November 16, 2020
Dear Hanlon Families,
We had wonderful discussions and celebrations for Friendship Week last week. Across classrooms, students discussed literature, played games, sang songs, and created art to express their thoughts and feelings about friendship.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually this Wednesday, November 18 and on Wednesday, December 9th. Both days are half-days for students with dismissal at noon. Teachers will not assign asynchronous work on half days, however it’s always appropriate for children to read, write, practice math facts and games, and play outside. At your conference, the teacher will share how your child is doing in the areas typically discussed at this time in relation to effort, work habits, communication and responsibility. Written report cards and progress reports for students in Special Education will go home at the end of January and the end of June.
Thank you to the many families who have gotten into the spirit of our competition with Deerfield School. We are collecting nonperishable food items for the Food Pantry through November 20. The school with the most donations gets to see the principal of the other school don a turkey costume and do a turkey trot around the school. Hanlon for the win!
The virtual Book Fair takes place this week. Families can order books online using this link https://parkstreetbooks.com/pages/hanlon-reads-2020. Books will be distributed at Hanlon on Wednesday, December 2nd from 2:30-5:30PM.
Thanksgiving Break begins with a 12:00 noon dismissal on Wednesday, November 25, and no school on November 26 and 27. Although the holiday will feel different this year, we wish everyone a safe, small, cozy celebration with your family.
School Pictures and Retakes
School picture packages should arrive before Thanksgiving. Picture Retakes are scheduled for Monday, 11/30, for students in the 4-day model and the Monday cohort, and Friday 12/04 for the Thursday cohort.
The WPS Website is continually updated with resources and updates in response to COVID 19. Our COVID Monitoring and Response Team is the first group to email with questions, symptoms, or if you are seeking guidance: email@example.com. If your child is exhibiting potential symptoms of COVID-19, do not send your child to school. Use the QR code on the WPS Daily Health Checklist or this link to report your child's symptoms. This will also generate an alert the WPS COVID-19 Monitoring and Response Team. Doing so will activate our internal protocols and will ensure that school nurses remain available to respond to typical school health issues. We appreciate in advance your cooperation with this important procedure. (All other non-COVID absences should be reported by emailing the homeroom teacher and the Main Office firstname.lastname@example.org).
News from Ms. Galvin’s Health Office
Students in Grades K-12 are required to have received a flu vaccine by December 31, 2020. Please send all flu vaccine documentation to email@example.com as soon as possible.
Did you know that Amanda Phillips is Hanlon’s School Committee Representative? If you have questions, contact Ms. Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org