Hancock Happenings Week of Oct 31

Hancock Happenings Week 10
Posted on 10/31/2022
Hancock Eagle

Halloween at Hancock

Get ready for a spooky Halloween parade! We are so excited to welcome back our Halloween parade at school on Monday, October 31st! To accommodate the large number of students, we will have to break up the parade into two groups:        UTK & K: 8:00 - 8:30a and 1st-5th grades: 1:30-2:00p

Both times will be at the main quad area. Gates will remain open in the morning for parents that would like to come to watch the early parade and will open again at 1:25 for the 2nd parade. Please remember that costumes must be able to be worn to school or be able to be put on without requiring assistance from staff, students may not bring toy weapons/accessories/or masks, and candy is not allowed at school

Plastic Free Day - Menu Change Wed Nov. 2

Wednesday 11/2 is “National Plastic Free Day” and Food Services will not be using plastic that day, a slight menu change has been made for that day and no plastic utensils will be available from the cafeteria. Menu Change: Sun Butter & Jelly Sandwich in place of yogurt   and at the Salad Bar: Jicama and celery sticks in place of Romaine lettuce and canned fruit.

Fall Photos by Lifetouch

Last week, students who were photographed in October were sent home with pre-ordered photo packages or a proof of the photo with information about ordering. If your student missed 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. If you would like to have them retake the fall photo, please send back the photo packet/proof with your student or give it directly to their teacher. This will let the teacher know to send your student for a retake on this day. If you have not seen the proof that was sent home, you can visit Lifetouch and enter your student’s ID number (this is the number they log into their laptop with) to see the photo and place orders.

Monstrous Fundraising! 

Our Monster Dash was a great time last week. Students got to run or walk with their classmates with the music playing on Hancock’s track. Fun was had by all. We really appreciate all the parents and family members who were able to come and cheer on their students and even do a few laps themselves. It’s great being able to have our community come together for these events this year. 

On the fundraising side, our results have been MONSTROUS, too. To date, we have raised $36,614.  We are so excited that our families have successfully worked to raise this money for our school and students! This allows our programs, field trips and classrooms to continue to have additional funds to enrich your students’ experience here at Hancock. The fundraising is still open, if you have additional donations. We are just 5 states away from getting a donation from EVERY state. If you know anyone from ND, SD, WY, VT, or NH, we’d love to complete our state map and get a donation from EVERY state. The deadline is 3:00pm Thursday Nov. 3rd. You can still turn in money or accept online donations until this deadline. www.getmovinfundhub.com

Students Can Make up Absences at Core Academy

This Tues, Nov 1st is the final day to sign students up to attend this weekend’s Core Academy.  On Saturday, Nov 5th Core Academy will be offered and is an additional instructional day (4 hours on a Saturday) offering academic support and allows students to make up one full day of absence. Please complete this Google Form to register your student. Sign Up for 11/5 Core Academy Here  The following session will be Sat. Dec 3rd. 

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.

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.

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.

Parents/Volunteers on Campus

We are very happy to be able to have our families on campus this year supporting our teachers and students. With additional visitors, comes responsibility to be sure our students safety and privacy are protected. A few important reminders:

  • All volunteers must be cleared by the office with a background check, TB clearance and an acknowledgement of volunteer Code of Conduct

  • All volunteers must sign in at the office and wear a badge identifying them as a volunteer

  • No volunteers can be on campus without prior arrangements with a classroom teacher or other staff member

  • All volunteers are expected to be under the supervision of a teacher or staff member. At this time, we are not allowing parents to sit with their children at lunch or go out to play with them at recess. Please speak with our administration if you have a specific need for an exception to this rule.

Students Absent With COVID-like Symptoms

Please keep your child home when they’re sick.  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.  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. 

Big Brother Big Sister of San Diego County

Big Brothers Big Sisters is having an Open House for families to enroll their students for a Big Brother or Big Sister. They have a few programs, one of which is Operation Bigs - matching military-dependent students to a mentor.  The Open House will provide help filling out your application and get all your questions answered!  TUESDAY , NOVEMBER 1ST  5:00PM - 7:00PM - 4305 University Ave #590, San Diego, CA 92105  RSVP at www.SDBigs.org/OpenHouse  Se habla espanol.                      

Upcoming Important Dates

Nov 2 - National No Plastics Day

Nov 2 - PTF Meeting 2:30p

Nov 3 - Flag Assembly 7:50am

Nov 5  - Core Academy 8:00am

Nov 7 - SGT Meeting 2:30pm

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 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

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