Hancock Happenings Week of Nov 7, 2022

Hancock Happenings Week 11
Posted on 11/07/2022
Hancock Eagle

Time Change Beginning Sunday

Don't forget to set your clock back when you wake up on Sunday morning. Daylight Savings officially ends at 2:00am Sunday, November 6th. 

Veterans Day - No School Fri., Nov 11th 

In observance of Veterans Day all district schools and offices will be closed. We take this day to honor those who have served in the Armed Services.  School will resume on Monday, November 14th.

National Veterans and Military Families Month

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month: You’re Everything! Visit this website to order fun giveaways, listen to podcasts on topics that matter to you. 

Scholastic Book Fair is Back!

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from November 7th - 18th during your child's library time:

  • Students can purchase books at the book fair during their classroom library time during the 2 weeks that fair is open. 
  • Purchases can be made with cash or using eWallet. eWallet is a worry-free, cash-free way to make purchases. Anyone can contribute to your child’s eWallet if you share it with friends and family, who can then add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:


Picture Make-Up Day Wed., Nov 9th

If your student missed the original picture day, or if you would like to retake the photo, Lifetouch is offering a “retake day” at Hancock. Photographers will be on campus Wednesday, November 9th. All new students or students who were absent on the original picture day will be photographed. Teachers will only send students for retakes if they know the student needs it done, so please be sure to communicate in advance with the teachers. If you have questions about your student’s pictures or orders, contact Lifetouch at this link or 800-736-4753.

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 make any childcare arrangements if your child is not already in Prime Time, ASYMCA, MCKC or MCYC.  If you have not signed up for a conference please contact your child’s teacher on how you may sign up.  

PTF News 

  • Join Hancock’s Parent Teacher Foundation (PTF) on Wednesday night, November 9th at 6 p.m. for their PTF General Meeting. All parents are welcome! We will be going over some important things, INCLUDING volunteer sign ups for our December activities! We will be meeting in the school auditorium, and there will be an agenda passed out to every parent that attends. If you can't make it in person, we will have a zoom link available so you don't have to miss out! If you haven't already, connect with us on our PTF Facebook page

  • 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.

5th Graders Begin to Look to Middle School

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.

New After School Sports Program Begins Nov 29

549 Sports will be starting a new After School Basketball program in late November here at Hancock. This is an organized after school basketball curriculum that allows your child 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.

San Diego Unified School Choice Application Closes Nov. 15

All pupils who are residents of San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) are guaranteed enrollment in their neighborhood school. School Choice applications for K through 12th grade are only necessary if you want your child to attend a school other than your neighborhood school, or if you reside outside of SDUSD boundaries. If you have a student here at Hancock but have moved outside our school boundary, you will need to submit a Choice Application for them to remain at Hancock next year. Late applications may be submitted and will be processed in time/date order received, however choice priorities do not apply to applications submitted after November 15, 2022. Parent notifications of the lottery results will be sent via email in early March 2023.  To apply for a choice school, visit the Choice Enrollment Website.  Please contact our school clerk Mrs. Beeler, with any questions.

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.                 

Upcoming Important Dates

Nov 6 - Daylight Savings Ends

Nov 7 - SGT Meeting 2:30pm

Nov. 7-18 - Scholastic Book Fair

Nov 9 - Picture Retakes 8:00am

Nov 11 - Veterans Day - No School

Nov 11 - End of 1st Grading Period

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

Nov 17 - Flag Assembly 7:55am

Nov 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Important Dates Approaching - Stay Informed!

November begins the holiday season and with it, many important dates to be aware of. There will be days with no school, extra minimum days and many special events. Be sure you have these dates on your calendars! If you do not have a Hancock Calendar, download one here and put it on your refrigerator!  You can also subscribe to our calendar on our website (iCalendar or RSS feeds) so it’s always on your phone. Check the Hancock Website and/or Hancock Facebook page frequently for updates.



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