Welcome to Hooper PTA

       As the PTA at Hooper Elementary, we are excited about the upcoming school year. Our goal this year is to unite faculty, students, p...

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Grandparents Lunch

Hooper PTA invites grandparents, or a special guest, to join their student for our annual Grandparents’ Lunch on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 between 11:15 and 1:15. Grandparents will be able to purchase school lunches ahead of time or bring their own lunches. 
An order form/instruction letter was sent home last week. Additional forms are available at the school. The Book Fair will also be open during the Grandparents lunch.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Our Book Fair is Coming!

February 6th - 8th

Shop Online  HERE 

Jan. 31 - Feb. 13

Support our school by shopping online!
    • Order books for all ages and grades
    • Enjoy a larger, expanded selection
    • Grow our library - shop our school wish list
    • Support your teachers' classroom wish lists
    • Share your wish list with family and friends
    • Access all hours from your home or device

Monday, January 22, 2018

Dear Parents,
January 22-26 is White Ribbon Week at our school. Our goal is to empower our kids to take charge of what they view, what they post, and what they pass along. No one can make you watch something you don't want to watch! As parents we want to protect our kids from all online dangers. It's a tough job! But when kids know exactly what to do, they do a great job of making choices to keep themselves safe!
Each Day we'll learn a "Power Boost" Message:
Monday: "I have the power to not view or share embarrassing or negative information."
Tuesday: "I have the power to tell an adult if anything makes me feel uncomfortable or scared." 
Wednesday: "I have the power to ask before I download."
Thursday: "I have the power to turn it off."
Friday: "I have the power to help my friends make safe choices online." 
Please discuss these power boosts together with your family. Ask your child to share what they learn each day! The greatest protection comes as you discuss your values and establish media rules together. 
Talking is the key! Kids very often lack the ability to discern online dangers. They need you to help them sort through all the media that surrounds them. Don't worry that your child seems so young. Now is the time! The average age at which a child sees inappropriate images is age 9. If your child has seen indecent material, remember not to blame or shame. Stay calm and express love. Remind them that they can talk to you about anything! Together you can make a plan to use technology safely for learning and fun! 
- Your White Ribbon Committee

6 Things you can do today to protect your child:
1. Have an open, calm conversation about online choices today. Decide together on some rules that will keep your family safe.
2. Install an internet filter on your computer today. 
3. Set up parental controls on your TV.
4. Set up "Safe Search" on Google Images and "safety mode" on YouTube. Instructions at https://www.google.com/safetycenter/families/start/
5. Disable internet browsers on ipods, ipads, phones, amd game systems (including handheld).
6. Give the parent of your child's best friend a call. Agree on mutual online rules when your child is at the other's house.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Our STEM Night will be held on Monday, March 26th 5:00pm-7:00pm. We will be sending home more info as it gets closer. 
If you would like to help with STEM Night, please let us know. Please email hooperpta@gmail.com or text Kadee @ 8016825658.
Our next STEM meeting will be February 26th at 3:30 in the extra 6th grade room if you'd like to join us.