Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

September 28, 2021

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Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday Sept. 29 (day 4): Enjoy the day!

Thursday Sept. 30 (day 5): Last Day to purchase Chromebook Insurance

Friday Oct. 1 (day 1): Assignment Notebook money due!

Monday Oct 4 (day 2): *Begin scheduling Family Conferences at 10:00 via Skyward
*SHIELD testing to begin at Hannum

Tuesday Oct 5 (day 3): Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, Oct. 6 (day 4): LATE START school begins at 9:30

Pop-It's

This new fad is starting to cause lots of problems with our students in school. The children are playing with them and not following directions, not focusing and getting very distracted. The small ones that are on their backpacks are fine as they kids can't play with those during the day, but bigger and bigger ones are coming to school and they will no longer be allowed. Please remind your children to leave their toys at home.


Some teachers are using them as part of math and are handed out and when finished picked back up...that's fine and engaging for the kids. That will still be allowed as they belong to the teacher and are monitored.

Family Conferences

Family conferences will be once again held remotely this fall using the Google Meet platform. There will also be an option for telephone conferences if families elect. Each ”Virtual” Family Conference will be scheduled for 15 minutes and will be scheduled via the Skyward Family Conference Scheduler. Please see the schedule below for the time line of scheduling conferences.


  • Monday, October 4th - Online Scheduling Opens at 10:00AM

  • Monday, October 11th - Online Scheduling Closes at 11:59PM

  • Thursday, October 14th - Family Conferences 5:00PM-8:00PM

  • Friday, October 15th - Family Conferences 11:30AM-6:30PM

Assignment Notebooks

Thank you to everyone who already brought in their money for assignment notebooks! There are a few more days to turn the money in. Children in grades 3-5 have been given their assignment notebooks. We are asking for $6.00 per student to help pay for them. Please send the money in an envelope labeled assignment notebook. The envelopes will be sent to the office. If we could have payment by October 1st that would be great. Thanks for your help.

Chromebook Insurance

The deadline for chromebook insurance is coming up! Thursday September 30th is the last day you can sign up for the insurance for the year. The cost is 25.00 and you can pay through Skyward. If you have any questions, click on the link below for more specific information on what is covered. $25.00 for the school year is a bargain, because fixing the chromebooks can be very expensive. Even if you signed up previously for the insurance you must re-apply every school year.
Chromebook Insurance Information

Click here for more details about the insurance and what it covers

NWEA (MAP) reports are now available!

NWEA MAP score reports have been posted to your Skyward Family Access account. Please take some time to celebrate your child’s accomplishments and encourage them to keep working hard!

You can find an official copy of your child’s MAP Growth Report under the “Portfolio” tab. Simply LOGIN to SkywardFamily Access, then click PORTFOLIO > LATEST NWEA MAP REPORT

If you have any questions, please contact the office.




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.


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

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.


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.

Hannum Afterschool Clubs

Most of our afterschool clubs are for our older students, but I wanted to make sure that everyone is aware that when our students stay for clubs, they end at 4:30. This is when the office closes, so if a parent/guardian is late picking up your children, you are holding back the Hannum staff from going home to their families.


We understand that sometimes things happen and kids are picked up late. That's fine. It's when it becomes habitual that we have a problem. If you child is picked up late 3 times (without a phone call or any notice) they are out of the club. We have many students that want to participate, and we can't always accommodate them, so we do have a wait list.


If children are picked up habitually late....even with a phone call, I will be making a phone call to let you know how much longer we can keep your child. There have been times that either myself or my staff have missed appointments waiting on parents. Please be on time, clubs are a whole hour after school should be over.

SHIELD Illinois

Please check out the button below for information on opting in to having your child proactively tested for Covid 19. Our first round is due to begin on Monday October 5th for those students that have opted IN.


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)

D123 PTA Council Spooktacular

The District 123 PTA Council is hosting its Spooktacular again this year!! Please see the attached flyers for information and volunteer opportunities!!

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.

*Upcoming event: Our first Eat and Earn event is TODAY!!! Tuesday, September 28th at Buona Beef. Just mention Hannum when you order, and we will receive 20%. Valid from open to close.


*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

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