Townline Elementary School

January 2016

Happy New Year!!

Calendar for January:

January 5-8- Kindergarten and 1st grade AIMSweb winter benchmarking

January 11- Dr. Kieffer "No Office" Day: I will be working with students, teaching small groups and interacting with teachers all day. Emails and phone calls will be returned on January 12th.

January 12- Early Release Day with dismissal at 12:20. Students will have lunch.

January 13- PTO Fundraiser at ZOUP from 3:00-8:00PM. 15% of sales comes back to our students.

January 13- EN/DL/TL Orchestra Concert at 7:00PM at Townline

January 14- TL/DL Band Concert at 7:00PM at Townline

January 15- Townline Spirit Day (wear school colors blue and yellow)

January 18- Martin Luther King's Birthday NO SCHOOL

January 19- MAP Testing begins (ask your child's teacher for a specific testing times)

January 22- Middle of Trimester 2

January 25- ACCESS Testing begins for ELL students (English Language Learners)

January 25- 5th grade Principal for a Day essay prompt sent home (due Feb. 8)

January 28- TL Spelling Bee! (9:00-?) **Parents are invited**

January 28- District-wide Incoming Kindergarten Parent Info Night-MS-7:00PM

January 29- Townline Spirit Day for the Superbowl (wear your favorite football jerseys)

Snow Day/Inclement Weather Information

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Early Release Day

Six (6) Early Release Days were approved by the Board of Education allowing teachers to write curriculum, revise assessments and plan their guaranteed and viable curriculum. This time is very valuable for all staff members to engage in worthwhile activities that improve the achievement for ALL students. It's important that teachers be a part of developing curriculum because they know students' needs and have a deep understanding of "What is worth knowing?" This is a critical question to ask that reflects the values, beliefs and high expectations we have for our Hawthorn students. If you have any questions about Early Release Days, please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Kieffer at