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.

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 School Year at Hoover Elementary! We look forward to an amazing year of learning and fun with all of our families. This home page will be updated with new information weekly so check back often!

Welcome Back to School BBQ

Our Welcome Back to School BBQ is next Friday and we hope you will come join us!  This event is free for all Hoover students and their immediate families.

Date:  Friday, September 13th

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Hoover Gym and Playground

Come enjoy dinner, make new friends, and relax while your children connect with their new friends as well.  Please note that we know we will not have enough table seating in the gym.  Families are encouraged to bring their outdoor chairs (if possible) and picnic out on the playground.

We will have cafeteria tables set up in the gym labeled with grade levels to assist families in making connections.  We will also set up these grade level zones outside for families eating outside.

At Hoover School we value relationships.  Your Hoover PTO is sponsoring this Back to School BBQ to give families an opportunity to connect with returning friends as well as welcome new families into our Hoover community.  During these evening your HPTO will also take the opportunity to highlight and share what they do for our Hoover community.

One more note:  we could use a few volunteers to help out for this evening.  If you want to help serve dinner, please email marcy.hermens@corvallis.k12.or.us and plan to be there at 5:15 p.m. to get ready.

Parent Curriculum Night

On Thursday, September 19th, Hoover is hosting our annual Curriculum Night from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Curriculum Night is intended as a time for parents to learn from the teacher about the classroom curriculum goals for the year.

In addition, we will have many community partners in the gym from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. with information about activities, sports, and groups that are available to children throughout the community. This is intended as a convenience for families to help learn about the options that are available in Corvallis. One of the tables this night will be our HPTO who will have spiritwear t-shirts available for sale.

The schedule for Curriculum Night will be:

· 5:30 – 7:00 Community Partners in the gym for parents to visit and learn more information

· 5:30 – 6:00 4th-5th grade MATH Teacher Session (please visit your child’s math teacher)

· 6:05 – 6:25 Principal Session (school-wide information) in the gym for all parents and staff

· 6:30 – 7:00 Homeroom Teacher Session #1 in classroom (each teacher will hold 2 sessions)

· 7:05 – 7:30 Homeroom Teacher Session #2 in classroom (each teacher will hold 2 sessions)


SMILE! Picture Day is Coming September 26th

Picture Day for Hoover School is Thursday, September 26th! 

It is optional for families to purchase school pictures for their students.  Please note, though, that every student will have their photo taken for our school files.

If you would like to purchase a picture package, packets went home with students this week.  If you are using the picture packet to order, please make sure the packet is with your student on Picture Day to help make everything flow smoothly.

You can also choose to order online at mylifetouch.com and use Hoover’s Picture Day ID: FO529147Y0.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Hoover Office.

Hoover Running Club (AHA Club) Kick Off

The Hoover Running Club (AHA Club) is ready to kick off for a second  year at Hoover.
AHA Club runs during the regular school day and is open to all students to participate by running or walking laps during two recesses a week – and having their progress tracked via a punch card.
We need parent volunteers to help during those two recesses a week.  You will be tracking students as the complete a lap and using a hole punch to mark the lap card.

Please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4CACAD2CA3F58-aha1 and sign up for a slot (or multiple slots!) to help keep AHA Club ‘running’!  It’s a great way to support students to keep moving and be active!

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 field trips 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., Sept 13th          6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.      Welcome Back to School BBQ (free for families)
  • Mon., Sept 16th – 27th                                     Two Week Box Tops for Education Collection Competition
  • Tues., Sept. 17th         9:30 a.m.                     AHA Running Club Kick-Off at morning recess
  • Thur., Sept 19th      5:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m.      Curriculum Night for Parents
  • Thurs., Sept. 26th        (morning)                    Picture Day – all students will have their picture taken
  • Fri., Oct. 4th                 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.          HPTO Sock Hop Celebration for all students & families