Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

October 25, 2022



Wednesday, Oct. 26 (day 2): Wear your favorite hat for Red Ribbon Week

Thursday, Oct. 27 (day 3): Wear tie dye or peace signs for Red Ribbon Week

Friday, Oct. 28 (day 4): Wear School Spirit Wear for Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Oct 31: Halloween Parade. 9:30

Halloween Parties: 10:15ish

Early Dismissal: 11:30

Tuesday, Nov 1 (day 5): Enjoy the day!

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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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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week continues for the remainder of the week as we highlight the importance of being and staying Drug-Free. Please see that attached letter for more information...but here are the Spirit Dress Days for the rest of this week:

Wednesday October 26th: “Hats off to you!”: We are proud to be drug and bully free.” Wear your favorite hat!

Thursday October 28th: “Keep the peace and pledge to be drug and bully free!”: Wear tie dye or peace signs.

Friday October 29th: “Hannum is better together drug-free.” Wear Hannum spirit wear.

Red Ribbon Week Continues

Parent letter explaining Red Ribbon Week.

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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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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

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PTA News

Mrs. Fields Cookie Dough & Cheesecake Factory Fundraiser.

Order forms were sent home today with students. Orders and money due by TUE OCTOBER 25TH. Checks made to Hannum PTA.

Orders can be done online at: https://onlineorders.mrsfieldsfundraising.com/jmhannumel2022/cookies

*Bonus: Selling 10 items = Free box of chocolate chip cookie dough.

(Orders are estimated to be delivered the week of Nov 28th)

Halloween Bingo is Thur Oct 27th 6:30pm-8pm

Free Event: Everyone receives a free bingo card (more may be purchased), Cash Concessions and Raffle Baskets. Children may dress in costumes. (Costumes MUST be appropriate and follow the school costume guidelines. No masks or weapons)

Please RSVP to reserve your Bingo Table Seats www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4EAEAE2EA4FEC70-halloween

You must RSVP by 10/17/22 to have guaranteed seats for bingo. (Extra seating without rsvp is limited) You may use the same name to hold as many seats for your entire group. There are 8 seats at a table.

Save the date: 11/11/22 PTA Fall Ball

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!

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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