Hawks Nest

Hancock Elementary School

Week of November 1-5

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November 1-2: Student Holiday

Professional Days

They are scheduled as Staff Development days.


Our teachers had the option to work two days during their summer break so that next Monday and Tuesday they would have off and enjoy a long weekend.


They deserve it!

In Memory of:

Unfortunately, October has been a difficult month for Hancock.

When family passes away, we grow together stronger. Thank you for your patience during this time as we remember those that will always be a part of our Hancock family.


  • Dianna Christensen-Resource Teacher
  • Myra Malone-Williams-Paraprofessional
  • Rolanda Bushnell-Cafeteria Server


Appointments

Hi parents,

We are having a lot of parents come to the building during the day to demand to meet with the AP's and Principal. Our days are packed from the beginning to the end and our focus is on the teaching and learning of our staff and students.


We would love to meet with you. Please contact the front desk to schedule an appointment and that way you do not waste a trip to campus. 281-897-4523

Fun at Pumpkin Palooza

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Dear Hawk Families:

As schools begin to recover from the disruption COVID-19 has caused since March 2020, and students return to normal activities both in school and out of school for the first time in nearly 20 months, we are experiencing the after-effects in an alarming trend of poor student behavior.


An example of what we are experiencing is that a 2nd grader that is in class currently, may have been out of school the entire time and therefore has missed the social structure and interaction with peers of school since Kindergarten. We are seeing those behaviors manifest through outbursts, fighting, screaming, hitting, and running out of class. We are doing our best to catch up from the many months of missed learning opportunities however, the behavior is influencing the instruction of the day.


This began earlier in the year with TikTok challenges and has continued with other issues. This is a trend that is not only an issue Hancock Elementary is experiencing; it is an issue for schools across the state and the nation.


In CFISD, there are no acceptable excuses for students who make poor choices that disrupt our school days. Issues will be followed with disciplinary action according to our Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct. The health and safety of our Hancock family are our highest priority, and we have high expectations for positive all-around student achievement. There will be no tolerance for inappropriate student behavior.


We are asking for your support and assistance in helping our students understand the consequences of their actions. If a student is having a hard time recovering from the social effects of COVID-19 and needs help, please reach out to a trusted school administrator, counselor, or teacher. CFISD is a family and we are committed to our partnership with parents, guardians, and beyond to ensure all students reach their highest aspirations.


Thank you in advance for your support as we work together to take care of the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students.


Sincerely,

Hancock Administration

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Food Drive Details Coming Soon...

Veteran's Day Celebration

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FALL Book Fair

More information in the link.

November

Ms. Todd will be hosting a Fall Book Fair in the Library between November 9-18.


More information to come. Great shopping ideas for Christmas gifts.

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Are you wondering if your child is Gifted and Talented? Let's see?

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Hi Hawk Families:

If you have some time to spare and would like to volunteer at your child's school or even from your home. We have some opportunities for you.


Please click the link below and fill in the Google Form.


As events get closer on the calendar, you will be contacted as a reminder.


Thank you!

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Attendance by Grade Level

WOW!!!! Parents thank you for helping get your kiddos to school to learn. What a great difference!


Winning Grade Level: Kindergarten!!!! Congratulations-they have earned an extra recess!


Grade Level & # of absences

Week ending 10/22

PK: 29

K: 19

1: 26

2: 29

3: 36

4: 37

5: 22


Week ending 10/15

PK: 44

K: 41

1: 47

2: 28

3: 42

4: 33

5: 31

Hancock Spirit Store

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Mark your calendars:

Day of Awesomeness is Friday, December 3rd! Parents are welcome to attend IF they choose to volunteer to help. Please complete the volunteer form.
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Lunch Visits ON HOLD!!!!

IMPORTANT:

Due to our numbers rising for COVID 19- we will be holding off on our lunch visitors. We will continue to monitor and keep you informed.


This week we have had quite a few students and staff go home due to COVID.

Birthday Options

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Birthdays are celebrated at Hancock during lunch.

Our cafeteria is wonderful and offers the opportunity to purchase cookies or ice cream for the entire class for your child's birthday.


We celebrate your child's birthday at Hancock by:


  • Wishing them a Happy Birthday over the announcements. You should hear the cheering and clapping around the campus. It is so sweet.
  • We allow the birthday student to come to my office to select a birthday book.
  • We celebrate weekend and summer birthdays too.
  • Teachers may choose a different way to celebrate the birthday student in their class.


  • Goody bags-(NOT REQUIRED) that are brought to campus will be passed out to students at the end of the day. We ask that the items be safe for all children. Please check with your child's teacher for an updated class count.



If you would like to purchase the items for your child and their class, please talk to the cafeteria manager: Marisol Rodriguez at 281-897-4523. She will be happy to set you up on the day of your choosing.

This month we are celebrating...

85 birthdays


Females: 41

Males: 44


Staff: 9 birthdays


* Ms. Seidel: Paraprofessional

*Ms. Melton: First-grade teacher

*Ms. Tuggle: Campus Secretary

*Ms. Mugavero: 5th-grade teacher

*Ms. Hackworth: 2nd-grade teacher

*Mr. Hickey: ECSE Teacher

*Ms. Branch: 2nd-grade teacher

*Ms. Koster: Reading Interventions/Dyslexia teacher

*Ms. Moncure: 5th-grade teacher

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Please check often, as the calendar is subject to change.

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Important Dates coming up:

November 1:

  • Campus Staff Development-No School for students
  • Report Card Grades will be posted in Home Acess Center (HAC)

November 2:

  • Campus Staff Development-No School for students

November 3:

  • Emergency Drills
  • Some students will be returning from Virtual School back to Hancock. This may impact drop off and traffic delays as it will mimic the first day of school for these students/families

November 4:

  • 2nd Grade November Math DPM
  • Board Work Session

November 7: Daylight Savings Time Ends (Fall Back 1 hour)

November 8:

  • 2-5th ELA November DPM-until November 19
  • Board Meeting

November 9:

  • 3rd grade Math Checkpoint

November 10:

  • 2nd & 4th grade Science DPM #1

November 11:

  • Veteran's Day
  • Vision and Hearing Screening

November 12:

  • Beginning of the Year Conferences should be complete with your child's teacher (Please touch base with them. They can conduct a phone conference, zoom conference, or a face-to-face conference.)

November 16:

  • 3rd Grade Science DPM #1
  • Vision and Hearing Screening

November 17:

  • 1st Grade Math DPM & November 18

November 18:

  • 5th grade Science Unit Test
  • 5th grade Field Trip
  • Progress Report Grades Due

November 19:

  • Traditions Day: Rea, Baxter, Hickey-More information to come from teachers

November 22-26:

  • Thanksgiving Break
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Located in the cafe on the stage

If your child has forgotten or lost an item, you are welcome to come in and check lost and found.


Your child is welcome to look at the items during their breakfast or lunch. If you would like to look for yourself, please call the front desk to schedule to come to the campus between 8:30-10:00 am. We will be glad to have a staff member help you search for your child's items.


At the end of each month, items will be donated.


**Helpful Tip: Please label your child's belongings. If we find it, we will make sure it gets delivered to the student.

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