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Classroom of the Week – 6th Grade Room 209

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Classroom of the Week – 5th Grade Room 207

We have been working on creating a commercial featuring Illinois in the fall, specifically October.  They have creative permission to use technology to create this commercial.  It is to focus on our local climate as well as things to do in our part of the world.  The students have been creating some really creative commercials.  We have also been learning about ancient civilizations in social studies.  In shared reading, we have been closely reading about the way characters act, think and say things to determine a theme of a text, and we have been hard at work preparing conferences to share with our families.  Finally, we do have a scheduled field trip to Spring Valley Nature center, on October 18.  Be on the look out for a permission slip.
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Herbie High Fives – PBIS

 

The following students names were pulled this morning from the Herbie Egg for showing respectful, responsible and safe behavior at Hoover.  Congratulations!

Addyson 203
Nate 207
Kaitlyn 211
Rhia 203
Thomas 205
Natalie 109
Maia 115
Dominic 112
Jameel 102
Yuna 109

Classroom of the Week – 5th Grade Room 205

Mr Schaupp’s room 205 has been doing many exciting activities and lessons lately.  This week, we started designing dream homes in FUSE and learning about the engineering design process in science.  In social studies, we pretended to be European explorers and wrote Instagram posts from the point of view of an explorer.  We’re also reading excerpts from Tom Sawyer and practicing the strategies of finding key events and making inferences.  Our class had a classroom celebration last week for reaching 25 golden tickets!  Now we’re working hard to get to 30 tickets for the next celebration

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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.

Classroom of the Week – 2nd Grade Room 202

Room 202 is a great SPOT to be! The 2nd graders are earning golden tickets for showing teamwork and following the school rules. We earned our first celebration and the students enjoyed playing board games with our peers. We are working hard to earn even more golden tickets for our next celebration. The children are enjoying spending time with “Listening Lion” for demonstrating good listening skills,”Happy Hippo” for spreading happiness in our classroom, “Friendly Flamingo” for being a great friend in our classroom, and “Positive Puppy” for showing positive behavior. In math, the students are reviewing place value concepts and they are practicing all of the steps in the writing process during writing. In reading, we are learning about our Government at Work and we just finished our Social Studies unit on Communities. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year full of fun and learning!

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A Message From Mrs. Rosenblum

Dear HMSA Families,

Our school slogan this year is Together We Shine Brighter which includes our partnership with parents. Our slogan was influenced by the principles of the Happiness Advantage and Big Potential, which revolves around positive psychology.  Each family in the district received a copy of The Orange Frog Family Guide on Curriculum NightThis is a great story to read as a family.  If you have not read this yet, I hope you will find time in the near future to read the book together.  We look forward to bringing the principles of Positive Psychology alive in our daily work with your children!

As you learned at Curriculum Night, we are dedicated to ensuring the success of the whole child. One of the ways we are doing that this year is by implementing our social emotional learning curriculum. We want you to know what your child is learning about and how you can extend that learning at home. Our focus this month is School Culture and Climate. We are already seeing staff and students doing a great job creating a positive culture for learning in their classrooms. Please click here for more information. Home-School Connections

For additional dates and information from our PTA, please view this edition of the Hoover Hawk by clicking http://hoover.sd54.org/hmsa-hawk-09-07-18/.

Picture Day
Get your smiles ready! Picture Day is tomorrow, September 11th!

Erin’s Law
Four years ago, we began implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in our schools as the result of the passage of Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law. This law expands upon previous legislation and requires child sexual abuse prevention education for children beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels. Our students will participate in lessons in their classrooms in October. Please contact us at (847) 357-5800 with any specific questions.

A Note from the Nurse
​​​​​​​Attention parents of Kindergarteners, 6th graders and new students who have NOT submitted the required physical examination and immunizations in accordance with the Illinois School Code (Section 27-8). Please be sure these requirements are met and the appropriate paperwork is received by our school nurse. Please send these documents to our school nurse ASAP. Your child will be excluded from school on OCT. 15  if he/she is not in compliance.

Run to Read on September 23rd
District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a Tshirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 1. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.

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.

Adult ESL Classes
The Department of Language and Culture is excited to host
Free Adult English as a Second Language classes at Nerge, Armstrong and Hanover Highlands this fall. These classes are designed for parents of District 54 students who are interested in learning or practicing their English. During these classes, participants will engage in communicative activities centered around a broad range of topics.  The class will meet 8 times.

  • Classes at Nerge will be on Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Classes at Armstrong will be on Wednesdays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Classes at Hanover Highlands will be on Mondays, Sept. 24-Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m.

The Adult ESL flyers and registration forms in English, Spanish and Polish can be found on the Language and Culture Website. Please return completed registration forms to your child’s school. We look forward to having you join us!

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunity at Lou Malnati’s September 19 
The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road on September 19, and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order;
click here for the flyer.

Thank you to everyone who supported the District 54 Education Foundation at Septemberfest over Labor Day weekend by parking at Collins Elementary or purchasing food from our not-for-profit day partner, Riccardo’s!

Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 – Próximas oportunidad de apoyo – Lou Malnati’s – 19 de septiembre
La Fundación se ha asociado con Lou Malnati en Schaumburg para recaudar fondos para estudiantes. Coma en u ordene de Lou Malnati en Schaumburg o Lou Malnati Barrington Road el 19 de septiembre, y el 20 por ciento de las ventas totales serán donados a la Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54. Usted debe traer o mencionar la hoja volante de promoción en el momento de su orden;
haga clic aquí para el folleto.

Gracias a todos los que apoyaron a la Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 el pasado fin de semana, Día del Trabajo, durante el Septemberfest al estacionarse en la Escuela Collins o al comprar comida de nuestro socio sin fines de lucro Riccardo’s.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunities 
Thank you to everyone who supported the District 54 Education Foundation at Septemberfest over Labor Day weekend by parking at Collins Elementary or purchasing slices of pizza from our not-for-profit day partner, Jet’s Pizza! There are two additional opportunities to support the Foundation in September. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org

Trivia for a Cause – September 30
The Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club and Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Club Foundation are partnering to host Trivia for a Cause on September 30 to raise funds for the District 54 Education Foundation’s Food 4 Thought program. The event will take place at Poplar Creek Bowl at 2354 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. Doors open at 5 p.m., and questions start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $160 per table of eight. Click here to view the event flyer. To purchase tickets visit www.schaumburgamrotary.org.  

Herbie High Fives

The following students names were pulled this morning from the Herbie Egg for showing respectful, responsible and safe behavior at Hoover.  Congratulations!

Elora 106
Rudra 107
Aiden 107
Chase 106
Krithik 201
Manasvi 119
Mahi 210
Nicholas 118
Abhav 119
Sofie 119

A Message From Mrs. Rosenblum

Dear HMSA Families,

It was wonderful to see so many families having fun at our Hoover Happening and Curriculum Night. Thank you to our PTA and parents that made the games, music, spirit wear, and food possible for this event. You can view the PTA Hoover Hawk for more information and to learn about upcoming events. Please click http://hoover.sd54.org/hmsa-hawk-08-31-18-002/

MAP Testing Update

MAP testing has been postponed nationally as engineers from NWEA (who produces MAP) correct an issue that has prevented us from testing.  No student scores have been impacted by the issue.  Our updated schedule is below.

Hoover MAP Schedule Week 1 – Literacy Testing  

September 3rd – September 7th

Date Time Grade
Monday, September 3rd  No Testing
Tuesday, September 4th  8:45am 3rd and 6th
Wednesday, September 5th  8:45am 4th
Thursday, September 6th  8:45am 1st and 6th
Friday, September 7th  8:45am 5th and K

Hoover MAP Schedule Week 2 – Math Testing

September 10th  – September 14th

Date Time Grade
Monday, September 10th No Testing
Tuesday, September 11th   8:45am 3rd
12:30pm 2nd
Wednesday, September 12th 8:45am 4th
Thursday, September 13th 8:45am 1st
Friday, September 14th 8:45am 5th and K

A Note from the Nurse
Attention Parents of Kindergarteners, 6th graders and new students, who have NOT submitted the required physical examination and immunizations, in accordance with the Illinois School Code (section 27-8). Please send these requirements to our school nurse ASAP. Your child will be excluded from school on OCT. 15TH if he/she is not in compliance.

Bus Driver Meeting
We had a wonderful meeting on Tuesday, August 28th with our bus drivers. They are very excited to be driving your children to and from school. It was very evident during the meeting that they love getting to know your child and positively impacting their day. One suggestion they had was to please be present at the bus stop when your child gets on and/or off the bus. This way they know the student is safe and with their family member. The bus drivers are also asking that you wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before approaching the bus in order to make sure no one gets hurt. Thank you for your help with this!

Support the Foundation at Septemberfest

The District 54 Education Foundation is raising funds for District 54 students over Labor Day weekend at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. You can support the Foundation by parking your car for $5 at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2. Summit is located between Roselle and Plum Grove roads. The Foundation is also participating in Not-for-Profit Day on Monday, Sept. 3, at Septemberfest. Purchase food from our partner, Riccardo’s Ristorante, and the profits will support District 54 students.

The Foundation is committed to ensuring that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding

  • Breakfast programs for students from financially struggling families to ensure that they begin their day ready to learn, and
  • Grants to students from financially struggling families so that they may participate in extracurricular activities.

For more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.

Have a wonderful three day weekend. There is no school on Monday in honor of Labor Day.

Herbie High Fives!

The following students names were pulled this morning for showing respectful, responsible and safe behavior at Hoover.  Congratuations!

Jana 203
Mahir 210
Katie 210
Emily 117
Azhar 204
Oliver 108
Chris 106
Duke 108
Camden 114
Shuja 106