Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Spreading Holiday Cheer

The Elementary North After School Choir Club gave a cheerful holiday presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 11th. They sang a number of well-known songs such as “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Chanukah, oh Chanukah” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The presentation was led by Ms. O’Connor, General Music/Vocal Music Director at Middle School North.

“One School, One Book”

Elementary North started its first “One School, One Book” reading program last week. This program encourages reading together at home. On Friday, the school held assemblies to announce what book was selected for all students to read. The book is the “Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.” Fourth-grade teacher Shellie McConnell jumped out of a box […]

Art Adventure at Elementary North

Ms. Reynoso gave an Art Adventure presentation to Ms. Lasko’s kindergarten students. She talked about primary colors and how they make secondary colors when they are mixed together. Students got a chance to mix their own colors using red, blue and yellow finger paint. The Hawthorn PTO’s Art Adventure program is an exploration of the […]

Third Graders Receive Free Dictionaries

On Nov. 6, members of the Rotary Club of Mundelein/Vernon Hills presented third-grade students at Elementary North with their own personal dictionaries. The representatives gave a brief presentation about the important role that dictionaries play. The children were excited to receive such thick books. One student said, “This book is going to make me a […]

Creativity Reigns at Halloween Parade

A procession of ghosts, pirates, princesses, super heroes, witches and other characters marched around Elementary North for the school’s annual Halloween Parade. The students were excited to show off their costumes to all the parents and family members who lined Hawthorn Parkway. With all the colorful costumes, it was clear that the creative spirit was […]