Welcome to Hoover Elementary

Hello and welcome to Hoover Elementary! We are a Kindergarten – 5th Grade Elementary School in Corvallis, Oregon. Please explore our website to find information about our school and the Corvallis School District.

Mark your calendars for this year’s Annual CARNIVAL & AUCTION: Friday, May 31st, 2019.

Friday, May 31st, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., is our annual Hoover Carnival and Auction.  This fantastic event is full of family fun as well as being the HPTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.  Please mark your calendar to come support our school at this great event.

Carnival News

Pre-order forms for the game bracelets went home earlier this week (bright red paper!).  Forms can be turned in to the school office.  A carnival bracelet flier is attached to this email.

More volunteers are always needed to help with the carnival!  If you want to volunteer, know a teenager needing volunteer hours, or know of community groups interested in volunteering, please contact Rich at 541-250-9034 or rmoregon@yahoo.com

Donations are also needed for the Carnival Cup Cake Walk.  We are asking parents to create or purchase delicious desserts to give away at the Cup Cake Walk.  You may drop off your dessert at the school lobby on the day of the carnival.  Please do NOT bring desserts that contain nuts.  Also, we ask that the desserts be packaged ‘small’. Just one or two cupcakes per package, no more than 6 cookies per package, etc.  This will allow more students a chance to win!

Raffle News

Students are also busy selling raffle tickets as part of the auction event.  The raffle has some SUPER prizes that can be won including Disneyland Day Hopper Passes as well as a Great Wolf Lodge package.  Extra tickets are available in the school office if you are needing more!

Auction News

$60 Disneyland passes, HALF PRICE dining at del Alma, Block 15, Bellhop and Gathering Together…these are just a few of the BUY NOW deals available in the ONLINE HPTO auction that opens THIS MONDAY, May 20th, at 6am.

Early bird gets the worm! https://www.32auctions.com/hoover to register for your auction bid number (good in the online auction as well as the silent auction the night of the carnival).

And, please learn more about this year’s generous auction sponsors:

State Testing Has Officially Kicked Off for all 3rd-5th Grade Students at Hoover School

State Testing has officially kicked off, and Hoover students will be spending time over the next several weeks completing their assessments.

 We will make an effort every week, in the Hoover Happenings, to let families know the following week’s testing schedule.  Please stay aware of the day(s) your child will be testing and help them come to school well rested and ready to go!

STATE TESTING SCHEDULED FOR 5/20 – 5/24  
In effort to help families stay informed, we are sharing next week’s testing dates.

 If you know your students will be testing, please help them to have a good night’s sleep, breakfast, and a positive start to the day!

  • Monday, May 20th          Math PT Testing for Lafontaine, Clocker, and Perdue’s classes
  • Tuesday, May 21st         Math PT Testing for Criscione, Babbel, and Gower’s classes
  • Wednesday, May 22nd   Math PT Testing for Carter, Baker, and Sampson’s classes
  • Thursday, May 23rd        Make-up Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

HPTO Field Day is June 13th

Field Day is a month away (Thursday, June 13th) and planning is underway!

Field Day is a tradition at Hoover, as one of the final activities of the school year.  It is an afternoon when all Hoover students get to do a wide variety of activities on the playgrounds and in the gym, such as sack races, a life-sized board game, tug of war, beach ball volleyball, splash ball toss, and many others.

All of the Field Day events are entirely staffed by volunteers–parents and grandparents and even younger siblings helping out their parent with running an event.  We will need almost 50 volunteers on Thursday, June 13, from 12:30 – 2:30 to make this fun day happen for all of our students!

Please follow this link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4CACAD2CA3F58-hoover8

As with all volunteer activities at Hoover, you must have completed a criminal history background check; so if you haven’t done it yet, please take a moment to do that today by following this link:  https://www.csd509j.net/students-parents/volunteer/

Any questions, you can email me at clatrout@gmail.com or text 541-223-2290. Thank you so much for considering this final volunteer opportunity for the school year!

Courtney Armentrout

HPTO Field Day Coordinator

AHA Student Running Club Update

Kudos to our Hoover athletes who have been logging miles during Tuesday and Thursday morning recess!  The school has made it 615 miles so far!

With the weather warming up, it’s a great time to come volunteer to help—we need you to keep this going. Big thanks to all who have helped so far!

Here is the link to volunteer:    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4CACAD2CA3F58-aha

Every kid who finishes a marathon (26.2 miles) will earn a Hoover running club t-shirt (the t-shirt will be rewarded when they turn in their 30 mile card).  Look for more challenges and incentives coming soon!

Volunteering at Corvallis Schools – Including CHAPERONING FOR FIELD TRIPS

If you want to volunteer at a Corvallis School, including chaperoning for fieldtrips, please go to the Volunteer Home Access Page on the district website where you can set up your own account, get your volunteer clearance, and manage your information. https://www.csd509j.net/students-parents/volunteer/.  You will receive a confirmation email when your application is successfully processed (please note it takes a little bit longer at the beginning of the school year).  

Please note that volunteering includes attending fieldtrips with your child’s classroom. This is especially important with the end of year celebration activities that are coming up!  You must have the background check in order to be able to attend these events.   

Upcoming Dates to make note of include:

  •  Fri., May 24th                                                   StuCo Spirit Day – wear orange for leukemia awareness
  • Mon., May 27th                                                NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day holiday
  • Fri., May 31st                                                   Carnival Spirit Day – Superhero Theme!
  • Fri., May 31st               5:30 – 8:00 p.m.          HPTO Carnival and Auction in the Hoover gym
  • Tues., June 11th          6:30 – 7:30 p.m.          Hoover PTO meeting in the school media center
  • Thurs., June 13th         12:30 – 2:30 p.m.        HPTO Field Day for all students
  • Fri., June 14th              (morning – TBD)         StuCo-sponsored Talent Show assembly
  • Tues., June 18th          9:00 a.m.                     All School End of Year Assembly
  • Tues., June 18th         12:40 p.m.            Last Day of School – Extra Early Release at 12:40 p.m.