A Letter From Dr. Haack

Hello Townline families,

Happy Friday!  Thank you for your patience this morning with transportation.  We know that traffic was high due to road closures related to the rain.  It was great to see so many parents at our curriculum night on September 5. Thank you for taking the time to attend.  If you were unable to attend and have questions regarding your child’s school year, please contact your child’s teacher.  The principal’s welcome presentation can be found on the Townline website by clicking here

SAY CHEESE! Picture Day is scheduled for September 19.  Please look for the picture form in your child’s backpack.  We can’t wait to see all of the beautiful smiles!

We are excited to welcome families to our annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, September 20 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the cafeteria/gym area.  This is sure to be an exciting event for the whole family! The night includes entertainment from Tim Hannig that will begin at 7:00 pm, as well as ice cream available for purchase before the show.  Please click here to learn more about the entertainment for the event.

Our first early release day will be Thursday, October 3.  Dismissal will be at 12:20 pm. Please be sure to add this date to your calendar as students will be dismissed early from school!

Please consider adding the following events to your calendar: 

Friday, October 18 at 6:30 – Key to 73 Foundations: Oktoberfest at Viper Alley (This is an adults only event).  For more information, please visit the Foundation website at keyto73foundation.org.

Saturday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m – Hawthorn PTO: Hawthorn Hustle (5K and Fun Run)  Dr. Haack will be running and would love running buddies and cheerleaders! To find out more information, visit the PTO website at hawthornpto.org.

We are finishing up our beginning of the year assessments including MAP testing (2-5) and FASTbridge (K-1).  Reports will be shared with families at the end of September through PowerSchool. More details will follow in how to access those reports once they are available.

Please remember that it is vital that you report your child’s absence if they are not able to attend school by 9:00 am.  You can report the absence by calling our main office at 847.990.4901 or by emailing tl-attend@hawthorn73.org.  

Thank you for your continued support!  As always, if you have compliments, concerns, or questions, I would love to hear from you.

Dates to Remember

September 19: Picture Day

September 20: Ice Cream Social (6:30-8:00 p.m.)

October 3: Early Release (12:20 p.m.)

October 18: Key to 73 Foundation Event at Viper Alley

October 26: PTO Hawthorn Hustle at Century Park

Warm Regards,

Dr. Haack

ice cream cup

Dual Language and Townline Annual Ice Cream Social

Lenguaje Dual & Townline Helad Anual Social

Come join in the fun with ice cream and family entertainment on Sept. 20 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Townline / Dual Language School. Please return your registration form no later than 9/13 so we know you are coming! You can find the form and more information here:

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.

Curriculum Night Presentation

If you were unable to attend, or wish to review the information shared at Townline’s Curriculum Night, you will find the presentation here:

End of the Year Update from Dr. Haack

Hello Townline families,

I hope that you have been enjoying the warmer weather!  Here are some end of the year updates!

Online report cards

In an effort to better streamline our communication with all district families, we are making online report cards available to parents of our elementary school students. 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 Thursday, June 6th we will post student report cards in PowerSchool and 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. 


If you have not already done so, please complete your returning student registration through Powerschool.  If you are not returning to Townline next year, please contact our main office at 847.990.4901.

Thank you

Thank you to the many volunteers that helped out on field day and at our grade level picnics.  Your time, energy and support are greatly appreciated.  We are very glad that you are part of our Townline family. 

Lost and Found

It is not too late to claim an item or two from the lost and found.  Lost and found will be available until June 14.  After that it will be donated. Stop by the main office during office hours to search for your lost treasures.

Warm regards,

Dr. Haack

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.

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.