Congratulations HPMS and HPHS for their success in each accomplishing recognition as a State and National School of Character. The process for this is rigorous, as it requires a leader to coordinate, organize, and complete. Mr. Veldhuizen and Mr. Ferguson spearheaded these respective processes to their completion in their respective buildings. Teamwork was definitely needed and included staff, community members, parents, and students! There is a written application and then a virtual visit. The written application requires narratives about your character journey and how you implement the 11 principles of character (a narrative for each principle). You have to provide academic and discipline data, demographic data, and survey data. The virtual site visit involves 30 minute interviews with the following groups: administrators/counselors, teachers, character education committee, and parents/community members. Well deserved CONGRATULATIONS! -Dr. Dittrich
3 days ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
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Last Day of School is Thursday, May 23rd. It is an early release day, so: before care will still be provided; full day students will be dismissed at 11:40am; half day AM students will be dismissed at their normal time; half day PM students will have their last day of school on Wednesday, May 22nd; and there will not be after care. Your child will receive their final report card on the last day of school.
5 days ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
You are invited to join an upcoming virtual public meeting regarding the MSD upgrade project.
8 days ago, HPSD
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Hello HP Preschool Parents, just a few reminders: -Please don't forget to re-enroll your children for next school year ASAP for Hancock Place Preschool and/or Kindergarten! THIS IS IMPORTANT! -If your child is graduating to kindergarten for next school year, please be sure to know your child's graduation ceremony date and time. -Your child will receive their final report card on the last day of school. -Last Day of School is Thursday, May 23rd. It is an early release day, so: before care will still be provided; full day students will be dismissed at 11:40am; half day AM students will be dismissed at their normal time; half day PM students will have their last day of school on Wednesday, May 22nd; and there will not be after care.
16 days ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
Fun learning occurs year round in our preschool program! Today was KITE DAY for the letter K as our classes participate in a LAST 26 days of school with an activity that starts with a letter from the alphabet each day, from A-Z, which is hidden inside each balloon!
24 days ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
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If your child is attending our preschool program through tuition based payments, enrolled in Before Care, and/or enrolled in our After Care, all past-due payments and balances and May payments have to be paid in full by May 1, 2024. Don't forget to re-enroll your child for preschool or kindergarten immediately, if they are attending Hancock Place next school year. I included a flyer with a QR code that takes you to the website link and information to assist you in this process.
about 1 month ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
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Last reminder for our Connections Summit at our elementary school! It is tomorrow, Saturday, from 9:30am to 1pm. I attached a link to our PROGRAM below, so that you have the specifics for presentations, vendor tables, representatives for the fairs, and more. You can also download the PROGRAM to your phone using the top QR code on the last page of the PROGRAM. If you are using the childcare, you can register early using the middle QR code on the last page of the PROGRAM. We are EXCITED about providing this opportunity to all of you! Feel free to bring others too! https://online.fliphtml5.com/weatj/xxux/#p=1
about 1 month ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
Hello Hancock Place School District Parents and Staff, We are so excited to announce, for our Connections Summit event this Saturday, from 9:30am to 1pm at our elementary school, that we have over 40 vendors and 20 presenters to provide you with information and resources including, but not limited to Financial Services & Management, Parenting & Community Support, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Student Support, and so much more. We also have several representatives from colleges, companies who are hiring, and more for our Job, College & Career Fairs! The MOCHIP opportunity will be available to all ages by the Craftsman Lodge #717. Childcare can be provided for children who are potty trained through 11 years of age. Families from Hancock Place, Affton, Bayless, Mehlville, Lindbergh, and other districts will be attending. We organized this event for YOU! We hope to see YOU there! You truly don't want to miss this first time opportunity!
about 1 month ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
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Last PAT and ECC Group Connection Event is this Wednesday evening from 6pm to 7pm at the ECC! We will have the playground open, bubbles, chalk, and more, plus a popsicle or popup for each attendee when they leave!
about 1 month ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
Make plans to attend our 1st Annual Connections Summit on Saturday, April 20th, from 9:30am to 1pm! Childcare provided for children potty trained through 11 years of age! We have over 20 presentation rooms and 35 vendor tables scheduled to participate with topics including but not limited to Financial Services & Management, Parenting & Community Support, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, and Student Support! We will also have the MOCHIP Program for all ages, College & Career Fair, and Job Fair available. This is created to impact all age groups! See our flyer in your email or on district Facebook pages for more specific information!
about 1 month ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
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Please do the following as soon as possible to reserve your child's spot in our preschool and kindergarten programs. All students must enroll or re-enroll to attend the preschool or Kindergarten program for next school year, 2024-25. If your student is enrolled currently for this school year, you will need to log onto the Infinite Campus portal and click on the online registration button and re-enroll your student for the 2024-25 school year. All of the students' information is on the portal from last year. You will just need to update any incorrect information and SUBMIT the form. If you do not re-enroll your student through the portal, your child will NOT be enrolled in the 2024-25 school year. If you have any questions, or forgot your Infinite Campus login information you can email Lissa Vargas at lvargas@hpsd.school or call her at 314-544-1300, ext. 11070. Also, if your child is going to Kindergarten next year at Hancock Place Elementary School, be sure to follow their Facebook and Website pages. They have a great event coming up next week if you have your child registered ahead of time!
about 1 month ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
Our preschool children and staff along with central office staff absolutely loved the rare opportunity to see the eclipse event today!!!
about 2 months ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
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Good Morning All! This is only for parents of current preschool children who will be going to Hancock Place kindergarten next school year! Flyers will be available soon! Have you registered your incoming kindergartner for the 24-25 school year? Hancock Elementary is hosting an event for all incoming kindergarten students and their guardians! Join us on Thursday, April 18th from 4:30-6:30 PM for a structured event where students will get to spend time with our kindergarten teachers and guardians will get a chance to tour our building and learn more about what to expect in their child's first year at elementary school! Doors open at 4:15 PM and will close at 4:30 PM, so please be on time! For more information, please see the details below: REGISTERED KINDERGARTNERS EVENT! Meet the kindergarten teaching team, counselors, administrators, and other certified staff members Learn more about the different programs the elementary school offers Take a tour of the main level (including the library, gym, cafeteria, and kindergarten classrooms) Incoming kindergarten students will get sorted into one of our four Houses and get a new house shirt (pictured) Incoming kindergarten students will get a yard sign (pictured) to proudly display in their yard The playground will be open for all students and families to enjoy after the end of the event *We ask that only incoming kindergarten students and their guardians attend this event. We understand that many families have multiple children, but we ask that siblings do not accompany as this is meant to be a special event for just our newest kindergarteners! *Please make sure your child is registered before this event. You can follow this link to do so: https://es.hancock.k12.mo.us/o/hpsd/page/registration We can't wait to see you there! In Partnership, Kristen Gardner Ed.D. Principal Hancock Place Elementary School Hancock Place School District Phone: (314) 544-1300 Ext:31020 Facebook: www.facebook.com/hancockelementary
about 2 months ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
Bunny Eggstravaganza was FANTASTIC! Thanks Varsity H for your partnership hosting several wonderful children and families!
about 2 months ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
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Mark this event on your calendars! It has been created with YOU in mind! We have 3 major topics for at least 21 different breakout presentations that will be provided at 3x so you have options! There will be a Job Fair in the cafeteria, College Fair in the gym, vendor/agency tables in the hallways, MOCHIP at main entrance in cafeteria, and childcare provided for children who are potty trained up to the age of 11 in the library. Open to the school district families from Affton, Bayless, Mehlville, and Lindbergh! Plethora of resources and opportunities! ❤️Dr. Dittrich
about 2 months ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
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Final reminder! Please make time to bring your child to our Bunny Eggstravaganza event this Saturday, March 30th, from 10am to 11am! We will have craft activities, sensory table, egg hunt, and opportunity for pictures with the Easter Bunny! This event will be at the elementary school! If you loved our Donuts With Santa, you will love this event too! Also, don't forget that there is no school tomorrow on Friday, March 29th!
about 2 months ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
This is ONLY for parents of students who are going to kindergarten next school year! Early Childhood Center Classes: Preschool Graduation will be on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at the Early Childhood Center at the following times: 9:00AM - 9:30AM Dr. Kyle 9:45AM - 10:15AM Ms. Clark and Mrs. Karl 10:30AM - 11:00AM Mrs. Anderson 1:00PM - 1:30PM Mrs. Pratt Elementary School Classes: Preschool Graduation will be on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 10:00AM - 10:30AM at the Elementary School for both Ms. Trapf and Ms. Kramer. Your child's teacher will be sharing more information with you regarding caps, gowns, pictures, and more!
2 months ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
Please make time to bring your child to our Bunny Eggstravaganza event this Saturday, March 30th, from 10am to 11am! We will have craft activities, sensory table, egg hunt, and opportunity for pictures with the Easter Bunny! This event will be at the elementary school! If you loved our Donuts With Santa, you will love this event too!
2 months ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
Hello HPSD Tigers, Our Director of Counseling & Community Outreach, Dr. Brandy Yarbrough, and I are planning a community event, Connections Summit, that is open to Hancock Place, Affton, Bayless, Mehlville, and Lindbergh families, including staff and their families. It is scheduled for April 20, 2024, from 9:30am to 1pm. This will be the inaugural for such an event, so we have created the structure and plans to the best of our abilities. The purpose is to provide attendees with resources, learning opportunities, and networking. Please read the below for more information. In summary, we will have opportunities for and/or relevant to all age groups, including but not limited to: Gym: Opening with Introductions and the College Fair tables Cafeteria: Job/Career Fair tables; spaces for on the spot interviews if desired Cafeteria: MOCHIP for child identification packets for all ages who wish to participate and is being facilitated by the Craftsman Lodge Library: Childcare available for those who are potty trained through 11 years of age Classrooms on the lower level: Breakout presentations to include various topics falling under Money Management (budgeting, credit repair, and banking/investments); Parenting/Community Support (Internet Safety, Parent Support, Programming and Support, ELL Family Support, and College and Career Prep); and Mental Health/Substance Abuse (Drugs/Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid, CHADS, and other Counseling Agencies) Hallways: Tables for Various Vendors such as Feed My People, The Housing Partnership, St. Louis County Library, Various Pantries, Agencies, St. Martha's, South County Tech, and others are all possibilities. It is a FREE event for attendees, presenters, vendors, etc. We will have concessions set up for those who are interested. I attached a flyer, including a QR code that will link to information regarding the event, such as: colleges, companies, vendors, childcare, MOCHIP, and other opportunities available. Updates will be made so that information is current. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas. We would appreciate your participation and support.
2 months ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.
Connections Summit Flyer
Please do the following as soon as possible to reserve your child's spot in our preschool and kindergarten programs. All students must enroll or re-enroll to attend the preschool or Kindergarten program for next school year, 2024-25. If your student is enrolled currently into school for this school year, you will need to log onto the Infinite Campus portal and click on the online registration button and re-enroll your student for the 2024-25 school year. All of the students' information is on the portal from last year. You will just need to update any incorrect information and SUBMIT the form. If you do not re-enroll your student through the portal, your child will NOT be enrolled in the 2024-25 school year. If you have any questions, or forgot your Infinite Campus login information you can email me at lvargas@hpsd.school.
2 months ago, Thomas Dittrich Jr.