Weekly News Oct 19, 2020

Hancock Happenings Week 8 (Oct 19)
Posted on 10/18/2020
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Hancock Happenings

Week 8 - Oct 19 - Oct 23

A Book For Every Student!

This Thursday, Oct. 22nd, SDUSD Family Engagement Departement, School Police and Hancock staff will be holding a drive-thru book drive in the school parking lot to hand out a new book to every K-12 student that needs one. Books were donated through the Family Engagement Department who identified Hancock as a school where students could probably use some new books at home.  Drive through during lunch distribution (12-2) and get a new book!

PTF Announcements

First General Meeting - Do you love all the fundraisers and give-backs PTF puts on? Do you have great ideas? Do you want to help out or meet other awesome parents?  If you answered yes to any of these, then mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 20 at 4:00.  We will have a general meeting to welcome new members and discuss upcoming projects.  Be sure to check out the PTF facebook page one hour before the meeting for the Zoom information.  We can't wait to see you there!

Kona Ice Fundraiser - Looking to beat the heat? Neighborhood favorite Kona Ice is here to help. On the next two Thursdays (October 22nd and November 5th), Kona will start driving around the neighborhood at noon.  Try a new flavor or buy your fave.  Just mention "Hancock" at purchase, and we will receive 20% of the sales!

Halloween Drive By In Disguise/ Donation Needed - Candy donations are needed for a fun event we have planned (tentatively) on October 30 from 9-10 AM.  For this drive-thru style event, families can come dressed in costume and wave to their favorite staff and volunteers and receive a little treat bag with toys and candy.  PTF is providing the bags and toys, but we are asking for help with candy donations.  Candy can be donated at the lunch pickup on Thursday, October 22nd or Friday, October 23rd.  If these times do not work, but you still wish to donate candy, please contact a PTF board member to make alternate arrangements.

Amazon Smile - Now all your eligible Amazon purchases can help Hancock.  When you are shopping from the app, please go to Settings > Amazon Smile and select Hancock Elementary School Foundation in San Diego, CA. Make sure you select "ON", and you're ready to go! If you are shopping in a web browser, go to and shop like normal.

Spirit Week - Join us in celebrating Spirit Week from October 26-30.  Each day is a new fun theme for your kids to participate in! Monday 10/26 - Pajama Day, Tuesday 10/27 - Crazy Hair, Wednesday 10/28 - Favorite Sport or Sports Team, Thursday 10/29 - Show your School Spirit, Friday 10/30 - Dress in Disguise.

School Site Council Parent Vote

Thank you and congratulations to Mrs. Wolff and Mrs. Bull who have been voted in as Parent School Site Council (SSC) parent representatives.  I will be contacting parents who submitted their names and emails as parents to contact who may be interested in our vacancy on SSC. 

Enrichment Opportunities

Reading Challenge - The San Diego Public Library and In-N-Out are sponsoring a fun reading challenge for your students! Here is a link for information and signing up.

Outdoor Outreach Opportunities - SAY San Diego has shared this opportunity with Hancock families...Outdoor Outreach, with support from the county of San Diego, is providing FREE safe outdoor activities for kids during COVID-19. Every child can sign up for 1 free activity of their choice (per their age range and what is available). You are invited to sign up your kids for some fun and safe outdoor activities.  Parents must register their kids using the following link:  Registration includes: Transportation to and from activity locations, lunch (weekends) and snacks (afterschool), recreational and Safety equipment, professional Instruction and guided exploration, and face masks provided as needed

Questions/Concerns About Distance Learning Technology Issues

For technology questions/issues, there are four Technology Support Centers to exchange broken student Chromebooks and for hotspot pickups. We encourage families to continue to call the Family Technology Support Line 619-732-1400 for initial troubleshooting before going to one of the Support Centers. Please view the SDUSD Family Technology Support Center Locations 2020-21 for locations.  The district also has a support website with lots of information and guides for troubleshooting.  This is a very helpful resource for issues you may encounter. District Technology Support Website

Need to Report an Absence?

If your child will be absent from online learning please be sure to report your absence.  You may report the absence using this google form or you may also call our phone line at 858-496-8310 and put in extension 115 to leave a message.  Please be specific in your reason.

Upcoming Important Dates

Oct 20 -  4:00pm - Virtual PTF General Meeting - Via Zoom

Oct 22 - 12:00-2:00 - Drive Thru Book Drive - Hancock Parking Lot

Oct 30 -  9:00-10:00 - Drive By in Disguise/Halloween Parade

Nov 6  -  End of Grading Period 1

Nov 11 -  Veterans Day Holiday - No School



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