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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.
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Join the Winston Churchill High School Staff on Tuesday, January 19th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm as they share information about their incredible school. There will be general information shared by key staff. Counselors and Resource Teachers will be available for small group Q&A. The event is virtual. More information about this and other registration events here.
The Board of Education Votes to Remain in Virtual Learning
until March 15th.
Read the details.
News and Information from the
Hoover MS Administration
NEW Wednesday Charge Up Schedule for 2nd Marking Period
Dr. Kim's Monthly Message - January 2021
Hoover Weekly Assignment Summary - Week of January 11th
Parent Teas - Join administrators, teachers and counselors in conversations that will provide information and resources on a variety of topics.
Upcoming Parent Teas:
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.
Curriculum and Instruction Adjustments for the Second Marking Period and Beyond
Learn about adjustments made by the Board of Education to the curriculum and learning based on students' academic progress and feedback from communities from Marking Period 1.
The SSL Locator
Click the Calendar below to find SSL opportunities by date
Some Upcoming Opportunities:
Ongoing - Decorate Cloth Masks to Help Reduce The Spread of COVID-19
Ongoing - Make "Thinking of You" or "Have a Good Day" Cards
Ongoing - Holiday Music and Stories to Cheer Up Seniors and Hospital Patients
Ongoing - Student Musicians Wanted for Weekly Virtual Concerts
Ongoing - Blanket Making for Children in Hospitals (up to 35 SSL hours)
Ongoing - Letters of Encouragement Project
Ongoing - Virtual Artists and Performers Needed to Support Our Community
Ongoing - Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Project
Ongoing - School Art Club/Class Project: Handmade Art Journals for Cancer Patients
Ongoing - Write Letters and Create Art for Isolated Older Adults
1/16 - 1/31 - Various SSL Opportunities for MLK Service Week
1/26 - 3/16 - Traveling History: The 19th Amendment (Paid Course + SSL)
1/27 - 3/17 - Traveling History: The American Presidents (Paid Course + SSL)
1/28 - 3/18 - Traveling History: The Fight for Civil Rights (Paid Course + SSL)
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
Learn how students are doing with virtual learning.
Superintendent's Recommended FY 2022 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY 2021-2026 Capital Improvements Program
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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Participate in the activities here.
This “Embrace Ausome” program is by Walter Johnson students who have designed free, entertaining and educational after school activities for children with special needs. Parents are invited to sign up their children for as many workshops as they want, assuming that the times don't overlap.
Want to Get Involved?
Solicitations for MCCPTA Leadership Nominations 2021-2022
The MCCPTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for MCCPTA officer positions for the 2021-2022 school year. The positions are:
Nominations are due by February 19, 2021
More information and forms
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. January 20, 2021 6:30pm - Please register to attend the meeting.
UPDATE on MCPS' Systemwide Anti-Racist Audit (12/9/20)
Read the Inaugural Newsletter from the Black & Brown Coalition for Educational Equity & Excellence regarding educational equity and an overview of the Coalition’s work over the past year.
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
2021 Virtual Student Arts Showcase
January 26, 2021, starting at 6:45pm
You and yours are invited to the 2021 Virtual Student Arts Showcase.
This FREE online event for the Look Within program year will stream on National PTA's YouTube channel. The virtual showcase will feature select artists and recognize all participating artists from the 2019-2020 Reflections year. We are so excited about this opportunity and look forward to showcasing our talented young artists in a new way!
For more information, see our Reflections Page.
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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 Fire Wok Five Guys Gregorios Pike Kitchen Potomac Pizza Shake Shack Trapezaria
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