Hometown School Newsletter

September 14, 2021

Bencik's Buzz

As we see the daylight getting shorter, we hope your families are in a routine and the summer activities are winding down. There are some great activities planned for the remainder of September. I hope to see many of you at the 6K at OLHMS this Saturday. This is a great way to support the less fortunate.

As I watch your children interacting with one another in their classrooms, their eagerness to learn comes with them everyday. Please remember that being on time and present everyday helps your children succeed. If you are having trouble getting our scholars to school each day, reach out and we will work with your family.

Busing- Update

We believe we have the routes worked out for them to be on time or close to on time. If you are still experiencing problems please email at abencik@d123.org. The attached flyer is for anyone looking for work.

Title One Parent Compact

Below is the Title One Parent Compact, which is our commitment to each family. We will be sending a paper copy home for your family to review, sign, and return to your homeroom teacher. If you have questions, please reach out.

Cheesecake orders

Students will be coming home with a fundraiser for cheesecakes. Orders are due to the office on Wednesday, October 5th. Orders will be picked up on Wednesday, October 26th. If you have questions, please call the office.

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 - (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.

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

Membership Contest

Which grade level will win the popcorn party? We are looking forward to announcing the winner soon! If you did not sign up for PTA, please reach out.

Party Money

Please submit your party money to the homeroom teacher for our three parties for the year. Please see the flyer below.

Spirit Wear

Spirit wear is here! Select the different styles for spirt wear days. The flyer is attached. Orders are due September 26th.

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Maricela Guzman

Meet Our Staff

Every week we will shine a spotlight on one of our own amazing staff members. Meet Ms. Guzman, our new English Language (EL) teacher.

Welcome to Hometown, Ms. Guzman!

How long and what grades have you taught?

This will be my third year as an EL (English Learners) teacher and my first year at Hometown.

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

I would travel to Norway and see the Northern Lights.

What is the best thing about working at Hometown?

This is my first year at Hometown and the students, families and staff are so friendly. I am happy to be here.

What is your favorite food?

I love tacos.

Who is someone you admire and why?

My parents, they taught me to enjoy life and work for what I want.

If you see Ms. Guzman around our school make sure you say hello!!!

Father Daughter Dance

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

5th Annual World Vision 6K

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