Exterior picture of the Paul Hanlon School
A gorgeous rainbow over the Hanlon School
Extended Day Lunar New Year Board
Wooden Structure
Fun in the Snow!
Black History Month
Coloring Away in the Cafeteria!


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

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Over the course of each month, I try to collect pictures of students and their learning.  Having these pictures helps me demonstrate to parents the incredible work that goes on at Hanlon. As I scrolled through this past month, I kept coming back to one picture:



This is a structure that students have built on the edge of the wooded area during their free time at recess.  Throughout their building process, I have watched students across the grades collaborate to create the largest structure they could. They had to work together to gather materials (logs are heavy!), hoist them, and problem solve when their creation fell (this happened very frequently).  


While it may not initially seem it, this student only project embodies the district’s core values:  


  • Academic excellence and meaningful learning opportunities


Since students were the originators of the idea, they were highly invested in its successful outcome. The students used aspects of geometry, measurement, estimation, and reasoning during this creation. 


  • Curiosity and tenacity


The students encountered many, many failures during the construction.  As individual sticks or entire sides fell, students studied what happened and rebuilt it in a way to respond to the structural collapse. The students showed determination and persistence as encountered problems.  


  • Respectful relationships in a collaborative community


The students had to work together to achieve their goal. There were many instances of competing ideas, differing opinions, and frustration. This allowed the students to practice life skills like self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.


While there are incredible things going on in classrooms all day long, I wanted to highlight the students' application of those skills in a fun way. 





Lunch Ordering

Elementary Lunch Menu

PreSchool Lunch Menu

Pay online at myschoolbucks.com

Free Lunch for the 2022 - 2023 School Year:

Information to Apply for Free & Feduced Meals for the 2022 - 2023 School Year:

  1. Free & Reduced Instructions and Application (Microsoft Word versions - InstructionsApplication)
  2. Household Information Packet

Forms & Documents

PTO Updates & Information


Board Member/Volunteer Position/Hanlon Connection

  • Julie MacDonald, Co-President, Mom to a fourth grader
  • Dori Parmelee, Co-President, Mom to a fifth grader
  • John Carey, Treasurer, Dad to a fifth grader, first grader and Kindergartner
  • Carolyn Miazga, Secretary, Mom to a second grader and Kindergartner
  • Meg Carleton, Event Co-Chair, Mom to a third grader and a second grader
  • Serina Barkley, Event Co-Chair, Mom to a fourth grader
  • Cassie Smith, Communication Co-Chair, Mom to a fourth grader and a second grader
  • Chrissy Lamont, Communication Co-Chair, Mom to a fifth grader and a second grader
  • Stephanie Finegold, Special Education Chair (SEPAC), Mom to a fifth grader


Teacher Representatives

  • Matthew Kuklentz, Principal 
  • Jen Stygles, Grades K-2
  • Rena Rizzi, Grades 3-5
  • Lisa Fass, Special Education



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PTO Meetings 20-21 All meetings take place virtually at 7PM

October 14th: Open Meeting
January 13th:  Open meeting
March 10th:  Open meeting
May 12th:  Open meeting

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You will find the exact same prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Hanlon PTO.  Just log onto smile.amazon.com, choose Hanlon PTO as your charity of choice and shop away!


Amazon shopping with an iPhone?

You can use AmazonSmile just like an App by following a few simple steps.  Open smile.amazon.com in your browser, tap the “share/forward link” button then tap the “Add to Home Screen” icon (you may need to swipe left to see this).  You will now have an AmazonSmile icon which can be used in exactly the same way as the Amazon App but now all of your purchases support the Hanlon PTO.


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