Hometown School Newsletter

March 8, 2022

Bencik's Buzz

Hometown Families:

This is the last week for the 5Essentials Survey. If you could take a minute to complete a few questions and provide your feedback we would greatly appreciate it. There were many fun activities for families this past week. Take a look at some of the great pictures and memories we captured!

Students will be able to wear green on March 17th to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

5Essentials Parent Survey- WE NEED YOUR VOICE- Last Day is March 11th

We only have 22% 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.

Title 1 Literacy Luau Night

Cookies and Canvas Paint Night

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:




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. Please enter in door 19.

Erin's Law

We will host an Erin's Law presentation for all of our students tomorrow, 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 enter through door 1 for dinner at 6pm. The dance will end at 8pm. We are looking forward to a great event.

Goodies with Grandparents

This event was rescheduled from last month. We will host this event on March 16th. All families who signed up previously are invited to attend. The event will start at 3:25pm. Please enter door 19.

Spring Craft Night- April 14th

We are in need of a parent to chair this event. If you are interested, please reach out to Kari Devine 708-691-3003.

PTA Meeting- State of the District

Our last PTA meeting will take place on April 7th. During the meeting our district office team will present the State of the District information. Please plan on attending, we start at 6pm.

Mother/Son Bowling

We are looking for a parent to chair the bowling event for our moms and boys. The event is set to kick off on April 23rd. Please reach out to Kari Devine 708-691-3003.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Kara Noland

Every week we will shine a spotlight on one of our very own Hometown Staff members. This week we will meet Mrs. Kara Noland.

How long and what grades have you taught?

This is my fifth year teaching in the CASE Program. I have taught K-4th grade since I have been at Hometown.

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

My husband and I love visiting National Parks. I am hoping a trip to Alaska is in our future!

What is the best thing about working at Hometown?

The best thing about working at Hometown is the staff! So much collaboration and teamwork happen behind the scenes to ensure our students are successful! I have made so many wonderful friends since I started here. :)

What is your favorite food?

I love pizza! It is basically the sixth food group in our house.

Who is someone you admire and why?

I admire my husband, Luke. He is super easy going and kind and always supportive of his loved ones.

If you see Mrs. Noland around the school make sure you say hello!!