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December 16, 2022 - John Hancock Charter School

School Released at 12:30 Today

Santa Is Coming to JHCS Today!

Santa will be on campus Friday, Dec. 16th. Parents are invited to take pictures of their child with Santa at 12:30 pm.
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JHCS Art Night - Things That Go Bump In The Night!

Be sure to save the date for our JHCS Family Art Night on January 27th from 6 to 7:30 pm. It will be a one-of-a-kind glowing experience. Be sure to invite the grandparents.


  • Refreshments will be served
  • Students and siblings will be able to make and take art projects
  • Bring your camera!

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Message From Our School Counselor

Happy Holiday JHCS Family,

It's the end of the year, and we made it! Looking forward to 2023 can bring peace, newness, anxiety, overwhelming excitement, and many their feelings. For many, this is when we think of what goals we want to accomplish for the new year. The official definition of a goal is "the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result." This year I want to encourage you to refrain from setting goals. I encourage you to create a vision for this new year. The official definition of vision is "the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom." When we set goals, we aim for a result. When we do not get the desired effect, inevitably, we have feelings of failure, frustration, shame, and guilt. We would never wish these emotions on our loved ones, but why do we do this to ourselves? Explore what your vision for the new year will be. A vision is planning with imagination. A vision is fluid and flexible. There are different ways you can create your vision. Below are some ideas to help you get started.


Vision Ideas:

Create a vision board

Picks a word that will give your year a vision

Pick a saying

What areas do you need to explore more vision in


Whatever your vision is, remember that it is yours and not to be compared to anyone else because your vision makes you who you are. You are wise and know yourself better than you think.

My vision is that you all have a happy, hopeful, healthy, and fun 2023.


Best Wishes,

Sam Grabert


Resources for your vision board

https://artfulparent.com/make-vision-board-works-10-steps/#:~:text=Your%20vision%20board%20can%20include,(clarity%2C%20joy%2C%20peace)


https://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/8-ideas-create-your-own-vision-board.html


https://www.pinterest.com/scrappinmichele/vision-board-samples/


https://healthyhappyimpactful.com/vision-board-examples-ideas/


Digital Respons-Ability

On January 5, 2023 our students will have presentations on Digital Safety and Citizenship


Digital Wellness (K-6th)

Digital Communication & Media Literacy (7th-8th).


You can find information about the presentations and presenters at this link.

5-8th Grade Science Fair

Friday, January 13th


All projects need to be completed by Jan. 15th. Winter break is a great time to finish up the projects and boards.


Science Fair Judges are needed! Anyone can volunteer to be a judge. Training will be provided. You can sign up at TrackItForward.com.

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Thank you!

We collected 1650 lbs of food during the food drive and a huge donation box of toys for the Toys for Tots campaign.


Your generosity will help many families in need this holiday season.


Canned Food Drive Winning Classes:


3rd Place - 4th Grade

2nd Place - 5th Grade

1st Place - 6th Grade

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Be Safe this Winter Break!

Best winter fails 2 - Funny kids sled fails videos