Zoom screen showing Dr. Haack

Families Enjoy a Night of Hawaiian Flair at Virtual Winter Luaus

Students and their families learned all about Hawaii during Virtual Winter Luau events at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language on Monday evening. They learned about the history and culture of the Aloha State. A highlight of the night was a hula dancing lesson. Students wore colorful leis they had received during the last student supply pick up and danced along with a video. Everyone had great fun. The schools are planning another fun event in February. 

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Encore Spirit Wear Sale

Back by popular demand, the Hawthorn PTO is offering an encore Spirit Wear Sale that goes from now until Sunday, Nov. 22. For more information, visit this website. If you have questions, please send an email to: spiritwear@hawthorn73.org.


Large Demand for Books Makes Librarians Smile

Under their masks, Library Assistant Pam Heidner and Library Media Specialist Cathy Gross are smiling. They are happy because in just four days they received 300 requests from Dual Language and Townline students to check out library books for the next Supply Bag Pick Up on Oct. 29. The deadline to request books to be included in this pick up is Oct. 22.

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4th Grade Band & Orchestra Orientation Night – October 12th

 We look forward to seeing you at Band Orientation Night!  This is an event for students and parents to attend together.  At 7:00 pm click on the link for your student’s school.  At 7:30 pm click on the link for your student’s instrument.  You will need your instrument for the 7:30 meeting, but please do not assemble your instrument until you are asked to do so.   

Townline & Dual Language Band
Aspen & Elementary South Band & Orchestra
Elementary North Band
Townline/Dual Language/Elementary North Orchestra
7:30Band Instruments
TL, DL, and Elem. North Percussion
Aspen & Elementary South Percussion
7:30Orchestra Instruments
North Violin/Viola
Aspen & Elementary South Violin/Viola
Catherine Gross

Media Specialist Joins Monarch Award Committee

Catherine Gross, the Townline and Dual Language Library Media Specialist, was invited to be on the Monarch Award Committee. The Monarch Awards are Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Awards, established to help kindergarten through third grade readers become familiar with books, illustrators and authors; encourage children to read critically; and to develop a statewide awareness of outstanding literature for children. She is excited to be a part of choosing and highlighting quality literature for this three-year term.

Mrs. Sabin's Online Class

A Great Morning Meeting

Although virtual, Mrs. Sabin’s second grade classroom at Townline Elementary contains the same elements and upbeat energy as her in-person classes. She started her morning meeting by taking attendance. She and her students recited the Pledge of Allegiance. After a brain break in which students danced to an exercise routine, she launched into a math lesson. Students volunteered to answer questions, and were excited to show what they knew.

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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.

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.

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.

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.