Hometown School Newsletter

April 4th, 2022

Bencik's Buzz

Hometown Families:

Our staff at Hometown would like to wish all who are celebrating Ramadan, a Ramadan Mubarak. Please remember there is NO SCHOOL, tomorrow Tuesday, April 5th. Teachers will be participating in an institute day. Our district will be taking part in our IAR testing for students in grades 3-5. Hometown students will begin testing on Thursday of this week and continue the following week. The summer school registration is open. Please sign up for classes as they fill up fast.

April is Autism Awareness Month "Be a Kind 'Sole'"

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We will have no school on April 5th. It is an institute day for teachers.

IAR Reminders

As students begin testing, please make sure they come with a charged chromebook. They should eat a good breakfast and gotten a good night's sleep. We are excited to see them shine!

Math Carnival Night

Hometown will host Math Night for families to attend. Please see the flyer to RSVP.


Any families that would like their children to fast for the holiday, please send me an email at abencik@d123.org. We will have a space available for the children during lunch.

April 7th- Lunch Change

We will be having mac and cheese as an option for lunch on the 7th and not Yang's orange chicken.

Spring Pictures

The form was sent home last week for spring pictures. Pictures will be April 13th.

Siblings can have their photo taken together but we have to receive the sheet back with the names on it. If they take sibling pictures, they will not have individual photos taken.

Everyone will be photographed. Two poses will be taken and you will receive one set of proofs. All orders will be placed online and shipped to the home.

*Avoid wearing Green.

If PM preK is having sibling photos, they will have to come at 8:45am.

SAVE THE DATE- Kindergarten Orientation

Thursday, May 19th will be our orientation for our new incoming kindergarten students. More details will follow as the time gets closer.

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:




Virtual Afterschool Homework Help

If you student needs some extra help, please join our teachers for extra homework help

3:30 to 4:30

Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/iwv-pueu-emc

Monday: Mrs. Finnegan

Tuesday: Mrs. Malone

Wednesday: Mr. Carson

Thursday: Mr. Carson

Spring Craft Night- April 14th

We will be hosting the April Spring Craft Night. Please see the flyer that is attached for RSVP.

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. If you cannot attend in person, please use the link below to join us via google meet.

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Mother/Son Bowling

We are excited to offer the event for our boys and favorite lady. Please see the attached flyer for the event. This is an RSVP event. All responses are due by April 14th.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Natalie Evans

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

How long and what grades have you taught?

This is my 17th year teaching Art in District 123. I have taught at Sward, Kolmar, Hometown, and Hannum Schools.

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

If I could travel anywhere, I would travel to Europe to see the famous masterpieces of all the great artists located in the Louvre in Paris, as well as all the beautiful artwork and architecture in Italy. I love art history and love to teach about all the famous artists and their work to all my kindergarten through fifth grade students!

What is the best thing about working at Hometown?

The best thing about working at Hometown School are the children! I love to teach them art and see their creativity shine and the pride in their faces when they create something beautiful!

What is your favorite food?

I would have to say my favorite foods are pasta and seafood!

Who is someone you admire and why?

I admire my parents the most because they are both so kind, thoughtful, hard working people. They have a strong faith and belief in God and would do anything for their family. They are wonderful people who set an excellent example on how to be a good person. I am lucky to follow their example and have such good role models.

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