Building Message

Monica Brown, Principal

Monica Brown

Dear Hanby Families,

Welcome to Fall! This is a fun time of year! Pumpkins, leaves, hayrides, and cooler weather are all on the horizon! There are a lot of activities that will happen in the community and at Hanby as well!  Here are just a few:

October is Bully Prevention Month! Please spend time talking with your child regarding being kind to others and problem solving when faced with conflict. As you know Hanby utilizes a Problem Solving Posters to provide solutions and guide students when dealing with situations. (Please see the Problem Solver Poster included with this issue of the Newsletter). We also plan to reveal the Hanby Buddy Bench this month! A big thank you to Grade 4 student, Delaney Knisely-Haag and her family who donated the bench to Hanby! What is a Buddy Bench (also known as a Friendship Bench)? Find information here:

On October 7, 9:00am at McNamera Park, the Hanby PTA 5K Bubble Run/Walk will be held! Did you know that the funds raised go to support school wide activities/field trips for Hanby? Please consider participating and tell your friends! There is still time to register! More information and a registration link can be found here:

Also in October, Dress like Your Favorite Book Character Day! As in previous years a prize will be rewarded for the most original and creative costume. Each student who dresses up should also bring a copy of the book to share with their class.   We realize this is the same day as Halloween and students may have different costumes for that. We ask that the items used to dress up for school are still school appropriate.  

In an effort to maintain our safe and positive learning environment -students will NOT be permitted to wear masks, make up, or carry any dangerous props (i.e. plastic knives, fake guns, etc.) Thanks in advance for your support with this!

November we will host our Second Annual Start with Hello initiative! You may recall that this initiative focuses on inclusion and not leaving anyone out! The Hanby Buddy Bench will be spotlighted again this month! Find information about Start with Hello here:

These are just a few of the exciting things coming up soon at Hanby! Thank you so much for your continued support of these and other events!


Monica Brown


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