NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
I am excited to share with you that Hoover Elementary School in the Mankato Public School District has been recognized as an Exemplary High Performing Schools National Blue Ribbon School for 2017 by U. S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. Since 1982, the U. S. Department of Education has sought out and celebrated great American schools. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.
BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!!
Be sure to stop by the gym during the Open House on October 5th from 6-7:30 to shop the Scholastic Book Fair.
This is a great way to refresh your bookshelves at home and help earn money and books for Hoover.
Last school year between the two Scholastic Book Fairs we earned over $4,500 in profits and rewardsfor Hoover, which included 938 new books for our students!!!
ALSO- At the Book Fair you will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway at a reduced rate of $8.99 (Release date of Nov. 7)
Hoover PE Happenings
We are off to a great start in Physical Education class at Hoover this year! As some of you know, Ms. Kathy Schultz retired and is enjoying her time with family and friends. Mr. Adam Hanson is now the full-time PE teacher at Hoover. Miss Annie Dahl is our new PE teacher and travels between Hoover and Eagle Lake. Miss Dahl just had a baby this September, so our guest teacher for the fall is Mrs. Karen Sheldon.
Physical Education is a vital part of a child’s educational, social, and emotional development. At Mankato Public Schools, our Physical Education staff offers a variety of games and activities to contribute to the total growth and development of each student.
Each grade level has a focus for the year in Physical Education.
K- Start Smart
1st- Movement and Me
2nd- Coordination, Cooperation and Confidence
3rd- Highway to Health
4th- Fitness Frenzy
5th- Lead, Engage, Assess, Perform
If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call the PE office. We are so excited for a fantastic year of PE at Hoover!
Adam Hanson- firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie Dahl- email@example.com
Karen Sheldon- firstname.lastname@example.org
PE Office- 507-207-5344
Hoover PTA Fall Fundraiser
Hoover Fall Fundraiser!
Please join us and help support our children’s education by sharing this year’s fundraiser with friends and family!
We are selling again this year the Mankato Extreme Saver Coupon Books.
Selling dates: Sept 14th – Oct 5th.
Our profits are used to fund many PTA sponsored activities that make learning fun at Hoover Elementary!
Please see your child’s coupon packet that came home on Sept 14th for further details and instructions.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH IS THE NEXT PTA MEETING AND WE NEED YOU!
We would like to invite parents & teachers to attend our PTA meeting on October 10th, at 6:15 in the Media Center. 6:15-6:30 will be open networking/social time, for parents & faculty members to meet and greet, and then the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 PM. The PTA is a way for you to get involved with the school, share ideas & suggestions, and to get connected with fellow parents and Hoover faculty! We have an all new PTA Board this year and we have big ideas and plans to make this year at Hoover one of the best, but we can't do it alone! We hope to see you on October 10th!
Rachel Carpenter (PTA President) and the PTA Board
International Day of The Girl - 5th Annual
Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 4-7pm
224 Lamm Street
In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”
Join a global effort to ensure a world free of discrimination for girls and young women. The purpose of this event is to empower the hands and minds of students to advocate for equity and to change the world.
Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to join together for this interactive robotics workshop at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota.
WHO: Students in grades K-12
WHAT: Robotics Workshop
WHEN: October 11, 2017
TIME: 4-7PM (Open House format - stay for some or all!)
WHERE: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
NO COST! FREE EVENT!
NO SIGNUP REQUIRED
ALL AGES WELCOME!
For further information about this event, please contact
Kim Mueller at email@example.com
Special thanks to our partners for organizing this event: