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It's Been a Great Week at Hoover!
It's Almost Winter Break...
and all through the school, the students are restless and teachers are too!
Even though it's almost time for our semester break, there is still lots of learning going on. Teachers have planned some special activities to celebrate the end of the semester with their classes. On Friday, the whole school will be treated to a special first-run presentation of our camp photos narrated by the photographer, Mr. Zimmerman. These photos, on CD-rom, will be available for $5 each after we return from break in January. All proceeds from the photos will benefit The Riley Hospital for Children. After the photos we will have a little fun with some school-wide REINdeer games and sing-a-long. Afterwards, students will join their teachers for some classroom celebrations before we dismiss for break.
Just a reminder, that if you plan to miss school for a planned absence, such as a family trip, you must fill out a pre-arranged absence form and turn it into the office at least 5 days before the leave in order for the absences to be excused. Please keep in mind that not all absences may be approved. A student's previous attendance, academic performance, and assessment schedules will be considered when a decision is being made about whether or not a pre-arranged absence will be considered excused. These forms are available by request from the school office.
Student Council - Caught Being Good!
Hoover's Student Council is sponsoring a "Caught Being Good" drawing on the last day of school before winter break. Students who demonstrate positive behavior can earn tickets from school staff to enter into a drawing for a new hover board. Two hover boards will be given away! Thank you student council for your fun idea to end first semester! Parents will need to come to school to pick up the hover boards for the winning students.
Hoover students have been working hard to master all of their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division math facts 1-12. As students are able to complete a 5 minute challenge with 95% accuracy, they will receive a math master charm for each operation. Once they have mastered all four operations they will be declared Hoover Math Masters and receive a Hoover Math Master charm. Students have until the end of this semester to complete the challenge and earn charms, which will be awarded in January. So keep practicing those math facts!
Notes from the Nurse
Is it a cold or the flu? Sometimes it is hard to know the difference. Both are respiratory illnesses but different viruses cause them. Generally, the flu is much worse and the symptoms are more intense than the common cold. Since they share some of the same symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two. Special tests can be done within the first few days to know if a person has the flu.
The symptoms of a common cold are usually gradual onset, and with the flu they are usually more abrupt. The common cold is usually caused by a type of virus called rhinovirus (rhino means nose). Colds usually go away on their own, 7-14 days on average, with rest and fluids. Fevers are very rare with the common cold, people complain of sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, and some fatigue. However, with the flu, it’s very common to have a fever and body aches. Fatigue, weakness, headaches, and dry cough are most common and intense with the flu.
Both the common cold and flu spread from one person to another through talking, sneezing, coughing, or hand contact. To prevent the spread of colds and flu remember: wash your hands, cover your cough, and get your flu shot.
Above is a chart (courtesy of www.cdc.gov) to help you distinguish between the flu and a cold.
Sabrina Cyr BSN, RN
Hoover School Nurse
765-362-2691 Ext. 4204
Afterschool Club Spotlight: Students in Caring Hearts were busy spreading Holiday Cheer throughout the hallways this week.
The Hoover Hotline
Dec. 16-20, 2019
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NO CLUBS FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER- CLUBS WILL RESUME JAN. 13
Discovery will continue through Friday, Dec. 20
Club Pictures, Wear Shirts if You Club Has Them
Harris' Class to Hose
Convocation - 12:30
Classroom Celebrations 1:30
Winter Break - Dec. 23- Jan. 3
School Offices Open - Jan.6, 2020
Classes Resume for Students - Jan. 7, 2020
2nd 9 weeks Awards Convocation - Jan. 17, 2020
Cancellation Make-Up Day, school in session - Jan. 20, 2020
Spotlight: Students in Fitness club were working on their bowling games this week.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
NO CLUBS FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER. Discovery will continue to meet every day.
Students will receive their second semester club schedules when we return from winter break. Second semester clubs will resume on January 13, 2020. Keep in mind that clubs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Being in a club first semester does not guarantee you a spot in clubs during second semester. Some clubs required full-year participation commitment and are not open to students second semester.
Any after school club questions can be directed to our club coordinator: Jacinda Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to reach the school during after school clubs, the Discovery Club phone number is: 765-376-3204. The after-hours transportation number is: 765-376-3926 (Please use only for urgent matters related to your child’s after hours (5:00-7:00 PM) bus issues, NOT for address changes.)