Hansen Weekly Update

October 14, 2022

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Hi Hansen Students, Parents, and Families!

In addition to the awesome teaching and learning that continues in each of our classrooms each day, this week we also had our first enrichment programming of the year, with 'The Brain Show' visiting the Hansen this morning. Thanks to our amazing Hansen CAPT for providing this opportunity for our students to engage in some fun learning outside of the classroom! This morning featured two performances, one for K-2 and another for 3-5 students, and students had an absolute blast competing in some fast-paced academic trivia.

Please enjoy some of this week's highlights below...

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

Save the Date! Fall Festival Returns to the Hansen on Sunday, October 23

The Hansen Fall Festival is BACK!

October 23 from 1-4pm

Bring your family, friends & neighbors!

ALL are welcome!

To make this a successful event WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We have added additional time slots for setup and cleanup. We have from 4-8pm on the day of the event to get the school back in order! Please consider coming by to lend a hand that afternoon. ALL help is appreciated!!

Link to Signup Genius below:


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Still Looking For School Based Equity Team Volunteers!

The Canton Public Schools values and is committed to Educational Equity, naming this as a Strategic Area of Focus within our Strategic Framework. In concert with the district and other Canton schools, the Hansen School is continuing the work of our School Equity Team, initially launched last year, and we are looking for parent/guardian and staff volunteers!

This group will lead the work of Educational Equity at the Hansen to support access, high performance, and positive outcomes and experiences for all members of our community.

We are looking for volunteers that are open to learning, reflecting, and that are committed to the Hansen being a truly equitable school. We anticipate meeting as a group after school 1-2 times per month from roughly 3:40 - 4:40.

If you are interested in participating as a member of the Hansen School Equity Team, please email me directly at brauningerd@cantonma.org. Thank you for your consideration!

STEAM Connection!

The latest issue 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.

Cantonstock 2022!

Cantonstock is the annual music extravaganza that showcases hundreds of student musicians representing all performing ensembles in the Canton schools, and is the primary fundraiser for MusicCounts, the volunteer, non-profit group dedicated to supporting all music programs in all the Canton Public Schools!

The mission is to raise funds for music programming for all students! Visit our website at: www.MusicCountsinCanton.org

Here are several ways you can help:

 Sponsor a Student for Cantonstock

T-shirt orders must be received by October 14th! Each student who receives $50 in sponsors will receive this year’s version of the popular Cantonstock T-Shirt! Shirts are 100% Cotton and the colors change each year so students enjoy collecting them as they progress through the schools! (Additional students in the same household only need to raise $15 each to qualify for a shirt too!)

 Be an Individual Sponsor

This option gives you different donation levels to select from and isn't tied to a specific student or deadline. We'll be happy to recognize your contribution on our website, social media, and other channels too!

 Be a Business or Organizational Sponsor

We’re so grateful to the businesses and organizations for their past support, and hope they continue again this year. We’d really love to add new business and organizational sponsors too! Please view our current and previous list of sponsors and be sure to support

• Learn More & Get Involved

Visit our website to learn more about MusicCounts and all the great things we’ve funded the past few years. Contact Us to Donate an Item for Raffle and Silent Auction, become a volunteer and more!

MusicCounts in Canton! • P.O. Box 182 • Canton, MA 02021 • CantonMusicCounts@gmail.com

Community Connections

Canton Public Schools has a Community Resources and Information Page on its website titled Around Town. This page lists resources and events taking place in our community. To access the information on this webpage, use this link: About/Around Town.

At a Glance - New Event(s)

  • CDEI Global Diversity Awareness Event
  • Canton Farmers Market Young Entrepreneurs Day
  • Canton Farmers Market Fall Fest
  • Brookwood Community Farm End of Season Sale

This webpage will be updated periodically.

What's Coming Up?

  • Friday, October 21 - Early Release for Students (Dismissal at 12:20)
  • Sunday, October 23 - Fall Festival at the Hansen! (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
As always, do not hesitate to reach out to any of us at the Hansen if we can offer any support or assistance! We look forward to a wonderful year of partnership and growth!
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