Welcome to New and Returning Families

Welcome to Hoover Middle School from the Hoover PTSA.

The Hoover PTSA is looking forward to another year of supporting Hoover Middle School students, families and staff.  Stay tuned for future posts and communications from the PTSA detailing our plans for the 2017-2018 school year.

The PTSA is only possible due to the voluntary support of the Hoover community. Please consider joining the PTSA.  Forms are available in the office, or you can sign-up online. CLICK HERE.

Please like Hoover Middle School on facebook: fb.com/hooverhawks

Please consider becoming a member of Hoover Performing Arts Boosters.  Click Here to learn more.

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Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets for 4 Persons Raffle

At Saturday’s Arts on the Green Open House Event, the PTSA will be auctioning off 4 Disneyland 1-Day Park Hopper tickets (see IMPORTANT DETAILS below).

Raffle tickets will be available for $5 each on at Hoover Middle School Arts on the Green Open House, Saturday 9AM to 11:30AM.

You do not need to be present to win.  You must write a legible phone number on your raffle ticket so we can contact you.

An entry in the raffle can also be purchase online using paypal. We will call you if you win the raffle to arrange delivery.

TICKET SALES CLOSED

*** IMPORTANT DETAILS about the tickets ***:

  • Four 1-Day Park Hopper Tickets. $157 value each, $628 total value.
  • Tickets expire March 6, 2019
  • Tickets cannot be upgraded.
  • The winner cannot sell the tickets for profit.
  • The tickets are not valid for admission December 25-31 of any year.
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Hoover Update: PTSA Meeting Wednesday @ 7PM & More

Para la traducción al español de este mensaje, por favor, contact Josefina Rosales: jrosales@sjusd.org or 408-535-6274 .

 
Friends of Hoover Middle School,
 
🌼🦋🌼 Happy Spring! 🌼🦋🌼

PTSA General & Elections Meeting, March 22 @ 7PM:

  • The PTSA membership present will vote on the awesome slate of parent & teacher(!) candidates presented by the Nominating Committee.
  • Location: Hoover Middle School Media Center / Library in Main Building.
  • The PTSA has a full slate of officers for next year, but more volunteers are needed for committees and events. Please come to the meeting and find out about these opportunities to contribute.
  • Please consider spreading the word by liking/sharing/commenting on the meeting’s facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/events/1273875656027449/
  • Some agenda items for this meeting include:
    • The PTSA is considering a survey of the Hoover community to collect feedback and input on school climate. What questions & topics would you like to see on such a survey ?  Give us your input.
    • Screenager Movie event Team update
    • Arts on the Green Team update.
    • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week Team update
    • May Sports Banquet team update
  • Hope to see you there!

Reminder: Please take the Hoover’s Slogan Survey

  • The Hoover faculty discipline committee (Mr Laskowski, Ms Basore, Ms Jaco, Ms Reyna) is hard at work to replace “Respect and Responsibility” with Hoover’s next-generation, fine-tailored slogan.  We’d like to invite as many families as possible to be a part of the process with a short survey.
  • Could you take ~3-4 minutes out of your day to take this important survey that will help us draft a new school slogan!  click here: https://goo.gl/forms/1FqAn4kNsGIDs4AE2
  • Spread the word!
Yearbook Team needs your Photos 📷
  • Deliver flash drive addressed to Marla Hochmann or email to brejbrand@sjusd.org, mhochman@sjusd.org or hoovermsptsa@gmail.com
  • The yearbook staff is hard at work putting together our memories from this school year. Some of our parents take lots of photos at school events and we’d love it they would share them!
  • Would you be able to help us put the word out to parents that we are seeking their Hoover photos? A flash drive left in my mailbox is fine, or a shared folder somewhere in the cloud works well too. As long as I’m invited to view the folder it doesn’t matter where they’re stored.
  • Any help you can give us in rounding up these treasured memories will be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Marla Hochmann, Barbara Rejbrand, and the Leadership Kids
Save the Date: 🌯 Dining Out Fundraiser at Las Cazuelas Taqueria, Tuesday March 28 (all day) 🌮
  • Eat at Las Cazuelas any time on Tuesday March 28th, mention Hoover Middle School and 20% of the amount spent will be donated by Las Cazuelas to the Hoover PTSA. IMPORTANT: remember to enter the amount you spent on the sign-in sheet at the cash register.
  • Location: A few minute drive from Hoover Middle School at 55 Race St (Race St between Park Ave and The Alameda)
  • NOTE: Date change. This was originally on the calendar for March 29, new date March 28.
  • Please help get the word out by liking/sharing/commenting our facebook event post: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839344999670488/
Save the Date: 📽️ FREE Screenagers movie screening, Wednesday April 5 @ 7PM
  • Do you have questions or concerns about how screen time is affecting our children ? We hope the screening of this film will facilitate discussion and reflection on this increasingly important topic.
  • Free dress pass for all Hoover students who attend.
  • Free popcorn
  • Open to all, invite family and friends. Move is appropriate for adults and 10+ year old children.
  • Location: Hoover Middle School Media Center.
  • Get more details and help get the word out by reading/liking/sharing/commenting our facebook event post: https://www.facebook.com/events/657310537806006/
Support Hoover with Easy Fundraising while Shopping
  • When shopping, please consider these options, and earn a donation for the Hoover PTSA. Spread the word to family and friends.
  • Amazon — use smile.amazon.com and select “1051 Herbert Hoover Middle PTSA” as your charity.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of purchase price to Hoover PTSA!  Click Here for more details & tips.
  • eScrip. Register credit cards and select Herbert Hoover Middle School PTSA, 1635 Park Ave and merchants that are part of the program will automatically donate to Hoover when you make purchases. Click Here for more details.
  • eScrip online mall. (100s of shops, including Home Depot, Target, Apple, popular resturants, etc) to make purchases and earn donations for Hoover at no extra cost to you. Click Here for more details
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Hoover PTSA February 27, 2017 Update

Para la traducción al español de este mensaje, por favor, contact Josefina Rosales: jrosales@sjusd.org or 408-535-6274 .

 
Friends of Hoover Middle School,
 
Welcome back from winter recess!  
Are you receiving Hoover’s Weekly Notes (Parentlink) email and phone message ?
  • The last recorded phone call and email was sent by Hoover principal Don McCloskey 6PM Sunday Feb 26.  If you did not receive it, please call 408-535-6274 or visit the main office and ask to update your contact (Parentlink) email, text and phone contact information!
2017-2018 PTSA Treasurer & Auditor needed
  • Please consider volunteering for the Treasurer or Auditor position for the next school year. Email questions to: hoovermsptsa@gmail.com
  • We have candidates for most key positions for next year, but we still need a Treasurer (and Auditor).
  • It is _required_ that the PTSA have a Treasurer next year, or the PTSA is potentially at risk.
  • Free training is available for the Treasurer and Auditor positions.
  • You will not be on your own! The existing treasurer is termed out, but she will be on the board again next year to help the new treasurer & auditor.

PTSA March meetings:

  • PTSA Board meeting, Monday, March 13 at 7PM. All welcome.
  • PTSA General & Elections meeting, Wednesday, March 22 at 7PM. Board and committee positions still open, please consider volunteering!

Please take the Hoover’s Slogan Survey

  • The Hoover faculty discipline committee (Mr Laskowski, Ms Basore, Ms Jaco, Ms Reyna) is hard at work to replace “Respect and Responsibility” with Hoover’s next-generation, fine-tailored slogan.  We’d like to invite as many families as possible to be a part of the process with a short survey.
  • Could you take ~3-4 minutes out of your day to take this important survey that will help us draft a new school slogan!  click here: https://goo.gl/forms/1FqAn4kNsGIDs4AE2
  • Spread the word!
Yearbook Team needs your Photos
  • Deliver flash drive addressed to Marla Hochmann or email to brejbrand@sjusd.org, mhochman@sjusd.org or hoovermsptsa@gmail.com
  • The yearbook staff is hard at work putting together our memories from this school year. Some of our parents take lots of photos at school events and we’d love it they would share them!
  • Would you be able to help us put the word out to parents that we are seeking their Hoover photos? A flash drive left in my mailbox is fine, or a shared folder somewhere in the cloud works well too. As long as I’m invited to view the folder it doesn’t matter where they’re stored.
  • Any help you can give us in rounding up these treasured memories will be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Marla Hochmann, Barbara Rejbrand, and the Leadership Kids
Save the Date: Dining Out Fundraiser at Las Cazuelas Taqueria, Tuesday March 28 (all day)
  • Eat at Las Cazuelas any time on Tuesday March 28th, mention Hoover Middle School and 20% of the amount spent will be donated by Las Cazuelas to the Hoover PTSA. IMPORTANT: remember to enter the amount you spent on the sign-in sheet at the cash register.
  • Location: A few minute drive from Hoover Middle School at 55 Race St (Race St between Park Ave and The Alameda)
  • NOTE: Date change. This was originally on the calendar for March 29, new date March 28.
Support Hoover with Easy Fundraising while Shopping
  • When shopping, please consider these options, and earn a donation for the Hoover PTSA. Spread the word to family and friends.
  • Amazon — use smile.amazon.com and select “1051 Herbert Hoover Middle PTSA” as your charity.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of purchase price to Hoover PTSA!  Click Here for more details & tips.
  • eScrip. Register credit cards and select Herbert Hoover Middle School PTSA, 1635 Park Ave and merchants that are part of the program will automatically donate to Hoover when you make purchases. Click Here for more details.
  • eScrip online mall. (100s of shops, including Home Depot, Target, Apple, popular resturants, etc) to make purchases and earn donations for Hoover at no extra cost to you. Click Here for more details
Go Hawks!
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PTSA Meeting, Winter Recess, Dining Out Fundraiser

PTSA Meeting Wednesday, February 15, at 7PM.

  • Nominating Committee will present slate of nominations for next year’s PTSA board.
  • Volunteers needed! If you are interested in learning about PTSA board & committee positions please let us know ASAP!
  • Agenda item: The PTSA is considering a survey of the Hoover community to collect feedback and input on school climate. What questions & topics would you like to see on such a survey?
  • Please join us in the Media Center (Library)
  • Hope to see you there!

Next week is winter recess.

  • No school Monday February 20 through Friday February 24th.

Save the Date: Dining Out Fundraiser at Las Cazuelas Taqueria, Tuesday March 28(all day)

  • Eat at Las Cazuelas any time on Tuesday March 28th, mention Hoover Middle School and 20% of the amount spent will be donated by Las Cazuelas to the Hoover PTSA.
  • Location: A few minute drive from Hoover Middle School at 55 Race St (Race St between Park Ave and The Alameda)
  • NOTE: Date change. This was originally on the calendar for March 29, new date March 28.
PTSA  Membership – it’s never too late to become a member!
Easy Fundraising while Shopping
  • When shopping, please consider these options, and earn a donation for the Hoover PTSA. Spread the word to family and friends.
  • Amazon — use smile.amazon.com and select “1051 Herbert Hoover Middle PTSA” as your charity.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of purchase price to Hoover PTSA!  Click Here for more details & tips.
  • eScrip. Register credit cards and select Herbert Hoover Middle School PTSA, 1635 Park Ave and merchants that are part of the program will automatically donate to Hoover when you make purchases. Click Here for more details.
  • eScrip online mall. (100s of shops, including Home Depot, Target, Apple, popular resturants, etc) to make purchases and earn donations for Hoover at no extra cost to you. Click Here for more details
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Hawk Central Student Newspaper Issues 1 & 2

The 1st two issues of Hawk Central the Hoover Middle School student newspaper have been published.  If you were not lucky enough to receive a print copy, you can use the links below to download electronic versions.

The Hawk Central team consists of a team of Hoover students led by teachers Marla Hochman and Barbara Rejbrand.

Recurring features of the newspaper include:

  • Dear Herbie (advice column)
  • Hoover Sports update
  • Birthdays, Horoscope, Jokes and More!

2016-2017-hawk-central-1-thumbHawk Central Issue 1 (click here to download)

  • History of Halloween
  • Halloween dance update
  • Sports Update + Hoover Athletics Director Mr Lilly interview
  • The Alley (original student fiction)
  • and More!

2016-2017-hawk-central-2-thumbHawk Central Issue 2 (click here to download)

  • Electoral college and the Presidential election
  • 8th grade science teacher Mr Pierce interview
  • Dear Herbie (advice column)
  • The Alley continued
  • and More!
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PTSA Meeting Wednesday Feb. 25

Para la traducción al español de este mensaje, por favor, contact Josefina Rosales: jrosales@sjusd.org or 408-535-6274.

Friends of the Hoover Middle School PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association),

Want to be a part of the discussions? Join the Hoover PTSA Wednesday, January 25th @ 7pm in the Media Center (Library) for the general meeting.

All Welcome. All, including parents, students, teachers and staff are welcomed and encouraged to attend. You do not need to be a member. Traducción Español disponibles. Spanish translation available.

PTSA Membership. If you are not yet a member of the PTSA you can sign up at the PTSA meeting, online or using the forms available in the main Hoover office. Link to the forms and online payment options: https://hooverptsa.org/join/

Requesting used uniforms. Please donate your gently used school uniforms at the PTSA meeting. The PTSA is collecting these uniforms and will make them available to Hoover families at a low price. A great way to clean out your closet, and help our school.

 

Box Tops. The PTSA meeting is also a convenient time to drop off your Box Tops. This is another easy way to contribute — each Box Tops earns the PTSA 10 cents. Box Tops can also be dropped off anytime in the collection box in the main office. More info on Box Tops here: www.btfe.com

Remember to like Herbert Hoover Middle School on facebook.

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Support Hoover while Holiday shopping with AmazonSmile

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These days many of us do our Holiday shopping online, the most popular site being Amazon.

Hoover Middle School is registered as a charity with Amazon’s AmazonSmile program. This holiday season, please consider using smile.amazon.com with Hoover as your designated charity.

Click Here to start using AmazonSmile now.

Click Here to get more details on the AmazonSmile program.

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Friday @ Lunch: Hoover Turkey Trot reminder, donations and volunteers

Hoover Middle School Community,
small-turkey Reminder: The Hoover Turkey Trot event is this Friday (Nov 18) at lunch time.
small-turkey Donations: All students should have brought home flyers and fundraiser envelopes. A copy of the flyer is attached. Students should bring their donations in the envelopes to the event on Friday, or use the online payment option below.  Volunteers will collect the donations and distribute the prizes.  Thanks for supporting Hoover Middle School students!
Online donation payment option. Please put a note in/on your envelope that you paid online:
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small-turkeyVolunteers Needed: The PTSA needs “field” volunteers, donation collection volunteers and prize distribution volunteers.
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Next PTSA meeting: Wed Nov 16th

Para la traducción al español de este mensaje, por favor, contact Josefina Rosales: jrosales@sjusd.org or 408-535-6274.
Friends of the Hoover Middle School PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association),

Want to be a part of the discussions? Join the Hoover PTSA Wednesday, November 16th @ 7pm in room 117 for the general meeting.

All Welcome. All, including parents, students, teachers and staff are welcomed and encouraged to attend. You do not need to be a member. Traducción Español disponibles. Spanish translation available.

Agenda Items include:

  • Sports Dinner report
  • Turkey Trot and Holiday lights events
  • Beginning the “Clean it up!” Campaign

Please consider coming early for the Performing Arts Boosters @ 6PM.

PTSA Membership. If you are not yet a member of the PTSA you can sign up at the PTSA meeting, online or using the forms available in the main Hoover office. Link to the forms and online payment options: https://hooverptsa.org/join/

Requesting used uniforms. Please donate your gently used school uniforms at the PTSA meeting. The PTSA is collecting these uniforms and will make them available to Hoover families at a low price. A great way to clean out your closet, and help our school.
Box Tops. The PTSA meeting is also a convenient time to drop off your Box Tops. This is another easy way to contribute — each Box Tops earns the PTSA 10 cents. Box Tops can also be dropped off anytime in the collection box in the main office. More info on Box Tops here: www.btfe.com

Remember to like Herbert Hoover Middle School on facebook.

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