Hometown School Newsletter

April 12th, 2022

Bencik's Buzz

Hometown Families:

Our staff at Hometown would like to wish all celebrating Easter this weekend a blessed holiday. Please remember there is no school on Friday, April 15th and Monday, April 18th.

April Is Autism Awareness Month

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex, lifelong developmental condition that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. The Autism experience is different for everyone. It is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is often referred to as a “spectrum condition” that affects people differently and to varying degrees.

While there is currently no known single cause of Autism, early diagnosis helps a person receive resources that can support the choices and opportunities needed to live fully.

For addition resources please visit autismspeaks.org.

IAR Reminders

As students finish 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!

Spring Pictures

Please remember spring pictures are tomorrow, April 13th. Proofs will come home to you for ordering. If you have not turned in the sibling form, you will NOT get sibling pictures.

*Avoid wearing Green.

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


There is no school on Friday, April 15th and Monday, April 18th.

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.

Summer School

Classes are filling up fast. Please register for the classes as soon as possible.

Respect Week

District 123 will host respect week starting on Tuesday, April 19th. Please see the calendar for details.

Girl Scout Troop

Girl Scout Junior Troop 65512 completed the Agent of Change Badge. Their take on the action project was to explain why it's important to keep our Earth clean. They made posters that will be hung up around our playground and this short video.

Math Carnival Night

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

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:




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 on April 14th starting at 6pm. RSVP's were due on Friday, April 8th. We look forward to seeing everyone who has signed up.

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. Rebecca Hemminger

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

How long and what grades have you taught?

I have taught for 23 years music and chorus! I have one year of experience in high school and 2 years of experience in middle school. So, most of my experience is in elementary school.

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

I would travel to Hawaii again. I have been there twice and just love the perfect climate, gorgeous flowers, and beautiful song birds. Then I would travel to Quebec. That was where my honeymoon was and we also love the culture and history there.

What is the best thing about working at Hometown?

The best thing about working at Hometown is that I get to sing and make music with children every day! I love them so much!

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is pizza and salads of all kinds. I also love Mediterranean food from lamb to tabbouleh and couscous!

Who is someone you admire and why?

Someone I admire is my mom. Even through her trials and handicaps, she is still filled with joy and peace. She has instilled in me perseverance, hope and a strong faith and commitment to God.

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

Special Person's Day

We will be hosting Special Person's Day on April 28th. Please see the attached flyer for more details.