Upcoming Events

Schools have scheduled a host of events for parents and students in the upcoming weeks. Click here for details on everything from about parent information night to kindergarten play dates.

Townline Elementary School News

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 18 – Kindergarten/New Parent Information Night (Parents Only Please)
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, August 20 – Kindergarten Play Date
  • 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 25 – Get Acquainted Day
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 1 – Grades K-2 Curriculum Night
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, September 3 – Grades 3-5 Curriculum Night
  • 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 4 – Family Night Ice Cream Social


A Virtual Tour of Townline

Kindergarten Approved Snack List

Welcome to the 2015/16 school year!  In order to keep our students safe and address the needs of students with life-threatening allergies, the district has approved a “Kindergarten Snack List”.  The following items are allowed for snacks in classrooms:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh Veggies
  • Cheese Stick
  • Goldfish (in the original packaging)
  • Pretzels (in the original packaging)

Please be sure that Goldfish and pretzels are in original manufacturer’s packaging.  Some companies make look-a-like Goldfish and some pretzels may not be nut-free.  Keeping Goldfish and pretzels in their original packaging allows staff to make sure they are safe for eating in the classroom.

Thank you for keeping our students safe!  Here is this information for your refrigerator, and easy reference.

Kindergarten Approved Snack List

Dear Parents,

PowerSchool conducted an update to the system this week. A result of this was the release of information to the app many of you have downloaded. Please reserve your questions about PowerSchool until after the Residency Event as the information released may not be accurate. You will receive a paper confirmation on your child’s class assignment and transportation information at the Residency Event.

Thank you,
Nick Brown
Hawthorn Dist. 73

Before/After School Care Nears Capacity

The Vernon Hills Park District opened registration for the new Hawthorn Afterschool Program (HAP).  It is nearing capacity at some schools for the students in Grades Kindergarten through Six. Based on demand, sixth graders are invited to participate in the program.

Parents may register at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 Aspen Drive, or online at www.vhparkdistrict.org.

Earlier this year, the Hawthorn Board of Education approved the Vernon Hills Park District as its  before and after school child care provider for district children. Starting this fall, the Vernon Hills Park District (“Park District”) will assume operation of the program.

The following fees have been established for the Park District before and after school care program which is offered to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Snacks are included.

  • Mornings: $7.50 per day; $37.50 per week
  • Afternoons: $14.50 per day; $72.50 per week
  • $20 per day for early dismissal days
  • Non-Attendance Full Day Program: $35 per day
Questions and Answers about HAP can be found by clicking here. For further questions about the program please contact Katrina Weyland, recreation supervisor, at 847-996-6805 or katrinaw@vhparkdistrict.org.

Project Change is a Huge Success!

Townline’s Project Change is proud to announce we raised $782.00 for the BioSand Water Filters Fundraiser!  That money helps buy 2.5 filters for our friends in Africa!!!  Project Change students worked very hard organizing and promoting this great cause!  Last Friday, we were able to witness our little incentive of taping our principal to the school’s outside wall.  Every dollar represented a piece of tape that held our principal above a dirty pool of water.  Students were very excited to see our principal stay taped to the wall and not fall in because they were able to raise so much money!!  Thanks for all your support and enjoy some fun pictures from Friday’s event!

Principal for the Day – Ayesh C.

Dr. Kieffer turned her official duties over to Principal for the Day Ayesh C.  Dressed for success, Ayesh prepared and presented awards throughout the school today.  When asked what he enjoyed the most about the job, Principal C. stated that he liked the work itself.


Principal Awards Are Shared

Principal for the Day, Ayesh C. presented Principal Awards throughout the school today.  Mrs. Marra and Mrs. Hayes’ classroom had multiple winners.  Congratulations to Gustavo and Michael for being two of the worthy recipients.


Project Change Fundraiser Extended to June 4th! All Spare Change Accepted

The TL Project Change fundraiser has been extended.  Students are encouraged to drop their spare change into the collection jars in their classroom. We are raising money to buy filters so the people in Guinea, West Africa have access to clean water. In order to help them we are going to raise money from May 11th-June 4th. Each filter provides clean water to 10 people for 10 years, at a cost of $30 per person.

In addition to raising money to help the people in Africa, we are also trying to ‘save’ Dr. Kieffer!! Every dollar we raise represents a piece of tape that we’ll use to ‘save’ Dr. Kieffer from falling into the pool of dirty water. On June 5th, during field day, Dr. Kieffer will be displayed somewhere in the building and she will be taped to the wall and hopefully not falling into the dirty pool of water!!  Help save Dr. Kieffer!

You can read more about the Benkadi Project for Clean Water here:

Project Change