January 2019

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January 2019

Message from Hansen Elementary

Dear Parents,

Greetings! I hope your recent holiday season was filled with family fun and relaxation. 

Although we have had a fairly mild fall and winter, January and February are usually months when we might encounter snowy or icy weather conditions. It is always a good time to take a few minutes to cover at-home safety procedures in the event we experience a natural disaster or experience loss of power. Here are some safety reminders:

• Make sure your home is prepared by having at least three days of food and water.
• Replace batteries in your battery operated radio and flashlights.
• Tune your radio to KGY (1240 AM/96.9 FM), KMAS (1030 AM), KXXO - MIXX (96.1 FM), or KAOS (89.3 FM) for up-to-date information. 
• On the internet, access the Olympia School District website at http://osd.wednet.edu
• Please notify the Hansen office staff in advance of your usual daytime location. 
• Keep the office staff apprised of any changes to your location.
• In any community emergency, help or assist others where you are first.
• Stay where you are until the situation is stable. When it is deemed safe for travel, come to Hansen.
• Don’t count on telephone communication in an emergency, phones probably won’t work.
• When you arrive at Hansen, you may find the campus with gates locked and the campus accessible only by foot traffic. Only emergency vehicles will be permitted on the grounds.
• Please do not block entrances, come to the office or central spot under the play shed.
• Make sure your child(ren) know your home, work, and cell numbers. If your kids do not know your phone numbers, please have them memorize those phone numbers now.

January is usually a time when we make a resolution to eat healthier, lose weight, and exercise more which we tend to forget about by Valentine’s Day. Instead, make these two resolutions and keep them:

Mark your calendar for Hansen’s Reading Night to be held on Thursday, January 24 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. 

Read with your child and have them read to you for 20 minutes every day. 

Thank you Hansen community families for donating holiday gift items to the needy last month.

Our lost and not found department was sent to a needy charity over the winter break. It is already filling up with new items that kids have misplaced. Please mark articles with your child’s name or come browse the collection if you are missing anything.

Ernie Rascon

Mark Your Calendars! 

  • January 21 - Martin Luther king Jr Day - NO SCHOOL
  •  January 24; 6 PM - Family Reading Night


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:

  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • 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.


Save the Date - Family Reading Night- Thursday, January 24 - 6:00-7:30
Please mark your calendar for Family Reading Night. There will be reading, poetry, cookies and milk and a sing along. More information will be coming soon.

Battle of the Books (BOB)
The 4th and 5th graders have started reading the 14 books for Battle of the Books 2019. We will be discussing the books and creating a slide presentation this month, having practice battles in February, and the final battle will be in March. 

Patty Arbuckle
Teacher Librarian

December Self-Managers!

Kaydence Dalebout
Sydney Woehler
Jack Thompson
Owen Edwards
Elliot Enquist Hinz
 Easten Trevan
Chase Hoffman
Dylan Parraz
Porter Snider
Lucas Stone
Keon Dove Jr
Luna Montgomery
Meira Tatum
Aiden Edwards
Sreesakthi Ravi
Ashley Bland Cruz
King Pridgen
Abby Lamont
Connor Wright
Tessa Nielsen
Emma Lamont
Olivia Standard
Selene Valtierra
Kiara Smith
Chloe Langford
Tyler Wu
Ivan Hernandez
Adriana Rivera
Emily Martinez
Keanu Gikaru
Garrett Piedmont
Elijah Taylor
Dominic Bedolla


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