Hancock Happenings Week of Jan 16

Hancock Happenings Week 21: Jan 16-20
Posted on 01/18/2023
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Martin Luther King Jr Holiday - No School Jan 16th

Monday January 16 is a district holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy the long weekend!

Special Event at Hancock Saturday 1/21

Our Community Schools Coordinator, Abi Avila, has been busy getting our program up and running. We are excited to see community groups already offering services for our families. On Saturday, January 21st, two organizations will be on campus offering the following: 

  • STEP will be holding an “Inflation Response” Food and Diaper Distribution in Hancock’s Parking Lot between 8:00-11:30. They are encouraging families who would like to receive a box of goods to pre-register so they can better prepare. Please visit their website to sign up for a time slot. flyer
  • Navy Medical Center will be offering free Flu Vaccines to DEERS Patients age 4 and older (with parent present) in Hancock’s Health Office from 8:00-11:00.  Supplies are limited. Priority will be given to students, but caregivers may also be offered vaccines if supplies allow. Please bring children’s current immunization record.  No registration is needed. See flyer for more information. 

Students Can Make up Absences at Core Academy on Saturday 1/21

Saturday, Jan 21st is 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 1/21 Core Academy Here

New Sessions of After School Programs Start Soon!

We are pleased to offer a variety of afterschool enrichment opportunities for students. The next sessions of our current programs are offered below:

  • Young Engineers introduces children to the world of STEM through Legos. Their program runs 6 weeks on Fridays from 2:15-3:30. Starts 1/20. If you are interested in signing up your student or would like more information, see our Flyer or visit the program website.
  • 549 Sports teaches the fundamentals of basketball through dynamic drills, fun contests and controlled scrimmaging. Their program runs 8 weeks. Starts 2/7. Cost is $97. Register at 549sports.com or use the registration form.
  • Heartlight Dance teaches children hip hop, aerobic and zumba style dance routines. Their program runs 6 weeks on Thursdays from 12:20-1:20.  Starts 1/26. Cost is $55. www.heartlightsandiego.com Register by calling 619-255-6267 or email [email protected] (Flyer)

Parent Teacher Foundation (PTF) News

Our PTF needs YOU!  Not only does our PTF fund many amazing enrichment programs for your student (ie: field trips, art lessons, garden lessons) but getting involved as a volunteer is a great way to get to know other parents in our community, connect with Hancock’s teachers and staff, and have input into the enrichment programs and activities that happen at Hancock.  

  • Many volunteers are needed in the coming months. Events include Garden Maintenance, Staff Appreciation Week, End of the Year Carnival and Art to Remember fundraiser.  Even if you are not a cleared volunteer through the school office, there are things outside of the school campus that we need your help with.  If you would like to help, contact the PTF Volunteer Coordinator [email protected] to find out how you can help.
  • Join us for the next General PTF Meeting on Wednesday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the Hancock Auditorium. We encourage you to attend without your children, but some child care will be available during the meeting if necessary.

COVID Testing Update

Beggining Jan. 30, 2023, COVID-19 testing will shift from weekly site testing to an all home test kit model. Our last day of on site testing will be on Monday, January 23rd.  If you wish to continue testing your child at home weekly, or as needed, families may pick up free home test kits from the office through the end of the 2022-23 school year. The district will continue contact tracing and case management for all students and staff until further notice.  As a reminder, students should not attend school if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of any cold-like virus, until those symptoms start to improve and there is no fever for 24 hours (without use of fever-reducing medication). If any student tests positive for COVID-19, they should not attend school and report the illness to the school (see below).

Need to Report an Absence?

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. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for volunteer hours? Hancock Elementary has Volunteer Opportunities for Saturday January 21st 7:30am -12:00pm .

Volunteer letters will be provided. (Ages 18+) Contact Ms. Abi at [email protected] 

Upcoming Important Dates

Jan 16 - MLK Jr Day - No School

Jan 21 - Next Core Academy

Jan 21 - STEP Food Distribution and Navy Med Flu Clinic

Feb 3 - Coffee with Principal



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