Together We Shine Brighter
Dear HMSA Families,
Last week was another incredible week of learning. In every classroom I visited students were very engaged in their learning. They are particularly excited about the problem-based learning they’ve been doing. Classes have determined things they can do to make the world a better place. One group of third graders wanted to make our school look better outside so they organized a trash clean up event. A second grade class collected donations for the SD54 food pantry. In the photos above our kindergarteners are working collaboratively to create a safe space for bees to go away from predators, weather and chemicals. These bee homes will mimic the habitats bees would naturally use to nest in. This requires critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. We are very proud of all of our students. We definitely shine brighter together!
For more information about upcoming events and the Hoover Calendar please click http://hoover.sd54.org/hmsa-hawk-05_17-19/.
SEL this Month
Students continue to enjoy our social emotional learning lessons and to apply their learning to new situations. In the month of May our focus is seeking help, helping others, and community.
Our countdown continues this week. Monday is Nature Day, Tuesday is Orange Day, Wednesday is Pajama Day, Thursday is Quiz Day and Friday is Rock Paper Scissors Day. The full calendar can be found on our website at https://hoover.sd54.org/2019/04/29/abc-countdown/ .
Students and staff alike are looking forward to field day this coming Friday. It is a day filled with fun activities. A huge thank you to our parent volunteers who make all of these events possible. Please remember to send your child with a lunch for Field Day. PTA will be selling Icees during lunch. Please be sure to send the money and permission form.
Items in our Lost and Found
The lost and found box is overflowing with coats, shoes, boots, sweaters, lunch boxes, water bottles, headbands, gloves, sweatshirts, etc. Stop by the school and see if something of your child’s is in there. All items will be donated at the end of the school year.
District 54 Virtual Learning University
Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too! Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas. We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.
Student Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year
Have you registered your student for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year? The registration deadline was Monday, May 6th. If you have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal, please click on the ‘ONLINE REGISTRATION’ tab to register existing or new students. The District Parent Portal Support Line is available if you need assistance: 847-357-5110. If you do not have a parent portal, please return the paper registration form that was mailed to you in April.
Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing
Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.
All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.
Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.
¡Únase a la Fundación D54 para nuestro 22ª Evento Anual de Golf!
¿Quiere hacer la diferencia en las vidas de los estudiantes del Distrito 54? Únase a la Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 para su 22a evento anual de golf el lunes 10 de junio en el Club de Golf de Schaumburg.
Todas las ganancias del evento de golf apoyan los programas de desayuno del Distrito 54, los programas STEM y las becas para estudiantes de hogares con dificultades financieras. Por favor, considere apoyar a los niños del Distrito 54 convirtiéndose en patrocinador de este evento o jugando al golf. La Fundación también está buscando artículos de rifa y tarjetas de regalo para otorgar como premios.
Visite la página web d54foundation.org/golf-outing para convertirse en patrocinador, registrarse o para obtener más información. La Fundación tuvo el honor de ser nombrada Organización de Voluntarios del Año de Schaumburg para el año 2019 y estamos entusiasmados de continuar nuestro trabajo con esta organización en nombre de los estudiantes.
Field Day is Friday, May 24th. Please bring a lunch and money for an Icee Treat!
Please help raise money for Ronald McDonald House
Who: Room 202 (Mrs. Jacobi’s class)
What: Collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House
When: During the month of May
Where: At Hoover School
Why: To Help the Ronald McDonald House
Dear HMSA Families,
Last week was teacher appreciation week and we could not be more thankful for the royal treatment we received from our students and parents. Staff members were showered with kind notes of appreciation all week. Our staff truly enjoyed breakfast, smores, desserts galore, a delicious Mariano’s lunch and so much more. Our PTA Staff Appreciation Committee did an amazing job spoiling us. Thank you to everyone for your kind words and generosity all week long.
Our sixth graders had an amazing time at the sixth grade celebration. The Sixth Grade Committee did a fabulous job! It was such a special night. Families enjoyed dining together, taking photos together, watching the slide show with photos of so many great memories, and dancing the night away. The best part for me was seeing the strong bond between our sixth graders. They were all out on the dance floor cheering each other on, singing along and making sure everyone was involved and included. They are in incredible group of students.
For more information about upcoming events and the Hoover Calendar please click http://hoover.sd54.org/hmsa-hawk-05_10-19/.
Spring MAP testing will continue this week. It went very well last week. Students were focused and working hard to show what they know. Students will be tested in Reading and in Math.
Our countdown continues this week. Monday is Island Day, Tuesday is Joke Day, Wednesday is Kindness Day, Thursday is Letter Day and Friday is Music Day. The full calendar can be found on our website at https://hoover.sd54.org/2019/04/29/abc-countdown/ .
We honored our retirees this week at our district retirement dinner. Congratulations to Mrs. Chittenden, Mrs. Delay, Mrs. Wiskirchen, Mrs. Kippenhan, Mrs. Nordstrom, and Mr. Baumgartner. We are incredibly grateful to these teachers who have dedicated their careers to serving students and families. They have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of countless students. We will definitely miss them. We wish them well in their next adventure!
Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I look forward to seeing you at Parents with Pastries this week!