Hanlon Core Values
Welcome to the Paul R. Hanlon School, a K-5 elementary school where we strive to foster the best possible environment for teaching and learning. At Hanlon, we celebrate and honor the similarities and differences of individual students while building a learning community where children feel safe, known, and challenged. The Hanlon staff is committed to seeking continuous improvement, supporting high expectations, and providing challenging learning experiences that facilitate each child's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. We value collaboration, perseverance, and risk-taking. We encourage all children to give their best, and to view their mistakes as learning experiences that build character and resiliency. Our core values guide how the Hanlon community learns, works, and plays together.
THE HANLON SCHOOL’S CORE VALUES
Achieve academic success in a safe and nurturing environment
Develop knowledge and understanding through exploration and discovery
Demonstrate effort, pride, respect and responsibility
September 18, 2019
Dear Hanlon Families,
You may have noticed that the format of our website has changed. My Principal Post will be shorter, and I’ll include separate posts in the Announcements Box to the right. I hope you’ll click the bold-faced title of the following announcements in the Announcements box to find more details:
- Picture Day- this Friday, September 20th (schedule can be found in the Aunnouncements Box)
- Westwood Day Fun Run- this Saturday
- Coffee with District Administrators, here at Hanlon on October 4th
Fall Mini Course Session
Fall Mini Courses are set to begin on October 7. The course catalog will be sent home in backpacks and can be viewed by clicking here. Families have a few days to read through the catalog to select courses and compare schedules. A link with the electronic pre-registration form will be sent to emails listed in Aspen on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7PM.
Parents and guardians are invited to join Ms. Cronin in the Hanlon cafeteria on Friday, September 27th at 9:00AM. We will be joined by Erin Kuehn, our District Coordinator for Social Emotional Learning. We are interested in hearing from families about your perspective on children’s social and emotional learning at Hanlon, your ideas for what is working well, and your hopes for what could be improved.
Composting is Coming to the Hanlon Lunchroom
Did you know that Hanlon students will spend the next few weeks learning to be environmental ambassadors? Beginning on Monday, Ms. Lazzazero, Hanlon’s Science Specialist, will be teaching students to sort their waste at the end of lunch. We will separate items destined for the compost, the recycle bin, and the landfill. Our hope is that students will increase their environmental awareness, while reducing trash, reusing containers and silverware from home, and recycling. We are looking for parent volunteers to help continue this important program during our lunch blocks (11:55-1:35). Click here to sign up to volunteer in the lunchroom.
Hanlon Wins the Westwood Library Summer Reading Trophy
Thank you to the families who enrolled their children in the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Hanlon had the largest number of children participate. That’s a big accomplishment for the second smallest school in town! The trophy resides in our library and will be presented at the next All School Meeting.
Have a great week!
Forms & Documents
A one-page printout of the 2019-2020 school calendar, including school hours.
The 2020-2021 school calendar has been approved by the School Committee. Early release days will be scheduled later this fall.
Click here for everything you need to know about Hanlon School in one document
view more forms & documents
Co-President: Serina Barkley
Co-President: Jason Hatcher
Secretary: Amanda Philips
Treasurer: Caitlin Jondro
Events Chair: Meg Carleton
*Click here to access the PTO Google Calendar. Click the +Google in the lower right hand corner to add it to your personal calendar.
PTO Save the Dates
Curriculum Night: Thursday 10/3 6-8PM
PTO Meeting: Monday 10/7 7-8PM
Fall Mini Course Session: 10/7-11/22
Elementary Building Project Community Forum: 10/23 & 11/4 at Thurston
Book Fair: Thursday 11/21 all day
Holiday Fair: Friday 12/6 6:30-8PM
Elementary Building Project Community Forum: 12/9 & 12/12 at Thurston
Winter Mini Course Session: 1/13-3/13
Bingo Night: Friday 1/24 6:30-7:30PM
School Play: Auditions 3/9; Rehearsals 3/16-3/26; Performance 3/27
Science Fair: 3/31 6:30-7:30PM
Spring Mini Course Session: 3/30-5/29
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8
Art Show: May 6 5:30-7:00PM
PTO Meeting: 6/4 7-8PM
Field Day: 6/10