Hansen Weekly Update

September 16, 2022

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Hi Hansen Students, Parents, and Families!

We have had an awesome first full five-day week with students! Everyone has done a great job learning the routines, and the energy and excitement level remains high each day.

It was nice to see so many of you on Wednesday during the Open House for Grades 2 - 5, and if you did not have a chance to attend but would like to connect with any of our staff members, please do not hesitate to reach out, and we would be happy to coordinate a time to meet with you.

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

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

Global Language and Culture Club and SPARK for German Virtual K-8 Program

Please take a moment to review the three attachments at the bottom of the Weekly Update. The first contains information about the Global Language and Culture Club that will again be taking place after school on Thursdays, beginning October 6. The second attachment is the registration form for this club, which should be emailed to Heidi Olson, our Pre-K-12 World Languages Coordinator, by September 23. The final attachment contains information about the SPARK for German virtual program that is available for students in K-8.

Please reach out to Mrs. Olson with any questions (olsonh@cantonma.org).

Update from Canton High School Administration and Athletic Department

Canton Bulldog families,

We at Canton High School are so proud of our student-athletes as they have taken the fields this fall after much hard work, sweat and perseverance; we are off to a great start! That said, we are in a unique situation this year with our ongoing bleacher project and stadium area renovations. Please note: all attendees are expected to be in the bleachers unless accessing the snack bar or restrooms. The usual areas where students gather are not accessible at this time and students will not be allowed to congregate in the concourse area. This is out of an abundance of caution for the safety of all patrons, and our need to keep entrances and exits free from obstruction. Students and spectators should know this in advance so as to plan accordingly. Event staff will be on hand to ensure compliance but we are asking for your assistance in communicating this to your children to avoid any issues during the event.

Games and performances can be amazing community events that bring us all together but we do maintain high expectations for behavior and sportsmanship, as well as compliance with necessary procedures and logistics. Below are some very important points of interest and expectations:

  • Many of our contests are open to the public free of charge. However, some of our contests, including football games and night soccer games in the fall, have an admission fee of $5. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by visiting the link below. No cash tickets are available at the gate. https://gofan.co/app/school/MA14531

  • It is expected that any elementary or middle school-aged spectator is supervised by an adult. It is certainly appropriate for a parent/guardian to be responsible for a group of friends.

  • Please review the behavior expectations with your child before they attend a CHS Athletic contest. We expect all attendees to be respectful to CHS event staff, opponents, and everyone in attendance.

  • Please know that our athletic contests are school events and all school rules apply. Any violations of school expectations may result in consequences at school in addition to removal from the event.

  • Students may not bring backpacks, outside food or drink, or bikes.

  • Have fun and support our Bulldogs but always show great sportsmanship. We are all representing our town.

Bulldog contest schedules can be found at this link- https://www.cantonma.org/chs/departments/athletics/calendar-schedules

We hope to see many of you at our home contests.

Go ‘Dogs!

CHS Administration and Athletic Department Staff

School Picture Day is Thursday, September 29!

School picture day at the Hansen is coming up on Thursday, September 29! Information will be coming home to families next week, and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

We are hopeful that the weather will cooperate so that pictures can happen outside, with individual student pictures and class pictures scheduled to be taken. We are looking forward to seeing those smiling faces on picture day!

We Are Still Looking For One Lunch/Recess Aide!

The Hansen is still looking to fill the position of school aide to help support and supervise lunch/recess times here at the school. If you, or anyone you know, may be interested in part-time work during school hours, please email me at brauningerd@cantonma.org.

We are looking for help between 11:30 - 1:30/2:00 each day. Thanks!

Elementary Curriculum Overviews - Friendly Reminder!

Elementary Curriculum Overviews

Information about the curriculum taught at each grade level in core subjects; English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, can be found in the new Curriculum Overviews that are available on the District website. They have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

If you need a different language, please contact Deborah Rooney at rooneyd@cantonma.org or your child's teacher.

Parents and Guardians can access this information on the Teaching and Learning page of the District website: https://www.cantonma.org/curriculum-and-instruction/elementary-curriculum-overviews

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)

  • Canton Community Calendar

This webpage will be updated periodically.

What's Coming Up?

  • Friday, September 23 - Early Release (Dismissal at 12:20) - Staff PD in afternoon
  • Monday, September 26 - No School (Rosh Hashanah)
  • Thursday, September 29 - School Picture Day (Information will be coming!)
  • Wednesday, October 5 - No School (Yom Kippur)
  • Monday, October 10 - No School (Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day)
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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