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  • Hoover Students' Participated in International Dot Day

    The Hoover School community participated in International Dot Day on Friday, September 14, 2018. The day is a celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration. It was inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book, The Dot. “The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.” - http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/ Our students and faculty designed their own dots, which we turned into a masterpiece!

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  • Hoover School Supply Lists for the 2018-2019 School Year

    Click the title above to view the Hoover School supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year.

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  • Hoover's Teacher and Author Shares New Book with Students

    On June 5, 2018, Mrs. Stefanie Dunnigan, a teacher at Hoover School, and her co-author Tina Traina shared with the students' at Hoover their new children's book, Travel Tails: All Bark and No Bite. Travel Tails is the story of a group of dogs and their encounter with a stranger in the neighborhood. The dogs learn that things are not always as they seem. Along the way, the pups learn about acceptance, respect, and compassion. The story allows readers to relate to the different personalities of the pups, while recognizing the joys and challenges that come with friendship. The entire Bergenfield community is proud of Stefanie and Tina who grew up in Bergenfield, met while attending Bergenfield High School, and remain friends today.

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  • Hoover participates in the 2018 Bergen County Youth Art Month art exhibition

    The 2018 Bergen County Youth Art Month (Y.A.M.) art exhibition, touted the theme, “Building Community Through Art”, opened to a packed house of enthusiastic student artists, family members, art educators and Bergen County governmental officials at One Bergen County Plaza this past March. Several dedicated Hoover Elementary School artists’ renderings were displayed in the county-wide art display, which is part of a national program administered by The Council for Art Education (CFAE) providing a “ medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including: problem solving, creativity, observation and communication.”. Congratulations to: Isabella Arce, Ilvin Cabrera, Emmanuel Gonzalez, Alan Lora, Laura Paulino, Justin Suarez, Jillian Suba, Ari Thomas and Angelina Villatoro.

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  • Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey : Hoover Finalists Dominate the Fourth Grade Folder Contest’s 2019 PDFNJ Poster!

    Out of 4,200 entries, only 32 students’ posters were selected from across the State of New Jersey as finalists for their prevention messages at the Fourth Grade Folder Contest Ceremony. Of those 32, five hail from Hoover Elementary School, which literally dominates the PDFNJ poster, because no other school in NJ captured as many spots on that poster, a testament to the artists’ creative fervor, tenacity and penchant for hard work. According to director Angelo Valente, the posters will be distributed to 4th grade classrooms across the State of NJ in the fall. Congratulations to: Kyle Choonoo, Valentina Vargas Felix (or is it Felix Vargas??) Rachael Hurtarte, Luna Palau and Angelina Villatoro for a job well done. Pictured below are: (four of the five - front row - Valentina, Luna, Kyle and Rachael, with Director Angelo Valente and art specialist Charlene Anolik at the award ceremony).

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  • MY COUNTY Poster Contest - Bergen County Clerk’s Election Calendar 2019

    Hoover 4th grader, Kyle Choonoo, will be featured in the 2019 Election Calendar, published by the office of the Bergen County Clerk, John S. Hogan. The MY COUNTY poster contest is a highly competitive, juried art competition held annually in April during County Government Week, culminating with a Law Day award ceremony. Winners of the MY COUNTY Poster Contest are bestowed award certificates and trophies on the steps of the Bergen County Court House. Parenthetically, Law Day was established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as “a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law”. This is the third consecutive year that a Hoover student(s) graced the pages of the Bergen County Election Calendar.

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  • Hoover students capture both NJPAC Fall and Late-Winter Art Exhibition places

    Hoover students capture both NJPAC Fall and Late-Winter Art Exhibition places

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  • Fair Housing: First Place and two Honorable Mentions for Hoover students

    Three Hoover students captured awards in the juried Fair Housing Poster Contest, sponsored by the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey: Kyle Choonoo (4th) - 1st Place; Alan Lora (2nd) and Justin Suarez (3rd) both earned an Honorable Mention.

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  • AAA of North Jersey Traffic Safety Poster Contest

    Hoover 4th Grader, Rachael Hurtarte captures a 3rd place in the AAA of North Jersey Traffic Safety Poster contest – 2018.

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  • Hoover School Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

    Recently, we witnessed the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Maria in the Islands. In order to assist with some of the needs of those impacted on by those hurricanes, Hoover School conducted a coin collection. It ran from September 18, 2017 through to September 26, 2017. This was a great opportunity to reinforce the notion of giving to those in need and demonstrating good citizenship. We collected $222.00 in donations. Half of the funds was sent to “Communities in Schools” with the other half to “Direct Relief”. These agencies received high ratings through Charity Navigator. We are very proud of our Hoover School community!

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  • Hoover Students take 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place at Fair Housing Poster Contest

    The Northern Bergen County Community Housing Resource Board sponsored their annual poster contest which celebrates the Fair Housing Act of 1968. First through eighth grade students across Bergen County are invited to participate in the contest. This year, Hoover third grade scholars Yerik Giraldo, Rachael Hurtarte, and Chanel Lopez took first, second, and third place respectively. Congratulations Yerik, Rachael, and Chanel!

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  • The Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey's annual Fourth Grade Folder Contest Awards Ceremony

    More than 7,000 fourth grade students from across New Jersey participated in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Design a Fourth Grade Folder contest, but just 30 earned their way to the award ceremony held May 3 at the Middlesex County Fire Academy. All 30 fourth grade student finalists received medals for their creative peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention artwork with the theme “Fun Things to Do Instead Of Doing Drugs.” The five finalists from Bergen County included three students from Hoover Elementary School in Bergenfield: Isabella Barrios with her message, “We Run to the Sea Strong and Drug Free,” Angelo Sunga with “All the Places I’ll See ‘Cause I’m Drug Free,” and Alison Zarraga with “To Mars I’d Like to Go, So to Drugs I Say ‘No!’ ”

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  • MEBCI Treble Chorus Festival

    On Saturday, April 29, 2017 Eryn Argonza, Gaby Castilla, Isabella Diaz, Jeremy Magnaye, Nitya Malhotra, and Dan Sanil represented Hoover School at the 2017 MEBCI Treble Chorus Festival. This year, the choir was comprised of approximately 110 fifth and sixth graders from throughout Bergen County. The students have been working hard to prepare their music during lunch for the past month, and their hard work paid off. I'm very proud of how they represented Hoover School and Bergenfield. Click the title for photos from the event. Congratulations to our scholars and Mr. Vavra!

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  • My County Poster Contest

    Angelo Sunga and Isabella Barrios earned honorable mention in the My County Poster Contest. Their images will be featured in the Bergen County Clerk's Election Calendar. They were honored at the county offices. Ms. Anolik, the children's art teacher, was in attendance.

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  • 2017 Bergen County Youth Art Month Exhibition

    On March 16th, 2017, ten of Hoover Elementary School’s most dedicated and creative artists not only dazzled the public with their impressive mixed media renderings, but were honored at the 2017 Bergen County Youth Art Month (YAM) Exhibition, held at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack, NJ. Click the title to read more.

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  • NJPAC Winter Art Exhibition

    We are thrilled to announce that Jeremiah Magnaye, fifth grade student at Hoover School, was one of thirty K-12 grade students in the state of New Jersey to be selected to have his artwork displayed at the NJPAC Winter Art Exhibition. The NJPAC Winter Art exhibition is a highly competitive juried art competition. A reception at NJPAC in Newark, NJ will be held on December 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

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  • World Cultures Celebrates - World Peace Day On September 21st

    On Wednesday, September 21st the world will be celebrating International Peace Day. This day was founded in 1999 by a filmmaker named Jeremy Gilley. His goal was to have a global day of peace and non-violence, where countries all over the world agree to get along. The World Cultures teachers will be working on a “Peace Quilt” that will contain a “patch” made by each of the students signifying what peace means to them. The quilt will be displayed in the school on September 21st along with a Peace Pledge that the students will recite. We are asking you and your students wear blue on Wednesday, September 21st in honor of International Peace Day. We have also attached a copy of the “Peace Pledge” for you. Click the title to read more.

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  • The Dream Rocket Project

    Celebrating America’s next giant leap, interplanetary travel, first through fifth grade students at Hoover Elementary School in Bergenfield, NJ, helped create a 2’ x 2’ acrylic painting for the Dream Rocket Project, which will be one of 8000 squares in a very long quilt that will wrap around a replica of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket, celebrating NASA’s dream of going to Mars and beyond in the not too distant future. According to NASA, their “dream rocket”, the SLS-Orion rocket combo is, “America’s new heavy-lift rocket … the largest launch vehicle ever built and more powerful than the Saturn V rocket that carried Apollo astronauts to the moon”. Flight tests begin in two years with missions to Mars and beyond planned for the mid 2030s. A synergy of art and science in the penumbra of interplanetary travel, the massive, quilt-wrapped replica of the SLS Dream Rocket will eventually be put on temporary exhibit in various locations as it tours the United States.

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  • 2014-2015 AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest

    Hoover Elementary School fourth grader, Megan Santos, captured Second Place in the 2014-2015 AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest. Over 1,400 posters were sent in to AAA from all over northern NJ. The safety slogan that Megan needed to illustrate was “Getting to School Safely”. Charlene Anolik, Megan’s art teacher explained that the AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest is extremely competitive, making Megan’s win very impressive. A representative from AAA will come to Hoover Elementary School on May18th to present Megan with a certificate and cash award.

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  • Fair Housing Poster Contest

    Hoover School, fourth grader, Mehak Imran, captured 2nd Place in the competitive, Northern Bergen County Community Resource Board’s, Fair Housing Poster Contest. Mehak will be awarded a certificate and cash prize at the award ceremony at the Hackensack Recreation Center in May.

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  • "My County" Poster Contest

    The winners of the annual, “My County” Poster Contest, open to all Bergen County fourth graders were announced last Friday, on May 1st, 2015 during an elaborate, Law Day celebration on the steps of the Bergen County Superior Court House. The contest was sponsored by Bergen County Clerk, John S. Hogan, who presented the awards, as well as the Bergen County Sheriff Michael Sardino and Bergen County Surrogate Michael R. Dressler. Hoover Elementary School’s Nashrah Ahsan, captured the First Place Award in the “My County” Poster Contest, and her classmate, Megan Santos, took home an Honorable Mention. Click the title to see their artwork.

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  • Read-A-Thon At Hoover School

    The Hoover Elementary School community is participating in a Read-A-Thon from February 16, 2015 to February 27, 2015. It is an exciting and easy way for our students and parents to get interested about reading with the added bonus of raising funds for educational and entertainment programs in our school. Click the title to visit our Read-A-Thon page and make a donation.

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  • Hoover School Orchestra Plays for the Residents of Brookside Gardens

    On Tuesday, December 23, 2014, members of the Hoover School String Orchestra and Band performed for the senior residents of Brookside Gardens. The String Orchestra performed the following selections: Falling Snowflakes, Huron Carol, French Folk Song, and Dreidel, Dreidel. The Band performed the following selections: Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Good King Wenceslas, and Jingle Bells. The students were excited to share their talents with community members, and spread holiday cheer.

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  • Noetic Learning Math Contest

    On November 14, 2014, seventy students from Hoover Elementary School competed in the Noetic Learning Math Contest. Noetic Learning Math Contest is a national elementary math problem solving contest held twice a year. 19,367 young mathletes representing 1,279 teams across the country participated in this year’s fall contest. Click the title to read more.

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  • Fire Safety Winner

    Hoover School student, Krit Jain, was the town-wide winner for first-grade in the Bergenfield Fire Department’s Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest. During October, members of the Bergenfield Fire Department visited the elementary schools to teach the students about fire prevention and safety. Following the presentations, students created posters based on the theme, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives.” As the winner of the poster contest, Krit and his parents were driven to school on a fire truck. They were accompanied by Fireman Adam Marchick and greeted upon arrival to school by students and the faculty.

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  • Compassion Project

    This November the students of Hoover School have been learning about the character trait of compassion. The students of Mrs. Roth’s third grade class have learned that people can show their compassion for others by saying something kind or doing something helpful, whether that be helping family members or spending time with those who may need companionship. To put their lessons into action, Mrs. Roth’s third graders planned a visit to Brookside Gardens, located next to Hoover School, to spend time with the senior citizen residents. In preparation, the students gathered books to read, created Thanksgiving cards, and thought about what they might talk about with the senior citizens. On November 25th, the students were warmly greeted at Brookside Gardens. They sung a hello song to the residents that had gathered as a prologue to their visit. The students were eager to find someone to read to, and before long all 16 third graders were seated next to one or more seniors who hung on every word the students read. Upon finishing their books, the students challenged their reading buddies to a game of tic-tac-toe. The smiling faces of both the residents and students revealed how much everyone enjoyed the visit. As the students said goodbye to their new friends, many of them shared their desire to go back and visit again. They realized that showing compassion feels just as good as receiving it.

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  • Author Visit

    Scott Alboum, a children’s author and illustrator, visited Hoover School on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. He is the author of two children’s books titled, Don’t Dress Me Up for Halloween That’s Just Mean and Don’t Give Up on Thanksgiving Day. Mr. Alboum presented his work to students in grades K-5. He walked the students through his creative processes of coming up with an idea, getting the ideas onto paper, and publishing his work. Mr. Alboum shared his inspirational journey towards becoming a published author. He encouraged all of the students to set big goals and work hard to achieve them. Many students commented that their favorite part was watching Mr. Alboum draw his characters.

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  • Hoover Elementary School Celebrates September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

    The Hoover Elementary School community celebrated Patriot Day/ September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The students and faculty gathered by the flag flying at half-staff to join the nation in a moment of silence. First grade student Nicolas Cardona played the National Anthem on the piano for the entire school. Mr. William Fleming, principal of Hoover school, and teacher Mr. Kevin Schultz shared with students the meaning of Patriot’s Day. They discussed the importance of everyday heroes. Mr. Fleming challenged the students to volunteer as a way to honor the heroes of September 11th, especially the United States Armed Forces and First Responders.

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