Hometown School Newsletter

May 10, 2022

Bencik's Buzz

Hometown Families:

We continue to see the excitement of our students as we are wrapping up the school year. We have about 17 days left.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11th we will celebrate Nurse Sheila for Nurse's Day. We are grateful for all she does for our students.

Flower Festival- TODAY

We will host a flower festival on today from 4:30-5:30. Bring your gardening gloves, little shovels so we can plant some flowers around the building. Families will help plant flowers around the front of the building to add some color as we continue through spring and into summer.

Fifth grade Orientation- Family Night

Our fifth grade families will have the opportunity to visit the middle school on this evening, Tuesday, May 10th from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Dress Code

We know that the warmer weather has brought out the summer clothes. Please be mindful that the dress code states that students should have shorts at fingertip length, tops cover the bell and no thin straps. No sandals should be worn as our students participate in PE everyday.

Congratulations to the 5th grade DARE graduates

Returning Registration

Returning families in the district should have received an email with registration for the 2022-2023 school year. Please follow the directions listed in the email.

Yearbook Purchases

It is time to purchase the yearbook. Please use the following link to purchase.


Wizard of Oz

Our second graders have been working hard to get ready for our play. Please join us on May 17th for one of our performances. There will be a 10am performance and a 1:30pm performance.

Fourth and Fifth Grade Concert

On May 18th, please join us for our fourth and fifth grade concert starting at 1:30pm. We will host the concert in our gym.

Summer School

Classes are filling up fast. Please register for the classes as soon as possible.

Band Registration

Reminders for 5th Grade Band Families:


For 4th Grade Families:

Beginning Band Registration @OLHMS (Parents may choose 1 meeting to attend. No students, please.)

Beginning Band Registration

Any fourth grade student who would like to join band, please mark your calendar.

2022-23 Beginning Band Registration (for current 4th grade students)

All meetings listed are at OLHMS:

Tuesday, May 17: 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

Wednesday, May 18: 9am

Muffins With Misses

Registration is closed for this event. If you have already signed up we will see you on Thursday, May 12th at 7:45am.

SAVE THE DATE- Kindergarten Orientation

Thursday, May 19th will be our orientation for our new incoming kindergarten students. Our event will take at 6pm. Please come to Hometown for information about the new year.

TPS and Kindergarten Registration- 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:




Donuts with Dudes

We will host Donuts with Dudes on May 26th at 7:45am. If you are interested, please see the attached flyer for details.

5th grade End of the year event

Please look at the end of the year opportunity for our fifth graders. Please fill out the RSVP.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Alicia Onik

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

How long and what grades have you taught?

I’ve taught 3rd grade for 7 years and have been a reading specialist for 8 years!

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

Anywhere warm and if I’m watching my kids play sports in the warm sun that’s even better!

What is the best thing about working at Hometown?

The best thing about working at Hometown is the students. They make me smile every day!

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food pizza! I could eat a different pizza every day… stuffed, deep dish, thin crust, Detroit style, New York style. My favorite places for pizza are Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinders, Lou Malnati’s, Home Run Inn, Jet’s, Palermo’s, Giordano’s, Aurelio’s, and Tony’s Villa Rosa!

Who is someone you admire and why?

I admire every teacher and staff member I work with at Hometown. Their commitment to the wellbeing and success of all of the students in the school is extremely admirable, the best in the district!

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

Arab American Family Services

We will be happy to partner with the Arab American Services for next year. Please see the attached flyer. We are looking for parent mentors to start next year.

STEM Camps

See the attached flyers for our students to be able to attend the STEM camps at the different schools. This is another great opportunity for our children to use their knowledge.