News from District 153
May 5, 2023
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS!
Have You Registered Your Student(s) for the 2023-2024?
Less than one-quarter of our expected student body has registered for next school year. Help us turn the pie chart RED by May 26th! Please register TODAY!
Good Luck, Special Olympics Athletes!
District 153 wishes the best of luck to all the athletes competing in Saturday's Illinois Special Olympics Spring Games in South Holland. We are #153PROUD!!!
Above, athletes from James Hart get a little encouragement from classmates in the form of homemade posters.
Left, Willow School's unified athletes sold popcorn last week to benefit Special Olympics.
Author Previews New Work at Willow School
On May 4th, Mrs. Homrich’s 1st-grade class welcomed author Tracy Watland back to Room 29 at Willow School—welcomed “back” because Watland was once a student in that very classroom! She treated the students to readings of her latest books, including the world premiere of “Abby’s Magic Music: Carried Away” due out in August.
Students' Home Libraries Get a Boost
The bright green trucks from Bernie's Book Bank pulled up to our schools on April 26th to deliver free books for our PreK through 6th-grade students! It’s always so much fun for our students to discover which books are in their bags and to trade books with friends. Thank you, Bernie’s Book Bank!
"Day of the Child" Celebrated
District 153 observed the "Day of the Child" on April 28th with fun, reading-centered fun! Among the activities, Churchill students dressed up like characters in their all-school read, "City Spies," and Willow School preschoolers and their loved ones practiced yoga with Serendipity Yoga and Wellness' Liz Smith.
Flower-ful Fundraisers to Support Your Schools!
Order Now Through May 15
Homewood PTA's Spring Bulb Sale back! 50% of proceeds go to Homewood PTA, and Flower Power Fundraising delivers directly to your home. It's the perfect time to get these bulbs in the ground for summer blooms.
Shop May 15-June 15 to Support Music in Our Schools
Shop Teds Greenhouse Inc in Tinley Park for all of your flowers, veggie and plant needs and a portion of the sales will help support the Homewood Parent Music Association. Please print and share this flyer at checkout.