Hometown School Newsletter
May 23, 2023
What a week to celebrate!! Our student performances this past week were a great example hard work and a culmination of the year growing in learning. If you missed the spring concert performed by our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and the Hometown Chorus, please click here to watch the entire show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dtk49WrLD8&t=2s
There will be one more bike parade on Sunday, May 28th. Mayor Finnegan had a great time with the big crowd that came out last weekend. Let's give him a bigger treat with an even bigger crowd! There is also free ice cream at the end of the parade! Please meet in the Mosque parking lot at 6pm.
The Wizard of Oz
Imagine you are swept away to the land of Oz only to be met by a cowardly lion, a tin man, a scarecrow and of course a witch or two. On May 19, Hometown's gym was transformed into the land of Oz. This adorable play is based upon the timeless and exciting L. Frank Baum classic adventure story of young Dorothy, who finds herself lost in the strange and magical Land of Oz.
This was the 19th production of this play performed annually by the second grade. This tradition was started years ago by former teacher Mrs. Mary Matusiak. Every year, the students dedicate this performance in her honor. Students were dressed as munchkins and sang and danced delighting the audience.
From flying monkeys to the melting witch... this performance was an absolute hit. After completing their performances, students were able to sign the yellow brick road...a paper road that has been passed down from generation to generation. Every child who has ever been in this play has signed the road. It is so fun for parents and siblings to return every year and find their names. A piece of history that will never be lost.
A huge thank you to Mrs. Tully, Mrs. Coughlin and Mrs. Strelow for taking time to practice with these students. In the words of Dorothy herself...there is no place like home(town).
Click here to watch the entire performance click the image below or copy and paste this link into your browser.
Please remember that we start school at 8:30am and we end at 3:20pm. We have many families arriving late and picking up their children after school hours. Our learning starts at 8:30 and it is important for our students to not miss instruction.
MAY 30 - D123 Job Fair: Help us Shape Tomorrow's Minds Today
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, as Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 hosts the 2023-24 Job Fair at the District Office (4201 W. 93rd St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453.) This is your chance to join a dedicated team of educators and support staff for the 2023-24 school year. School District 123 is seeking passionate individuals for a variety of roles, including classroom teachers, special educators, paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, educational support staff, and bus drivers. Immediate on-site interviews will be conducted for all positions, with accelerated hiring timelines for select roles. Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to our vibrant learning community. For more information, visit our website at d123.org/join.
New Kindergarten Families
Please join us for our kindergarten orientation on May 24th starting at 6pm. We will have many different opportunities to see the building and meet the teachers.
May Library News
Calling All Kindergarten Families for the 2023-24 School Year
If you will have a child that will turn 5 by September 1st, please begin registration for the upcoming school year. Please register as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have adequate staff for our students.
Use the link to register.
Please register your child for the upcoming school year for Preschool/Kindergarten. The links are provided.
2023-2024 Preschool Registration is now open!
For more information and to start the process please visit:
2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration is now open!
For more information and to start the process please visit:
Dress Down Days
Our last dress down days are listed below. We look forward to spelling out the word HOMETOWN with our different dress.
Kindergarten Documents to Register
Any new kindergarten students will need to register with our district office. All of the documents are listed for easy access to our families. If you are unsure or need more information about registering, please let our office know.
Congratulations to Mrs. Woulfe's fourth grade class for winning the pizza party because they wrote the most amount of cards for our Veterans. Job well done!
Please consider signing up for summer school. There are many different offerings for our students to take advantage of . The flyer is attached. There is also a paper copy.
Future OLHMS 6th Graders!
Future Mustang Families,
We are incredibly excited to welcome our new class of Mustangs for the 2023/2024 school year! If you were able to attend our annual PTSA 5th Grade Open Gym and Parent Evening last week- thank you! We appreciate your time!
If you were unable to attend, please speak with your 5th grade scholar! I am sure they can provide you with some good insight about their soon-to-be new school after taking their visit or meeting their new Principal! Here is the quick video, A Day in the Life at OLHMS that was used during the PTSA 5th Grade Open Gym and Parent Evening.
If you are interested in Spanish for your 6th Grader, please use this LINK to register!Kindly,
Our last event is coming up, Field Day. We are still looking for volunteers. Please sign up to work.
Our last school day is June 2nd. It is a half day of school. Please make sure to pick up your child at 11:30pm.
If you are moving over the summer and will not be returning to Hometown, please fill out the flyer and return it to the office. We would like to be prepared for you with transfer paperwork.
Saying goodbye to our 5th graders
As we approach the end of the year, we are celebrating our 5th grade Hornets. This past weekend, they enjoyed a fun afternoon together playing games and riding some rides at Hollywood Park and today they are having a field trip at the NaperSettlement. We will miss these amazing kiddos.
Teacher Spotlight: Five Fun Facts About Your Principal
Five Fun Facts about Dr. Bencik
1. I am the oldest in my family and have a brother and a sister
2. I have been to 15 different states in the US.
3. My favorite snack is popcorn.
4. My favorite season is summer because of the sun and I love the warm weather.
5. I have a dog named Bauer. He is a lab mix.