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Students collecting items for food drive

Food Drive Gives Back to the Community

Fourth and fifth grade students who volunteered to be part of the Project Change program enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the community. Early in the morning of December 5, approximately 50 students went from floor to floor at Townline and the School of Dual Language, collecting boxes of nonperishable food items and supplies, such as toothpaste and pancake mix, from approximately 38 classrooms. They piled the items into a truck bound for the Sharing Hands Food Pantry. The items will go to community members in need. Many thanks to all the families at both schools that provided items for the food drive, which began in mid-November.

Students in habitats

Students Learn About Animal Habitats through Habitat Extravaganza

Habitat Extravaganza was a great success for the second graders at Townline Elementary.  What a great turnout of parents! Guests enjoyed entering three habitats: Mrs. Sabin’s room was the ocean habitat,  Mrs. Hughes’ room was the grasslands, and Mrs. Bolender’s room was the tropical rainforest.  Students made animal masks and read their scripts (on the back of their masks) to parents as they walked past.  Their scripts described how the habitats met the needs of their animals, fun facts about their animals, and fun facts about their habitats.  Students helped to decorate their rooms to show their unique habitat environments.  Before the parents arrived, all three classes toured each other’s habitat.  They then came back to their rooms to reflect on the different habitats and their unique climate, plants, and animals.  The classes discussed the diversity of animals in each habitat and how each habitat meets the needs of its animals.  

Roller Skates

TL & DL Fall Skating Party

Come join in the fun at the Mundelein Roller Rink on Friday, November 8th from 6:30-8:00 pm.

The cost is $7 per student and will be paid at the door. No reservations required! Cost covers admission and skate/blade rental.

students with instruments

Instrument Trials

Fourth grade students at Townline and the School of Dual Language were excited to try out different instruments on Friday.

children painting

Studying the Colors of the Rainbow

First grade students at Townline focused on the colors of the rainbow as they experimented with watercoloring on Friday.

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.

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.

Author Talks with Students

Author Talks About the Power of Reading

Children’s book author Sherri Duskey Rinker talked about the magical power of reading when she visited Townline Elementary/School of Dual Language on Monday. Presenting to all first grade students at the schools, she talked about how her grandmother inspired her to read, and how reading to her children inspired her to write children’s books. Her published books include “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” and “Tiny and the Big Dig”.

students in jerseys

Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser

Students wore jerseys to school on Thursday in connection with Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language’s participation in Pasta for Pennies.  This fundraiser is raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest nonprofit fighting blood cancer. Each day has a particular theme, from pajama day to superhero day, in which students can dress up and have fun.  The classroom that raises the most money will receive a free Olive Garden pasta party.  The classroom winner will be announced on Friday, March 22.

students in jerseys