May 28, 2018
Reflecting on the Year
Congratulations! We have completed another fantastic school year. I am so proud of our students for their hard work, stamina, and dedication to learning and becoming better citizens. We all got to experience the solar eclipse. Our students have learned about creativity and how we can use creativity in many different ways. They have written detailed stories and researched all sorts of things. They have grown in their confidence in math and are better mathematicians now than in August. They have created some amazing works of art and beautiful sounds with their voice and instruments. They have learned how to play games, throw, and catch much better than when they started the year. They are better friends and better readers because of their hard work!
Students, I would like to challenge you for the summer. READ!!! It doesn’t matter what you read. Find something that is interesting to you and keep reading. Just like with many skills, you need to practice to get better. PLAY GAMES! There are many games you can play to help develop your critical thinking skills and math skills. Have you ever played Go Fish for 10 or Multiplication War? Think about the games you learned this year and play them to improve your fluency with addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Be on the lookout - we might just have a reading challenge through MyOn this summer!
I am blessed to serve as your principal and look forward to bigger and better things next year. Please know that my door is always open. Feel free to contact me anytime with questions, concerns, or to let us know what we are doing well! Have a wonderful summer and we will see everyone on August 2nd for registration verification and to pick up teacher letters!
Learn, Lead, Leave a Legacy!
End of the Year Tradition
Commit to 36!
Thanks so much to each of you who contributed to the Commit to 36 fundraising campaign for the Hoover City Schools Foundation! We WON the $1,000 grant for our school and have earned 20% back of all donations.
This is a wonderful way to support our school and the Foundation! Make plans to participate next spring.
Congratulations to our Core Value recipients for the month of May. The Core Value focus for May was honesty.
Upcoming Dates You Need to Know
August 1: My School Fees opens for 2018-2019 Payments
August 2: Registration Verification 8:00 - 12:00 & 3:00 - 5:30
August 6: Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6:00 pm
August 7: Meet the Teacher Day 9:00 - 11:00
August 8: First Day of School
August 14: 2nd Grade Parent Meeting 6:00 pm
August 16: 1st Grade Parent Meeting 6:00 pm
August 23: 3rd Grade Parent Meeting 6:00 pm
August 28: 4th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00 pm
August 30: 5th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00 pm
Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar
Summer Office Hours
May 29 - June 1 - 7:30 - 3:30
June 4 - June 28 - 7:30 - 5:00 (Monday - Thursday), closed Friday
July 2 - 6 - 7:30 - 3:30 (Closed Wednesday, July 4)
July 9 - July 26 - 7:30 - 5:00 (Monday - Thursday), closed Friday (closed July 16)
July 30 - August 3 - 7:30 - 3:30 (extended hours on August 2)
August 6 - closed most of the day for meetings
August 7 - regular school schedule
Summer Learning Challenge
As we all know, summer months can sometimes decrease knowledge and proficiency in core subject areas for students.
This year’s Alabama Summer Learning Challenge is working to strengthen summertime learning!
Fuel Education is now providing two FREE learning activities to all Alabama students (May 1 - July 30) - https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning
Learn more about “2018 Alabama Summer Learning Challenge” resources at:
Meals in Motion at the Hoover Public Library
The Hoover City Schools Child Nutrition Program will be providing lunch to all children/teens age 18 and under at no cost during the summer months. The school district qualifies for the federally funded program in specific areas based on census data. Meals are available to ANY child/teen 18 and under (does not have to be a HCS student or resident).
Through donations from Hoover Helps and other local businesses, a school bus has been retrofitted to be used to deliver meals. The food bus name is: Meals in Motion
For this first summer, lunch will be served at the Hoover Public Library which is located in the area of eligibility. The bus will be parked at the library on the side of Municipal Drive. Lunch will be served at the bus and inside the library Monday - Friday from 11:30-12:30. June 4 - July 27 (closed on July 4)
No identification is required, no enrollment, and no cost; however, the meal must be consumed on site. For more information, please click the following link for the flyer: https://goo.gl/ayjVRy
Need something to read this summer? Here are some great options!
- MyOn online reading - Contact your child's teacher for access information.
- Overdrive eBooks & Audiobooks - Selected by the HCS librarians! For more details, click on this link. https://goo.gl/ryFAjz Listen to an Audiobook on your next road trip!
- Alabama Virtual Library (AVL). Free eBooks on the Britannica database at http://www.avl.lib.al.us
- BookFlix: Username and password are gstone http://auth.grolier.com/login/bookflix//login.php?bffs=N
- TrueFlix: Username and password are gstone http://auth.grolier.com/login/tfww/login.php?bffs=N
Summer Reading at Your Public Library!
Please sign up for the Summer Reading program at any public library! If you participate, Mrs. Richey will have another prize for you in the fall! This year, all public libraries will have online sign-up and reading logs. This is a fun and easy way to motivate kids to read this summer! Sign up & fill in your reading log online for the Hoover Public Library at hooverlibrary.beanstack.org and at the North Shelby LIbrary at northshelbylibrary.org
For the summer activity calendars, click here:
North Shelby Public Library: https://goo.gl/1nfuba
Mt. Laurel Public Library: https://goo.gl/4AnmiT
Hoover Public Library: http://www.hooverlibrary.org/sites/default/files/shared-files/summercalendar2018.pdf
Summer Reading for Students Transitioning to Berry Middle School
Aug. 7th- Meet the Teacher 9-11:00 a.m.
Aug. 8th - First Day of School for Students