End of the Year Update from Dr. Haack

Hello Townline families,

I hope that you have been enjoying the warmer weather!  Here are some end of the year updates!

Online report cards

In an effort to better streamline our communication with all district families, we are making online report cards available to parents of our elementary school students. Benefits to online report cards include more timely reporting to parents, easy parent access to both current and past report cards, and reduced costs tied to paper and printing. Online report cards are also environmentally friendly! On Thursday, June 6th we will post student report cards in PowerSchool and share instructions for how you may access your child’s report card via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you log into this secure, user-friendly portal, you may easily open and even download your child’s report card. In preparation, you may want to visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public and log into your secure account. If you do not remember your username or password, please click “Forgot username or password?” on the PowerSchool Parent Portal homescreen. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of your child’s report card, please contact our main office at 847.990.4901  and we will print one for you. 


If you have not already done so, please complete your returning student registration through Powerschool.  If you are not returning to Townline next year, please contact our main office at 847.990.4901.

Thank you

Thank you to the many volunteers that helped out on field day and at our grade level picnics.  Your time, energy and support are greatly appreciated.  We are very glad that you are part of our Townline family. 

Lost and Found

It is not too late to claim an item or two from the lost and found.  Lost and found will be available until June 14.  After that it will be donated. Stop by the main office during office hours to search for your lost treasures.

Warm regards,

Dr. Haack

Children playing during Field Day

Field Day is a Blast

Students had a great time playing outdoors last Friday for the annual Townline/School of Dual Language Field Day. Examples of teamwork and good sportsmanship were everywhere as the children played a wide assortment of relay games, tug of war and other fun games.

students performing

Students Give Rich Performances in Dress Rehearsal of “Treasure Island”

The School of Dual Language/Townline Elementary Eagle Chorus presented a dress rehearsal of “Treasure Island” on Thursday morning. The characters came to life as the students performed this musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale of pirates, treasure maps and mutiny.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day, 5/31

We are looking for volunteers to help run our field day stations.  If you are willing to help at a station please sign up for the time that your child will be on the field.  All rules to the games will be provided prior to the day! Thank you so much!

(K, 1st grade, 2nd grade: 9:05-10:50 a.m.)

( 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade: 1:05-2:50 p.m.)

Sign up HERE


Students practicing

Practice Makes Perfect

Townline Elementary kindergarten and first grade students gave wonderful performances at Tuesday night’s open house. That’s because they and their teachers worked many hours on perfecting their musical arrangements. Here they are practicing on Tuesday afternoon.

A Few Reminders for the Week

Hello Townline families,

Here are a few important reminders for this week.

Tonight, May 7, is Open House for all grades at Townline.  The Open House spans from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Please check out the flyer here for specific details about your child’s grade level performance.

It is not too late to RSVP for the district’s cultural fair, La Kermes.  Click here for the flyer. 

This week is staff appreciation week.  Please take a minute to thank the staff who make Townline so great!  

If you have not already done so, please complete registration for next year.  You should have received an email from the district with details.  If you are not planning on attending Townline next school year, please email me at haackj@hawthorn73.org or reply to this email.

I hope you enjoy the day and I hope to see you this evening at Open House!

Warm regards,

Dr. Haack

Girl Running

Girls On the Run (GOTR) Make Blankets

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is raising money to make blankets for children in foster care. Your help is very important! Please donate money by May 17th to your child’s teacher. Even if you bring in a dollar, your help will go a long way.
Your Girls on the Run

Niñas en la carrera (GOTR) está colectando dinero para hacer cobijas para niños de acogida. ¡Su apoyo es muy importante y va a ayudar a mucha gente! Favor de donar su dinero antes del 17 de mayo al maestro de su hijo/a. Aunque sea un dólar, su apoyo ayudará a muchos.
La niñas en la carrera (GOTR)

Townline Open House 5/7

Townline Open House will be on Tuesday, May 7th. Here is the schedule for the evening. We hope to see everyone there!

Arbor Day Presentation

Our 4th graders enjoyed a presentation about Arbor Day.  Thank you to the forestry division of the Vernon Hills Public Works for sharing this important knowledge with our students.

Man presenting video to children
ABC blocks

ABC Countdown!

Dear Parents,

On May 1st, we will begin our ABC Countdown! We have many exciting plans for the next 26 days so please join in the fun! We can’t wait to see the students wearing Black and White for Zebra Day on May 1st!

You can see the entire ABC Countdown Calendar here:

Z5/1Zebra- wear black & white
X5/3X-Tra Snack – pack an extra snack
W5/6Walt Disney – wear Disney 
V5/7Visitor – visit the 1st grade classrooms
U5/8USA- wear red, white & blue, stripes or stars
T5/9Thank You – write thank you letters at school
S5/10Stripes & Sneakers
R5/13Recess – enjoy some extra recess
Q5/14Quiet- complete a challenge without using your voice
O5/16Outside – enjoy some fun outside
M5/20Music – listen to our favorite songs during the day
L5/21Lights Out 
K5/22Kindness- show random acts of kindness
J5/23Jersey- wear your favorite sports team jersey
H5/28Hat – wear a hat to school
G5/29Game- play games at school
F5/30Friendship Day- make a new friend today! 
C6/4Crazy Socks – wear crazy socks
B6/5Book & Blanket – bring your favorite book & a blanket to lay on
A6/6Autographs & Adios!!