Hoover Elementary School

Family E-Blast 05.01.2016

WEEK AT A GLANCE

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Wednesday, May 4

  • Author/Illustrator Matt Tavares Visits Hoover


Friday, May 6

  • Kindergarten Orientation: 9:30AM or 1:30PM
  • No School for Kindergarten Students
  • Hoover Spirit Day: Sports Fan Day (Wear gear to show your support for your favorite Lebo, college, or professional team!)


Saturday, May 7

  • Playground/Blacktop Painting: 9:00AM

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Field Trip Reminder

Many of our classes are looking forward to exciting field trips in the coming weeks. In order for parents to accompany students on a field trip as a chaperone, a copy of all three (3) volunteer clearances MUST be on file in the office. Please feel free to contact the main office with questions.

Kindergarten Orientation

On Friday, May 6th, we will host our annual Kindergarten Orientation for students entering Kindergarten this fall. This one (1) hour program will be held twice; once from 9:30-10:30AM and again from 1:30-2:30PM. Parents of incoming Kindergarten students should have received a letter with additional details regarding Orientation. Please note that both AM and PM classes are cancelled for our current Kindergarteners on May 6th.

Playground Painting

We are looking for Parent Volunteers to help to paint our Hoover Playground on Saturday, May 7th at 9:00AM. We will be updating existing games on the playground and adding a few new ones for the kiddos to enjoy! All painting materials will be provided. If you are interested in helping, please contact Carol Rossetti. Check in will be located near school office. Please wear old clothes and bring your own water. In case of inclement weather, the painting will be postponed until May 15th.

Elementary Band Concert

The Hoover 4th and 5th grade band will performing in the annual Elementary Spring Band Concert at Mellon School Auditorium on Monday, May 9th at 7:30 P.M. The Hoover community is invited to attend this performance which will feature nearly 200 Mt. Lebanon musicians in grades 4 and 5.

String Parent Orientation

Our second grade families recently received a letter regarding string parent orientation. Unfortunately, we have learned that the date on this letter was incorrect. The parent orientation will be help on Wednesday, May 18th at the Jefferson Middle School Auditorium, beginning at 7:30PM. Again, we apologize for any confusion this may have caused and look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Kindergarten Registration Continues

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is currently open throughout the Mt. Lebanon School District. Children who reach the age of five before September 8th are eligible to enter Kindergarten in the fall. If you have a child or know of a neighbor who is eligible for Kindergarten, please stop by the main office to pick up a registration packet.


This is a wonderful time of the year as we welcome many children into the Mt. Lebanon Elementary Community and begin our planning for a new school year. Additional details about our Kindergarten program can be found on the district's website, or by clicking HERE.

REMINDERS

MLEA Summer Scholarships

Please click on the thumbnail to the left for additional details regarding scholarship opportunities from the Mt. Lebanon Education Association. Online applications can be found at www.mlea.org.

Principal's Notes

  • Your Information: Please inform the office if your phone number has changed from last year, or if it changes throughout the year.

  • Absences: For an absence, or a tardy, to be considered excused it must fall under the following categories set by the school board. Permissible excused absences from District Schools are: (1) personal illness/medical appointments, (2) death in the immediate family, (3) traditionally recognized religious holidays, (4) approved educational travel. For your convenience, a standard absence form has been added to the Hoover webpage. Find this and other helpful forms by clicking on the "Parent" link, then selecting "Forms."

  • Pick-Up/Drop-Off: To ensure the safety of our students, cars should not pull into the driveway between the hours of 8:00AM-9:00AM or 3:00PM-4:00PM. Additionally, please do not park along Robb Hollow in front of the building and exit your vehicle. Specific details regarding the Go Zone procedures can be found below.

  • Morning Arrival: In the morning, supervision is not available for students on the blacktop until 8:20AM. For safety reasons, students should arrive to school, no earlier than 8:20AM. After 8:30AM, students may use the front entrance.

  • Lunch/Recess: The school lunch/recess hour occurs daily from 12:00-1:00PM. Students who leave for lunch should return to the building by 12:55 and report to the Main Office.

  • Visitors: All visitors to the school will need to buzz in at the main entrance door and sign in at the office. We will continue to require visitors to obtain a visitors pass.

FUTURE EVENTS

Monday, May 9

  • Elementary Band Concert: 7:30PM at Mellon Middle School


Tuesday, May 10

  • Grade 3 Field Trip: School in the Park


Thursday, May 12

  • All Students Dismissed at 2:15PM
  • Hoover Open House: 5:30-7:30PM


Friday, May 13

  • Hoover Spirit Day: Wacky Hair Day

Monday, May 16

  • PTA Meeting: 7:00PM in Cafeteria

Wednesday, May 18

  • Breakfast with Someone Special: 8:00-8:30AM

Friday, May 20

  • Hoover Spirit Day: Movie Character Day (Dress like your favorite movie character. Please be mindful of student safety and avoid wearing masks, bringing look-alike weapons, and other props that may be disruptive.)

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