Hawks Nest

Hancock Elementary School

Week of November 15-19

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Picking up students early

Our campus procedures require a note from the parent if a child is to be picked up early.


If we do not have a note, students will be released at normal dismissal.


You are welcome to send it with your child in the morning. We will have a blue sticker for your child and they will be sent to the office at the time you requested.


If you come to the school after 2:30 to request an early pick up without a previous note, we will dismiss your child at normal dismissal.


Please save your frustrations as Ms. Sivan is following our campus procedures.

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Because we are polite in Texas...

We know it is courteous to hold the door open for others as they come to the front door.


However, it is for one family at a time.

Please help us keep your children and teachers safe.

Good News

Guess what? Your voices were heard...

We are getting a double car driveway!!! This will allow you to get off of the residential streets while waiting in line.


You will enter on Schroeder and follow to the right all the way to Middlebury inside the fence. You will snake around and still drop off in the front.


We will be able to have walkers as construction and traffic will be gone. Woohoo


We are so excited!!!

Hancock Food Drive

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FALL Book Fair: Last Week

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More information in the link.

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Lost and Found

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.

Parents, our teachers record 2 grades per subject area EACH WEEK in their grade book. This allows you the time to review your child's grades and not be surprised.


If you are not pleased with a grade, please check out our review of the reteach/redo/retest policy located in the parent handbook.

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Grades

NINE WEEK GRADING PERIODS

Report cards will be issued every nine weeks for elementary students. Progress reports will be issued for all students (Pre-K-5) after the fourth week of the grading period. Student achievement in the mastery of grade-level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) will be reported to parents through report cards every nine weeks. The school uses a computerized report card system. When you receive your child’s report card, please examine it closely.


Parents of second through fifth graders are encouraged to use the Home Access Center system to stay current of their child’s grades throughout the marking period.

In an effort to communicate progress to parents, work samples are collected and graded to show a student’s mastery of a specific skill. However, all assignments that come home are not necessarily graded. In addition, some assignments that come home with grades may not be recorded in the teacher’s grade book. A student may occasionally receive a holistic score on a scale of 0 – 4 for projects or writing assignments. Not all grades are averaged equally. Daily grades may count toward a higher percentage of the student’s final average than tests and quizzes. Specific criteria regarding grades will be shared by the teacher.

In grades Pre-K – 1st, teachers assess student work samples and record their achievement. At this end of the nine weeks, each student’s work is applied to a rubric that determines a nine weeks grade.


In grades 2nd – 5th, graded work is recorded by the teacher and averaged each nine weeks to determine your child’s nine weeks grade. Numeric grades may be converted as follows:

  • A = 90 – 100,

  • B = 80 – 89,

  • C = 75 – 79,

  • C-= 70 – 74,

  • F = 0 – 69.

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Uh oh...What if we do not like the grade on an assignment?

Oops...we understand our grades are not always what we want so we have an opportunity to set your child up for success. See below.


REDO WORK

Students may have three opportunities each nine weeks to redo assignments/major grades for which he/she earned a grade of 69 or below.

The three opportunities will include one major grade and two daily grades. The highest grade a student can earn on the “redo/retest” will be a 70.


***Parents must request the redo opportunity within one week of the grade being posted on the Home Access Center or the assignment coming home in the Take Home folder.

All reteach/ redo opportunities will take place before school at 7:40 a.m. The redo date will not be changed or postponed for students who do not attend the re-teaching date. District Progress Monitoring Assessments (DPM) and district benchmarks are not included in the redo/retest opportunities.

UPDATE: Lunch Visits STILL ON HOLD!!!!

IMPORTANT:

We were hoping that November would be the month we could begin with lunch visitors. Unfortunately, our locations for our families to sit with their children are not ready.


Our numbers for Covid are getting better. So between Covid and construction, we are still on hold.


Thank you for your patience as they get areas accomplished.

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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!

Day of Awesomeness

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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Hancock Spirit Store

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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 15:

  • Book Fair

November 16:

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

November 17:

  • Book Fair
  • 1st Grade Math DPM & November 18

November 18:

  • Book Fair
  • 5th grade Science Unit Test
  • 5th grade Field Trip-Houston Interactive Aquarium
  • Progress Report Grades Due

November 19:

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

November 22-26:

  • Thanksgiving Break

December 3:

  • Day of Awesomeness-Parents may attend if they have signed up to volunteer
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