Hancock Elementary Husky Herald
September 4-September 8
Monday, September 4th - No School Labor Day
Wednesday, September 6th - PTO Meeting 5:30 @HES
Thank you for a great start!
I hope this message finds you well. Our opening week at school has been nothing short of fantastic and I am thrilled to have your children as part of our school. From the very first day I've been impressed by the enthusiasm, positivity and eagerness to learn that your children have shown. Their energy and curiosity are truly inspiring and it sets a promising tone for the year ahead.
I want to express my gratitude for your support in fostering a positive learning environment both at home and in the classroom. Your involvement is crucial and I genuinely look forward to working closely with each of you this year.
Wishing you and your family a fantastic year ahead.
A note from your school nurses'
Welcome to a new school year at Hancock Elementary! Along with many other new changes the nurse for Hancock Elementary school has also changed. Pam Murphy, RN is the nurse for this year and she comes to Hancock after many years of being a nurse at Peterborough Elementary school. Mrs. Edick will be her assistant in helping care for the children.
Please continue to reach out for health questions or concerns. Pam's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
News from K
I am so proud! Kindergarten is kind and working hard already. Ask your little one to show you how to say “thank you" “bathroom” and “listen” in American sign language. Our days are long, I hope you have a restful family weekend!
News from 2nd
In second grade we have been working to build our community. Students helped to make a list of class jobs and had great conversations about their favorite food.
News from 4th
It has been a wonderful start to fourth grade with lots of smiles, laughs, and of course catching up on our summer vacations. Our classroom routines and expectations are coming along nicely. Everyone has been planning, prepping, and developing our break space box for our classroom by sanding, painting, and drawing individual pictures that make them happy.
Drop off and Pick up procedures
K-4 Drop off:8:20-8:40
PreK Drop Off: 8:45
The school day for K-4 begins promptly at 8:40. Drop-off is between 8:20-8:40. We ask parents to please stay in their cars and not walk your student into the school. Please note: Supervision of students is not available until 8:20 AM so please refrain from dropping your student off prior to 8:20.
All car and bus drop off will be done via Elementary Lane.
Walkers and bike riders should come to school via School Street. Bike riders must wear a helmet.
Children being dropped off by car or bus will pull around the circle to the walkway where they will be greeted by a staff member and will head into school.
PreK dismissal begins at 3:10
K-4 dismissal begins at 3:20.
Buses and car pick up take place on Elementary Lane. Parents can help by following these safety routines:
Buses are loaded and dismissed as they arrive. NEVER PASS WAITING BUSES. Occasionally the teacher on duty may need to board a bus to speak with the driver or the students – please be patient in the event of a delay, and remember that safety must come first.
Cars wait in a single line by the guardrail until signaled by a staff member to pull up. DO NOT PARK IN THE PICKUP LINE OR LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED. Please stay in your vehicle until the teacher on duty dismisses your child. Students will be dismissed by the side door facing the parking lot. Please note that car pickups are only permitted in the main parking lot (no School Street car pickups). It is critical to know which children have been dismissed and which are still awaiting pickup, and it is not possible for our staff to monitor both areas at once. Children may not run between buses or cars waiting in the pickup line.
Walkers and bicycle riders exit down School Street after being dismissed by the teacher on duty. Parents can help by discussing the importance of bicycle and pedestrian safety with your child. Bike riders must wear helmets. We recommend that children not ride bicycles to and from school when road conditions are snowy, icy or rainy.
Do not leave the school grounds with children without telling the teacher on duty. He or she has a daily checklist of dismissals and needs to know who has departed. Thank you for our help with this.
Important: Please remember to input your child’s dismissal plan in PickUp Patrol daily. It is a way we can work together to make sure every child arrives home safely.
The Husky Herald will be sent out via email every Friday and will be posted on our website. Any news or updates will be listed there so please read carefully.
Instead of monthly teacher newsletters, all classroom news will be shared via the Husky Herald each week. This way all parents can see what is happening across the grade levels.
9/18-9/29: AIMSweb and MAP assessments (more info coming shortly)
10/4: Open House 5:30-6:30
10/5: Picture Day
10/9: No School-Teacher PD Day
10/11: PTO mtg. 5:30 @ HES
10/17: Harvest Supper 5:00-6:30
10/30-11/3: Spirit Week