Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

November 15, 2021


Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday Nov. 17 (day 5):Enjoy the day!

Thursday Nov. 18 (day 1): Enjoy the day!

Friday Nov. 19 (day 2 ): Report Cards available on Skyward at 4:00

Mon-Fri Nov 22-26: NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Monday Nov 29 (day 3 ): Welcome Back!

SHIELD testing

Tuesday Nov 30 (day 4 ): Enjoy the day!

End of Trimester One

The last day of the Trimester was Friday November 12th. Report cards will be available on Skyward on 11/19 at 4:00pm. Paper copies will be sent home only if specifically requested.

Food Drive

Wow! Once again, you have answered the call in a huge way! We are able to give MULTIPLE boxes of food to some of our Hannum families that need our help. There are still 2 days left to donate if you haven't already. We could use more cereal, canned gravy, soups and stuffing if you are wondering, but we will happily take anything you are able to donate.

Winter Concert

Our winter concert will look a little different this year. The concert will be Kindergarten and 1st Grade students as well as Chorus. The date for this will be Friday, December 17th. More information will be going home regarding this, but wanted to give you a heads up on the day and the grade levels participating.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I wanted to take a second to wish our families a very happy Thanksgiving. When I think about what I am grateful for, this community always comes to mind. Thank you for your support, your kindness and your advocacy for your children. I wish you a very relaxing break and much needed time with family and friends.

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.

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

The American Heart Association appreciates YOU! Hannum is stepping up once again and doing AMAZING this year helping others through Kids Heart Challenge.

Together we are helping kids like:

  • Jaeden – open heart surgery at 2 months
  • Addie – 4 open heart surgeries
  • Finn – 18 heart surgeries before he was 6 years old
  • YOUR CHILDREN – staying active, eating heart-healthy foods and learning Hands-Only CPR to build a generation of lifesavers

Already registered but still have family to ask?

Haven’t registered but have been planning to?

Hoping for a mystery gift and almost there?

That’s OK – There is still plenty of time!

Kids Heart Challenge is wrapping up: 11/12/2021

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.

* Mrs. Fields orders will be ready for pick up this week. Please watch out for specific pick up details coming out in the next few days.

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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Veterans Day Picture Slideshow

Check out what Hannum students were doing on Veterans Day!

Hannum's Weekly Snapshot

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

Staff Member Spotlight

Learn about a featured Hannum staff member weekly! This week features our math support teacher.