Weekly News Feb 28, 2022

Hancock Happenings Week 25 (Feb 28)
Posted on 02/28/2022
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Read Across America Spirit Days!

Each year, a Read Across America celebration is held during the week of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. This year’s celebrations will be held Feb 28-March 4. To celebrate, Hancock PTF is inviting students to come to school each day dressed as that day’s Dr. Seuss book.

Monday-Cat in the Hat Day (wear a hat)

Tuesday-Fox in Socks Day (wear silly or mismatched socks)

Wednesday-Sleep Book Day (wear pajamas)

Thursday-On Beyond Zebra Day (wear a shirt with an animal or animal print)

Friday-Green Eggs and Ham Day (wear green)

Also, the PTF would like to encourage students to play a game of BINGO. Fill out one row or fill the whole card. Have fun and post your BINGO card in the PTF Facebook group page when finished next week

Summer School Enrollment Deadline 2/28

These are the schools in our area that will be hosting SDUSD Level Up summer programs: Kumeyaay ES, Vista Grande ES, Tierrasanta ES, Farb MS and Canyon Hills HS. The session runs a full 5 weeks, 4 hours/day.  Program dates are June 21 – July 22 for elementary and middle school. High school runs one week longer ending July 29. Registration is open now until February 28th. PrimeTime will also be available at the host schools. Enrollment into PrimeTime is a separate process.

Summer Program Website                 Summer Registration              PrimeTime Summer Information

Parent Teacher Foundation (PTF) News

Meeting ID: 831 5443 7494             Password: Eagles

  • Dine Out with Panda Express Mar. 4th - Guess what time it is? Dining Out with Hancock Elementary! This time, we have partnered with Panda Express for Friday March 4th. You will have to order delivery or pickup, and apply the code VFR06904 at checkout. The school will receive 28% of the total sales made on Friday, March 4th with the online code VFR06904! The best part? All your friends and family can participate as well! So tell anyone with a Panda Express nearby to order out on Friday, March 4th with the online code provided above. flyer

Math Workshop for Families Mar. 3

On Thursday, March 3rd at 10:00am, the SDUSD Office of Family Engagement and the Elementary Math Dept. will present a math workshop for grades K-5 to provide support for families at home.  This session will focus on Place Value. See the linked flyer for more information and how to log in to the Zoom session.

Scholastic Book Fair Continues Until Mar 3rd

Students will have another opportunity this week to visit the Book Fair with their classroom during their library time. You can send students with cash or use the cash-free payment option called eWallet. It's a convenient digital account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute, too!  In addition, you can shop online at our school's Virtual Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school. Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:


Free Shoes for Students and Siblings

Throughout the year, various community organizations provide our school with a great amount of donations which include clothing, shoes, backpacks, books, school supplies, food, and more. This spring we have partnered with the organizations Shoes That Fit and The Church at Rancho Bernardo, who will provide shoes to our students, whether they have a parent on deployment, have multiple children in the household, are experiencing any type of hardship, or have just grown quickly and need a new pair of shoes!

Hancock is so fortunate to have partners like these who have the desire and ability to assist our amazing military families, so we encourage you to receive these offerings! Please fill out this form and click "submit" so we can provide your children (siblings included, whether or not they attend Hancock) with shoes!

ADAPT Family Resources

ADAPT is the first research-based parenting program developed specifically to assist military families with school-aged children.  The Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) in the Tierrasanta area would like to host an ADAPT parenting program in the area.  See Flyer for more information or contact our MFLC, Mary Bellos at:  [email protected] if you have any questions.

PrimeTime Afterschool Program Information for 2022-2023

Lost and Found Fridays!

Starting this week, we will be rolling out the rack of jackets and sweatshirts that have been piling up in our Lost & Found. After school each Friday, watch for the racks to be near the main gate so parents can look for student lost items.

California School Parent Survey - Your Input is Needed

The CalSCHLS system is a tool for our district and school to collect quality local data which can be used to improve student academic performance and social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health of all youth. Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.  The survey window is open until March 25, 2022.  Please follow this link to take the survey: https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wed/ts/Ncya.  Your data is anonymous and questions apply to Hancock only. If you have more than one child at this school, you will only need to complete one survey for this school. Please fill out just one survey about the school using your oldest child as a reference.

Core Academy Saturday Mar. 12

Does your student have absences to make up? Could he/she use some extra academic support?  Core Academy not only provides students with an opportunity to receive additional instruction in various core subject areas, but it also gives students the ability to make up one full day of absence and up to 4 tardies!. The instruction during these Saturday sessions is led by Hancock teachers.  The next session will be Saturday, March 12 from 8:00a to 12:00p. We will be offering this to students in grades 2-5 only. Spaces are limited. Additional sessions will be offered each month. Note that students will be provided a free breakfast snack during the session. Parents must pick students up promptly at noon.

Sign your student up for Core Academy here: Sign Up Link for 3/12

Students Returning After Illness

If your student was absent due to illness and is required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before returning to school, please upload your test result here: Upload Test Results Here  A photo or screenshot of the result works best.

Weekly COVID Testing at Hancock

Please know you may add your child to our weekly Tuesday asymptomatic testing on campus if you have not already done so. You have a few options to sign them up:

Option 1 - If you have already created a Parent Portal account, you can do the required opt-in and consent process in the Parent Portal. Here are those instructions.

Option 2 - Complete forms in person at the Hancock Office

Option 3 - Download these 2 forms and return to school with your child.  Opt-In Form    Consent Form

Note that once you complete this registration, it may take a week or two for your student to be moved onto our testing rosters.

Questions About Staying Home and When to Return after Illness?

  • If your child has symptoms or is complaining of not feeling well please keep them at home and follow this: e-Decision Tree, updated 2/8/2022
  • If your child has come into contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 please also use the e-Decision Tree, updated 2/8/2022to see if you need to quarantine your child. Please note the return to school date can be more than 10 days if the close contact is with a positive person in the same household.
  • Contact the school if your child will be absent for any reason. 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. A staff member will follow up with you to confirm illness information and a return plan for your student.

Set Up a PowerSchool Parent Portal Account

The PowerSchool Parent Portal connects you to your SDUSD student’s records. By setting up an account and adding your student you can view their attendance, trimester grades, and update contact information.  In addition, many district forms are starting to be added to this portal and allows you to complete these required annual forms online instead of on paper.  If you would like to set up an account, please email Dawn Van Boxtel in our office at [email protected].

Yearbook Purchases

YBPay is open now for purchasing 2021-2022 Hancock Yearbooks. Pricing is now $20. Visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/rbooks and enter Hancock’s ID 13554722.  Order forms are also available in the office.

Upcoming Important Dates

2/28-3/4           Read Across America Week

3/1-3/3            Spring Scholastic Book Fair continues

3/7                   PrimeTime 2022-2023 Application Opens

3/12                 Core Academy (8:00-12:00)

3/13                 Daylight Savings Begins - set clocks forward

3/21-3/25         Parent Teacher Conferences - Minimum Days all week

3/28-4/1           Spring Break - no school

5/16-5/20         Early Enrollment Window for 2022-2023 Kindergarten


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