August Newsletter

Remember to check the Earl Hanson online calendar for upcoming dates.

Lunch Room News

Please remember that the only beverages students may bring for lunch are milk, water or juice in labeled containers.

Lunch Price: $1.50

Breakfast Price: $1.05

Milk Price: $.35


At Earl Hanson school starts at 8:20. Our breakfast is served from 7:50-8:15. Students not eating breakfast are to arrive after 8:10, since there is no supervision provided.

Students must be dropped off and picked up in front of our school on 9th Street. Please, remember that the circle drive is reserved for our busses and the north parking lot is reserved for our faculty. Thank you so much for your support in keeping our students safe.

New Faces at Earl Hanson

Candace Lopez is our new Grade 2-3-4 Instructional Teacher. She comes to us from Horace Mann with a tremendous amount of experience working with students and families.

Diana Bush is our new Curriculum/Media Materials Para-Professional. She comes to us from Eugene Field with extensive library experience.

Mrs. Bryan-Strandlund has retired from teaching. We wish Mrs. Bryan-Strandlund the very best.

Mrs. Lisa Pittard has taken a new position at the RI Center for Math and Science.

You’re Invited!

Family Fun Night at

Earl Hanson School

Sunday, August 9, 2009

4:30-6:00 dinner, 4 learning stations, and games!

Parents/Guardians must accompany children to supervise them.

(Bring your lawn chairs or blanket to picnic on our playground)


The Booster Club at Earl Hanson works to help the school help our kids! The group is open to all parents and staff at the school. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, August 11, at 6:00 p.m. at the school. Upcoming Booster events include games at the school-wide family picnic scheduled for August 9th, the book fair from Sept 22-24, and Pizza Day on October 18th. If you are interested in joining Boosters or would like more information, please contact Amanda Aunan at 786-6408 or plan to attend our first meeting!

Making School A Priority

Attendance is a #1 job.

Let your kids know that unless they’re sick, they must go to school. Try to schedule routine dentist and doctor appointments after school hours. If possible, take family trips and vacations during school breaks.

Show you care. Let your children to know that you’re interested in their learning? Talk about their school activities and projects. Attend as many school activities as you can. If homework and after-school activities conflict, speak up: “I know you have a baseball practice this evening, but homework comes first. After you finish, I’ll take you to practice.”

From Ms.Bisom’s Office

This year we are excited to introduce “Character Counts” as a framework for our character education. We will continue to focus on our three golden rules: Be Respectful, Be responsible, Be Safe. We will focus on one of the six pillars each month. In August and September, we will focus on RESPONSIBILITY with trustworthiness, respect, fairness, caring, and citizenship to follow. Please take time to discuss our new character education program with your students; our new planner is an excellent resource for it, too highlights a different pillar each month. Additional information regarding the “Character Counts” curriculum is available in my office or