April 2019

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April 2019

Message from Hansen Elementary

  Dear Parents, 

Let’s have a strong push for continued success upon our return from Spring Break.

            The annual HCC Bingo and Pizza Night March 15 was a great success!  Special thanks to those who organized the event and many special thanks to all parents who helped set up the cafeteria, served food and refreshments, and cleaned up afterward. 

            Fifth grade students left for Cispus today!  Many smiling faces climbed aboard the buses for a great new adventure.  The Cispus buses are due back at Hansen Friday, April 12 at 2:00 pm.  For 5th grade students not attending Cispus, they are expected to attend school at Hansen Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

            Marshall Middle School will be having a parents-only Parent Night at Marshall for incoming parent of 6th graders.  Mark you calendars for Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm.  Parents will meet in the cafeteria and learn the nuts-and-bolts of Marshall and have a chance to tour the school.  The incoming 6th graders (your current 5th grader) will have an opportunity to tour the school in June.  Look for that date in the June Newsletter.

            This year’s Fun Run will be run by the company Boosterthon, that will kick off with a Pep Rally on Monday, April 8.   For the next two weeks, your family will gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps).  You can register your student at funrun.com and our registration code is 373-584.  Each day classes will watch STEAM, a character-building video, and the run will occur on Friday, April 19.  Come out to volunteer or cheer your kids on!  Remember, if you have not already done so, complete a Volunteer Application (click here to complete the application  ONLINE Volunteer Application ) so that you can participate.


8:45 – 9:45 am:  4th/5th grades

9:45 – 10:45 am:  Kinder and 1st grades

10:45 – 11:45 am:  2nd/3rd grades


            The HAP Lottery will be held on Friday, April 19 at 3 pm in the Hansen Library.  If you have signed your students up to participate in the HAP Lottery, please come for the event.

            International Night, sponsored by HAP, will be held Friday, May 3 at 6 pm in the Hansen cafeteria.  The evening will be filled with performances, displays and a potluck of international foods.  All Hansen classrooms and students are invited to participate.  In preparation for International Night, HAP is creating an international cookbook.  Email Hansenhap@gmail.com with your recipes. 

            As we begin asking families about whether they are returning to Hansen next school year, our teachers begin to think about making student placements for the next school year (keep an eye out for an email requesting your enrollment plans for next school year).  Student classroom teacher placement is a decision made with a lot of thought and effort by teachers and staff at Hansen.  Teachers work together to make the best possible class lists for the coming school year.  Teachers take many things into considerations when developing balanced class placements, such as:
Academic performance
Gender Balance
Social Dynamics

Mark your calendars for Muffins for Mom:  May 10 starting at 7:15 am.  Enjoy breakfast with you student here at school.  Breakfast is served in the cafeteria.



Hansen Elementary

Mark Your Calendars! 

  • April 8             Boosterthon Pep Really 
  • April 9             HCC Meeting @6 pm
  • April 10           Walk n' Roll
  • April 10 - 12   5th graders at CISPUS; buses arrive Friday at 2 pm
  • April 18           Carson & Wesley class picture make-up day
  • April 18           Marshall Middle School Parent Night @ 6pm @ Marshall Cafeteria
  • April 19           Boosterthon Fun Run begins
  • April 19           HAP Lottery @ 3 pm in the Library
  • May 3              International Night, 6 pm in the cafeteria

Walk N Roll

Hey Hansen Hawks, it’s time to Walk N Roll! Intercity Transit’s Walk N Roll program invites all students and their families to join Mr. Nye in walking to school and having a fun autumn morning on November 14th. Meet at 7:55 at the Cooper Crest water tower (2022 Cooper Crest St NW). Look for Mr. Nye and members of the Olympia Police Department and Fire Department! Hansen is Walking N Rolling to school all year long! Save the dates:

  • May 8 +  National Bike to school day!


Lost and Found

Don’t forget to check the lost and found on a regular basis. Twice a year all unclaimed items are donated to charity. Come before it goes.

Important Note

Please send an extra set of clothes to school in your student’s backpack. With the wet weather, there is mud and our students do have recess outside wet or dry. We have no clothes at school to lend to students who come in wet and muddy. Thank you for helping to keep your student clean and dry.


Used Book Sale

The Used Book Sale will be in the library from Monday, March 25-Thursday, March 28, or until we run out of books. All hardback books are a quarter and paperbacks are a dime. Remember to shop early because the books go quickly and when the books are gone the sale is over. Thank you to everyone who has donated books this year, we have a great selection!

Overdue/Lost Books

Please check your child’s Skyward account to see if there are any fines for lost books. If there is a fine please return (best option), pay for, or replace the missing book.
Thank you!

Patty Arbuckle
Teacher Librarian

March Self-Managers!

Keiayshia Neilson
Annie Flynn
Mia Nielsen
Alonzo Tobias
Gabe Curry
Tori Lemagie
Radley neilson
Skyler Eastman
Benjamin Wack
Clara Lewis
Nadia wright
Hugo Pichardo
Varun Srithar
Vevaeh Wheeler
Jack Elm
Lisa LInke
JanCarol Gonzalez
Mia Phelps
Cassie Mendoza
Abrin Lyse


Does your student have a food allergy?
OSD provides special diet plans. We must receive a note from your student’s MD stating they have an allergy and we will make sure your student’s dietary needs are met.


Call 360.596.7403 and leave a voicemail excusing student’s absence.


Call 360.596.7700 for answers.


MUST be called into the office NO LATER THAN 2:15 PM. (1:15 on Wed).


  • Breakfast: $1.60
  • Reduced: free
  •  Adult b’fast: $2.10
  •  Lunch: $2.65
  • Milk: $ .60
  •  Reduced K-3rd: Free
  •  Reduced 4-12: $ .40
  • Adult Lunch: $3.55