Dear Hoover Families,
Due to the current weather conditions, all after school and night activities are canceled today. This includes the 5th and 6th grade Jazz Band Concert at Keller Jr. High tonight. All students will be sent home at 3:00 today.
Laura Rosenblum and Megan Ankrom
Dear HMSA Families,
It has been another amazing week filled with learning and fun here at Hoover. A few highlights include the Kindness Wall we built and the incredible progress our students made during their participation in our after school writing club. We hosted a celebration on the last day. The photos above capture the reflections of our first graders and the tremendous pride students felt. This was true of all of our grade levels.
Please click http://hoover.sd54.org/hmsa-hawk-01-18-19-1/ to view this week’s Hoover Hawk for additional dates and information.
Calling all Engineers
We will be hosting an Engineering Week February 25-March 1. We are very excited to devote time to introducing our students to the many careers engineers have. On Wednesday, February 27 we will be having engineers speak to our students. If you are an engineer we would love to have you join us. Please contact Mr. Schaupp at email@example.com. More details will be coming in next week’s Hoover Hawk and home in backpacks. We will have an Engineering Family Night on February 27 from 5-7pm. Mark your calendars for this fun night.
Social Emotional Learning
During the month of January, our teachers will be working through two new units in our social emotional learning curriculum. I am excited for our lessons in January as the units focus on Culture & Perspective and on Empathy and Bullying. The first unit allows our school to celebrate the diversity of cultures and learn more about culture that we have within our community. Students are really enjoying our lessons and our focus on kindness this month. Click below for the Home School Connection about each unit.
Arrival and Dismissal
With 700 students exiting and entering the building each day, their safety is a top priority. It takes the teamwork of students, staff and families to make this happen. We are so grateful for our parents that follow the arrival/dismissal procedures. We have added additional busses/vans to our lot and they sometimes arrive late. We ask that you do not park in the middle of the last lane as that is how they get to the curbside to pick up their students. Please park in a legal spot. Again, a huge thank you to all of you that:
- Allow plenty of time so you don’t feel rushed
- Are polite and friendly to everyone (other parents, staff, children, the crossing guard)– it sets such a good example for our students
- Enter and exit the school parking lot only when the lot is open
- When already in the school lot and it closes you are parked in a legal parking space and you keep your vehicle in the parking space until all busses and student safety patrols have exited the lot
- Drop off and pick up on side streets and walk to the school (the church across the street has not given us permission to use their lot)
- Ensure that if they pull into the church lot they pull all the way in and park in a spot before they let their children out so that traffic on Springinsguth Road and at our crosswalk remain free of traffic jams
- Are extra careful and courteous when dropping off for clubs before and after school –the same safety expectations are important
Since the weather has changed, we have seen an increase in families driving their children. This makes it even more important for us to work together for the safety and pleasant start to the day for students and families.
We will see you on Tuesday as there is no school on Monday.
Production studio crew went Facebook LIVE today so you can see the “behind the scenes” here at Hoover. Check us out
The following students names were pulled this morning from the Herbie Egg for showing respectful, responsible and safe behavior at Hoover. Congratulations!
Dear HMSA Families,
We were so excited to see all of our students back at Hoover this week! They came back refreshed and motivated to continue working together. Our teachers created a peak moment for students on Monday by making snowflakes. Teachers discussed with students that snowflakes, just like each one of them, are very unique. Each child wrote about what it is that makes them unique and special on their snowflake. In Chapter 2 of the Orange Frog Family Reading Guide, you can read about how Spark is different from the other frogs. The discussion questions that follow talk about how being different can benefit others. Teachers continued this theme of working together to shine brighter through the discussion about the snowflakes.
On Wednesday during the PBIS assemblies, we reviewed expectations we have in place in school, on the bus, and outside. We also enjoyed a musical performance by the 6th grade quartet. The students were excited to hear our Kind Kids Club share the special events they have planned for January. One minor change is that on Tuesday, January 22nd, students are asked to wear sports/dance attire instead of Monday the 21st (reminder – there is no school on Monday, January 21st).
Kindergarten Registration for students who will turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 will be on Wednesday, February 6th. Our registration hours will be 9:00-11:00 am and 5:00-7:00 pm. See the flyer in this week’s Hawk for more information.
Please click http://hoover.sd54.org/hmsa-hawk-01-11-19/ to view the Hoover Hawk which contains information about upcoming events and details for ordering special lunches for the remainder of the year.
Wishing you and your family all the best in 2019!