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The Soaring Hawk Newsletter

Oct, 2022



Principal’s Message


Greeting’s Hansen Families!


Welcome to our first Soaring HAWK newsletter! We want to communicate more with you so we have put together a monthly newsletter to get info out to you ahead of time!

We have had an awesome launch to our HAWK Habits! Ask your students if they can tell you what they stand for and what they mean! We have already seen an improvement in many students exhibiting excellent habits throughout the building!

We do have a drop in enrollment this year throughout the district resulting in the shifting of staffing. It is often the case where staff shifts occur. We had predicted some of this in the spring and now only have a total of four 3rd grade class placement options this year instead of 5 last year. There was a chance that we might have more shifting, but fortunately our enrollment bounced back a bit so we didn't need to do anymore shifting.

Lastly, I am excited to announce that we will begin our annual Panorama survey for students, staff and families! We will be working diligently to gather feedback from families. Each classroom will be working with students to have families declare whether or not they will be filling out the survey. We are looking for 100% engagement in whether or not families will participate in the survey. Classes who have 100% engagement will get a bonus prize/activity. If we get high participation from the school the principal will do something silly that students will vote on! Please see below for more details about the survey.


William Harris




  • Volunteers Needed! We would love to have a couple more folks out during lunch recess times! Daily 11:00 to 1:00.
  • Volunteer Application and Info Here -
    All families must check-in before walking students to class. We really prefer to encourage your students to be independent. Teachers have morning responsibilities and cannot break away effectively to connect with families. Please email the teacher to set up an appointment.
    Please have your student’s name on a piece of paper in your dash for pickup time. This helps things go a bit quicker.
  • Intervention groups will begin this month for students who are showing more than 1 grade level behind in math or reading.
  • Weather is starting to turn cold. Please have students wear appropriate clothes!
  • We have a lot of lost and found items already! Please ask your student to visit the lost and found if they are missing clothes.


If you would like to add something to this message or have questions, email the principal. [email protected]



Panorama Information

Building students’ social-emotional learning skills is an important goal for all Olympia School District schools this year. During the first two weeks of October 2022, we will be asking OSD students, families and staff to participate in an online survey based on their (or their child’s) experience at school.


Responses will provide invaluable insights into how we can improve and adapt our district to meet our students’ needs.


You may complete a survey for each child enrolled in our district or for each school in which you have students enrolled. Your time and feedback are greatly appreciated and will be used by district and school leaders to guide planning for the 2022-23 school year.


You will receive another email on the first day of the survey, October 3, which will include the link to access the online survey. The deadline to complete the survey is October 14. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete. OSD students will complete the survey in school, and families and staff can complete the survey at their convenience October 3-14.


The survey content will ask students in grades 3-12 to self-reflect on Growth Mindset, Self-Efficacy, Emotion Regulation, Positive Feelings, Supportive Relationships, Academic Needs and Sense of Belonging.


Important information to know:

  • The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential. We are partnering with a third-party vendor to support us in administering the surveys.
  • If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether.


If you have any questions about the SEL survey, please don’t hesitate to contact your school.


October Calendar


  • October 11-- HCC/HAP meeting, 6:00pm at Hansen
  • October 14--Panorama survey closes
  • October 14-- Hansen Movie Night, 6:30 at Hansen
  • October 18--Picture Day
  • October 24-28--Conference Week. School gets out at 11:35 each day.
  • October 31--Halloween! (costumes optional)