Hometown School Newsletter
September 28, 2021
On Thursday, September 30th we will hold a SEL Parent University. The program will focus on understanding the Second Step curriculum taught to your children, vocabulary used, as well as strategies to use. We hope you can join us.
As we begin October, the first week will be our safety week. Students will participate in different safety drills throughout the week including fire, tornado, shelter in place and lockdown. Have conversations at home with your child about what to do in emergency situations.
Tomorrow we will begin COVID-19 SHIELD testing at Hometown only for those that have already completed the OPT-IN form and signed their student up in Skyward Family Access.
The SHIELD Illinois program is a quick, simple, and non-invasive COVID-19 screening test. Students that have opted-in to the program will provide a small amount of saliva that is tested at a professional lab. Results of the test are then provided to families and our school district within the days following. The program offers students the opportunity to reduce or waive quarantine requirements in the event of close contact with a positive case or if the student demonstrates symptoms. You can opt-in to the program at any time by accessing Online Forms in Skyward Family Access. More information about the SHIELD Illinois program can be found at: d123.org/shield-illinois-testing-program
Title One Parent Compact
SEL Parent University
Amazon wish list
Sign up to do a display or trunk display.
Signing up for monetary donations towards the Spooktacular .
Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Rebecca Malone
Meet Our Staff
How long and what grades have you taught?
This is my 9th year in D123, and my second year teaching full time. I have taught every grade level from pre-k to 8th grade! I was an informal science educator for 10 years prior to having my children, and worked for the New England Aquarium in Boston and Brookfield Zoo here in Illinois, as an education program coordinator and a curriculum writer.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
I would travel to Italy. My great grandparents immigrated from Italy over 100 years ago and my grandmother always wanted to visit their homes, but never got the chance. I would love to take my family to see some of the places we came from.
What is the best thing about working at Hometown?
The people! This is one of the most welcoming, supportive, cohesive groups of people I have ever worked with, and it makes coming to work each day an absolute joy!
What is your favorite food?
I love seafood! Lobster is my favorite, but I eat almost any kind of fish!
Who is someone you admire and why?
My mom. She is one of the kindest, strongest and most selfless people I know, and I try to be like her every day.
If you see Mrs. Malone around our school make sure you say hello!!!