Hancock Happenings Week of Dec 5

Hancock Happenings Week 15: Dec 5 - 9
Posted on 12/06/2022
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Lunch Menu Changes

From time to time, lunch menus are subject to change with short notice. This is due to seasonal offerings by the district’s Food Services and also can be the result of food item shortages. If your student is particular about school lunch please be prepared with a lunch from home. The salad bar will always be available.

Holiday Grams

Our School Safety Patrol will be selling Holiday Grams next week Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in front of the school from 7:30-7:45 and for 15 minutes after school.  (Not on Wednesday).  Holiday Grams will be a holiday themed sweet treat for $1 each or $20 for a class set.  They will be delivered to the classroom no later than Thursday, Dec. 15th. Send a treat to a friend, teacher or someone special. 

Hancock ELAC Meeting Dec. 8 

The English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) will be meeting on Thursday, December 8th at 5:30 over Zoom.  We will be discussing the school’s efforts to inform families of the importance of regular school attendance.  Please join us to share your thoughts.  Zoom:  https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/87535370066

Meeting ID: 875 3537 0066

Flag Assembly This Week

On Thursday, Dec. 8, come join us on the central quad for a whole school flag salute and student award presentation.  Assembly starts at 7:55am. 

Trimester 1 Awards Assembly Dec 16

At the end of each grading period/trimester, teachers select a few students to be recognized for demonstrating exceptional citizenship. In addition, Hancock recognizes students who have “perfect” and “terrific” attendance. Perfect attendance means the student has not missed any days, and has not left early or arrived late. Terrific attendance adds the group of students who were absent for all or part of a day but “made up” those days at a Core Academy/Saturday session or completed an Independent Contract. Our first Trimester Assembly is happening on the last day before Winter Break. Friday, Dec. 16. The presentation times are divided according to grade level. Parents will receive invitations if their student is being recognized. 

Parent Teacher Foundation (PTF) News 

  • Penguin Patch Kids’ Holiday Shoppe is starting this week! The PTF hosts this in the Eagle's Nest (Rm 702). From December 5th to the 15th, every child at Hancock will receive the opportunity to shop at our Penguin Patch Holiday shop for their family. All the teachers have signed up for a slot, so check with their teachers for the date. Students also were sent home with a flyer and envelope to send money with them on their shopping day. PTF is also still looking for volunteers to help out! Sign Up to Help Here If you are not an approved volunteer yet, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Hanika at [email protected] so you can get started. Also visit our PTF page to keep updated with the latest and greatest updates! 

  • Winter Movie Night - December 9th is our Winter Movie Night Party! It is FREE and will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The movie starts at 6 p.m. Come join us for some games, hot chocolate or apple cider, and a gift card raffle! We will have various gift cards available from Target, Vons, the Commissary and Nex! We will also have 4 tickets to the Midway available for the raffle! Each family will receive 3 raffle tickets at no cost and will need to fill out their name and cell number on the back. The raffle tickets can then be placed in any of the buckets in front of the gifts on the table, and PTF will pull names at the end of the night. They will text you if you've won, and arrange pickup if you have to leave early. We will also need volunteers to help with this event as well! There will be 2 shifts: 5 - 7 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Please sign up to help here. We are excited to have you come and enjoy a winter night with the PTF! We will also have books available for the kids and an ornament to take home with you as well. We want to give back to our school community, and help you as much as we can this holiday season. From our hearts to yours. 

  • If you haven't already, connect with us on our PTF Facebook page

Elks Lodge Free Hoopshoot Contest

The Elk's National Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest for kids ages 8 to 13. Beginning at the local Elks Lodges, winning contestants advance through local, district, state, regional and national competitions. The program is FREE to contestants and the Elks help sponsor contestants and their families at every level of competition. Please see the flier here: Elks Hoopshoot for more information. 

Upcoming Holiday Spirit Days

During the final week before Winter Break, let’s show some HANCOCK HOLIDAY SPIRIT. If you can, plan to participate Dec 12 - 16 with these themes

Monday 12/12: Polar Express - Dress in pajamas

Tuesday 12/13: Holiday Cheer - Dress in festive holiday shirts, sweaters, socks and/or hats

Wednesday 12/14: Grinch-y - Wear as much green as possible or Grinch shirts and hats

Thursday 12/15: Baby It’s Cold Outside - Wear cold weather accessories (beanie, mittens, scarves)

Friday 12/16: Flannel - Wear flannel/plaid clothing

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. Building strong, trusting relationships that promote a feeling of belonging is fundamental to improving student attendance & engagement. http://bit.ly/1oqfID7 #SchoolEveryDay     

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Upcoming Important Dates

Dec 5 - SSC Meeting

Dec 8 - Flag Assembly

Dec 9 - PTF Family Movie Night

Dec 12 - Start to Holiday Spirit Week

Dec 13 - 3rd & 4th Grade Holiday Concert

Dec 16 - Trimester 1 Awards Assembly

Dec 16 - Minimum Day (12:15 dismissal)

Dec 19 - Jan 2 - Winter Break - No School

Jan 3 - School Resumes

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