Exterior picture of the Paul Hanlon School
3rd graders playing a game in music class
Four kindergarteners sitting around a table
Three first graders outside on the jungle gym
A fifth grader reading a first grader
Second graders using hollohoops in PE.
A gorgeous rainbow over the Hanlon School


Hanlon Core Values

Welcome to the Paul R. Hanlon School, a K-5 elementary school where we strive to foster the best possible environment for teaching and learning.  At Hanlon, we celebrate and honor the similarities and differences of individual students while building a learning community where children feel safe, known, and challenged.  The Hanlon staff is committed to seeking continuous improvement, supporting high expectations, and providing challenging learning experiences that facilitate each child's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. We value collaboration, perseverance, and risk-taking. We encourage all children to give their best, and to view their mistakes as learning experiences that build character and resiliency. Our core values guide how the Hanlon community learns, works, and plays together.


Achieve academic success in a safe and nurturing environment

Develop knowledge and understanding through exploration and discovery

Demonstrate effort, pride, respect and responsibility

Principal's Message

September 18, 2019

Dear Hanlon Families,

You may have noticed that the format of our website has changed.  My Principal Post will be shorter, and I’ll include separate posts in the Announcements Box to the right.  I hope you’ll click the bold-faced title of the following announcements in the Announcements box to find more details:

  • Picture Day- this Friday, September 20th (schedule can be found in the Aunnouncements Box)
  • Westwood Day Fun Run- this Saturday
  • Coffee with District Administrators, here at Hanlon on October 4th

Fall Mini Course Session

Fall Mini Courses are set to begin on October 7.  The course catalog will be sent home in backpacks and can be viewed by clicking here. Families have a few days to read through the catalog to select courses and compare schedules.  A link with the electronic pre-registration form will be sent to emails listed in Aspen on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7PM.  


Principal’s Coffee

Parents and guardians are invited to join Ms. Cronin in the Hanlon cafeteria on Friday, September 27th at 9:00AM.  We will be joined by Erin Kuehn, our District Coordinator for Social Emotional Learning.  We are interested in hearing from families about your perspective on children’s social and emotional learning at Hanlon, your ideas for what is working well, and your hopes for what could be improved.   


Composting is Coming to the Hanlon Lunchroom

Did you know that Hanlon students will spend the next few weeks learning to be environmental ambassadors?  Beginning on Monday, Ms. Lazzazero, Hanlon’s Science Specialist, will be teaching students to sort their waste at the end of lunch.  We will separate items destined for the compost, the recycle bin, and the landfill. Our hope is that students will increase their environmental awareness, while reducing trash, reusing containers and silverware from home, and recycling.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help continue this important program during our lunch blocks (11:55-1:35). Click here to sign up to volunteer in the lunchroom.  


Hanlon Wins the Westwood Library Summer Reading Trophy

Thank you to the families who enrolled their children in the Library’s Summer Reading Program.  Hanlon had the largest number of children participate. That’s a big accomplishment for the second smallest school in town!  The trophy resides in our library and will be presented at the next All School Meeting.


Have a great week!

Sarah Cronin


Forms & Documents

PTO Updates & Information

PTO Board

Co-President: Serina Barkley
Co-President: Jason Hatcher
Secretary: Amanda Philips
Treasurer: Caitlin Jondro
Events Chair: Meg Carleton

PTO Calendar

*Click here to access the PTO Google Calendar.  Click the +Google in the lower right hand corner to add it to your personal calendar.  


PTO Save the Dates

Curriculum Night: Thursday 10/3 6-8PM

PTO Meeting: Monday 10/7 7-8PM

Fall Mini Course Session: 10/7-11/22

Elementary Building Project Community Forum: 10/23 & 11/4 at Thurston 

Book Fair: Thursday 11/21 all day

Holiday Fair: Friday 12/6 6:30-8PM

Elementary Building Project Community Forum: 12/9 & 12/12 at Thurston 

Winter Mini Course Session: 1/13-3/13

Bingo Night: Friday 1/24 6:30-7:30PM

School Play: Auditions 3/9; Rehearsals 3/16-3/26; Performance 3/27

Science Fair: 3/31 6:30-7:30PM

Spring Mini Course Session: 3/30-5/29

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8

Art Show: May 6 5:30-7:00PM

PTO Meeting: 6/4 7-8PM

Field Day: 6/10









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