Hoover Elementary

For the 2024-25 school year, generous gifts from parents and community members have allowed PiE to provide $186,401 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 supplement the Innovation Lab staff
  • 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 2024-25 are Susie Wee, Ashley Tseng, Qian Niu, Aditya Sethuraman, Yingbo Zhou, Andrea Ng, Shirley Thomas, Lois Chang, Jenson Ho, and Michelle Sujarit. 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) is a fantastic force for good, funding incredible opportunities for ALL our students across the District! Thanks to this equitable and essential funding for STEM, Innovation Lab, The Arts, and Wellness & Support, we’re able to meet every student’s needs, making their time at Hoover truly special. Our highly trained and experienced professionals work directly with students, ensuring they receive a top-notch, well-rounded education in both core subjects and the arts. A huge thank you to PiE and all our amazing donors who are dedicated to giving our children the very best!”

Nikole Manou, Principal