Hansen Weekly Update

April 14, 2022

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Hi Hansen Students, Parents, and Families!


Welcome to April break! No matter your plans, I hope that the upcoming vacation provides all of our students and families with plenty of chances to get outdoors, rest, rejuvenate, and have some fun. We are quickly approaching the 'home stretch' of the 2021-2022 school year, and are excited to finish the positively and with great energy!


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

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

Upcoming MCAS Schedule

As a continued reminder, here are the remaining dates for MCAS testing (Grades 3 - 5 only)...


Hansen School

2021-22 MCAS testing dates


Grade 3

May 2 and 5 (Math)


Grade 4

May 9 & 11 (Math)


Grade 5

May 10 & 12 (Math)

May 16 & 19 (Science)


April 25 - April 29 - ELA Make-Up (3-5)

Message From Ms. O'Sullivan - Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Hello Hansen community,


The 2022 Hansen Field Day is approaching fast! This year’s Field Day will be on Thursday, June 2nd (with rain date scheduled for Tuesday, June 7th) with 3rd-5th grade students in the morning (approximately 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM) then K-2nd grade students in the afternoon (approximately 12:25 PM - 2:25 PM). Similar to the past several years, students will visit many physically active stations throughout the day. This will be a fun-filled day full of activities promoting cooperation, team building, school spirit, friendly competition, and encouraging sportspersonship. I am excited to run my first Field Day with the Hansen students!


Of course, Field Day cannot be successful without the continued outstanding support from our volunteers. If you are able to help as a volunteer for this year’s Field Day, please fill out the online form (volunteersignup.org/DQTAA) by May 19th. Volunteers will receive more Field Day information as the date approaches. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to contact me at osullivans@cantonma.org Thank you in advance for volunteering on this exciting day!


Thank you for your time and consideration,

Sheila O’Sullivan

School-Wide Pajama Day!

During our Boosterthon program, our students earned a school-wide pajama day as one of our incentives. With this in mind, we invite students and staff to enjoy a day of extra comfort and wear pajamas on Friday, April 29!

The Great Canton Clean-Up Day!

Please take a moment to review the attached flyer at the bottom of the update with information on the Great Canton Clean-Up Day.


The Great Canton Cleanup Day

Saturday, April 30 10am - 12pm

Friendly Reminder : GMS Night for Incoming 6th Graders!

On Wednesday, May 4th, GMS will be hosting an incoming grade 6 parent information evening. This event will be held at GMS in the cafeteria from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

STEAM Connection - April Edition!

The April issue of 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.

CAPT Corner - April 14 Update

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

This Week's Math and Computer Science Questions!

See if you can solve this week's challenges in math, computer science, and engineering!

Grades 3 - 5 Math Challenge Problem

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Grades 3 - 5 Computer Science Problem

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Community Connections - New Information Included!

There are 2 new flyers on the About/Around Town Section of the website, Earth Day and Special Olympics!


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?


  • Friday, April 15 - No School (Good Friday)
  • Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22 - No School (April Vacation)
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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