Hansen Weekly Update

November 18, 2022

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Hi Hansen Students, Parents, and Families!

As hard as it is to believe, we have just completed our final five-day week of school for November! As a friendly reminder, next week we have three days, with Wednesday being a half day with dismissal at 12:20. Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate! I hope the time next week allows for plenty of time with family and friends, good food, and opportunities to recharge and relax!

It was great to see and connect with so many families last night and this afternoon during Parent/Guardian Conferences. If you did not have a chance to attend a conference and would like to meet, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, and we would be happy to coordinate this with you.

Please enjoy some of this week's highlights below...

Creating a Culture of Equity, Achievement, Inspiration, and Joy!

REMINDER: Food Drive to Support Project 351

Once again, the Hansen School is partnering with students from Canton High School to support their annual food drive as a part of Project 351. Next week is our final week, and we are collecting non-perishable food items through November 23. All donations will be sent to the Canton Food Pantry. Thank you in advance for supporting this drive if you are able!

Puberty Education Webinar For 4th/5th Grade Families

Adam Hughes, our Pre-K-12 Wellness Coordinator, will be hosting a puberty education webinar for families of 4th/5th Grade students on December 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Please take a moment to review the flyer attached at the bottom of this message for more details.

Here is the link to register for the webinar:


Week 3 Clues For 'Who Am I' - Part of STEAM Alley!

Can your student figure out which staff member we are describing through the clues in STEAM Alley? Here are the clues for Week 3...

CHS Drama Club: 'Romeo and Juliet' This Weekend!

Please see below for information about the Canton High School Drama Club's show, Romeo and Juliet, which is taking place this weekend. Please note, the show is considered PG-13...

The Canton High School Drama Club Presents:

Romeo & Juliet

A Modern Spin on the Classic Story
Friday, November 18th at 7pm
Saturday, November 19th at 7pm
Sunday, November 20th at 2pm

$12/Advance (Save Money and Choose Your Seats!)
$15/At the Door (Best Available)



Show Description:
Shakespeare’s powerful, poetic tale of star-crossed lovers endures as one of the greatest love stories ever told. Two young lovers with feuding families navigate their budding relationship as uncontrollable circumstances lead to a tragic end. Love leads to loss, then grace, in this everlasting tale that has captivated audiences throughout history.

Our version is set in modern-day Verona, with extravagant costumes, contemporary music, and daring fight scenes. It's fresh, funny, fast-paced and fierce! This show is rated PG-13 and runs about 2 hours long.

Hansen Holiday Shop is Coming!


The Hansen Holiday Shop is back again this year and will be open during school hours on Thursday, December 15.

All Hansen students will be able to visit the Holiday Shop with their classmates to buy fun gifts for their loved ones, all priced from $5 and below.

Before the big day, we’ll send home budgeting envelopes so that student shoppers can plan with their families.

We need YOUR help to make the Holiday Shop a success!!!

  • Help student shoppers pick out gifts
  • Help student shoppers stay within budget and check out with their gifts
  • Help set up and decorate the Holiday Shop
  • Help clean up the Holiday Shop at the end of the day
  • Help wrap gifts for student shoppers
  • Donate gift bags and wrapping supplies
  • Visit our Amazon wish list to donate: https://a.co/4fvRtkz

Please sign up using the link below and keep an eye out for more information coming soon!!


You can contact Erin Bosco (erothepb@hotmail.com) with questions any time.

FirstView App Reminder

I am re-sharing a portion of an email sent to Canton families on November 1 with information on how to get the FirstView app to track bus locations.

FirstView App

In an effort to continually improve communication around our bus transportation, we are very pleased to launch the FirstView App.

Information regarding access to the FirstView App may be found below. We continue to work on changing routes and updating times, we appreciate your patience as we make improvements. The FirstView App should be used as a resource, and timing within the FirstView App can be off by a minute or two. Bus C01 is not currently available in the FirstView App as it is a CPS-owned vehicle. We are working with FirstStudent to provide FirstView App access for Bus C01. Students are encouraged to be at their designated stops 5 minutes prior to posted route times that can be found here.

  • Live Tracking
    The FirstView map screen shows you the location and direction of your student’s bus, for both morning and afternoon trips. FirstView also provides caregivers with confirmation when the trip is complete.
  • Customizable Bus Proximity Notifications
    With FirstView, you set up a geofence around your location and are alerted when the bus enters the geofence. The geofence size and alert times are customizable, so parents are in control of their notifications. Students should still be at their assigned bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time.
  • Custom Alerts and Messages
    Set up push or email notifications alerting you when your student's bus enters the geofence. Connect up to three additional email accounts (including your own) to receive email alerts. This is a great feature for grandparents or caregivers!
  • Multi-Stop View
    Buses for all your students can be tracked with FirstView. Using individual colors for each student, the bus assigned to each student’s route appears on the map in the same color as the student for easy viewing.
  • Secure and Easy Access
    FirstView requires a password-protected account for app set-up. This way, only you can view your student’s stop! These codes are provided by your district/school.
  • Dedicated Customer Support
    We are here to help you. Whether you are having trouble getting started with FirstView, not seeing correct data or have an idea to make FirstView better, we want to hear from you!

Contact FirstView Monday – Friday (Support provided in English only):

  • Calling the toll-free phone number 888-889-8920 from 7:00 a.m. EST to 5:00 p.m. EST
  • Emailing Customer Support at support@firstviewapp.com

Using the in-app “” button to provide feedback

FirstView ParentView by First Student: Getting Started

  1. Download the FirstView ParentView App

Go to web.firstviewapp.com or find FirstView in the App Store or Google Play. Follow the instructions to download the app to your smartphone and create an account.

  1. Set Up Your Profile

Open the ParentView app from your home screen and begin the registration process. You’ll be asked to:

  1. Select State/Province: MASSACHUSETTS
  2. Select District: Canton Public School Dist
  3. Student ID or District Code: 84QS
  4. Route Name: C02, C03, C04, etc.

You’ll then be prompted to REGISTER*.

*Registration information pertaining to your student’s route is provided by your school district. FirstView Customer Support cannot provide this information to you.

  1. Follow a Route

Once you have confirmed your account, login and select Profile to “Add A Student” with the information you received from your school district. Next, you will select AM/MID/PM Route, search for your route name and select your school (if applicable).

  1. Setup Distance Alerts

To setup alerts for tracking the bus, you will be prompted to “Configure Notification”. Select the location you want to track the bus to, choose a geofence size around your location, and set your time range. When the bus enters your geofence within the time range selected, you will get a notification that the bus is near. Students should still be at their assigned bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time.

  1. Receive Notifications

Go to Settings and select “Notification Recipients” to add email notifications for up to 3 recipients, including yourself. From this screen, you can also edit your Profile or follow another route. Alerts and notifications from your district or the bus depot will appear under Notifications in the menu.

*To receive push notifications, you must allow your mobile device to receive notifications from the FirstView app. You will be prompted upon downloading the app or you can confirm/update your settings within your phone’s app settings.

  1. Ask for Help or Give Suggestions

FirstView provides a dedicated customer support team Monday through Friday to assist you:

Use the in-app “” button (right corner) to provide feedback

First Student Dispatch


CPS Transportation

781-821-5060 ext 1156


REMINDER: Title I Information Night

If your child is receiving reading support in the reading room, please join us for our Title 1 Information Night on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30pm at the Rodman Administration Building in Room 33A.

Please RSVP via the email that you received from Ms. Coyle, our Title 1 Coordinator.

Picture Re-Take Day is Monday!

For anyone that missed our first picture day or would like their child's picture re-taken, the Hansen Picture Re-Take will take place on Monday, November 21.

Community Connections

Canton Public Schools has a Community Resources and Information Page on its website titled Around Town. This page lists resources and events taking place in our community. To access the information on this webpage, use this link: About/Around Town.

At a Glance - New Event(s)

  • CPACSS Coffee Night

This webpage will be updated periodically.

What's Coming Up?

  • Monday, November 21 - Picture Re-Take Day
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Early Release (Dismissal at 12:20 p.m.)
  • Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 - No School (Thanksgiving)
As always, do not hesitate to reach out to any of us at the Hansen if we can offer any support or assistance! We look forward to a wonderful year of partnership and growth!
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