Hancock Elementary School

August 20, 2006

290 W. Main St.

Principal: Tim Abe

Phone: 301-766-8178

Fax: 301-678-5698

Web site: None

Start time: 7:40 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:10 p.m.

Grades: K-5

Date of construction: 1977

Age of building: 29 years


Size of building: 37,441 square feet

State-rated capacity: 298

Projected 2006-07 enrollment: 248

From the principal

Q. What are the biggest challenges this year?

A. Learning the names and getting to know a new student body and parents is an opportunity for any principal making a transition from one building to the next and I am looking forward to this challenge. I know that additional opportunities will exist in the area of student achievement. For example, one challenge will be to continue to close the academic gaps that may exist within the student population.

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. Two primary goals come to mind: a) to continue to support student achievement; and b) build positive rapport with students, staff and parents.

I value open communication and look forward to cultivating trustworthy and respectful relationships in this school and community. I will also be enthusiastically embracing and promoting our school system's goals of continuous improvement of all staff and students, peak performance and customer/stakeholder satisfaction.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. I will be communicating and collaborating with staff, students and parents so that my actions and energies support their needs.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. I would like the parents and students at Hancock to know that I am excited about my recent assignment as principal of Hancock Elementary School. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know the new students and others in the community.

Q. What special projects will occur during the school year?

A. During the 2006-07 school year, the PTA is working to help acquire new playground equipment for the students. At the school level, we will continue to support the National Network of Partnership Schools model that was implemented during the 2005-06 school year to help build, support and strengthen parent and community involvement.

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