Valentine’s Day Parties

Students had a “lovely” time at the Valentine’s Day parties.  Thank you to all the volunteers and to the PTO for making the parties a success!  We appreciate all you do for the students of Townline!

performance

Students Shine at Concert

The orchestra concert performed by students at Townline, the School of Dual Language and Elementary North on February 7 was fabulous. The fourth and fifth graders showed their music skills.

A Letter from Dr. Haack

Dear Townline Families,

Next week we will have our Kindness Challenge theme days.  You can find the dress up schedule here. We look forward to seeing all of the students “dressed-up” for kindness.

It is not too late to sign up for summer HEI classes.  Click here to learn about the class offerings and registration.

Due to the snow/cold days, school will now be in session on Monday, February 18 and Monday, March 4.  As of now, our “new” last day of school will be Thursday, June 6th.

The Townline PTO is still looking for volunteers to help with the school book fair.  No experience necessary! Please click here to sign up.

Dates to Remember

February 14: Classroom Valentine’s Parties

February 19-22: PTO Book Fair

February 20: Re-scheduled–Incoming Kindergarten Information Night (7:00 pm)

February 21:  PM Conferences

February 22: Conferences (No School)

February 26: Re-scheduled–Science Olympiad Event (6:00pm)

March 1: Teacher Institute Day (No School)

March 5: End of Trimester 2

Warm Regards,

Dr. Haack

 

Tonight’s TL Kindergarten Parent Information Night is Rescheduled

The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning starting tonight at 6 pm and lasting until 6 am tomorrow. Roads are expected to be treacherous tonight. As a result, the Kindergarten Parent Information meeting scheduled for Elementary South/Townline for tonight at 7 pm is cancelled. The Kindergarten Parent Information Night will be rescheduled for Wednesday, February 20 at 7 pm.

Dr. Haack

Townline Receives Grant

Townline Elementary received a donation of $1000 from Exxon Mobil/Bucky’s Mobil for its Science Olympiad/STEM program.

TL Science Olympiad Success!

If you look closely at the picture, you’ll see that EVERY SINGLE KID has a medal!! We had a blast at Middle South on Saturday morning and our team did an outstanding job!
Crimebusters – Allie Johnson & Patty VK – 1st place
Experimental Design – Sam Smart – 2nd place
Junk Cars – Luke Wu & Lynn Li – 2nd place
Mystery Architecture – Sam Smart – 3rd place
Noodle Towers – Heather Swiecicki – 1st place
Ready, Aim, Fire! – Katie Peterson & Amanda Krch – 1st place
Huge shoutout to all the coaches you see listed above! Science Olympiad at Townline wouldn’t exist without these coaches volunteering their time, outside of school hours, to support our students’ interests in science. Clearly their hard work paid off!

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.

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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.