Team Townline Tabloid

February 2018

Calendar for February

Week of February 12- Lamberti's kids say the Pledge in the office

February 13- Early Release at 12:20 (students will have lunch at school)

February 14- Valentine's Day Parties

February 16- Principal "Out of Office" Day: Dr. Kieffer will be working with students and staff in Grade 4 all day

February 16- TL/DL Family Fun Night and PTO Book Fair: Bingo Night 6:30-8:00

February 19- No School

February 21- An Evening with the Board of Education at Middle School South at 7:00

February 21- Principal "Out of Office" Day: Dr. Kieffer will be working with students and staff in Grade 5 all day

February 22 and 23- Parent/Teacher Conferences

Week of February 26- Sabin's kids say the Pledge in the office

Illinois Elementary Science Olympiad Competition- Feb. 3, 2018

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Results from the 2018 Illinois Elementary Science Olympiad:

A is for Anatomy with Coach Roth and Schmitt 1st Place

Bridge or Tower? with Coach Smart 1st Place

Science Password with Coach Patil 1st Place

Mystery Architecture with Coach Smart 2nd Place

Metric Mastery with Coach Patil 2nd Place

Junk Cars with Coach Wu 2nd Place

We entered 8 out of 12 events available. I’m so proud of all the coaches and kids. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Too much screen time? Tips to help parents

1. Get back to what you did before phones and spend time playing games with your kids.

2. Spend dinnertime talking.

3. Drop everything that you are doing when your kids get home from school to TALK to them.

4. Make dinner without having the TV on, the phone close by, or the tablet tuned into something.

5. Use any ‘car time’ to talk to your kids

6. Have your kids do chores: Responsibilities increase their self-worth.

“To develop a high self-esteem a person needs a purpose. A key component to high self-esteem relies on how you view yourself regarding contribution. In other words, in the child development process, chores are a big role in a kid’s self-esteem.” ~Impact Parenting.coms

7. Be sure that your child is getting enough sleep.

8. Tell you kids to "GO PLAY OUTSIDE!"

Screenagers: The Movie

Hawthorn District 73 Social Workers, in conjunction with the other D128 feeder school districts (Libertyville, Oak Grove and St. Joe’s), would like to invite you to a PARENT ONLY viewing of the highly acclaimed documentary film, “Screenagers."

This is a candid film about what it is like to grow up in the digital age. This film is an important piece of work that highlights for parents the impact of the digital age on children, their developing brain, and how parents can help minimize harmful effects and find a healthy balance of screen time to non-screen time for our children.

Date: February 20th

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Copeland Manor gym

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP through the link below.

PTO Needs your help!

The Winter Scholastic Book Fair will take place February 16-23. We are looking for parent volunteers to help students create wishlists and fill student orders. Please use the link below to sign-up for 1-hour time slots. Thank you in advance for your help.