Hoover Elementary

For the 2023-24 school year, generous gifts from parents and community members have allowed PiE to provide $189,016 for use at Hoover. These funds will be used for these vital programs affecting every child at Hoover:

  • To pay for Spectra Art lessons from Gretel Colvert for every classroom, to ensure every child is exposed to the creativity and challenge of art
  • To fund the Instructional Assistants providing an integrated approach to learning including science, math, writing, and poetry. The Instructional Assistants support hands-on programs, collaborate/co-teach/teach lessons, and enhance instruction for all Hoover students
  • To fund the three Aides for the Kinder classrooms (Younju Han, Fiona Chew, and Raji Ramamurth) who collaborate with teachers to provide support for the active, academic, social, and emotional learning that takes place at this specific grade level
  • To fund school-based counseling that helps all staff maximize social and emotional learning for all children
  • Through a grant to the district, PiE also helps fund the music and dance programs for all elementary schools

Your Hoover PiE Representatives for 2023-24 are Susie Wee, Ashley Tseng, Qian Niu, Aditya Sethuraman, Yingbo Zhou, Andrea Ng, Shirley Thomas, Lois Chang, and Jenson Ho. Questions about PiE? Please email them at hoover@papie.org.

School Address & Phone Number:

445 E. Charleston Road Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 320-8106

“Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) provides funding across the District that benefits ALL students. This equitable and important funding for STEM, The Arts, and Wellness & Support allows us to attend to the needs of all of our students, supporting and enriching their experiences at Hoover. Highly trained and experienced individuals working directly with students instructionally means students in Palo Alto are receiving a strong, well-rounded education in specific content areas and in the arts. Thank you PiE, and thank you to all our donors who are focused on providing the best for our children!”

Jim Sherman, Principal