Fall Fun Run

Save the date: Friday, October 11

We have teamed up with The Get Movin’ Crew for Lannon’s main fundraiser. Please help us reach our school goal of $15,000! Check out these flyers for additional information: Fall Fun Run & Incentives.


Written notes no longer required if phone, email message sent

New this year, a written note is no longer required for normal daily absences when parents call or send emails notifying the school office. The Hamilton School Board made this change to simplify the normal daily absence notification process for families.

Schools prefer that parents report absences by calling the school office at (262) 255-6106 or emailing a message to lannonattendance@hamilton.k12.wi.us.

A Family Vacation Request form must still be completed when students will be absent for a family vacation, and state law requires that written notices must be provided to the school office for absences for religious reasons.


Yearbooks

Lannon Elementary yearbooks must be ordered individually. Don’t miss out on your chance to order your student a 2019-20 yearbook. Order online today by visiting the Life Touch website here.


After school club information

Spanish Club: Mondays
Young Rembrandts: Tuesdays
Chess Scholars: Wednesdays

See flyers linked above for more details.


Applications for holiday assistance taken until Nov. 15

Applications for assistance through the Christmas Clearing Council will be taken until Nov. 15. The Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County is a community organization that promotes and coordinates assistance to families in need during the holiday season. The organization matches families in need with individuals, families or organizations that are willing to help on a one-to-one basis.

To qualify for the program, applicants must:

  • reside with their children, birth through high school senior, in Waukesha County; and
  • qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program.

Submitting your application early improves your chances of being sponsored. For an application or additional information please contact Murrene Payton, school social worker, at (262) 246-6471 x1132.


Expect auto calls if school closes

A variety of circumstances may require district officials to close school, delay opening or call for an early dismissal. Families should prepare for those possibilities by developing a plan and going over it with their children in advance to ensure they have a safe place to be if school closes.

Schools closings will be communicated through:

  • automated phone and text messages sent from Infinite Campus; and
  • district website, Facebook and Infinite Campus portal postings.

To ensure urgent messages reach your family, please check notification choices in Infinite Campus and verify that phone numbers are correct.

The automated system:

  • typically calls between 5:15 – 6:15 a.m. if school is cancelled or delayed;
  • will call up to five different numbers provided, including home, work and cell phone numbers;
  • will leave a message if an answering machine picks up;
  • is not able to dial extensions, advance through an automated attendant message system or call toll-free numbers; and
  • does not contact people designated as emergency contacts such as grandparents or neighbors.

In general, schools close when temperatures reach a wind chill “warning” of 35 degrees below zero or colder with winds at least four miles per hours for three or more hours. Expect schools to be open during a wind chill “advisory” when temperatures are 20-34 degrees below zero.

When school is open, all students are expected to attend. However, individual circumstances vary and parents make the ultimate decision for the welfare of their children.


Birthday treats

Families, sharing birthday treats can be a fun birthday celebration but by no means is it an expectation. If you plan to send a birthday treat for your child’s classroom please be aware of the following:

  • Student allergies. Teachers will notify families if they have a classroom with allergy restrictions. Original boxes and packaging with ingredient lists are appreciated whenever possible.
  • Send only enough treats for the students in the classroom, and you are welcome to include the teacher and assistant if you’d like.
  • We are asking items not be shared outside of the classroom.

Thank you for understanding as we work to celebrate while respecting the sensitivities of others and minimizing disruptions to the school day.


Turn in summer math packet

Please remember to turn in your summer math packet to your classroom teacher by Sept. 27. It must have your name and current teacher listed on the sheet. If you completed the packet, you will receive a treat from Mrs. Lorenz for your hard work.