Hello Hoover Families!
Thanks to all of the families who have joined the PTA so far. Your support is very much appreciated. We still have a way to go to get to our membership goal which will allow us to continue our support of the many Hoover programs that enrich our students and community. We urge you to join the PTA and be a part of making Hoover great!
We are always stronger together.
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. Membership information and how to join here.
Saturday, October 31st at 8:00pm
This year the party is VIRTUAL and FREE.
Please register to attend the party.
Students - Submit a joke for the Hoover Joke Contest!
Students - Submit a photo of your carved pumpkin for the
Pumpkin Carving Contest!
News and Information from the
Hoover MS Administration
8th Grade Parent Tea - Wednesday, November 11th at 9:00am - Meet Hoover staff and parents, hear from the PTA President, learn about Middle School and 8th Grade, and have your questions answered. Registration coming soon.
Dr. Kim's Monthly Message - October 2020
Hoover Weekly Assignment Summary - Week of October 19th
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.
Get Ready Theatre Lovers . . .
Parent Student Interest meeting on November 5th at 6:30pm. Find out more information about the meeting, auditions, earning SSL hours and the EXCITING plans for an innovative production of The Wizard
of Oz! Get inspired and watch this!
On Thursday, October 29th at 8:00pm, the Texas PTA will host a screening and panel discussion of The Upstanders, a film-based education program about resilience, attention, and the power of connection to end bullying. The film explores cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, co-workers and the brain science behind it all. Texas PTA will be showing the film, which will promptly be followed by a panel discussion and include access to further resources and materials. You must register for this event.
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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The Scholastic Online Book Fair is coming on November 6th!
Watch this video and get excited for the titles and author talks available
during the fair.
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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.
November – Gratitude – November ushers in the Thanksgiving holiday, so what are you grateful for? (due date 10/23)
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
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).
For more information and to enter, see our Reflections Page.
Attend virtual webinars (October 20th and 22nd, 7:00pm - 8:30pm) where WXY Studios will share its Interactive Boundary Explorer tool as part of its ongoing work with the district to provide a comprehensive assessment of MCPS boundaries by analyzing various data points. A virtual community meeting will also be held on Wednesday, October 28th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm for WXY and MCPS leadership to receive feedback from the public on the tool. More information and registration here. Access the Interactive Boundary Explorer and take the Survey as part of Phase 2 of engagement.
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.
he next NAACP Parents' Council Meeting is on Thursday. November 12th at 6:30pm - Registration information coming soon.
Community Meeting with Hoover NAACP Parents' Council Representatives - On Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30pm join Hoover Representatives Julia Elam and Tiffany Kelly to discuss ideas to engage the larger community; promote equity and social awareness; and issues and concerns with virtual learning. Contact Julia Elam to obtain the Zoom information.
For 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
Mental Health Awareness Week - Events
MCPS and the Montgomery County School Psychologists’ Association (MCSPA), are hosting a free virtual event October 26–31, to give youth and families the opportunity to hear from mental health experts on issues that are important to them. This week long expo features daily themes, dynamic speakers and breakout sessions, and ends with a resource fair and Q&A session on Saturday, October 31. Sessions are available in multiple languages.
More information and sign up here.
More information and registration for events here.
Check out our new
Student Activities Page
Need Some SSL Hours?
Check out our Resources Page or click the Calendar below to find SSL opportunities by date
The 2020 Maryland Family Engagement Summit: Webinar Series
Small Changes for Big Results:
Understanding Equity and Implicit Bias When Engaging Families
November 12th at 3:00pm - "No Small Matter" Watch Party
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.
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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