A Message from Mrs. Ankrom
Dear Hoover community,
Last week, Hoover students celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Suess’ birthday. It was fun to see the students dress up as their favorite story book characters which lead to great conversations! This was a perfect week to celebrate the love we have for reading at school and at home. We encourage all families to take time to celebrate Read Across America week and set aside time each weekend and curl up with a good book and/or read together as a family.
Our Rube Goldberg Club went to a competition last weekend and won first place with their machine! They are now headed to state and we can’t wait to hear their results. Good luck!
Family Math and Science Night on March 5th – Children’s Museum Science Night
5:00 – 6:00 Grades k/1/2/3
6:00 – 7:00- Grades 4/5/6
Wednesday, March 7 dismissal at 11:40
On March 13, parents will be able to view report cards online. If you do not currently have a parent portal account, please call our office at 847-357-5800.
Parking Lot Safety
Safety for our students and staff is a top priority. Our parking lot is CLOSED for student drop off during arrival 8:15-8:40a.m. and for student pick up during dismissal 2:50-3:10p.m. There is no adult supervision outside prior to the 8:25 a.m. bell. Parents can park on the streets near Hoover School but please be cognizant of the No Parking signs in the area. Most of our students are walkers so please remember to drive slowly around the school and be respectful to our crossing guard signs.
Schaumburg Parent University – March classes
Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for March.
Yoga Class (Finding Peace with Your Family) – This class is for parents and students. This class will teach you a variety of yoga styles sure to strengthen your core and increase flexibility. The class will follow the Vinyasa Yoga practice, which is one of the most popular styles of yoga in the United States. This type of practice involves synchronizing your breath with a continuous flow of postures. Bring a yoga mat or towel, and water. This class will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 14 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
Decoding “I’m Fine” – This event is for adults only. Madelyn Burbank, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will discuss the subtle impacts of divorce on children. This presentation looks at divorce from the perspective of the child. It blends research and personal experience to explore best practices for mitigating negative consequences. We will look at how to assist your child in adjusting to life post-divorce, including talking to your child about the divorce, managing transition and difficult behaviors, identifying behaviors which may require extra support, navigating co-parenting, parents dating and blending families. There will be a special focus on things you can do, regardless of how the other parent chooses to parent. This event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or email@example.com. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring free childcare and the name of your child’s school.
District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity
The District 54 Education Foundation is partnering with Riccardo’s Restaurant, 1170 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, for a fundraiser next month. On Wednesday, March 7, present the event flyer or mention the Foundation when placing a dine-in or carryout order at Riccardo’s and 25 percent of your bill will go to the D54 Foundation. Reservations for dine-in are recommended. This is not valid with other coupons or offers. Click here for a printable version of the flyer. For more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.
PTA Update – Muffins with Moms:
• Thursday, March 15 from 7:45 to 8:20 a.m.: students in kindergarten, second, fourth or sixth grades can attend with their family.
• Friday, March 16 from 7:45 to 8:20 a.m.: students in first, third and fifth grades can attend with their family.
District 54 Spanish Speech Contest:
MacArthur School is hosting a Spanish Language Speech Contest from 8:30 a.m. to noon on May 3, 2018, for students in third through eighth grade. Application, speech drafts written by applicant himself/herself, and video recordings no more than 3 minutes (one video recording per participant) must arrive at MacArthur School by April 3. The maximum length for speech drafts is 2 pages. The finalists will be notified via mail by April 26. Please contact Ms. Lucrecia Temoczuk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 357-6666 with any questions. If your child is interested in participating, please complete the Spanish Speech Contest Application. If you are unable to print the electronic form, paper forms can be picked up in your school office.
Click here to access this week’s issue of the Hawk and have a great week.
Megan Ankrom, Interim Principal
Maribeth Kanoon, Interim Assistant Principal