# The Hoover Hawk Times

## The Sunset Challenge is Back!

Special Early Bird Pricing until 11:59 pm, February 28

Register now for the third annual Sunset Challenge 2K / 5K family race and save! The race will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023, 7pm at Maple Point Middle School. The 2K race will stay on Maple Point property while the 5K race winds through Middletown Community Park and surrounding neighborhoods. The race will be electronically timed by RunBucks, LLC. All runners will receive a race medal, water and post-race snacks. Race t-shirts are guaranteed to runners registered by April 14, 2023.

Awards for age categories, overall winners and the Neshaminy school with the highest participation rate (as a percentage of school population).

www.sunsetchallenge.org

## Have You Tried the Weekly Math Challenge? It is an Optional Fun Activity!

Here is the link to the weekly Math Challenge:

https://www.mathinaction.org/current-math-challenge.html

The solution to Math Challenge 10 is due to your child's teacher by March 1, 2023.

## Students at Hoover are Making Progress Towards their Title I Goals!

Hoover Title I Goals for 2022 – 2023

By June 2023, 65% of our K-4 students will reach their Typical Growth Goals on the i-Ready Math Diagnostic.

We would expect a student to meet 50% or more of his or her Typical Growth Goal by February of 2023. If a child makes 50% or more of his or her Typical Growth Goal, the child is on track to meet their end of the year Typical Growth Goal. Here is a summary of how our students did by grade level on the i-Ready Middle of the Year Math Diagnostic:

K = 62% met 50% or more of their Typical Growth Goals

1st Grade = 65% met 50% or more of their Typical Growth Goals

2nd Grade = 52% met 50% or more of their Typical Growth Goals

3rd Grade = 60% met 50% or more of their Typical Growth Goals

4th Grade = 73% met 50% or more of their Typical Growth Goals

By June 2023, 65% of our K-4 students will reach their Typical Growth Goals on the i-Ready Reading Diagnostic.

We would expect a student to meet 50% or more of his or her Typical Growth Goal by February of 2023. If a child makes 50% or more of his or her Typical Growth Goal, the child is on track to meet their end of the year Typical Growth Goal. Here is a summary of how our students did by grade level on the i-Ready Middle of the Year Math Diagnostic:

K = 70% met 50% or more of their Typical Growth Goals

1st Grade = 59% met 50% or more of their Typical Growth Goals

2nd Grade = 63% met 50% or more of their Typical Growth Goals

3rd Grade = 61% met 50% or more of their Typical Growth Goals

4th Grade = 72% met 50% or more of their Typical Growth Goals

By June 2023, the number of K-2 students reading at grade level benchmark or above, as measured by the DIBELS composite score, will increase by 10% from baseline universal screeners.

K = BOY: 34%; Goal: 37%; MOY: 59%

1st Grade = BOY: 63%; Goal: 69%; MOY: 64%

2nd Grade = BOY: 69%; Goal: 76%; MOY: 67%

Hoover teachers and support staff will use the newly established SWPBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions and supports to decrease the number of discipline referrals by 5 percentage points from a baseline of 454.

February of 2022 = 293 Discipline Referrals

February of 2023 = 209 Discipline Referrals

Discipline Referrals are down by 84 or 28.6%.

If you have any questions regarding our Title I Goals, our Title I Plan, or our Title I Parent Involvement Policy, please reach out to Mrs. Joan Brooks at jbrooks@neshaminy.org or to me at dglennon@neshaminy.org .

David Glennon

Principal

## Important Dates:

February: Black History Month

27 - March 3 - Read Across America Week

27 - Wear Your Favorite Outfit or Something that Makes You Happy

27 - 2nd Step Theme - Friendship Skills - Handling Name Calling

28 - Wear Jeans Day to Support Rare Disease Day

28 - Wear Your Favorite Color

March:

1 - Wear Something Homemade, Silly, or Mixed Up

1 - 8:00 am - Band Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

2 - Dress Like Your Future Career or Dress to Impress

3 - Bring in Your Favorite Book to Share with a Friend

8 - 8:00 am - Band Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

11 - 7:00 pm - Harlem Wizards Basketball Game - NHS - Gym 3

14 - 7:30 am - Orchestra Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

15 - 8:00 am - Band Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

17 - Wear Green Day

18 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am - PTO Pancake Breakfast - Hoover Cafeteria

21 - 7:30 am - Orchestra Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

22 - 8:00 am - Band Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

28 - 7:30 am - Orchestra Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

29 - 8:00 am - Band Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

29 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - S.T.E.A.M. Expo - NHS

April:

3 - School Closed - Act 80 Day

4-7 - School Closed - Spring Break

11 - 7:30 am - Orchestra Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

12 - 8:00 am - Band Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

18 - 7:30 am - Orchestra Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

18 - Title I Virtual Parent Engagement Night with Photographer and Children's Book Author Vicki Paulas

19 - 8:00 am - Band Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

20 - 7:30 am - Orchestra Rehearsal - Stage and Cafeteria

20 - 7:00 pm - Hoover Spring Concert @ Maple Point

24 - Food Allergy Awareness Day

24-26 - PSSA ELA Testing Window - Grades 3 and 4

25 - Bus Driver Appreciation Day

May:

1-2 - PSSA Math Testing Window - Grades 3 and 4

3-4 - PSSA Science Testing Window - Grade 4

12 - 7:00 pm - Sunset Challenge 5K - Maple Point

16 - School Closed - Election Day - Act 80 Day

29 - School Closed - Memorial Day

June:

2 - Field Day

5 - Rain Date for Field Day

13 - 7:00 pm - Hoover Chorus Performs at the Trenton Thunder Game

14-16 - Early Dismissal at 1:00 pm

16 - Last Student Day

## The Annual S.T.E.A.M. Expo is Scheduled for March 29, 2023 at NHS!

The S.T.E.A.M. Expo is scheduled to occur on March 29, 2023 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Neshaminy High School. This is an amazing event where teachers, students, parents, and local businesses and community groups showcase a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities, demonstrations, and projects. If your, or your employer, have a S.T.E.A.M. background, and would like to assist with this effort, please reach out to Mrs. Tara Ring, Coordinator of Student Affairs at tring@neshaminy.org.

Dr. G.

## Our Third and Fourth Grade Students Will Take the PSSA Exams in April and May of 2023!

Our third grade students take the PSSA ELA and Math exams. Our fourth grade students take the PSSA ELA, Math, and Science exams. These exams are scheduled to take place April 24, 2023 through May 4, 2023.

The results from these assessments are used to ensure that all of our students get the support that they need in order to meet the PA Core Standards. We also use the results of these assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of our elementary curriculum.

I know that it can sometimes be necessary to schedule family vacations during the school year. If at all possible, please try to schedule your family vacations during our Spring Break, or before or after our PSSA test administration.

If you have any questions about these assessments, please email me at dglennon@neshaminy.org or call me at (215) 809-6340.

David Glennon (Dr. G.)

Principal

## A Message from Our School Nurse:

Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Please have your child stay at home if they are not feeling well. If they go to school, their condition may worsen and their illness may spread to others. A child may return to school after all symptoms are gone and they are diarrhea/vomit/fever free for 24 hours. This means, for example, that if a child is sent home at 10:00am on a Monday, the earliest he/she may return to school after being symptom free for 24 hours would be Wednesday. Please report to our nurse’s office any confirmed diagnosis of any contagious illness such as strep throat, conjunctivitis, fifths disease, flu, etc.

Thank you,

Kristi Wert, MSN, RN, CSN

Certified School Nurse

Herbert Hoover Elementary School

Neshaminy School District

(215) 809-6346

kwert@neshaminy.org

## The PTO Website Has Some Amazing Resources for Parents!

Have you seen all of the cool resources that are available for parents on the Hoover PTO website? If not, please click here:

## Information Regarding our Free and Reduced Price Lunch Programs:

If you would like additional information regarding our Free and Reduced Lunch Price Programs, please review this website.

If you have any questions, please email me at dglennon@neshaminy.org or call me at (215) 809-6340.

Dr. G.

## Title I Steering Committee for 2022-2023:

If you would like to serve on the Title I Steering Committee for 2022-2023, please email Mrs. Brooks at jbrooks@neshaminy.org or me at dglennon@neshaminy.org.

Members of the Steering Committee review all available student data, and they provide input into the development of the 2022-2023 Title I Schoolwide Plan for Hoover. They also usually have a lot of fun!

## Title I Contacts:

If you have any questions regarding the Hoover Title I Plan for 2022-2023, or if you have any suggestions regarding how to improve the plan, please contact Joan Brooks or David Glennon.

## Would You Like to Work with the Best Kids in the World?

If you are interested in working in our school district, please apply online:

## Would You Like to Serve as a Volunteer at Hoover?

If you would like to serve as a Volunteer at Hoover, or as a Chaperone during a Field Trip, please review this important information:

## Herbert Hoover Elementary School

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