Spring Assessments

Hello Hankey Families,

TEST RESULTS ARE HERE!!  The state of California has officially released the results from the 2015 Spring assessments yesterday.  Families with students who took those assessments should be receiving individual reports mailed home soon.

Since these tests and reports are brand new, I thought I would share a video prepared by the California Dept of Education (CDE), which explains how to read the new student reports.  CAPTA.org has links to this video in Spanish and English as well as links to grade level parent guides to the new assessments on its homepage.

In addition this weekEdSource published aarticlanswering many frequently asked questions that come up when discussing the new assessments.  That article is available at:

Since this test is brand new, you cannot compare the results from the tests in the spring to the results from tests taken in the past.  These results will set a baseline for future comparisons and guiding instruction in the future.

For those of you interested in exploring additional data, the California Department of Education has results for every school and district as well as a ton of additional resources available at: http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov/.

I hope you find this information useful.
Jordy Jahn
Carl Hankey PTSA President


First Aid FUNdraising

FIRST AID KITS are available for purchase at Hankey.

Don’t miss out on this great FUNdraiser which supports our school’s many PTSA programs.

There are two first aid kits to choose from:  AUTO & HOME – Only $10 each

Each kit contains 40 critical pieces of equipment, with everything you need to be prepared in case of an emergency.

Tell your family members, friends, neighbors, even your teammates about this great deal.

Deadline to order is Friday, Sept. 11th! first Aid

Mixed Bags 2015 FUNdraiser


You still have time to support Hankey’s PTSA and purchase merchandise from our MIXED BAG DESIGNS FALL FUNDRAISER.

Sales will be continuing through Friday, Sept 11th.  Remember- our goal this year is to sell five items per child.  For every item sold, your child will be entered into a raffle to win some amazing prizes.

You can also order online.  This is a great way to reach out to relatives and friends who live out of town.  It’s as simple as sending them the link with our school ID#90171.   Don’t forget to add the students name with the order.  Shipping is free for orders $75 and up and will go directly to your home.

The catalogs are filled with an array of bags and accessories, cool kitchen gadgets and wrapping paper!!  So start your holiday shopping early and support the PTSA and the many wonderful programs we help keep at our school.

Order forms can be returned to your child’s teacher.  For middle school students please return to your homeroom teacher!  Extra packets and order forms can be found in the front office.

prizes 2015

Kids Run the OC


 Middle School Youth Running ProgramWe Run Orange County’s Kids – WeROCK (6th-12th Grade)


WeROCK is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, public-service corporation that provides after-school intervention programs for Middle and High School students in the Orange County, California area.  Based on the idea that life is like a Marathon, the mission of WeROCK is to teach our community’s teenagers the important life skills of goal setting, self-reliance, discipline and self-confidence through the design and delivery of instructional programs focused on the proper training for, and completion of, a marathon.

It doesn’t matter if you are a super athlete or not an athlete at all.  Over the course of 8 months we will prepare your mind and body for the distance.  Because WeROCK is non-competitive it allows each runner the ability to celebrate their own successes while bettering themselves along the way.

We train Mon/Tues/Thurs after school and again on Saturday.  Practice begins on September 8, 2015 with 1 mile and ends on May 1, 2016 with the OC Marathon event.

Please email Coach K for more details:  hankey@werunockids.org

Elementary Program – KidsRock the OC


The Kids Run the OC Program is a 10-12 week program that promotes an active and healthy lifestyle to kids to help prevent the onset of child obesity. During the 10-12 weeks, the kids have practice before school two days per week, where they accumulate a total of 25.2 miles of exercise through FUN, play activities!

The program will begin in February 2016.  To be placed on the interest list, please email Coach K:hankey@werunockids.org

We are pleased to announce the 2015-16 PTSA Board! Thank you to all outgoing board members for your service, we couldn’t do it without you!

President: Jordy Jahn
Secretary: Tonia Osborne
Treasurer: Emily Brandes
VP Fundraising: Jill Murray
VP Programs: Teri Byrd
VP Hospitality: Cindy Letzkus
Parliamentarian: Amy Reyes
Auditor: Stephanie Olson
Historian: Christie Alva

The Hankey Hop is Back!

Join us on Friday, May 29th from 5-8 p.m. for this year’s Hankey Hop. We have more games than ever, including a photo booth, balloon artist, face painter and amazing inflatables for all ages  Prizes will be awarded for best 50’s attire and make sure you join us for the hula hoop contest!

Tickets are now on sale!!!  Tickets are needed for all games, raffle items, snacks such as nachos, popcorn, cotton candy, Ruby’s root beer floats and all drinks.  Take advantage of the presale prices and have your tickets ready and waiting at the will call table on the day of the event! Click here to download the Hop Ticket Flyer 2015!

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8

Let’s Celebrate Our Amazing Hankey Primary & Middle School Teachers!

  •  Monday, May 4 – Sign your teacher’s classroom poster
  • Tuesday, May 5 – Bring your teacher a flower for a classroom bouquet
  • Wednesday, May 6 – Wear your teacher’s favorite color
  • Thursday, May 7 – Write your teacher a special note of thanks
  • Friday, May 8 – Bring your teacher an item from their school supplies wish list

PTSA and parents will be sponsoring a breakfast on Monday, May 4 and a Luncheon on Friday, May 8 for all teachers and staff.

Celebration of the Arts Night – May 1, 2015

You’re invited to Hankey’s Celebration of the Arts Night!

When: Friday, May 1st 5 – 8 PM
Where: Hankey MPR
Cost: $10 per person, includes dinner

The evening will include tile making for Hankey’s History Wall, dinner with featured musical performances, Destination Imagination challenges, the Drama Hawks production of 101 Dalmatians and a special middle school mural reveal.

Schedule for the evening:

  • Tile Wall Decorating – 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Diner with musical performances and Destination Imagination Performances – 6:00-7:00 pm
  • 101 Dalmatians Production: 7:00-7:40 pm

All proceeds directly fund the 2015/2016 K-8 Art Masters program! Please see below flyers for information on purchasing dinner/show tickets and tiles.

Celebration of the Arts
Hankey’s 101 Dalmatians
Tile Wall