book in that category, and come to the voting party. Some students even choose to read in more than one category, and at least a few try to read all 50 of the nominees!
Big thanks go to the PTA, who every year provides funds to the Media Center to purchase books, prizes, and lots of ice cream sundae fixings for that April party. English teachers help by bringing their classes to hear about the BES books and encouraging their students to read and turn in their forms. The Media Center invests by buying copies of all the Black-Eyed Susan nominees and introducing the Black-Eyed Susan nominees to every student at Hoover through their English classes. Right now, 7th and 8th grade English classes are hearing the introduction of these wonderful books, and 6th graders began in October. Lastly, Ms. Crossley, our Media Specialist, invests her time by serving on the MASL grade 6-9 reading committee, which chooses the grade 6-9 nominees each year. We would like to ask you as parents to encourage your children to read these excellent books!
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Hoover Charger Spirit Wear!
We have just restocked our inventory, plus we have ordered new designs - not pictured here! Youth & adult sizes! They make great holiday gifts!
Show your school spirit and check out the latest Hoover Spirit Wear is available for special orders. Please see the attached flyer for the latest designs, prices and information on placing your order!
Parents welcome to attend MCPS 5 year Budget Meetings
We are excited to be going into our 5 year of Budget Forum Meetings. Every year we try to schedule meetings at different schools through the county, but anyone is welcome to attend a meeting or all meetings at any of the location. Please feel free to pass long. Click here for more info!
Advertise locally with Hoover PTA!
We would like to offer you the opportunity to support your local community by advertising with Herbert Hoover Middle School's PTA. We have a weekly e-newsletter called Hoover Notes which is sent to our families every Sunday. We offer two spaces in our newsletter, a slot at the top and one at the bottom where you can place an ad for your business. In addition, we have space available on our PTA website. If you are interested please sign up HERE or contact us at Hooveradvertisements@gmail.com
School Store Volunteers!
Parent Volunteers are needed to run the store at lunchtime.
Store Hours - Monday-Friday
10:35 - 11:50 (6th grade + half of 7th grade)
11:50 - 1:05 (Half of 7th grade + 8th grade)
There are 2 available slots per shift; it's always fun to volunteer with a friend!
Sign up HERE for 1 hour or a few! We need you! Thank you!
We'd love for you to Volunteer!
Listed below are current OPEN positions:
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