Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

November 7, 2022



Tuesday, Nov. 8:No School... Election Day

Wednesday, Nov 9 (day 5): PTA mtg. 6:30pm

Thursday, Nov 10 (day 1): Enjoy the day!

Friday, Nov 11 (day 2):Erin's Law Presentations

Kids Heart Challenge

PTA Fall Ball. 6:30-8:00


Monday, Nov 14 (day 3): Fall Picture Retakes

Tuesday, Nov 15 (day 4): Enjoy the day!

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Oak Lawn Library Reading Night

Come to a Family Reading Night at the Oak Lawn Library

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Kids Heart Challenge November 11

Our Kids Heart Challenge event that we do every year in partnership with the American Heart Association is quickly approaching. The event will be held on Friday, November 11th during each student's PE time. The theme this year is Dragons! Students that choose to donate will receive thank you gifts from the AHA based on the amount of their donations over the next month. Students have until 11/11/22 to fundraise. For more information please visit www.heart.org/jump .

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Erin's Law

Public schools in Illinois are required to provide Child sexual abuse prevention education to ur students yearly from PreK-12th grade. We have had the same presenter Victor Pacini present to kids in grade level appropriate assemblies. These will be on Friday November 11th throughout the school day. Please reach out if you have any questions of concerns.
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Trimester One Ends Friday November 11th

Our first trimester is almost here! That is really hard to believe! Report cards will be available in Skyward starting on Friday November 18th. Hard copies will not be sent home unless specifically requested by our families.
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Phones in School

Many of our students have expensive phones that they bring to school. Parents want their children to have phones in order to communicate with their children on the way to or from school or in case of emergencies. Students are allowed to have phones in school AS LONG AS THEY ARE KEPT IN THEIR BACKPACKS. Please help us out and reiterate this with your children. If you need to communicate with your children or they need to communicate with you during the school day, that should happen with our school phones.
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Fall Picture ReTakes

Our picture retake day is next Monday. If you were not happy with your child's Fall pictures or your child was absent or not a Hannum student on September 13th, your child should be photographed on Monday, November 14th. You can go to their website to order a picture package at www.vangoghphoto.com. If your child had a picture taken and you want a retake, please have your kids bring their original picture packet back with them.

If you need assistance their customer service hours are 8:30am-4:00pm at 847-382-2282

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D123 Annual Leaf Raking Event!

Saturday November 12th is D123's Annual Leaf Raking Event! This annual tradition is a great way for parents and their children to work together to help the seniors in our community. Volunteers should sign up below and come to Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School 5345 W. 99th Street in Oak Lawn, Illinois at 9:00am. The event goes until approximately 12:00pm. Rakers get a free lunch after all your hard work!
Volunteer for Leaf Raking Here!

November 12 from 9:00-12:00

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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)
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Resource Fair

Click here for a Resource Fair to help families with resources they need. This event is Saturday from 10:00-2:00 in Chicago Heights. If you would like to go, please call the office and we can arrange for transportation to and from

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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.

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Lunch Procedures

Lunch Procedure Visual

PTA News

Thanks to everyone who came out to Bingo and Scholastic Book Fair. We had an awesome time and hope you did too!

Join us at the next PTA meeting Wednesday, 11/9 at 6:30pm. Babysitting is available during the meeting.

Come out Friday, 11/11 for our Fall Ball at 6:30pm in the school gym. Flannel attire encouraged. Concessions will be available. Please send in any song requests or your favorite jam!

S&T Provisions Pizza Kit vouchers went home today. Thanks to everyone for your support. We sold a total of 86 vouchers.

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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Halloween Fun

Check out the buttons below for some fun Halloween pictures from the parties and the parade!
Hannum Halloween Parties

See all the fun and excitement students had at our Halloween parties!

Hannum Halloween Parade

Click here to see the students show off their costumes at our Halloween Parade! Photo credit for all photos: Takeshia Fields

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