Hancock Happenings Week of Nov 14

Hancock Happenings Week 12
Posted on 11/14/2022
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Parent Teacher Conferences Week of Nov 14 - 18th

During the week of November 14-18 (Monday - Friday) each day will be a minimum day in order to accommodate parent/teacher conferences.  Each day will be like a Thursday, dismissing at 12:00 for Kindergarten and 12:15 for grades 1-5.  Please be sure your student knows what the after-school plan is for these early dismissal days.

Flag Assembly This Week

November’s Flag Assembly, originally scheduled for Nov 3rd, will be held this week. On Thursday, Nov 17, come join us on the central quad for a whole school flag salute, student award presentation, and recognition of our top fundraisers from the Monster Dash.  Assembly starts at 7:55am. 

Scholastic Book Fair Continues Through Friday

Our Book Fair continues in our library this week during your child's library time. Students can purchase books with cash or eWallet. eWallet is a worry-free, cash-free way to make purchases. If you would like to buy additional books for your outside their library visit, you can shop online! For Hancock’s online shop or to set up eWallet visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/hancockelemsch1 

5th Graders Families

Hancock’s 5th grade students will have a choice to make in the coming weeks. 5th graders in the Canyon Hills Cluster choose between the two middle schools, DePortola and Farb. To help families and students make the decision, 5th graders visit the schools for a tour. In addition, parent meetings are held at each school to overview the options. Parent meetings are scheduled for the evenings of Nov 16 & 17. Students will visit schools during school hours on Nov 29 and Dec 9 as a field trip. See letter for information on the parent meetings this week.

New After School Sports Program Begins Nov 29

Looking for something active for your student to do after school?  549 Sports will be starting a new After School Basketball program here at Hancock after the Thanksgiving holiday. Their basketball curriculum allows children to learn on and off the court. Their goal is to empower children with confidence through sports. Kids are divided by age and skill level. The fast-paced classes will cover the fundamentals of basketball through dynamic drills, fun contests, and controlled scrimmaging. See flyer for cost, schedule and how to sign up. Note this is only open to grades K-5, not UTK.

Holiday Assistance for our Military Families

With the holidays upon us, we are sharing community resources that our families can reach out to for extra support. If you have questions or need personal assistance, please contact Abi Avila in our Hancock Office or at [email protected]

STEP Into the Holidays - Support the Enlisted Project is offering assistance with several holiday programs for food and gifts. Visit https://www.teamstepusa.org/stepintotheholidays to apply and for more information.

PTF News 

  • Nov 17 - Join us for a dining out fundraiser at Jersey Mike's! Jersey Mike's will give our school 20% back from all purchases made with our flyer, or on your phone. You can bring it in, order on the app, or show your phone at the checkout at the Jersey Mike's on Murphy Canyon Road. Please make sure you let them know it's for Hancock Elementary, and enjoy your subs! 

  • New T-shirt/sweatshirt spirit gear order forms will be coming out in the next few weeks. Watch for them coming home with your student.

  • Winter Movie Night - December 9th at Hancock. More information to follow.

  • If you haven't already, connect with us on our PTF Facebook page

Students Can Make up Absences at Core Academy

Saturday, Dec 3rd 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 12/3 Core Academy Here

Getting Ready to Move?

We know some of our families are getting ready for moves over the holidays. If you learn of your move date, please be sure to communicate with the front office so we can be prepared for the transfer of records. You can reach our clerk, Mrs. Beeler, at 619-605-3200 Option 2.

Students Absent With COVID-like Symptoms

Please keep your child home when they’re sick. There are a number of illnesses occurring at the same time currently (COVID, Flu and RSV):  Related News Article    If your student has any COVID-like, Flu or RSV symptoms (see list), please keep them home until the symptoms have improved and a negative COVID-19 test result has been achieved.  If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please complete the Reporting Tool: https://sforce.co/3HOD3ZL 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.  

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 also call our phone line at 619-605-3200 and press 1 for attendance to leave a message.  Please be specific in your reason. Building strong, trusting relationships that promote a feeling of belonging is fundamental to improving student attendance & engagement. http://bit.ly/1oqfID7 #SchoolEveryDay               

No School Week of Thanksgiving

All SDUSD schools are closed during the week of Nov 21 - 25 for the Fall or Thanksgiving Break. School resumes Monday, Nov 28th.  

Upcoming Important Dates

Nov 14-18 - Minimum Days All Week (12:15 dismissal)/Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov 15 - Choice Application Deadline

Nov 17 - Flag Assembly 7:55am

Nov 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Dec 2 - Coffee with the Principal (8:00a)

Dec 3 - Core Academy (Sat 8-12)

Dec 5 - SSC Meeting

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