Hometown School Newsletter

May 3, 2022

Bencik's Buzz

Hometown Families:

We have began our final stretch. We are down to 23 school days left. These days will be filled with many activities to build your child's knowledge and get them ready for the next grade level they will be attending.

This week is Staff Appreciation week. We are very grateful for all of their hard work educating the students of the community.


There is a late start is tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4th. We will see you at 9:25am.

DARE Graduation- 5th grade students

We will be hosting our DARE graduation on Monday morning, May 9th. We will begin at 9:00am. Special guests should arrive through door 19.

Fifth grade Orientation- Family Night

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

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.

Special Person's Day

MAP Testing

We will have our last MAP test next week. Please discuss the importance of showing how much knowledge they have gained throughout the school year. We are excited to celebrate all of their learning.

Title 1 Math Night Carnival

Flower Festival

We will host a flower festival on May 10th from 4:30-5:30 weather permitting. 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.

Yearbook Purchases

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


Chalk the Walk

Please see the flyer for Chalk the walk. All proceeds will go for the fifth grade celebration at the end of the year. Please return the money in an envelope with your family name on it to the office.

Save the Dates

May 17th- Second Grade Wizard of Oz Play

May 18th- Fourth and Fifth grade Concert

May 22nd- Fifth Grade End of the Year Event 10am-2pm

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

Please see the attached flyer to register for the event.

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- 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:




Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Melissa Sheedy

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

How long and what grades have you taught?

I have been a teacher for 26 years. This is my 7th year at Hometown. I have taught first grade and second grade. I have also been an LST and Reading Recovery Teacher.

What is the best thing about working at Hometown Elementary?

The best thing is the staff. They are incredibly kind and hard working.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is Resses's Peanut Butter Cups.

Who is someone you admire and why?

I admire my sister. She became a teacher just a few years ago because she wanted to help children learn and grow socially and emotionally. She shows that you can always follow your dreams. Fun Fact: I have an identical twin sister!!

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

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.