Hoover Elementary School

Family E-Blast 02.21.2016

WEEK AT A GLANCE

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Monday, February 22

  • Stephan Pastis Visits Hoover


Wednesday, February 24

  • District Chorus Performance: 7:00PM at the High School


Friday, February 26

  • Lunch Clubs Conclude

Bestselling Author Visits Hoover

Hoover School is fortunate to host Stephan Pastis, author of the bestselling "Timmy Failure" series, for his live telecast on February 22nd. Students in grades 3-5 will be watching the live telecast and a few lucky students will have the chance to ask the author questions! This is an exciting opportunity for our students and school!

District Chorus

The Mt. Lebanon Elementary District Chorus will perform on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:000PM in the High School Auditorium. This special performance is open to the community and will also feature the Middle School and High School Choirs.


The District Chorus students are also looking forward to performing for the Celebration of Education on Sunday, April 5th in the High School Auditorium. Celebrate the Arts in Education and hear some great music sung by our talented students!

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, March 5

  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair: 10:00-4:00

Monday, March 7

  • STEAM Showcase: 7:00PM at the High School

Tuesday, March 9

  • PTA Meeting: 9:00AM in the Hoover Cafeteria

STEAM Showcase

The Mt. Lebanon School District's K-12 Carnegie Science Center STEM Pathways committee is sponsoring its first STEAM Showcase on Monday, March 7th. From 7:00-9:00PM the High School will open its doors to the community to an exhibition of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Student work samples from K-12 will be on display in addition to the schedule of events below. (Click on the schedule for a larger view.)


Please consider joining us for this unique event!

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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.

REMINDERS

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!

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."

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.

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