Hometown School Newsletter

March 1, 2022

Bencik's Buzz

Hometown Families:

5Essentials Parent Survey- WE NEED YOUR VOICE

We only have 13% of the parent voice! Please consider taking the survey.

As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. You and your student's identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and anonymous. To get started with the survey head to d123.org/five.


Late Start on Wednesday, March 2nd.

NO SCHOOL on Monday, March 7th- Pulaski Day

Skyward- Report Cards

Report Cards will be available for viewing on Friday, March 4th. Please log in to see your child's progress.

TPS and Kindergarten Registration- NOW OPEN

If your student is already registered with district in EC or preschool, you will just register with the backpack registration in April. If you would like to register your children for Tuition Preschool please use the link below. Kindergarten registration is also open. Please use the second link to register your child for the next school year. We can't wait to meet all of our new learners.

TPS registration:




Canvas and Cookies

Please join us for Canvas and Cookies on March 3rd at 6pm. The cost will be 5.00 per student. There will be a limit of students. This is a first come first serve event. Please RSVP to reserve your spot. See the attached flyer. The RSVP is due this Thursday!

Spring Book Fair

The book fair began today. There will be multiple opportunities for purchasing. Students will go with their classrooms. The book store will be open for the Family Reading Night as well as Canvas and Cookies.

Concert- Grades 2 and 3

We will host our second and third grade music concert on Tuesday, March 15th. Our music will start at 1:30pm.

Erin's Law

We will host an Erin's Law presentation for all of our students on March 9th during PE. Please read the attached letter and contact Mrs. Bencik if your child will not be participating.

Family Dance

The family dance is scheduled for March 11th. Please see the attached flyer for details and to sign up. We are looking forward to a great event.

Teacher Spotlight: Miss Shannon Merrion

Every week we will shine a spotlight on one of our very own Hometown Staff members. This week we will meet Ms. Shannon Merrion

How long and what grades have you taught?

I have taught CASE for 5 years. Prior to teaching CASE, I taught middle school life skills for 1 year.

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

I love traveling and want to go everywhere, but Spain and Portugal are high on my list right now. I love learning about different cultures.

What is the best thing about working at Hometown?

The best thing about Hometown are all the people I get to work with. The students are so much fun and constantly keep me smiling. The staff here are so dedicated and passionate and willing to work together as a team.

What is your favorite food?

It's hard for me to pick just one food, but I think I would have to say french fries.

Who is someone you admire and why?

I admire my grandma. She was the most patient and kind person I have ever met. She taught me that the best way to learn is through traveling. I aspire to be more like her.

If you see Miss Merrion around the school make sure you say hello!!