JHCS Quill

March 10, 2023

Dudes and Donuts - All Students are Invited to attend with a "Dude"

  • March 17
  • 8am to 8:25 am
  • Red Brick Building
  • Students can bring a "dude" who is important in their life for donuts

JHCS Art Competition

Attached you will find the JHCS Art Competition Entry Form. This is a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate their creative skills. There are many categories to choose from so every student can create something for the contest.

Email Mrs. Diesen at diesen@johnhancockcs.org if you have any questions. Entries are due on March 20th at 2pm.

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Magical Reading Month

We are afoot! - Reading Logs are Due Each Friday!

Be sure your child is reading every night to help with their house points. You can record their time on the reading log provided or online here.

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March 30 - JHCS Spring Music Concert

  • All students arrive between 6:10 - 6:15 pm
  • Parents can take seats at 6:20 pm
  • Artwork on display between 5:45-7:45 pm
  • Student MUST bring their own instruments and music to the concert, home and back to the school the next morning.
  • The concert is a Hoe-Down theme, so students are encouraged to wear jeans, overalls, jean skirts, plaid shirts, neckerchiefs, straw hats, Cowboy boots, etc.

Mindfulness from our School Counselor

Hi JHCS Families,

I have been pondering recently on Mindfulness. So I thought this might be a good time to reevaluate for a refresher boost of Mindfulness. So what exactly is Mindfulness? Mindful.org defines Mindfulness as “The basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s happening around us. Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, it’s not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it.” So with this in mind, how do we practice Mindfulness? Psychology Today gives some essential areas we can focus on.

  1. Focus on the present moment

  2. Being fully present

  3. Open to experience

  4. Non-judgment

  5. Acceptance of things as they are

  6. Connection

  7. Non-attachment

  8. Peace and Equanimity

  9. Compassion

Being mindful is consciously being aware of your feelings, actions, and surroundings. While this seems simple and basic, it can feel complex because life tends to get overwhelming and busy, and being mindfully aware gets away from us. Below are some resources that can help you hone your Mindfulness. Have a wonderful super-fantastic week.


Sam Grabert






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Note from the School Nurse

Hello Dear JHCS family!!

As we are hopefully wrapping up the horribly cold winter, we thought it would be a great idea to remind everyone of general health practices for school. Unfortunately viruses and bacteria are still alive and contagious! So here are a few general guidelines to follow, remember

If your child(ren) are sick, please keep them home! We like to say 24 hour symptom free before they can return. We will send kids home if they are fevering or throwing up! So please, just keep them home. When in doubt, play it safe. As of right now, COVID is under these guidelines as well.

Now, if you have multiple kids, and only one is sick. You can send the healthy one(s). Only the sick one(s) need to stay home. Safety of the kids is definitely top priority, but attendance is crucial as well.

WASH, WASH, WASH!!! Hand hygiene is so important. 20 seconds with soap, getting under all your nails is how you properly wash. Hand sanitizer is way helpful too. Yes, your hands might get chapped … please use lotion for this.

Along with hand washing, teaching your kids to cover their mouths when sneezing or coughing. Using the inside of your shirt (kind of like a mask) is probably the best way, but into your elbow is great too.

Encourage your child(ren) to not share drinks or anything like that too.

Doing these simple things can help a long way in keeping our school healthy!

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns I can help with. I am so beyond happy to help where I can. Reach out to me anytime.

Thank you so much for doing your part to keep JHCS a healthy campus!!

Devin Payne

JHCS school nurse

801-735-3700 (text is best)


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