Hovatter Elementary

June 2022

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Greetings Hovatter Families!

We have been busy celebrating our Honeybees and a fantastic inaugural school year! Our amazing PE teachers, Mr. Comins, Mr. Foy, Mr. Basanes and Mr. Longerbeam coordinated outstanding field day for each grade level, even the weather cooperated. Thank you to all the volunteers who spent time assisting with the stations and joining in the fun!

6/15 Last Day of school yard sign will be in front of Hovatter to grab those year end pictures. The sign will be up before school starts & remain up until early evening.

6/15 1-2pm Last Day of school celebration (Students Only)

As we conclude the 2021-2022 school year, our inaugural school year, we can certainly say this is a year we will always remember. We could not be more appreciative of your partnership alongside our journey through the opening and first year at Hovatter ES. We certainly faced some challenges, and we are encouraged by the care, commitment, and determination of our Hovatter community!

Thank you...

To our outstanding PTA. The PTA Board and our general membership consists of hardworking, positive, supportive, and extremely capable members of the school community who always give so willingly of their time, talent, and energy whenever and wherever they are needed. These special ladies remained committed to their roles through in person and distance learning……thank you Vicky Theodorou, Christina Mosely, Ashley Rushing, Michelle Stolle, Kirsten Palmer, Yvette, McKechnie, Kelly Davis, Ashley McMillan, Nichole O' Hara and Shannon Clements. Additionally, thank you to the committee chairs who gave new meaning to the terms organization and efficiency. Their dedication and determination are models for service to the school and community.

To our parent volunteers. While this year we were not able to include parent volunteers during the school as we intend to in the future, we appreciate our volunteers who were able to dedicate time in the office, our most recent field days, and special events. We certainly look forward to a more robust classroom volunteer program next year!

To our highly qualified and dedicated teachers. They approach each day with enthusiasm and hope. They tirelessly provide a positive and productive learning environment for our students. Their professionalism, dedication and determination throughout the school year has been nothing short of amazing.

To our support staff who consistently demonstrate the highest degree of dedication and professional performance. We are indeed blessed to have so many warm, caring, and competent people to work with and nurture our children. Our secretaries, our health clinic assistant, our instructional assistants, our custodians, and our cafeteria ladies, all improve life for our teachers and our students in a special way every day.

To our wonderfully supportive parents. The unfailing support and involvement from our parents in the educational process are so very important. The home/school connection is the key ingredient to school success. The loyalty, consideration, and trust we are building is one of mutual respect and appreciation.

To our students. They have risen to every challenge, working hard and doing their personal best each day. They have amazed us with their determination, creativity, flexibility, resilience, and promise.

Have a safe and happy summer! Rest, relax, rejuvenate and enjoy time with family and friends! We cannot wait to open our doors for the upcoming school year.

In collaboration,

Lori, Abby, Tim and Kim

The Hovatter School Administration Team


Mark your calendars for the 2022-2023 school year Back to School Events!

Tuesday, August 23rd

Back to School Night (Parents Only)

5:45 p.m & 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24th

Open House for Students and Families

Between 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 25th

First Day of School!

A Note From the PTA President

One hundred thousand dollars raised, 500 books donated, 24,045 emails sent, 460 members gained, 1,750 pounds of food donated, 5,212 'Honeybee' event attendees, 3,400 books read during read across America, 7,200+ hours devoted to planning & executing, $69,900 paid to Hovatter Teachers and Staff for After School Programs, 9 unique events planned, 3,700 hours of enrichment hours for 644 students during after school-staff-run-programs, 26 hours of community events enjoyed, 103 coats donated to a title 1 school, $14,250 in grant dollars provided to all grade levels and special departments, $12,900 spent in Teacher & Staff appreciation, every family in the Hovatter needs network supported during and for every program, initiative and event the entire school year, 1,100 New Years wishes made, 112 Unique and local business' supported, 900+ messages, posts & unique graphics made and sent, 1,395 pieces of swag sold, donated and worn, 6,116 social media Interactions and Countless Memories and Moments of Positive Impact Made.

Out of 950 Virginia Schools, the 2021-2022 Hovatter PTA in its inaugural year was awarded the Local Unit of Excellence. It took a village to build this community, and we sincerely thank you for being an integral and necessary part of it. Let's keep the good stuff coming next year and beyond. Have a fun, relaxing and awesome summer!

Best Wishes,

Vicky Theodorou

Hovatter PTA President


Hovatter ES PTA Events and Information

Sprout Kits

We know School isn't out yet, but we wanted to make sure you had an early opportunity to purchase 2022-2023 School Supplies through Sprout! So skip the trip to the store and buy your student's exact teacher-requested school supplies for the 2022-23 school year through Sprout!

Go to www.sproutsupplies.com and enter school code HES005

Please Note: Ear buds are not included, parents should provide their own.

Daily Dismissal Change

Please use this form to make a change to your student's normal dismissal method for TODAY. For example, they are going home with a friend for a playdate or need to be picked up in the car line for an appointment. All changes must be received by 2:00, as the form cannot be monitored after this time. If an urgent change after 2:00 is necessary , please call the office at 571-367-4120.