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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 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!!

A Letter from Dr. Haack

Hello Townline families,

I hope that you are enjoying today’s sunshine.  Here are a few updates:

Our final Art Adventures lessons are taking place soon.  Volunteers are needed. Please sign up below. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Our physical education department will be conducting health lessons soon.  Please click here regarding the important topic that they will be covering. 

Open House is coming up on May 7th.  Please check out this flyer for details about the night including times for grade level performances.  It is sure to be a night you don’t want to miss.

If you are planning to attend school in another district next year, please contact Dr. Haack or Townline’s main office as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly for next year’s class placements.  

The last day of school is currently June 6th (if no more emergency days are used).  This is a full day of attendance.

The time has come where we begin planning for the 2019-2020 school year.  The Townline staff will soon make student placement decisions for next school year. This responsibility is taken very seriously and many factors are considered during the process. Although learning styles, teaching styles, and classroom blends are vital components in the placement of students, the most valuable piece is the wealth of information the teacher brings to the conversation.  Academic achievement needs, as well as an environment that supports a child’s social and emotional well-being are all essential factors in the decision-making process. We will not accept requests for specific teachers.  However, if you have information regarding your child’s academic or social emotional needs that their teacher would not have, please email Dr. Haack directly by May 1st.  

Mrs. Grubb and Mrs. Plohr, our townline music teachers, are looking for artwork for the Open House programs.  We have received many amazing entries. All entries are due by April 26. Please click below for more information about the art contest.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

2nd and 3rd Grade

4th and 5th Grade

Check out this information about La Kermes which will take place on Friday, May 17 at Townline.  It is sure to a great time. 

Dates to Remember

May 7: Townline Open House (6:30-8:00pm)

May 9: Early Release (12:20pm)

May 14: Orchestra Concert (7:00pm)

May 16: TL/DL Spring Choral Musical 

May 17: La Kermes Fun Fair (5:30-7:00pm)

May 21: Band Concert (7:00pm)

May 27: No School

May 31: Field Day 

June 6: Last Day of School

Warm regards,

Dr. Haack

A Letter from TL PE Teachers

In our health curriculum at Hawthorn School District 73 we cover many safety topics including: bike, pedestrian, dangerous objects, internet, fire, water, sun, vehicle passenger, home, public areas, and personal safety.

The week of April 29, 2019, your child will be learning about personal safety. This lesson is part of our school’s health program. The following letter was shared by Dr. Haack and the TL PE team. It details the upcoming PE lessons for our Townline students.