Hancock Happenings: Week 13: Nov 13-17

Hancock Happenings Week 13
Posted on 11/13/2023
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Minimum Days All Week and Upcoming Thanksgiving Break

This coming week, Nov 13-17, our teachers will be meeting with families to review their students’ first grading period progress. In order for teachers to have time to meet with all families, the entire week will be early dismissal (minimum day dismissal of 12:15). Please be sure to make any necessary childcare arrangements for the week. 

All schools in the district will be on Thanksgiving Break the entire week of Thanksgiving (Nov 20-24).

Family Fridays

Family Fridays are coming to Hancock!  This is a great opportunity to come into the classroom and learn with your child. Teachers may have a reading or math activity for students to do with their parents.  We will be holding Family Fridays the first Friday of every month, beginning on December 1st from 1:40 - 2:00.  Please take the time now to request time away from work so you may join us. We hope to see you there!  

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.

Scholastic Book Fair

Hancock is excited to welcome back our bi-annual Scholastic Book Fair!. The Book Fair will be held in the Hancock library for two weeks, beginning Nov 6th.  The first week, students will preview the fair and make their wish lists with their classroom during their normal library time. During the second week, which is the week of Parent Teacher Conferences, students will shop during class time but the Fair will also be open after school from 1:00-3:00, to allow families to shop with their children.  Visit Hancock’s Book Fair homepage to set up an eWallet, shop online or get a preview of books available

Lost and Found Last Call

The number of jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles and lunch boxes in our Lost and Found is more than we’ve ever seen. Every day more gets added to the pile as students remove them during recess and leave them on the playground. Without names inside, we cannot match them to students and they remain unclaimed. Please Please Please come look through our rack at the front of school as well as the wall along the lunch court either before or after school. All unclaimed items will be donated on the Friday before Thanksgiving Break (11/17).

New Session of After School Programs on Deck

  • 549 Sports - Starts new session Nov 28th  winter session flyer

  • Soccer Shots - Starts Jan 18th - website link here and search keyword “Hancock” for program information and sign up

Kona Ice is coming!

We are excited to announce that Kona Ice will be available at our school on Tuesday, November 14th, from 12-2 pm. Treat your child to a refreshing and delicious Kona Ice treat. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Flyer

Hancock Town Hall 

We are thrilled to inform you that there will be a Hancock Town Hall meeting in Room 603, on Tuesday, Nov. 14th, from 2 -3 pm, in partnership with SAY San Diego. We highly encourage you to attend and be a part of this important event. It is an opportunity for you to stay updated and actively contribute to the betterment of our community. Your input matters! We look forward to your presence at the town hall meeting. Your attendance will place you in a $25 gift card drawing to Target or Safeway Stores. Flyer

Students Can Make up Absences at Core Academy Dec. 2nd

Saturday, Dec 2nd will be the next Core Academy session at Hancock. Core Academy is an additional instructional day (4 hours on a Saturday) offering academic support in various core subject areas to help students reach their academic goals and allows students to make up one full day of absence and up to 4 tardy days. A breakfast and lunch meal is available for all students attending Core Academy at no charge. Students must sign up ahead of time to attend. Please complete this Google Form to register your student. Sign your student up here no later than Wed Nov. 29th.

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Hancock’s online Yearbook YBpay portal is now open for purchasing our yearbook. Be sure to reserve a copy of the 2023-2024 yearbook early. Pricing is currently $12 and goes up November 19th. Order at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ School ID 13554724

Free Eye Exams!

UCSD Shiley Eye Institute’s “Eyemobile” is offering free eye exams for children and free glasses over 3 days this month. Nov 20-22nd. See the attached flyer for locations of their mobile clinic. Limited appointments are available Cal 858-822-2585 to make an appointment. 

New Text message notification program

We are excited to share with you a new method that allows us to update you via text messages, Unified Operations Communications, or UOC for short. This platform will enable us to keep you informed about important announcements, upcoming events, and any programs that your family or students may be eligible for. We look forward to utilizing UOC along with our current methods of communication to strengthen our communication with you, the Hancock Families. 

Weekly Produce Distributions at Hancock

One of our amazing community partners, "It's All About The Kids'', is donating Weekly Wednesday Produce for our community! This *walk-up* event begins at 2 p.m. and will be held every Wednesday. Please bring a wagon, cart, bag, etc..to carry the produce you plan to take. Do not park in the pick-up lanes. 

If you are unable to attend and would like your 3rd, 4th, or 5th-grade students to pick up please register here.

Need to Report an Absence?

If your child will be absent from school, 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 13-17 Daily Dismissal at 12:15; Parent Teacher Conference Week

Scholastic Book Fair Open for Families (1:00-3:00)

Nov 20-24 Thanksgiving Break

Nov 28 Community Chat (5pm)

Nov 28 5th Grade Field Trip to DePortola

Dec 2 Core Academy

Link to Parent Calendar for 2023/2024 School Year Here

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