May 18, 2018
Help! Please check the lost and found before Friday! All remaining items will be donated to charity.
Next Week's Schedule
Monday, May 21:
K-2nd Awards Day- 8:00-8:30 a.m.
3rd-5th Awards Day- 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Tuesday, May 22:
K-2nd Talent Show- 8:30-10:00 a.m.
3rd-5th Talent Show- 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Family Skate Night - Skates280 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, May 23:
Early Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 24:
Early Dismissal at 11:00 a.m.
Report Cards Sent Home
Lunch Next Week!
Tuesday: Adjusted lunch schedule, corn dogs or hot dogs
Wednesday: Adjusted lunch schedule, sack lunches (ham & cheese sandwich)
Thursday: Sack lunches "to go" if needed (ham & cheese sandwich)
Parents, your last chance to join your child for lunch is Monday. With our lunch schedule and often students eating in locations other than the cafeteria on Tuesday and Wednesday, it is hard to accommodate visitors. Thanks for understanding.
Please make sure you have cleared any negative balances in the cafeteria, office, and library BY THURSDAY!
Note From Nurse Felecia!
The end of the school year requires some housekeeping tasks throughout the school. The health room is no exception. An adult will be required to pick up any medications that your child may have in the health room. Medications should be picked up by noon on May 24. Any medications left at school will be destroyed after noon on May 24 unless specific arrangements have been made with the Nurse. When your child returns to school in August, a new medication form with parent and physician signature will be required. This will be sent to you along with a Health Care Plan for next year if one is required that you will need to sign and return along with the medication and the form. One form will be required for each medication brought to school for the 2018-2019 school year.
If you have any questions please call me at 439-3230.
Have a safe and happy summer!☺
Felecia Motley, School Nurse
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
"13 Reasons Why" Season 2 Parent Alert
We want to make you aware of the May 18, 2018, release of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why Season 2. Please see the following information and resources available to help guide conversations within your family.
[Summary] "As you may know, the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why Season 2, will be released Friday, May 18th. The first season, which was extremely popular with teens and young adults, followed the story of a high school girl's (Hannah) suicide, including scenes involving bullying, sexual assault, and suicide portrayal. In season two, we have learned that the show will focus more on themes of recovery as the school community copes with the aftermath of a suicide loss, suicide attempt, and sexual assault."
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/campaigns/talk-about-mental-health-awareness-month-2018/13-reasons-why/
Common Sense Media provides 3 videos: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/13-reasons-why. The newest video is “5 Things Parents Need to Know About Season 2.”
The series is rated TV-MA, which Netflix recommends for adults. The Netflix Rating System helps parents understand ratings: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/2064. Netflix Parental Controls are flexible and easy to use: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/264.
If you/your student has a question or concern, please contact your school counselor or district intervention counselor.
Chasing the Perfect Shot Basketball Camp
Spain Park's Free Football Camp for Kids
May 21st - Awards Day - K-2 8:00, 3-5 8:45
May 22nd - K-2 Talent Show 8:30 am, 3-5 Talent Show 12:30 pm
May 22nd - Family Skate Night - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Skates280 - $5.00 per skater
May 23rd - Early Dismissal - 12:45 pm
May 24th - Early Dismissal - 11:00 am, Last Day of School