An Update Letter from Dr. Haack

Dear Townline Families,

Happy Friday!  I hope you are staying warm.  Here are a few updates from Townline!

Online Report Cards are coming

As you may know, Hawthorn Middle School South and Hawthorn Middle School North no longer generate paper copies of student report cards. Instead, they share report cards with families electronically. In an effort to better streamline our communication with all district families, we are working to make this same transition at the elementary level. 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 March 19th, we will 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. We are looking forward to providing you with easy access to your child’s progress reports via electronic reporting!

Reminders for car pick up:

  • Please pull as far up as possible in order for us to load as many students as possible at a time.

  • Please encourage your child to learn to buckle themselves in.  When parents get out of the vehicle in line to buckle students in, it slows down the dismissal process.

  • If you have not already done so, please write your child’s first name and grade level with permanent marker on your orange sign.  This will help speed up the collection of names.

  • With the cold and snowy weather, we anticipate more students being picked up via car.  As a result our car line will be longer and could take longer. We thank you in advance for your patience.

5Essentials Survey

It is not too late to take the parent 5Essentials Survey. You feedback matters and this is one way for you to provide feedback.  Thank you to all of families who have completed the 5Essentials survey. If you have not already done so, we would love to hear what you think through the completion of the survey.

If you would like to take the survey, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ and select Parent Survey.

  2. Select the language to complete the survey (English or Spanish are available)

  3. Enter email address (optional), county of your child’s school (Lake), and school name (Hawthorn Townline).

  4. Be sure to  click Submit Survey at the end.

Summer programs

Are you looking into what your children will do over the summer?  Online registration for Hawthorn Enrichment Institute will begin on February 1st.

More information about the summer programs offered and registration can be found at:

http://www.hawthorn73.org/summer-programs/hawthorn-enrichment-institute/

Dates to Remember

January 30: Townline Science Olympiad Event (6:00 p.m.)

January 31: TL/DL Orchestra Concert (7:00 p.m.)

February 1: HEI registration opens

February 1: PTO Boys Night Out (MSS-6:30-7:30 p.m.)

February 5: Incoming Kindergarten Information Night (7:00 p.m.)

February 7: Early Release (12:20 dismissal)

February 14: Classroom Valentine’s Parties

Warm Regards,

Dr. Haack

Students move from station to station.

Townline Holds a Book Tasting

Third-grade  classrooms at Townline Elementary attended a tasting event last week. But rather than tasting food, the students tasted a wide variety of books. The goal was for students to sample different genres (such as science fiction, biography, and fantasy) they were less familiar with to expand their reading horizons. Cook Memorial Public Library, Aspen Drive Library and Townline Elementary’s library provided the books. Students moved from one station to the next, learning about the genres from staff and volunteers.

Survey logo

Take the 5Essentials Parent Survey

Students, parents and teachers across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the seventh annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey between now and Feb. 15.  The survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your student’s school and gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes. Additionally, Hawthorn District 73 has chosen to provide the optional Parent Supplemental survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your student’s school and guide improvement. To take the survey, please visit the 5Essentials Survey webpage and select the appropriate survey to begin.

Survey logo

Take the 5Essentials Parent Survey

Students, parents and teachers across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the seventh annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey between now and Feb. 15.  The survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your student’s school and gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes. Additionally, Hawthorn District 73 has chosen to provide the optional Parent Supplemental survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your student’s school and guide improvement. To take the survey, please visit the 5Essentials Survey webpage and select the appropriate survey to begin.

Students draw their traditions

Gallery Walk Explores Diverse Traditions

In Mrs. Hughes’ second grade social studies class, students drew pictures related to their cultures and traditions. Next, the students went on a “gallery walk” to view everyone’s drawings. Students discussed what they had seen. Many noted the similarities and differences between the cultural backgrounds of everyone in the class.

 

Students in art class

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute Registration Begins Feb. 1

Hawthorn is excited to bring another year of summer programming designed to expand the education horizon for our students. We are offering many new types of project based learning courses and opportunities in the areas of core academics, the arts and athletics. The program, open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students, will take place at Townline Elementary, 810 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills.

  • Session 1 (grades 1 – 8) July 8 – July 19 Fee: $280
  • Session 2 (grades 1 – 8) July 22 – August 2 Fee: $280
  • Kindergarten dates: July 8 – August 2 Fee: $560.00
  • Hours: 7:55 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
  • Hawthorn will be offering before care in the Townline cafeteria from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Cost: $100 per session

For more information and to view the course descriptions in English and Spanish, visit the HEI page of our website. If you have questions, please call: 847-489-5598 or email: HEI@hawthorn73.org.

Students singing

Eagle Chorus Performs at Globetrotters Game

The Dual Language/Townline Eagle Chorus was invited to sing the National Anthem at the Harlem Globetrotters game at the Allstate Arena during winter break. The students had the opportunity to meet the Globetrotters. A special thank you to parents for their support in transporting the chorus to the performance.

 

Orchestra Sounds Great

The Townline/Dual Language fifth grade orchestra is sounding great!

 

Children singing

Sing Along is Delightful

Kindergarten through second graders gave a delightful performance at the Townline Elementary/School of Dual Language Sing Along on Dec. 20. Thank you to Mrs. Schaefges and Mrs. Grubb for this wonderful event.

We Will Rock You

The fifth-grade Townline/Dual Language band is rocking with the Queen song “We Will Rock You.”