Hoover Elementary School

Family E-Blast 01.17.2016


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Monday, January 18

  • No School: In-Service Day

Wednesday, January 20

  • PTA Meeting: 7:00PM in Hoover Cafeteria

Friday, January 22

  • End of 2nd Quarter


All In! Music Express Mash-Up

The Music Express "All In" video mash-up is complete! Hoover and several other elementary buildings in Mt. Lebanon sent in their contributions to the fun project, in addition to many other schools across the country! Check out the final video below! Can you spot our Hoover Hawks??
All In! Mash-Up from Music Express

Absence Excuse Reminder

With cold and flu season in full swing, please remember that a written excuse is required in order for student absence(s) to be considered excused. Parents/guardians should submit a written note indicating the reason(s) their student(s) absence(s) upon their return.

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."

Winter MAP Schedule

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Recess Announcements

Please remember that we will be taking the students outside for recess as long as the weather holds out. It is very important to send students with proper winter attire, including a warm coat, hat, gloves, etc. If there is snow on the ground, students must have boots and snow pants to play in the snow during recess times. Thank you!

Save the Date!

The first Mt. Lebanon School District STEAM Showcase will be held on Monday, March 7th! Look for more specific event details in upcoming e-blasts!

Weather Delays/Closings

To ensure that you receive weather notifications from the district, please take a moment to review your contact information on Dashboard. Additional resources for navigating our Dashboard system can be found HERE.

Weather Delays and Kindergarten:

In the event of a 10:00AM start due to inclement weather, the Kindergarten schedule will be adjusted as follows:

  • AM Kindergarten will be in session from 10:00AM-12:00PM (students should arrive to Hoover by 9:50AM)

  • PM Kindergarten will be in session from 1:00PM-3:30PM (students should arrive to Hoover by 12:50PM)

Find additional information regarding weather delays/closings HERE.

Kids of Steel

The Kids of STEEL Program challenges children to run 26.2 miles over the course of 18-weeks, culminating with the Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon 1 Mile Race on April 30th, 2016. The goal is for kids to taste and study different fruits and vegetables at home each week to encourage healthy eating habits along with daily exercise to reach their goal of 26.2 miles or more!

Click HERE for more information about the Hoover Kids of Steel program!

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.

  • 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.


Monday, January 25

  • No School: Classroom Management Day

Thursday, January 28

  • HES 5th Grade Parent Middle School Transition Meeting: 9:00AM at JMS
  • Elementary Report Cards Available: Details on time TBA
  • 5th Grade Parent Middle School Transition Meeting: 7:00PM at JMS

Monday, February 1

  • Kindergarten Registration Begins: Packets available for pickup in the office