Hoover Elementary School

Family E-Blast 05.08.2016


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Monday, May 9

  • Elementary Band Concert: 7:30PM at Mellon Middle School

Tuesday, May 10

  • Grade 3 Field Trip: School in the Park

Thursday, May 12

  • All Students Dismissed at 2:15PM
  • Hoover Open House: 5:30-7:30PM

Friday, May 13

  • Hoover Spirit Day: Wacky Hair Day
  • Mt. Lebo Staff vs. Steelers Basketball Game: 7:00PM at High School Gym


Elementary Band Concert

The Hoover 4th and 5th grade band will performing in the annual Elementary Spring Band Concert at Mellon School Auditorium on Monday, May 9th at 7:30 P.M. The Hoover community is invited to attend this performance which will feature nearly 200 Mt. Lebanon musicians in grades 4 and 5.

Field Trip Reminder

Many of our classes are looking forward to exciting field trips in the coming weeks. In order for parents to accompany students on a field trip as a chaperone, a copy of all three (3) volunteer clearances MUST be on file in the office. Please feel free to contact the main office with questions.

Open House

Hoover's annual Open House is Thursday, May 12th. The school will be open from 5:30 – 7:30PM. This is an exciting evening for our students as they showcase their many accomplishments this school year! Please remember that all students will be dismissed at 2:15PM on Thursday afternoon.

Ms. Giehll vs. The Steelers

On Friday, May 13th, the Mt. Lebanon teachers and staff will be going head to head with the Steelers in an epic showdown of basketball skills! Ms. Giehll will be representing Hoover in what is sure to be the game of the century!! Tip off is at 7:00PM in the High School Gymnasium. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Wetzel in the office for $7 cash only, please. All students who attend will be entered into a raffle for a chance to play in the game!!

String Parent Orientation

Our second grade families recently received a letter regarding string parent orientation. Unfortunately, we have learned that the date on this letter was incorrect. The parent orientation will be help on Wednesday, May 18th at the Jefferson Middle School Auditorium, beginning at 7:30PM. Again, we apologize for any confusion this may have caused and look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Summer Enrichment Program

Registration for Mt. Lebanon's Summer Enrichment program will open on May 13th. The Summer Enrichment Program provides enrichment activities for students in grades 3-7 and courses aim to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for elementary students during the summer months. Courses are offered from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (Monday through Thursday) during four, week-long sessions from June 27-July 21.*

*Session II is held from 8:30-12:30, 7/5, 7/6 & 7/7 due to the holiday

Courses offered this year are:

Let’s GetCreative - Babysitting - Chef's Academy - Basic Model Rocketry

Advanced Model Rocketry - Spy Academy - Kids Can Code!

Movie Making -Engineering Olympiad - Makey Makey Mag Lab

Hip Hop Dance like Nobody's Watching - Pop Art Prints

Spin & Dance with Color Guard & Rockettes

Sweet Treats (*taught by Hoover's Mrs. Hughes!) - Kaboom! Chemistry-

Young Writers Camp

Course descriptions are available on Family ID - https://www.familyid.com/organizations/mt-lebanon-summer-programs

**The Mark Woods Electrify your Strings Program, a part of the MTLSD Summer Enrichment program, will run from June 20-23. Registration is open now and will remain open until June 19th.


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. 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."

  • 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.


Monday, May 16

  • Kindergarten Screening: For incoming Kindergarten students; Current Kindergarten will be in session
  • PTA Meeting: 7:00PM in Cafeteria

Tuesday, May 17

  • Kindergarten Screening: For incoming Kindergarten students; Current Kindergarten will be in session

Wednesday, May 18

  • Breakfast with Someone Special: 8:00-8:30AM

Friday, May 20

  • Hoover Spirit Day: Movie Character Day (Dress like your favorite movie character. Please be mindful of student safety and avoid wearing masks, bringing look-alike weapons, and other props that may be disruptive.)

Friday, May 27

  • Hoover Spirit Day: Pajama Day (Students must wear shoes)