Hometown School Newsletter

November 9th, 2021

Bencik's Buzz

It is hard to believe that trimester 1 is coming to a close. The last day of the trimester is Friday, November 12th. Report cards will be made available for families on Friday, November 19th after 4pm. We celebrate all of the learning and growing each student did during this time.

Leaf Raking is coming on Saturday, November 13th. If your family is interested in raking or would like their home raked, please fill out the form.

As the weather is changing, please remember to send your children with coats and hats. We will be going out for recess if the weather is 32 degrees or above.

Tacos and Trivia

The Tacos and Trivia event will take place on November 12th. Tickets are $25.00 a person or a table of 10 is $250. Please use the links to sign up.



Invite a Veteran to Lunch

Just a reminder the Veterans Assembly will be tomorrow starting at 10am. Please enter through door 19. The event was an RSVP only event. We look forward to celebrating with our Veterans tomorrow.


Tomorrow will be a red, white and blue spirit day. Please show your spirit with these colors in honor of our Veterans.

Leaf Raking

If you are interesting raking or would like your yard to be raked, please fill out the form attached. We look forward to raking the community this Saturday, November 13th. We will meet at the Middle School to get assignments and start.


Helping others is what Hometown loves to do! If you are interested, please fill out the form and submit it to the office.

Metra Drawing Contest

Any school age child may enter the contest for Metra. The flyer is attached with details. Please submit the entries to Mrs. Bencik and she will send them to the location.

Lost and Found

As we see students bringing extra clothes with them to stay warm, we are also seeing our lost and found grow. If your child has lost a jacket or sweatshirt, please reach out to have us check the lost and found. We do have some lunch bags that are in the lost and found. Adding your child's name to the bag can help it be returned to the individual.


Please make sure your child has extra masks with them for the day. We ask that each family pack their child's backpack with additional mask in case theirs breaks or gets dirty.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Alix Velasquez

Meet Our Staff

Every week we will shine a spotlight on one of our own amazing staff members. Meet Mrs. Alix Velasquez!

How long and what grades have you taught?

This is my 5th year as a counselor working with students Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

Anywhere with a beach and warm weather. I love the ocean and sunshine!

What is the best thing about working at Hometown?

I love how fun and caring all of the students are. Nothing better than daily jokes, a simple hello, or beautiful artwork from my tiny friends.

What is your favorite food?

Pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Who is someone you admire and why?

I admire my parents, because they are extremely hard workers who never give up. They taught me how to set goals and work hard to achieve them.

If you see Mrs. Velasquez around our school ,make sure you say hello!!!

Oak Lawn Library News

Sunday, Nov. 21, the library will be hosting the first of two free speech screenings for children ages 2 -11. The second screening will take place in January; both will be offered by MidWest Children's Therapy, a full-service pediatric therapy provider that is found in many Chicago suburbs and is new to Oak Lawn. The screening is an assessment for common developmental milestones rather than a diagnostic session; caregivers can be given next steps after they receive results, if they so desire.