Mr. Fleming and I are excited to bring back the Kids Heart Challenge this year! In years past, we were able to have parents attend and watch their child participate in the kids' heart activities, but unfortunately with COVID, we cannot do that this year. We are thrilled that our students will be able to help raise and donate money for people fighting against heart diseases and strokes. In addition, we are teaching our students about the importance of heart health. Back in 2020, our school raised $1,185, and I am hoping that we can beat this amount and raise more this year. Click the title to read more.
Our school is proudly participating in The Great Kindness Challenge, a week-long program dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion in communities worldwide. In light of the life-altering global pandemic, we believe it’s more important than ever to give our students the opportunity to participate in this uplifting week of kindness. To help our students practice kindness and put their compassion into action, they will receive a Great Kindness Challenge checklist. Click the title to read more.
The first week in October is the “Week of Respect.” It is observed by schools across New Jersey as a way of supporting the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. We have scheduled daily events during the week to promote positive character education through activities that increase awareness of harassment, intimidation, and bullying behaviors while teaching skills for prevention and remediation. We are encouraging our students to unite and show school spirit together with their peers. Click the title to see the daily events.
Congratulations to our Hoover Scholars for donating 145 boxes of cereal to a local food bank as part of the Bergen County Food Security Task Force's Hunger Action Month! Attached please find our video of the cereal domino chain. The domino chain demonstrates that we are all interconnected and play a part in holding each other up. Way to go Scholars!
Hoover School achieved bronze level recognition as part of EZ Ride's 2020 Safe Routes to School Award presented by EZ Ride! This year, more than 100 schools and municipalities served by EZ Ride were recognized by the New Jersey Department of Transportation for their Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program and included 51 Gold, 20 Silver, 18 Bronze, and 27 First Step Awardees. Click the title to read more.
It is with Bear Pride that we once again congratulate three young Bergenfield artists from both Hoover and Franklin Elementary Schools who captured major visual arts accolades in the prestigious, state-wide, juried, NJPAC 2021 Spring Virtual Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and the Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ), a venerated decades-old partnership. Click the title to read more.