Hometown School Newsletter
September 21, 2021
We met with the student focus group for the library renovations this week. Their library wish list has many great additions to the space. We look forward to engaging parents and staff members within the next few weeks. More information about dates will be coming out. If you are still interested please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to the families that have already volunteered.
Hometown is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Our students are completing different activities that highlight the Hispanic culture. Students will continue to listen to facts of the day during announcements, understand their classmates perspective of the culture, and read about the culture through picture books.
We are also looking forward to seeing all of the fathers and their daughters at the Masquerade Ball on Friday evening in our gym from 6-8pm.
You can find an official copy of your child’s MAP Growth Report under the “Portfolio” tab. Simply LOGIN to SkywardFamily Access, then click PORTFOLIO > LATEST NWEA MAP REPORT
If you have any questions, please contact your school’s main office for additional assistance.
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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Loretta Kelly
Meet Our Staff
Welcome to Hometown, Mrs. Kelly!
How long and what grades have you taught?
have taught for 12 years total. My first year, I taught 7th grade Language Arts and Science at AAA Academy in Posen, IL.
For the last 11 years, I taught at Seal School in Romeoville, Il. The first three years, I was the lead teacher for the Guided and Assisted Middle School classroom.
For the last eight years, I was the Reading Specialist for grades K-12.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
If I could travel anywhere, I would go to Ireland because my ancestors emigrated from there. Additionally, I have heard a multitude of great stories from many who have travelled there. Finally, my in-laws originated from Ireland and emigrated from there to the United States in the late 1950s.
What is the best thing about working at Hometown?
There are so many great things that I love about working at Hometown Elementary! However, the first thing that came to mind is the continued support from all staff at Hometown. It is truly appreciated!
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is anything sweet! I love to bake.
Who is someone you admire and why?
I admire Dr. Meg Carroll, who is a professor at Saint Xavier University. Dr.Carroll served as my professor for several of the special education courses I took while studying for my LBS1 and Master of Arts in Reading. Additionally, she was my unofficial advisor and I am most grateful to her for her advice and wisdom, as well as her amazing teaching strategies.
If you see Mrs. Kelly around our school make sure you say hello!!!
Run for 6K
This past Saturday, Oak Lawn Hometown School District participated in their 5th World VIsion 6K walk/run. This event raises money for children in third world countries. It provides them with things like access to clean water, nutritious food, basic medical care and the chance to go to school. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible.