Hometown School Newsletter

November 1st, 2021

Bencik's Buzz

There is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, November 2nd!

As the weather is changing, please remember to send your children with coats and hats. We will be going out for recess if the weather is 32 degrees or above.

The students really enjoyed the festivities on Friday. We hope you enjoyed the special edition with pictures of the events. Please take a look at the next event where we will invite a Veteran to lunch. All of the information is attached.

Invite a Veteran to Lunch

We are looking forward to celebrating our Veterans on November 10th. Please review the attached flyer for details. The flyer was sent last week in the backpack.

Feed Six

Helping others is what Hometown loves to do! Please consider donating and signing up to work the Feed Six project. The flyer is attached.

Lost and Found

As we see students bringing extra clothes with them to stay warm, we are also seeing our lost and found grow. If your child has lost a jacket or sweatshirt, please reach out to have us check the lost and found. We do have some lunch bags that are in the lost and found. Adding your child's name to the bag can help it be returned to the individual.

Water bottles and Masks

Please add your child's name to the water bottle that is sent. Please make sure your child has extra masks with them for the day. Also, we will not be supplying water bottles to students moving forward. If your child would like to bring a water bottle from home they may do so. Our water fountains are up and running and they can refill their bottles.

Tacos and Trivia

The Tacos and Trivia event will take place on November 12th. Tickets are $25.00 a person or a table of 10 is $250. Please use the links to sign up.



Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Brenda Sweetser

Meet Our Staff

Every week we will shine a spotlight on one of our own amazing staff members. Meet Mrs. Brenda Sweetser!

How long and what grades have you taught?

This is my 13th year teaching. I taught third grade at Hannum School for 10 years. I quit when I had my second child and stayed home for several years. I returned to our district three years ago. I taught kindergarten my first year here at Hometown. Then I moved up last year to first grade and I am currently still in first grade.

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

My family is working on hitting all 50 states by the time I turn 50. I have a love for traveling and have been lucky enough to hit almost all 50 in my lifetime. Now I want to share that love with my kids. We are currently at 26 states and counting.

What is the best thing about working at Hometown?

I love that we are an inclusive school that houses the CASE program. The highlight of my week is when the CASE kiddos bring me my coffee on their cart. To see our students interacting together is the most amazing sight. We are teaching our students that everyone is special and unique.

What is your favorite food?

Donuts!! We are a donut loving family who prides themselves on finding the best of the best in every city we go to. Red Velvet is my favorite donut of all time!

Who is someone you admire and why?

I admire my husband. He has worked so very hard these last years so that I could stay home. It was not easy, but he never complained. He worked long hours and late nights. When he did have a free moment, he gave up it all to coach our kids in every sport possible. He is the kindest, most patient person in the world and makes us all laugh! He's a giant child!

If you see Mrs. Sweetser around our school make sure you say hello!!!

Girl Scouts

If you are interested in joining girl scouts, please see the attached flyer for the event on November 4th.