Hometown School Newsletter
It was great to see all of the costumes and happy faces of the students in their costumes yesterday. Each class had a great time walking in the parade and classroom activities. We are looking forward to our Veteran's Day assembly on November 10th. Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can have a count of attendees.
We received word from the Illinois State Board of Education that our school is a Commendable School. We are proud of all of the work our students, staff and families have shown. These designations are based on multiple measures such as math and ELA growth.
Halloween Fun at Hometown School
Our preschool friends dressed in their costumes last week. They were very excited to share their costumes with the building.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Our winners for the pumpkin contest are:
First place: Tanner M.
Second Place: Alysea H.
Third Place: Legend D.
We would love to know what your family is thankful for. Attached are the leaves for you to write down things your are thankful for. They will be on display on our PTA bulletin board.
Picking up Students Early
Parents who need to pick students up early should call ahead so the office can have the child ready for the early pick-up.
Candy Wrapper Collection
Please consider donating the empty candy wrappers. The we are collecting candy wrappers for the National Wild Life Organization.
Our district will host the Leaf Raking event on Saturday, November 12th from 9-12. If you are interested in volunteering to rake or know of families that need their homes raked, please see the flyer or email the district has sent with details.
We will have our November meeting with PTA at 6pm on November 3rd. We will have babysitters available if you need. If you cannot make the evening, please use the link to join the meeting.
Please help support the band. The flyer is attached.
Bilingual Parent Advisory Council Invite
Dear D123 English Learner Program Families, Please join us for a “Snack and Chat” gathering, to learn more about our Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) and its role in supporting our students and their learning. You will also have the opportunity to meet other parents from our school district and share your ideas for this school year. Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022 Please RSVP Anne Coffman, Interim EL Director by November 1: 708-423-0150, ext. 4297 or email@example.com
Location: District 123 Administration Center 4201 W. 93rd St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Time: 11:30 a.m.--1:00 p.m.
Dear D123 English Learner Program Families,
Please join us for a “Snack and Chat” gathering, to learn more about our Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) and its role in supporting our students and their learning. You will also have the opportunity to meet other parents from our school district and share your ideas for this school year.
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Please RSVP Anne Coffman, Interim EL Director by November 1: 708-423-0150, ext. 4297 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take the Survey
How has D123 formed meaningful learning partnerships with parents, families, and the broader learning community? School District 123 values the learning partnerships that are formed between our families, students and staff. Each year District 123 strives to ensure that all members of the learning community are able to connect with classrooms, and the school system in valuable and meaningful ways.
District 123 has intentionally created opportunities for connection including:
- Meet & Greet Opportunities
- School Open Houses
- Family Conferences (In-Person, Virtual, and Telephone)
- Remind, Seesaw, and Email Communication Tools
- Individual Classroom Curricular Newsletters
- Principal Tuesday Take Home Communication
Please join us for the Veteran's Day assembly. See the flyer for details.
Collection for Military
Please send any items to the office for our military. If your families would like to send cards to our soldiers please send them to the office as well.
Thank you for a great bingo event. We had such a huge crowd to play and win prizes. Thank you to all who attended.
Day of the Dead
Hometown School celebrated the Day of the Dead. We had created a visual for our students to see. Teachers had activities that they completed to talk about the celebration.
Hometown Grade Spotlight: First Grade
Oh what fun in first! Our Hometown first grade is taught by Mrs. Szkarlat and Ms. Linnert. This year the students are enjoying learning about measurement during math. They are also working on digraphs in Fundations....what's a digraph?? Well, they are two letters that when put together make one sound.... sh, ch, wh, th, ck. Our students are enjoying the new Social Studies curriculum! The TCI curriculum is currently focusing on how to be a responsible student. In Science, these cuties will learn about light and sound and our spinning Earth. First graders are also learning to read! Mrs. Szkarlat and Ms. LInnert LOVE to read....they even dressed up as their favorite book characters for Halloween: Clifford and the Rainbow Fish. So much fun in first grade!!
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Hometown Elementary School
Location: 8870 S Duffy Ave, Hometown, IL, USA