Hometown School Newsletter

September 7, 2021

Bencik's Buzz

I hope each of our families enjoyed the extra day off yesterday. We are "buzzing" with excitement this week. There are so many fun activities taking place in the building. Our book fair is going on throughout the week. We have picture day and game night tomorrow. Also, don't forget about ice cream Friday!

I am also pleased to announce that our school and the middle school will be the first to receive library renovations starting this summer. We will be conducting focus groups of parents, teachers, staff members, and students. If you would like to participate in the focus groups to help design the space, please email me at abencik@d123.org. I groups will take place on September 13th and September 20th. I can't wait to see what we create!

Picture Day

Picture Day will be tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8th. Please see the attached flyer. A hard copy will be coming home in your child's back pack last week.

Busing- Update

After speaking with the bus company this week, we hope to have the route fixed by Thursday. Please have your child at the stop according to the bus time listed in Skyward. We thank you for your patience. The routes in the afternoon have seemed to move to a more normal time frame. We will continue to keep our families updated. A flyer is attached if you know of anyone looking for work.


NO CARS will be allowed in the school parking lots during arrival and dismissal times. Families with parking passes should only use the front lot. Students are expected to report to their designated doors for drop off. Please note we follow all traffic signs and symbols in the community. Please do not park on any yellow painted areas in the community or run the stop signs. Our police officers will begin to issue tickets moving forward. We are trying to keep our students safe.

Quarantining Students

If your child has any signs or symptoms of not feeling well, we encourage you to keep them home and monitor the case. As students are testing positive for covid please notify the school, we are looking at cases individually and contact tracing accordingly. In the event your child will need to quarantine, the school will reach out. Per the guidelines, students will need to quarantine if they are directly exposed without a mask, for more than fifteen minutes within a six foot distance.

PTA Information

Ice Cream Friday - Starting Friday, Sept 3rd (during lunchtime)

Every Friday throughout the school year, the PTA will be selling Vanilla Ice Cream Cups for $1.00 at lunch. Students can bring money in their lunch box or in an envelope marked with their name.

Book Fair - Sept 7th - 9th (during school hours)

Each class will visit the Book Fair with their teacher. If you would like to send money with your child you can send it in an envelope marked "Book Fair" with their name on it.

We are still looking for volunteers to help the children shop. To sign up to volunteer, click the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4eafaa2aa6ff2-fall

Family Game Night - Wed. Sept 8th at 6pm

Come and enjoy a night of games with your family. Bring your favorite game or play one of the games provided. This is a FREE EVENT to all Hometown families. Book Fair will be open for families who would like to shop. To attend, you must RSVP by Tuesday, Sept 7th. Click the link to RSVP: https://forms.gle/QWmkmDvsvZYBV7FR8

If you ever have any questions, please reach out to us on Facebook or at D123HometownPTA@gmail.com

Book Fair

Please see the attached Book Fair Flyer for families. There should be a hard copy in your child's folder. Start saving those coins to purchase a good book to read. Book fair begins this Tuesday and ends on Thursday.

Membership Contest

Please see the flyer for PTA Membership! We would love to have as many as possible join. Popcorn parties are the best! Help your child earn the popcorn party by joining PTA.

Game Night

Please see the flyer to join us for Game night! It is tomorrow, September 8th starting at 6pm!

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Connor Carson

Meet Our Staff

Every week we will shine a spotlight on one of our own amazing staff members. Meet Mr. Carson, our new third grade teacher.

Welcome to Hometown, Mr. Carson!

*How long and what grades have you taught?*

"This will be my third year teaching! I have been a second grade teacher, an academic specialist, and now a third grade teacher! "

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

"If I could travel anywhere, I would probably travel through Europe! I love the idea of backpacking and exploring new cultures and new places."

*What is the best thing about working at Hometown?*

"I have loved the families and staff at Hometown! They have been very welcoming as I have transitioned over and I am excited to continue working with them this year."

*What is your favorite food?*

"My favorite food is cheese pizza. I could probably have it for every meal if I could. (Maybe not breakfast though since I love my coffee too much!)

*Who is someone you admire and why?*

"I admire my mother. She has been an inspirational figure in my life as she cares so much about education and has fostered the love of learning in me."

If you see Mr. Carson around our school, make sure you welcome her to our Hometown team!

Father Daughter Dance

Please see the attached flyer for the Masquerade Ball! Please RSVP by September 17th.

Live Like Abby

Live Like Abby will have a tent at Fall on the Green September 11th and 12th. Please consider attending to support a good cause. All proceeds will be going to research for pediatric brain cancer and two other charities.

5th Annual World Vision 6K

Saturday, September 18th will be our annual 6K Run/Walk at OLHMS. Please see the flyer for details.