Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

November 1, 2021


Upcoming Dates:


Wednesday Nov. 3 (day 5): Enjoy the day!

Thursday Nov. 4 (day 1): Title One Reading and Music Night. 6:00-7:00pm

Friday Nov. 5 (day 2 ): Enjoy the day!

Monday Nov 8 (day 3 ): SHIELD testing

Lockdown Drill. 1:00pm

Tuesday Nov 9 (day 4 ) Enjoy the day!

Title One Night

Our first Title One Night is this Thursday!!! Come to our night for lot of fun activities that highlight Reading and Music!! We will be in the Gym and the time is a little bit different than our PTA events. This is only an hour and will be from 6:00-7:00. No food will be served and masks are required. Take a look at the flyer below for a sneak peek at all the fun! Hope to see you this Thursday November 4th from 6:00-7:00pm

Lockdown Drill

Lockdowns are unfortunately something that all schools have to practice. We will have our lockdown drill on Monday November 8th at 1:00. There will be someone from the OLPD with us as we practice. The children will be asked to huddle with their teacher and remain quiet as they wait for me and the police to give them the all clear. We do not role play an intruder, we just go around to each classroom and make sure the doors are locked and that teachers are following the protocols. We try our best not to scare our kids, but this is something that we do need to practice. If you try to come to the door at that time or call the school, we will not be able to respond. Thanks for your understanding.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Please do not drop students off on the opposite curb from where school is and walking them across, especially on the 2nd/3rd grade doors. and the 4/5 grade doors. This holds up the line, but is also dangerous. I see it happen constantly and while we'd like to think that drivers are being careful when they drive around our school, it isn't always the case. We don't want your child to be in a tragic accident.

If you are picking students up at the K/1 doors, please DO NOT park and block the driveway and please DO NOT park in the driveway leading to the parking lot of St Germaine. That is against fire code. You may park in one of the parking spots in the lot. I come out those doors and get everything moving smoothly and then move on to another area and then we have problems again at the K/1 doors. Please follow the rules whether I am there or not.

Please do not bring pets to pick up or drop off your child. We have children with allergies, but we have also had instances where the dogs have gotten loose and really caused problems. I love my dog too, but please leave them at home.

Hannum Traffic Map

Please note the drop off locations and where you are allowed to park and get out of your car.


*We continue to have quite a few students frequently tardy. Due to the age of our children, it is not usually their fault. Please reiterate the importance of getting to school on time with your children. This is an important life skill.

*if you know you'll be late and you know that your child is going to want a hot lunch ordered for them, please contact the office before 9:00 to order them a lunch. Orders after 9:00 are not guaranteed to be filled, since the food is delivered to us, we do not prepare the food at Hannum.

CoVid Information (new information)

Families will be notified if their child is found to have been in close contact with a CoVid positive case at school. If your child is found to be a close contact then they will have to quarantine for a period of time. More information will be given to you regarding your particular circumstances. Students may also be quarantined due to showing symptoms.

If your child is suspected of having CoVid or has symptoms that are associated with CoVid we can only accept a real time PCR test. Not an Antigen or Rapid test due to false positive results. Finally, we cannot accept alternate diagnosis anymore either. A student can have for example, strep AND Covid at the same time, so as of next week we have to have the negative Covid PCR test.

When students are quarantined, they will be given work for someone to pick up in the foyer of school. Students will get in invitation to a Homework Help Google Classroom to log on between 3:30 and 4:30 to get assistance from a Hannum staff member for work that they are struggling with. They just need to log on during that time and someone will be available to help them while they are quarantining.

SHIELD Illinois

Please check out the button below for information on opting in to having your child proactively tested for Covid 19.

The SHIELD Illinois program is a quick, simple, and non-invasive COVID-19 screening test. Students that have opted-in to the program will provide a small amount of saliva that is tested at a professional lab. Results of the test are then provided to families and our school district within the days following. The program offers students the opportunity to reduce or waive quarantine requirements in the event of close contact with a positive case or if the student demonstrates symptoms. You can opt-in to the program at any time by accessing Online Forms in Skyward Family Access. More information about the SHIELD Illinois program can be found at: d123.org/shield-illinois-testing-program

Shield Illinois Testing

Opt your child in to "stop the spread)

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Kids Heart Challenge

Hannum, it's here!

Kids Heart Challenge begins this week! So, what’s it all about?!

Captain KHC (Kids Heart Challenge) will lead you through:

  • Finn’s Mission to learn – Hands-Only CPR and Signs of a Stroke
  • Family Move More challenges
  • Virtual reality field trips
  • And MUCH MORE!

Click on the link below to register for the Kids Heart Challenge!

Registration for Kids Heart Challenge

News from your Hannum PTA

*Support the PTA and meet new people by becoming a member for just $5!! Don’t forget, you must be a paid PTA member to volunteer for classroom parties.

If you would like updates on Hannum PTA events:

-like Hannum PTA on Facebook

-sign up for Remind text message alerts by entering 81010 and texting the message @hannumpta1

Fifth Grade Spotlight

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Hannum Halloween Picture Slideshow

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Hannum's Weekly Snapshot

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Staff Member Spotlight

Learn about a featured Hannum staff member weekly! This week features our technology support specialist.