Hansen Weekly Update

October 7, 2022

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Hi Hansen Students, Parents, and Families!

We have had another busy and exciting week here at the Hansen, and want to wish all of our students and families a restful and enjoyable long-weekend ahead! Our students continue to show up each day with awesome energy and are excited to engage and work hard in their classrooms...keep it up!

On a different note, and in one last attempt through our weekly update, I am again sharing that we are looking for one more school aide to support students during lunch and recess times. If you, or anyone you know, is looking for part-time work during school hours (between 2-3 hours per day), please do consider this opportunity! If you are interested, please email me at brauningerd@cantonma.org.

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

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

School Based Equity Team - Looking for Volunteers!

The Canton Public Schools values and is committed to Educational Equity, naming this as a Strategic Area of Focus within our Strategic Framework. In concert with the district and other Canton schools, the Hansen School is continuing the work of our School Equity Team, initially launched last year, and we are looking for parent/guardian and staff volunteers!

This group will lead the work of Educational Equity at the Hansen to support access, high performance, and positive outcomes and experiences for all members of our community.

We are looking for volunteers that are open to learning, reflecting, and that are committed to the Hansen being a truly equitable school. We anticipate meeting as a group after school 1-2 times per month from roughly 3:40 - 4:40.

If you are interested in participating as a member of the Hansen School Equity Team, please email me directly at brauningerd@cantonma.org. Thank you for your consideration!

STEAM Connection!

The latest issue The STEAM Connection is now available!

This newsletter provides fun information, resources, and activities to engage families in conversations about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math at home.

Be sure to check out the CPS STEAM for Students website for more resources and past issues of The STEAM Connection.

MA State Seal of Biliteracy 2022 - 23

The Canton Public Schools will be participating again in the Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy for the 2022-2023 school year. Please take a moment to take a look at the letter attached at the bottom of the update for more information!

Canton Parent Advisory Council Event!

Please take a moment to review the attachment at the bottom of the update from the Canton Parent Advisory Council (CPACSS), which contains some information about an event next week.

CHS Boys Soccer Fundraiser

Please click here for information and registration for a great fundraiser that is being held through the CHS Boys Soccer program.

It is a 3v3 soccer tournament for kids in grades 2-8. All funds raised go to the CYSA George Thomas Scholarship Fund and the CHS Athletic Booster Club- Boys Soccer.

Cantonstock 2022!

Cantonstock is the annual music extravaganza that showcases hundreds of student musicians representing all performing ensembles in the Canton schools, and is the primary fundraiser for MusicCounts, the volunteer, non-profit group dedicated to supporting all music programs in all the Canton Public Schools!

The mission is to raise funds for music programming for all students! Visit our website at: www.MusicCountsinCanton.org

Here are several ways you can help:

 Sponsor a Student for Cantonstock

T-shirt orders must be received by October 14th! Each student who receives $50 in sponsors will receive this year’s version of the popular Cantonstock T-Shirt! Shirts are 100% Cotton and the colors change each year so students enjoy collecting them as they progress through the schools! (Additional students in the same household only need to raise $15 each to qualify for a shirt too!)

 Be an Individual Sponsor

This option gives you different donation levels to select from and isn't tied to a specific student or deadline. We'll be happy to recognize your contribution on our website, social media, and other channels too!

 Be a Business or Organizational Sponsor

We’re so grateful to the businesses and organizations for their past support, and hope they continue again this year. We’d really love to add new business and organizational sponsors too! Please view our current and previous list of sponsors and be sure to support

• Learn More & Get Involved

Visit our website to learn more about MusicCounts and all the great things we’ve funded the past few years. Contact Us to Donate an Item for Raffle and Silent Auction, become a volunteer and more!

MusicCounts in Canton! • P.O. Box 182 • Canton, MA 02021 • CantonMusicCounts@gmail.com

Reminder - Items Brought From Home

Thank you for your support this week, as we have seen fewer items being brought to school from home. As a continued reminder, please see below.

We are noticing that students are bringing many items from home into school each day. These items, such as Pokemon cards, beyblades, and other toys, should be kept at home whenever possible. Unfortunately, the adults at school can not be responsible for these belongings, and we have had several recent conversations with students who have lost items or had things break while at school. To avoid students becoming upset, again, we kindly ask that students refrain from bringing items to school. We appreciate your support with this, and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Reminder - Parking

As a friendly reminder, we kindly ask that parents/guardians park only in marked spaces and that the parking lot on the side of the building be reserved for staff only. I know space is limited, and during dismissal, ample parking is available next door at the Galvin Middle School along the front driveway or in their parking lot. In addition, during dismissal, please do not park in the driveway closest to Pecunit St. This area is meant to be kept clear for our school vans and for select students and families.

Thank you for your support.

Save the Date! Fall Festival Returns to the Hansen on Sunday, October 23

The Hansen CAPT is working hard and we are excited for the return of the Hansen Fall Festival, scheduled for Sunday October 23 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the school. This event has great tradition and is always a favorite for students and families in our Hansen community.

More information will be coming, but be sure to save the date!

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.

This webpage will be updated periodically.

What's Coming Up?

  • Monday, October 10 - No School (Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day)
  • Friday, October 14 - The Brain Show visits the Hansen (Thanks CAPT!)
  • Friday, October 21 - Early Release for Students (Dismissal at 12:20)
  • Sunday, October 23 - Fall Festival at the Hansen! (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
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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