Here are pictures from our January 12th, Second Step All School Assembly. Students enjoyed the activities and the message of Giving is Living!
Fourth and fifth graders at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language received a special treat on January 11. World-renowned children’s book author Ann M. Martin spoke with them about the many books she has written. Librarian Cathy Gross asked her a series of questions about her writing and what inspired her to become an author. The students also asked questions. Ms. Martin is known for “The Baby-Sitters Club” series and other books for children and young adults.
Por favor si pueden colectar libros para Bernie’s Book Bank!
Dual Language’s Project Change is sponsoring Bernie’s Book Bank. We are collecting new and gently used books from January 8- January 16th! All book donations will help children in need of books. Students can bring any donations to the middle stairwell. A Bernie’s Book Bank box will be there to place all book donations. We greatly appreciate your support!!
Authentic Spanish books can be hard to find on a local level, but offer a special treat for students. Unlike books that have been translated from English into Spanish, Spanish literature written by Spanish and Latin American authors provides students with a layer of cultural authenticity and insight into Spanish culture, traditions and history.
This is why third-grade teacher Laura Rodriguez was so excited to purchase books during her recent visit to Mexico. She and several classmates at a local university were traveling to an international book fair in Guadalajara in connection with a library science course. Mrs. Rodriguez saw the visit to the fair as an opportunity to add more authentic Spanish literature to the School of Dual Language’s library, which lacks books in this category. Principal James Tohme provided her with a budget and librarian Cathy Gross gave her a list of the kinds of books that were most needed.
Mrs. Rodriguez purchased 70 to 80 books appropriate for a wide range of ages and reading levels. Her classmates carried some of the books in their luggage so Mrs. Rodriguez could avoid paying an extra luggage fee. The books, which represent authors from a variety of countries, are now at the School of Dual Language where they are being catalogued. Once processed, they will be available for students to check out.
“I think the students will learn a lot from the Spanish in these books,” said Dr. Tohme. “Our students will be able to see the authors reflected in themselves.”
¡Este año de Colectar Comida fue otro éxito! ¡GRACIAS por su apoyo y donaciones! Los estudiantes se divertieron mucho el miércoles en la mañana cargando los alimentos y poniendolos en el camión. ¡Estamos super orgullosos y definitivamente tenemos MÁS donaciones este año en comparación al año pasado! Eso es en parte por SU AYUDA y APOYO!
This year’s Food Drive was another success!!! THANK YOU for all your support and donations!!! Students had a lot of fun Wednesday morning loading the food drive donations onto the truck!! Super proud and we definitely had even MORE donations from last year! That’s all because of YOU and your SUPPORT!!!
On Friday, 12/1 Dual Language students and staff celebrated Friendship and how we can share it. Enjoy a slide show of the assembly here:
Classroom doors at the School of Dual Language are doing much more than opening and closing. They are promoting positive messages about friendship. Students in 18 classrooms, from kindergarten through fifth grade, decorated their doors as part of a Social Emotional Learning initiative. Friendship was the theme.
As you know, Hawthorn District 73 schedules drills throughout the year to ensure our schools are prepared for emergencies and other events. This morning a drill took place at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language. While a parent posted on Facebook that this was an actual lockdown, this was only a drill. While we encourage community engagement on our Facebook page, please contact the school prior to posting information about events such as drills to ensure the information on our Facebook page is correct.
Como usted sabe, el Distrito Hawthorn #73 programa simulacros durante el año escolar para asegurar que nuestras escuelas estén preparadas para emergencias y otros eventos. Esta mañana se llevó a cabo un simulacro en la Escuela Elemental Townline y en la Escuela de Lenguaje Dual. Un padre publicó en Facebook que se trataba de un cierre de emergencia real, esto fue solo un simulacro. Nosotros alentamos la participación de la comunidad en nuestra página de Facebook, por favor antes de publicar información sobre eventos, comuníquese con la escuela para garantizar que la información en nuestra página de Facebook sea correcta.