Hello Hoover Families!
Thanks to all of the families who have joined the PTA. Your support is very much appreciated.
Did you know that joining the PTA is the PTA's MAIN SOURCE of fundraising? At Hoover PTA we DO NOT do a Fun Run, sell cookies, wrapping paper, etc... We really depend on our PTA memberships. Your patronage enables the PTA to continue to advocate for our students and support the many teachers and programs that make Hoover great.
Thank you - Hoover PTA
MCPS has developed the above health metric matrix for a phased-in return to in-person instruction for second semester. Take the survey and designate whether you want your child to remain exclusively in a virtual learning environment or engage in a combination of in-person and virtual instruction during the second semester. Please complete the Parent Survey by December 3rd.
Watch the Return to School Framework Virtual Conversation (11/12/20) here.
News and Information from the
Hoover MS Administration
Spotlight on English Parent Tea - Wednesday, December 2nd at 9:00am - Meet the Hoover English Department, hear from the PTA President, learn about the Middle School English Program, and have your questions answered.
Please register to attend the meeting.
Dr. Kim's Monthly Message - November 2020
Hoover Weekly Assignment Summary - Week of November 30th
Culture of Respect Training Mandatory for All Secondary Students - The training should take about 30 minutes to complete and will be accessible to students via their myMCPS Classroom homepage beginning December 1, 2020. Students are asked to complete the training by January 29, 2021. Students will earn 2 SSL hours when they complete the training. More information.
Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities and Registration - Hoover will be hosting various virtual extracurricular activities this year. For more information and how to enroll, go to our Student Activities Page.
Be Well 365 Recovery Student Supports and Interventions - All MCPS schools will continue to implement social-emotional supports for students. Schools have designated Student Well-Being Teams to provide support to students who are struggling with social-emotional concerns, attendance, and engaging with online learning. More information on these supports and resources here.
Media Center Lunch Bunch - Join Mrs. Kim and Mrs. Carlin every Wednesday (12:00-12:25pm) as you eat your lunch, play a virtual game, and see your friends. The Lunch Bunch is always optional and just for fun. NO HOMEWORK EVER! Students should sign up through their Canvas accounts to get Zoom meeting information.
Media Center Book Wars - Book Wars is a team book trivia club where students work in teams throughout the year in preparation for a Book Wars Competition Day held in the late Spring. Go to our Student Activities Page for more information.
The SSL Locator
Click the Calendar below to find SSL opportunities by date
Some Upcoming Opportunities:
Ongoing - Blanket Making for Children in Hospitals (up to 35 SSL hours)
12/3/20 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Public Policy & The Racial Wealth Gap Discussion
1/18/21 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Rockville Weed Warrior Workday at RedGate Park
Ongoing until 1/31/21 - Innovation Towards the Future Competition
Ongoing until 3/1/21 - Choose Respect Video Contest (up to 10 SSL hours)
Check out our new
Student Activities Page
Superintendent's Recommended FY 2022 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY 2021-2026 Capital Improvements Program
The 2020 Maryland Family Engagement Summit: Webinar Series
Small Changes for Big Results:
Understanding Equity and Implicit Bias When Engaging Families
December 10th at 3:00pm - Equity on the Ground
For more information.
Hosted by the Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland Family Engagement Coalition and MAEC.
Families Helping Families
COVID-19 has had an extraordinary impact on our community. Recovery will take time with a concerted effort. We have seen tremendous generosity from individual school communities that have mobilized to support their families in need. A coordinated community partnership between MCCPTA, MCPS and the MCPS Education Foundation asks for support for a grocery gift card drive to provide direct assistance to MCPS families in need. The Foundation will be collecting funds and gift cards to be distributed by select divisions within the MCPS Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement (OSFSE) to our most impacted communities and families. Learn more and donate.
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Nominate a Hoover Teacher for an Award
We are fortunate to have an amazing group of teachers at Hoover to educate, guide and inspire our children. Time after time, our teachers have demonstrated their dedication and enthusiasm for the profession and our community. Please consider nominating a Hoover teacher for an outstanding teacher award.
Read more information about the available awards.
The deadline to submit nomination materials is January 8, 2021.
Be creative and get involved in this year's Reflections art contest. You can submit a theme for future contests and/or submit art (dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts).
Deadline: December 1st (Art Contest)
For more information and to enter, see our Reflections Page.
NAACP Parents' Council
The NAACP Parents’ Council is one of the vehicles created to empower African American and other minority parents to take a more proactive role in the education of their children. Consider joining the Parents’ Council to learn more about and get involved in issues affecting our minority community.
The next NAACP Parents' Council Meeting is on Wednesday. December 16th at 6:30pm - Registration information coming soon.
For more information, check out our PTA News page or contact Hoover's NAACP Parents' Council Representatives: Julia Elam at HooverPCRep@gmail.com or
Tiffany Kelly at HooverMiddleCouncilRep@gmail.com
Calling All Aspiring Artists!
Decorate the Hoover PTA Website
The PTA wants Hoover students to help decorate the PTA website. Every month, students will have the opportunity to create original art that interprets a theme selected by the PTA. The top five art pieces, based on the interpretation of the theme, will be displayed on the Hoover PTA website. One of the pieces will be displayed as the top background on the website’s homepage.
December – Music – How does music make you feel, think, act? (due date 11/25)
How to Submit Your Artwork
Email a copy of your artwork to: HooverMSPTA@gmail.com
In the subject line of the email write “Artwork for Website”
Please include the student’s name and grade.
If you have any questions, please contact HooverMSPTA@gmail.com
Access the Interactive Boundary Explorer and take the Survey as part of Phase 2 of engagement. Please complete the survey by December 1st.
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To Local Businesses for Their Support
Thank you to the restaurants below that have generously supported Hoover with catering for staff and donations in the past. If you are ordering food for carry-out or delivery during COVID-19, please consider supporting these businesses.
Baskin Robbins California Pizza Kitchen California Tortilla
Chipotle Five Guys Gregorios Pike Kitchen Potomac Pizza
Shake Shack Trapezaria
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