May 2018

Hansen LogoMay 2018

From the desk of Principal Ernie Rascon

Dear Parents,

Greetings! The 2017 – 2018 school year is passing quickly and May is a very, very busy month. Here is what’s ahead of us:

The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) will begin on May 1 and will conclude on June 6. Good luck 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7 through May 11. Thanks to our Hansen teaching staff for the wonderful job they do each and every day with kids. Take a moment to pass on kind thoughts and words to your child’s teacher when you see them.

The 22nd annual Muffins for Mom will be Friday, May 11 at 7:15 am. The turnout will be incredible. Get to the cafeteria early for the best selection of muffins. Arrive early for a good parking place.

Hansen Field Day is Friday, June 1. It’s a very fun day for kids. Please make sure your child wears appropriate footwear for a day outside.

As the weather continues to be cool one day and warm the next, our lost and yet-to-be found collection of jackets, sweatshirts, and other belongings continues to grow larger by the day. Please remind your child that as they shed layers during playtime to please pick up their belongings when they go back to class.

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.

Ernie Rascon


Mark Your Calendars

May l                                    SBA testing begins
May 2,  7:55 am                 Walk n'Roll (meet at Cooper Crest water tower)
May 4  6:30-8 pm             HAP International Night
May 7-11                               Staff Appreciation Week    
May 9                                   Bike to School Day  (see article below)
May 11, 7:15-8:15 am           Muffins for Mom (Hansen cafeteria)
May 14-18                            Spirit Week (Mon- Crazy Hair/Hat, Tues.- Pajama Day, Wed.- Spirit Wear,
                                                                        Thurs.- Sports Team Day, Fri.- Silly Sock Day)
May 25, 2 pm                     K-3rd Spring Music Program
May 28                                MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL
May 31, 7-9 pm                  OSD Night at the Rainiers

The School Bike Challenge is coming to Hansen

Celebrate National Bike Month and Bike to School Day with us this May! In partnership with the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Challenge (BCC), Hansen will be hosting the Bike to School Challenge. Students (and staff) can participate in National Bike to School Day on May 9th. All you have to do is ride your bike to school on the 9th! If you are up for more of a challenge, you can participate in National Bike Month by biking to school as often as possible from May 1st to May 15th and logging your miles. There will be prizes! It's kind of like Track Stars, but for biking! If you would like more information about the BCC or the Bike to School Challenge, contact Ms. Clark.

Hansen Library


As the end of the year approaches it is time to get all of the overdue books back to the library. Please ask your child if he/she has an overdue book and, if so, turn it in, pay for it/replace it, or see Mrs. Arbuckle in the library. Did you know you can access the Hansen library at ? Click on Library and then have your child log in to see what books he/she has out.


What's New with PBIS?             

Sit up, Lean forward, Ask questions, Nod your head, Track the speaker is a simple technique that encourages students to be attentive and active in class.


Every component of the strategy contributes to creating efficient learners and improving their performance.

SLANT Classroom Integration

Teachers will discuss with their students SLANT strategy, benefits, and how/when to use it. The strategy will be modeled in class and students will be given ample opportunity to practice the strategy in class. Modeling and practice will help students to use this skill in other classes as well.

Catch-Phrase Reminders

“Where’s my SLANT?”
“Make sure you’re SLANTING.”


April Self-Managers

Finn W

Abby E

Daphne M

Seher K

Sami M

Gavin W

Lucas M

Roman W

Aubrie M

Luciano H

Kainoa V

Lillian S

Donovan B

Aiden A

Myles T

Annie F

Dominic B

Jethro J

Adriana M

Willow M

Eva F

Blair V

Olivia V

Marie E

Andy B

Almira A

Christian M

Wyatt B

Julius P

Gianna Z

Colton S

Anthony P

Lola P


Note from Nurse Heather

Cispus Meds

Reminder: If your 5th grader took a medication to CISPUS, please come to the Hansen Health Room to pick up the medication.

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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