Hometown School Newsletter
December 14th, 2021
Our winter break will begin on December 23rd and last through January 6th. We are looking forward to finishing our calendar year with our holiday parties on December 22nd.
If your family is looking for vaccinations, please visit vaccines.gov and type in your zip code to find a clinic near you.
We also have a few dress down days coming up, please see the attached flyer for details.
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 Holiday Craft Night was a hit!
Parent University - CANCELED
Holiday Dress Down Days
Family Fun Pacs
Morning drop off
Shield Parent Portal
Winter Item Collection
Metra Drawing Contest
Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Crystal Strelow
Meet Our Staff: Mrs. Strelow
How long and what grades have you taught?
This is my 21st year at Hometown! I started teaching first grade, and then spent nine years as a Reading Recovery and literacy support teacher. Now I’m back teaching first grade!
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
Greece. Part of my family was originally from Greece and I have always wanted to visit. I would love to see the beautiful beaches and explore the ancient ruins.
What is the best thing about working at Hometown?
The people! The kids and families are always so sweet and our kids work so hard. Our staff is amazing and more like family with how everyone looks out for each other.
What is your favorite food?
Soup! Just about any kind of soup, especially if it’s creamy. It is the perfect comfort food.
Who is someone you admire and why?
My mom! She truly does everything for everyone without us even asking. She is always there for her kids and grandkids and never complains. My mom is the kindest, most giving person I know!
If you see Ms. Strelow around our school, make sure you say hello!!!
We love to check out new beaches, especially at sunset.
Walking around the Botanic Garden during the fall.
Completing the Dunes Challenge Hike in Indiana.