Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

December 6, 2022



Wednesday, Dec 7 (day 5): Late Start...School begins at 9:30

Thursday, Dec 8 (day 1): Enjoy the day!

Friday, Dec 9 (day 2): Enjoy the day!

Monday, Dec 12 (day 3): Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, Dec 13 (day 4): Enjoy the day!

Changes in the Hannum Office

Our beloved Laura Metzger has decided to retire at the end of this calendar year, so her last day will be Friday December 23rd. She is ready to focus on her immediate and extended family and while we will miss her humor, professionalism and kindness, we also wish her the very best.

I am working on finding a new office aide and spent last week interviewing. Once the hiring process is completed, I will let you know about our new member of the Hannum office. I know that you will help us make them feel welcome.

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In More News.... An Unexpected Leave of Absence

I will need to take a very unexpected leave of absence beginning December 12. I will return after Winter Break on January 9th. The District Office team will be supporting Hannum teachers and students during this time. I am not sure if there will be Tuesday Take Home Newsletters while I am gone. Thank you for you patience in what has become a very challenging year for me and my family.
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Fun Pac Going Home Today!

Our Fun Pac fundraiser is happening now! Your children will bring home their FunPac and you have two choices. Option 1 you purchase them for $10.00 and keep them. Option 2 you decide you don't want them and you return the Fun Pac to the Hannum Office. Please turn in money no later than December 16th.
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Book Drive!

I hope you saw the flyer that went home last week about our holiday book drive. Please bring in NEW books, coloring/drawing books or supplies for children ages brith-18. We will be collecting these items until Wednesday December 21.

K-2 and Chorus Winter Concert. December 16th

Our Winter Concert is coming up on Friday December 16th! This is such a great tradition at our school, but we are making a major change this school year. Our concert will be for grades K-2 as well as our grades 4/5 Chorus. Our concert will begin at 2:00 and our doors will open at 1:45. This will allow us to get completely cleaned up from lunch. In previous years, we would allow students to be dismissed early as soon as the concert was over. The concert doesn't begin until 2:00...therefore we will finish close to 3:00. THERE WILL BE NO EARLY DISMISSALS ALLOWED THAT DAY AS THE CONCERT CONCLUDES. This was a huge issue with our students and teachers as well as parents having to wait for their child to be brought to them. The concert will end around 3:00, so you will just need to wait about 20 minutes for the children to be dismissed. Thank you for your understanding of this change.
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K/1 Drop Off and Pick Up

Just a reminder that when dropping off or picking up your kids from school:

*No Parking in the St Germaine Driveway

*No Blocking the Hannum Driveway

*No Dogs on the Property

Thank you for helping to keep the cars moving and keeping our children safe.

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Oak Lawn High School and the Polar Express

Oak Lawn Community High School Media Center is hosting its annual Family Reading Night event, Polar Express @ OLCHS. December 8, 5:00-7:00pm. The event is free! All ages are welcome. There will be crafts, treats, prizes & a visit from Santa.
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Now that everyone will be coming back to school, our traffic issues will return as well. Please see the attached map for where to drop off and where you can park if you want to get out and walk your child to their line.

Here are some reminders for helping us get kids in and out of school safely:

  • PLEASE pull up as far as you can go when you are letting students out of the car.
  • PLEASE do not park across the street and have kids run across to get either to the school or back to your car.
  • PLEASE be patient as kids are getting out of the car.
  • PLEASE do not block the entrance and exit of the school parking lots and
  • PLEASE do not park in the driveway of St. Germaine School. (You may pull into the spots in their parking lot, but do not park in the driveway....except for next week...see above)

Breakfast and Lunch

Our school will be serving nutritious breakfast and lunch every school day. If you qualify, you can receive free or reduced lunches. Please call the office if you need information about how to qualify. The cost of breakfast is $1.50 and the cost of lunch is $3.05.

BREAKFAST will be served in the main hall of our school beginning at 8:10-8:25am. Students will enjoy their breakfast in our multi-purpose room and then will go to their line to start the day.

LUNCH will be ordered with your child's classroom teacher every morning. Students will be able to choose from 2 choices. Students can also bring a home lunch and only order a milk. Milk only is 60 cents and students can choose white or chocolate. You can add money to your child's meal account through Skyward. https://www.d123.org/departments/operations/lunch-menus

DOUBLE LUNCH Many of our older students like to order a double lunch. I ask if they have permission and they say they do... then parents are surprised that the lunch balance goes down so quickly. I have told our 4th and 5th grade students that they need to have permission to do this, so please speak to your children about this.


Grade 5 eats from 11:00-11:25

Grades 3 and 4 eat from 11:25-11:50

Kindergarten eats from 11:55-12:20

Grades 1 and 2 eat from 12:20-12:45

Click the link below for a visual on how our lunch procedures work.

Lunch Procedures

Lunch Procedure Visual

PTA News

Our winter party is scheduled for Friday, December 23rd during each grade level PE time. As always, only 5 paid PTA members per classroom can help out. Not a member and want to help at the party? There is still time to be a member and help out! Forms can be found in the main office and will need to be turned in no later than December 2nd to be able to help at this event.

Our next PTA meeting will be January 11, 2023, at 6:30pm.

Save the date for our next event, open gym, on January 19, 2023!

Please support our school with Box Tops!

Box Tops has gone electronic:

Earn money for our school with Box Tops.

If you receive a paper receipt, a quick scan with the Box Tops app will identify participating products and automatically credit your school's earnings online. Download the app and make every shopping trip count including purchases made online. Digital receipts are accepted as well. The grade with the highest participation level will receive a special treat at the end of the school year. Use this referral code NXVB5P83 when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2023, while supplies last!

Download the Box Tops for Education app here: https://btfe.smart.link/c2jjdifkw?referral_code=NXVB5P83

It's not too late to support your Hannum PTA! There are membership forms in the office or you can join online at: hannumpta.memberhub.com/store.

Thank you so much for your time and support!

Contact us at: YourHannumPTA@gmail.com

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Hannum Traffic Map

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

Hannum Attendance Procedures

Please call your student in absent before 8:30am