Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

September 7, 2021


Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday Sept. 8 (day 4): PTA Room Rep/PTA Mtg. 5:30

Thursday Sept. 9 (day 5): Enjoy the day!

Friday Sept. 10 (day 1): Enjoy the day!

Monday Sept. 13 (day 2): Enjoy the day!

Tuesday Sept. 14 (day 3): Fall Picture Day!

Drop Off and Pick Up

Every year I have to send out reminders about traffic around our school. Please, Please, Please do not drop students off on the opposite curb from where school is and walking them across. 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 up your child from K or 1. You cannot park in the driveway of St Germaine! You may park in the lot and walk to our school. Please park on the street in the allowable areas or even walk when it s nice day. We are trying to keep everyone safe and while it may take a few more minutes, isn't that time worth someone's life? The driveway is reserved for emergency vehicles and while I know it will only be a few minutes, that is also not our property and they can ban us if we continue to have problems as it is a private lot.

CoVid Information

Almost all states around us are on the updated travel advisory. https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance/

If you travel to and spend at least 24 hours at a state on the list then your child must quarantine for 7-10 days. A child can get a PCR test 2-3 days after returning and when given a negative result can return to school. 10 days if you do not wish to be tested and have no symptoms.

I am aware that this is an incredible inconvenience and I do not want to be the travel police either, but we have to do what we can to keep our kids as safe as possible. Going out of state and not reporting it to us, could lead to positive cases within our school.

Families will be notified if their child is found to have been in close contact with a CoVid positive case at school. Close contact is if your child is within 3 feet of this person for more than 15 minutes without a mask. The only time they would be considered close contact would be at lunch when students have masks off. The remainder of the school day, students have masks on. Mask breaks are less than 15 minutes.

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.

When students are quarantined, they will be given work for someone to pick up in the foyer of school. There will be a Hannum teacher online from 3:30-4:30 to assist with students that are home due to quarantine and are struggling with their work.

We had a very successful year last year with our case count, but as we know...we have all the students back now, so I would expect that we will have more cases, but if everyone follows the rules we can "stop the spread."

Fall Picture Day!

Our Fall Picture Day is next Tuesday September 14th. Information will be sent home today regarding ordering pictures. All pictures are pre-paid. If you are not happy with the pictures, then students can retake them at our picture retake day in November. ALL students' pictures whether you decided to purchase a photo package or not. Class pictures will not be printed until after picture retakes in November so we can have as many students as possible involved. The preferred method of ordering will be by phone or online. You may call 847-382-2282 extension 7. You can also go online to www.ordervgil.com. Our school event code is 20021101. See the button below to get to the website.

Hannum Yearbook (2020-2021 School Year)

Our Hannum Yearbooks from last school year have been delayed. We are expecting them to come within the next month or so. We have been in contact with Van Gogh, which is the company that puts the book together, and they are working at getting them to us. Thank you for your understanding.

SHIELD Illinois

Please check out the button below for information on opting in to having your child proactively tested for Covid 19. We are scheduled to have our first round of testing occur on Wednesday September 8th, with results the following day.

Hannum Weekly Snapshot

Check out the Hannum Weekly Snapshot button below to see a compilation of all the "tweets" and pictures that have gone out the past week!

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.

*Spirit Wear orders are due Wednesday, September 8th!!

*Our 1st PTA meeting will take place Wednesday,September 8th at 5:30pm in the teacher’s lounge. The first part of the meeting will be about room reps for the year. Free babysitting will be available in the gym for all potty trained children.

*Save the Date: Friday, September 17 from 5:30-7pm! Ice Cream Social and Fun Run! Stay tuned for details.

*Also, keep your eyes out for information Mask Sales.

*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

Hannum Picture Day

Order your fall picture package online here! Our school event code is: 20021101

Hannum's Weekly Snapshot

Check out what the students of Hannum have been up to this week!

Staff Member Spotlight

Learn about a featured Hannum staff member weekly. This week features our new nurse.


Love to drive? Love kids? Don't want to work full time? Want to make great money??

SHIELD Illinois Testing Program

Opt in for your child to be CoVid tested and help "stop the spread'.

Hannum Traffic Map

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