Hometown School Newsletter
August 17, 2021
From Bencik's Desk
Supply Drop off/ Open House/Ice Cream Social
Please join us for our beginning of the year celebration(open house) tonight, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 4:30-6:00 to meet teachers and listen to a presentation about the year. Class presentations times allow for two separate opportunities to view presentations.
CASE 1- 4:35-4:50
CASE 2- 5:35-5:50
Please note presentations are the same, times just offer opportunities to make other grade level sessions. If the door is closed, please wait for the second presentation.
The PTA ice cream social will follow from 5:30-6:30 by the playground in the back of the school. This social event will allow families to join the PTA, catch up with old friends and meet new ones! We hope to see you there.
Welcome Back Hometown Families! We are so looking forward to this upcoming year. We can't wait to get back to doing all the fun things for our students like Assemblies, Craft Nights, Book Fairs, Ice Cream Friday (starting Sept 3rd), Bingo, Family Game Night and so much more.
None of these amazing events would be possible without your support.
We have two ways you can help the PTA this year -
#1 - Become a PTA member. The cost is $10.00 per household. It's quick and easy to sign up and helps us out so much.
Click the link to sign up today - https://hometown.memberhub.com/store
#2 - Sign up to help with events throughout the year. We have so many opportunities to get involved. If you are interested in helping, but don't know where to start or have questions about what is involved with each committee please send us an email to D123HometownPTA@gmail.com and we'd be happy to help you.
Click the link to see Volunteer opportunities -
Hope you have a fantastic start to your year!
- Hometown PTA -
Kari Devine - President
Leah Diaz - 1st VP
Liz Urbauer - 2nd VP
Heather McMackin - Secretary
Jamie Lopez - Treasurer
First Day Logistics
This year’s first day of school will be Wednesday, August 18th and it is a half day of school ~ for students in grades 1st through 5th. The school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 11:30 am. We are looking forward to seeing all of the smiling faces coming back to in person learning. The earliest students can line up is students can start arriving at 8:10am. Upon their arrival, scholars should line up with their grade level peers at the appropriate door. Students will be escorted into the building by staff at 8:25 am.
Pre-K- Door 20
Kindergarten- Enter door 1, exit door 8
1st grade- Door 5
2nd grade- Door 5
3rd grade- Door 19
4th grade- Door 17
5th grade- Door 15
When school is dismissed at 3:20 pm, students are able to walk home, line up in the gym for their bus, or meet their parent/ caregiver outside of the school. Older children who walk younger siblings or neighbors should meet them in a prearranged location outside of the building and will be dismissed first in order to pick up their sibling or relative.
Health and Safety
MasksGovernor Pritzker announced through an executive order that masks are now required for students, teachers, and staff at pre-kindergarten - 12th grade public and nonpublic schools throughout the state. The new measure is part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat the surge of the Delta variant. Hometown school will follow the mandate.
Starting the school year, self-certification will not be required to be turned in at the school. Please take time each morning to ensure your child is healthy and ready to learn.
All students will be temperature checked as they enter the building daily.