Hansen Weekly Update

September 9, 2022

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Hi Hansen Students, Parents, and Families!

I hope that everyone has had a great week! It's been awesome to finally have a full building, as we were joined by our Kindergarten friends on Tuesday. Students have done well in learning new routines, meeting new teachers and classmates, and getting acclimated to the Hansen!

Also, thank you again to all families for the patience and support that you have shown as the bus transportation pieces are being worked out. I appreciate the frustrations that have been felt, and am pleased that we are working closely with the transportation company and showing improvements each day. Please continue to reach out with questions, and thank you for your continued support and collaboration.

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

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

Scheduled Fire Drill This Morning

This morning, the Hansen practiced a scheduled fire drill. The students and staff did a fantastic job, and the drill lasted for about five minutes before we were able to return to the regular routines of the day.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or if your child needs any support processing today's drill.

Elementary Curriculum Overviews

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

Reminder! Demographics Form and Handbook Sign-Off - Important

Today is the final scheduled day to verify demographics information and sign-off on the permissions after reviewing the handbook. As a reminder, please see below, and reach out to our Main Office with any questions!

Please be on the lookout for an email from Mrs. Cavanagh with the subject line: Your Child's Name: Hansen School Demographics Information--Please Verify. When you see this email, please follow the link to verify and update your child's demographic information, to review the updated school handbook and sign off (or not) on several permissions that we are requesting.

We ask that you complete this task by Friday, September 9. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

First CAPT Meeting on September 13 - All Are Welcome!

The first Hansen CAPT (Canton Association of Parents and Teachers) meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hansen Library. The CAPT is a wonderful organization of parents/guardians and staff that work together to provide programming, funding, and resources for our students and staff at the Hansen School.

Please consider coming to the first meeting of the year, and we look forward to seeing you!

2-5 Open House Next Wednesday!

As a reminder, our Open House for Grades 2 - 5 will be on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Students and families will again have an opportunity to meet with teachers, see classrooms, and connect. We are encouraging those with last names beginning with A - L to visit during the 6:00 - 6:45 window, while those with last names beginning with M - Z to visit during the 6:45 - 7:30 window. If you have more than one classroom to visit, please visit during either/both window.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all of our grade 2- 5 families on September 14!

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 Events

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Canton Farmers Market (CFM) Entrepreneurs Day
  • Special Olympics Soccer
  • Canton Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (CDEI) Event
  • Canton Association of Business and Industry (CABI) Road Race

This webpage will be updated periodically.

What's Coming Up?

  • Tuesday, September 13 - CAPT Meeting (7:00 p.m. in Hansen Library)
  • Wednesday, September 14 - Grades 2 - 5 Open House (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
  • 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!)
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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