515 East Merle Street
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-520-2785



CCSD21 a school is comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in Illinois.


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 8/22/21

August 24, 2021

Topic: Unassigned

Principal’s Message

Dear Twain Families,

It is hard to believe we are already back in full swing at Twain!  It was wonderful seeing all of our students return to school in person.  It was evident that there were huge smiles under each of their masks!

We are very excited for the fantastic year ahead!  We have an amazing staff to support each of our students and families.  I am confident there will be great things ahead!

I am thrilled to announce that we have an Assistant Principal, Mrs. Mónica Loveshe, who will join me in the front office at Twain.  We have several new staff members who have already been fabulous additions to the Twain family!

On Thursday, we welcome all of the adults to join us to see the new look at Twain, as well as meet our staff at Curriculum night.  The evening will begin with a live presentation by Monica and me, followed by two options to meet your child’s teacher.  We will record our presentation and send it to those who are attending virtually.  You may then choose to attend live or virtually- both sessions will be the same.  Prek-2 will have a live session in their classrooms from 5:30-6 and virtually from 6:15-6:45.  3-5 will hold a virtual presentation from 5:30-6 and live from 6:15-6:45.

Please reach out for any questions! We look forward to a wonderful year ahead!



School News
Curriculum Night
We are excited to welcome you to Twain on Thursday, August 26 to see our renovations and meet your child’s teachers!  Please join us outside for a welcome by Alyssa and Monica at 5PM.

5-5:15 All school welcome outside
5:30-6:00 PreK-2 Live Presentation in Classrooms
3-5 Virtual Presentations (classroom teachers will send the link)
6:15-6:45 PreK-2 Virtual Presentations (classroom teachers will send the link)
3-5 Live Presentation in Classrooms

Around The Campus
Skills to Know
As we prepare children to be successful in the real world, we want to make sure they have the knowledge they need.  Please make sure that your children know their first and last name, parents names, a phone number, their teacher’s name, and their grade to help keep everyone safe!
Picture Day
SMILE! It’s Picture Day!  Twain School will have picture day on Thursday September 2 at school.  Your student will go with their class to take their picture.  Masks can be removed to take pictures.  If you would like to order pictures, please visit the photographer’s website and enter the following code for Twain:  60353KF

Food Service
We are excited that students will all be provided with free breakfast and lunch each day.  Attached is the lunch menu for August.

Upcoming Dates
Curriculum Night – Thursday, August 26
Shield Testing – Every Tuesday
Picture Day – September 2
No School – Labor Day, Monday, September 6
No School – Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, September 7
No School – Yom Kippur, Thursday, September 16
Mobile Food Pantry – Wednesday, September 29