At John Hancock Charter school, our goal is to instill the love of learning in each child. Our classes provide a solid academic foundation for future learning, and we strive to foster an appreciation for the cultural and fine arts. We prepare students to become responsible citizens and productive members of the community.
JHCS is a public charter school, chartered by the Utah State Office of Education. We are a small community school in Pleasant Grove with one class per grade and less than 160 students in grades K-6. Our program of instruction includes: Core Knowledge, Spalding Language Arts, Saxon Mathematics, orchestra, differentiated instruction and Quantum Learning.
Why John Hancock Charter School?
Find out why you should trust us with your child's education
Founded in 2002, we are one of the oldest charter schools in Utah.
We were the first Core Knowledge Visitation School in Utah.
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Received “A” grade by the Utah State School Grading System.
Rated the #1 public elementary school in Utah County and the Salt Lake Area by niche.com
Our students have tested in the top 25 Utah schools for English Language Arts.
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Our dedicated and experienced teaching staff was rated #3 in the state of Utah by niche.com. Our director, Mrs. Adamic, has served at the school since its foundation in 2002.
Remember: School gets released at 2:00 on Fridays for most students.
Parents, Did You Know . . .
Hello JHCS Parents,
We are two weeks away from the first day of school! Grades 1-8th start on August 18th and kindergarten starts on August 20th. We are looking forward to seeing all of our students. Please read through the information in this newsletter.
John Hancock Charter School
Back to School Night: Come on over and say a quick hello and see your child’s classroom. Be sure to sign up on TrackItForward.com on either Aug. 12, 13, or 14th. If you don’t have an account already, you will need to set one up and link it to John Hancock Charter School. All families must enter the east doors of the white building. Please come in face coverings, use hand sanitizer as you enter the building and we will do a quick health screening at the entrance. You can then go to your child(ren)’s classroom. Each family has 15 minutes in the building, so divide your time accordingly. You will exit the building through the south doors that open up to the paved parking lot.
Uniform Exchange: You may bring items or pick up items from the uniform exchange directly after your assigned appointment at Back to School Night. So if your appointment is 4:45 you can go to the red brick building at 5:00 pm. Any item you take from the exchange needs to be taken home and washed.
Carpool Number: Please email the school to let us know if you need a carpool number for your car. ALL cars picking up students must have a carpool number. email@example.com.
Kindergarten Assessments: All kindergarten students will participate in an assessment prior to their first day of school. Parents are asked to sit on the couch in the main hallway during the assessment. Watch for a sign up from Mrs. Orton.
Text Messages: Many of you already receive text messaging from the school, however, some of you are not receiving them. You will be sent an invitation to opt into text messages. Please respond to it so you may receive future notifications from your child’s teacher and the school.
Help Needed: We are in need of volunteers to help assist us in getting ready for school.
All supplies will be provided for our students. However, many have asked for the teachers’ wish lists. Below is the list by grade. All items must be marked with your child’s name. We will not be sharing supplies this year.
7/8th grades: I'm providing water bottles, supply bins, pencil boxes, whiteboards & erasers, rulers, colored pencils, post-its, and 3x5 cards.
1-2 pkg pencils - I recommend disposable mechanical pencils so they don't need to be sharpened (a pack of 40 is $6 @ WalMart)
1 pkg of Clic erasers - (1 pkg of 3 is $9 @ WalMart)
1-2 pkg thin dry erase markers - black erases best (4 pk for $4 @ WalMart)
1 pkg erasable pens - colors other than black preferred (10 pk is $10)
2 composition notebooks (wide- or college-ruled - student preference) ($0.50/each)
1 pkg markers - 20 colors for $4
1 pkg glue sticks - 12 for $4
1/2" binder - with a front pocket for Science Fair
1 TriFold - for Science Fair
Sixth Grade: Binders, composition books, and ruled paper will be handed out at school.
One colorful BINDER (one-inch size) for Science Fair. Please label it Science Fair and have your name on it. We will NOT need this at school until Science Fair Begins. Please do NOT bring it until Science Fair begins.
One package of college-lined ruled paper.
One package of CLEAR page protectors
One 6 inch ruler
Pencils (#2 or mechanical)
Small pencil sharpener
Pencil Box – Standard
Colored Pencils – or as they are called in Canada, pencil crayons – that will fit in your pencil box
TWO Three-holed cloth or plastic pencil holder to put in math and SS/science binders
One black Sharpie
Auction items – 4 times per year. Around Halloween, Christmas, St. Patrick’s, End of Year
#2 pencils or mechanical pencils
Expo brand dry-erase markers, erasers, and cleaner
Three-holed cloth or plastic pencil holders
Packages of Tootsie Rolls/Star Bursts
2 packages College Ruled lined paper
Soft Pastels - Approx $6
30 pens or more
Index cards 1 pack
Post-it x 2 pack
Art Sketch Pad 9" x 12”
Jumbo Glue sticks x 2
College Ruled paper
1 pencil box or bag
1 box of pencils
3 composition notebooks
1 box of skinny colored markers
4+ Skinny Expo markers, darker colors
1 pack of wide-ruled, loose-leaf paper
2+ Glue sticks
1 pack of 3x5 cards
1+ container of play dough
1 package small, wrapped candies
5+ small toys/prizes from Dollar Store, Oriental Trading, Wal-Mart party gift isle, etc. to be used as behavior rewards throughout the year. (For example, a package of bubbles, bracelets, or glow sticks.)
Every student will be provided:
· pencil box to use during the school year
· box of crayons
· scissors to use during the school year
· Spalding spelling book
· Science and Social Studies notebook
If you can provide for your child:
· Lens cleaning or electronic wipes for Chrome books (they get so dirty!)
· Water bottle
If you are able to donate, our class could use:
· A bag of tootsie rolls, smarties or small candies
· Paper towels
· Pink or white erasers
Water bottle holders https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QXJSLGY/?coliid=I1JHLS65YQYM95&colid=GUY7RN2RPOU0&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Elmer's bottle of white glue
6 glue sticks
6 Expo markers - green, red, or blue (no black)
One folder (regular 2 pocket folder)
One composition book
Thin Expo Markers
1 pair of child-sized scissors (dull tip)
WATER BOTTLE REUSABLE!
Optional: Class donations: 2 boxes of tissues, paper towels, and cardstock.
Backpack & a smile :)
Art - For Home Use (Keep items at home)
Apron or old shirt
Washable, Tempera or Acrylic paint
Something to mix paints on ( paint palette, old plate or paper plates)
Something for water ( paper cups or old cup)
A plastic knife or old non-sharp table knife
White Paper( copy paper)
Other supplies will be sent home.
Letter from Mrs. Grabert - Our School’s Mental Health Counselor
Hi JHCS Families,
As we prepare for school to start again it will look very different from the first days of school in the past years. I have had the opportunity to sit in on meetings with school superintendents from around the country and they are all having similar issues, frustrations, and fears of the newness and unknown of this coming school year. My take away from these meetings have been:
~ it is important to be patient, listen to your children and what their needs are and will be during the year
~self-care and being kind through the transition processes
~be flexible with teachers and administration as they are adjusting to new school schedules and teaching style
~keep fears and frustration in check
~ make expectations realistic
The quote that goes through my mind and the first day of school approaches is something I used to say when playing hide and seek as a child, “Ready or Not Here I Come!”
Have a Fantastic Day,