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A Message from Mrs. Rosenblum

Dear HMSA Families,

It has been another wonderful week at Hoover filled with many highlights. A peak moment for me this week was visiting each classroom and seeing our students having fun learning. I saw great examples of Together We Shine Brighter. The students in the picture above on the left were third graders learning math together. They did a fantastic job creating challenging problems for each other and comparing solutions. In the picture on the right, these fourth grade boys were reading about a flood in Louisiana. They told me that working with a partner helps them think in new ways, helps them find the main idea and helps them become even better readers. What a great partnership!

Teachers were also shining brighter this week as they worked together during staff development on Wednesday after school. They put great thought and care into grouping students for acceleration. Staff work hard to design high quality instructional lessons that engage, support and challenge all students.

Thanks to all of our students who participated in Zero Waste Lunch today! Keep up the great work and thank you for thinking of our environment as you pack your lunches each week.

For our school calendar and important information from our PTA please read the Hoover Hawk by clicking http://hoover.sd54.org/hmsa-hawk-09-014-18/

Universal Screener
As a school, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child, including the social-emotional needs of every student.  Our teachers know your child by name and by need and we work hard to build relationships and understand all of our learners.  To better ensure we support every student, this year we will be using a universal screener to help us ensure we have identified every student who may need additional social-emotional support. 

The universal screener is a series of questions that staff members complete for the students they support. Students do not participate in the screener or receive direct feedback about the results. If your child has elevated risk factors identified through this screener, we would contact you directly to discuss how we can work together to intervene and support your student.  This is simply one additional way for our staff make sure we are helping every student be successful.  If you have any questions about the screener, please feel free to contact me. 

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council
Please join us for our first meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Our topic is “ACCESS, MAP and PARCC: What do they tell me about my child’s learning?” Childcare is available for ages 3-5. To RSVP, fill out the form on the event flyer and send it to your child’s school by Sept. 13. Click here to visit our website for more information and to view the flyer in English, Spanish, Polish and Japanese. You can also ask your child’s school for a paper copy of the flyer.