June 2018

June 2018

From the desk of Principal Ernie Rascon

Dear Parents,

Greetings! We are rapidly winding down the school year and what fantastic year it has turned out to be! I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support of our fine teaching staff and support for your children this year.

Many thanks to our Hansen Community Council. With their support and energy there are many, many things we accomplished at our school. Thanks to H.C.C. officers Chanel Nielsen, Summer Anderson, Alycia West, and Kate Thompson along with Greg Norman, Sonya Wright, Karen Trevan and the many, many parents for their hard work and support. Thanks to all the parents who planned and worked at H.C.C. events over the course of this past school year. Yearbooks will be arriving very soon. Thank you Claire Beagle for all of your great work.

I would also like to thank all of our parent volunteers that were able to spend time in our classrooms this year. Without your support there would be many children who might not have received direct help with reading, math, or other areas of instructional need. Also, volunteers provide many other valuable services such as organizing our Junior Programs, fundraising, working in the library, sewing costumes, assisting with the Book Fair, Pizza & Bingo Night, and many other activities or functions. Our annual volunteer social will be a ‘Pay It Forward’ in October 2018.

Thanks to those who were able to attend Muffins for Mom. This serves as a reminder that our annual Donuts for Dad is Friday, June 15 at 7:15 am in the cafeteria. While you are here, please check the lost and not yet found area to pick up any missing clothing items before we turn them over to the clothing bank. 

Finally, thanks to our staff. Each and every one of our teachers is fabulous! The Hansen School staff is filled with superstars! We have a change in status for Mrs. Kathy Gillespie. Mrs. Gillespie will be moving into a third grade teaching position at Boston Harbor beginning in September after 22 years of distinguished teaching service at Hansen. I will miss Kathy’s loyalty to our community. Mr. Francisco Lopez will vacate his second grade teaching position and move into fifth grade replacing Mrs. Gillespie.
Hansen supply lists for all classrooms will be available in the office soon. Supply lists will be posted in the main entryway windows after June 25, 2018. A copy of supply lists will available in the west side office supply stores.

The onset of school is exciting and one of the things kids look forward to is buying new clothing, shoes, etc. When making purchases please keep the following in mind: 
• Clothing should cover stomachs, backs, shoulders, chests, and undergarments.
• Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be longer than mid thigh and cover undergarments.
• Footwear must be worn at all times and should be appropriate to the activity. Strapless shoes and high heels are discouraged for safety reasons.
• Exceptions may be made for P. E. or school activities.

Student classroom teacher placements for 2018 – 19 have begun. 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 up the best possible class lists for the coming school year. Teachers take many things into considerations when developing balanced class placements, such as: Behavior, academic performance, gender balance, and social dynamics. Changes to class rosters affect the school in many ways. Student classroom teacher placements should be considered final. 

One final plea to drivers at drop off time in the morning. This applies to just a handful of drivers. Please do not enter the bus entrance. This is very dangerous with kids getting off the bus. The bus bay is just for buses not drivers taking a short cut to avoid the drop off in the traffic circle. 
One final plea to drivers at pick time after school. Again, this applies to just a handful of drivers. Please do not park in the handicapped spots or make your kids go into the parking lot to get in the car to avoid the long line. This puts everyone in an awkward spot. Let’s avoid that conflict. All staff are trying their best to keep kids safe. What we’re doing is what we think is the safest procedure for kids. We’re not trying to make after school pick up any more of a hassle than it already is. Please be safe.

School will start on Wednesday, September 5 and conclude Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Our school day start time for the 2018 – 19 school year will be at 8:20 am and dismissal will be at 2:42 pm. We will have early release for students to go home every Wednesday starting next year. Start time will remain the same at 8:20 on those days, however dismissal will be at 1:52 every Wednesday.


Ernie Rascon

Mark Your Calendars


June l                                 Hansen Field Day

June 4-8                            Spirit Week (Mon- Crazy Hair/Hat, Tues.- Pajama Day, Wed.- Spirit Wear,
                                                                        Thurs.- Sports Team Day, Fri.- Silly Sock Day)

 June 6                      Walk n'Roll to school

June 7       Science Expo in the Hansen Gym
June 7: 7 pm                     Orchestra Cookie Concert

June 8                                Half Day: 11:25 release

June 14: 1:30 pm              Grades 4 & 5 Band/Orchestra/Choir Spring Music Program

June 15; 7:15 pm               Donuts for Dad    

June 20                             
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL  11:25 Release


The Little Red Schoolhouse will pick up all lost-and-found items on June 20. They will arrive at 12 p.m. to take all items away. If your student has missing items, please take the time to look through the Lost and Found before June 20 at 12 p.m.

AND. . . . . 

We have numerous eye glasses in the office Lost and Found that have not been found. If your student is missing a pair of spectacles, please come take a look.


The Summer Kids in Parks Program (SKIPP) is a free playground drop-in program for children ages 6-12. Come to this supervised program where participants enjoy field games, arts & crafts and the occasional field trip. Snack will be served at 3pm.
All participants will need to complete the SKIPP Medical Waiver (Spanish) before they can participate.

When and Where:

• June 25 - August 17 (no program July 4)
• Weekday 12:30 -3:00 (after the FREE Summer Lunch Program)
• Madison Elementary School & Garfield Elementary School 

Never Play Hungry
Everyone 18 and under can enjoy a FREE lunch every weekday this summer!

The Summer Lunch Program is a free nutrition program sponsored by Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation, provided by OSPI and the USDA. No registration necessary. Lunch will be served:

• Weekdays Noon to 12:30, June 25 - August 17 (except July 4)
• at Madison Elementary : Cold lunch (menus coming soon) & Garfield Elementary : Hot lunch (menus coming soon)


If you are 13 years old or older and wish to volunteer in SKIPP, complete this Parks Volunteer Form and Waiver, submit on site or at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501.
All volunteer applicants are required to pass a Washington State Patrol background check.


Contact Luke Burns at 360.570.5857 or lburns@ci.olympia.wa.us


Hansen Library


Please return all books to the library. After inventory, any books that are not returned will be marked as lost and a fine will be added to Skyward accounts.

• Kids who read 4 or more books over the summer can avoid the “summer slide” in reading skills
• 91% of kids are more likely to finish books they choose
• Books build vocabularies. A summer of reading can make a big difference in your child’s vocabulary
• The Olympia, Lacey and Timberland libraries offer free summer reading programs. Sign your kids up for a summer of fun reading activities! Lear more at 2018 Summer Reading

What's New with PBIS? 

End-of-Year Report: Staff and Parents
Targeted PBIS TIER 2

Team Members: Ernie Rascon, Scott Nye, Gayle Luce, Nickie Skoog, Alex Streeter, Jeni Erickson, Luci Stafford, Molly Minder, Kelly Wesley

Results from The School-Wide PBIS (SWPBIS) Tiered Fidelity Inventory

Teams= 100%
Interventions= 100%
Evaluation= 88% (*1 action plan needed)

*Action Plan for Evaluation= Fidelity Data on Rockin’ Hawks (CICO), Alternative Recess, and Lunch Buddies. By September of 2018, there will be a short checklist for each intervention, detailing goals and highlighting evidence the goals are being taught during the intervention.

Enrollment at Hansen including 30 in Pre-School= 478
Number of students that received above PBIS TIER 2 interventions this year: 62 (some received more than one intervention)
An additional 20 received individual or group counseling
An additional 6 classrooms received specialized whole class instruction on a variety of social skills

All identified students and classes came from school-wide data including 2 universal screeners, Fall and Spring, SWIS data which is office referrals both minor and major, as well as teacher, parent and/or student request.

Academic Data: Reading Year long: 112 students
Currently: 59
(Students exited, moved schools, or were evaluated and now receive special education services) 

Math Currently: 32

We have so much to be proud of and to celebrate! Way to go TEAM!

April Self-Managers

Andrew C

Emery P

Harvy T

Logan T

Landyn R

Cameron B

Tishkye G

Skyla M

Della J

Athan M

Kylan T

Ramdeep S

Kaylynne H

Reagan I

Alexa S

Carrick B

Atianna J

Jorja B

Joshua Y

Zoe R

Vijesh K

Jason N

Johnson N

Ryan N

Iker A

Hailey D

Katya G

Eonna M

Braiden A

Garrett E

Zane M

Kameesha S

Kai M

Heidi B

Sawyer M

Carmelo R

Draven H

Julia H

Gryffyn H




Note from OSD Food Services

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

Hansen Elementary   

Main Line:  360-596-7400                                                                                                                                                

Attendance:  360-596-7403

Transportation:  360.596.7700 

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