students reading

All Students Read Together on Read Across America Day

In celebration of Read Across America Day, all students at Townline and the School of Dual Language dropped everything and read for half an hour beginning at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, March 6. For the kindergarten and first grade classrooms, fourth and fifth grade students read to the students. Read Across America Day is an annual observance inaugurated by the NEA (National Education Association). It is held in recognition of Dr Seuss’ birthday.

Volunteers Needed!

Dear Townline Parents,

Volunteers are greatly needed for both the book fair and Art Adventure.  Please click the links below to volunteer.  No experience is necessary!

Book Fair

Art Adventure

Thank you for all you do to help make these events possible for our students!

Warm regards,


Dr. Haack

sick child

Sick Day Guidelines

To help prevent the spread of illness, the Lake County Health Department provides guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school. Sometimes it can be challenging to make the right choice.

Science Olympiad Students

Students Earn Awards at Science Olympiad

Townline students did an amazing job at the Elementary Science Olympiad Regional that was held at Hawthorn Middle School South on Saturday.

Crimebusters – 1st place
Fossil Frenzy – 3rd place
Trajectory – 4th place
Wild Weather – 4th place

Congratulations to the students, coaches and volunteers!

News From Dr. Haack

Hello Townline Families,

Here are a few time sensitive updates for the upcoming weeks!

Early Release Day

Tomorrow, February 6 is an early release day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:20 pm. If your child’s transportation plan changes due to the early release, please contact the office via phone, email or note.

Wear Red Day

Students are encouraged to wear red on Friday, February 7 for the American Heart Association.  Please check out the flyer here for more information about how you can support the Kids Heart Challenge.

Yearbook Sales Final Round

This is your last chance to order a yearbook for your child.  Yearbooks are $14. Check out the flyer here.  All orders need to be in by Friday, February 7.  

Family Bingo Night

Family Bingo Night is scheduled for February 21.  Here is the flyer with the details.  Look for a paper copy coming home in your child’s backpack this week. 

Dates to Remember

Thursday, February 6: Early Release at 12:20 pm

Thursday, February 6: Science Olympiad competition at 6:00 pm

Friday, February 7: Yearbook orders are due

Friday, February 7: Wear red day

Monday, February 17: No School

Friday, February 21: Family Bingo Night/Book Fair at 6:30 pm

Thursday, February 27: Parent Teacher Conferences PM (Regular attendance day)

Friday, February 28: No School (Parent Teacher Conferences)

Monday, March 2: No School

Warm regards,

Dr. Haack

students in a classroom

Steps in a Process

Students in Mrs. Sabin’s second grade class at Townline Elementary learned about the steps and process needed to make candy canes.

A Letter from Dr. Haack

Dear Townline families,

I hope you are enjoying the milder weather and sunshine.  Here are a few updates!

Early Release Day

This Thursday, February 6, is an early release day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:20 pm. If your child’s transportation plan changes due to the early release, please contact the office via phone, email or note.

Help Needed

The physical education department is looking for helpers for our upcoming climbing and gymnastics unit.  Please check out the sign-up here

Assessment Reports

In case you missed it, mid year assessment reports have been added to the parent portal in PowerSchool.  Please click these instructions (English or Spanish) to learn how to access your child’s assessment reports via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of your child’s assessment reports, please contact our office at 847.990.4901.

BINGO night

In conjunction with the Hawthorn PTO book fair, Townline and Dual Language will be hosting a bingo night.  Please join us for games, fun and prizes. The event will be February 21 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the west gym. 

Girls on the Run

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls!  Girls on the Run sign up is underway.  Please click here for more information about the program and how to sign your daughter up.

The 2020 Variety Show

Here’s your child’s chance to be a star! The Hawthorn PTO Variety Show is a talent show comprised of dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, gymnastics routines, comedy routines, magic,  and much more. The sky’s the limit! Please encourage your child to come and share their talent with friends and family. Sign up on the PTO website by February 24.

Dates to Remember

Thursday, February 6: Early Release at 12:20 pm

Thursday, February 6: Science Olympiad competition at 6:00 pm

Monday, February 17: No School

Friday, February 21: Family Bingo Night/Book Fair at 6:30 pm

Thursday, February 27: Parent Teacher Conferences PM (Regular attendance day)

Friday, February 28: No School (Parent Teacher Conferences)

Monday, March 2: No School

Warm regards,

Dr. Jennifer Haack

teachers, staff and family members packaging food

Teamwork to Help the Needy

About 45 Townline Elementary teachers, staff and their families packed food at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville on Tuesday evening. Working in teams, they measured amounts and assembled packages to help the needy in distant countries around the world.

students in spelling bee

Spelling Bee Tests Students’ Skills

At Friday’s spelling bee at Townline Elementary, 12 fourth and fifth grade students carefully spelled tricky words such as sniffle, scattering and generation. By the twelfth round, they were down to two students. Prarthana S. won by spelling the word “assembly” correctly. The runner up was Rithvika S. Congratulations to all the students. It was clear that they all studied hard. Prarthana will go on to represent her school at the sectional competition in Deerfield in February.