Hometown School Newsletter
October 5, 2021
We are sending home a hard copy of the family project for the month. We want you to celebrate learning with your children, therefore will have a family activity for you to participate in. Please read the flyer for more details. We will have one activity a month.
Happy National Custodian's Day!
Mr. Jeff makes our school amazing
Tomorrow we will have COVID-19 SHIELD testing at Hometown only for those that have already completed the OPT-IN form and signed their student up in Skyward Family Access. Please note that we do have a late start on Wednesday, therefore students should have nothing to eat or drink after 9:30 for testing.
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
A friendly reminder, on Wednesday, October 6th is a pre-school non-attendance day. There is no school on this day.
We do have a family engagement opportunity at Lake Katherine in Palos Heights! Please meet your teacher there around 9:50 a.m. The outing goes from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. We do not recommend bringing strollers to this event as they are difficult to push on the mulch.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Indigenous People Day
Water bottles and Masks
SEL Parent University
Amazon wish list
Sign up to do a display or trunk display.
Signing up for monetary donations towards the Spooktacular .
Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Katie Foulk
Meet Our Staff
How long and what grades have you taught?
This will be my 5th year teaching. I taught second grade remote last year. Before that I taught 4th and 3rd grade.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
I would love to travel to all of the Disney parks. I am a huge Disney fan and would love to travel the world with Mickey! So far I have only traveled to Disney World in Florida and Disney Land in California but I would love to travel to Tokyo Disney one day.
What is the best thing about working at Hometown?
The best thing about working in Hometown is the positive environment! Everyone is genuinely happy to be here.
What is your favorite food?
I love sweets and really enjoy baking so I would have to say anything sweet.
Who is someone you admire and why?
I admire my grandma. Her life story is truly amazing. She has taught me so much about perseverance and patience.
If you see Miss Foulk around our school make sure you say hello!!!