October 5, 2018 Volume 2, Issue 2
From the Principal
Thank you to all the parents who took part in our O"fish"ally Looking for Parent Volunteers and Title 1 Information meetings this week. Your support is appreciated and valued! In this meeting, I shared that all of the teachers at Hoover are highly qualified and working hard to bring about success for your student(s). They look forward to conferencing with you to discuss how we can partner together throughout the year.
There are many exciting upcoming events in October. Parent-teacher conferences, college days, book fair, Red Ribbon Week, Fundraiser delivery, McTeacher night, Storybook Character Day and Fall pictures. I hope you will mark your calendars and have your student and family take part in the fun. Remember, Monday is a student holiday for our students to allow time for our teacher's development and conferences with you.
We look forward to seeing you on campus. Have a wonderful weekend!
10/8/18 Parent Teacher Conferences (no school for students) 8:00-4:00
10/9 &10 College Day - wear a favorite college shirt
10/15-19 Book Fair
10/16/18 Book Fair Family night 5:00-7:00 p.m.
10/23-26 Red Ribbon Week
10/24/18 Fundraiser Delivery of Items 4:30-6:30 p.m.10/30/18 McTeacher's Night 4:30-7:30 p.m. Hoover Spirit Night
10/31/18 Storybook Character Day
11/8/18 Fall Picture Day
From the Counselor
Welcome to our counseling corner!
Each month the counseling department will include our Core Essential Value that our students are working on. This month we are working on Contentment. Below you will find our school-wide definition of Contentment. If you could practice with your student using the word Contentment that will allow he or she to build his or her character at home and school.
Contentment- deciding to be happy with what you have. Contentment is important to be happy. Finding contentment in life is the key to happiness which brings us internal, and external peace. That helps build positive thinking.
Also, our counseling department has been divided up this year to provide more personalized service to the students and families at Hoover.
Mrs. Mendoza will serve the Blue, Yellow, and Orange House Teams this year.
Mr. Talley will serve the Red, Green, and Purple House Teams this year.
Please refer to the chart below.
House Team Classroom Assignments
GT Nomination Window
Parents who would like to nominate their child for testing for the Horizons Gifted and Talented program may do so from October 1, 2018- November 30, 2018. Please review the HORIZONS website www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/gifted-talented/. Parents should discuss the appropriateness of GT testing referrals with the child's teacher and or campus elementary Counselor.
To nominate your child, parents must complete and return a Parent Survey and Permission to Test form by the November 30th deadline. This form is available from the campus front desk or can be requested through your child’s teacher or counselor. In grades 1-5, testing is for services beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. For kindergarten, services will start on March 1, 2019. For more information about the Horizons program and the referral process, please refer to the following link:
From the Librarian
Enjoy reading great books by visiting the CFISD Mobile Library:
Plantation Lakes Community Center at Plantation Point and Vermillion Court
Saturdays: Oct. 13, Nov. 10
Another location close to Hoover: Yaupon Ranch Pool at Greenhouse & Dusty Yaupon
Saturdays: Oct. 27, Dec. 8
Author Ethan Long coming to visit our Hoover Heroes in First/Second Grade
The Hoover Library is pleased to announce that children’s book author/illustrator Ethan Long will be visiting 1st/2nd grade on Friday, October 26, 2018. Books may be pre-ordered and purchased for autographing. A flyer will be sent home soon in your child’s folder.
Book Fair is coming to Hoover
When: October 15-19
Where: Hoover Library
What to know: Family Night Tuesday, Oct. 16th 5:00-7:00pm
From the Nurse
Student FLU Shots provided by Healthy Schools will be on October 24, 2018.
It is not too late to sign your student up for a free flu shot. Sign up online at cyfairisdflu.com
Vision and Hearing screenings will be on November 14 and 15.
Please contact the school nurse if you would like to volunteer to help! We would love to have parent volunteers to help assist us on these days!!
Kristin Bates, RN
Hoover School Nurse
The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District Special Education Department provides educational services to an estimated 8,000 students with special needs.
Teachers, instructional aides, speech pathologists and related service personnel provide instruction and related services to students who have a disability. Students are eligible for special education services from the age of 3 through 21. Students who have hearing and vision disabilities may receive services from birth.
To be eligible for special education services, students must meet eligibility requirements as a student with an orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, auditory impairment, visual impairment, diagnosis of deaf/blind, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, learning disability, speech impairment, multiple disabilities, autism, non-categorical early childhood, or traumatic brain injury.
Cypress Fairbanks ISD instructional arrangements for elementary school-aged students include in-class support, resource classes and speech/language therapy. Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD), adaptive behavior, and LIFE Skills classes are offered as cluster services at the elementary level.
In-class support, resource classes, LIFE Skills, adaptive behavior and speech/language services are available at all secondary level campuses.
Related services may include psychological services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility training, school health services, adaptive equipment and special transportation.
Other special education service options include the Dorothy Carlton Center, the Adaptive Behavior Center, homebound, adaptive physical education, itinerant and on-site services to the visually impaired.
As part of the Northwest Harris County Cooperative for the Hearing Impaired, services for students who have auditory impairments are offered at Birkes Elementary, Hancock Elementary, Spillane Middle School and Cy-Ridge High School. In addition to receiving instruction at the on-site campuses, students may be served by itinerant teachers, speech pathologists, and/or an audiologist at their home campus.
Are you the parent of a pre-school (3-5 years) or school aged child and have concerns regarding your child’s physical, speech, and/or emotional development? Is your child experiencing academic problems which could interfere significantly with educational success? If so, contact the Special Education Department at 281-897-6400 to discuss your concerns and learn more about the referral process.