Hancock Happenings Week of Oct 24, 2022

Hancock Happenings Week 9
Posted on 10/24/2022
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Monster Dash Fun Run is Thursday!!

Our Monster Dash is finally here!  Do you still need to register for fundraising?  No problem!  Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com It's free, easy, and fast to register!  For School Identifier use 5d2dd90096b76

Event Details: All students will participate with their classrooms (no registration is required). Though this is a “monster dash”, for safety reasons, students are not allowed to run in costumes. Parents/families are encouraged to join us during their student's event participation time to help cheer them all on or run/walk with them!  This event will be held on our track on Thursday, October 27th. The schedule is as follows:

8:00-8:20 UTK and Kinders

8:30-8:50 First grade

9:00-9:20 Second grade

9:30-9:50 Third grade

10:00-10:20 Fourth and Fifth grade

Fundraising: We cannot believe it. Our school is almost to our goal! We're almost to $29K, and we've still got 2 more weeks to go. Keep it up, we're almost there! Also, if you have a job that wants to donate towards our school, we can get sponsors to pledge money as well! Contact Hope Butler ([email protected]) for more details. Every bit of this helps us provide enrichment opportunities for every child at our school. Go Eagles! 

Hancock Recognized as one of America’s Healthiest Schools

Hancock Elementary was recognized last week as one of 18 schools in the San Diego Unified School District, and one of 406 schools nationwide, with the distinction of America's Healthiest Schools.  Presented by Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Hancock was recognized for meeting or exceeding best practice standards in one or more topic areas related to the physical, mental, and social-emotional health of students, teachers, and school staff. To view the complete list of awardees, visit HealthierGeneration.org/HealthiestSchools.

Students Can Make up Absences at Core Academy

Saturday, Nov 5th will be the first Core Academy session at Hancock this year. Core Academy is an additional instructional day (4 hours on a Saturday) offering academic support and allows students to make up one full day of absence. Students must sign up ahead of time to attend. Please complete this Google Form to register your student. Sign Up for 11/5 Core Academy Here

New After School Program Begins Nov 29

549 Sports will be starting a new After School Basketball program in late November. 549 Sports provides 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.

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 flagpole 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. 

Community Schools at Hancock

Hello, My name is Abigail Avila, Abi for short, and I am Hancock’s Community School Site Coordinator. I aim to work with families, the community, and the school to provide you with resources and support to promote our students’ learning opportunities. I am available to you all via email at: [email protected] or stop me before and after school to chat. 

Community schools address educational inequities by addressing both out-of-school barriers to learning & challenging and engaged learning opportunities. https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/product/community-schools-effective-school-improvement-report

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.

Last Week for Yearbook “Early Bird” Pricing

Hancock’s online Yearbook YBpay portal opened earlier this month. If you would like to take advantage of the  current discount and order early, the deadline is Sunday 10/30. Reserve a copy of the 2022-2023 yearbook at a discounted price of $10!!!  Prices go up starting Oct 31st. Order at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ School ID 13554723

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. 

Upcoming Important Dates

Oct 27 - Monster Dash/Fun Run

Oct 31 - Price Increase for Yearbook Orders

Oct 31 - Halloween Parades (8:00 for UTK-K and 1:30p for grades 1-5)

Nov 3 - Flag Assembly

Nov 5  - Core Academy

Nov 9 - Picture Retakes

Nov 11 - Veterans Day - No School

Nov 14-18 - Minimum Days All Week (12:15 dismissal)

Nov 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break



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