Hansen Weekly Update

June 3, 2022

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Hi Hansen Students, Parents, and Families!


For a short week, we had plenty of fun and excitement! The week started with our first grade friends enjoying their field trip to the Franklin Park Zoo, our fifth graders connecting with staff from the Galvin Middle School for a preview of what's to come in sixth grade, and we rounded out the week with an awesome field day yesterday! Thank you to Ms. O'Sullivan for her hours of planning and thoughtful execution that allowed for the day to run smoothly for our students! Thank you, as well, to all of the parent/guardian volunteers for your time and support. We could not do this without you!

Please enjoy some of this weeks' Hansen highlights through the pictures below...

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

Hansen School Picnic - June 15th!

On Wednesday, June 15th, from 5-8 PM at the Hansen, celebrate the end of another great year with fun, prize winning contests led by DJ Balthazar, silly photos in the photobooth, face painting by Color Me Funky, or a front seat view from a real Canton Fire Truck!


Try your luck at being selected the raffle winner of a new XBox or one of many other prizes like a free week for your family at Ponkapoag Civic, a $50 gift card to Elite Health & Fitness, 1 of 3 Katie Wood's children's journals (A Simple Seed of Growth, Gratitude, & Giggles), fun games and puzzles! Every non-perishable food donation earns you another chance at the raffle prizes!

Bring your dinner or buy yummy treats at one of three food trucks: Montilio's Pizzeria, the Chubby Chickpea, or Alden Park'ed. Enjoy dessert and snacks provided by CAPT with ice cream from our favorite Mike & Ants ice cream truck, cotton candy, & popcorn.


All are invited, and we hope to see you there!

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STAR Parent Reports Going Home Today

Today, students brought home copies of the Spring STAR reports for parents/guardians. As you likely know, the STAR assessment is given in the Fall, Winter, and Spring, allowing staff to identify student strengths, areas for growth, and plan instruction and support for all students.


If you have any questions after reviewing your child's Spring STAR report, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or any member of administration.

Important Music Update for Current Grade 4 Students

Please take a moment to review this message, regarding in-school Music options for next year's Grade 5 students. Exciting stuff!

Volunteers Still Needed for Garden Club!

Next week, the Garden Club is looking for student/parent volunteers to assist after school between 3:00 - 5:00 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. If you are interested and able, please email Mrs. Lori Mooney at mooneyl@cantonma.org.


Thank you!

Reminder: Summer Reading Information

Please take a moment to review the note below from Pre-K-5 Humanities Coordinator, Mrs. Abrams, with information regarding summer reading.



Hi Canton families,


Here you will find a letter that explains our Elementary Summer Reading Program. Our program works in conjunction with the program offered through the Canton Public Library.


Also, here is a video that teachers will share with students to remind them about the importance of summer reading and to tell them about some of the fun happening this summer at the Canton Public Library.


If you are looking for book suggestions, please reach out to the wonderful librarians who are excited to recommend some of their favorite books by age group. Our goal is for families to read as much as they can, whenever they can, and wherever they can!


We can't wait to hear all about your summer reading plans!


Jackie Abrams

Pre-K-5 Humanities Coordinator

IMPORTANT REMINDER: 2022 - 2023 Hansen School Hours

As a reminder, next year, the Hansen transitions to the 'late elementary school', and our start and end times will be a half hour later than they are currently. We will keep these hours for the next two school years.


Next year, student drop off will begin at 8:50, with classes starting at 9:10 a.m. Student dismissal will be 3:25 p.m.


Please reach out with any questions!

CAPT Corner - June 3 Update

Please click here for the latest news from the Hansen CAPT!

Math and Computer Science Questions!

As the year winds down, we are no longer adding weekly challenge questions to STEAM Alley. Congratulations to all of our students who participated and earned Hall of Fame recognition!


We look forward to providing more opportunities next school year!

Community Connections!

Canton Public Schools has a new Community Resources and Information Page on its website titled Around Town. This page lists resources that are available in our community for families and students. Information on this page will be updated periodically.


This site can be reached at this link: About/Around Town.

What's Coming Up?


  • Thursday, June 9 - Grade 5 Field Trip to Pequitside/Bowling
  • Friday, June 10 - Kindergarten Report Cards Emailed to K Families
  • Friday, June 10 - Grade 5 Unity Day at GMS
  • Tuesday, June 14 - Last day of School for Kindergarten
  • Wednesday, June 15 - Friday, June 17 - Kindergarten Screening for Incoming K students
  • Thursday, June 16 - Report Cards Emailed to Families (Gr. 1 - 5)
  • Friday, June 17 - Grade 5 Coffee House
  • Monday, June 20 - No School (Juneteenth)
  • Tuesday, June 21 - Last Day of School (Gr. 1 - 5) - Early Release (11:50 dismissal)
Continue to stay safe and, as always, do not hesitate to reach out to any of us at the Hansen if we can offer any support or assistance!
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