A weekly newsletter is sent out from Marcy in the front office via Listerv called the Hoover Happenings. The latest copy will be available here as well. These newsletters include important dates for the coming month, announcements from the school and district level, messages from HPTO, and more. Please try to read it every week!
Attention OBOB Parents
If you are the parent of one of our 3rd – 5th grade students who signed up to participate in OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) this year, please check your email inbox for an important email from Cara Miller, our librarian. In some cases it may have been sent to your spam folder, so please check this as well. The email contains information on next steps for team practices, as well as dates for competition. If you did not receive an email, and you are sure your child signed up for OBOB, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Food and Toy Drive
Hoover’s Annual Food and Toy Drive kicks off Monday, November 27th, and will run through Thursday, December 7th. Canned Food, Boxed Food, and new toys for all ages, can be brought to the school office. All items collected will be donated to Vina Moses to be used in their holiday baskets to benefit families in need within our community. Please help make a difference by supporting this worthwhile student-driven project. A special thank you to Mrs. Carter’s 5th grade students for organizing and leading our Food and Toy Drive this year.
Look for the Good Project at Hoover Elementary School
In an effort to uplift our community, our school is going to run a two week Gratitude Campaign through the Look for the Good Project. All of the elementary schools in Corvallis are participating in this project during the month of November. This inspiring program will begin on November 6th 2017 and run for two weeks. All students and staff will participate (starting with our kick-off assembly today) and you are welcome to join in too!
Starting on Monday the 6th, there will be a number of elements of this campaign that your child will participate in throughout their day. Orange “Gratitude Spots” will be placed in hallways throughout the school to remind students and staff to think about what they are thankful for. If you step on one, think about what you are thankful for and share it with your child. Each morning, students will be writing their gratitude on sticky notes to create a beautiful “Gratitude Wall” of notes which will be displayed in the cafeteria. If you would like to add your own gratitude to the wall, there will be extra sticky notes in the main office.
In addition, you may find your child carrying an orange “Kindness Card” which says “You Matter” on it. Encourage them to tell you why they received the card and who they might give it to next. If your child has not received a card yet, encourage them to make their own Kindness Cards to give out at school. The more cards we circulate, the more we will remind students and staff to share their appreciation and kindness with each other!
Students will also be involved in writing letters of gratitude to someone who matters to them. While they will be writing a letter at school take time as a family to write a note to someone that you all appreciate.
Take the time in the next two weeks to have a Look for the Good Dinner. Enjoy a favorite food and use the following questions to guide a positive conversation around your dinner table.
- How has a person made your life better?
- · What’s one thing that they did that really made a difference?
- How does gratitude make us more kind?
- · Is it difficult to share gratitude with people sometimes?
- · Why do you think this is?
- Name three things you were thankful for today.
To learn more about the science behind this program and how a humpback whale inspired thousands of kids to uplift their school communities with gratitude and kindness, please visit this link: STORY BEHIND THE PROJECT
Let’s Make America Kind…one kid…one school…one neighborhood at a time.
All Comers Track Meet
The All Comers Track Meet happens 3 times this summer! Please look at the flier for more information. It is a great opportunity for your students to try out Track and see if it is the sport for them!
Student Council Service Project
The Hoover Student Council, in partnership with Crescent Valley High School, is collecting new and gently used socks in all sizes for males and females for the homeless of Corvallis. The Socks for Soles drive runs from October 24th thru November 4th. Donations will be accepted in the lobby of the school.
Fun Run Success!
Today we celebrated the success of our HPTO Fun Run with all the students at Hoover School. We started the Fun Run with a goal of raising $10,000. Our incredible students – and their families – ran their hearts out, collected pledges, and raised over $15,000. This is a true success and will go a long ways to supporting the many enrichment programs that our HPTO funds.
Special shout-outs to the three classes that earned the most funds, as a group:
- 3rd place hurrah to Mrs. Criscione’s third grade class
- 2nd place hurrah to Mrs. DeLaMater’s second grade class
- 1st place HURRAH to Mr. Barron’s third grade class
Every class did a fantastic job – and every class earned (and enjoyed!) an extra recess this afternoon to celebrate all of their hard work!