Hancock Happenings Week 23: Jan 30-Feb 3

Hancock Happenings Week of Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2023
Posted on 01/31/2023
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UTK Enrollment for 2023-2024 School Year

Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) will continue to be available in the coming school year for students born between September 2, 2018 - September 1, 2019.  The initial “pre-enrollment” will be online between Feb. 1 - 28, 2023. Visit the district’s UTK Website to stay informed.

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) will be meeting on Thursday, February 2nd at 5:30 over Zoom to contribute to a site-wide needs assessment survey to inform our site goals and budget decisions, and identify any areas of need.  All are welcome to attend and provide their input.

 Join via Zoom:  https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/87535370066

Meeting ID: 875 3537 0066

Summer School at Hancock

Hancock Elementary will be a host site for the LevelUp Summer 2023 academic program. Our Summer Academic Program will run on the following dates/times:

  • June 20 - July 21 (No School on July 3rd or July 4th) 
  • 8:00 am-1:00 pm 
  • PrimeTime After School Program will be available during summer for qualified students who are enrolled in the Academic Program. A separate application will be required for PrimeTime.

Enrollment forms were sent home with students last week and are due back to Hancock at the end of February.  Additional forms are available in the office or download here. Visit the District’s Extended Learning Opportunities website for more information.

San Diego Unified is Now Hiring!

Beginning Feb 1, SDUSD  begins its annual Pre-Qualification Recruitment Schedule. A pre-qualified pool is a group of applicants who meet the requirements and have successfully passed the examination process for a specific position title that is designated as a pre-qualified position. Pre-Qualified recruitments are only open at certain times of the year and are open to all who wish to apply. 

2023 Pre-Qualification Dates: If you are interested in getting pre-qualified for these front office positions, see flyer

Feb 1 - 15: Administrative Assistant I, Administrative Aide, Elementary School Assistant

Mar 1 - 15: School Clerk, Clerk Typist

Ongoing: Paraeducator- Independence Facilitator (PIF): these positions support individual students in their classrooms. Once you qualify for this position, you could potentially work at Hancock as a substitute when staff are out or be eligible for a salaried position when one becomes available. To apply to qualify for this position, visit this website.

Hancock Elementary is Hiring Noon Duty staff - Hancock is looking for hourly staff to assist with supervising students at lunch and recess. If you are interested, contact Dawn Van Boxtel in the front office to learn how to apply. 

Sign Up for Next Core Academy Now

Saturday, Feb 25th will be the next Core Academy session at Hancock. Core Academy is an additional instructional day (4 hours on a Saturday) offering academic support and allows students to make up one full day of absence. Students must sign up ahead of time to attend. Please complete this Google Form to register your student. Sign Up for 2/25 Core Academy Here

PTF Dining Out Fundraiser

Hey, parents! Don't want to make dinner? Do you want to also support our little eaglettes? Go to McDonald's on Tierrasanta Boulevard on January 31st between 5 and 7 p.m. for dinner. McDonald's will be giving back 10% of all sales made to the school. You can show them the poster or mention the school when you order. Thanks for your generous and continued support! 

Are You an Online Shopper? 

Hancock has recently signed up for School Store. We can earn money from your online shopping if you start your shopping through School Store and identify Hancock as your beneficiary. There are over 400 merchants that participate. Stores like Walmart, Kohl’s, Chewy, Home Depot and Best Buy! Please consider visiting schoolstore.com and check out their offerings. We only get credit if you start your shopping at their website and designate Hancock Elementary in San Diego.

Menu Update

Beginning the week of January 30, the lunch menu on Wednesday and Thursday will be changing

Wed - Choices will be Cheeseburger or Yogurt Parfait w/Graham Cracker

Thursday- Choices will be Chicken Patty or Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (updated)

Please be aware that the menu may change without notice due to supply, inventory, or delivery issues. Students are always welcome to bring lunch from home. Visit the Food & Nutrition Services website for information and links to menus.

Friendship Grams

Our School Safety Patrol will be selling Friendship Grams for delivery on Valentine’s Day. Sales will be during the week of Feb 6. in front of the school before and after school. Watch for details coming next week. 

Reserve Your Yearbook Today!

Reserve a copy of the 2022-2023 yearbook for your student today. Purchase online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ School ID 13554723. Prices are currently $14 but go up at the end of February and will continue to increase the closer we get to the deadline. So, order yours today!  Yearbooks will be delivered to students in June.

COVID-19 Testing & Student Illnesses

Please keep your child home when they’re sick.  They must be at least 24-hours fever and vomit/diarrhea free (unmedicated) before returning to school. If your student has any COVID-like symptoms (see list), please keep them home until the symptoms have improved and a negative COVID-19 test result has been achieved.  At home test kits are available for all students from the school’s health office. 

If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please complete the Self Reporting Tool and notify the school’s health office. If you have any questions about when and what is required for your student to return to school, please contact our health office at 619-605-3200, Option 3.  

If your child will be absent please be sure to report your absence to the office, not just your teacher.  You may report the absence using this google form OR you may call our phone line at 619-605-3200 and press 1 for attendance to leave a message any day/time.  Please be specific in your reason. 

Upcoming Important Dates

Jan 31 - PTF Family Dining Out Fundraiser - McDonald’s on Tierrasanta Bl

Feb 1 - Pre-Enrollment Application Window opens for UTK

Feb 1 - 13 - Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

Feb 3 - Coffee with Principal Hightower 8:00am

Feb 6 - 10 - Friendship Grams on Sale

Feb 9 - Flag Assembly 7:55am

Feb 9 - 100th Day of School

Feb 17 -20 - President’s Holiday Weekend - No School

Feb 25 - Core Academy (Sign Up Here)



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