Hometown School Newsletter
December 7th, 2021
The time is quickly moving by this year. It is hard to believe we only have 11 days left before break. Our winter break will begin on December 23rd and last through January 6th. We are looking forward to finishing our calendar year with our holiday parties on December 22nd.
If your family is looking for vaccinations, please visit vaccines.gov and type in your zip code to find a clinic near you.
We also have a few dress down days coming up, please see the attached flyer for details.
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.
There Nothing Better than a PJ Day!
Holiday Dress Down Days
Family Fun Pacs
Holiday Craft Night
Winter Item Collection
Metra Drawing Contest
Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Katy Tully
Meet Our Staff: Mrs. Tully
How long and what grades have you taught?
I have taught second grade for almost 28 years at Hometown.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
I’d love to do a family trip to Ireland. My husband and I went there on our honeymoon 22 years ago and I haven’t been back since. It would be amazing to take the kids and show them all the history and beauty they’ve heard about from us for years.
What is the best thing about working at Hometown?
It is 100% the people! The staff is so warm and funny and we truly work as a team for the love of these kids. The families are always so appreciative, and these kids are the best! Every day they make me smile and surprise me in the best way with their curiosity and insight. I’ve been here long enough that I’m teaching former students children. I love having that kind of history here!
What is your favorite food?
Pretzels (Ask any student I’ve had! There’s always a bag in my room somewhere.)
Who is someone you admire and why?
My grandma Helen.
She was incredibly passionate about education. She went to college when most women did not and later became a teacher in her forties. She was a teacher for almost 40 years. When she was 80 she was still teaching first grade in a catholic school in a poor neighborhood. She didn’t drive so she took the bus to work. She adored her students and often make several pb and j sandwiches for the kids who didn’t have lunch. She passed away years ago but she’s always been my North Star as a teacher.
If you see Ms. Tully around our school ,make sure you say hello!!!
Mr. and Mrs. Tully
Mrs. Tully and her husband Terry have been married for 22 years.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
One of their favorite traditions is the second grade production of Wizard of Oz. This yellow brick road has the signatures of 16 years of students who performed! They have had to take a 2 year hiatus, but hopefully it will be back this May!!
The Tully Clan
Her husbandTerry and her kids Bridget, Brendan and Charlie visiting their oldest Grace at the University of Alabama.