What's New at Hoover Elementary
To better inform our families about schedule changes, the Dubuque Community School District will begin offering text messaging for weather-related and emergency alerts from the district. The service is offered through School Messenger, the system the district currently uses for mass email messages and automated phone calls.
HERE’S HOW TO BE SURE YOU RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES:
- On TUESDAY, FEB. 21, between approximately 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. all phone numbers on file for families and staff will receive a text message asking them to opt in.
- If your phone has SMS or text messaging capability, you will receive the initial message.
- When you receive this text, REPLY “Yes” or “Y” to confirm that you’d like to continue receiving text messages.
- That’s it! You will then receive text messages for weather and emergency alerts.
- You can opt out of these text messages at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.
PLEASE NOTE: The district will only use text messages for weather-related or emergency purposes, not for general district information. Subscribers are responsible for any applicable text messaging charges from their carrier.
The Hoover book fair will run on Wednesday, February 22nd from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, February 23rd from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. It will be in the gym. Stop by and see all the great new books!
Registration for 2017-2018 free four-year-old preschool in the Dubuque Community School District will begin on Monday, Feb. 6. This includes Dubuque’s 13 public schools offering preschool through the Statewide Voluntary Free Preschool Program.
Parents and guardians may register students in person at the selected site, beginning when that site’s office opens on February 6. Proof-of-age, preferably a birth certificate, is required to register a student. A passport or signed immunization record will be accepted if necessary. Initial paperwork can be found online at www.dbqschools.org/preschool.
The October edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!
This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.
While yellow school buses are common, it’s not everyday a helicopter lands at school.
On Friday, Oct. 28, Mercy Medical Center – Dubuque’s AirCare 3 helicopter landed at Hoover Elementary School to the delight of students. The flight crew then talked to students about the helicopter and their work, with students having an opportunity to sit in the helicopter.
The aircraft joined Engine Company 502 from the Dubuque Fire Department, which provided fire safety information and vehicle tours to students.
Thanks to both Mercy Medical Center and the Dubuque Fire Department for an exciting morning at Hoover!
The Dubuque Community School District will join school districts across the Midwest in celebrating the third-annual Midwest Menu event on Thursday, Oct. 6. Over 7,000 students in Dubuque and over 500,000 throughout the region will join in the event, which celebrates healthy, regional, and sustainable school meals.
Get to know the Marshallese Community at this free informational session being offered on Tuesday, November 1st from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Loras College Alumni Center. Click here to get more information about this great free event!
This school year is now in full swing — and it all started with day one. Check out this year’s first day of school video: