Hansen Weekly Update

March 11, 2022

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Hi Hansen Students, Parents, and Families!

We have had another exciting week here at the Hansen with our students, and ended today with a great day of professional learning with our staff. At the Hansen much of our staff spent some time this morning engaging in an introduction to restorative practice, while we continued with our ongoing learning around literacy instruction in the afternoon. We hope today provided our students with opportunities to relax, play, and have fun!

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

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

March 21 Is World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day is on Monday, March 21st. This is a day to bring awareness and to help advocate for the rights of those with Down syndrome. To show support, individuals are encouraged to wear blue and yellow and/or mismatched socks, and we invite all of our students and staff to show their support!

For anyone that is interested in more information about World Down Syndrome Day, please take a moment to review their website here.

Hearing and Vision Screenings

As a friendly reminder, we will be conducting hearing and vision screenings for students in K-4 on Monday and Tuesday of next week. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Hansen School Nurse, Bethany Glennon at glennonb@cantonma.org.

Scholastic Book Fair at Hansen

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Hansen next week! Thank you to our Hansen CAPT for organizing this experience for our students. Each class will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during their regularly scheduled Library block, and there is also an opportunity for students and families to visit during the afternoon on Wednesday, March 16 between 3:00 - 6:00.

We look forward to having opportunities for each student to get their hands on some new and exciting books! If anyone is in need of any financial assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at brauningerd@cantonma.org.


Our school Boosterthon and Hansen Fun Run is fast approaching! This week, members from the Boosterthon team met with Hansen staff to share information and finalize plans, and we will be sending all of the important 'kick-off' information to families in the coming days!

The Boosterthon team will be on campus with our students and staff beginning March 29 and staying through our Fun Run event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6. We are hoping for some great weather to allow for an outdoor run, and are looking forward to all of the excitement and energy that is coming our way! The students will have a blast, while at the same time, raising funds to go towards the Hansen School for enrichment opportunities.

Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

Re-Sharing! March STEAM Connection

The March 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.

Continued Reminder - Spring MCAS Testing Dates

Each Spring, students in Grades 3-5 participate in MCAS testing. Each grade level will be participating in two sessions of ELA and Mathematics, while Grade 5 students will also be participating in two sessions of Science. For planning purposes, please see the planned testing dates for the Hansen below...

Hansen School

2021-22 MCAS testing dates

Grade 3

April 12 & 14 (ELA)

May 2 and 5 (Math)

Grade 4

April 5 & 7 (ELA)

May 9 & 11 (Math)

Grade 5

April 11 & 13 (ELA)

May 10 & 12 (Math)

May 16 & 19 (Science)

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!

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?

  • Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 18 - Scholastic Book Fair
  • Friday, March 25 - Report Cards Emailed to Families
  • Monday, March 28 - Wednesday, April 6 - Boosterthon at Hansen (Fun Run on 4/6)
  • Thursday, March 31 - Shakespeare Guyz Meet with Grade 5
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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