PTO Family Fun & Fitness Night Friday Jan 25

PTO Family Fun & Fitness Night *FundraiserFri Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm
Come out & join us for a Fun Family Fitness Night at Townline Elementary School – Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm (doors open @ 6 pm).
100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to the PTO! 

This event is open to all families & schools (k thru 8), the minimum age is 5 to participate. $5 per person (with advance registration), $10 at the door. $20 max per family. Please register through the PTO Store: 

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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.

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Hawthorn Enrichment Institute Registration Begins Feb. 1

Hawthorn is excited to bring another year of summer programming designed to expand the education horizon for our students. We are offering many new types of project based learning courses and opportunities in the areas of core academics, the arts and athletics. The program, open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students, will take place at Townline Elementary, 810 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills. 

  • Session 1 (grades 1 – 8) July 8 – July 19 Fee: $280
  • Session 2 (grades 1 – 8) July 22 – August 2 Fee: $280
  • Kindergarten dates: July 8 – August 2 Fee: $560.00
  • Hours: 7:55 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
  • Hawthorn will be offering before care in the Townline cafeteria from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Cost: $100 per session

For more information and to view the course descriptions in English and Spanish, visit the HEI page of our website. If you have questions, please call: 847-489-5598 or email:

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Welcome Back Students

Elementary North welcomed back students on January 7. Lots of smiling faces as teachers greeted their students and resumed their classroom routines.

Mrs. Waggoner’s December Newsletter

December, 2018

Dear Families,

    We hope this email finds you well.  We wanted to take an opportunity to inform you of a few odds and ends as we are approaching Winter Break.  

One School, One Book

The staff and students at Elementary North have been having a BLAST with our first ever One School, One Book experience.  Thank you for sending in your selfies of you and/or your child(ren) reading each night!  We also hope you have enjoyed reading along with new staff members each night with the videos Mrs. Karolczak has been posting on her library website.  Click here to visit the website!  This Thursday we will be having our all-school end of book assembly to celebrate and culminate this enriching experience.  

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Please take a moment to complete the parent portion of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.  Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at our school and guide improvement. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.  We thank you very much for your time and feedback.  Also, this year, students in grades 4 and 5 will be participating in the student portion of the 5Essentials.  This will occur the week of January 28th here at school.  More information will be coming specifically to parents of 4th and 5th graders at a later date.

Please visit to take the parent survey. 

Morning Car Line Drop-Off

Please remember that morning supervision begins at 8:15 a.m.  Students then have the option to go to the playground, breakfast in the cafeteria, or to our morning reading club called “Bookworms”.  Please note that the car line is open from 8:15-8:35 a.m.  After 8:35, you will be required to park and walk your child in the main doors.

The tardy bell rings at 8:40 a.m.

Change of Transportation

If you need to change your child’s transportation for the day, you must notify the office staff before 2:00 p.m. if the change is to occur that day.  If someone other than a parent is picking up, they must come in the office to show I.D. 

Office Phone Number:  847-990-4500

Office Attendance Email:

Important Dates

Thursday, December 20th – One School, One Book Assembly

Thursday, December 20th – Last day before Winter Break

Thursday, December 20th – December SOAR Awards with Principal and Assistant Principal

Friday, December 21st – January 4th, 2019 – No School for all students – Winter Break

Monday, January 7th – School Resumes 

Monday, January 21st – No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thursday, January 24th – Early Release, Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30th – Midterms go home (not all students will receive one)

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and a happy New Year!  See you in 2019!


Mrs. Waggoner and Mrs. Goldman

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Have a Safe and Happy Winter Break

Winter break runs from Friday December 21 through Sunday January 6.  School resumes Monday, January 7, 2019!  Have a safe and happy winter break!

Students singing

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.