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515 East Merle Street
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-520-2785

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Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Twain Elementary School serves students through 5th grade. School starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

Principal's Message 11/14/21

November 15, 2021

Topic: Unassigned

Principal’s Message

Dear Twain Families,

It is hard to believe that Friday marked the end of the first trimester and we are already approaching Thanksgiving!

As we mentioned in our note on Thursday, we want to emphasize how important our Twain community is to us and we want to make sure that all of our students feel safe and comfortable.  Please reach out for any way we can support your students.

On Friday, November 19, report cards will be emailed home.  You will also be able to view them on the Parent Portal.  If you have not logged into the portal, we highly encourage you to do so.  You will be able to view grades throughout the trimester as well.  Click HERE for instructions on how to log on.  If you need your username information, you can email [email protected] and Alyssa can provide that information.  Additionally, our District Family Liaisons will be at Twain on Tuesday, November 16th at 9-10:30 to help.  Please stop by and we can walk you through the process!

We look forward to seeing all of our Twain families at Family-Teacher conferences on November 22 and 23.  It is important that ALL Twain families meet with their teachers to celebrate the successes of our students, as well as talk about the opportunities for growth throughout the year.  It truly takes a village to raise children, and we value the partnership between home and school!

As a reminder, there will be no student attendance for the entire week of 11/22-11/26.  We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and hope everyone has an enjoyable break!

Best,

Alyssa and Monica

School News
Parent Portal

Check out the Parent portal login information to sign up for the Parent Portal. It is important that ALL our families are connected to help us communicate academic progress.  If you would like help logging on, please join us at Twain on Tuesday, November 16th from 9-10:30 and we will be assisting families!

Attendance
Each day matters and makes a significant impact in a child’s learning.  Please help us in making sure our children are at school daily.  Over the past week, our 1st-5th graders attended an assembly to review the importance of attendance.  Make sure to watch the video HERE.  **Kindergarten will have their assembly on Monday!

Hats/Hoods
Please help us and remind your students that hats and hoods are not to be worn during the school day.
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As the weather starts to change, it is important that we are dressing appropriately for the temperature, as well as attending school every day.  We will monitor the weather, but students will be going outside as much as possible to get fresh air!  Please make sure your student has an appropriate coat, hat, gloves, and snow pants.  If you are in need of any of these items, please reach out!

Around The Campus
Pop Tabs
Throughout the district, we are collecting Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House.  Please help Twain and CCSD21 students collect as many pop tabs as possible.  You can send the tabs with your student and they can put them in the designated box in the office!
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Parent Portal
Check out the Parent portal login information to sign up for the Parent Portal. It is important that ALL our families are connected to help us communicate academic progress.  If you would like help logging on, please join us at Twain on Tuesday, November 16th from 9-10:30 and we will be assisting families!

CCSD21 Communication Survey
Have you participated in CCSD21’s Family Engagement and Communication Survey? The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and will provide valuable feedback on how families engage with our schools and opportunities to increase engagement. Please complete the survey one time for your family. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, November 17.

Have you checked out our Virtual Backpack?
Have you visited www.ccsd21.org/virtualbackpack? Be sure to bookmark this linkalt_text and check it frequently for news and information from organizations in our community.
After School Homework Club
We will be offering another session of the After School Homework Club.  There will be limited bus transportation provided.  The session will run from Monday, November 29 to Thursday, February 24.  Students can attend up to 4 days.  If you would like your student to participate, please reach out to [email protected].
CCSD21 Family Academy
Please join the Holmes strand feeder schools for a CCSD21 Family Academy on Friday, December 3 at 6:30PM at Holmes Middle School.  There will be free food and childcare, while you can attend a variety of sessions facilitated by our very own incredible staff!  Come engage in conversations about supporting your students!  You can fill out the form that was sent in Parent Square or you can just show up– RSVPs will help with planning and food! All sessions will be available in English and Spanish.
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Please make sure that your student is charging their Chromebook EVERY night and it comes to school fully charged and ready to support their learning activities.