Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

February 8, 2022

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Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, Feb 9 (day 4): Hannum PTA mtg. 6:30pm. IN PERSON

Thursday Feb 10 (day 5):

Friday Feb 11 (day 1): Friednship Parties 2:15pm

Monday Feb 14 (day 2): Happy Valentine's Day!

Kindness Week begins! Wear Red and Pink!

Tuesday Feb 15 (day 3): Hat's Off to Kindness: Wear your favorite hat!

SHIELD testing

St Germaine's Parking Lot

Every year I get a call or two from St Germaine (across the street from Hannum) with complaints about people speeding in and out of the parking lot. This occurs at the beginning of the day and then end of the day.


They have always been incredibly generous with their private parking lot in allowing our parents to park there. They are a private lot and can ban us if they choose. We would like to continue the good relationship we have with them and follow the safety rules in place.


Please be careful as you are pulling in and out of their lot. There are many children and senior citizens who are not always able to move quickly. It is our job to watch out for them and to be kind. Myself or Mr Reedy, the Principal of St Germaine School may be out there to watch the traffic. If you are asked to move or to slow down, please do so respectfully. Thank you for your cooperation.

5 Essentials Survey

Students and teachers across Illinois now have the opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of Hannum School. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. Right now we only have 3% of our families that have participated. We have to have 20% in order for the feedback to be given to us. Please take a few minutes to give us some information.


Additionally, your 4th-8th grade student will be asked about their experiences in school to help give school leaders critical student input and help develop future school improvement plans. If you would like to view the student survey questions or opt-out your student please complete the form found at: d123.org/five. You and your student's identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and anonymous.

5 Essentials Survey Here

Fill it out today!

D123 Pre-School and Kindergarten Registration NOW OPEN!

Now is the time to register any children who will be old enough for preschool or Kindergarten!! Please click on the links below for more information as the requirements are different depending on the program you are interested in.
Kindergarten 2022-2023

Please click here for everything you need to know about enrolling your child in D123 Kindergarten programs

Pre School 2022-2023

Please click here for everything you need to know about enrolling your child in D123 Preschool programs.

Kindness Week!

Next week will be Kindness Week. We want kids to be kind all year long, but putting a special emphasis on it once a year is also helpful in building those good habits. Please see the flyer below for the different Spirit Days and the district wide collection to help out our community.
D123 Kindness Week

Click here to find out what we will be doing next week!

Math and PE Night is coming soon!!

Wednesday February 16th will be our Math and PE Night! Juts like our Reading and Music Night back at the beginning of the year, we will have lots of activities for our kids and parents to enjoy as a family. We will have a SUPERHERO theme, so we are asking the children to wear a Superhero shirt or even a cape to school next Wednesday. (For kindness week that day is to wear a jersey...so you can choose which w=one you would like to participate in...you could even do both!). The evening is only an hour, so come at 6:00 because we will be wrapping it up to be leaving at 7:00.
Math and PE Family Night

Wednesday Feb 16 from 6:00-7:00pm

CoVid News

We have seen a decrease in our positive numbers as time has gone by and I think we are ALL so happy about this. Hopefully this trend will continue. If your child has tested positive and you have decided to take your kids out of SHIELD testing while they could still test positive, you will have to put them back in through the Shield link at the bottom of this newsletter.


If your child has been FULLY VACCINATED (meaning its been at least 2 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine) please let us know and your child will not have to quarantine. If you are willing to let us know ahead of time, please call Mrs Malloy or upload your child's vaccination record on to Skyward. You can call the office if you need help with this.


The quarantining guidance has changed to 5 days for positive students. Parents should understand however that a child returning after 5 days will need to have a separate lunch from the other students for 5 more days because they have to be 6 feet apart when they don't have their mask on...which is only during lunch. If you choose, you can keep them home for 10 days and then the students go right back into the regular lunchroom.



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.

D123 Vaccination Clinic

COMING SOON!- District 123 & IDPH Vaccination Clinic



  • Feb 19, 2022
  • 10am - 4pm
  • OLHMS - 5345 West 99th St



The vaccination clinic is open to any community member and all vaccination types (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) will be available. This will include 1st dose, 2nd dose, and booster doses if applicable.

BOOK APPOINTMENT - d123.org/vaxclinic2022

SHIELD Illinois

FYI.... We have a new testing day. Hannum will now test on Tuesdays. We get results anywhere from early the next morning until Thursday. We will always try to call you with a positive test as soon as we know. If we get results early in the morning, we will attempt to contact you before school begins.


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


It now looks like depending on when you signed your child up, they may not be able to test until the following week.

SHIELD Parent Portal

Follow these directions so you can get your child's results when they are ready.

Hannum Traffic Map

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

2020-2021 Hannum Yearbook

Did you know you can STILL order a 2020-2021 Hannum School Yearbook through August 15? Click on this link to order

News from your Hannum PTA

*Join the PTA for just $5. As a reminder, you must be a paid PTA member to volunteer for classroom parties. The Friendship Party is this Friday, Feb 11th starting at 2:15.


*We will have our February PTA Meeting in person this week, Wednesday, February 9th at 6:30 in the Staff Lounge. Remember, babysitting is provided for potty-trained children. Babies are welcome to stay with their parents.


*Our next Eat and Earn will be at Portillos on Thursday, Feb 17th.


*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's Weekly Snapshot

Due to the snow days last week, there will not be a Hannum Snapshot this week. Be on the lookout for a new Hannum Snapshot next week!

Staff Member Spotlight

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