Hawks Nest

Hancock Elementary School

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Hello Hawk Families....

We have had a wonderful 2 weeks at Hancock!

Our student population has grown immensely since most of our children are back face to face. Last year we started with only 300 children. This year we are starting with 950 and STILL GROWING!

We are ready to get going with our academics. We have been working on the procedures and being able to learn the structure of school.

This newsletter will come out weekly and will update you and prepare you for what is ahead.

Lissa Archuletta,


I Hear You!

Perimeter of the Campus

Good news: we have already gotten so much faster with arrival and dismissal. For the last 7 days, we have completed dismissal by 3:45. Rainy day dismissal was a bit longer but all buses had left by 4:00 pm.

This week, I invited several Directors from the district to witness the morning and afternoon drop-off/pick-up lines and traffic concerns. Several concerns were shared and options are being considered. The district is reviewing our layout in the construction design.

Please know that I am listening and working for solutions to help our families while protecting the safety of our students.

Heads Up:

* Please do not park at the Vet office across the street in the morning. They are being kind but their clients are not able to get in the parking lot. They are not part of CFISD.

*There is a sign in the front going into the parking lot that states, NO LEFT TURN. Please follow the sign. We have already had a couple of accidents this year by cars not following the traffic signs and almost hitting our staff.

* A new walking path has been laid in the front of the building for parents wanting to continue to walk their children to the front. Several parents are walking in the middle of the parking lot. By not moving to the right, traffic is being held up for all.

*Car rider line, please have your children ready when you pull up to the door. Putting on shoes, putting items in the backpacks slows it down for all families.

*CFPD will be monitoring on random and they will begin giving citations for those not following traffic rules and are not wearing seatbelts or on their cell phone. I do not want that to happen to any of our families.

School Hours


Doors will open at 7:40 for students to begin entering. They may choose to go get their breakfast or head to class. Breakfast doors close at 8:00 am and breakfast is stopped being served.

At 8:00 am, our car rider team leaves their duty to begin working with their students in the classroom. If you arrive after 8:00 am, please park and walk your children to the door to check them in as staff will not be outside.

Tardy is 8:05.

***Parents, please do not drop your children off in the back as the staff is not posted to let your children in the building.

Lunch Visits ON HOLD!!!!


Due to our numbers rising for COVID 19- we will be holding off on our lunch visitors. We will continue to monitor and keep you informed.

This week we have had quite a few students and staff go home due to COVID.

Stay Updated...

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Student Information

  1. Attendance is a priority and a state and federal requirement. Students are to be in class 90% of the school year. We will help monitor this and contact you if your child is getting close to not meeting the 90% rule.
  2. We still have our bottle fillers that your children may fill with water throughout the day.
  3. Just like last year, we do not have walkers due to safety concerns.
  4. Parents, please bookmark the Home Access Center for your student for easy access. This is where you can check your child's grades and attendance.

Lost and Found

Located in the cafe on the stage

If your child has forgotten or lost an item, you are welcome to come in and check lost and found.

Your child is welcome to look at the items during their breakfast or lunch. If you would like to look for yourself, please call the front desk to schedule to come to the campus between 8:30-10:00 am. We will be glad to have a staff member help you search for your child's items.

At the end of each month, items will be donated.

**Helpful Tip: Please label your child's belongings. If we find it, we will make sure it gets delivered to the student.

Birthday Options

Birthdays are celebrated at Hancock during lunch.

Our cafeteria is wonderful and offers the opportunity to purchase cookies or ice cream for the entire class for your child's birthday.

If you would like to purchase the items for your child and their class, please talk to the cafeteria manager: Marisol Rodriguez at 281-89-4523. She will be happy to set you up on the day of your choosing.

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Please check often, as the calendar is subject to change.

Important Dates coming up:

September 6:

  • Labor Day Holiday

September 7:

  • PK-5th September Reading/Language Arts District Progress Measure (through Oct. 1)
  • 2nd-5th Math District Progress Measure-Beginning of the Year (through September 10)
  • Curriculum Night-Virtual for families
September 13:
  • PK-5th September Reading/Language Arts District Progress Measure (through Oct. 1)
  • 1st grade Math September Assessment (through Sept. 17)
  • 3rd-5th Science September DPM-BOY (through Sept. 15)

September 16:

  • 4th and 5th grade Math Checkpoint

September 20:

  • Boy Scouts Presentation during all lunches
  • CPOC Meeting

September 23:

  • Progress Reports Posted in Home Access Center (HAC)

September 24:

  • Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

September 28:

  • 2nd grade Math checkpoint
  • Willie's IceHouse Hancock Spirit Day/Night

September 30:

  • 3rd-5th Reading Language Arts Checkpoint

October 4-8: College Week

October 4:

  • Fire Drill

October 5:

  • 3rd grade Math Checkpoint

October 6:

  • 3rd grade Science Unit Test

October 12:

  • 1st grade Math Checkpoint
October 13:
  • 4th grade Math Checkpoint

October 14:

  • 2nd grade Science Unit Test

October 15:

  • 5th grade Science Unit Test

October 20:

  • 4th grade Science Unit Test

October 21:

  • End of 1st 9 weeks: Grades will be posted in Home Acess Center (HAC)

October 22:

  • Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

October 25:

  • Beginning of 2nd Nine Weeks
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This Week's Birthdays

Each child, on their birthday, gets to have their name called on the announcements and wished a Happy Birthday. They also get to come to the office to choose a birthday book to keep.

August 30-September 3:

  • Ni'jira K.
  • Petelo T.
  • Mason L.
  • Natalia M.
  • Raphael H.
  • Aydan J.
  • Ayomikun O.
  • Urim-Ophira O.
  • Michael S.
  • Cameryn S.
  • Paige T.
  • Pragathi P.
  • Braylon R.
  • Thomas D.
  • Jacob M.
  • Maximus P.

Staff Birthday this Week

Happy September Birthdays

3rd- Ms. Tuch-Cafeteria
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Title 1 Information


As a parent of a student at a campus receiving Title I funds, federal law allows you to ask for information about the certification, college major, and advanced degrees of your child’s teacher(s). You also have the right to request information about the qualifications of a teacher aide or paraprofessional providing direct services to your child. If you would like to receive this information, you may contact the Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. Human Resources Department at 281-897-4099.


Como padre o madre de un estudiante en una escuela recibiendo fondos del Título I, la ley federal le permite pedir información acerca de la certificación, especialidad, y grados avanzados del maestro de su niño. Usted también tiene el derecho de pedir información sobre las calificaciones de un ayudante de maestro o paraprofesional que proporciona servicios directos a su niño. Si desea recibir esta información, usted puede comunicarse con el Departamento de Recursos Humanos de Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. llamando al 281-897-4099.

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